I plan on carrying one of my 45ACP 1911s, although I haven’t decided which to carry yet.
I bought another Alien Gear holster and it arrived last week. This holster fits the new 5″ 1911 that I bought, the SDS 1911 Duty. I’ve never tried to carry (inside the waistband) a full-sized 1911. I tried carrying the 1911 Duty two days last week. While it is thinner than my Canik TP9 Elite SC, and carries better, but it is LONG! It is long to the point that I can’t store anything in my left right-hand rear pocket.
The Alien Gear holster is very nice and isn’t the issue. It’s just that the 5″ 1911 is longer than that I’m used to and I don’t think I’m going to be able to get used to it’s length. I’ll keep the holster anyways, just in case I decide I ever need to carry the 5″ 1911.
I’m 90% sure I think I’m going to attempt to carry my Metro Arms 1911 Commander instead. I’ve a holster shell that will fit unrailed 1911 Commanders. It is currently mounted to another Alien Gear backer and will fit the gun, but the backer is meant for smaller handguns. I’ll use it for the Commander regardless.
Before carrying either gun, I need to test SD ammo from both 1911s.
I ordered the following ammo:
- 3 x 50-round PMC 45B Bronze 45 ACP 185 gr JHP from White Birch Armory (the same place I bought the SDS 1911)
- 3 x 20-round boxes of Underwood 45 ACP +P 185 Grain JHP from MidwayUSA
- 3 x 20-round boxes of Underwood 45 ACP +P 230 Grain JHP from MidwayUSA
I should be able to find acceptable ammo from the above batch, and after testing, I’ll order more for carry purposes.
I’ll keep you all updated on if there are issues with using the JHP with either 1911.