Anyone carry a 5 inch 1911 IWB?

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    Anyone carry a 5 inch 1911 IWB?

    Just wondering who does. I picked up my first 1911 today and thought about getting a shell for my M-Tac. I was also thinking about just getting a OWB holster for it. Any thoughts? What would you do?
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    I sometimes carry a 5" Govt IWB in a Milt Sparks VMII. It is quite comfortable and concealable. I am not a big guy either.

    You said you have an MTAC already. You can NEVER go wrong with that holster in my opinion. For $35 just get the extra body and go for it.

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    I haven't yet, but as soon as my Bluegrass holster gets here... I will every day (at least around the house until the permit arrives).
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolGrad View Post
    I sometimes carry a 5" Govt IWB in a Milt Sparks VMII. It is quite comfortable and concealable. I am not a big guy either.

    You said you have an MTAC already. You can NEVER go wrong with that holster in my opinion. For $35 just get the extra body and go for it.
    Holy Crap! That's your first post!
    Welcome aboard! And thanks for your input too.

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    I do a lot in a Andrews MacDaniel II..

    I really like the spring steel reinforcement plate that keeps the mouth open for easy holstering..

    Good luck..

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    I occassionally swap my 3.5" 1911 for a 5" in a crossbreed IWB holster
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    Quote Originally Posted by southbound View Post
    I do a lot in a Andrews MacDaniel II..

    I really like the spring steel reinforcement plate that keeps the mouth open for easy holstering..

    Good luck..

    Yea going from a M&P9c to a full size 1911 is quite a change. (not changing my edc to the 1911, just would like to from time to time)

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    I carry a full service Randall 1911.
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    1911 iwb

    I carry my 5" Colt or Wilson in one of my IWB's or a Del Fatti IWB.
    When I don't, I carry a Glock 23 in a CompTac.

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    I normally carry a SA Micro-Compact in a Wild Bill’s Covert Carry but sometimes switch it for my PT1911 in a Wild Bill’s Summer Heat, carries and conceals well under an untucked shirt.
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    I carry one in a Milt Sparks VMII quite often and it works well. That holster plus a beltman belt keeps it comfortable and concealled well.
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    "Anyone carry a 5 inch 1911 IWB?"

    All the time; even as I sit here. Admittedly it's a bit heavy, but it's the first one I ever carried so I kind-a got used to it early on. I frequently carry it under just an un-tucked T-shirt (T-shirt and jeans about 9 months of the year, here in Central Texas) without problem. I'm not a real big guy, either - 5'11" at 195 lbs, and mesomorph.
    To be fair, the fact that my shoulders/chest are larger than my gut/butt (workin' on that, tho!) adds "drape" that helps mask the holster; that's part of why some people can carry a particular gun, and others can't. YMMV. Good luck.

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    I carry a 5" 1911. I prefer OWB at 4:00 in my Desantis Speed Scabbard. Occassionally I carry IWB at 4:00 and have a makeshift holster (JIT) that does OK for now. I am lobbying my CFO (wife) for a good IWB from fellow member Silver Wolf for Christmas.
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    Almost every day. I carry a full size (usually a Wilson Combat CQB) 1911 in a VM2 at 9:00 most days. I use a Wilderness Instructor belt, usually a tucked T Shirt and jeans with an open button down shirt as a cover garment, though a properly sized Polo hides it quite well too.
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    Kimber TLE in a Milt Sparks Summer Special. Although I am waiting on a VMII which I prefer.
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