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Old 03-02-2010, 06:04 PM
bikerboy bikerboy is offline
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1911 for ccw

Do any of y'all carry a full size 1911 as ccw?
I just bought the Taurus alum frame 1911 thinking
it may be good for all of the above:
Truck Gun
range buddy
If so,what holster type is most popular?
And what grain ammo do y'all use for defense?
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:54 PM
dnancarr dnancarr is offline
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picking a holster type is akin to picking a wife....youre going to be wearing it a lot, so pick one that fits your lifestyle.

I have 4 different holsters, depending on whats going on.

For long distance driving (its 10 hours in the saddle from end to end in Texas), I have a shoulder holster.

Come hunting time, I have a standard issue GI flap holster.

And for general running about, and weather dependent, I have an IWB and an OWB holster, a combination of Galco and Bianchi leather products.

I do recommend a good belt and dont skimp on the holster, either. A cheap, ill fitting holster could get you killed too.

For ammo, I carry 200 grain hollow points of one maker or another...provided they function in my weapon. I also carry handloads which you may or may not wish to trust.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:59 PM
george.sinner george.sinner is offline
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I carry a PT1911 on and off duty. In Texas LEO's don't have to conceal so I carry a G&G Paddle and a Yaquie Slide
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:22 AM
dakota1911 dakota1911 is offline
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For years in the 70s and 80s I used to carry a full size Gov. in a shoulder holster. It was pretty comfy.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:23 PM
BangFlop BangFlop is offline
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:38 AM
cubanchurchill cubanchurchill is offline
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For me nothing rides as good as kydex. I love the way it conceals and holds the weapon. But the holster is second to getting a good belt. Without a good belt- it wont matter what type of holster you have.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:48 PM
ABN2nds ABN2nds is offline
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OWB holster by Tagua

I carry a fullsize 1911, American Classic II, Armscor. It feels fine to me, I am used to carrying about 20+ pounds of gear as an officer anyway so a fullsize 1911 and two extra mags feels light! I agree, get a good holster and belt. I bought a cheap belt and it was destroyed in less than a few months.
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