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1911 carriers: What position?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    A question for those that carry 1911's as their EDC. In what position do you carry yours?

    I have been playing with mine for a few days now and I am finding that I am having trouble deciding if I like 2:30 position better or 4:00 position. The 2:30 position conceals the grip better and is slightly better when sitting but the 4:00 position has a much more natural draw and holds the gun tighter to my body.
     
  2. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    4:00 for Comfort, eas of draw, etc. Driving, walking, whatever.

    2:30 for needs of extreme concealability. Pool at the bar, short T-Shirt.

    I change it up as the Situation requires.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    6:00 works best for me. IWB/SOB during summer but Galco BTB angled Belt slide W/O retention strap when it is cooler and have more than just a T on.
     
  4. gunfighter

    gunfighter Ptown New Member

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    bout the 5 oclock position no holster, all butt cheek. I can wear a fishnet wife beater and couldnt tell a thing
     
  5. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    12:00 to keep em guessin' :cool:
     
  6. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Kimber 4" at about 3:30 position in a IWB Ted Blocker. Has been like that for a couple of years now. No problems.
     
  7. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Every body type is different. I would say whatever feels good, and gives you that important proper initial grip on the gun.
     
  8. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Glock 34 in 8:00 position (lefty).
     
  9. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    OK this maybe off topic but I am still thinking it's kinda belong in here since it a 1911 carrier topic :) (Please dont spank me)

    I saw the preview episo "locked and loaded" that was posted in this website couple days ago, when the guy get out of his car he had a 1911 in the back of him.... I am just wondering what kind of holster is that and how comfortable is it? I really like the way that holster and the handgun look :)
     
  10. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Kimber Pro Carry, IWB, milt sparks. Just between my front pocket and right hand wallet pocket. seems to work best for me. Doesn't pattern. Kinda digs in when I'm in the car, but great when I'm walking around.
     
  11. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    6 O'clock SOB OWB though I'm looking into an IWB at 4:00
     
  12. rk246

    rk246 Southwest of Portland New Member

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    IWB Colt CCO at 3:49. very comfortable....
     
  13. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the loops on the pants I'm wearing... anywhere between the 2:30 to 3:00 posistion in a Milt Sparks VMII very comfortable except when sitting in a car that has heavy side bolsters but even then its not bad I can just feel the grip against my t-shirt.
     
  14. GabbyHaze

    GabbyHaze Milton, Wa New Member

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    :lolbeat::rofl1:
     
  15. gunfighter

    gunfighter Ptown New Member

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    Well, not that I have the said wifebeater
     
  16. brandnew

    brandnew PNW Member

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    I highly recommend to anybody who carries in their SOB to reconsider. My friend's uncle suffers back problems to this day because he one day fell onto his back when carrying in his 6:00, injuring his spine.

    My understanding is that police officers aren't allowed to put ANYTHING (not even handcuffs) at the base of their spine for this very reason. All you need is one slip and you'll have issues and physical therapy for a long time.
     
  17. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    yes, that is pretty much a nationwide policy. All insurance providers I know of have the same requirement for private security as well. No SOB carry. It is just too dangerous to place a large piece of steal at the base of your spine.
     
  18. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Well nobody ever said I followed the rules completely. I already have a bulged disk in that area, three in upper back and two herniated ones in my neck. I was told to have surgery on my neck in 97. How much worse could the spinal problems get?:laugh: 6:00 is what works for me so I guess i'll have to keep living on the edge.
     
  19. gunfighter

    gunfighter Ptown New Member

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    I dont know about any of you but my firearm is expensive, forget the back injury, thats the least of my worries. I dont want to scratch my gun!, if im fallin over I am going to do some kind of mid air barrel roll so I dont damage my piece.