1911 shoulder holster question

1911 shoulder holster question

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    1911 shoulder holster question

    This is more of a gnereal question about the carry technique than anything else, a good shoulder holster isn't really in the works for me right now, and I'm not gonna buy a cheap nylone one. Someone here will have an answer that I am just missing right now. Anyways, I carry my 1911A1 cocked and locked, like it should be done. My question is this, with a 1911 in a horizontal shoulder holster, how does the thumb break keep the weapon in place, since the hammer is back? or does it have to be carried with the hammer down ( a general no-no since that would be down on a empty chamber or full one, neither a good idea.) I dunno, just something that I thought of while lookin through the forums. I'm sure somone will have an answer to this that will fill in the blanks in my mind. Thanks for the input.
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    Like they say a picture is worth a thousand words, hope this helps.

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    10-4, thanks, sometimes things just don't quite click in my mind
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    Nice rig and pistols.......

    I never felt comfortable with a shoulder rig on, but that setup should be well balanced.
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    Looks Comfortable...

    Fine looking pistols too...

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    A cheap Nylon holster is NOT any sort of rig in which to be carrying a 1911 cocked and locked. It's just not safe. You owe it to yourself to spring for a decent holster. You ought to be able to find one for around 80 bucks, give or take 20. Your life and wellbeing are worth that, aren't they? If you can't afford a good holster yet, wait and then buy a decent holster when you can.

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    I have no intentions of buying a cheap nylon one, somehow that got cut out and confused in the origional post. Guess I shouldn't write history papers and post at the same time. Although my parents are looking for a Christmas gift idea, and I suggested a Galco Miami Classic, tried one out when I bought my pistol, and I liked it. So we will see what happens there.
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    Oh, I'm sorry -- I misread your original post, unless you edited since. I'm glad you're not doing that. My bad.

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    No problem, I did edit it. Thanks for lookin out. Now I gotta go read through my history paper and make sure it doesnt talk about the Native Americans not using cheap nylon holsters
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    Shoulder Holster

    As noted earlier, the strap that secures the "cocked and locked" 1911in the shoulder holster also acts as a "block" between hammer and firing pin.

    I have a Galco Miami Classic that I wore most of today with a 3.5" Para OPS .45. I find it quite comfortable as the configuration spreads the weight out across my back. I'm not big on snaps; but it is obviously necessary on a horizontal holster.

    If you decide on a new Galco, get in touch with me.

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    The Galco is something I will prolly get eventually, but not for some time unless the parents come through. I do have an order in with mark at Crossbreed though, that should be showing up sometime in the next month.
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    I know I've said it before.
    One of the nicest shoulder holsters is the Louis Alessi rig.
    The firearm is inserted in the holster and then the firearm is retained by a one way snap that is snapped down over the front of the trigger guard.
    There is no retention strap to unsnap as an added step before drawing the firearm.
    Simply tugging on the firearm automatically unsnaps the snap and the gun is then free to present to the intended target.
    It's a very clean & smooth holster operating system and very fast.
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    Well although I don't use my cheap nylon shoulder holster much since I bought the MCV from Brommeland, I do still use it on occassion and don't have any problems with it. sometimes just because something is cheap in price doesn't mean it isn't a good product. you can carry a single firearm and mag pouch or buy two holsters and have double firearms. it does have thumb breaks for the firearm, and I would like to know how exactly they are not safe? Maybe Phil could explain?
    I got alot of use out of that 40 dollar setup, and don't have a problem using it more if the needs arrises. in fact my brother borrowed it and carries his 1911 in it everyday until he figures out what he wants to buy...
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    That is a hell of a nice rig and those 1911's are beautiful pistols, AnimalKracker. Did you get that rig here locally or online?

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    I have three shoulder rigs and I am here to tell you I do not care for them. I thought a shoulder rig would work for me while driving, I bought one, and I soon learned the handgun tends to move backward and out of your reach. Regards, Richard

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