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    Hi all. I just started building an arsenal about 3 years ago and finally got my CCW about 6 months ago. I am basically a shorts and T-shirt guy at work and at play because it is summer time here 8 months out of the year and it is tough to learn how to conceal especially when you are a "little" larger in the girth than the pics you see with a person concealed and you can't see a thing. I have purchased a vertical shoulder for hunting purposes and just got a slider that will fit my 1911's from 5" to 3". I also got a fanny pack with interal holster to wear when I ride my bike. I haven't tried an IWB as I said I am a little large at the girth and don't know if the pain is worth it.

    Anyway glad I found this site and look forward to learning more from folks with a lot more time at it than I.

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    While a slide for multiple lengths is good, you may want dedicated holsters for each length 1911 (I found I did).

    As for the IWB and "large girth", I'm way overweight and have no trouble (or discomfort) concealing with a Milt Sparks Vera Max 2 (have them in 5 inch, 5 inch railed and 3 inch for the 1911's). One of the most popular and sought after holsters currently.

    I'm also having good results with trying a new rig, the Tucker Silent Thunder IWB, though I require a tucked t shirt under the rig for comfortable wear.
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