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Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by NM Rancher, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. NM Rancher

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    I'm looking for a good IWB holster , I want something that will keep my 1911 from taking the hide off my side. I've looked at king tuck and a few others, the 100 professional... Ideas?
    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
  2. coalman

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    I like winged holsters for heavy guns. They spread the weight with the two spaced clips/loops. Crossbreed ST (or clone) and Milt Sparks VMII (or clone).

    p.s. I've owned both. I sold the MS. Great rig; just more holster than I needed and I wanted the money more. I own 2 CBSTs (one for a 1911) and got both secondhand for <2/3 the price I sold the MS for. Nothing fancy, but they get the job done for big and/or heavy guns. IMO, the CBST too much rig for smaller and lighter guns and I opt for simple, low profile single "clip" type holsers here. And, as noted, a thick and heavy gun belt is as important as a good holster. With a good belt more holster options open up in terms of stability, retention and weight distribution.
     
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  3. NM Rancher

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    coalman, I was looking at the crossbreeds tonight actually! I usually wear a shoulder rig and a jacket, but with the heat coming on here I wanted to lose the jacket. I'm thinking the crossbreeds might just be the trick! Thanks!
    Mark.
     
  4. chieftain

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    Milt Sparks, VMII or their new HR-LTD which is basically a thin VMII with all the benefits and the best features.
    It is the only holster I can literally sleep with the gun in it. I have them for all my guns, several for 1911 government, Commander and EMP. HK's P30, HK45 & 45c, Beretta 92 & Vertec, SIG 228 & 226 and several more I can't think of at the moment.

    Simply the best. The wait and price are more than worth it. I gave one as a birthday present to a budy that only shoots Glocks 19's. Since I gave it to him, it is the only IWB holster he will wear.

    I do own many of the other popular holsters, but after after 58 years of shooting, Milt Sparks is the best I have found. I used to like Alessi too, but Lou is no longer with us, and I have not found his shop as easy to work with anymore.

    Don't forget, the belt is almost more important than the holster. I have been using Wilderness Tactical belts for almost 30 years now. The 5 stitch.

    Good luck.

    Fred
     
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    Been carrying a Sig C3 in a taurisholsters IWB that was made with a swivel. Seems to work fine for me.
     
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    CrossBreed
     
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    Milt Sparks VMII most comfortable around. Wait is long, but worth it.
     
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    Very pleased with my Parker. Good price, short wait, and comfortable.
     
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    RKBA makes a good horsehide, with offset loops. Great price and turn around.
     
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    The High Noon line of holsters have always worked well for me; they are affordable, exhibit great care in manufacturing and craftsmanship, and are generally often ready to ship the day that you place the order.

    www.highnoonholsters.com
     
  13. ForumSurfer

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    I'll second that. I have the cheapest option because I don't care for the stiffer leather. I can wear it at 3 o'clock with the thinner backing if I so choose. Perfectly comfortable for all day carry. I've even used it in IDPA with a glock 34. I was kind of surprised at how well it concealed and continued wearing the long slide for a few days.

    I also like to keep a raven phantom knock off around.
     
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    My Theis Holster is great. I was having issues finding a good IWB for a SR40c but Tommy had them. Took 4 weeks to get it in but it was well worth the wait.
     
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    Another tip of the hat to the VMII or Versamax II. It works really well with heavy full sized guns.
     
  17. JimStC

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    Ray Cory has been crafting holsters, belts and accessories for 40 years.
    I have three belts and 5 holsters. Very pleased with all of them. 2-3 week wait.
    I also have the Milt Sparks Summer Special II. Another very nice holster.
    Usually Brownells has them in stock.
     
  18. LNK

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    Good Crossbreed copy, also a member here at THR.

    I'll third it. Have one for 1911 and one for 4"GP-100. Currently have one on order for MP-9. Of course Tommy's holsters don't protect you from Vampires. :)...But they are reasonably priced.

    Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Theis Holsters.

    LNK
     
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