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Old 01-02-2017, 10:28 AM
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If that thing ever goes off on accident you'll be singing soprano! lol
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:24 PM
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There's always Thunderwear or SmartCarry

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As someone that's seen someone shoot his right nut off, never get me near one of those things even if I'm not wearing it. Accident in that area is really bloody

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Old 01-02-2017, 03:53 PM
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My Alessi Bodyguard Shoulder Rig, In the winter Months, And my Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 for the Warmer & Summer Months, Conceal my full size Ruger SR 1911, with no problems at all for printing or otherwise.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:52 PM
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If that thing ever goes off on accident you'll be singing soprano! lol
I actually saw it happen once. Only lost his right nut, but it was bloody as heck.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:00 AM
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I carry the 1911 in a IWB belt slide, kidney or small of back. Carried that way the full sized 45 is more comfortable to me than when I carry the Taurus 85 in a front pocket holster.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:06 AM
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Talking That's really cocked and locked.

[QUOTE=Rangr44;1443250].

There's always Thunderwear or SmartCarry





Sure to get a giggle from your wife/girlfriend, & will make you think at least twice about keeping 1 in the chamber, but it works for DEEP DEEP concealment. Sew on some suspender buttons. With suspenders it becomes a nice shoulder rig & it will hold a compact sized pistol or revolver & spare mag/knife/flashlight, without
needing a belt nice & snug against the chest, under armpit.

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Old 01-03-2017, 12:49 PM
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I know how to and not to do a roll. However, I'm not going to the ground unless it's ABSOLUTELY necessary. It's difficult for me to imagine (unless I'm making a Dirty Harry movie) a scenario in which I would roll on the ground. I know from experience the kind of injuries people receive from even a gentle roll across the ground; a hard leap into a roll. uh, uh. Never lost my pistol from that holster.
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:32 PM
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Ummm, you do know they make shorter 1911's, right???

I CCW a Springfield Armory Milspec Champion. It has the 4" barrel. Way easier to conceal than the 5".

Alien Gear, and a good belt for CCW.

When out in the wood, I open carry. Nylon side holster from Uncle Mike's. Cheap, but works.

I'm looking at getting a Yanqui holster to try next.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:33 PM
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My 1911A1 goes either in my Galco shoulder rig or a slide OWB at 4:00. my 44 Pug goes IWB at 4:00 in a Deep Cover. Loose shirt over all.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:22 AM
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Pro Crimson Carry II. Kimber 4" barrel. Had to pull it out of my Simply Rugged Crossdraw on my left side to read the exact model. Works for me with a Duluth Traders longtail T. I'm short and 20 pounds overweight and it is concealed but at times not invisible. I do have a box full of currently un-used holsters like most of you guys. Some work and some don't. Do most of you guys use a liner (undershirt) to keep the gun and holster from eating your hide? I use coolmax shirts always under my body armor at work. I haul crooks for a living.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:38 PM
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If I carry one of 1911s it was always my old Colt LW Commander 45acp, great old one from 74. When I was in uniform it had to be my issue revolver. Plain clothes or off duty was the old Colt. Now has been replace by a Springfield Range Officer Compact in 9mm. Slimmer and trimmer, which I was, and a very accurate 1911 too.
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:23 PM
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There's 1911's from full size down to the Sig P238 (380 cal), Kimber Micro, Springfield EMP, Super carrys with 3"bbls
In calibers from 380 to 45acp. I carry 1911s concealed in a chest band spandex holster, sometimes a micro 9, sometimes my Sig C3. It's not impossible. Some of the smaller 45s are pretty easy to hide.
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:22 AM
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With 1911's......think THIN! that's how they carry so well.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:29 AM
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I know how to and not to do a roll. However, I'm not going to the ground unless it's ABSOLUTELY necessary. It's difficult for me to imagine (unless I'm making a Dirty Harry movie) a scenario in which I would roll on the ground. I know from experience the kind of injuries people receive from even a gentle roll across the ground; a hard leap into a roll. uh, uh. Never lost my pistol from that holster.
ANYONE could be taken by surprise & end up on the ground before their "superior situational awareness" light ever turned red. I never took Mike Tyson to be a great philosopher but everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:01 PM
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I'm kinda amazed at the guys saying the 1911 isn't a good option for concealed carry. I'm 5'7" and 220 lbs. and work in the public domain. I've carried full sized 1911's all day, every day since 2005 with no problem. This success is contingent upon several factors that greatly enhance concealment and comfort.

First, I've found that pistols with alloy frames are a bit more comfy and don't sag as much. Second, I've found that the belt and holster is more critical than whatever pistol I might choose. Specifically, the belt must be very stiff and 1 1/2" wide (1 1/4" for women). The holster should be either leather or kydex of the IWB species.

I have not been able to find anything that beats the Milt Sparks Versa Max II or Criterion. I prefer my 1911 to have 5" barrel and I wear it at between 3 and 4 oclock. I wear a large variety of shirts untucked and seem to have little trouble concealing my weapon. I am very alert to any printing that might be happening, but rarely have any problems. I can also draw the pistol very quickly with this system.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:24 AM
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I'm kinda amazed at the guys saying the 1911 isn't a good option for concealed carry. ...

I have not been able to find anything that beats the Milt Sparks Versa Max II or Criterion.
I use the Versa now. Absolutely love it. Pistol is a bobtail Kimber with a 4" tube.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:16 AM
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Hiding a 1911

Not all men are created equal. Don Knotts might not have concealed a 1911 well, but Hulk Hogan? No problem. When I was a young fat guy my Colt Series 70 hid pretty well, now that I'm an old fat guy, it hides even better. Broader shoulders hides a shoulder holster better. Your posture makes a difference too. If you are always hunched forward, a back carry will not hide well. Stove pipe pants will not hide an ankle holster with a big pistol very well. Lots of variables to consider. If it just wont hide, try something smaller framed.

I recall a young lady had a Colt Combat Commander she back carried in a belly band pancake holster. When she stayed up and square shouldered you never knew it was there and she was all of 5 feet tall and 110 pounds when wet.

A good concealed carry fit is like a marriage, when it's right you just know it, and no one else does.
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