Printing

Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by RatBikeRod, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    So, I have gained a bit of weight over the last months (home too much and stress snacking while trying to find a new job). Since I tend to always carry OWB, with the added weight, I am noticing I am printing more than my 6’6” Frame would typically.

    Anyhow, just a few observations; first, and we all know, the two things that heighten printing or not printing is both holster choice and butt profile (gun, not personal butt...well, for the most part).

    My V-Bob in my favorite Tucker Gun Leather holster is far and away the best combo. It’s ride, cant and design coupled with the bobtail of the V-Bob make it just disappear. The down side is that when I am driving the butt tends to dig into my ribs a bit due to the high ride.

    My P320 conceals pretty well in an El Paso Saddlery High Slide holster, but it becomes a bit uncomfortable after a while due to the barrel digging into my hip a bit. My Cook’s kydex is great for all day comfort but due to the lower ride and a minimal cant the butt tends to poke out a bit. The profile of the kydex does make the gun profile disappear, and as I have said in other post when I am on my motorcycle I like the positive retention of a kydex holster. Not that retention on my leather holsters is bad, but that confident “click” into place with the kydex is nice.

    All in all, I still prefer the V-Bob and Tucker’s for concealability and all day comfort. He makes an outstanding holster!
     
  2. Acroyer

    Acroyer Off my meds Supporting Addict

    Dec 16, 2015
    I have reached the weight where small animals and objects tend to circle me due to my gravitational mass. I also carry full size handguns. Gone are the days of carrying at the 4-5 O'clock position. When I do, it looks like I am trying to smuggle a loaf of bread somewhere.

    I typically carry a mid-rise OWB holster at the 3:00 position, now. My kydex holsters are all straight up and down, so they are a no-go without a coat on. I use forward cant leather holsters and a cover shirt at other times. I just make sure I pull the holster as far forward as is comfortable on my hip, and that's just how I deal with it.

    I carry a 1911 commander size, a Sig P229 or an N Frame S&W this way. The only issue is I have to wrestle with the seatbelt buckle a bit when I get into the car.
     

  3. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I carry a bazooka in a Milt Sparks criterion holster, all day comfort but the downside is you have to learn to walk without bending your knee.:p
    But seriously try an IWB
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
  4. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    Oh, I have ‘em, just dont like ‘em!
     
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    It's winter just about everywhere (even here in AZ) right now, use a shoulder holster, the easiest way to carry by far IMHO and then work on losing 20-30 lbs for spring and summer ;)
     
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  6. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    Hummm, lose weight or just be happy with my V-bob in my Tucker...think I will keep on eating...:o.o:
     
  7. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Apparently you haven't found the correct one yet.
    Don't give up it's out there.
     
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  8. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Check out warbird leather. Pretty and comfy. Paul is great to work with.
     
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