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Old July 1, 2004, 07:28 PM   #51
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I'm like Magnum, I've carried every handgun I've owned (in 9mm or above). But I tend to favor two of them right now.

Weekday and Saturday gun = Ruger KP97D .45ACP
Sunday-go-to-meeting gun = Kahr K9 9mm
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Old July 1, 2004, 07:51 PM   #52
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What for a large frame .45?

To those of you lugging a full-size 1911, can you suggest a holster? I ask because a .45 Colt (that I've put somewhere well over 5,000 rounds through--mostly my own handloads) is all I have. And now I find myself living in a carry state. For answering the door in a bathrobe at 1 A.M. I've always had a leather Bianchi X2000 Phantom shoulder holster, but I'd like to hear other ideas.
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Old July 1, 2004, 08:49 PM   #53
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Here I'll throw an oddball out there a Ruger Birds Head Grip Vaquero in 45 Colt.
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Old July 1, 2004, 09:27 PM   #54
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To those of you lugging a full-size 1911, can you suggest a holster?
I used to use a Galco Scout. I like the Wilson Featherweight a lot, but the J-hook cracked. Last couple of years I've used a Milt Sparks Summer Special.
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Old July 2, 2004, 01:36 AM   #55
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I carry a Glock 21 in a Sidearmor Modular OWB.

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Old July 2, 2004, 01:59 AM   #56
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What for a large frame .45?
Milt Sparks VersaMax II - IWB, just disappears on a good belt. I wear mine all day, never a problem under a polo or hawaiian shirt.
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Old July 2, 2004, 07:18 AM   #57
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I carry the one on the right.

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Old July 2, 2004, 08:18 AM   #58
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In order from most carried...

Keltec P32 (most of the time)
Taurus M85UL (outdoors)
Kimber Compact (winter)

I do not feel confident concealing the larger guns. The most the vests I see are usually too tactical looking. Nothing says dork like a fanny pack.

I carry the Keltec using two methods. Attached clip on on the waistband or in a Michaels pocket holster which I modified to carry an extra mag.

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Old July 2, 2004, 11:01 AM   #59
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A full size series 80 Colt in a Ted Blocker LFI I rig.
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Old July 2, 2004, 12:07 PM   #60
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Denfoote, doesn't that say "28" on that glock slide, as in a .380 auto model?
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Old July 2, 2004, 07:09 PM   #61
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Thanks to kalvan, tcdrennen and edward429451 for your replies. In following up on your leads I somehow came across this. There is no particular point here except that even though we're talking the full handgun spectrum, it seems there is a lot more variety out there than I ever imagined!!! Again, thanks.

Appendix “A”
INCLUSIVE list of holsters APPROVED for IDPA competition effective 09-10-02:

