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Holster for the 1911

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Sven, Dec 31, 2002.

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  1. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    Looking for a suggestion for a holster for my 1911-style pistol.

    Which manufacturer / material do you recommend?

    This will be used in training to learn to draw, so I'm guessing a standard configuration would be best (no Miami setups here).

    What angle do you prefer for a strong-side holster?

    I would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks,

    -s
     
  2. Kevinch

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    As an IWB style, I've found the SPARKS VM II to be the best I've tried so far.

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  3. Steelharp

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    Milt Sparks, without a doubt...

    Mikey D...
     
  4. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    Erick:

    Thanks for the design suggestions.

    All:

    Will investigate those brands.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Richard

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    Sven, I like the Milt Sparks Summer Special. How well do I like it? I haven't looked at another design for a 1911A1 since I bought my Milt Sparks Summer Special. Regards, Richard:D
     
  6. Captain Bligh

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    I'll cast one more vote for a Milt Sparks VM-II. It's a really well-made and functional holster that also conceals well. I regret having waited as long as I did to order one.

    RJ
     
  7. another okie

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    I am a new 1911 owner, but I already have three holsters for it.

    1. Bianchi black widow. Well-made, but not suitable for 1911s with enlarged thumb safeties, since it will push the safety off as you holster, which is not good.

    2. Don Hume H721. What a beautiful holster! Looks great and feels great. Like the Bianchi, this is an OWB with a thumb strap. Comes tight.

    3. Fobus plastic paddle, OWB without thumb strap. Works fine, must draw in correct direction.

    I don't have an IWB holster for it. I don't plan to carry my 1911 on the street.
     
  8. El Tejon

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    Milt Sparks Executive Companion in horse. Straight drop. Dyed black for tactility.

    If you are looking for a "range holster" as Erick suggested, I suggest the "Roadrunner", #60TK, or #55BN all from Milt Sparks. I suggest you get a belt at the same time.

    Good shooting.
     
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