How do you carry your 1911?

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    How do you carry your 1911?

    I have never carried a full-size pistol before so I am trying to find a comfortable holster to wear all day with nice dress shirt and slacks at work. What options have some of you tried and how is it working for you? I am thinking of getting a Comp-Tac Minotaur M-Tac tuckable holster, but I am not sure if it will totally hide the fact I am concealing a gun. Some input please.

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    I carry mine IWB in an Ace Case (ambi) tuckable holster with a good wide and stiff belt at about 3-3:30. I wear mostly polo shirts tucked about 80% of the time. No probs. Im 6' 205...

    think there are a few of this same thread out there...

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    5 Shot Leather OWB & Mag pouch GREAT STUFF!!

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    I carry mine with a SimplyRugged Cuda with I/O straps. Great holsters from a great guy. Of course, I mostly carry with an untucked shirt. When I do have to tuck my shirt in (as seldom as possible) I have a crossbreed style tuckable that has worked very well.

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    I use classics which work well for me for my 4" and 5" 1911s. Milt Sparks Summer Special IWB, and Horseshoe Leather #28 OWB. Comfortable and fairly compact. Both require a cover garment, which for me is normally an untucked shirt.

    The #28 is definitely a "pretty" holster and gets compliments... very classy looking in business attire, if your work environment tolerates a visible weapon.
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    I like my Serpa holster that I got not too long ago. If you can open carry that is.
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    The best holsters for 1911's are the Pure Kustom. These holsters are top notch! Comfortable, reliable, and they look awesome. Check out Pure Kustom.

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    I carry mine in a Minotaur everyday.

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    I carry mine like this:





    And sometimes like this:




    Gotta love Milt Sparks!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I carry IWB, from Little Bear Holsters
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    I carry my in a crossbreed super tuck IWB holster,

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    IWB MTAC tucked in dress pants with a white dress shirt and tie almost every day. The 5" 1911 just seems to tuck right up to my back and conceals better than my XD45C.

    Go figure!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smousefam5 View Post
    I carry mine with a SimplyRugged Cuda with I/O straps. Great holsters from a great guy. Of course, I mostly carry with an untucked shirt. When I do have to tuck my shirt in (as seldom as possible) I have a crossbreed style tuckable that has worked very well.
    Same for me, Commander size:

    Around the mini ranch a full size 1911 in a Galco Fletch.

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    I use a Fobus quick draw paddle holster with my shirt untucked. Im thinking of switching to leather.
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    In a Crossbreed Supertuck usually with a tall sized untucked shirt around three thirtyish.

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