M1911A1 GI IWB Ruining Pants

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1911' started by Koeppel, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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    My GI, when carried IWB, is eating holes in my pants.
     
  2. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Sounds like a man who needs a shoulder holster.
     

  3. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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  4. Geezer

    Geezer New Member

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    Mexican carry or holster?
     
  5. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    For those who don't know - Mexican carry:
     

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  6. Geezer

    Geezer New Member

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    LOL. I believe that is Senorita carry.
     
  7. dale17

    dale17 New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's funny!
     
  8. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Okay, I give up. What carries a 1911 and when running, pants: "gi ibw!"?

    Some of the riddles folks post in this forum are damned difficult.
     
  9. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't tell you,maybe it's a typo :D.
     
  10. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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    I think its primarily due to the fairly sharp point at the end of the slide near the muzzle. I wonder if rounding it off a bit would help, but I don't want to start grinding metal off my gun. Maybe a holster that covers the tip better. I was hoping someone might have some suggestions. I wear something very similar to the King Tuk

    Something like this...

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  11. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    That exposes your pants to a lot of metal. What about getting some nylon lining added to your pants where the gun rides?
     
  12. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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    I did buy some denim patch material, but the gun is eating through that as well. Maybe I need to try nylon like you mentioned, or perhaps leather.
     
  13. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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    I think I'm going to try to attach a piece of leather to the holster that hangs down past the muzzle.
     
  14. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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    Rigged this up last night... we'll see how it does.


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  15. Geezer

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    Your holster looks like it is for a compact or Officer's size 1911. A 5 inch gun should have more leather down below. Don't alter your gun, just get a proper holster.
     
  16. Koeppel

    Koeppel New Member

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    I didn't alter my gun, I just added some leather to my holster
     
  17. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    The stuff called "Ballistic Nylon" is extremely resistant to abrasion. It's also very flexible. But I agree that the holster is too short for the barrel of the gun.
     
  18. Koeppel

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    I agree with that but believe that this will correct it