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#1 ColdWarrior

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:01 PM

Who carries a 1911? IWB? OWB? Shoulder Holster? I'm returning to the 1911 after many years on the Dark Side😂. I carried OWB 30+ years ago, but that was 40+ lbs ago. Now I'm for comfort first and ease of carry second...😂
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#2 GWBH

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:43 PM

I do - IWB and OWB both.

Locked and cocked - the way it's supposed to be carried.

I'm not a striker fired guy and like my safeties!

I just prefer a firearm with some heft to it so have never carried anything else. Heck, I don't ever own anything else!!


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:42 PM

I frequently carry a High Power, IWB - hammer down cocked and locked (SFS).

 

Hammer Down keeps the hammer from digging in to my soft skin or maybe snagging on something. I prefer a single clip kydex holster to those "comfy looking' hybrid IWB things.

 

SFS is pretty cool. It is available only for High Powers (I have 2 with factory installed SFS) and 1911s. In the future it may be available for the CZ75 platform and some tiny SA Sigs.


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#4 Chuck43

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

I carry a 1911 OWB, condition 1.


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#5 Jeckler

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:59 PM

Springfield EMP. 4" 9mm. 1911.
Condition 1
OWB. Galco leather.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

I used to carry a 3" Kimber .45 IWB  cocked and locked. I traded it off for a Ruger LCP II and an XDs 3.3 BBL in .45 .  

 

I sure do miss my 1911 but needed something for pocket carry in the summer.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:43 PM

1911 in the winter Sig p938 summer 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:17 PM

I used to carry a 3" Kimber .45 IWB  cocked and locked. I traded it off for a Ruger LCP II and an XDs 3.3 BBL in .45 .  

 

I sure do miss my 1911 but needed something for pocket carry in the summer.

I don't understand why people say they have to pocket carry in the summer. I carry a Kimber Ultra Tactical in Wright Leather Works Pancake holster 365 days a year. In the shorts and T-Shirt weather I wear one size bigger T-Shirt.


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#9 45 whit

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:00 PM

I'm thinking of bringing my Kimber pro carry ll with crossbreed iwb back into my winter carry rotation.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:32 PM

 

I used to carry a 3" Kimber .45 IWB  cocked and locked. I traded it off for a Ruger LCP II and an XDs 3.3 BBL in .45 .  

 

I sure do miss my 1911 but needed something for pocket carry in the summer.

I don't understand why people say they have to pocket carry in the summer. I carry a Kimber Ultra Tactical in Wright Leather Works Pancake holster 365 days a year. In the shorts and T-Shirt weather I wear one size bigger T-Shirt.

 

 

Maybe this will help you better understand .  I used to carry my 3" ultra tactical IWB during the summer with a jean vest for cover.  However since I first became disabled in early 2005 , my health has slowly gone down hill. I now can no longer take the heat as well as I used to .

 

I am on oxygen 24/7 .  I am also size XXL with a body shape that does not go well with T shirts , even a size larger  , for cover.  I don't like to print. That's just me.

 

Thus the reason for pocket carry.  I use a Desantis super fly holster so it looks like I have a wallet in my front pocket.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:55 PM

I carry a Dan Wesson Guardian in a TT Gunleather IWB winter, summer, spring and fall. In God’s caliber, of course.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:24 PM

Combat Commander, condition 1, in a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2. All year around.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:51 AM

Remington 1911 open carry when I am back in the timber working or strolling along the trails.

OWB during the fall and winter.



#14 mrmagloo

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:23 AM

For years I carried a full size stainless 1911, with a Sparks VMII, and while I do still carry it at times, the move to a M&P9C was a nice shift for size and weight. Sure you got the 9 vs 45 thing, but then again, 12+1 vs 8+1.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:40 AM

Have carried both a full size and and lightweight commander OWB in winter. Nice but it's a lot of iron on my hip.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:52 PM

1911 CCO both IWB and OWB.  IWB I use a Black Arch and OWB I use a Safariland ALS with Nub Mod.  The only place I don't carry the 1911 is church.

 

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