galco kingtuk holster 1911 5"

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    galco kingtuk holster 1911 5"

    I bought a galco kingtuk holster for a 5" 1911, carrying about 2:30-3:00 area and I have to sit slightly sideways when sitting down in a chair, is this normal? or will it break in eventually? It pokes the crap out of me, lol.

    Also it is fairly hard to remove one handed, I need to place my hand on the holster with my weakside while removing it with my strong hand....I'm guessing I need to either tighten my belt, or wait for it to break in a bit?

    I put the gun wrapped in a plastic bag overnight in the holster like some suggested as well.

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    Sounds like you NEED a good gun belt. Your king tuck is a good holster. I have a couple. They don't require a whole lot of breakin for the handgun. I have had to heat up the kydex and reform them to make retention better. I personally couldn't carry a 5" 1911 at 3 o'clock. My build doesn't allow it. Try 4-5 o'clock. A full size 1911 is a definate "hog leg". Most people I know that carry full size 1911's go OWB.

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    owb would make concealability very hard I think in the texas heat that is upcoming I'll try the 4-5 position like you suggested and report back soon.


    I'll look into a more sturdy belt as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevX View Post
    I bought a galco kingtuk holster for a 5" 1911, carrying about 2:30-3:00 area and I have to sit slightly sideways when sitting down in a chair, is this normal? or will it break in eventually? It pokes the crap out of me, lol.

    Also it is fairly hard to remove one handed, I need to place my hand on the holster with my weakside while removing it with my strong hand....I'm guessing I need to either tighten my belt, or wait for it to break in a bit?

    I put the gun wrapped in a plastic bag overnight in the holster like some suggested as well.

    I have the Galco KingTuk as well. Assuming you have a good gun belt, the holster itself will break in overtime with enough draws and re-holsters. At first the holster holds the gun very tightly this is normal, if you leave the gun in the holster at night and get a few dozen draws out of it it'll loosen up quite a bit. I've had mine for awhile and it still has some good retention on it (which is a good thing) but is easy to remove one handed.

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    Mine was tight when it was new. But as others have said, practice drawing from it daily and let the gun stay in the holster over night. The leather portion should break in well. Don't worry about ruffing up the leather side - its suppose to look like that. Over time you will be able to draw it easier.

    And if you haven't done it yet, get a good quality gun belt. I have problems carrying my 5" 1911 at the 3:00 position, but when I switch it to a 4:00 position, it a world of difference.

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    Yup. I tried 2:00, 2:30, 3, and 4 positions. 4o'clock felt the most comfortable when sitting and wayyyy more comfortable when standing.

    I think I found my sweet spot, now I just need a better belt.


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