I have two full size govt model 1911's ( Baer & Nighthawk ) and a C&S Carry Commander Officer ( commander length slide and officer grip ). I carry all three - but not at the same time! As stated in one of the above posts a quality 1 1/2" belt is a must. The full size 1911's are a bit heavy but with a good holster and belt they are very comfortable and fit flat to my side. I carry at about 3:30 and with a shirt hanging out there is no printing. My CCO with the officer grip is a bit smaller and easier to conceal. The beauty of a 1911 single stack is they are narrow with the drawback to some being the weight ( not an issue for me ). Good luck.