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Old 12-20-2011, 11:50 PM   #11
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I can attest to the comfort level of Crossbreed carrying a full sized 1911. I carry a Springfield 1911 a1 GI in Supertuck with a well made Crossbreed gun belt. I'm 5' 8" tall and weigh 200#. The Crossbreed for the Springfield carries it as well as the Crossbreed I have for my Bersa Thunder .380 carries that one. They are very comfortable holsters.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:59 AM   #12
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Sorry to say this but I am 6'2" and weighing in at 260 when void of clothing.

For the last several years, I have carried a full size 1911 without any problems. Yes, there is moments where I am doing something and I will get gouged but that also happened with the Glock 22 and the S&W 66 back in the revolver days.

There is no perfect holster that works well 100% of the time.

At present I am using a Galco Miami Vice shoulder holster. Works wonderful for me other than when I have to wear it for a 16 hr day and then my shoulders get tired. The good part is the tie downs helps keep my pants from falling below the portly waist line.

The trick to comfortable carry is do it the same way every day until it gets to feel natural. Too many people will try something for a day or two and then give up on it for one reason or another.

Now a major word of caution. KEEP WELL AWAY FROM SMALL OF BACK HOLSTERS. Many plain clothes officers carrying such have had their backs broken when falling on their back by the weight of the gun. Many civilians had their backs broken when slipping on ice or falling due to ground conditions.
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