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Best IWB for a 1911 Commander?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Smythley, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. Smythley

    Smythley Member

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    Been carrying a pocket 9 for about a year, but would rather carry my 1911. Looking for opinions on the best IWB to do this. Have looked at the King Tuk in person, and pictures of the Crossbreed and Minotaur online. Would like to hear thoughts and opinions on any and all 1911 Commander IWB holsters. Thanks.
     
  2. JTQ

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    Milt Sparks Summer Special II
    http://www.miltsparks.com/

    Also available from Brownell's
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=10081/avs|Manufacturer_1=MILT SPARKS HOLSTERS/Products/Holsters

    Similar in design is the 5 Shot IBS (Inside Burton Special)
    http://www.5shotleather.com/

    Here is a long term review of the IBS from Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision. He is the "B" in the IBS.
    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=265817&highlight=inside+burton+special

    If their new website ever comes up, they usually have the IBS available for sale.
    Heirloom Precision
    http://www.heirloomprecision.com/
     
  3. burk

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    I've been carrying the Kimber CDP Pro in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II and love it. It is comfortable, and presents great.

    I've also heard a lot of good about both the Minotar, and the Crossbreed II.
     
  4. johnnydollar

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    Another vote for the Sparks Summer Special. It is about as good as it gets for IWB with a 1911.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    I'm pretty old school and my IWB rig for a 1911 is the Milt Sparks Summer Special...this is the iconic IWB holster designed by Bruce Nelson and copied by everyone.

    Sparks' product improved IWB rig is the Versa Max II which is more comfortable as it spreads the weight between wider anchor points
     
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    For my Colt Combat Commander in 9mm, I'm extremely pleased with my IWB holster by Horseshoe Leather. The holster fits or rides nicely, and the snaps are the ticket for putting on and removing. Other than a quality product, Andy is a real gentleman who answers ALL his emails, and his turn around is acceptable for being across the big pond.

    http://www.holsters.org/

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    Can any of you post some photos of holsters "in use"? Just want an idea of how they sit/ride/attach etc. Went to my local shop today but they didn't have anything. They did have a Colt Defender that I fell in love with...Didn't bring it home, but a guy can't have too many 1911s.
     
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    Crossbreed. It's thin, secure and the flat, seamless leather against the body is very comfortable. I tweaked mine some.
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    I pretty much always used a Blade Tech IWB with my Commander. Reasonably priced, and last forever. Pretty much eliminates the rust risk too.

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  12. Chuck R.

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    I carry my Les Baer Stinger in a Sparks VMII and have zero complaints:

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    Having said that, I recently bought 2 Kaluban Cloaks for my Walther PPQs (Kydex Pancake Style) and I’m very, very impressed both with the quality and service. The KCs are modular similar to the Rave Concealment, but without the wait. They go from IWB to OWB by simply changing hardware, and there’s a bunch of different options to include a paddle.

    http://www.calsentllc.com/KalubanCloak.html

    Chuck
     
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    Mine is a VMII, but if you don't want to wait 6+ months then I would try a Galco V Hawk @ opticsplanet.
     
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    I use an Alessi PCH model for my Kimber compact STS .45 ACP. It is very thin, stable and extremely well made. I have been told by friends and family who know I carry concealed that they cannot tell even in shorts and a Tshirt that I am armed. Here are some pics.
     

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    For about 20 years I used an original Summer Special made by Bruce Nelson. I finally needed a replacement and went with Milt Sparks Summer Special II.
    http://www.miltsparks.com/
     
  18. ugaarguy

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    The Minotaur MTAC is the best IWB holster I've used of many that I've tried.
     
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    "best" is tough to attain, but I really like my CrossBreed SuperTuck

    don't forget a real gunbelt, the "best" belt holster will flop around and be useless if you hang it off the cheap belt you bought at <department store>
     
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