I have a full size 1911 that I want to be able to carry as well. Obviously that big boy isn't going IWB lol.
If you don't think IWB is possible with a 1911, you're doing it wrong. Completely wrong.
On another note, I've found that the only way to effectively conceal OWB is with a holster equipped with pancake wings. For instance, the Raven Concealment OWB with pancake wing attachments. I find it hard to believe that you'd find a clip on or paddle holster that doesn't stick out like a sore thumb under a shirt. Why take a gun off just because some place doesn't allow open carry? Doesn't that kinda defeat the purpose of having a gun to be prepared? retention holsters are for police officers. Skip the open carry nonsense, get a good quality concealable OWB, and be prepared. End of story.