best way to carry full-sized 1911 concealed

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    best way to carry full-sized 1911 concealed

    Howdy. Could you 1911 enthusiasts suggest how you've best found to carry the full sized one concealed? I've tried, and the biggest problem for me is the end of the grip wanting to be visible. Carrying IWB at 3 o'clock with a holster that rides the gun high seems to be the best I've found, but I'm a noob. Thanx much.

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    I carried one for several months in a Fobus OWB holster. I wore larger t-shirts and camp style shirts. It wasn't very comfortable mostly due to the fact that my belt was crappy. It can be done.

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    What cant?

    Does the holster you're using provide any forward cant? I've found that this forward cant helps hide the grip by keeping it in closer to the body, particularly if I wear it just behind the hip bone.
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    I've found on any full size gun, regardless of style gun, a forward cant works best for concealing. I personally like the Tucker "Cover Up". You can change the type of belt clips as well as the amount of cant you want in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tseabourn View Post
    Does the holster you're using provide any forward cant? I've found that this forward cant helps hide the grip by keeping it in closer to the body, particularly if I wear it just behind the hip bone.
    Agreed! I just got a convertible holster from CCholsters and I had him do it with a 22 degree cant instead of the standard 15 that most holsters have. The difference is huge. The thinner you are the more a steeper cant will help you.
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    I carried one for a long time in a Comptac C-TAC. It was a lot easier to hide than the Glock 23 that I carry now.
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    Usually around 4:00, just past the point of the hip in either a Milt Sparks Summer Special (IWB) or a Horseshoe Leather #28 (OWB). Even with a slam pad on the mag (e.g., Wilson 47D) I have to work to make it print obviously.
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    Inside the Waist Band in something such as a Tucker Answer, Supertuck,M-tac or any of the other fine holsters you will find on this forum.

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    I carry a Browning Hi-Power in a Milt Sparks Holsters #1 Heritage or a High Noon Tail Gate horsehide; both of them IWB. When wearing the Tail Gate it is a little easier to conceal because the holster has a metal clip, and then I can twist it a little to make the cant steeper if necessary. I carry about 3:30 – 4:30 depending of the attire. A member of this forum told me about the C. Rusty Sherrick - Vertical Belt Holsters U.S. High Ride which is an OWB holster. I think that the U.S. High Ride should work very well with the BHP and 1911; this holster rides very high.
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    I have carried mine for years at the 3:30-4:00 position with it canted forward and only covered by a t-shirt in the summer works fine for me.

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    A 15-20 degree cant with a good holster and belt should solve your problem.
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    I carry a 1911 as my EDC, I prefer IWB @ about 4 to 4:30, I use a Milt Sparks VM II. I would recommend for a larger hangun that you invest in a quality leather gunbelt, which I think is a must. I find carrying a 1911 no different than carrying any other handgun, it is all in what you get use to and how you carry. Just my 2 cents.
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