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doggy1953
March 3, 2012, 10:26 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on a inexpensive leather or nylon pancake holster for a full size 1911? I would use now and then, not to often. Like to find something in the $30 or $40 range if possible. Thanks in advance for any info.

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JimStC
March 3, 2012, 10:33 AM
http://www.lobogunleather.com/3_model_1_pancake_style_holster
I have the Enhanced Pancake for a full size 1911 and a S&W 627. I wear the holster with a Lobo Leather belt every day from 10-16 hours. Very comfortable and awesome leather work. Ray Cory, the owner is retired LE and has been making leather holsters and accessories since 1972

psp7304
March 3, 2012, 10:56 AM
Another vote for Lobo Gun Leather. Great holsters at a reasonable price.

Sam1911
March 3, 2012, 11:36 AM
Another very good choice in that price range would be Ray's: http://www.shado.com/Leather-Holsters/View-all-products.html

Somehow or another he manages to keep everything at $35. And these are pretty bomb-proof, heavy duty. Very durable.

Personally, I like the "Bruce Nelson" or tunnel-style Sable design even better than the pancake or scabbard design:
http://www.shado.com/components/com_virtuemart/show_image_in_imgtag.php?filename=resized%2FSable_Leather_Be_4994824523038_150x150.jpg&newxsize=150&newysize=150&fileout=

I've used one of those for my competition holster with my big S&W 629 for years now, and it is still as stiff and secure as when I bought it.

They also do sell the "Shado" slide/pancake/scabbard style holster:
http://www.shado.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/Shado_Leather_Be_4a8f065704cde_150x150.jpg
Unfortunatley, it comes as a thumb-break model, but for $35 you could cut that off, I guess, and dress the edges cheaper than buying something else.

jeepnik
March 3, 2012, 11:44 AM
Simply Rugged http://www.simplyrugged.com/ has some reasonably priced pancakes. Their quality is top notch. It kinda shows that a manufacturer can turn out a good quality leather product at a reasonable price. Too bad other's haven't realized you can make more money sell many lower priced (but quality) products than a few overpriced (and sometimes of questionable quality) products.

The Lone Haranguer
March 3, 2012, 12:49 PM
Don Hume JIT Slide. They have others (and I actually like the H721OT better), but they are over $40.

Patriot1/3
March 3, 2012, 03:02 PM
It's obvious that some do not research types and techniques of processing leather. Long story short. Leather will make eny weapon rust do to the chemicals that are still in the leather from processing. Leather gets wet and has to dry for days and will shrink. Nylon gets wet,dry it and carry on with the same fit.

Sam1911
March 3, 2012, 03:17 PM
It's obvious that some do not research types and techniques of processing leather. Long story short. Leather will make eny weapon rust do to the chemicals that are still in the leather from processing. Leather gets wet and has to dry for days and will shrink. Nylon gets wet,dry it and carry on with the same fit.


Is this aprapos of something? Aside from the fact that nylon holsters are usually lousy?

I mean, firearms holster makers tend to know a lot about leather and how to work with it in such a way to make it safe for use with firearms.

guyfromohio
March 3, 2012, 03:19 PM
WWW.concealmentsolutions.com

Great OWB rug.

JTQ
March 3, 2012, 04:59 PM
Patriot1/3 wrote,
It's obvious that some do not research types and techniques of processing leather. Long story short. Leather will make eny weapon rust do to the chemicals that are still in the leather from processing. Leather gets wet and has to dry for days and will shrink. Nylon gets wet,dry it and carry on with the same fit.

FAQ #2 from Kramer Gunleather
http://www.kramerleather.com/faq.cfm
What type of tanning is used in your leather?
KRAMER horsehide holsters are made with Bark tanned horsehide. Our cowhide holsters use vegetable tanned leather. The advantages of these tannages is that they provide a leather that will not cause your weapon to rust or corrode the way chrome tanned leather can do when the gun is left in it for extended periods of time. Chrome tanned leather is loaded with salts and chemicals that can destroy the finish on your gun. Want to know if a piece of leather is tanned using the chrome process? Simply cut a splinter size silver of leather and hold a flame to it. If the resultant fire has a greenish flame, the leather has been tanned using a chrome process.
I'm pretty sure practically nobody (I would say nobody, but I really don't know everybody that is making holsters) making holsters in the USA is using chrome tanned leather for holsters. Any decent holster is made from veg tanned leather.

Patriot1/3
March 4, 2012, 03:31 PM
Sam just my experiance with leather holsters is all. Use what you choose,it's up to the individual.

LOL....your trolling doesn't effect me.:)


Just would like to add so you can try to imagine this scenero.
Your operating outside the wire and it's 115 degrees. You sweat like a dog and soaks into your LEATHER holster. That salt cannot be washed out of leather like nylon. LMFAO-just sayn.

Sam1911
March 5, 2012, 07:32 AM
Leather -- good. Kydex -- fine.

Nylon? No thanks.

Like JTQ said, there's right and wrong ways to do leather. I'm not sure anyone's come up with a "right" way to make a very good nylon holster yet. But I'm open to suggestions.

scaatylobo
March 5, 2012, 07:44 AM
My guns are too expensive and too well maintained to use nylon to SECURE them on my person.
Kydex is ok but noisy and I do use it.

Leather is costly if well made and I am worth that as I consider it part of my LIFE INSURANCE = the gun itself.

I have seen too many that used nylon,and they regretted losing the gun and it was embarrassing to say the least.

The Lone Haranguer
March 5, 2012, 10:58 PM
A decent holster could be made of a "cloth-and-sponge pouch" (as another member called them a few years ago), if it were fitted to the individual gun and had a truly smooth and non-absorbent lining. But no one has ever chosen to do so. The closest thing to this is - was? - the Bianchi Accumold.

jehous
April 4, 2012, 12:36 PM
New member here. Does anyone know of a decent leather holster for a 5.5 inch bull barrell 22/45 mark II? I bought it new in '96 and haven't been able to find anything but the generic fitsalls. This thing puts 'em where you point them and deserves a good holster. Any help appreciated.

JTQ
April 4, 2012, 01:46 PM
I'm not that familiar with the Ruger .22 line-up, but Tucker shows the Mk 2 on their list.

http://tuckergunleather.com/

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