Proper way to carry a 1911 concealed

tomhall75

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Apr 30, 2008
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I've got a Kimber Ultra Carry 2. I have been carrying it chambered Cocked and Locked in a Galco Leather inside the pant holster, which rubs and is a little uncomfortable. I know it's supposed to be comforting not comfortable, but still. I'm pretty new to this, so, am I carrying it properly cocked and locked? Being a very large man there is not many places to carry except on the side as far as I know. Any suggestions?
 

Texas1911

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Condition One (cocked and locked) is the only way to carry a 1911. In most instances of usage you will not have time to rack the slide. There are hundreds of holsters made for the 1911 so my suggestion would be to investigate the various types available to see if you can't get a more suitable fit.

Another thing is to wear a thin undershirt tucked in.
 

htxred

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Apr 6, 2008
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i will second alan and agree that condition 1 is the only way to go.

take the time to research and find some good holsters, dont be shy on the spending, you spent a couple of hundred on the gun, another hundred or so for a good holster that will make a large difference in comfort and concealment shouldnt matter.
 

DopaVash

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Apr 23, 2008
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I've got a Kimber Ultra Carry 2. I have been carrying it chambered Cocked and Locked in a Galco Leather inside the pant holster, which rubs and is a little uncomfortable. I know it's supposed to be comforting not comfortable, but still. I'm pretty new to this, so, am I carrying it properly cocked and locked? Being a very large man there is not many places to carry except on the side as far as I know. Any suggestions?

Try being tall and thin. You print through everthing :(
 

brainiac

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Mar 7, 2008
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Condition one is the only way to carry a 1911, what it was designed for.

Try a better holster. Nothing particular against Galco; I have one of their shoulder holsters I like, but the custom-made IWB holsters like Milt Sparks, Alessi, Brommeland, etc. will always be better and more comfortable than mass-produced holsters.
 

Shorts

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Mar 28, 2008
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C&L is how I prefer to carry 1911s.

For a holster, you might go through several trying to find one that is comfortable ands fits well for you needs. Custom is the way to go. I make my holsters.
 

JKTex

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Mar 11, 2008
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I carry my Kimber Pro Carry HD in a Brommeland MaxConV and a Milt Sparks SSII. A good belt makes all the difference in the world so now I have 2 Beltman belts (one 1 1/4 horsehide and one 1 1/2 bullhide) and a Milt Sparks 1 1/2 horsehide.

I'm thin and carrying a heavy all steel gun isn't easy, but a good holster and belt make it great. Even without the new belts, it was not bad with a not so great normal belt.
 

chevydeerhunter

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Feb 23, 2008
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San Antonio
Ditto on all replies. I carry mine cocked and locked in a Bianchi leather thumb break holster. One swift movement and it's out and ready.
 

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