Need some hand holding- want to carry IWB Condition 1 in a hybrid holster!

Need some hand holding- want to carry IWB Condition 1 in a hybrid holster!

This is a discussion on Need some hand holding- want to carry IWB Condition 1 in a hybrid holster! within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Alright, folks. It's time I enter the 21st century! For over 20 years I've had a CCW permit and carried Condition 1. The only guns ...

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    Need some hand holding- want to carry IWB Condition 1 in a hybrid holster!

    Alright, folks. It's time I enter the 21st century! For over 20 years I've had a CCW permit and carried Condition 1. The only guns I've ever carried were ones I could carry this way, including my Browning Hi-Power, HK USP, and Colt Commander. Most of the time I've worn either a Miami Classic or a Gun Runner "fanny pack." My problem is mental (er, that didn't come out right!). All of the holsters I've used in the past had a thumb break. Now it might be silly after carrying C1 for decades to be convinced that the little strip of leather between the hammer and the frame was really a safety, but it's like a security blanket. Never in all those years did the hammer over fall and get arrested on the thumb break, so obviously the problem is in my head.

    So can anyone chime in that carries a BHP or 1911 in a Supertuck, Theis, King Tuck, etc? Thanks!
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    I have a full size 1911 Kimber in a Galco Summer Comfort on my side as I type this. It is the holster that I use most of the time, although when I am at the range I usually use a Galco Avenger OWB holster. Have been using the Sumer Comfort for about 2 1/2 to 3 years. It not a hybrid, but it is IWB and does not have a strap/thumbreak, etc. I've never had a problem with it.
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    I carried my 1911 for 5 years in a Garrity Incognito at 3:00 - always Condition 1. I haven't managed to shoot myself yet. Recently I stepped it up a notch, and now I carry a Glock at 12:00 IWB - also Condition 1. A quality gun won't just "go off". Keep the trigger protected, and take your time reholstering.

    If you really aren't comfortable with the idea - just carry an unloaded gun around the house in your holster with the hammer cocked and safety off for a while. If nothing can get to the trigger - nothing is going to happen.

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    Have been carrying a Micro-Compact 1911 for more than eight years in a Wild Billís Covert Carry open top holster. No strap, thumb break and no worries.

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    I can't help you with this,as my department requires some active retention on any holster, so I have to have it
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    Been carrying a Kimber that way, every day for about 2 years now in a CBST. "Snaps" right into place and is a tight, secure fit while you're wearing it. It's never fallen out and is about as comfortable and forgettable as your wallet in your back pocket. It's at least worth giving it a try for sure but it's worked very well for me.
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    There is nothing anyone on this board can write that will alleviate your fear/concern. The best thing you can try is to carry it unloaded around the house for a bit. You will see that your thumb safety holds and the hammer doesn't drop on its own.

    Irrational fears are a pain. Good luck getting over yours.
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    I have tried a few hybrids and the MTAC works the best for me. My preference is, however, a Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro in leather.
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    The major difference between going from owb carry to iwb carry is the reholstering, especially when carrying condition 1. Negligent discharge or accidental discharge, whichever you want to call it,
    happen most of the time when reholstering in a IWB carry. The trigger gets caught on the shirt, holsters, belt, pants, whatever and goes off. There are ways to prevent this but mainly you need to practice taking your time and removing anything that could grap the trigger when you reholster.

    I carry Springfield XDm's and with the grip safety I can just put my thumb on the back of the slide and no matter what grabs the trigger without my grip compressing the grip safety the trigger won't go off.
    Same with the 1911's. I love this feature.

    I also use mostly Kydex holsters, which give good retention and a positive click into place. I know as long as there in that holster the chance of discharge isn't going to happen. I also keep me guns loaded
    and ready. I feel it keeps you sharp on handleing your pistol when you know it's always loaded. Plus, especially with 1911 style pistols most accidents seem to occur during the loading and cocking process before the safety is put on. So the less times you do this the better.

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    I have been carrying for almost 4 years. For the first three, I almost exclusively carried my Kimber custom II in a crossbreed supertuck in condition 1. I never once had the hammer fall or thumb safety flick off inadvertantly. That is all the hand holding I can give you. My wife likes to keep me to herself.

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    Carry a Colt Combat Commander in a home made leather OWB holster with no other retention than the molded holster for years with no ND's
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    I carry my 1911 full size & 3 1/2 (in Condition 1) IWB in a MTAC and OWB in a D.M. Bullard Bodyguard. Never had a problem drawing or reholstering. The MTAC is height & cant adjustable.
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    Need some hand holding- want to carry IWB Condition 1 in a hybrid holster!

    I carry a Glock in a hybrid IWB.

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    Condition 1 requires a manual thumb safety. IMHO, the manual thumb safety is a clear, present, visible, audible "CLICK" that MORE than compensates for being able to...see the hammer without a strap. I carry a custom BHP (with ambi 1911-style thumb safety) in a Remora IWB with reinforced top. It's just to what you grow accustomed, 'cause once I feel/hear/see that upward "CLICK" I'm more comfortable/confident re-holstering my BHP than I am my GLOCK 19.
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    I use a Supertuck for my Kimber & Colts 1911 & my new fav. a leather Milt Sparks VM 2 IWB for my Browning Hi-Power always in condition one. Well almost always at first I had your same concerns so what I did was to carry cocked & locked with an empty chamber! Well after a few days carrying like that & the saftey never unlocking, I began condition one carry all the time & never looked back.

    The 1911's grip saftey is a great comfort in that regaurd as is the smaller Hi-Power saftey.

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