999 Holsters & Gear 211, 215, 459, 417, 450, 487, Aker Special Agent, Belt Slide, DEA, 132, 133,134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 142, 143, 148, 120, 144, 152, 154, 158, 166, 258, AKJ Concealco BSA, BST, IWBA, IWBT, Alessi Talon, Belt Slide, Hideout, DOJ, CQC, CQC/S, WS-DT Alfonso Leather H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, J17, J18, J20, J21, J22, Andrews Tension Saddle, Mac Daniel 2, IPSC Saddle, Hybrid Saddle, Arizona Tactical Tactical Response, Bagmaster CH, BH-FA, BSH, IPHTB, IPH, Bear’s Den Belt Slide, Pancake, Scabbard, MK-1, Hi-Rider, Clone, Speedster, Excaliber, Bentley Speed Scabard, IWB Bianchi Cyclone III, Shadow, Askins Avenger, Black Widow, Pistol Pocket, Waistband, Hip Hugger, Talon, #80 Pinch, Accu Mold Belt Slide, Paddle, 100, 105, 106, Blade Tec IWBs, Belt Slide, Paddle, Standard Scabbard, Tek-Lok clip Bruce Nelson Summer Special, Professional, Bulman Gunleather HBS, FBS, THR, SDS, FDS, TSA, TSAT, TSAF, AIWB, TSAD, TSA2, Jim Burke Belt slide, 010, 011,Ken Burnham ATS, VHR, IWB/FL, IWB/WS, Carry-On Pancake, IWP, Colt Belt Slide, Thunder, Lite-Ning, Insider IWB, C.O.M. Standard Paddle, Mini Paddle, Deep Cover ISB, Standard Belt, Mini Belt, Comp-Tac Paddle, Gurka, Shirt Tucker, Undercover, Tactical Entry Team Paddle, FBI Slide, Speed Slide Concealed Carry Clothiers IWB, Davis 453 Liberty, Summer Special, Del Fatti Leather LP, SLP, BPB, ISP-DB, TAC-COM, ISP-3, De Santis Speed Scabbard Pro-Fed, Mini Scabbard, Cozy Partner, Companion, Yaqui, Viper, 87, 94Jackal, 91Nitewatch Dillon LTD, Master, Desert Special, CLS, Paddle, Don Hume Double Nine, Five Way, Agent 9, Breakfront,H720 OT, H724, H726, Pancake, Five Way, Fletch, First Agent, JIT Slide, V-Slide, YSO, Eagle Ind. ITP, Bodyguard, HRBF, BHRH, FBH, DH-HRM, Ed Brown model 1801, Edgeworks G-Code Paddle, El Paso Saddlery #2, #77, #88, Ernie Hill Ultimate Cover, Ghost Slide, Concealed Speed, Inside Edition, GPCP, Tactical Speed, FIST #7, #10 Shortcut, #12 Basic, #14 Combination,#18 #20 Adjustable IWB, #22 Secret System, #16 Inside/Outside, K1, 9K, Fobus All standard belt and paddle models (no Roto holsters approved for IDPA use) Front Line Classic, HTO, NG, Galco Combat Master, FLETCH, Silhouette, JAK Slide, Avenger, Firm NSA, Royal Guard, Scout, Speed Master, Concealable, Yaqui, Firm, Paddle, Phoenix, Quick Slide, Gallagher Texican, ABS, Jeffee, ADS, Garrity's Accelerator, Enforcer, Panther, Incognito IWB, 2C Special, Steady Fast GK Top Gun, Flat Guard, Spectre, Skin Gun, Street Patrol, Navarro, Glock Sport/Duty, Sport/Combat, Gould & Goodrich B745, B730, B737, B747, B29, B39, B38, 733, 729, 09, B742, 800, 801, 803, 805, 809, 810, 3001, Gun Leather Inc 6E, 6S, 6D, 3S, 3C, 12EU, 12AU, 13SU, 11EU, 11E, 12E, 12A, 13S, Haugen 01 Bodyguard, 05 Equalizer, 10 Stealth, 13 Speed Scabbard, #52 Pro carry, 13 Silhouette, Heinie 700 DOJ, 703, High Desert Storm, High Noon Holsters Sky High, Topless, Need for Speed, Yaqui Slide, Down Under, Slider, Hideaway, Hoffners C1, C2, C4, C5, C5SL, C6, C8, Multi Slide,Ultrux Speed Pro, Ultrux, Ultrux ITB,ITPseries, Holsters Plus Inside pants, Quickster Responder, Quickster Shorty, Expediter, Responder, Horseshoe Leather MLS, ML, 30, 28, 32, TJM, 62, 22, PDS, PD, H22HS, 22H, HML, Hoyt 580B, 580K, Hunter 1500, 1600, 2700, 2800, 3000, 3500, IHL Desert Special, Desert Master, John May Tactical #1, IWB #1, IWB #2, Mod. Pancake, Belt Slide, Ken Null UNS-IWB, Kirkpatrick 2000, 4100, 5600, 2010, TSS, M130, 131, 132, Yaqui, Kramer Belt Scabbard, Vertical Scabbard, IWB #2 & #3, MSP Paddle, Ky-Tac Braveheart, Snooper Hooper, High Hooper, Warrior, Point 5, SH, HH, WAR, EZ Rider, Revoquik, RQ, Leather Arsenal DCS-H, SSH, Lightning Strike IWB, Belt Loop, Mad Dog High Ride, Inside the Pants, Taylor Thunderbolt, OWB, Paddle, M/D Enterprises SVS, BS-1, BS-2, ABP, AAP, RCS, TDS, YCS, TSS, Mernickle PB5C, PS12, PS9, PS2, Mitch Rosen Belt Slide, Ayoob Rear Guard, Middleman, Sport, Workman, Harmon’s Request, Factor, Nancy Special, Straightman. Upper Limit, Mixson TBHL, BH, Gator, Murnak Superside, Pancake, Standard, Security, Cut Off, Secret System, Security Chief, Undercover, Inside/Outside, High Ride, Paddle, Sport 2, Full Coverage, Sport 3, Vanguard, Low Profile, Sport, Detective, Chief, Neuman Speed Six, Belt Slide, NMC Belt Slide, PP's Holster, P1, P2 Precision Holstering, Universal Belt Slide, Predator OTP, ITP, Belt Slide, Paddle, Rafter S Gunleather IWB, OWB, Ross Leather M5N, M19N, Paddle, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M12, M14, M14A, 020. S & S Enterprises 01,O2, Speed Scabbard, Safariland mod. 21, 527, 530, 38, 28, 5181, 518, 560, 20, 1070, 1071, 4050, 4051, 4052, 4060, 4061, 4070, 4071, 5182, 5183, 0701, 328, Nylok, IWB’s, Pancake, CustomFit, Sidearmor IWB, OWB, Vertical Scabbard, Sparks Executive Companion, Summer Special, Roadrunner, 55BN, Yaqui Slide, Mirage, Heritage, PMK, MMX, VM-2, CC-AT, WS, WS-DT Springbok Speed Shell, Total Cover, Spring Paddle, Stallion Leather S104, S106, S108, Strong Piece-Keeper Paddle, Side Winder, Steve Sturm SS-625, Tactical Products All Tac-Pro belt and paddle holsters Talon Tactical A10, R4, 1SP, Tauris Pro-Max Ted Blocker 710, DA1, DA2, 24A, 911, 911T, X16, G-1, B5, 10, 12, LF1, Hersey 4-way, ST-17, ST-17B, S18, S19, Tex Shoemaker Hugger, PL Paddle, PC, PL, N14, IWB’s, Pancake, Triple K Lightning, Concealer I, Ghost, Thunder, Speedster, Skeleton, Barrio, Stealth, Tucker HF #1, HF #2, IP, Pancake, Heritage IWB, Uncle Mike's Side Bet, Mirage Super Belt Slide, IWB’s, Series 235, Series 234, series 53 Kydex, Sidekick Vega Holsters UA9, UB, H, H199, NA110, HA, HB, HC, T, NE, ND, FC, FD, F, FB, IA, IB, I, FA, T2, TA2, F2, FA2, IA2, IB2, I2, Steve Webber Pancake Wilson Combat Lo-Profile, Rapid Response, Tigershark, Covert Companion, Belt Slide, Featherweight, Practical, Adjuster, Tactical Assault, Tactical Paddle, Summer Companion, Wild Bill's Concealed Carry Special, Gun Paddle, Summer Heat, Extreme Heat, Southern Comfort, Classic Speed, Belt Slide, Rock Solid, Undercover, NBS, Wilderness Tactical Products Zip slide John Winters IWB Double Hook
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Old July 2, 2004, 08:24 PM   #62
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Springfield PX9109L in a Fist K1 IWB
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Old July 2, 2004, 10:39 PM   #63
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Started out with an HS2000 in a Blade-Tech rig. My current setup is a Kel-Tec P11 in a cheap Uncle Mike's pocket holster during work hours and a Glock 30 in a G-Code Comfort Carry IWB (got it today, thank you Gunner's Alley!) while on my own time. A P3AT will be joining carry rotation after I get around to buying one.
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Old July 2, 2004, 11:23 PM   #64
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One or two SIG P210-6 in Bulman's AIWB and/or HSH3 in black shell cordovan, or Mitch Rosen's 5JR in black cowhide. Every now and then, a MAB P-15 in an approximately fitting Galco belt slide.
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Old July 3, 2004, 12:51 AM   #65
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Most of the time a Kahr K9 9mm. Other times it’s a Taurus PT945 .45 ACP or a Glock 29 10mm. In the woods it’s always the Glock. A Don Hume IWB H715-M for all three. Though in just shorts it’s the Kahr in a Smartcarry holster.

