I just joined the forum but have been reading many of the posts for some time now. I have been carrying a 1911 for work (government and law enforcement) since the 1980s and have shot and/or owned just about every type of 1911 you can think of. I am partial to the full size 5 inch government style 1911s and carry them concealed in a thumb break or an IWB. I was a Colt armorer as well as an armorer for other weapon platforms. So that's me in a succinct manner! Take care and happy holidays.