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luvthegun
07-02-2011, 08:21 PM
Was thinking of making a two clip version of Mojo. Just didn't know if anyone actually would attempt or has carried IWB wit a 1911. Kinda big I think just wanted to run it by my friends here at BC. Thanks everyone.

Yote
07-02-2011, 09:12 PM
I carry my Springfield 1911A1 IWB about 3/4 of the time.While it is a decent sized gun,its narrow enough to not be a big deal.
Been using a Gould 810 195 leather holster.

Michael T
07-02-2011, 10:38 PM
i have inside and outside holsters for 1911

PHMadness
07-02-2011, 11:21 PM
I have, and lots do. I am strictly OWB and pocket now though.

luvthegun
07-03-2011, 06:26 AM
I was thinking that it is slim enough to carry IWB but didn't know if anyone would like the long barrel IWB. I don't think I would ever carry anything IWB bigger than the 9 UC pro. Goes to show you that different strokes for different folks isn't just a saying. Those that carry do you prefer snaps or clips?

mitchr
07-03-2011, 08:34 AM
A commander size barrel is only 1" longer than the UC9 & shouldn't be a problem & being thinner, actually easier. Also, if a light weight, it'll weigh about the same as the UC9.

luvthegun
07-03-2011, 09:11 AM
Looks like I will have to work on a pattern for it. Hopefully I will be getting a 1911 soon. If I can decide what to get.

Yote
07-03-2011, 10:17 AM
I'll take clips over snaps any day.For some reason,I have trouble keeping snaps snapped.

The Box
07-03-2011, 10:33 AM
I have carried Gov and Commanders IWB and I will tell you that the great think about my Crossbreed Supertuck is that it is open at the bottom so I only need one holster for both sizes. Something for you to consider...

luvthegun
07-03-2011, 12:20 PM
I have carried Gov and Commanders IWB and I will tell you that the great think about my Crossbreed Supertuck is that it is open at the bottom so I only need one holster for both sizes. Something for you to consider...
Yep, all my holsters are open bottom. And the 1911 I make for the 4" model so the full sized can also be carried in the same holster. At least I have something to do tonight.

PHMadness
07-05-2011, 07:09 PM
I'll take clips over snaps any day.For some reason,I have trouble keeping snaps snapped.
I am exactly opposite. Good directional snaps stay put.

Muddog
07-05-2011, 07:26 PM
i carry my ria compact but regrettably closed bottom so have not yet carried my commander.....i believe kholster is located here in st louis so i could take em both by have em make one fits both...also wanna get one for my bdm.... i prefer clips as can be removed more easily

luvthegun
07-05-2011, 08:05 PM
I like clips myself. But the only time I cc is when I need to run out fast after work. Just grab the PF9 in my mojo and go. Snaps would only slow me down and in that case I would just get the gun belt and OWB holster with my 24/7.

tpelle
07-11-2011, 09:56 AM
I carry a 1911 IWB sometimes. I have an old Summer Special leather holster, as well as a Kydex holster from Blade-Tech, both purchased way back in the day. (it's true that eventually you end up with a cardboard box full of holsters. I have a cardboard box, a "milk crate" storage crate, and a dresser drawer full, myself.)

Biggest issue with a 1911 either IWB or OWB is the weight of the pistol. You're always hiking your jeans up! That's why I carry my Bersa FireStorm .380 most of the time now.

Also, regarding mag pouches - it seems that most mag pouches don't carry the magazine low enough, especially IWB. Those .45 ACP cartridges are heavy, and if the mag pouch positions the mag too high it will sometimes "upset" and dump the magazine out on the ground. Kind of a giveaway that you're carrying, if you know what I mean.

woodsong
07-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Yes, I carry my Kimber Pro Carry II IWB with a Crossbreed Supertuck. Quite often almost forget that it's there. Don't know if the single clip Mojo would work given the weight.

Still haven't found a mag pouch solution I like. Has anyone tried mags kept horizontal -- parallel to the belt?

mitchr
07-12-2011, 07:51 AM
I got a cheap nylon mag pouch at Academy a while back that's made so you can carry vertical or horizontal. Holds two mags with velcro flaps to hold them in & also universal so could carry 1911 mags or even larger ones like the double stack HC9 Bersa mags. But, might have been a discontinued item as I haven't seen any more there since then. I think I paid $5 for it. I haven't tried it in the horizontal position, but don't see why it wouldn't work. Will be hard to conceal wearing a tucked shirt, but the pockets are deep enough & with flaps covering the end of the mag, most folks wouldn't know what it is.

tpelle
07-12-2011, 09:26 AM
I wondered about carrying mags horizontally, as I see it done that way now and then on police duty gear. I have a cell phone case for my SmartPhone that carries it that way, and I absolutely hate it, though. Carrying some something that's straight on my belt, which naturally curves around my body, means that the cell phone case sticks out at a tangent front and rear, and is always getting hung up on chair arms, car seat belts, door frames, etc. I would think that a mag carrier would do somewhat the same thing.

mitchr
07-12-2011, 09:46 AM
You have a point there tpelle. This one, being a double mag holder, would be the same problem regardless of which way you wear it. In my case, I carried it under an untucked shirt & didn't have to worry about that. Anyway, I no longer use it because I've decided I'm better off with a back up pistol, if I need extra fire power.

Michael T
07-12-2011, 12:14 PM
If a 1911 spend a few$$$ have a single leather mag case made. Also IWB if you need a mag you will have 1 If you need 2 mags. You shouldn't be their, brought a rife, or must realize you in deep S^#t and pistol is not the answer. To this problem

Holster's should be leather not nylon or plastic . Same with mag holders Majority of even my pocket holsters are leather Why? They work ,hold their shape , way better than the others. GUNS and LEATHER GO TOGETHER I have the uncle mike for the little Kel Tec's but I have about stopped using them. They will hold up only few months not worth buying over and over

Michael T
07-12-2011, 12:21 PM
I was thinking that it is slim enough to carry IWB but didn't know if anyone would like the long barrel IWB.

If a straight drop when sitting you will likely bottom out . If a cant on holster it will work fine. Remember the Commander is only 3/4 " shorter This why I have my holsters at 15 to 20 degrees and open bottom I can carry 1 holster for most of my needs in 1911 . be it inside or out side holster.

luvthegun
07-13-2011, 06:29 PM
I am working on a two clip open bottom IWB holster for the commander. So far I like the way it looks.

luvthegun
07-15-2011, 09:11 PM
Well, my IWB for the 1911 is just about finished. It has two clips and I reinforced the mouth to stay open even when weapon is removed. I tried to resize these photos and I hoped it worked. (not good at this stuff) 151115121513