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Need 1911 holster advice

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by leadcounsel, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Folks here are very helpful - and I need some advice.

    I pre-ordered an IWB holster for a 1911 I don't yet have. It's time to decide the size of 1911 and pay...

    So I have several full size 1911s, but think that's just too big to carry. I'm shopping for either a 3" or 4" 1911. But I may not buy one for awhile and the holster will take a couple months yet to deliver. I don't need it immediately and have plenty of other options for IWB carry.

    Anyway, should I order the holster for a 4" so that it may fit any 4" or 3" 1911 I may find in the future? Or just order it for the 3"?
  2. ohwell

    ohwell Well-Known Member

    Depends on the holster brand do they have a slide version? A slide is made open at the bottom slightly longer than a 3 inch and the longer sizes will fit to, they just stick out the bottom. For an example check out Comp Tacs website and look at the 1911 version of the slide for a Minotaur holster. Other than that a 3 should fit in a 4 inch holster to.
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I think you will be happier, in the long run, if you order the holster to match the barrel/slide length.

    I don't think this type would work well as an IWB. If the muzzle protrudes through the holster, it would surely catch on one's clothing, as well as staining it with gun lube. Milt Sparks did make this type at one time (MMX) but I don't believe it is catalogued now.
  4. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    I'm going to pause the holster maker and get the gun first, and then get the holster to fit it. Thanks!

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