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1911 carry?

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1911 carry?
« on: April 30, 2022, 07:02:11 AM »
Anyone carry the 1911's model even the "carry" models? The wife has a 9mm EMP 3.2" model she shoots very well, the model has grown on me. I really love the 357sig wish i would have purchased the sig nightmare's back when you could find them. Wonder if anyone carry's the 4" model 1911's and what they use for holsters and concealment do you like the fit of that gun length etc.


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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 08:48:09 AM »
I have carried a Colt Commander on occasion. I have a sharkskin holster from Wilson Combat. It is too hard to conceal in the hot weather.  I do have a Sig Nightmare in 357 Sig as well as a Glock 32.  I believe Sig no longer makes guns in 357 Sig.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 10:42:09 AM »
I love 1911's and enjoy shooting mine, but never went much for carrying one because I've never been comfortable with the preferred condition 1 mode of carry (cocked & locked). Walking around with the hammer fully cocked just bothers me (but that's just me). The other carry conditions are all a compromise. For that reason, I carry double action or striker-fired pistols (but no P320!)
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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2022, 12:37:52 PM »
My Commander was custom built by a longtime friend and gunsmith. It's still too big to carry.  :)

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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2022, 12:47:10 PM »
Kimber stainless elite carry II is what I like
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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2022, 03:08:50 PM »
I carry my M&P Shield in 45 Auto a bunch. It does have a safety on it.

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2022, 08:37:06 AM »
When I do carry a 1911 it's a full size stainless delta elite in 10mm auto,  Holster was made by Ian Martin,  IHL (Ian's handgun leather later named International handgun leather).  A prototype he gave me to try out  an IWB (inside the waistband)   bought it and still use it.   Made of  leather,  strong side with Nylon rails built in,  kind of like an upgraded old FBI and some Police OWB (outside the waistband) holsters except  IWB with no snag rails and forward cant,  beautiful holster.  The final version of this holster I don't think he installed the rails.    His holsters , belts and mag holders were sold by Dillon  Precision,  I think he is retired now if not mistaken, FYI his combat belts are the best  I've seen double thickness leathers , beautifully made, strong buckles and fasteners,  they don't roll over,  very wide and stiff,   made for heavier guns, these are not a dress holster and belt,   basically flawless at a price.  We have other 1911's and 1911-A1's in 45 acp and they are very good guns,  a little heavy like the Delta.   I cannot stress enough buy the very best Hosters and Belts,  make sure they are comfortable and what you want,  get opinions and reviews before laying down a few hundred bucks for really good leather.  I don't especially care for plastics especially in belts.   I do have a Kydex I sometimes use for a Sig P-365 for my every day carry  IWB carry and it's surprisingly comfortable, a little noisy,   normally with that gun I just use a good leather  no print pocket holster. 
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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2022, 10:48:36 AM »
I do carry my 12oz 357 S&W PD360 a lot as well.  Recoil and muzzle blast be damned!  ;D

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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 01:08:48 PM »
I sometimes carry a 1911 Para Ordinance P12. but mostly I carry my Glock 19.  :)
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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2022, 03:08:38 PM »
My Governern (Ron DeSantis) says he will sign a "Constitutionl" carry law. That would mean no more worry about "printing" to me.

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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2022, 06:43:14 PM »
Hope your Florida Constitutional Carry becomes law soon  8).
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Re: 1911 carry?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2022, 06:31:37 AM »
My Governern (Ron DeSantis) says he will sign a "Constitutionl" carry law. That would mean no more worry about "printing" to me.

We have constitutional carry in Texas as of a year or two ago, and a few years prior to that the state legislature added open carry to the concealed handgun licensees. They changed the name of the license from CHL to LTC. I still never open carry unless I'm out in the country away from most of civilization. In town, I don't like to advertise I'm carrying a firearm. I always figured a bad guy would be likely to see that first and make you his initial target.

But you are correct in that it solved the whole "printing" issue. You can now carry a big old piece of iron if you like, still somewhat concealed and not worry, at least about that.
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