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1911 carry

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Azjeeper, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Azjeeper


    May 28, 2007
    Does anyone carry a full size 1911 concealed for a daily carry gun? I have a full size springfield and am debateing if i should try it for ccw money being an issue I can not afford to buy a shorter barreled 1911 so I would be using what I have. So I am wondering if anybody carries a full size concealed. And it would be cool to see some pics of gun/holsters if possible thanks.
  2. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    I CCW this with no worries:supergrin::wavey:

  3. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    My EDC of late.

  4. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

    Jul 18, 2007
    I have carried a Wilson CQB SF for about a year. It is a 5" 1911 with a rail. I have never has a lightweight 1911. I now carry a DW CBOB.

    I don't carry a gun cause it is comfortable, I carry one because it is comforting!!- Clint Smith
  5. RedsoxFan4Lyfe


    Jul 16, 2007
    Florida USA
    I carried a full size steel 1911 for years. Its very flat and thin, its easier to hide than a lot of other guns out there. You have to have a GOOD solid gun belt, made for carry to support and distribute the weight of the pistol. Most people fail right there. The best holster on earth will fail without the belt to support it.

    I carry in a a Milt Sparks SSII rig. VERY comfy to me. In just jean shorts and a t-shirt I can hide a 1911 in the Florida heat. I have also used the Versa-MaxII, and the MaxCon V holsters over the years. ALL are VERY good and work great.

    I have an old Rafters gun belt from about five years ago, that works very well. I also have a belt from Ken Null also excellent.

    Its easy if you have the proper belt and holster, and lord forbid I ever need my weapon, I have a full size gun that Im confident on and confident IN.

    Hope this helps.
  6. Azjeeper


    May 28, 2007
    I need to pick up a good belt/holster then! I wont skrimp on those I do believe in good gun leather. and a new holster and belt cost a lot less then a shorter barreled .45
  7. Tejasshooter


    May 30, 2009
    I carried a full size for quite a long time in a SOB and it worked quite well for me. This past year I have moved to a CrossBreed super tuck and it works very well. I have to admit that I have been carrying a 3 inch as of late and will move to a 4 inch as soon as I come across the next addition to my family. SS Pro Raptor or SIS Pro. One of the great things about the super tuck is that it fits all my 1911's. My SOB does not securely hold my smaller and lighter 1911.
  8. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

    Aug 4, 2009
    i actually carry a full-rail trp most of the time...


    works really well in a crossbreed supertuck as well:


    as mentioned above a good belt is key.
  9. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

    Mar 25, 2003
    Steel Colt in a Milt Sparks VM2. The flat profile makes it a piece of cake.
  10. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    Hey Nolt.....your pistol is on the wrong side!! :)
  11. I don't think anyone mentioned this but it is the grip that makes it a bit harder to conceal, not the length of the slide or barrel.
    With a good holster and belt combo it is easy to do.
    I suggest the Crossbreed Supertuck.
    I carry a G21SF in one without a problem.
  12. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

    Aug 27, 2004
    Mirror? I did a a double take the first time I looked at his picks, too...

    I would love to have one of those full length Operators.
  13. Substance-P

    Substance-P Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    It certainly can be done and a lot of people do it. I occasionally carry this
    A great holster and belt make it possible.

    I am, however, looking into a CCO as I think it might be an even better fit than my full size or commander 1911s for EDC.
  14. Azjeeper


    May 28, 2007
    that full railed TRP and the black holster are freaking sweet! Im jealous!
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    The SS Pro Raptor fits very nicely in my Supertuck:cool:. BTW, I'll look into that SIS Pro I found for you in the morning and get back with you...If I don't happen to buy
  16. ambluemax


    Feb 6, 2007
    I carried my Gov size SA GI a lot w/ a K&D IWB holster. I have since switched to a DW CBOB...but more for the bobtail and the cool factor than anything else. I have zero issues carrying a full size 1911.
  17. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

    Oct 16, 2001
    I carry a Les Baer TRS 5 inch most of the time...When its not the TRS its a Sig 220R SAO or a Glock 23.
    Get a good belt and I use Nick Matthews IWB holsters.
  18. I carry a Kimber TLE/RL II in a Comptac MTAC. I think it conceals easier than my G30. As someone said, it's not the barrel length that is the issue for CC. It is the grip size and thickness of the gun.

    I actually prefer carrying the Kimber over the G30 on many occasions
  19. TonyT


    Mar 14, 2009
    I know of several people who carry 1911's. I for one do not feel comfortable carrying a gun with a manual external safety. Should the need ever arise to use my gun I want to be able to draw and fire without concerning myselft with a grip and manual safety. I carried a Glock 36 in 45 ACP which is much more concealable than a 1911 and still gives you 7 rounds of 45 ACP.
  20. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    I CCW a 1911, but IMO, the 5" all steel is just too much gun for all day carry unless you don;t have to sit or drive much. The 1" longer bbl does matter for my 5'-10" frame. Instead, I went lt.wt. Comm in the form of a 1911PD & had it bobbed. In a good IWB, it's like it's not there. [​IMG]