Full size 1911 concealable?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by texasman55, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. texasman55

    texasman55 New Member

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    The title says it all, I have heard stories if people concealing a full sized 1911, I want to know what holster, position, cant, etc... If this is in the wrong place please let me know! I appreciate all of the wisdom and experiences shared here!
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Sure, I've got an IWB that hangs about 8:00 (left handed)
     

  3. texasman55

    texasman55 New Member

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    What brand holster? Tuckable? My career choice requires business dress most days...
     
  4. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I will be carry my SR1911 in a Longballer custom holster when it arrives!! Right now I carry a G35 in a N82 pro tactical IWB at 3 o'clock. The G35 in length is 8.74" and sometimes depending on body angle it prints the bottom of the handle. I think the reason it prints at times is where I have my holster.
     
  5. FullautoUSA

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    Everything is concealable it can just be very hard for some guns, I'm sure there is someone who conceals a Desert Eagle it's just hard.
     
  6. kytowboater

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    300-3:15 IWB canted forward, 5 inch 1911. Ride the holster high and keep it off your hip bone, never will notice it.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Shoulder holster, standard 1911A1, left side, muzzle down, butt forward. Worked under a suit coat/ blazer, but do not button unless coat is cut rather generously.
     
  8. jakewpns

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    Get the Galco Suppression Holster. It is a tuckable IWB. And yes it is possible to conceal carry a full size. With an IWB, barrel length doesnt matter because its all inside the pant. I do it every day
     
  9. azrudy

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    Hi, I am 6' tall and run about 300 lbs and carry a full size 1911 .45acp every day, summer, winter and whatever ( being in Az we don't have a lot of variety temps wise!) behind my right hip in a Galco Royal Guard holster. I find it rides lower than most yet affords an exceptional combat grip. My work requires professional dress as well and under a sports jacket it is invisable. Good luck-Rudy:)
     
  10. Colby

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aM6mTg-jx2A#!

    I know this lady. It is a hoot to watch her "unload". And that last one is a full size Desert Eagle - I have handled it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  11. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    I've got a Galco paddle, Blackhawk Serpa and a Crossbreed Super Tuck IWB. The Crossbreed conceals best and is the most comfortable. That said, both my 1911's are Colt, too heavy for EDC. MHO you understand.
     
  12. FullautoUSA

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  13. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    The person that asks, "does my a$$ make this gun look small?"
     
  14. fortinsj

    fortinsj New Member

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    I used a desantis IWB on my colt 1911. I'm a smaller guy and had no problem concealing it. Remember that the 1911 is itself a slim pistol. I've since began carrying a Springfield xdm9 3.8 with another desantis holster. While it does conceal, it is not as good as my colt.
     
  15. FullautoUSA

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    Haha, it's very hard to make a Desert Eagle look small but there are some who could do it.
     
  16. FullautoUSA

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    It's slimness is great since it doesn't print as much.
     
  17. WestTexas325

    WestTexas325 New Member

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    I have a desantis iwb for my sr1911 that is almost as comfortable as my crossbreed that I wear at 4:00.
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    1911 FS concealed carry?

    YOU BET!

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  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    6' tall, 235#, and I carry my Springfieled Milspec with my new Longballer IWB at approx. 3:30ish.
     
  20. FullautoUSA

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    Cane is that your EDC