I Went With Strong Side
It was much easier deciding to carry a handgun on a daily basis than it was deciding how to carry that handgun. I knew I wanted it accessible, but well hidden, and I had to be able to train with the system. I also knew that I wanted to carry my Kimber Ultra Carry in .45 ACP.
I started with three carry options—shoulder, small-of-the-back and strong side. This was quickly reduced to two as I didn’t want to have to wear a coat every day. This left SOB and strong side, which I researched to determine which would be best for me. Both styles provide excellent cover and easy access. The deciding factor was that most ranges do not allow drawing from SOB. If I couldn’t train from my holster choice, then it wasn’t the choice I wanted.
The only decision left was whether to carry inside or outside of my waistband. Carrying IWB would require changing the way I dress, but it would also allow for deeper concealment as the handgun would be pulled closer to the body. In the end, I decided on IWB and ordered a Milt Sparks Versa Max II. Currently, I carry one of two handguns—both 1911s—depending on the situation and time of year. I still carry my Kimber in my VersaMax, but I also like to carry my Colt 1991 in a CrossBreed SuperTuck during the winter months.