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1911 Holster help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by LUCKYDAWG13, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. LUCKYDAWG13

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    The Cuda has a good reputation, though I don't own one.

    Another option, other than the 3-slot pancake is the straight drop Nelson Professional/Avenger style.

    Here's an article from R. K. Campbell that may be helpful http://www.shastadefense.com/CrossDrawHolsters.htm
     
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    Thanks for the link
     
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    This is an El Paso Saddlery OWB pancake I bought at Midway for a 1911 on sale for a bit less than $50. I have a Simply Rugged for a SR40 Ruger. You can not beat SR for quality workmanship IMO. I like the sweat shield on the SR as well. More expensive tho.

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    Conversely, I'm not a fan of tall sweat shields as found on the Cuda. That's probably why I haven't bought one.

    Lots of guys like tall sweat shields for 1911's to "keep the thumb safety locked in place", to "keep the thumb safety/grip safety from poking them in the side", etc. Conversely, for me, tall sweat shields get in the way of getting to the thumb safety, and obtaining a full firing grip on the gun.

    Note when Gunsite's Ed Head gets on the thumb safety of his 1911 in this Gun Talk TV video (at the :45 mark into the video)

     
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    +1 on the Yaqui, especially for a full size Government model.
    Minimalist and perhaps not the most secure, but they're fast and will work for cross draw.
    and they cover the trigger, which is a deal breaker for me if they don't
    lots of variations on the theme now a days
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    At the risk of being labeled a "Debbie Downer", I'm also not a fan of holsters that don't cover the entire slide.

    I have the slide version of DDDWho's holster the El Paso Saddlery High Slide ( http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-149-20-high-slide.aspx ). I routinely bang the muzzle on arm chairs when sitting down, and on occasion have launched the gun out of the holster doing so. So far I've been able to catch the gun with my elbow and avoided a total loss of control of the gun. In addition, the muzzle typically makes contact with some seam on my pants, especially jeans. I've torn the right rear pocket seam open on one pair of jeans reholstering into this holster. My holster rides much like this Simply Rugged CID. http://sargesrollcall.blogspot.com/2008/08/cid-holster-from-simply-rugged-april-of.html

    Note where the muzzle of Sarge's 1911 sits. Right at the top corner of the right rear pocket. I ripped that pocket open on a pair of jeans with repeated use with my slide holster.
     
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    One of my favorite holsters for the 1911 is an old Bianchi "Askins Avenger" model. Very secure at keeping the gun in place and comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

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    You can not go wrong with Milt Sparks. The only downside is the wait. I have a few, and they all are great.

    You should also try Desantis. A good working holster. I have some of these, also.

    http://www.desantisholster.com/BELT-HOLSTERS
     
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    The OP seemed to have figured out he wants one or the other of the holsters. Then as usual folks start tossing in a bunch of alternatives. It muddies the waters, but may just provide an alternative the OP hadn't thought of.

    Then again he may have, so as to the two mentioned by the OP, I can say I've had both. Both work well. I suppose you could find some differences in the appearance aspects between the two, but as to quality of workmanship they are the same. The biggest difference is likely price. Personally I have many more Simply Rugged holsters than any other brand of mass produced makes.

    If price is not an concern I usually recommend finding a good leathersmith and getting a custom holster. It does cost more (often a lot more), but there is a pride of ownership with anything custom made.
     
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    The most comfortable owb is the half pancake.

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