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Old 04-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Mrbigg214 Mrbigg214 is offline
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IWB or OWB for my SIG Extreme 1911???

My very first gun and I have zero experience carrying. I seem to think IWB is better for concealment. In CT you are only allowed to carry a gun concealed. But If I buy a nice custom holster, say from Kelley Leather or Andrews Leather, why would I want to hide it? I love the exotics Andrews leather has available. Stingray, elephant, tegu lizard, horned croc, shark, hippo and many others.

Any suggestions considering style or type for most comfortable and concealable fullsize 1911 holster?

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:06 AM
FrontRangeFuzz FrontRangeFuzz is offline
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Holsters are tools, just like guns. A certain amount of embellishment is fine to show off to your friends...but if you are only allowed to carry concealed, then if someone can see your holster, you're doing something wrong.

It's entirely about personal comfort. Entirely. Looks are nice, but if wearing the holster make it feel like you've strapped a sandpaper-coated brick to your side, then you'll never want to use it. I've always had better luck with IWB for concealment, especially in warmer weather. Find a well made leather IWB rig, and I think you'll be happy.

"We must carry arms because we value our lives and those of our loved ones, because we will not be dealt with by force or threat of force, and do not live at the pleasure and discretion of the lawless." - Jeff Snyder
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM
Mrbigg214 Mrbigg214 is offline
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Thanks Fuzz

Im leaning towards an IWB but hard not to fall in love with the spinal stingray skins that andrews leather showcases on their website...LMAO. I do like the quality of Kelley Leather's work and the C-Spring, i believe looks super nice
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:01 PM
dlsslj dlsslj is offline
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Iam going to. Kelleygunleather iam getting a swift Owb plus he has sig rail so be a match. .hes really great to talk to very helpful. Then I'll get a cflex later so I can switch off
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