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    Yeah, I have read alot of good things about Crossbreed and their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCRebel View Post
    I wasn't saying you were wrong, I was just informing you of what I found. So what your saying is the mag holsters are uncomfortable?

    Also I was informed the 1911 is an "Experts" weapon, and I should stay away since this is my first Conceal weapon.
    Not to worry...
    I was just gloating over the accuracy of my advice.

    I've never worn a Crossbreed rig, because I find IWB carry uncomfortable. But many other people swear by them.
    I was merely pointing out that, according to my experience, you are starting out upon a journey during which you will be trying and discarding various holster designs by several different makers, until you finally find "the one." (It's a lot like dating.)

    I don't know who told you that "the 1911 is an expert's weapon," but whomever he is, he's either ignorant and inexperienced, or a complete fool.
    The full-size 1911 is far and away the easiest pistol with which to learn how to shoot effectively. Further, it requires you to pay attention to a safety lever, forcing you to be aware of safe shooting procedures at all times.
    The .45 ACP cartridge, in a full-size, full-weight gun, has a soft "push" of recoil, which beginners who have practiced a firm grip and good follow-through find very easy to control. Further, the single-action trigger of the 1911 requires you to pay attention to your trigger press (never "pull"), while never straining or fatiguing your trigger finger.

    Pay no attention to the advice of "gun shop commandoes." They talk a great game, but they know very little.

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    Ok, well gloat away. Lol.

    So the 1911 is a great weapon for "non experts", got it. My Ruger I currently have is similar to the Colt Commander 1911. So far as barrel length and frame size. So I don't believe the Colt CCO will be much different.

    I plan to fire one of course, but I like the Colt CCO 1911.

    I also found this and it makes sense: From Backwoods home Magazine

    "The 1911 is best carried fully loaded with a round in the chamber and “cocked and locked”—the hammer cocked on the live round, and the thumb safety “on safe”—you want to learn to wipe that safety lever into the “fire” position as you bring the gun up on target.... One big advantage of cocked and locked carry is that it mandates the gun be “on safe.” If the wrong person gets the gun away from you, he has to figure out which of those little levers “turns on the gun.” This will buy you time to either rectify the situation up close and personal or run a considerable distance, either of which beats hell out of the bad guy holding a “point gun, pull trigger” weapon on you at contact distance."

    1911: The classic
    homeland security pistol

    By Massad Ayoob

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCRebel View Post
    I found a manufacture called Crossbread. They make their belts custom, they are a small business so its 4-6 week wait once ordered. From them I am looking at about; Belt=$90, IWB holster=$70, IWB mag holder (single)=$50. (The IWB mag holster (dual mags)=$70). So I am looking at a minimum of $210.
    Just my two cents, if you are serious about Crossbreed, check this out: Comp-Tac : Top-Quality Firearm Accessories

    They are the same price, but you can replace the kydex piece, should you buy a different gun, which is cheaper than buying a new holster. Also, the belts are great! So great I hurt my foot every time I step on one lying on the floor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Just my two cents, if you are serious about Crossbreed, check this out: Comp-Tac : Top-Quality Firearm Accessories

    They are the same price, but you can replace the kydex piece, should you buy a different gun, which is cheaper than buying a new holster. Also, the belts are great! So great I hurt my foot every time I step on one lying on the floor...
    thanks for the link!

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    You are most welcome.

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    Check out Cleveland Holsters.....they are not pretty, but get the job done......

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    Cleveland holsters, got it.

    Also there are a lot of manufacturers that produce the model 1911. And prices range from $500-and upward. Are the cheaper guns any good? Are they worth depending on?

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    Cleveland holsters......not pretty, but like the Crossbreeds.....

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    I would stick to the more well known 1911's......and the more expensive.......it seems that with 1911's in particular, the cheaper you want is the cheaper you got....issues

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    Yeah I did some more research, any decent 1911, are about the same price. Para Ordnance=$900, Springfield=$850, Colt=$1000

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    My $.02 for you:
    I carry my Colt Combat Commander in an inside-the-waistband Scorpion holster.
    Officer, Defender — DeSantis Holster
    This holster keeps the weapon in position without any shifting or turning. It's easy to re-holster (not a big concern, I'm more interested in getting the thing out quickly, but a nice feature) and a comfortable carry for a hand cannon.
    I've had this pistol for 20+ years and love it. I don't carry cocked and locked however. I do carry with a round in the chamber and the hammer "one click" back. I know that isn't what the experts recommend but I feel safer and don't think it will take me any longer to pull the hammer back than to disengage the safety. Your mileage may vary.

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    Thanks!

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    If you're going to go 1911,you picked the best ones if you take out the Para.I shouldn't say it but they make Kimber look good.I still regret not buying a frame kit when they came out,that was their best in general.

    Leather is another story,and you'll be stuck with the rest of us trying.Test for IWB carry by simply stuffing it in your waistband around the house.If it seems comfotable in the spot you like add 1/2" to the width.I can some with a 1911 or fullsize USP but it's only if I'm standing almost exclusively and it isn't long.I carry a 1911 OWB in an old belt slide or TT Gunleather DDOS concealed and a Bianchi 19 scabbard for whatever.As soon as I get a USP holster for the shoulder rig I can hide that easier than on a belt.When I carried a Beretta it was mainly in the shoulder rig but for some odd reason I can IWB it the most comfortable,weird.Was never really a 9 fan so that hasn't been carried for a good 15 years.

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