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Azjeeper
02-04-2010, 00:37
Does anyone carry a full size 1911 concealed for a daily carry gun? I have a full size springfield and am debateing if i should try it for ccw money being an issue I can not afford to buy a shorter barreled 1911 so I would be using what I have. So I am wondering if anybody carries a full size concealed. And it would be cool to see some pics of gun/holsters if possible thanks.

okie
02-04-2010, 00:54
I CCW this with no worries:supergrin::wavey:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/SAP.jpg

drc767
02-04-2010, 02:02
My EDC of late.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Pistols/LesBaerTRS014-1.jpg

Deployment Solu
02-04-2010, 02:43
I have carried a Wilson CQB SF for about a year. It is a 5" 1911 with a rail. I have never has a lightweight 1911. I now carry a DW CBOB.

I don't carry a gun cause it is comfortable, I carry one because it is comforting!!- Clint Smith

RedsoxFan4Lyfe
02-04-2010, 04:57
I carried a full size steel 1911 for years. Its very flat and thin, its easier to hide than a lot of other guns out there. You have to have a GOOD solid gun belt, made for carry to support and distribute the weight of the pistol. Most people fail right there. The best holster on earth will fail without the belt to support it.

I carry in a a Milt Sparks SSII rig. VERY comfy to me. In just jean shorts and a t-shirt I can hide a 1911 in the Florida heat. I have also used the Versa-MaxII, and the MaxCon V holsters over the years. ALL are VERY good and work great.

I have an old Rafters gun belt from about five years ago, that works very well. I also have a belt from Ken Null also excellent.

Its easy if you have the proper belt and holster, and lord forbid I ever need my weapon, I have a full size gun that Im confident on and confident IN.

Hope this helps.

Azjeeper
02-04-2010, 10:31
I need to pick up a good belt/holster then! I wont skrimp on those I do believe in good gun leather. and a new holster and belt cost a lot less then a shorter barreled .45

Tejasshooter
02-04-2010, 13:08
I carried a full size for quite a long time in a SOB and it worked quite well for me. This past year I have moved to a CrossBreed super tuck and it works very well. I have to admit that I have been carrying a 3 inch as of late and will move to a 4 inch as soon as I come across the next addition to my family. SS Pro Raptor or SIS Pro. One of the great things about the super tuck is that it fits all my 1911's. My SOB does not securely hold my smaller and lighter 1911.

nolt
02-04-2010, 14:07
i actually carry a full-rail trp most of the time...

http://www.gonbon.com/~nolt/C5_hogleg_2.jpg
http://www.gonbon.com/~nolt/C5_hogleg_1.jpg

works really well in a crossbreed supertuck as well:

http://www.gonbon.com/~nolt/TRP_CBST_cant.jpg

as mentioned above a good belt is key.

AZ Husker
02-04-2010, 14:37
Steel Colt in a Milt Sparks VM2. The flat profile makes it a piece of cake.

drc767
02-04-2010, 14:39
i actually carry a full-rail trp most of the time...

http://www.gonbon.com/~nolt/C5_hogleg_2.jpg
http://www.gonbon.com/~nolt/C5_hogleg_1.jpg

works really well in a crossbreed supertuck as well:

http://www.gonbon.com/~nolt/TRP_CBST_cant.jpg

as mentioned above a good belt is key.

Hey Nolt.....your pistol is on the wrong side!! :)

Jim S.
02-04-2010, 16:42
I have a full size springfield and am debateing if i should try it for ccw.

I don't think anyone mentioned this but it is the grip that makes it a bit harder to conceal, not the length of the slide or barrel.
With a good holster and belt combo it is easy to do.
I suggest the Crossbreed Supertuck.
I carry a G21SF in one without a problem.

txleapd
02-04-2010, 17:40
Hey Nolt.....your pistol is on the wrong side!! :)

Mirror? I did a a double take the first time I looked at his picks, too...


I would love to have one of those full length Operators.

Substance-P
02-04-2010, 18:06
It certainly can be done and a lot of people do it. I occasionally carry this
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q147/substance-p/Gunpics005-1.jpg
A great holster and belt make it possible.

I am, however, looking into a CCO as I think it might be an even better fit than my full size or commander 1911s for EDC.

Azjeeper
02-04-2010, 20:39
that full railed TRP and the black holster are freaking sweet! Im jealous!

glock2740
02-04-2010, 22:27
I carried a full size for quite a long time in a SOB and it worked quite well for me. This past year I have moved to a CrossBreed super tuck and it works very well. I have to admit that I have been carrying a 3 inch as of late and will move to a 4 inch as soon as I come across the next addition to my family. SS Pro Raptor or SIS Pro. One of the great things about the super tuck is that it fits all my 1911's. My SOB does not securely hold my smaller and lighter 1911.
The SS Pro Raptor fits very nicely in my Supertuck:cool:. BTW, I'll look into that SIS Pro I found for you in the morning and get back with you...If I don't happen to buy it:whistling:...lol

ambluemax
02-04-2010, 23:53
I carried my Gov size SA GI a lot w/ a K&D IWB holster. I have since switched to a DW CBOB...but more for the bobtail and the cool factor than anything else. I have zero issues carrying a full size 1911.

