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Just curious if you carry IWB or OWB. Not interested in shoulder holsters at this time.
Watched a G2 video and can't really see how that would be comfortable, unless I'm missing something.
 

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I've done all three, but only on occasion when I felt like carrying my old Series 70 that Heinie put his sights on and did a little work on back in the 80's. It actually is comfortable, but for me, the weight eventually becomes an issue. IWB, it is actually more comfortable - size wise - then a double stack which is lighter. So far I haven't bought a proper concealed carry holster for mine. You really need one to tuck that butt in to reduce printing and a good belt to help with the weight. Because of that, I usually carry it either at home or when the jackets come out.
 

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I have in the past, I do not often carry one these day though there's no doubt that on occasion in the future, I will do so again. I use a belt slide OWB. I cannot tolerate IWB, it's simply extremely uncomfortable. I have and do occasionally use a Bianchi shoulder holster, mostly in the winter, and I think it's "comfortable enough". I'll use it before I ever own an IWB holster.
 

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OWB with loose shirt. Then I moved to my XDS3.3 in .40 due to the weight.
 

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I did it on occasion in the winter. With a coat on you can carry any handgun you want. Now I just carry my Colt Defender in 45acp.
 
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Yup, carried an M1911A1 for the better part of three decades: IWB under a loose polo shirt, OWB under a sports or suit jacket using a DeSantis high ride thumbreak. Being 6'3" and 200ish lbs. helped.
 

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I have tried it a couple of times, around the house. I usually carry a small Sig 9mm so I can't seem to get used to the weight difference. I am big enough (around, not tall) to conceal it with the Hawaiian shirts I wear, I guess I could carry one without a problem if I got used to the weight.
 

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I tried but my slim frame made it hard. I was able to carry a Commander size in a Yaqui Slide. While it would work with the full size, I never felt right with it. Body size makes a big difference and it might work for you. Good luck.
 

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I'd love to carry my full sized 1911 all year. IWB is not all that comfortable for me, regardless of what weapon it is. It would help if I lost some weight too. When cooler weather gets here a belt slide under a longer jacket works best in my case. Got more faith in my 1911 than any other I own as far as an SD gun. Pretty sure that somewhere out there is a IWB holster that's comfortable, jut never found it yet.
 

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I carried one for over 20 years IWB until a couple of years ago and got the urge to carry a revolver. Now I carry a 686 OWB.
Just for kicks, I concealed my full lug 5” GP100 for a day during the summer IWB. Was a bit uncomfortable and heavy, but wouldn’t be too hard to get used to. A keen eye may have been able to detect it, but most never would.

A Sig P938 is what I carry everywhere, everyday, with extended mag. Federal HST LE P+ 124 gr.
 

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If I wanted to go smaller, I have A Sig P229 in 40 S&W. If I wanted to go smaller than that I have a Sig P239 w/a 9mm, 40 S&W, and 357 Sig barrels.
May I assume that if I can comfortably carry a double stack (P229), that I could comfortably carry my 1911?
 
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If I wanted to go smaller, I have A Sig P229 in 40 S&W. If I wanted to go smaller than that I have a Sig P239 w/a 9mm, 40 S&W, and 357 Sig barrels.
May I assume that if I can comfortably carry a double stack (P229), that I could comfortably carry my 1911?
Probably

IMHO, it all depends on your holster and belt.

After that, your mode of dress will dictate what, how and if you can carry.
 

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Probably

IMHO, it all depends on your holster and belt.

After that, your mode of dress will dictate what, how and if you can carry
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I'm 6'3" and 280#. I'm a jeans and baggy t-shirt kinda guy. Sometimes I'll tuck in a t-shirt and wear a loose button-up shirt (unbuttoned).
I do like the overall idea, though!
 
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