1911 holster

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by DarinCraft, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    I am looking for a holster or my 1911. I am looking for a nice leather one to carry when I am on trail. I will not be using this for concealment. I was originally looking at the Blackhawk pancake. However my experience with concelament holsters is you lose the ease of draw when you place the holster so close and high on your waist.

    Do you guys have any advice or suggestions? Oh and it needs to have an open muzzle for when I get a 460 conversion...:D:eek:
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Do you want a flap holster? Triple K makes one. It's inexpensive enough so that if it gets beat up it won't bother you and it will protect the pistol quite well. http://www.cowboyneeds.com/017.html

    I've had several Triple K holsters and they're pretty good. I have a "Barrio" for my 1911 and had the Lightning in several sizes for other handguns.

    I really like Bianchi for revolver holsters and Galco and DeSantis are all good and well priced. El Paso Saddlery is worth a look as well: http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-15-huntingfield.aspx

    If you didn't require the open end, it would give you more choices.
     
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  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    How about a nice tactical thigh holster with an open muzzle. It would be comfortable, and have easy access to weapon. I have seen them in leather, but I do not know the brand. I have a BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster, I use in some competition shoots and open carry, and I love it.

    Jack
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I have a Bianchi UM84 Military holster that would work well. Take a look at fleabay and Amazon.
     
  5. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    I love thigh rigs and am very comfortable with them, but whenever I see one on someone who is not in a position to where they "need" it, I automatically think...mall ninja.:rolleyes:

    CA357, Those Triple K holsters are nice. Unless something else jumps out at me, I am going with one of those.

    Thanks guys
     
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  6. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Ninja please!! :rolleyes:

    Now wait a second....please clarify "needed" position. :confused:

    I took "on the trail" to mean as in the field, hunting, hiking, etc. Are you talking about tracking bi-pedal animals?

    Jack
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Here's a pic of the Bianchi UM84:

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  8. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    That's a nice quality, lightweight, ballistic nylon holster there Don. Had one similar to that back in the military. I guess he really wanted a leather holster though. :cool:

    Jack
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I have one and I like it a bunch.
     
  10. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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  11. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    I do like the flap holsters, but I have never used one. Is drawing from one fairly easy and only requires practice? I am used to thumb breaks and am wondering how easy it would be to transition to a different type of holster.
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    How much do you want to spend? Because leather holsters are like cars and women, the more you spend, the more you get in "features" ;)
     
  13. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Well right now I am pretty much spending my alloted "You bought what?!?!?!?!" allowance with the Kimber, the AR upgrade, the 1100 rebuild and now hopefully that Howa. So I was hoping to stay within the $75 range. I don't need threat level retention, only either a friction lock or a thumbreak. I would prefer the trigger guard be covered.
     
  14. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    A flap holster is a very slow draw Darin. It's to protect your sidearm. A thumb break would be faster, but leaves more of the handgun exposed. If it's for the woods and you don't expect to get bounced by a pack of liberals, a flap holster will serve your purpose well. :cool:
     
  15. canebrake

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    It's not leather but it works for me!

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    ...............^ Fobus- C21B

    This one is leather but it's a CCW holster. And yep, it conceals my Rowland!

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    .................^ Galco - Royal Guard

    I've always liked this as a OC holster;

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    ........................^ Mernickle "Wild Bunch" 1911 Holster

    Dillon Precision: 1911 Holster

    Or a tactical thigh holster;

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    .............^ JPX Tactical Thigh Rig

    Kimber America Store - JPX Jet Protector Tactical Thigh Holster w/ Spare Mag Pouch
     
  16. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Darin, there are several great choices on the page, so I am not going to rehash any of them.

    Everyone here has a dozen holsters. If they don't, they just bought their first handgun. We all have shoulder rigs and carry rigs and hidden rigs of all sorts. Everyone. Take a poll and see for yourself.

    Now, when you have the ultimate pistol that you can not ever see yourself living without. The pistol that WILL be your life dependant piece.....

    Meet Milt Sparks: Milt Sparks Holsters

    This man has forgotten more about making quality holsters than any of us will ever learn. He is not cheap, he is not quick and he is not "normal". He is definitely one of the best and most definitely worth the price.

    JD
     
  17. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    J.D.,

    Which of the MS iwb holsters do you recommend? :cool:
     
  18. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I'm gonna jump in canebrake's boat cause I have a Fobus paddle for my 1911 and love it. It's the most comfortable 1911 holster I have ever had. I had a clip-on belt holster but found it to be uncomfortable and if I had to run or jog the holster would pop off my belt dropping the weapon in the mud (only happened once but that's all it took).

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  19. Silvertip 44

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    Take a look at Bianchi leather. I have one for each of my .45s, one for the full size and one for the Kimber compact. I love them. They are good for concealment and carry under almost any condition.
     
  20. General_lee

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    I use a Galco. Not sure what model it is, but the numbers on it are: "B919WC CM212".
    It's a brown leather belt holster, open at the bottom and the top, no flap or snap.
    I use it when i'm working at the store and it's very comfortable.