Anybody Carry a Full Size 1911?

Anybody Carry a Full Size 1911?

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    Question Anybody Carry a Full Size 1911?

    I'm lusting after one of the Sig 1911s (second generation). I notice the carry model is not that much shorter than the full size.

    Interested in your opinions.


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    My main carry gun is a 5" all steel 1911. Get a good belt and a good holster and you're good to go.

    The one problem with the Sig GSR models is that the slide is shaped differently and some have had issues getting them to fit in their holsters made for a standard 1911.

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    Get a SW1911, you won't regret it! I carry mine in a VMII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
    Get a SW1911, you won't regret it! I carry mine in a VMII.
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    I love the way they shoot and feel, but they tend to print...badly. Even the bob-tailed ones. YMMV.
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    I started carrying a SW 40VE double stack. It was much too large for my first carry piece. I then went to a Kahr P9 and have loved it ever since.

    About three years later, I got a series 70 government model, and I haven't carried anything since.
    I'm married to my Kahr.

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    I alternate between a full size Les Baer and a Pro sized Kimber. I have holsters for both OWB abd IWB for the full size and right now only OWB for the Pro size, at least until my new IWB from TTgunleather arrives. Usually wear an untucked and unbuttoned shirt over a tucked in black t-shirt. No problems at all.
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    I am carrying a full size Springfield 1911 A1 as I type this. Not my every day carry rig however. I carry a Kahr Arms P9 most of the time. The 1911 is just too heavy for my Monday - Thursday attire. Casual Fridays and weekends I am in jeans.
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    I sometimes carry my Spingfield mil-spec in a shoulder holster when riding my bike (Harley, not bicycle). Conceals well under a heavy leather jacket, and easier to get to while riding than my usual IWB Glock 30.

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    I carry a full-sized Bobtailed Colt daily IWB, even in the Phoenix summers.
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    I carry this and usually forget it is there.

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    I don't carry a full-size 1911 yet... but am close. My new Kimber Custom TLE II is almost broken in and ready. Not really that much harder to conceal than my bhp.

    I've been wearing the Kimber around in a Wilson Combat holster (3:22ish) at the house and the home range. I don't forget it's there but it' actually pretty comfortable.
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    Yep, This is my SA Mil Spec with a few personal touches in a HBE Leatherworks COM III (Great holster). Carried it constantly til I got a great deal on a SA Champion which I really fell in love with. Still occasionally wear it and no problems concealing it and I'm a whole 5' 7" topping out at 170 lbs..
    You have to have a quality belt to make it comfortable and pull it in tight.



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    If you don't have a 1 1/2" thick leather belt your gonna be walking around with your trousers gang banger style,I need a bette belt than the one i got due to it still stretches over time and i've had to put a couple extra holes in it

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    I'm not carrying one yet but I 'm researching my first 1911. I don't plan to use it as my primary carry gun, but it will be my "BBQ" gun to carry OWB and on special occasions.
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