Geez, can it be this simple?
This is a discussion on Geez, can it be this simple? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK, so I fell prey to the holster selection bug. This is for CC of a 1911. I now have:
High Noon Slider, OWB, 15 ...
October 4th, 2009 12:30 AM
Geez, can it be this simple?
OK, so I fell prey to the holster selection bug. This is for CC of a 1911. I now have:
High Noon Slider, OWB, 15 degree cant
Serpa CQC OWB, adjustable (mostly used it straight up at 3 o'clock)
Uncle Mike's IWB, size large. More a sleeve with tacky exterior and smooth glide inside, and a belt clip.
Tried all sorts of stuff trying to get a balance of access, comfort, and concealment. Gain one, lose another. In all cases the heft of a all steel 1911 was pulling my pants down (I have a 40" waist, pants want to fall down for me).
Concealment with shirt tucked in and no coat not a issue. I don't dress like that. If the coat comes off, the shirt comes out. The way I have always been.
Then I tried something so simple just now, and can't believe how well it works. I slipped the Uncle Mike's IWB into my Levi's front right pocket.
Perfection. For the first time, I can sit and I do not notice the gun. Can't feel it, at all. It doesn't touch my gut, at all. Sitting, same thing. It sits flat against my front/side, and doesn't stick out. Its easy to get, REAL fast to draw. While sitting, the grip doesn't protrude to the back, zero printing. If I have a coat, or "hoodie" on (my style of dress 8 months of year), I'm golden.
This might even work with shorts and a long untucked shirt, again, my style in the warmer months.
Jeez, $100+ in other holsters and the $12 "gun sock" in my pocket is what works best.
October 4th, 2009 12:44 AM
Could we get a vid of you drawing while you're sitting?
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October 4th, 2009 01:56 AM
It's really easy. Better than Serpa at 3 o'clock, the High Noon at 4 o'clock (where it's meant to be). Only thing easier would be the Serpa in cross draw config, which isn't nearly as comfy, and really prints in many positions.
Only problem is if I am completely laying down. It can fall out. I'll try to not carry when I'm in bed. ;)
October 4th, 2009 05:17 AM
If drawing or printing isn't a problem, I would say go for it.
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October 4th, 2009 06:03 AM
I would just like to see a photo. A 1911 in a front pocket?! I know the grip is sticking out, but still. Great if it works for you.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
October 4th, 2009 06:32 AM
Sounds like you got a winner. I might try the same some time. I can certainly afford the Uncle Mike's!
+1 on the photos...
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October 4th, 2009 03:20 PM
Let's see if I can find that damned camera........
October 4th, 2009 04:18 PM
Shirt down (covered)
Shirt up (exposed holster and weapon)
View looking down at holster and weapon while standing
View looking down at holster and weapon while sitting
October 4th, 2009 04:21 PM
Hmmmm, I may have to try something similar...
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October 4th, 2009 06:31 PM
October 4th, 2009 07:24 PM
Ever try suspenders? A couple times I have been ill and lost a lot of weight 25 lp +) and I found suspenders work well.
October 4th, 2009 08:15 PM
A pair of Perry Industrial Suspenders are in the mail.
The holster is a Mike's 8905-1. That's the large auto right hand with no strap.
October 4th, 2009 08:37 PM
I thought that was the method you were describing. I used to carry my officer's model like that, off duty, when I was an LEO. I didn't have to worry about printing back then. It works great as long as you can keep it covered...
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October 4th, 2009 09:03 PM
Our Mr Softy $24.95 would do the same thing for you. Mr Softy
And the clip is all steel.
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