Help with first holster

Help with first holster

This is a discussion on Help with first holster within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am anticipating getting my permit sometime this month (heard through a spy at the sheriffs office that it is on their desk at this ...

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    Help with first holster

    I am anticipating getting my permit sometime this month (heard through a spy at the sheriffs office that it is on their desk at this time ). I have some $$ down on a Springfield GI 1911. Being in NY I will have to CC. I am not sure if I want to go IWB, OWB or SOB. Winter time I usually end up wearing a sweatshirt that can be used for cover. Summer is usually a t-shirt (dark color). Pants are carhart work pants or jeans. I am also a lefty so I need to take that into consideration. What have you guys found to be the best out there. I have been looking over all the sponsor links and just feel overwhlemed with the choices. Thanks in advance!


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    Many holsters will work. I find a 1911 easy to conceal and comfortable IWB . However IWB may or may not be comfortable to you. A good belt will help carry the load of a full pistol. One suggestion I have would be find a holster with a sweat shield if you go the IWB route.
    Personally I use a Gould and Goodrich IWB like this.
    Gould & Goodrich | 810 Inside Pants Holster
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    In NY I would go IWB, So the natives don't freak out if they were to see it. and congrats on your permit. I hear it is like winning the lottery there.

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    Personally I prefer a leather IWB holster for my 1911 (VersaMax-II) with a double thick leather belt!
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