This is a discussion on I've probably watched too many movies (but I like them) within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK, I have probably watched too many action movies. I have also read too many threads on this page in which people have said they ...
OK, I have probably watched too many action movies. I have also read too many threads on this page in which people have said they carry two guns on a daily basis - mostly 5 or 6 shot revolvers, but two of them. Anybody carry two 1911's? If so, how do you carry them? Are they both the same size (5", 4", or 3") or a combo of each size? Is it even necessary to carry two (I kind of doubt it, but I am posting the question anyway)? I guess
I am just curious, but I am wondering what all of you guys think.
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Back in the 80's, when I thought I was Don Johnson I had a shoulder rig for 2 full size 1911's.
I was a bad ass in my turquoise shirt and Banana Republic White cotton suit.
Then I grew up.
Now carry 1 1911 and a S&W airweight .38 in an ankle holster
Carried two gov models quite often from 77-04 working the streets. Time and place or protection details dictated whether I'd carry the second 1911.
One cross draw, the other strong side, belt holstered for EP work. One appendix the other strong side belted for all else. Cross draw so I had a gun I could get to or have a hand on when alighting from the vehicle with principle.
104 or thereabouts ounces for two guns with 8 rds in each, two extra mags behind the cross draw rig meant the kit those days amounted to 6#'s of armament.
The rule is you carry whatever YOU deem necessary. It makes no difference what anybody else carries. They will not bleed or die in your place - or emerge victorious from an assault.
There are times I carry one, two, or even three handguns and a rifle with 180 rounds in a bag when my place of travel dictates that I might need it. Assess your situation and act accordingly.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits."
I have never carried two 1911s. I often carry a five-inch 1911 with a spare magazine OWB plus a pocket Sig P938 9mm (miniature 1911) with a spare magazine.
I have carried either a five-inch S&W 460 magnum or a four-inch S&W 29-2 .44 magnum with two speed loaders with a Glock G20 SF and two spare magazines plus a pocket P238 .380 with a spare magazine before I retired.
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"Anybody carry two 1911's?"
The closest I've ever come to carrying two 1911's is when I had a Sig p238 and a Sig p938. But I never carried them both at the same time, and they are not 1911's, but they are the closest to a 1911 I've ever had.
When I carry 2, it's usually my 442 in weakside front pocket and a bigger revolver strongside iwb or owb. Sometimes it's my 380 Bodyguard front pocket and a bigger semi auto iwb or owb.
I need to get a 1911 just so I can say I have one. 🙂
Remember; the fastest reload is always second gun.
My favorite setup was a semi on my hip, extended spare mag in my jeans watch pocket and my BG380 in my front pocket.
Closest I came to that was a G26 backing up a G19 while on duty. The G26 fit in the pocket of 5.11 duty pants.
"You talk a lot, but you're not saying anything" - Psycho Killer, The Talking Heads
"The winds are crying, 'Remember me;' Through the Holy silence of the desert and the sea; The next armada, waiting for the tide; Wind and rain are nothing to the storm inside" - Running on the Rocks, Shriekback
Face off movie ,
Go Pack Go
Don't try to get into my head there's barely enough room for me in there .
I once carried a full-auto M16,a 45 1911, and a M79 gernade launcher while on some ugly truck on a god forsaken dirt road with no gas stations or pull-offs!! Oh and the speed limit was as fast as your ass could go!!!!!!!!!