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Looking for an honest leather holster- 4" 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Kingcreek, Jan 30, 2018.

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  1. Kingcreek

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    I've looked through the holster sticky and followed every link (even the dead ones) until cross-eyed and I'm having trouble finding what I want. Can somebody point me towards a good leather Avenger style (enhanced or reinforced mouth) 1.5" slot and tunnel, either straight drop or no more than 15 degrees forward cant? No thumb breaks straps or snaps.
    I don't need exotic. Just good quality black leather. A single mag pouch would be nice too if not too much to ask.
    I thought it would be a simple request but I'm seeing everything but...
    Thanks
     
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    Thanks! A couple of those look just like what I want. Don't want a very high ride or aggressive forward cant.
    I might have to endure a long wait but that's just the way it goes.
     
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    I've got exactly what your talking about. Manufactured by Bianchi in the 80's.
     
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    Some of them look good but ride too high. The Milt Sparks looks like my choice.
    Thanks everybody!
     
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    Milt Sparks is really one of the industry leaders, and possibly the best example of a Nelson Professional/Avenger holster. However, I'd not consider the Sparks 55BN to be a low riding version of the type. I realize Sparks makes different ride heights for different types of guns, but most pictures I've seen of the 55BN puts most, if not all of the trigger guard above the belt. If a low riding version is what you want, I'd do a little more checking before ordering.
     
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    If you're looking for slightly lower riding with a little less concealment, there are holsters like the

    Sparks 1AT (not my video)



    Gunsite Omega http://davisleathercompany.com/concealedcarry/

    I know of forum members elsewhere that have gotten custom ride heights from Davis Leather on their Liberty holsters. Most have gone higher, but I suspect they could go lower.

    At least in pictures, the Alessi, Ritchie, and Rosen "Avenger" styles look lower to me than the Sparks version.

    More money, and a longer wait - just to get on the waiting list - but Del Fatti's version, the SLP, also looks lower. http://www.delfatti.com/2011 SLP.html
     
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    Lots of good makers posted.

    El Paso Saddlery has decent stuff too.
     
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    Here's my own version of the Askins Avenger holster that I recently built for a customer's full size 1911.
     
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    Forgot about Kirkpatrick Leather too.

    They make nice SAA rigs.
     
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    Well thanks to forum member Kevin Rohrer I got a barely used 5-shot leather OSSS and matching single mag pouch. The holster is a straight drop lower riding speed scabbard, black rough out horsehide with shark trim. Perfect fit and just what I was looking for. Price was fair too. Thanks Kevin!
    I was debating between a davis straight liberty and a Ritchie speed scabbard before Kevin stepped up but I'm done searching for now.
     
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