1911 concealment

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 1911newbee, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. 1911newbee

    1911newbee New Member

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    Hey guys.yall havent steered me wrong yet,so here we go.Im a fairly thin guy(145 pounds)and am wondering where to carry and what type of holster would be best for my 1911.It's full size,5 inch barrel.I was thinking probably around the kidneys,or small of the back.Any suggestions would be great.thanks,steven
     
  2. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    I know there are government carriers on this forum...I'm not one of them. I'd say conceal it in your safe and buy a Defender-sized 1911. The only really good way to carry a 1911 is IWB at about 4 o'clock. I, too, too am on the thin side and I find that I sometimes need to even carry at 3 o'clock so I can bend over and not have a shark fin sticking up. I carry a Kimber Ultra.

    Crossbreed Supertuck is my holster of choice.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    one of the best ways to carry a fullsize 1911 ccw is a shoulder holster, another way is small of the back until you gotta sit :) but 4 oclock is prolly second best.

    here in wis we are about to get a sweet ccw/oc law which makes printing a moot issue depends greatly on your ccw law. some states get cranky if the sheeple see a gun.
     
  4. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Duh...of course. I forgot about that one. The main reason I've never goten into shoulder rig, myself, is the cost. A really good IWB can be $50-100. A really good shoulder rig can be double that. Good advice.

    In fact, for a 5" probably the best manner of carry, as long as your wardrobe allows it.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Crossbreed Supertuck. While I carry a 4" model, it's still got the full size grip and a government model wouldn't be much different. I can wear it all day with my shirt tucked in and no one is the wiser.
     
  6. Wambli

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    One of the best concealment holsters I've ever owned (and one of the best kept secrets in holsters for reasons I do not understand) is the Ted Blocker 911 model. Unlike many manufacturers Teb Blocker makes the outside leather smooth so it does not show the outline of the gun as much. This particular holster keeps the gun real tight to your body and has a really slim profile. It also, when used with a good belt which is essential) distributes the weight over a wider area making all day carry a real joy.

    As far as quality is concerned my oldest Ted Blocker Holster is over 20 years old (actually it's for a 1911 Officers size). Get used to buying your shirts a little baggy, like one size bigger than you normaly do. It helps a lot.
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I think for your size, you're going to have a hard time concealing a full size 1911 in anything other than a shoulder rig. I'm 6' 1" and 225lbs and it's was difficult enough for me that I stopped and switched to a smaller size gun.
     
  8. Dennis845

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    A Galco FBI holster and High Noon Speedy Spanky works good for me with a pair of Perry suspenders over a T shirt, covered with a loose XL short sleeve shirt this time of year. Can have the gun belt not so tight and xfers most the weight to my shoulders.
     
  9. tmoore912

    tmoore912 New Member

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    If your skinny or don't have much gut, then appendix carry is well suited for you. Think about it. You might want to give it a try.
     
  10. therewolf

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    Depending on my destination, I carry my 1911A1 in either a beltpack

    or rucksack.

    The rucksack is great for the woods, because you can throw in a lot of other

    stuff.
     
  11. DinkyDauDon

    DinkyDauDon New Member

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    I carry one of my 1911s all day, everyday in a TTGunleather IWB. No problem with printing wearing just a loose shirt over it no matter which one I'm carrying.

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  12. Davo45

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    I carried a full size 1911 in a IWB for 7 years on a daily basis and was around your same weight at the time. I didn't have any issues. Shoulder holsters are great in cold weather, but they aren't worth a hoot in warmer climates when you'd have to wear a vest to conceal one. I've worn a vest before and mighty as well have been wearing a bill board advertising that I was carrying a pistol. I got rid of all but one shoulder holster that I wear in the winter if it's cold enough for a heavy coat.
     
  13. bontrager92fs

    bontrager92fs New Member

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    Got to agree with tmoore on this one. I myself am about 140. actually a few lbs lighter. but i carry a 92fs compact. not that much smaller than a 92 fs full. appendix carry is best way for me to conceal it. especially since its right in the front and who really looks at mans stomach during the day/night