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carry full size ?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sjones, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. sjones

    sjones Millennium Member

    Apr 26, 1999
  2. BlayGlock


    Feb 18, 2010
    I do. 5" 1911 in IWB with a cant that keeps it hidden under a polo or loose t-shirt.

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I have a buddy who CC's a fullsize everyday in a CBST.
  4. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    I carry a 5" 1911 in and IWB 90% of the time. I switch between a couple different pistols and holsters depending on the type of pants I am wearing and what the belt loop arrangement is. More often than not, I am wearing my Wilson Ultralight Carry (.45) in a Bulman TSA-HP. It is the most comfortable carry setup I have and conceals perfect under a t-shirt or polo shirt.
  5. Omen


    Jul 31, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Full size with a rail (Kimber Warrior) every day in a Sparks VMII.
  6. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    Just started with a Springer Loaded in a Crossbreed Supertuck..damn near invisible under a T-shirt
  7. JGguns


    May 6, 2009
    greenville, sc
    Guys anychance of getting some pics carrying with shirt on. Polo or whatever, just no jackets. I have been considering trying to carry my kimber
  8. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    Here ya go.. [​IMG]
    its magic!!!
  9. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    I carry a 5" steel framed 1911 every single day. I carry it in a Galco concealable OWB holster during the cooler months, and have really been loving my new Milt Sparks Summer Special II lately for the warmer part of the year. The Galco hides is fine under a polo or button down shirt. I can hide it even deeper with just a t-shirt with the IWB setup.

    A well made holster and gun belt is key and can make even the heaviest guns a breeze to carry. :wavey:
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  10. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I carry a full framed 1911 with a 4" barrel. :)

    It doesn't look quite as nice anymore. :cool:

  11. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I think the OP was referring to 1911s. :tongueout:
  12. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    Yes, I rotate between a Baer Super Tac, a Springfield Customshop Marksman and a Colt Delta Elite.
  13. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    Hey Bac...what rig do you use to carry that Kimber? I am really diggin' my SSII right now. Well worth the money IMHO.
  14. farscott


    Apr 6, 2003
    Athens, AL, USA
    I carry a five-inch 1911 for twelve to fourteen hours per day; there are some days where I have to carry a five-inch 1911 and a CCO. Thank goodness the CCO has an alloy frame with a steel frame insert. I rotate between two Sparks HR-LTDs and two VM-2s for the 1911s. I find it is best to let a leather holster dry for a day after carry for both the holster and the gun, especially after being caught out in the rain. The HR-LTD is my favorite holster as it combines the comfort and concealment of the VM-2 with a moisture liner from the Heritage.
  15. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    I CCW this everyday, in a Comp-Tac, C-Tac IWB holster:thumbsup:
  16. G17 or G21SF or Norinco 1911A1 are my normal daily carry guns - all fit in a LAW concealment holster

    My other smaller frame pistols also fit into this holster. One holster fits all of my handguns!!
  17. PlasticGuy


    Jul 10, 2000
    I carried a 5" stainless Kimber for almost 5 years, and have been carrying a 5" blued Les Baer Premier II while my 5" stainless Ed Brown is being built. I'm not a big guy, but a good belt and good holster make hiding a full sized 1911 pretty easy. I did try carrying a bobtailed 4.25" Les Baer for a while, but it didn't conceal much better and I didn't shoot it as well as my 5" guns. I switched back to 5" 1911's after a couple months.

    I usually carry with a leather Dillon gunbelt, and in a Galco Summer Comfort holster.