During the last few months I’ve been changing some parts on my Kimber 10mm (full size) related to EDC rather than just range. It’s gotten to the point where if the next few range visits are satisfactory, I am considering carrying it, at least in the cooler weather. It’s highly likely that this will replace the times I carry my S&W 66-8 (carried OWB). Most likely, I will try it first with a high riding OWB at 3 0’clock, i.e the Milt Sparks 55BN or Galco Fletch.
I was wondering if any 1911 carriers had any tips, so as to learn from other’s mistakes and to plan my purchases out. I have good carry belts already. I’m 6’ and 200 lbs, 45" suit jacket size and 35" pant size.
Some questions, right off the bat:
- IWB 4-5 o’clock, does it interfere with lumber support when sitting (notciable for me when carrying a double stack 9mm), e.g in a car with bucket seats?
- Does the holster have to cover the safety? If not, are there any issues with the safety coming off during activity, e.g. shoveling. The safety lever seems extended, but it’s about as large as my S&W M&P M2.0 thumb safety (except the Kimber is not ambi and also requires slightly more pressure to deactivate).
- IWB 4-5 o’clock, does the grip print considerably if you have to bend over, e.g. grab something off the bottom shelf at a grocery store?
- Are there any advatanges to using Kydex? I usually use leather for my metal framed firearms, but I really like the tuckable clips on my Kydex holsters.
Any other tips from people that carry 1911’s?