Best type of 1911 holster?


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DavidB2
January 3, 2013, 09:51 PM
Curious about the best holster for my new 1911. It is a Remington R1. I would like to get a holster; but would like suggestions. I am leaning towards either the old style WWII flap holster or sling holster with the pistol hanging under my right arm. I also like the law enforcement style leather holsters.

I am not too big on the blackhawk style holsters as I am old school. I don't think that I will go concealed carry with this pistol. I also want something that I can take as back up when hunting/hiking. Any thoughts on holster suggestions. Perhaps others may have found the blackhawk type holsters to their liking.

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rcmodel
January 3, 2013, 09:59 PM
Shoulder holsters aren't much fun to carry all day but offer good protection when carried under a coat in rain & snow.
http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-96-14-1942-tanker-holster-5-12-to-8-38-barrels.aspx

A nylon military type flap holster offers the best protection for the gun possible, but is a little slow on the draw, and tends to flop around when running faster and jumping higher.
http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/CatList.php?numSubCat=26

A high-ride pancake belt holster on a good stiff gun belt is probably the most comfortable and out of the way, and can be very fast.

Suggest you look at these for ideas:
http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-12-classic-carry.aspx

http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-20-strongside.aspx

http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-26-strongside.aspx

rc

JTQ
January 4, 2013, 08:03 AM
A few other options

Black Hills Leather http://www.bhlstore.com/aboutus.asp

Davis Leather http://davisleathercompany.com

Mernickle http://www.mernickleholsters.com

SSN Vet
January 4, 2013, 08:54 PM
A high-ride pancake belt holster on a good stiff gun belt is probably the most comfortable and out of the way, and can be very fast.rc

+1 for a pancake on a double thickness belt.

I've found that Don Hume offers a very good value.

mljdeckard
January 4, 2013, 09:03 PM
I use army M-12 and old M-7 shoulder holsters when I'm out riding. I used it in Iraq, a lot of guys were jealous, even more when I told them it was actually issued to me.

Rail Driver
January 4, 2013, 10:11 PM
For open carry I like my Fobus paddle holster. For concealed carry I like my Galco NS2 in horsehide.

Skylerbone
January 5, 2013, 01:07 AM
I'd also suggest a traditional pancake holster and I'd recommend you find one in sharkskin if for woods carry. Let the maker know that mobility is your prime concern rather than concealabity.

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