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This is a discussion on Appendix carry holster for 4" 1911? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have found that AIWB carry works best for my needs. I carry a SA Champion 1911 with a 4" barrel and need a good ...
I have found that AIWB carry works best for my needs. I carry a SA Champion 1911 with a 4" barrel and need a good holster for it. Most of the ones I see are for 4.25" 1911's. Can anyone direct me to some nice holsters? Cost is not an issue. The Supertuck I have leaves the end of the slide exposed and gets scratched up bad when I carry. Thanks in advance!
Any thoughts about this one? I just got done making it today. It's a new design for me:
I use this one for my Glock 19 and 23. Comfortable and well made. I carry at one o'clock.
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I don't know how you can carry a 4"1911 appendix... I'm just too darn fat!
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Some here have shown holsters with a cant, and I doubt that you would want to have a cant with appendix carry.OMO
Here is an holster that will work for ya'... http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/holster/1.htm
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I always think it's funny when someone asks for recommendations on Appendix holsters and people recommend holsters with 15 degree cant or holsters that no way could be worn in the appendix position. In my quest for the perfect appendix holster, I can categorically tell you that there are only a handful of holsters out there that work the best for appendix carry. Some makers just try and take a regular summer special type holster add no cant to it and try and call it an appendix carry holster. Well that just doesn't work very well. I have a suggestion for you.......................don't take advice on appendix carry from someone who has never seriously carried in that position.
With that said, I have been EDCing AIWB for the past 2 years and I have some recommendations for you. Buy a appendix holster from a company that uses their product and makes it for that purpose. BTW, I have yet to find a leather holster maker that makes a AIWB holster that is as conceal-able as a Kydex holster. Leather just seems to make the holster to bulky. Some makers that I like are:
1. Dale Fricke Dale sells the Archangel exclusively through Gabe Suarze webstore at One Source Tactical.
2. Alabama Holster Company
3. Threat Solutions Holsters
4. FIST I would get this holster with the slotted leather snap loop.
I personally wear the Dale Fricke Archangel with a Springfield Champion, a Springfield 5" TGO II, a Glock 19 and 17. I like Dale's holsters the best because of the two rubber pull-the-dot straps he uses on the Archangel. They are spaced a little wider than normal which allows you to straddle a belt loop on your pants if needed. The straps allow the holster to move a little while seated which helps with comfort. The straps can be changed for different size belts also. He sets the ride height of the holster at the perfect position. Low enough to conceal well, but high enough to be able to get a full combat grip from the draw. Retention is great because of two screws you can crank down on as much as you want or not.
Appendix carry can be done comfortably and with good conceal-ability with a 4" 1911, but it takes a purposely built AIWB holster to do it. I do it comfortably everyday.
Archangel with 5" 1911...................and yes I can sit down, tie my shoes and drive comfortably.
Archangel with Glock 17
Archangel with Bobtailed Springfield Champion
But what I'm curious about is how your slide gets scratched if you're carrying inside your waistband. Does it rub against your zipper, or the rivets if you wear jeans? Chain mail underwear?
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