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#6246352 - 04/03/16 01:11 PM OWB questions
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Ok, so I have a great IWB holster and gun. So we are good there. But, 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. So before I order my holster, I want to figure out the way that I carry it. My gut tells me that I want to get the clip that goes on the belt so that I can take it on and off as need be in the establishments that don't approve open carry. Other option is a paddle, or belt loops. This will be a kydex holster. But I just cant decide on the way it mounts. Any and all help is appreciated.

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#6246364 - 04/03/16 01:26 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I've got a fobus paddle holster and not a huge fan because it's not that comfortable and seems to ride way to high at times.

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#6246415 - 04/03/16 02:21 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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This is what I was looking at as far as the clip goes

http://www.cooksholsters.com/owb-holster-w-adjustable-belt-clip/

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#6246451 - 04/03/16 03:24 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Road Dawg Offline
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Look at Safariland level II kydex holsters. I've got several and really like them. They're a few bucks more
but well worth it.

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#6246486 - 04/03/16 04:22 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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My issue usually on my gun ends up being that its a full size sig 1911 with a rail. Not everyone makes a holster for that gun. But my main concern here is how am I carrying it. Close to the body with the loops, on a clip like I listed above, or paddle?

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#6246507 - 04/03/16 04:51 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Rob Longnecker at Tucker Gunleather, makes a GREAT Paddle for your gun. Either all Leather or leather lined Kydex, top line syuff
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#6246547 - 04/03/16 05:54 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Road Dawg Offline
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My safariland is a paddle for a Sig 220 and is very comfortable

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#6246725 - 04/03/16 08:04 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Edited by jab3006 (04/03/16 08:06 PM)

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#6246739 - 04/03/16 08:09 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Get a quality belt

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#6248564 - 04/05/16 10:26 AM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Originally Posted By: Arrowslinger82
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.

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#6248776 - 04/05/16 01:50 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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I wouldn't say that it isn't possible. But what I would say is that it isn't comfortable. Not near as much as the smaller framed and shorter barreled guns.

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#6248897 - 04/05/16 03:34 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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It's doable and comfortable. I carry a P226 with tac light IWB everyday all day
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#6250354 - 04/06/16 07:06 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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East made these for mine. Very happy with the holster. up
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#6250515 - 04/06/16 09:00 PM Re: OWB questions [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I have 3 of those from East, without the thumb break, one for a sig 938, 3 inch 1911, and a 5 inch 1911.

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