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Tuckable IWB for 5" 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Freakhouse, Jun 22, 2004.

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  1. Freakhouse

    Freakhouse Member

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    Are there any holster manufactures that carry a full size 1911 tuckable holster, and if so, is this even a feasible way to carry one? I have been carrying on a standard slide holster for the past year and a half, and need some way to carry without a cover-up jacket. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. PCRCCW

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    Going from OWB carry to a tuckable may be a stretch for most. The benefit is most tuckable holsters can be worn as a plain IWB also.
    Try a good IWB holster with a shirt that covers it...no jacket required.
    You have about 5" less gun to cover up for IWB vs OWB when carrying a fullsize 1911.......thats alot of cover garment to loose also.

    Shoot well
     
  3. Southern Raider

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    Milt Sparks Versa Max II. The kydex clips for tuckable use are an extra now.
     
  4. Freakhouse

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    I have been looking at the Comp-Tac C-T.A.C., and the Milt Sparks VM II. Is there a benefit to having either Leather or Kydex? Which would conceal better, or is there even a difference? Finally, does anybody have a specific preference for one over the other, and why?

    Thanks again for any input. :)
     
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    Both are solid companies and offer good stuff.
    The difference in Kydex and Leather is everything...its a personal taste and function thing. If you live in a state that rains/humidity is 100% all of the time or you are shooting competition with your CCW setup....Kydex may be better. Other than that Id take leather anytime........
    Its a matter of what is gonna work for you!..........Shoot well.
     
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    I'm with Smoke

    I carry a Para Tac Four, a double stack .45 , exclusively in a leather tuckable IWB called the Texas Heritage from Tucker Gunleather. I am completley satisfied. I also carry a G22 in one of these holsters. In cool weather I don't tuck because I always have a cover garment; in summer I tuck it and it is very discreet, secure, and comfortable for all-day wear. Great folks to do business with.

    I'm talking about walking around in a white dress shirt and tie in an office setting with a big auto hidden on my person. Neat.
     
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    Sweet. Thanks a lot guys. That definately gives me a place to start. I've heard that Milt Sparks has quite a waiting list, but I'm leaning in that direction at the moment. Later!
     
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    And nobody notices the two big black clips hanging over your belt?

    --wally.
     
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    Yes.

    Kydex is hard, and hurts, leather is soft, conforms to your body, and doesn't.

    I started with a kydex, and went through a Galco to a Sparks VM II.

    I'll never look at anything else.

    Lightning Arms carries the Sparks, and can deliver it quickly.

    Costs more, of course, but I've never seen anyone work so hard for so little.

    Call Lightning Arms, and buy the Sparks.

    Everything else is worth, well, less.

    Good luck!
     
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    Nobody notices

    the black clips **unless they already know what they are**. From all angles you can only see one at a time anyway. In almost all environments, people just don't expect you to be carrying a pistol, so they just don't see it.

    There was a discussion about this a while back here, to wit: what do you tell people who ask what those clips or snaps are? Most people, as I said above, don't really think about it anyway, but only once have I ever been asked, by a nurse while she was assisting me in a procedure which required her to stand directly behind me for about 30 minutes. I said that the belt was a dress belt designed to be usable as a gunbelt, and the clips are for when I want to attach a holster to it. Seeing no gun, she naturally took those (true) words to mean that I wasn't carrying at the time, just wearing my gunbelt.
     
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    Ditto on the Tucker Gunleather. High quality, fast delivery.

    Do you carry a pager, cell phone, or such on your belt? If so, use an over-the-belt clip in front and a J-hook in back. PM me and I'll go over how to combine the carry to disguise the hook.
     
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    I must respectfully differ on the view that Kydex is uncomfortable. I carry an XD 4" in a Blade-Tech UCH tuckable holster. I was carrying my Pro Carry in a Mitch Rosen WKM. The Blade-Tech is much more comfortable than the leather Mitch Rosen. While the leather does flex a little more, the UCH is smoother and has more surface area against the skin to keep the gun away. The result is less rubbing/friction, and no getting gouged with the gun. Comfort is more than just the flexability of the holster--at least that is the lesson I learned from using both holsters. I plan to offer the WKM up for sale later in the year and pick up a UCH for a full-size 1911. I probably will carry that a bit more in the winter when I am wearing more clothes to cover it.

    GR
     
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    Tucker gun leather

    The "Answer" IWB cannot be beat even by the VM2.
     
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    A Sparks Versa Max 2 is worth the wait. Match it up with a good belt though.
     
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