1911 spare MTAC body question?

1911 spare MTAC body question?

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    Question 1911 spare MTAC body question?

    ok so i have a MTAC and i love it of course. but i recently got a RIA tactical 1911 5" and my best friend has a Colt 1991A1 Compact that I'm going to buy from him.

    So my question...the spare minotaur bodies for the 1911's come in 3-5 inch bodies. The minotaur body i have for my glock 27 will fit any 40 cal glocks. So why does the 1911 come in different sizes? I want eventually to have a 3in 1911.

    So what i'm wondering is can the 3in minotaur body fit all 1911's? Anybody have any experience in this.

    I'm emailing them asap just wondering if anyone has any insight/thoughts.

    As always thanks again for your guys' help.
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    No... your glock is a different platform all together. A 1911 won't fit. A 5" 1911 would stick out of a 3" 1911 holster by two inches (if it's open ended). Conversly, a 3" 1911 would be too short in a 5" 1911 holster but, the gun will go inside it. Sorry!!
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    i think either i wrote this wrong or you misunderstood me.

    Will a 3" MTAC 1911 body fit a 5" 1911?

    I understand a glock body won't fit a 1911 gun.
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    The length of extension on the dust cover of a 1911 is going to differ between officer, commander and gov't sizes. I would imagine that a 3" 1911 could fit in an insert made for a 5" gun, but not the other way around.

    I got to thinking that a 3" insert would propably work for a 5" gun, so long as the end of the kydex is left open.

    I went to their site, and it looks like you can get the holser a couple different wasy, based on whether you want it to fit multiple versions of the same platform. From the site...

    "The "Slide" version allows you to use one holster for similar guns of different lengths (such as Glock 9mm, .40, and .357's). The Slide is typically slightly longer than the shortest gun of the series, and left open so the excess barrel length on longer guns can "slide" through the end of the holster. A "Full-Coverage" version can be ordered by selecting your specific gun model."

    I would prefer to have one enclosed, as it would propably keep more debris/lint away from the muzzle end of the gun, but if you want it to be more flexible for you, that might be the way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    The length of extension on the dust cover of a 1911 is going to differ between officer, commander and gov't sizes. I would imagine that a 3" 1911 could fit in an insert made for a 5" gun, but not the other way around.
    I see what your saying thanks for your quick response.
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    MTAC.... delete The front site of a longer gun in a shorter holster may be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911PKR View Post
    MTAC.... delete The front site of a longer gun in a shorter holster may be a problem.
    So your saying it will fit more then likely but there could be issues.
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    I guess it really depends on how far up the gun they cut off the kydex. If you order it for a 3" gun and with an open end, it will not accept a larger gun if the kydex is molded around the end of the dust cover.

    I haven't had any personal experience with your situation, but I would get a length of insert for the gun you plan to carry. There's something about a couple inches of the muzzle protruding past the holster, and able to grab on clothing material in a draw, that doesn't sit well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    I guess it really depends on how far up the gun they cut off the kydex. If you order it for a 3" gun and with an open end, it will not accept a larger gun if the kydex is molded around the end of the dust cover.

    I haven't had any personal experience with your situation, but I would get a length of insert for the gun you plan to carry. There's something about a couple inches of the muzzle protruding past the holster, and able to grab on clothing material in a draw, that doesn't sit well.
    Agreed. Thanks for the help sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrise2004 View Post
    So your saying it will fit more then likely but there could be issues.
    Yep...
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    I think what 1911PKR is saying is, get a 5" and carry any length in it you want, don't get one with an open end, and have 1/2 you gun hanging out of the end. Too much goin' on there... your front sight could snag your panties on a draw!


    Or... do like 1911PKR, and carry IWB... while going commando
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    No NEED to call YFZ "Sir".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911PKR View Post
    No NEED to call YFZ "Sir".



    Thank you both for the info...and the laughs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911PKR View Post
    No NEED to call YFZ "Sir".



    Actually... it's "Dr."

    thanks

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    They make "slide" versions of many MTAC bodies that are designed precisely to fit multiple lengths of the same frame.

    I'd drop Comp-Tac a line and ask them if there is a suitable 1911 slide that fits the sizes you want.

    Offhand, though, I would wonder if an Officer frame could fit in a holster for a Commander of Government sized 1911. But ask their customer service to be sure...
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