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Thread: 1911 holster comfortable?

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    I live in Tennessee were open carry is allowed and have decided to open carry and would like to know what would be the most comfortable to wear.Because weight of a 1911 can weigh you down I also would like info on a stiffer belt the isn't black nylon.

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    Try Galco, excellent products. They are upper dollar but well worth it.

    I carry all the time, with their 1 3/4 belt and holster, very comfortable.

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    Holsters are a personal thing. Your going to have to try several before your likely to find one YOU like.
    As for the belt. I paste below a reply I just posted in another thread a few days back:



    http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/dress-belts.html

    Check out model "H"
    Double thickness, spring steel ribbon insert between layers.

    These are all I wear.

    My "every day" belt is a tan model H that with the exception of OC (recently acquired black version) and rare occation dress (suit & tie) this is the belt I have been wearing daily for 9 years. Yep... 9. And it always has a G23 or 1911 hanging from it + accessories

    Doubles as a tow strap for your car/truck


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    That is a nice belt Patriot. I use a simple leather Dickies belt that suits me just fine. It all just depends on what you like. I carry 1911 damn near exclusively, no issues. My mags and whatnot offset the load so it doesnt pull to one side.

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    Texan wrote:
    Try Galco, excellent products. They are upper dollar but well worth it.

    I carry all the time, with their 1 3/4 belt and holster, very comfortable.
    +1

    I just bought a Galco for my Rock Island M1911-A1. I do not leave home without it. Very comfortable and sometimes I forget it is there, almost. I also counter balance with 2 full mags on the otherside. And that leather smell....nice.


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    I have a Galco now in the paddle holster design and like it but wondered if there was any others out there picked it up used for $20 was thrilled about that since it looked new. Thanks for the advise on the belts will have to pick one up soon.

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    djoem_2007 wrote:
    I have a Galco now in the paddle holster design and like it but wondered if there was any others out there picked it up used for $20 was thrilled about that since it looked new. Thanks for the advise on the belts will have to pick one up soon.
    While I carry a Galco myself, you might want to look at something with a retention system. A lot of the guys here carry 1911 style pistols in Blackhawk Sherpa holsters, and they seem to like them a lot.

    I just prefer leather.

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    I'm waiting for the next gunshow so I can try a bunch out. That strategy worked for me the last time I needed one.

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