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    Carrying full size 1911 concealed feedback

    today was the first day concealing the full size springer in an IWB milt sparks watch 6. NOT TOO BAD! To be honest the full size is no harder to conceal than my glock 26 and is more comfortable for me. It alot heavier than the G26 but has a flatter shape so it snugs up tight with more comfort for me.

    The 4" Kimber with the officers size grip is as concealable as a small j frame with just a t shirt but has alot more punch and I am a better shot with it than the j frame.

    NOW........for a great compromise between size and weight is the light weight commander!! That means a full size gun with less weight so my belt doesnt need to be as tight.

    Dont get me wrong, I still love the G26 AND the J frame as well but the 1911 is just so easy to carry there isnt any excuse not to have one on if desired.

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    LOL that is at least half the appeal of the 1911 , not only is it a fine " fighting platform " but also conceals like a much smaller gun , Non steel frames can mitigate the weight issue a bit , but imho the 5" will conceal as well or even better than shorter guns .
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    As i have said many times no big deal carrying a 5" 1911

    Only Reason i don't carry a 5" anymore is my new Suv has cushy seat and pushs on the barrel of a 5" 4 1/4th inch i dont have the problem

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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of M1911 fans here. You'll fit right in!

    Love that Commander! My EDC piece is a Series 80 LW Commander in a Brommeland MaxCon V. Never leave home without it!

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    Always liked the L. W. Commander's size and weight better than a full size all steel 1911.
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    +1! I also just got a full size 1911 (S&W 1911PD, Scandium frame) for carry in a MacDaniel II IWB from Andrews Gunleather. I agree that it is as comfortable and easy to conceal as most smaller firearms. Here is my rig:
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    Welcome to the forum.

    1911s are the easiest pistols for me to carry.
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    Yup, 1911's are much easier to carry than other full sized guns.

    I like the Colt L/W, its a fine gun.
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    Welcome from Eastern Idaho I also carry a full size Springer.
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    Another welcome, from another fan of 1911 carry. I carry a Govt length about half the time and a commander length, the other. I have no issues with the 5" whatsoever, but in hotter weather, the polymer coating of my commander length gun provides nice insurance against perspiration.

    My 1911s, inside my IWB Tucker Answer, are so comfortable that they are only noticable when NOT worn. ;)
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    First, welcome to the forum! Very nice weapons and photos.

    A 1911 in just about any configuration makes a fine CCW. I usually carry my 3" Kimber Ultra, but occasionally carry the 5" Desert Warrior in a Tucker HF1 outside the waistband. Nary a problem with concealment or comfort.

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    Welcome to the forum. I have never had problems carrying a 5 inch. I actually find it carries better then the smaller ones due to balance is better. Have fun here, lot of info and a lot of great people.

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    I carry a full size 1911 almost daily. A Les Baer TRS. A quality holster makes all of the difference. My concealed carry rig is a Milt Sparks Versa-Max II with an El Paso Saddlery belt. The thinner profile of the 1911 makes it easier for me to carry, but I do admit that I am looking at the XSE lightweight commander.

    BTW, that Tucker leather really looks good. One of these days I am going to have to pick up some for the Bar-B-Que gun.
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