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Trying 1911 carry again.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BuckyP, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Every time I do, I wind up back with the G30. Up until now it made sense. I've been competing regularly with GLOCKs. I am switching to the 1911s (and 2011s) for the summer shoots. Think it makes sense to match the carry to what is frequently shot? :dunno:

    So:

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  2. drc767

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    Both are great EDC platforms. After carrying a 1911 for so long, the Glocks feel thick to me. I think the 1911 platform is the most comfortable (with the right belt/holster rig) EDC there is.....although not the lightest. There are trade-offs either way. I really like the Sparks Executives Companion holsters......MUCH better than the VMII.
     

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  3. limbkiller

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    I vote for curtain #1 myself. Makes since to carry what you are shooting in competition. Not a glock fan though so my opinion is biased.
     
  4. rsxr22

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    Definitely makes sense! I compete with a CQB and G34 everyweekend. So I rotate from carrying a EMP and G19
     
  5. lsbbigdog

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    I recently switched from my G19 back to my CCO. For some reason it's easier for me in the summer. Probably because it's slimmer even though it's heavier.
     
  6. BuckyP

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    Not a fan of the VMII either. It holds the gun too high. The pictured hostler is a TT Gunleather Mike's Special.
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Never tried a Sparks EC, but the VMII carried too high for me. That's why it resides at Hokies house now. :) I've been totin' a Glock of some form in a CBST so long that I'm really used to it, but I'm sure one day I'll find a good leather holster for my 1911's. :cool: If I can keep the damn grip screw heads from breaking off...:whistling:

    :rofl:
     
  8. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Right behind you...
  9. drc767

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    I know.... I have a couple of Tim's holsters, including the Mike's Special. He does nice work.
     
  10. I can't comfortably carry a full-size 1911. If the holster keeps the barrel from digging in when I'm sitting, it puts the grip too high. If the holster rides lower, every-time I sit down the muzzle hits the seat and pushes the gun up.

    If I use a holster with a lot of cant, then I have to move it too far to the rear on my belt to keep it from printing really bad.

    Since the compacts run great for me, with only a bit more diligence in maintenance, I carry the 3" guns. They make me :supergrin:
     
  11. lsbbigdog

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    For me Crossbreed is the most comfortable IWB
     
  12. BuckyP

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    How do you like your Mike's Special? Which model is your favorite of his?

    thx.
     
  13. drc767

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    I like the Slim IWB, which is basically the "Mike's Special" without the reinforced mouth.



    I find the Nossar Gunleather IWB III to be the most comfortable IWB for me.

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  14. Boxerglocker

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    I like to mix it up too... shooting ESP/Single stack this year with my Spartan 9mm so carrying my EMP9 as opposed to the G34 game gun G19 carry.
     
  15. BuckyP

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    Yeah, hindsight says that may have been a better option.

    I really like that. Looking at their site now. So many holster makers make such high riding holster. Seems like most of his stuff rides nice and low.
     
  16. drc767

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    It rides about as low as it can with perfect cant. Alex's stuff is top shelf, although a little hard to come by and tends to be on the spendy side. I would highly suggest biting the bullet if you can find one of his rigs. They really are THAT good.....The Valovak is another option if you like the dual loop design.

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  17. glock2740

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    I like that rig alot Dave. :thumbsup:
     
  18. BlayGlock

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    Certainly makes sense. I found my non-1911 carry nirvana in my H&K 45c. Almost same size as my G19. If I had found this gun first I may not have as many expensive 1911s as I do. I've switched to carrying it a lot and my SA Op occasionally. I'm going to start competing in IDPA again with the 45c.

    I also found if I buy bulk reloading supplies I can reload .45 for about $150 per 1k rounds.

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    This is my best group ever with it:

    5 rounds at 10 yards unsupported:

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  19. Steel Head

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    That's a nice lookin holster.
     
  20. samuse

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    I say: compete with whichever one is the most fun that day and carry whichever one you feel like carrying.

    It seems like too many guys stay in hardcore training mode all the time, doing everything with their "EDC" stuff and fantasizing about SHTF and TEOTWAWKI and which handgun they're gonna save the world with.

    This is the USA, enjoy your guns. If you've been shooting Glocks and 1911s for a long time, you're probably proficient enough with both to instinctively use either if the need should arise.