#DIGTHERIG – Ryder and his S&W 1911TA



S&W 1911TA and Galco N3

I carry this combo for a myriad of reasons but let’s not delve too far into this.

First I’ll start with why I even carry a full size steel framed 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. Well that’s simple I have shot a full size 1911 for as long as I can remember and in all honesty it is what I feel most competent with. For the caliber selection it just seems only right to carry this combination, and the fact that 9mm in a weapon that size for a carry weapon just seems a little overwhelming for the caliber (an alloy commander though is a different story).

Knowing that for total concealment of a full size gun would require a IWB of good quality with a minimalistic no nonsense approach with a seamless draw. This really only left me with a few options, and the N3 being the only logical one.

Also carry a TQ with me everywhere I go. We as the responsibly armed we must understand that the worst case scenario could also become the course of action. Bad guys get lucky too. So train when you go to the range instead of throw away ammo, and train for the physical and mental reality of this as well.  At the end of the training day if you ask yourself did I train harder and smarter than those that wish to do me harm, and the answer is yes then you know you are doing it right.


About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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