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Old July 3, 2004, 08:41 AM   #66
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Springfield XD9 sub in a Tucker, Cover Up Plus IWB
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Old July 3, 2004, 09:41 AM   #67
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Glock 36 in a DeSantis Top Cop paddle holster or fannypack (shorts/Tshirt)
Glock 19 in a DeSantis Speed Scabbard belt holster or fannypack
Sig P220 in a Safariland paddle holster (less frequently)
S&W 686 4" custom in an Old El Paso Saddlery open top hand tooled leather Street Combat holster. (heavy, impractical, winter coat type of thing, but I still like it once in a while).

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Old July 3, 2004, 09:55 AM   #68
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A Beretta 92G Centurian in a DeSantis Cozy Partner and a Beretta Jetfire .25acp in my front pocket.
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Old July 3, 2004, 01:48 PM   #69
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what do I carry

What I have for over 25 years.
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Old July 4, 2004, 12:19 PM   #70
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Sig P239 in .357 Sig; Speer Gold Dot/ Corbon Powerball.
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Old July 4, 2004, 03:18 PM   #71
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CZ 2075 RAMI in .40 caliber or a CZ P-01 in 9mm. Patiently waiting for the CZ P-01 in .40 caliber (the P-04?).

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Old July 4, 2004, 06:33 PM   #72
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1911's of various sizes......all in .45 ACP

First was a Government, then a Commander, then a steel Officers, then a LW Officers, now a Colt CCO. Still love my old Government and pack it from time to time.
I second the Milt Sparks Versa Max....have one for my Officer's/ParaLDA Companion, and my Colt CCO. Hides very nicely. I have a well worn Summer Special for my Government, buy the Versa max distributes the weight better.
The Jay frame Smiths are the wheelgun to beat...nice old Bodyguard, MR DFS!!
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Old July 4, 2004, 06:34 PM   #73
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Since its summer time springfield subcompact XD-9
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Old July 4, 2004, 08:48 PM   #74
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Everyday a Springfield Micro-Compact in a Milt Sparks Summer Special II.
When my new holster arrives a Springfield full-size mil-spec or Kimber Series I Pro Carry HD in a Sparks VMII.
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Old July 4, 2004, 10:33 PM   #75
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Same answer I gave for "What's your favorite ...": I carry a 5" Springfield 1911 every day. Through 5 years of practice and training, it has never failed me.
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