Screaming .357G
02-05-2010, 00:18
I carry a Les Baer TRS 5 inch most of the time...When its not the TRS its a Sig 220R SAO or a Glock 23.
Get a good belt and I use Nick Matthews IWB holsters.

swinokur
02-05-2010, 05:33
I carry a Kimber TLE/RL II in a Comptac MTAC. I think it conceals easier than my G30. As someone said, it's not the barrel length that is the issue for CC. It is the grip size and thickness of the gun.

I actually prefer carrying the Kimber over the G30 on many occasions

TonyT
02-05-2010, 09:21
I know of several people who carry 1911's. I for one do not feel comfortable carrying a gun with a manual external safety. Should the need ever arise to use my gun I want to be able to draw and fire without concerning myselft with a grip and manual safety. I carried a Glock 36 in 45 ACP which is much more concealable than a 1911 and still gives you 7 rounds of 45 ACP.

fredj338
02-05-2010, 09:40
I CCW a 1911, but IMO, the 5" all steel is just too much gun for all day carry unless you don;t have to sit or drive much. The 1" longer bbl does matter for my 5'-10" frame. Instead, I went lt.wt. Comm in the form of a 1911PD & had it bobbed. In a good IWB, it's like it's not there. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/fredj338/DSC_0003_051.jpg

rvrctyrngr
02-05-2010, 09:57
Though not my EDC, I carry my Springer quite often in LittleBear leather

sprmx199
02-05-2010, 11:42
I carry one or the other of these for my EDC:

Kimber Desert Warrior in a Del Fatti ISP-LP or soon to be here PK Black Ops Pro

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/sprmx199/100_1057.jpg

Or a Nighthawk Custom 5" Talon in a PK Black Ops or Sparks VM-II

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/sprmx199/Talon04_03_09004.jpg

ajgranda
02-05-2010, 16:49
I know of several people who carry 1911's. I for one do not feel comfortable carrying a gun with a manual external safety. Should the need ever arise to use my gun I want to be able to draw and fire without concerning myselft with a grip and manual safety. I carried a Glock 36 in 45 ACP which is much more concealable than a 1911 and still gives you 7 rounds of 45 ACP.

How is this helpful to the OP question? :dunno:

fredj338
02-05-2010, 22:29
I know of several people who carry 1911's. I for one do not feel comfortable carrying a gun with a manual external safety. Should the need ever arise to use my gun I want to be able to draw and fire without concerning myselft with a grip and manual safety. I carried a Glock 36 in 45 ACP which is much more concealable than a 1911 and still gives you 7 rounds of 45 ACP.

Sorry Tony, that just shows you have never really worked w/ a 1911 much. It is no slower to present to a first shot than a GLock. Your finger is on or off the trigger w/ either one, so the safety is only an issue going back into the holster. The first round hit potential is much higher due to the better trigger & for me better pointing (GLocks point high for me). The thin profile of lt.wt. Comm. conceals about the same, maybe a bit better than a G36 & I get 8+1. Good try though, just not buying it & I doubt any of the other 1911 guys are either.:wavey:

M1A Shooter
02-05-2010, 22:45
i carried a SS MilSpec for awhile. i now carry a SS TRP. i use a Galco Summer Comfort IWB when it needs to hide, but use a SERPA when im wearing a jacket.

CMG
02-05-2010, 23:58
I'm fortunate enough to own smaller guns for carry, but I have carried the full-size guns infrequently. Here is one holster I like that won't make you go hungry just to buy it.

Don Hume PCCH:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/CCEpcch.jpg

SiberianErik
02-07-2010, 00:22
I cc my SA Gov'T 1911 GI everday in a simple slide holster w/ a Beltman 1.5 sharkskin. I forget its even on half the time.

Nothing more comforting than to run your hand down the frame of that 5" pipe w/ 8+1 of COR-BON 45ACP +p. Its so accurate it really is scary.

Bob45acp
02-07-2010, 22:37
I don't think anyone mentioned this but it is the grip that makes it a bit harder to conceal, not the length of the slide or barrel.
With a good holster and belt combo it is easy to do.
I suggest the Crossbreed Supertuck.
I carry a G21SF in one without a problem.

Not always true if you appendix carry. I carry AIWB and a shorter barrel is a must for most people who carry there. That's why I've primarily switched to 4 inch barrel guns.

nolt
02-08-2010, 15:16
Hey Nolt.....your pistol is on the wrong side!! :)

smoke and mirrors baby!

Jim S.
02-08-2010, 17:36
Not always true if you appendix carry. I carry AIWB and a shorter barrel is a must for most people who carry there. That's why I've primarily switched to 4 inch barrel guns.

Your right, I didn't think of that.

AZ Husker
02-08-2010, 18:31
My appendix is too big...

MacG22
02-08-2010, 18:56
I find myself saying this a lot lately... but check out the Dan Wesson CCO. Commander (4'') slide but the shorter officer's grip (7rnd). Awesome 1911 to carry.

Loads of pics here:
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=2527104&posted=1#post2527104

DLL9mm
02-09-2010, 03:53
I just ordered a IWB holster for my 1911. I am going to start carrying it. It's a fullsize.