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1911 Holster suggestions.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hoppy590, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Member

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    ok so im looking for a 1911 holster. Inside the waist is a must, small of back is prefered. either palm out or not doesnt matter. Belt loops are prefered over clips. i tried a search but "1911" and "holster" are very common terms.

    so keeping in mind
    IWB
    Small of back
    5" 1911 ( Para Ordnance p14-45)
    any material. leather would be nice.
    Loops > clips

    price is of low object. 100$+ is an aceptable price for a quality holster.

    any suggestions? need more info?
     
  2. Rob96

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    I carry my full sized Springfield in a Galco horsehide Royal Guard IWB. Great holster.
     
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    Milt Sparks! VMII or W6, great holsters, looooong wait. But worth it:D
     
  4. CWL

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    I have Milt Sparks, Don Hume and Blade Tech for my m1911 Govts.

    I do not think it wise to carry a doublestack m1911 small of back. (I own a P13 and it would only conceal if you I always wore a leather jacket or if I was a hunchback.)
     
  5. lance22

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    http://www.bearclawholsters
    http://www.kdholsters.com

    SOB doesn't necessarily mean 'behind the spine' but rather 'behind the back', and SOB carry is simply carrying at the 4:30 / 5:00 position ... and if you carry that far back you should probably have a holster with a steeper cant than the ones made for the 3:30 / 4:00 position. I think I know what way the wind is gonna blow with that double stack 1911 but .... we each gotta find out for ourselves ;)
     
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    Leather: Milt Sparks VM-II, Summer Special II, #1 Heritage
    Kydex: Comptac CTAC, Infidel
     
  7. BlindJustice

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    MIlt SParks - check the online website for holsters in stock.
    a new IWB model that is out is called the Axiom - feature of being
    able to remove the holster w/o loosening the belt buckle for convenience
     
  8. Ol` Joe

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    Ditto Milt Sparks Summer Special!
     
  9. Hoppy590

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    iv been checking out milt sparks for a while now. aswell as some desantis

    some of you seem to express problems with SOB carry. im a small guy.. real small. and i picked a REAL big gun for carry. but my $ can only go so far and so i needed a range/HD/CCW/SHTF pistol and that was a double stack .45

    i dont plan to carry this alot. but i plan to carry it untill i can save up for something smaller. and i figure. a good holster never goes out of style so im willing to spend the cash on a CC holster that will only be used for a few months to a year. and SOB is the BEST was for me to hide a double stack .45

    im REAL skinny i cant express that enoug
     
  10. CajunBass

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    I've got a couple of holsters that work well with my Commander. One is a Galco FED218, but that's a paddle holster, although I'm sure they make the same thing with belt loops if you prefer.

    I've also got an Uncle Mikes #19 pancake holster that works well, and a JBP 035 belt slide that I like.

    Whatever you get, make sure you've got a good belt to support it. A good gun belt. I got mine from "The Beltman."

    http://www.thebeltman.net/
     
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    Alessi PCH, Talon Plus.
     
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    Fine folks, reasonable prices, and on-line shopping~! ;):D
     
  13. Ol` Joe

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    I don`t know if they are true, but I`ve heard more then a few negative comments as to SOB carry. The main gripe I`ve heard is the possiblity of injury to the spine. I`d have to search for some info on this before I made my mind up it is the only way for me to carry.
     
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    I prefer the CompTAC CTAC but for what you're looking for the Milt Sparks VersaMax II sounds like the best answer, given you'll accept the higher price and long wait.
     
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    Sorry the new Axiom is OWB

    fwiw the Versa Max is approx. $100
    I didn't check all of it's features. but they do
    warn getting the right variant for your particular
    pistol is important

    the SUmmer Special is $70
    it's the classic IWB that all others are
    judged by.

    Have you been to the Milt Sparks Holsters Web site?

    Waiting period - Yesterday I ordered a #HSR i.e. the
    Hackathorn SPecial - crossdraw with
    1.5 inch belt both basket weave in cordovan
    and marty said 20-25 weeks backlog. so
    if not Xmas my birthday is a month later or so

    the Milt SParks site has an online inventory of holsters
    they have on hand as well as listing the approved
    dealers of their products
     
  16. Hoppy590

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    im thinking a...
    milt sparks VM-2 orits cheaper brother a Watch Six
    Desantis "Inner Piece" or "Cozy partner"
    Kirkpatrick "Hidden Defense"

    id rather not wait 20 weeks for a holster. id gladly pay for quality but thats just too much of a wiat

    and while i want SOB holster, im opening up to an IWB and maybe wearing it a little more back ( called kidney?)
     
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    Have you checked out Ugly Bald Guy? Cheaper than Milt Sparks and from what I can tell its a dang fine piece of leather. Just my .02
     
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