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Old 04-16-2019, 12:46 PM
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Have my Ruger Commander in an IWB Holster right now as I'm typing this in a coffee shop near a University Campus and I seriously doubt anyone including the City Police Officer carting a Glock knows I'm armed better than he is. LOL
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:47 AM
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my AIWB is very realistic for me and my favorite way to carry. Glad I took off about 70lbs.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:18 AM
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TT Gunleather Mike's Special with full sized government, extremely comfortable.
Quality is top notch
Tim was great to business with, wait time about 3 weeks.
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I have several holsters from TT Gunleather. Excellent quality and quick build time.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:19 AM
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I IWB carry all my pistols. I'm currently comfortably carrying a CZ 97B in a Vedder Light Tuck on a 1 1/2" Tucker belt with Perry suspenders, so I now know that carrying a 5" 1911 would be easy. My SR1911 LWC feels like a toy compared to the CZ!

I started using the suspenders a few months ago to keep my slightly larger pants up without bunching up when pocket carrying my P938. Now I wear them all the time. Makes a big difference when carrying all my pistols.

Note: I'm 6', 185 lbs., so I don't otherwise need suspenders. Also, I'm hoping that TT Gunleather starts building holsters for the 97B as I'd like to get a Slim XC for it. Currently have two XC's. Great holster!

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Old 04-22-2019, 11:38 AM
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There is a reason the Summer Special design has been around for over 50 years.
My favorite.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:17 PM
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My fat arse was mighty comfortable today carrying a 5" in a Milt Sparks Criterion.


Had a spare reload in my left pocket inside of one of their handy magazine holsters.


The gun disappears from thought.





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Old 04-26-2019, 11:52 AM
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The TT Gunleather XC Slim is also worth considering. Wearing one right now with a full size.

I use tan colored Perry clipless suspenders with all IWB holsters above a 380 compact.
Agree, I like TT better than Sparks, but that's me. The TT has that extra wing at the bottom that dissapates the muzzle end poke into your body....especially for a longer government model.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:59 PM
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I IWB carry all my pistols. I'm currently comfortably carrying a CZ 97B in a Vedder Light Tuck on a 1 1/2" Tucker belt with Perry suspenders, so I now know that carrying a 5" 1911 would be easy. My SR1911 LWC feels like a toy compared to the CZ!

Sorry for thread drift, but how do you like the 97B ? Been considering buying one since a few years, and they are very reasonably priced.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:33 PM
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Vedder LightTuck IWB - excellent fit and finish with metal clip cant and height adjustable and tension screw.

Full size stainless Raptor II

(I actually apendix carry/strong side front)



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Old 04-27-2019, 08:06 AM
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I wear this every time I ride my Harley. It's a Cross Breed Super Tuck. It's ver comfortable and I don't even notice I'm wearing it.
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:23 AM
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Look at Official holster makers showcase thread,page 37, post #911,by Colt Hammerless.He made this special for me and you can wear shorts and a t-shirt and no one can tell.He did a great job.He also made the same style for my P245,page 39,post #958.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:22 PM
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I carry a full-size Sig 1911 Nightmare in an Andrews Custom Leather McDaniel ll holster which works great for me. Can carry concealed while wearing a T-shirt with no problem printing. Very comfortable holster and excellent craftsmanship.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:38 PM
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:31 PM
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I found that IWB with a full size is comfy and concealable. I use a kydex and have no issues with it at all.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:27 PM
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Some of us are just not IWB holster guys. I never liked them and will always
stick to OWB.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:54 PM
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I'm wearing a commander in a Sparks Criterion as I write this. My daily companion.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:09 PM
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All of you guys using leather IWB holsters...those holsters look very nice and classy. But most leather holsters I've seen add at least 1/4" of thickness to the pistol if not more. You don't know what you're missing with the new kydex holsters. A good kydex IWB holster adds next to nothing to the pistol thickness. It's almost like carrying Mexican (IWB with no holster).
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:29 PM
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None of my holsters add anything close to 1/4 inch. And leather is much more comfortable to me, not to mention nicer on the pistol.
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:00 PM
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The 1911 is thin and easy to carry iwb
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:34 PM
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Commander, not Government, but another vote for Milt Sparks Summer Special II.

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Old 02-01-2020, 10:25 PM
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Yes, I've carried a full sized 1911 in an IWB and it conceals just as well as a small gun like a Shield or Glock 43.
I can also carry a Glock 21 IWB and it works very well.
I rarely ever have since I'm not all that concerned about the deep carry.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:45 AM
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The 1911 is thin and easy to carry iwb

^^^^^^ This!
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Old 02-02-2020, 11:40 AM
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None of my holsters add anything close to 1/4 inch. And leather is much more comfortable to me, not to mention nicer on the pistol.
Agreed!!!
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:13 PM
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I'm a fairly big ol' boy at 6'3" and 215 lbs. I'm happy to tote full-sized 1911-guns IWB beneath suit coats or sport coats. Have two dandy holsters, both timely gifts from folks I esteeme. Both very comfortable even for long hours. Both present the pistol readily enough.

A well made no-name Mexican holster provided years ago by a kind brother-in-law sees a lot of IWB carry. I like IWB carry at 4 o'clock. This holster is very comfortable to wear and gives good access to the pistol.


This holster, custom made by a fine lady craftsman, Della Shafter of Rafter S Gunleather, unfortunately now deceased, also carries the .45s IWB. The World War II 1911-A1 isn't toted but is only being used to model the holster.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:12 PM
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Hell yes; Iíve been doing it for over 30 years now...
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