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Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by StevenDale, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. RustyShackelford

    RustyShackelford member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Safariland AS7 series.....

    I like the new Safariland AS7(I think it's the name but check the site).
    It's available yet for 1911/Government models or Commander size 1911a1s but Safariland says they will roll out new versions soon. ;)
    The firm says the new style has a special polymer that will retain it's shape even when wet, won't scuff, mar or nick firearm surfaces. :D
    It limits the amount of contact points with the weapon which can speed up draws but retains the firearm securely.
    I like the belt version but the AS7 comes in drop leg/SAS styles, duty holsters & low ride styles.

    Another good holster firm with Kydex holsters is www.Hodgescustomkydex.com . They have decent holsters that come in many add on color & camo choices. ;)
    I may buy a "back-pack" mini holster in safety orange for my Glock 21 .45acp to keep in my 5.11 PUSH bag or SUV center console. It has Kydex material that just covers the Glock(or other model that you can choose) trigger guard.
    The Kydex OWB holster that has a Blade-tech modular belt loop is good looking too. This custom rig can be adjusted for height & cant. It can also fit different belt widths. The price is $65-70.00 USD which seems high for a plastic type holster but the color choices & engineering make it worth it.
    NOTE; Hodges Custom Kydex says the shop & workers are now moving so Id suggest contacting them before any order or maybe waiting until early Sept 2014 before you purchase any items. ;)
  2. Drail

    Drail Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Milt Sparks every day of the week man. Plan on buying some new jeans though or it will be snug. If you spend a lot of your day seated in a vehicle consider a cross draw setup.
  3. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    Central Florida
    I really like this Bianchi IWB holster for my Commander 1911s:

  4. Phaedrus/69

    Phaedrus/69 Participating Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    No matter what sidearm I'm carrying I carry IWB. I find it the best for comfort and concealment. I'm 5'9" and built about like the OP (going by weight/height ratio). I suppose one potential problem is that when asked for advice most of us will just tell you what works for us; that may or may not work for you. Personally I don't really like hybrid holsters that much. They are a bit hot against my side and the large sheet of leather pokes me in the gun when I move.

    My favorite rigs are the Silent Thunder IWBs from Garrett Industries. They can be had with an incredible array of belt fastening hardware from leather loops to kydex clips of various sizes and types. I have CCW'd guns as small as a Ruger LCR and as large as a full frame HK USP in a Garrett IWB and all are very comfortable.
  5. Mainsail

    Mainsail Senior Member

    Dec 16, 2005
    I'll side with the OWB proponents. I have a Milt Sparks VersaMax for my (slim) Sig P239, and it's probably one of the best made holsters I own, but OWB is always more comfortable. There aren't many places where I feel such deep concealment is necessary, so IWB for me is very rare.

    I recently picked up a Galco Miami Classic off craigslist for my 1911 to try out- different but not uncomfortable. Under an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt it's invisible unless the wind exposes it.

    I have several pancake holsters for my 1911s and some other guns, they hold the gun high and tight to the body. I like cross-draw carry for my 1911s too. Again, an unbuttoned shirt or jacket conceals very well and presentation is fast and fumble-proof.

    Crossbreed has a 'seconds' website where they sell their blems- a great way to try them out on the cheap. I have several including one for my XDs and it's very worn from frequent carry but completely functional.

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