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Best type of 1911 holster?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by DavidB2, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. DavidB2

    DavidB2 Member

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    Curious about the best holster for my new 1911. It is a Remington R1. I would like to get a holster; but would like suggestions. I am leaning towards either the old style WWII flap holster or sling holster with the pistol hanging under my right arm. I also like the law enforcement style leather holsters.

    I am not too big on the blackhawk style holsters as I am old school. I don't think that I will go concealed carry with this pistol. I also want something that I can take as back up when hunting/hiking. Any thoughts on holster suggestions. Perhaps others may have found the blackhawk type holsters to their liking.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Shoulder holsters aren't much fun to carry all day but offer good protection when carried under a coat in rain & snow.
    http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-96-14-1942-tanker-holster-5-12-to-8-38-barrels.aspx

    A nylon military type flap holster offers the best protection for the gun possible, but is a little slow on the draw, and tends to flop around when running faster and jumping higher.
    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/CatList.php?numSubCat=26

    A high-ride pancake belt holster on a good stiff gun belt is probably the most comfortable and out of the way, and can be very fast.

    Suggest you look at these for ideas:
    http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-12-classic-carry.aspx

    http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-20-strongside.aspx

    http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-26-strongside.aspx

    rc
     
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    +1 for a pancake on a double thickness belt.

    I've found that Don Hume offers a very good value.
     
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    I use army M-12 and old M-7 shoulder holsters when I'm out riding. I used it in Iraq, a lot of guys were jealous, even more when I told them it was actually issued to me.
     
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    For open carry I like my Fobus paddle holster. For concealed carry I like my Galco NS2 in horsehide.
     
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    I'd also suggest a traditional pancake holster and I'd recommend you find one in sharkskin if for woods carry. Let the maker know that mobility is your prime concern rather than concealabity.
     
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