Carrying a 1911

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by markbrown47, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. markbrown47

    markbrown47 New Member

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    I just recently bought a Rock Island 1911 5" barrel and was wondering what type of holster that yall use to conceal carry.

    Thanks
    Mark
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I use a don hume leather belt holster and a real thick leather gun belt. Without a good thick belt, it wont matter what holster you use, the gun will flop around on you. So, spend the extra cash and get that belt and then get a holster that will not flop around.
  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    I got myself a leather Bianichi OWB holster for my 5" Springfield and I also bought the belt that came with it and I don't have a problem carrying.

    I am considering a shoulder holster now though since I seem to carry more in the car than anything.
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  5. Python

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    Living in Arizona, 80% of the time it's shorts & t-shirt. I've had to experiment a lot to find the perfect holster for both winter and summer for conceal carry of my 1911's. I ended up with an Uncle Mike's Sidekick in size 36. I simply cut away a few threads to widen the bottom opening for the barrel and now I have the perfect holster for both of my 1911's. Fits on my regular dress belt, holds firm and close to the body with no flop around, and very comfortable. Seems a shame to leave my good leather in the drawer, but hey, Uncle Mike's works better, and it's "concealed". :D
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    I use a crossbred owb works great underneath a Duluth Trading extended length T shirt
  7. Python

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    The Uncle Mike's Sidekick works great underneath regular length T- shirts.
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    retired grunt New Member

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    +1 on the Don hume and the belt.
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    Hey python is that the one for a 5 shot revolver with a little scissor work?:confused:
  10. Country101

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    I carry a Milt Sparks' Executive Companion with one of thier belts. It's an IWB holster. Good leather. My first one was fit better than the last one I ordered, but it is still molded for the gun and it may just be the differance in the shape of the gun. The second one is not for a 1911.
  11. Python

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    Correct you are sir.
  12. Inthewind1976

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    I prefer a "slide" holster for my 1911 - but it requires something long enough to cover it since most of the length extends below the belt.
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    Thanks, as soon as the weather hits 60 I only wear shorts and t's on my personal time.....
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