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How Do You Conceal Your "1911" With a 5" Barrel?

This is a discussion on How Do You Conceal Your "1911" With a 5" Barrel? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by dlcrouch It's just a matter of picking the right concealment garment David Byrne and "the suit." You could conceal a Thompson in ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlcrouch View Post
    It's just a matter of picking the right concealment garment
    David Byrne and "the suit."

    You could conceal a Thompson in that.
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    You could always carry a 5" 1911 the same way a security guard I knew in PR did....in an ankle holster.

    ...but, I really don't recommend it unless you want to trip on the muzzle and overdevelop the leg muscles on the leg where the gun is.

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    I have a Galco IWB Royal Guard and its comfy and easy to get to. I carry cocked and locked as you say too and its more comfortable most of the time than my Galco cop three slot holster OWB.

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    I use a Ted Blocker model 12 IWB with a thumb break. Big shirt or jacket covers it nicely. I have the same thing for my Sig 226 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Realleycat View Post
    You can't go wrong with a couple of Brommeland's with a Wilderness 5 Stitch....
    How does Wilderness belt fit and does it hold the weight of a full size 1911 well? I am thinking about one because my old belt srunk some how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compgun View Post
    How does Wilderness belt fit and does it hold the weight of a full size 1911 well? I am thinking about one because my old belt srunk some how.
    I have used the Wilderness Belt(s) for some time. They hold up my 1911 very well. I would go with the 5 stitch because of the extra stiffening. I use them for both IWB and OWB without any problems. I also like them because of the infinite adjustment available. You don't have to hunt for just the right hole to use!
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    I carry a 5" blued, C&L, in a Glaco NSA II IWB holster.

    Now that all of the acronyms are out of the way, I am not crazy about the holster. A little thin, and tends to nosedive into the waistband. Reholstering is a pain, but for now it serves what I need.

    I am going to get something like what [u]Thumper[/i] showcased. (Starting a new holster box.)

    I prefer to carry inside the waistband. Usually a T-shirt and the loudest print shirt I can find (drives my wife nuts, she hates them).

    I don't find printing to be much of a problem, but where I live, and the way I think, I don't care if someone sees it.
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    Cocked and Locked
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    Full Sized 1911

    I carry a stainless 1991A1 Colt in .45ACP. The IWB holster and mag pouch are from Gary Brommeland, frequent poster here. Bought it in the late '90s and carried ever since with zero trouble. I also carry some CCW guns in a variety of Fist holsters, all but the N frame IWB. I live in FL, and usually just use an untucked Tshirt or polo one size too big. Off duty, I'm pretty casual. It hides fine, most sheep never notice I exist, much less what's on my belt. I strongly feel printing problems are 90% psycological.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    Not exactly. When it was first designed, Browning did not even incorporate a thumb safety. The gun that the Government fell in love with was the J. M. Browning designed M-1910;



    Notice, it has no thumb safety at all. The US Calvary requested a safety of some sort be incorporated into the weapon system so that our mounted troopers would not have to let go of the reins to place the M1910 (M1911 w/ the safety) into a safe condition, Colt designers came up with the thumb safety. The C&L option was intended to be used only until the trooper was dismounted and could safely place the weapon in Condition 3 carry as called for by the military.

    So technically, the idea of the cock & locked condition as we call it, originated with the US Calvary and was implemented by Colt and the Ordnance Department. So, I would think if J.M.B. had originally intended for in to be carried cocked & locked, it would have had that feature to begin with and not by the later incorporation at the behest of the US Government? The claim could be made that the M-1911 was designed to be carried C&L, just not by J.M.B., but I don't believe that to be true either. I think "Cocked & Locked" is just a side benefit of John Moses Browning's genius.
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    You know me Ping, I love the history of the ol' warhorse.
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    Sparks versa Max II. Cocked and locked,the only proper way to carry one. Drawing? It's what you get accustomed to. I have no problems with presentation speed and I'm a short guy with a full size pistola.

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    I actually carry my 5 inch 1911 OWB most often as its the most comfortable for me. I can conceal it just fine with a polo shirt.

    I always carry cocked and locked.

    stainless and blued

    No problems drawing whether IWB or OWB
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    Always cocked and locked.
    OWB 3:30 position
    long loose tshirt covers or I have tact vests also.
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    Ok, I'll play...

    Always, condition one.

    For warmer weather:



    For jacket weather:




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