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Best Leather Rig for the M1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by CmdrSlander, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Well-Known Member

    Title says it all. For competition/range use and open carry only. The pistol is a GI style with some minor modernizations, so I want something classic, but not a replica of a GI rig or anything like that (way too bulky and in the wrong place).
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  3. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Well-Known Member

  4. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I have to admit that El Paso Saddlery makes a classic holster from the turn of the century, I would also recommend the Milt Sparks 55BN as a classic modern defensive catty holster
  6. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I have always been fond of my Bianchi Model 4L Askins Avenger. Sort of a classic design much like the Milt Sparks Model 55BN.
  7. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Yes, the Avenger is a copy of the 55BN
  8. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member

    +1 on the Milt SParks 55BN - the holster is a design by Bruce Nelson who gave Milt permission to make em.

    I've got the Milt Sparks #Axiom with a MS ! 1/2" Belt and MS IWB single
    mag carrier and/or an OWB MS Double Mag carrier.

  9. johnmcl

    johnmcl Well-Known Member

    I have a Texas Strong Side from Kirkpatrick Leather. I find it does the job just fine.
  10. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

  11. mes228

    mes228 Well-Known Member


    Best holster = Rusty Sherrick (may have had health problems and stopped making leather goods). He makes holsters for real "operators" ie CIA and for Kings and Princes. The Gouchenour High Ride is my favorite. Just my opinion, however I have drawers full of different holsters and I prefer it to any. I seldom use it though, as it for a Les Baer Monolith Heavy. I carry a Glock most of the time so it's seldom worn.

    Best inexpensive holster I have is a Mernickle. Great holster at a nominal price.
    However, it too is a 1911 holster and seldom used as I carry a Glock.
  12. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Careful if your intent is competition uses. Most competitions will not allow a holster that does not cover the trigger, and those old style Tom Threepersons do not.

    (Not saying they aren't perfectly safe with a C&L gun or single-action revolver. Just that you won't be allowed to play.)
  13. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

  14. jogar80

    jogar80 Well-Known Member

    I have the Galco Combat Master and really like it. Check it out.
  15. Swami

    Swami Well-Known Member

  16. bill3424

    bill3424 Well-Known Member

    Del Fatti, Milt Sparks, Brommeland.
  17. lefteye

    lefteye Well-Known Member

    Milt Sparks 55BN is my favorite. Excellent quality, excellent fit.

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