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Still Looking For A 1911 Iwb Holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by lonewolf5347, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. lonewolf5347

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  2. CWL

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    Aside from not liking thumbsnap holsters for IWB, any leather by Don Hume will be high quality.

    You are looking at basic IWB designs which are universally used by most holster manufacturers. They won't be exceptionally thin, nor will they be particularly comfortable- this isn't Don Hume's fault, it is the limitation of the design.

    If you want a IWB holster that helps to spread the weight & thickness over a greater area, then there are other designs available to you. I prefer Milt Sparks VM II, but others will have their own preferences.
     
  3. DawgFvr

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    Let me suggest a FIST ultra thin Kydex Holster. Thinnest Holster I have found yet it will still hold its shape for you to reholster. I used to carry a VersaMaxII but I use the FIST holsters almost excusively now.
     
  5. James41

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    I use a CrossBreed holster with my full sized 1911. Quite comfortable. It is a kydex holster with a leather backplate and works very well for me.

    Check em out at http://www.crossbreedholster.com
     
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    I think I have posted this like 15 times in the last 3 days. So sorry if I already did!

    Buy a milt sparks VM-II, get it in horsehide, adding sharkskin is a nice touch. Their prices are awesome for what you get. This is a lifetime holster.

    Yes, they are more than any "standard" production, but not much
    Yes, it can take half a year to get one
    Yes, you will love it and unfortunately start buying everything they have to offer
    Yes, you will be the envy of all your friends

    No, you will not like any of your other holsters and will want to replace them all with sparks.

    Buying an expensive right one first, will cost hundreds less than 30 or so wrong ones later. I have bags of holsters, some have only been used once.

    I carry my sparks everyday.
     
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    Ah...I see that you have tried every other holster made so that you could make this statement...or was this said "tongue in cheek"?

    Methinks you protest too much.
     
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    I've been carrying

    my 1911 in a Tucker Texas Heritage for several years now, year-round. It is very comfortable, eminently concealable. I did fabricate replacement belt clips from spring stock, to make a less obvious belt clip arrangement.

    Before the 1911 I carried a G22 in a TX Heritage with complete satisfaction. You'll wait a bit for your holster, but you'll have it a long time.
     
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    I am not saying that there are NOT other great holster makers, just none that I have found for under about $80

    I have spend countless hundreds on all sorts of holsters from $10 to $80 and they all were from awful to mediocre. If you want something right the first time, pony up the cash at first and go with a quality manufacturer, this usually means custom, not production (not the rule).

    If I would have bought the sparks first, I could have had many, many more in ALL of my handguns. Now I just have boxes and bags of useless things that I don't really want. For instance I spent $50 on a "quality" holster for my sp101 only to find out that after I put it on I could not draw from it to save my life! I had a buddy lift me off the ground trying to get it out! Talk about weapon retention, it might as well have a padlock on it.

    I am saying just don't try to be "cheap" and you wll save yourself some money (or a lot) in the long run.
     
  14. MICHAEL T

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    I sold my Sparks in a week .The cop that bought kept about a week. Person that owns now doesn't carry a 1911 so it stays at home. I bet if he carried be rid of it to
    I have found the best for the money to be http://ubgholsters.com Nate makes all his holsters himself. no hired help . His prices and turn around are good as is his holster I wear on every day
     
  15. Big Boomer

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    So I have to ask what was it about the sparks that you didn't like that the other provided so well? Workmanship? Quality? Materials?

    Now I have not tried their other designs, but I am speaking of the IWB Versa Max II when I am talking about comfort and fit. Some who like the summer specials etc. I most likely would have not liked those, but that's not my style nor the right fit for me. It might be for you.

    I just looked at the IWB for the website you provided and they look very close to the sparks and in some of those models I hate those clips!

    I personally think the sparks look better as well. They are a bit cheaper I'll give them that and most likely work better than a bianchi.

    Sorry to hear that you didn't like them though as the vast majority that have tried a sparks fall in love with them.
     
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    We'll see in about, oh, three or four more months. I ordered my first (a Watch Six for a S&W 3913) last November.

    Which one, and what didn't you (and the cop) like about it?

    I have a "Canute" IWB for a S&W M&P9C. The more famous makers are going to have to work pretty hard to surpass it.
     
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    Check out Comp-Tac, their Minotaur model. Cost is about $80. I have two, including one for a 1911. Most comfortable I have found...and so I actually use it regularly.
    It is a leather panel, that goes against the body, with a Kydex holster body, that is interchangeable for different weapons. Their customer service and the product itself is top-notch.
    Stay safe.
     
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    1911 Iwb

    Check out Kirkpatrick, Great holster, great price and great turn around time.
     
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    I found the MacDaniels ll on Ebay for about 1/2 price. I have the body shield option, and it's very comfortable with my full size colt. I do use the Dan Hume clip on with my PPK/S and is an excellent holster.

    http://www.andrewsleather.com/
     
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    Allessi PCH, belt and mag pouch.
     
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    Milt Sparks on e-bay now

    Check e-Bay. You can get one now.
     
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    My favorite holsters are either Sparks or Alessi. The Sparks Summer Special designed by Bruce Nelson is probably the best selling and most copied IWB holster of all time. The Talon Plus by Lou Alessi is just a great holster and the price is right as well.
     
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    My favorite holsters are Sparks, Kramer, Mitch Rosen and Matt Del Fatti.

    If you don't want to wait for an order, or wait too long, you can call Mitch Rosen and order one off his Express Line. It's not near as nice as his "high priced" handmade ones, but it does the job very well without a long wait.

    The other option is to find a "stocking dealer".

    http://www.lightningarms.com/products.htm

    Here's a "stocking dealer" for Milt Sparks and some others. If I was right handed I wouldn't have to wait two years for my Del Fatti. :(

    Biker
     
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    Brommeland Max con V, Milt Sparks Versa Max II or Andrews Leather's Macdaniel.
     
  25. Erik

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    There are some fine options out there.

    You could do much worse than a Milt Sparks Summer Special or Summer Special II; they are industry bench marks.

    Brownells has the SSII for your pistol in stock at $85 plus shipping.
     
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