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Old 10-17-2010, 02:34 PM   #11
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...but if you're 200...
I wish...

I also wish for IL to introduce CCW. Just so I can have the problem of
deciding which gun to carry...

Personally, I see no issue with the 1911,
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I guess my biggest concern is that I plan to use a belly band holster. Does anyone have any experience with that?

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I carried a 6" Dan Wesson Model 15-2 8 hours a day, for years without a thought about it being "too heavy". I had cuffs, a speedloader with 6 rounds, (Until it broke when I fell on it), a sap, and big pocketknife, a wallet, and car keys with a kubotan fob too. I don't get the "It's too heavy to carry" thinking at all. I could see it if you weigh 100 pounds, but if you're 200+, a pound or so extra is nothing.

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I do get what you're saying though. I knew a cop that carried a Desert Eagle .357, however, the guy was 6'3", 260lbs of pure muscle, so I'm guessing the weight didn't bother him much.
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I guess my biggest concern is that I plan to use a belly band holster. Does anyone have any experience with that?
I've worn a belly band on several occasions. Concealment is good. The down size to the belly band is it squeezes you tightly, and drawing is a bit slower.
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I've worn a belly band on several occasions. Concealment is good. The down size to the belly band is it squeezes you tightly, and drawing is a bit slower.
but does it handle heavy guns well?
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but does it handle heavy guns well?
I have carried my full size 1911 in it without any problems. Not sure how "heavy" you are talking, but for $20.00 give it a try. If you don't like it; wear it like a girdle
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I have carried my full size 1911 in it without any problems. Not sure how "heavy" you are talking, but for $20.00 give it a try. If you don't like it; wear it like a girdle
i was considering a 1911 as well. thanks for the info
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i was considering a 1911 as well. thanks for the info
As a side note, my officers model is alot more comfortable in the belly band.
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