Anyone carry a 1911 AIWB (1-2 o'clock)?
I currently carry a Glock 19 IWB at about 1:30. I am considering looking for a 1911 to use as a CCW as well. I'm curious if anyone carries their 1911 appendix style. Any issues or recommendations (pro or con) to carrying a 1911 this way as opposed to other types of guns? Thanks!
Small 1911 might work best
I haven't carried a 1911 in appendix position IWB, but have carried a Kahr MK9 and a Walther PPK in that position. It is my impression that appendix carry works best with handguns having a short barrel and grip. The short barrel will prevent the muzzle from digging into your thigh when you sit, and the short grip will prevent the grip end from sticking out from your body and printing on your cover garment.
So if I were going to carry a 1911 that way, I think I would use one with an Officer's size grip and a 3 or 3.5 inch barrel. I have a Colt Defender that would be my first choice.