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So I concealed carry a 1911 this past weekend

Hadn't really carried a 1911 concealed before other than in a paddle holster, even than I was worried about printing so I only did it in cold weather with a jacket on. Finally got a quality rig last week. Picked up two different Comp-Tac CTAC's for a 1911 and a Glock slide (to carry either my 27 or 22) used over on GlockTalk and I was surprised how much of a difference it made carrying comfortable even compared to the Comp-Tac paddle (also helps having a quality belt to).

I might have to seriously look at picking up a compact 1911 now




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A good carry rig is night and day to the sub $30 holsters. Buy yourself a nice belt and it will be even better. If you dont want to spend the cash on one look into the 5.11 casual belts. They dont last long but give you a good idea what a gun belt could do for you.
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Hadn't really carried a 1911 concealed before other than in a paddle holster, even than I was worried about printing so I only did it in cold weather with a jacket on. Finally got a quality rig last week. Picked up two different Comp-Tac CTAC's for a 1911 and a Glock slide (to carry either my 27 or 22) used over on GlockTalk and I was surprised how much of a difference it made carrying comfortable even compared to the Comp-Tac paddle (also helps having a quality belt to).

I might have to seriously look at picking up a compact 1911 now
look at my 1911 post a couple thread down. That Ultra-Compact 1911 shoots really nice.

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Hadn't really carried a 1911 concealed before other than in a paddle holster, even than I was worried about printing so I only did it in cold weather with a jacket on. Finally got a quality rig last week. Picked up two different Comp-Tac CTAC's for a 1911 and a Glock slide (to carry either my 27 or 22) used over on GlockTalk and I was surprised how much of a difference it made carrying comfortable even compared to the Comp-Tac paddle (also helps having a quality belt to).

I might have to seriously look at picking up a compact 1911 now
Was this a full size?

I want to get a shoulder holster for that special occasion when I might want to bring the Kimber out, but just can't imagine toting that hog leg on my side.


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A good carry rig is night and day to the sub $30 holsters. Buy yourself a nice belt and it will be even better. If you dont want to spend the cash on one look into the 5.11 casual belts. They dont last long but give you a good idea what a gun belt could do for you.
I would have never considered carrying the 1911 daily before but ya a quality holster makes a world of difference. I've got one of those 5 stitch instructor belts (can't think of the brand right now) and that made a big difference even when carrying my 27. I'm a believer in quality gear and wish I would have picked up on this sooner

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look at my 1911 post a couple thread down. That Ultra-Compact 1911 shoots really nice.
I'll have to check it out.

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Was this a full size?

I want to get a shoulder holster for that special occasion when I might want to bring the Kimber out, but just can't imagine toting that hog leg on my side.


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It's a full size Kimber Custom Carry II.

I've been thinking about one of those old GI Shoulder Holsters. I found some good replicas online for about $35. Probably not the best rig for concealed carry, getting it more for nostalgia as my dad had one like that a long time ago when he was in the military.




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It's a full size Kimber Custom Carry II.

I've been thinking about one of those old GI Shoulder Holsters. I found some good replicas online for about $35. Probably not the best rig for concealed carry, getting it more for nostalgia as my dad had one like that a long time ago when he was in the military.

Cool.

If you find one, post up. I'd like to know.


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I carry my Ultra Carry with t-shirts all the time. I have carried using a Fobus with jackets, but with the Bianchi Pro 100 I can carry and not print in nothing more then jeans and a t-shirt.
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Pick up some thin grips and it will be even nicer, they do require new bushings. Single sided safety helps too.

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Cool.

If you find one, post up. I'd like to know.


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Already found one, I'll post up the link later tonight. Might order it this weekend.

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Pick up some thin grips and it will be even nicer, they do require new bushings. Single sided safety helps too.
Already have the single side safety. Got whatever Kimber uses for factory rubber grips on it and it's not bad. Haven't really given much thought on grips. What would you suggest?




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Got whatever Kimber uses for factory rubber grips on it and it's not bad. Haven't really given much thought on grips. What would you suggest?
http://www.esmeralda.cc/slender_series_grips.htm

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Esmeralda, woodgrips.com, hakan. They all have nice stuff. Hakan has been really helpful in the past when I had questions on making my own set of grips.

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I got a set of ultra thin Alumagrips for my 1911. After a while I decided I like the regular thickness ones. So I got a pair of them too.

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Cool.

If you find one, post up. I'd like to know.


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Here's the link. Scroll down a bit to see them.

Garcia Aviation Co. 1911 Holsters




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