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Is it possible or even worth using a 1911 as your carry piece?

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I have different sidearms that I have used as a carry gun- one is a full sized 1911A1, one is a ParaOrdnance C7/45.

A lot will come down to (a) how big are you? (b) what kind of holster, (c) what are you wearing?

At the time I regularly carried the full sized 45, I was 5'8", about 140, was using a shoulder holster, and wearing a coat and tie. With some of the Super Tuck type holsters, you would be surprised what you can carry.

Nowdays my usual carrry piece is my old Mdl 36 S&W- goes in the pockets on my cargo shorts in good weather- but I still have rigs for a 1911, a Browning High Power, and a rather large .357.

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Is it possible or even worth using a 1911 as your carry piece?
On a very rare occasion I will carry a little pocket 380, but I got a carry license in 1985 and 98% of the time I carry a 1911. Cocked and locked. Sometimes openly (I'm in a state that allows OC) but usually concealed.

For ANY heavy gun, and most 1911s are fairly heavy, get a good gun belt. A heavy gun requires a stiff belt. Cabela's makes a decent belt called the DOUBLE DUTY that will last for years and is often on sale. A stiff belt makes it very easy to carry a heavy gun because it distributes the weight of the gun. Carry a heavy gun on a simple dress belt or a casual belt and you will be miserable by the end of the day.
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Both my wife and I carry a 1911 in winter and fall. It mainly boils down to personal preference, how big you are, what type of holster you are using, and your attire. Now I'm 6'4" and my wife is 6'1" so it's not much of a problem for either of us to carry one concealed. As a back up we both carry a Kahr CM9 in the pocket.

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i carry a colt new agent 1911 everyday. totally do-able

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I don't carry a 1911. I don't have one, but I'm hoping to change that shortcoming within about a month or so.

What I do carry is a S&W model 65-2. I would have to think that it may possibly be a bit harder to conceal than a 1911, but I don't know for sure. Of course, I just let that joker print, there's not much I can do to avoid it.

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I have different sidearms that I have used as a carry gun- one is a full sized 1911A1, one is a ParaOrdnance C7/45.

A lot will come down to (a) how big are you? (b) what kind of holster, (c) what are you wearing?

At the time I regularly carried the full sized 45, I was 5'8", about 140, was using a shoulder holster, and wearing a coat and tie. With some of the Super Tuck type holsters, you would be surprised what you can carry.

Nowdays my usual carrry piece is my old Mdl 36 S&W- goes in the pockets on my cargo shorts in good weather- but I still have rigs for a 1911, a Browning High Power, and a rather large .357.
Im 6' 165lbs and i carry 2 colt gcs 1911 in a dual shoulder holster battle harness. Both cocked and locked hammer back. If i have a light jacket on most people dont know i have them on unless the jacket pulls tight on them. Most of the time though i oc. So yes it is very doable.
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