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Old June 8, 2021, 08:56 PM   #4
ms6852
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I think you just need the right holster, belt, handgun combination for a comfortable iwb carry. For me it meant a full size 1911. I find this gun to be very slim and since it is a single stack firearm you do not deal with the bulk that a double stack firearm brings regardless of caliber.
The holster and belt make a difference too. I use Crossbreed Super Tuck for decades because the belt clips are spread further apart, providing support over a wide space keeping the weight distributed evenly. The belt is the foundation and finding what works for you is key, regardless of cost. I use the KORS essential belt as the ratchet system allows you to tighten in quarter inch increments vs the leather belts where the holes are spaced an inch apart. This to me means you have to tighten too much or belt is to loose if what you need is a hole in between. If it is too loose than the handle bows outward if it is to tight gun cuts into your body.

I now carry a 686 because this gun is not as slim as a 1911 due to the cylinder I opt to carry outside the waist using the same belt and a custom holster. As far as advantage or disadvantage I guess it depends what your endgame is and most people want a pocket gun with a caliber large enough to bring an elephant down and a magazine that holds more rounds than a AR-15 but smaller than a pack of cigarettes and must weigh the same as a pack of cigarettes.

Me I adapt and dress around the gun I carry and do not carry for comfort.
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