Help concealing a full size 1911

Help concealing a full size 1911

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    Help concealing a full size 1911

    Ok! A good friend of mine is just getting into handguns and shooting and I helped him get his first pistol and his CWL. Hes a taller skinny guy but wears really baggy clothes so he can easily conceal the G19 I gave him.

    I decided to hook him up by trading him my g19 and a holster for an RIA 1911 full size. A; because it gave him a good deal B; because i wanted a 45

    So now he has a new gun that he loves and I have a new gun that I love. Only question. How on gods earth do I conceal it? Any ideas? Id like something that I don't have to worry about freaking out the sheep or doesn't pop out of a shirt.
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    1911's should conceal just fine since they're thin and single stacked! Get a Supertuck and don't look back! Or find some good leather IWB. One of the guys on here makes Little Bear Custom Holsters - Welcome! We are glad you are considering our holsters. This page has info about myself and my* business partner.**I am not one to sit around and talk about myself but here it goes.My name is Dave Galloway,*I built th and his stuff looks great too. There are others I just can't think off the top of my head.

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    1911's are easier to conceal than most Polymer guns IMO.

    Any IWB holster should work fantastically.
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    A 1911 OWB is very easy to conceal due to the SLIM profile. IWB is even easier
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    I use the Black Ops from Pure Kustom Holsters for my Nighthawk Talon 5" 1911 and works out great.


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    The "smartcarry" is my choice for a fullsize/large frame firearm. I also like the Crossbreed "Supertuck". The supertuck is not nearly as comfortable; but it gives you about 1sec draw advantage.

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    How about a sweet tuckable from HBE Specialty Leatherworks?
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    First, he should carry in an IWB that has the belt loops on each side of the holster (as per the photos posted above). These have a thinner profile than IWB's that have the belt loops on the main body of the holster.

    Second, have him get a pair of thin grips. Check out Esmeralda, ahrends, VZ, and other craftsmen. The thin grips will take about 1/8 of an inch off the width of grip.

    My .02 ... good luck!

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    I carry a full size 1911 often. IWB Wild Bills Summer Special, Sparks HRII, and Don Hume IWB.
    All are excellent and I won't make a choice. I have three full size 1911's and each has it's holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    ...Any IWB holster should work fantastically.
    Agreed, although I'd add the word quality.
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    For me it is finding that sweet spot of cant that will conceal the end of the grip. I use a Crossbreed SuperTuck and it does a good job concealing my Rock FS plus the Rock compact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czampion View Post
    How about a sweet tuckable from HBE Specialty Leatherworks?
    H.B.E. Specialty LeatherWorks

    Mine's paid for and on the way...

    Great holster!!! You have done well Czampion. I'm not a big guy but I can easily conceal my 5" Springer in HBE's DC Special. It and his COM III are my favorites for my 1911 and BHP. Both are very comfortable and worth every penny of their price.

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    Obviously I use a Fist, and for my 1911's it's one of these two...

    1. FIST, INC./IWB w/cant


    2. FIST, INC. IWB-SOB
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    I use a Crossbreed Supertuck for my full size 1911. I'm a slim guy and can conceal it pretty well.
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    Hmm, it seems that the supertuck is highly recommended, I saw its name most often. What does anyone think of the M-tac? Seams to me like it would be easier to adjust the cant. But this is only from looking at pictures online
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