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Shamus MacD
April 6, 2012, 03:14 PM
I'm having a heck of a time finding a cross draw for a 1911. Any recommendations?

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barstoolguru
April 6, 2012, 03:53 PM
Either you are going to have one custom made or make one yourself. I am not sure there is a big enough market for someone to produce them on regular bases

KMcCoy
April 6, 2012, 04:03 PM
Kirkpatrick Leather makes one. Can't vouch for the quality, etc. 'cause the two I just ordered haven't arrived yet. They look good.

David E
April 6, 2012, 04:12 PM
Bianchi used to make their Cyclone #111 for a 5" 1911. Maybe they still do. Nice holster.

Galco would be another option.

JTQ
April 6, 2012, 04:49 PM
Simply Rugged "Cuda" or "Tribute" will allow strong side or cross draw. IWB too, if you buy the inside-out straps.
http://www.simplyrugged.com/store/

Andrews Custom Leather "Saddle Style" is available with a cross draw option.
http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm

Mitch Rosen "TRV"
http://www.mitchrosen.com/product_line/product_line.html

Tucker Gunleather
http://tuckergunleather.com/crossdraw.html

Ted Blocker has a few models
http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/products.cfm?ci=F9A07885-F997-336A-5676370CBD94F5DD

If you want kydex, there a some adjustable cant models that could be used strong side or cross draw.

Garrett Industries "Silent Thunder"
http://garrettindustries.mybigcommerce.com/belt-holsters-owb/

Raven Concealment Phantom
http://www.ravenconcealment.com/

jay21
April 7, 2012, 01:55 AM
I can build you a Kydex one if that is what you are looking for

IlikeSA
April 7, 2012, 07:57 AM
Sportsmans Guide sells some holsters that are crossdraw. I cannot comment on how good they are as I don't carry crossdraw, but it is worth a look.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/1911-4-position-holster.aspx?a=484000

kimbershot
April 7, 2012, 09:09 AM
i have a holster for my colt officers from:

http://www.c-rusty.com/pages/holsters/cross.html

:what:

Shamus MacD
April 7, 2012, 10:47 AM
Yeah I have an officers and a full size. I kinda wanna see if I can find one like the old west style. Not sire how practical it would be but I love the look

tomaz45
April 7, 2012, 10:56 AM
Blackhawk is importing an excellent quality leather holster/mag pouch combo that's cut for either stong side or cross draw. Leather and workmanship is great and I have been using this rig in my rotation for more than 2 years.

Shamus MacD
April 7, 2012, 11:50 AM
Is there a link or model for the blackhawk?

JTQ
April 7, 2012, 12:19 PM
Shamus MacD wrote,
I kinda wanna see if I can find one like the old west style. Not sire how practical it would be but I love the look
Try these makers for "old west" cross draw holsters. Heck, you could get the whole cowboy rig.

El Paso Saddlery
http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-12-classic-carry.aspx

Mernickle
http://www.mernickleholsters.com/index.htm

Kirkpatrick
http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/

Andrews Custom Leather, try the "Urbane Cowboy"
http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm

Old Fuff
April 7, 2012, 12:43 PM
Now that Cowboy Action Shooters and SASS have decided that given what was shown in the popular western, The Wild Bunch which takes place about 1914, the 1911 Colt .45 pistol is indeed a wild-west handgun. Thus I am sure you will find all kinds of western (movie) style leather will be available. Someone in the above links should also be able to fix you up.

And looking in another direction, from about 1930 through the 1960's the Colt Automatic was popular with some Texas Rangers, who sometimes carried them in pairs, in fancy carved leather holsters with matching belts. Never noticed one in cross-draw however.

Shamus MacD
April 7, 2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks guys that is exactly what I'm looking for

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