1911 Holster Question/Suggestions


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remmy70
February 9, 2011, 08:32 PM
Ok, I have a mountain of holsters for my 1911s however I still haven't found one I am comfortable carrying every day. That 39 ounce monster is tough. I would like a comfortable strong side with a slight forward cant. Comfortable being the most important. Any ideas?

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G27RR
February 9, 2011, 08:57 PM
I like the Tucker Gunleather "Texas Heritage" model for heavier pistols, assuming you want IWB. What other holsters have you tried so people will know not to recommend those to you?

louisdove
February 9, 2011, 09:08 PM
http://www.rgleather.freehomepage.com/

I had this guy make me a couple holster for my 1911. He did a great job, the tunr around time was great, and the prices were more than fair for a cusotm holster maker. Ive had mine for over a year and they look as good as the day I got them. the work is great and the service was just as good. I recommend him to anyone who asks me about holsters.

Caliper_RWVA
February 9, 2011, 10:42 PM
What belt do you have? My g/f got me a nice 1 3/4" gun belt for my birthday and you wouldn't believe what a difference it makes. I barely feel my P95 on this belt in a Bianchi hip holster.

rhodco
February 9, 2011, 11:08 PM
In my case, comfort has a lot to do with the belt. It needs to be stiff leather that will hold the holster vertical and not let the gun tip over away from you and press the muzzle into your hip. Also, I find the high ride holsters keep the gun in a more comfortable position for my build. Also, loose fitting pants tend to allow the belt to ride lower on the hips and the gun digs in. Keeping the waistline a little higher with belt cinched up firmly keeps it in place better.

Lazyshooter
February 10, 2011, 08:27 PM
I use a blackhawk serpa with a wilderness belt (5 stitch), it's a comfortable option. The belt is as important as the holster.

JTQ
February 11, 2011, 10:17 PM
Andrews Custom Leather "Saddle Style"
http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm

ArchAngelCD
February 12, 2011, 01:53 AM
I would suggest trying the Cuda from simply Rigged (http://www.simplyrugged.com/the-cuda/). It's probably exactly what you are looking for and at a great price too.

The Lone Haranguer
February 12, 2011, 08:43 AM
Ok, I have a mountain of holsters for my 1911s however I still haven't found one I am comfortable carrying every day.
I see no mention of a belt. The best holster in the world won't do its job if the belt is substandard, i.e., not stiff enough to bear weight.

dairycreek
February 12, 2011, 04:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/dairycreek/CUDA1.jpg

I carry my all steel Dan WEsson CBOB in the Simply Rugged CUDA and have found it to be quite comfortable. The CUDA can be worn either IWB or OWB depending on your preference.

45crittergitter
February 21, 2011, 12:32 PM
Two points from my decades of daily CCW:

1) IWB

2) Lightweight 5" 1911

possum
February 22, 2011, 07:55 AM
I make these, and they were designed to meet the exact criteria that you outlined. A lot of folks that carry want the same as you. That is why / how i designed this one. Now the hard part about a 100% kydex holster is that they are hard to get where they are comfortable all day long, but this one is just that, and then some. Tuckable loops, and trimmed to be as small top to bottome as possible. This is what I carry daily and this is my biggest seller. Obviously this is not a 1911, however I have made them for many models.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a98/rollins_joshua/DSC_0037.jpg

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
February 22, 2011, 08:41 PM
get a good gun belt, for holsters i like Don Hume PCCH for my 5inch steel 1911

mnhntr
February 23, 2011, 03:30 PM
I really like my galco N3.

Joshua M.
February 23, 2011, 03:53 PM
Crossbreed supertuck...love it:D

RSVP2RIP
March 12, 2011, 12:35 PM
I saw the Firepower Rig on Andrews Leather that JTQ posted and it made me laugh. What would that feel like carrying around all day? I like their styles though and might consider getting one of their Hybrid Saddle styles, but I think that a really good stiff wide belt makes for comfortable carry as much as a good holster that fits your body style. A high ride holster might cut into you if you have a more than modest muffin top.

ndh87
March 15, 2011, 12:40 AM
I had the same problem with my full size Kimber until i found these guys.

http://www.orion-concepts.com/

I have two of their holsters now, they spread the weight of the gun out really well and are comfortable for all day wear.

ColtPythonElite
March 15, 2011, 01:01 AM
A Galco Silhouette High Ride on a good belt works pretty well.

Siberious
March 17, 2011, 11:06 PM
Check out these reviews of a new-to-the-party holster maker, of his 1911 offering...

http://mausersandmuffins.blogspot.com/2011/01/word-from-dragon-to-bad-guys-you-are.html

http://www.atomicnerds.com/?p=4333

http://www.weerdworld.com/2011/dragon-letherworks-talon/


http://stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com/2011/01/enter-talon.html

http://blog.robballen.com/2011/01/24/p4543-dragon-leatherworks-talon-review.post

bamabiker
March 18, 2011, 10:59 PM
I just finished this one a few days ago. I left the bottom open so I can use it with the Combat Commander or the Gold Cup. I don't carry these much any more but wanted a holster for them when I go shooting.

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