How do you carry your 1911?

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    I carry a DW CBOB in a C5 Leather Montana XLT or in a Crossbreed Supertuck in horsehide. From my experience, the Crossbreed fits closer to my body then my C5, but only by a very small amount. Both are extremely comfortable and stable. I find the C5 a little more stable and the leather finish does not mark up my gun like the Supertuck does. I've heard of members lining their Supertuck with felt or some type of thin leather to address that issue. I also get a little more adjustability with the Supertuck as far as cant and ride depth. Either way, you can't go wrong. The best part is that they were both around the same price. Right now, I'm leaning more to my C5 Leather holster. For a custom leather holster at a price of $75-80, and a turn around time of about 4-5 weeks, its really a good deal. I know members will argue to get a VMII or similar makers like that, but to wait 6 months to get one didn't make any sense. Whatever you get, make sure you get a good solid, sturdy, double layer cowhide or bullhide belt. It will help you support your rig for the whole day without any sag. I use a belt from A & G custom gunleather with both of mine. Check em out.
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    IWB in a Monica Kuehn Bodhi model holster or in a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack.

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    I carry mine in a Tagua open top holster with cabelas belt. fits close to the body and is comfortable to wear.

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    I use a CrossBreed Super Tuck works great. Also remember with a good gun belt helps distribute the weight of a full size 1911.

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    some sweet holsters in this thread, especially those Milt Sparks, Thumper.

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    Milt Sparks VM II @ about 4:00.



    Or a Dale Fricke Joab Appendix Carry holster

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDuba View Post
    Don't bend over!
    Why would I not want to bend over? I am able to tie my shoes, pick up my kids and anythng else I want to do with the appendix set up.
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    Comp-Tac Minotaur M-Tac tuckable holster = WIN!
    I have the all-kydex one b/c they hadnt come out with the combo one yet, but i love mine, and would love it even more with the leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    Why would I not want to bend over? I am able to tie my shoes, pick up my kids and anythng else I want to do with the appendix set up.
    It just looks so high that it would be uncomfortable. Good thing it isn't though.
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    I carry a USP40c and P2000 .40 in FIST ultra-thin kydex holsters in the appendix position. I've got the #K4 tuckable with a clip instead of a J-hook; I can remove and replace a holstered weapon while seated in my car or truck!
    Works well both with and without a belt.
    I can tie my shoes, ride my mtn. bike, and sit comfortably in my office chair while wearing it.
    I'm 6'2, 215 lbs w/little gut to speak of. Mine rides lower than tmoore912's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBarSpur View Post
    I carry a USP40c and P2000 .40 in FIST ultra-thin kydex holsters in the appendix position. I've got the #K4 tuckable with a clip instead of a J-hook; I can remove and replace a holstered weapon while seated in my car or truck!
    Works well both with and without a belt.
    I can tie my shoes, ride my mtn. bike, and sit comfortably in my office chair while wearing it.
    I'm 6'2, 215 lbs w/little gut to speak of. Mine rides lower than tmoore912's.
    cool. but, how do you carry your 1911?

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    I just got this IWB holster today and love it; very comfortable, unlimited movement and well concealed.

    Bianchi 100 Professional Holster - Plain Tan, Right Hand 19230 FREE S&H 19230. Bianchi Holsters.

    I also carry OWB with this holster which works pretty well but doesn't hold the gun very tight to my body.

    OfficerStore.com: Gould & Goodrich GoldLine: 809 Compact Belt Slide Holster with Thumb Break, Right Hand

    The problem I find with the OWB holster (not enough experience with the IWB yet) is from time to time, I find that the safety has disengaged and for obvious reasons find that a bit unsettling carrying condition 1. Now I carry a 1911 so I know there are several things that have to happen before a bullet slits my leg open but can anybody shed some light on this? With the new Bianchi IWB I'm actually considering cutting an indentation in the leather between the safety and my body that would hold the safety in the on position; hopefully.

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