New 1911 Owner

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by missourikid, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. missourikid

    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    Back in May I picked up a ATI 1911 GI and have been carrying it instead of the .22 Mag revolver I was packing. I've been using Hornady XTP +P 230 grain as my daily ammunition after a 100 rounds of FMJ.
     
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    no picks it never happened:D
     
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  3. missourikid

    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    My Every Day Carry now.
     

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    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    It may take awhile to get used to the extra weight, but nice choice.
     
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    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    Actually I'm already used to it even more so as I carry cross draw.
     
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    Just remember to practice dropping that safety if you’re carrying “cocked and locked.” That should become second nature if your EDC is a single action gun.
     
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  7. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    Carried a 1911 for decades until I got a wild hair up my nether regions and decided to carry a 686+. Congratulations.
     
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    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    It has the minute my hand touches the butt the thumb is at safety.
     
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    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Congrats on your new 1911 purchase.
    Why did you decide to carry cross draw and what holster are you using ?
     
  10. missourikid

    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    My body doesn't fit well with strong side carry unless its a cowboy rig, or tactical drop leg, I'm using a Blackhawk holster with Pitbull tactical magazine holster which I just received Saturday, so far I'm impressed with all three. And carrying cross draw puts the sidearm next to my door when driving so I have a element of surprise if attacked.
     
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    A much better SD choice, IMO.
     
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    If and when cool weather arrives, I'm going to carry my .41 mag S&W mountain gun just for the heck of it. What holster and belt do you carry it in for CC?
     
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    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    I understand the part about drawing in a vehicle. Did you checkout pancake style holsters ?
    They sit tight against your body, comfortable, conceal very well and easily accessible.
    I just don't see cross draw as an advantage. But, whatever works for you.
     
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    missourikid Well-Known Member

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    I did from MidwayUSA but everything was backordered. I prefer to purchase from them but with all the backorders I went to the shop I picked up the firearm at.
     
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    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    The holster is custom made by Blackhills Leather out of Laredo Tx. The belt was from Crossbreed Holsters. But just recently George stated that he is uses a Kores gun belt from Kores Essentials and was not familiar with them, so I ordered two because I liked what they have and ordered two and have been wearing two days only. I'll stick the with Kores belt very comfortable and a better fit for me. I bought two the X3 in leather and tactical for $89 something.
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    https://www.koreessentials.com/collections/gun-belts/products/x3-buckle-black-tactical-belt
     
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