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Just an FYI. With the summer months now upon us, and having recently purchased a new CD ECS, I found myself in a quandry: I just finished my search for a decent IWB holster with a thumbreak that would work for cocked and locked carry, and got it in the mail. It works great. However, this is not conducive to riding a motorcycle. Its a)Not practical and b) You can't conceal it very well even with a jacket, cause you are at the mercy of the wind. Sooooo......I've ordered an Action Direct Deep Concealment Shoulder Holster......I'll keep you posted on how well it works out. Respects!

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I just never have been able to make a shouldholster work for real concealment-- when on the bike I often put a Kahr K9 or MK9 in the map pocket of the leather jacket-- which I never ride without. It's less than ideal in terms of accessability (oh yeah, and it's not a 1911!), but it's there. My other solution is an OACP in the fanny pack.

What I would like to try is a very simple shoulderholster, something made-to-fit, with no adjustment buckles, etc. The whole harness would be one piece which would lay totally flat. Maybe an elastic band to keep the "flopping" to a minimum.

Speaking of elastic, I have several of the "belly band" type holsters, have been trying several over the last year or so to find a really good one. Picked one up at the SHOT Show that seems better than the others, but have not tried it out much as summer is just getting underway here. I will try to remember to report my findings.
 

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Back a few years ago,when I rode a cycle,I wore a Brooks leather jacket.Just inside on the left there is a pocket which is perfect to carry a J-frame Smith.It was My constant companion and nobody was the wiser.tom.

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Thanks for the responses. The Action Direct Holster is made of elastic/nylon/velcro, and supposedly is made to find underneath a regular shirt. I'll keep you posted on how well/if it works once I get it and give it a try. The suggestion regarding a leather jacket and carrying in an inside pocket is great; I've used that method frequently with my other handguns (a Kel-tec P-11, P-32, Charter 2000 .44 Bulldog and Charter 2000 .38 Undercover), which are smaller frames, and it works very well. Unfortunately due to size/weight of the 1911 (I have a Charles Daly Field Grade ECS), its just too big to fit into my jacket pocket. In advance, I suspect that in the end, I'll be uzing a fanny pack type of carry. I'll keep you posted on the results of my quest. Respects!
 

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i was going to suggest getting a leather vest with the inside pocket for carry, but since your leather jacket doesnt well i guess this wouldnt either.

my original thought was to carry IWB, and get a flannal shirt to tie around your waist and the gun. it would be slow to draw from, but would keep the shirt from flying up, and add extra coverage in the gun area. plus once you stop riding you could put it on and button it up for more concealment.

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While on the road I always just kept mine in my tank bag and not on me. In case of an accident I really didn't want it on me and in the tank bag it was always just inches from my hand, whenever I stopped I could discreetly remove it from my tank bag and put it in the inside pocket of my leather jacket. That's probably not an ideal solution in all cases but it's worked well for me
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While cruisin on the bike I always carry my detonics in an IWB holster by high noon on the right side. With the DA conversion and the bobbed hammer down on a live round, I could get a quick first shot off and have six to go before reload time.

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WELL, BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. I received the Action Direct Shoulder Holster yesterday. It is absolutely awful! Flimsy, poor fit (even with the "adjustable" velcro straps). Sending it back. Looks like a fanny pack it is!
 

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Shoulder holsters will make you feel sorry for well endowed women after a few hours of wear. I always worried about my PDW falling out and hitting the ground at 70+ mph. I usually ended up with the tank bag carry and put it iwb when dismounted.
 

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Kel-Tec P32, you bet it may be a mouse gun, BUT it`s the best always gun I`ve ever owned. Fixed with the pocket clip it`s as easy to carry as a folding pocket knife. Hard to hide a 45 in Arizona during July, August, the little P32 is ALWAYS close...
 

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Thanks for all of your replies and suggestions. Gunny6, scroll up. I already have a Keltec P-32, and yes, its always with me as well. I just wanted to figure out the best method for carrying my 1911 Officer size while riding. Thanks again for the input everyone
 

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If You're set on a fanny pack Galco's escort is IMHO the best around.I've got several others and none of them are satisfactory.tom.
Also don't give up on the shoulder holster quite wet.Altough I've never found one that I was comfortable with, there still might be one for You out there.Bianchi or somebody makes a model x-15.Around 25 years ago I had one for a 1911.It came closest to fitting the bill,so to speak.tom.
 

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Howdy,

Just a thought...

I've tossed a few bikes (ouch!), and one thing I certainly don't want is a big, hard heavy piece of metal near my kidney (IWB) heart/lung (shoulder holster) or anywhere else. When I ride, I try to think of anything I attach to my body hitting me at 70-80 miles an hour, 'cause that's what it'll do if I crash.

A good tankbag is the answer for me.

FWIW

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