This is a discussion on Clip draw Colt defender within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Has anyone used a clip draw on A Colt 1911 or for the Glock 23?? I like having the IWB holster but I wear 501 ...
Has anyone used a clip draw on A Colt 1911 or for the Glock 23?? I like having the IWB holster but I wear 501 levi and it just don't work with leather.
I have used a Clip Draw (CD) on both. The Clip Draw for the Glock works great so long as you use a Safe-T-Block with it. I would strongly recommed against Glock IWB with a CD with the stock trigger weight. With the stock connector and an Olive spring its a safer option.
As for 1911's, the universal CD is best for short barrels under 4". I once tried the 1911 specific CD with a 3" 1911 and the thing just about jumped out of my pants when I sat down or hitched up my pants. My 3" 1911 almost dropped to the floor while shopping at Sams. Thankfully I regained control under a baggy t-shirt and no one was there to see the look of surprise and shock on my face. It was almost the nightmare many of use have who do not carry a badge to explain ourselves.
You see, the 3" barrel is too short to counter balance the grip weight for IWB carry of a 1911. The universal clip grips much tighter than the 1911 CD and helps keep the short barrel down in the pants where it belongs.