Or worse, a ballistic orchiectomy!
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I'm trying to find a way to carry a small 1911 while wearing dockers and a tucked in polo shirt (My summer wear). Smartcarry is one of my last options that I've been able to come up with. Even then I'm going to have a j-frame in a pocket, for quicker access. That's why the experiment. :)
I'm not worried about any gun having it's trigger pulled in this thing, especially a 1911 C&L. The Glock was sort of a stress-test...thicker, fewer safties. ;)
Pleated pants will work better to hide any buldge or print. I got away with my G30 in a normal pair of jeans and I am pretty thin. 5-10 140 and I deep concealed an 11-shot 45. Loved it. I had to put mine in more of a crossdraw. The gun was resting between my junk an dmy left leg. Worked perfectly.
Should work wonders with a 1911.
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Last edited by Tubby45; April 3rd, 2006 at 01:37 PM.
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Have you tried any of the "tuckable" IWB holsters? I haven't, but have considered them.Originally Posted by jamz
Seems like they would conflict with my spare tire though.
jamz: if you get a chance, could you ask your friend exactly what it was that tipped him off? What exactly did he observe? The grip bulge at the top? Printing of the muzzle/material at the bottom? The strap riding up in back?
It would be very educational to know! Thanks!
I use a smartcarry regularly. I can't conceal a full size gun, but a smaller pistol disappears. Right now, it'a a Kel-tec P11 in the smartcarry rig, P3AT in a pocket holster. I'm probably going to switch to a Kahr, for the better trigger more than anything else, plus it's a little thinner than the P11.
I'd say your 1911 compact would fit nicely in the SC rig.
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Perhaps he's the only one who has said anything.It's odd though, he's the only person now who knows I carry.
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A Kahr 9mm disappears in a Smart Carry (SC)....I walked around with my PM9 in my SC this weekend with no telltale bulge.
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I am almost surprised James tho I do wonder sometimes if a SmartCarry will fool us folks here all the time.
Key issue seems to me to be having pants with relaxed enough fit to contain the extra ''goods'' That too then includes choice of gun size that will not add too much to the ''ballet bulge''
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Several years ago, I carried a Para Ord CC6.45 in a Smart Carry for 6 or 8 months.Originally Posted by WJP9
Once in the office while seeing a patient, it was obvious he saw it and knew what it was. Once while treating a patient at a nursing home the nurse starting staring at me...both times I was sitting on a low exam stool.
Smart Carry is fine if all you do is stand/walk, but it gets obvious with a lot of sitting. I've never used it since.
I'll add that it is very hard to draw/present from sitting, even doing it the way the instructions say. IWB/OWB are better IMHO.Smart Carry is fine if all you do is stand/walk, but it gets obvious with a lot of sitting. I've never used it since.
Definitely.Originally Posted by stryder
I changed my daily wardrobe to accomodate IWB carry with a G27; golf vests with my company logo are a great cover garment.
Yeah these pants were flat front khakis (my wife doesn't like the look of pleats so I have nothing but flat fronts). I'll ask him what tipped him off, but I'm pretty sure it was the bulge of the grip. I'll ask him tomorrow.
Overall, it wasn't as comfortable as I'd been expecting.
Gargoly, I've tried a comp-tac CTAC and a milt sparks VMII with tuckable clips, and even with a 1911, there is still a very noticable bulge with a polo shirt. You can just get away with it if you have a properly bloused dress shirt, especially if it's patterened and uses thick fabric, but with a normal polo shirt...no way.
I might just end up with a j-frame in the pocket like I did last summer. Won't stop trying stuff though!