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witness .45 holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Beer_guy23, Jun 16, 2008.

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  1. Beer_guy23

    Beer_guy23 Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    im having a hard time finding an iwb for a witness elite match .45. i really would like to have a kydex holster, but my search is coming up empty. any advice is welcomed
  2. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    It may be impossible to get exactly what you're looking for. There aren't that many Kydex IWB rigs out there compared to OWB, and most of either are only made for the most popular makes and models.

    I costs big money for dies, etc. to set-up production for a new model holster in Kydex. If there doesn't look to be sufficient demand to generate the volume necessary for amortization, it doesn't get done.

    You might have better luck finding Kydex if you try an OWB rig. While there might not be a model specifically for the .45 EAAs, there could be something at least compatible.

    For an IWB you'll likely have better luck in leather. Even if none of the big producers have one you like, it's not really that much more expensive to go custom in most cases. Especially if you don't insist on 'exotic' materials or decorative handwork.

    The big plus is that you can order exactly what you want and it'll fit your pistol perfectly. Leather might not look as "trick" or "tacticool" looking, but it's every bit as functional and durable for us "non-operators".

    I'm still using leather IWB and OWB holster rigs that I bought over 20 years ago. Rusting has never been an issue and they haven't popped stitching or become too loose for good retention either.

    Good Luck. Hope this's of some help.
  3. sefus

    sefus Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Eastern WA
    Im looking for an Kydex OWB for a full size Witness .45 and can tell you its slim pickins. take a look at these two sites:


    The reason I dont like leather is the sweating/held mostiure of leather (especially on one against your skin) vs blued finish that could result in rust. It might not be a huge issue, but I sure wouldnt want it to be especially on my witness that does not have the wonder finish. If it had that or was stainless I'd look at a good leather rig myself.

    I had a list somewhere of IWB and OWB holsters that would work, mostly kydex, I'll see if I can dig it up but the best bet is to find a holster that will also work for yours, not one designed for it. good luck and please report your findings.

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