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Holster recommendation for a full size Kimber 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by asahrts, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. asahrts

    asahrts New Member

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    I've been casually searching for a leather holster for my Kimber Stainless Raptor II (45acp) & I'd love some suggestion/opinions.

    I will not be using this as my primary carry, but infrequently when on horseback, hiking, etc. I'd prefer a paddle, but don't really care. It needs to be leather, preferably brown/tan (to match the grips :)) I'm looking for outside hip carry, not IWB.

    I have almost purchased the Bianchi minimalist on a couple different occasions, but I have talked myself out of it for one reason or another. It is still in the running, I just thought I'd seek outside opinions. I have also looked at Galco & noticed a few model's I like on their website, but I haven't handled any or put the gun in one.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. samurai

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    You might want to look at Safariland holsers- they make a nice paddle holster
     
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    I know someone told me a while ago that Yaqui holsters are worthless, but I bought a little twelve dollar one for my 1911 and it's about on par with the average other OWB holster ... except it's miles more versatile.
    So I don't know, since I'm resigned to wearing larger garments anyways and wearing OWB, the Yaqui holster is a good place to start.
     
  7. asahrts

    asahrts New Member

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    i do like the look of a yaqui style holster, which is what drew me towards the bianchi minimalist. kimber even sells a branded yaqui on their site.

    ruger1228- the galco looks nice, do you have experience with it?
     
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    I have a Galco Yaqui slip on. I had tried a number of other holster for my Kimber Crimson Carry Pro. This is the most convienent holster I have found. Able to sit in car or chair without a problem. I love mine and have never had a problem with it.
     
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    On the rare occasions that I OWB it is with a Galco Yaqui. If you want to show off your gun you might as well show as much as possible. :- )
     
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    Blackhawk Serpa

    I have thee of them and never had a problem. The actually conciel well for a full size 1911 holster, have a cool retention device and last. They even look cool.

    Serpa carbon fiber retention holster by Blackhawk
     
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    +1 Blackhawk Serpa
     
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    dairycreek Senior Member

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    FIST makes an outstanding leather, paddle holster for a 1911. A bit spendy but high quality.
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    Check out TED BLOCKER HOLSTERS. They are a top flight outfit.
     
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    The only downside to a Yaqui type hoslter is that you leave the muzzle unprotected, so if you sit down on something hard like a rock or a concrete bench you run the risk of abraisions on the muzzle (damage to the crown will have a serious adverse effect on your pistol's accuracy).

    So far lots of good suggestions. I really like the Ugly Bald Guy holsters and I own a Simply Rugged (who frankly makes the best large frame revolver concealment holsters out there).

    If you want a leather paddle holster, most of the big name manufacturers make them (Galco, Bianichi, Blackhawk, etc).

    Recently someone posted here about a holster they got from Lobo ... his stuff looks pretty nice and is priced real nicely.
     
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  15. Claude Clay

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    for the level of activity you participate in---retention is a must

    choose accordingly. i go with retention 98% of the time as repeated actions, such as getting in & out of a car or stairs can ( have) dislodged many a gun.
     
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    CompTac Minotaur.
     
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