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Switch from Glock to 1911 and it carrys easier!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by joepa150, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. joepa150

    joepa150

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    I am sure this has been discussed already but I wanted to tell of my experience.

    While I don't own a full size 1911, I did just buy a Springfield Lightweight Champion. I EDC a Glock 19 in either a Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro or a CB Supertuck. It is pretty comfy to carry.

    The SA 1911 I just started carrying. I actually made a IWB type holster. I know the SA1911 is heavier and slide is a little bit longer BUT it is noticebly more comfortable to carry. I don't know if it is my homemade holster or the 1911.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I sometimes carry a M&P which is like a 19 and also carry 1911's. The 1911's carry much better. Especially a BOB or a CCO.
     


  3. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    The .45 GLOCKs are big, but surprised you find the 1911 easier to carry than a G19 which is reasonably thin and very light.
     
  4. joepa150

    joepa150

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    I am surprised as well. I thought they would be close with the Glock 19 being slightly easier. Who knows, maybe it is my homemade holster :supergrin:
     
  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    It may be. Then it goes without saying:

    :needspics:
     
  6. Nickpisp

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    I have a G19 and it feels much bulkier to carry than a 1911. I was surprised too.
     
  7. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I often carry a 5" Kimber IWB and it's more comfortable than the Glock 20 OWB, of course it's hella more concealable too.
     
  8. Shortimer

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    I used to carry a G19 everyday but about 6 months ago I started carrying my C3 & never looked back. My opinion is at 60 yrs old why EDC my Glock or something else because I don't want scratches. I now carry what I enjoy the most based on reliability, caliber, & looks. Might as well enjoy them now, I can't take them with me.
     
  9. brisk21

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    1911s are soooo thin, they actually conceal really well. A compact, lightweight one is ideal, especially for IWB carry.
     
  10. rsxr22

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    My EMP is pretty comfortable to carry. I just started carrying it and you definitely still know its there, but it is light
     
  11. NDLAWRENCE

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    this!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011
  12. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    amen!
     
  13. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    I qualified with my Kimber Pro tactical last time at the range, just haven't gotten a holster for it yet. So for now, it's my G36.
     
  14. airflyer

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    Conceal carry gets old quick after wearing a gun around all freaking day it sucks, sun up to sun down a light weight gun can and will make a big defferance
     
  15. Wade-19

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    I have a VMII for all the guns I carry, and the PCR with thin grips and the 1911s conceal better than the G-19 in them.
     
  16. rfe959

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    I carry Kimber's. I think they carry more comfy than Glock.
     
  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I CC Glocks and 1911's equally well in Crossbreed Supertuck IWB holsters everyday without any trouble. :thumbsup:
     
  18. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    I definitely agree that the 1911 is more comfortable to carry over a Glock.

    Of course, my P7M8 is even more comfortable then my 1911.
     
  19. airflyer

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    Good holster really does makes a difference you are right
     
  20. I carry my G19 in a Milt Sparks Summer Special II. To me, it has always felt like a tumor on my side compared to my 1911's which seem to lay flatter and carry noticably more comfortable, despite the weight.