Holster for the 1911


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Sven
December 31, 2002, 04:11 AM
Looking for a suggestion for a holster for my 1911-style pistol.

Which manufacturer / material do you recommend?

This will be used in training to learn to draw, so I'm guessing a standard configuration would be best (no Miami setups here).

What angle do you prefer for a strong-side holster?

I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks,

-s

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Kevinch
December 31, 2002, 04:33 AM
As an IWB style, I've found the SPARKS VM II to be the best I've tried so far.

http://www.miltsparks.com/images/Photos/VM-2_large.jpg

Steelharp
December 31, 2002, 08:24 AM
Milt Sparks, without a doubt...

Mikey D...

Sven
January 1, 2003, 07:12 AM
Erick:

Thanks for the design suggestions.

All:

Will investigate those brands.

Thanks again.

Richard
January 2, 2003, 10:33 AM
Sven, I like the Milt Sparks Summer Special. How well do I like it? I haven't looked at another design for a 1911A1 since I bought my Milt Sparks Summer Special. Regards, Richard:D

Captain Bligh
January 2, 2003, 01:31 PM
I'll cast one more vote for a Milt Sparks VM-II. It's a really well-made and functional holster that also conceals well. I regret having waited as long as I did to order one.

RJ

another okie
January 2, 2003, 07:38 PM
I am a new 1911 owner, but I already have three holsters for it.

1. Bianchi black widow. Well-made, but not suitable for 1911s with enlarged thumb safeties, since it will push the safety off as you holster, which is not good.

2. Don Hume H721. What a beautiful holster! Looks great and feels great. Like the Bianchi, this is an OWB with a thumb strap. Comes tight.

3. Fobus plastic paddle, OWB without thumb strap. Works fine, must draw in correct direction.

I don't have an IWB holster for it. I don't plan to carry my 1911 on the street.

El Tejon
January 2, 2003, 08:27 PM
Milt Sparks Executive Companion in horse. Straight drop. Dyed black for tactility.

If you are looking for a "range holster" as Erick suggested, I suggest the "Roadrunner", #60TK, or #55BN all from Milt Sparks. I suggest you get a belt at the same time.

Good shooting.

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