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Old 01-08-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Carrying Full Size 1911

I just purchased my first Kimber 1911, already have been to the range and put 300 rounds through it. Love it! Here is a pic after I got done thoroughly cleaning, lubing, and polishing it up.



I was wondering if anyone has any concealed carry advice for a full size 1911? I would like to be able to carry this, and conceal it effectively. I currently carry a S&W SD9. Thanks!
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A nice thin Kydex in the waistband holster at about 4 o'clock with a slight forward cant will work nicely. Works for me, carry-on.
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I agree with Cuca. I used to carry my full size XDm .40 at 4 o'clock IWB. You should have no problems with your single stack 1911.
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Long jacket loose fitting, can carry anything shorter then a 7mm Winchester Model 70.
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How about a shoulder rig? Full access even when belted in your vehicle while driving.

And yes, that Govt. model is pretty beefy.
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Good leather pancake holster to keep it high and tight with a good gun belt.
Opps! You said conceal. My bad. Still ok if you wear your shirts outside your pants.

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Gun belt is a must, not a thick leather belt but a gun belt that won't sag over time.
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I have one with the steel core and its great.


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I use an Alien Gear Cloak holster. Works great for me.


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I've been carrying a full size Stainless II for years but mine is about 1.5 inches longer. It has a 460 Rowland conversion on it which has a compensator on the end of the 5.25 inch threaded barrel. When I first started carrying it I used a horizontal shoulder rig because I thought that would be the way to go. I didn't realize the back of my shirt was sticking out because of the length of the pistol. I should have used a vertical holster. I stopped because many times my weapon was pointing at people in lines at stores. I then began using an iwb holster. What a pita. That lasted about a week. I have been using a clipdraw for about 5 years now. No holster bulk to deal with but this type of carry is not for everybody. Occasionally the safety digs in to my hip but I just make an adjustment and I'm fine. There are three options for you. Vertical shoulder rig, iwb holster or clipdraw.
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