1911 Holster

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by MOshooter, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    I'm in the market for a couple holsters for a 1911 pistol. The 2 types of holsters I am interested are a IWB and a OWB holsters that will fit the commander length 4.25 inch barrel,the OWB holster I would like for it to be able to accept either the 4.25 barrel as well as the standard 5 inch barrel.

    What brand holster do you use,what are your likes and dislikes of certain brands and types of holsters for the 1911s. Looking forward to members comments and opinions on this topic.

    Thanks
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Where in MO are you?

    The big name companies make good holsters, but I prefer to use custom holster makers. Steven Kelley Gun Leather and Adams Leather Works are my two favorite.
     

  3. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Olympus,
    I live in the central part of the state near Columbia,MO.,what part of the state do you live?

    Thanks for the input on holsters,are these holster makers in Missouri?
     
  4. sc00ts

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    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/1911-holster-84643/

    Lots of reviews in that thread. I have a crossbreed supertuck. It's a great holster. I would definitely recommend it. Only downside is they are expensive and you can bet on at least a 2 month wait to get it. They are hand made to order.
     
  5. Overkill0084

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    For OWB, I have a cheap Uncle Mike's that works OK. Probably not what your looking for, though.
    For IWB, I have a Theis. Canebrake recommended them. Mine fits my full sized 1911s as well as my CCO (4.25). They are a pretty good deal considering the level of quality.
     
  6. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    sc00ts thanks for the link and supertuck suggestion...Looks like I have some research to do.

    Overkill0084 thanks for the suggestions,I actually have a Uncle Mikes OWB holster that I packed a Para Ordnance p14-45...I think i'm looking for a leather OWB this time.
    Thanks, I will check out Canebrakes suggested IWB holster.

    Thanks again
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive got a blackhawk serpa holster. i would prefer the one without the lock. i also really like the springfield gear holsters.

    not a fan of iwb holsters.

    i dont care for leather ccw holsters they soak sweat and salt and thats a bad combo on guns.

    all just personal pref
     
  8. Fathead00

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    I love my N82 Pro Tactical IWB!!!! Here's a pic of my holster and don't mind the other firearm in the pic.;):)


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  9. limbkiller

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    To get a good holster you will have to spend some money. $100+. Anything else will not work just the way it is. There is a reason they cost money, they are worth it.

    Exodus and milt sparks are GREAT IWB holsters.
     
  10. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Jon thanks for your input and experiences along with your chosen preferences,looks like I have a lot of research to do :)

    Fathead thanks for chiming in with your holster preferences ,looks like a nice rig...Haha on the other firearm,I have one of those same brands also ;)

    Thanks again

    Limbkiller I really appreciate your input preferences and experience with 1911 holsters.

    Looks like I have a lot of reading and web sites to visit before purchasing a holster rig.

    Thanks again everyone for the helpful information.
     
  11. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Fathead your Ruger SR1911's looking sweet! I was looking hard at Ruger SR1911,lots of positive reviews.:cool:
     
  12. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I love it!!! It is probably my best firearm that I own.:). We also have a Remington R1 that is a sweet shooter too! I was looking for one since they came out. I had one in my hands two times before finally getting on the third.
     
  13. SSGSF

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    I have an alien gear holster IWB . They have a 30 day money back guarantee , life time warranty, and unlimited holster shell trades for life.
    They are only 29.99 . And my favorite is 100 American made.
     
  14. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    SSGSF,

    That sounds like a very nice holster at a great price,thanks for the suggestion on a 1911 holster.
     
  15. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'm in the southeast part of the state.

    Those holster makers are not in MO.
     
  16. SSGSF

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    Go to their website and check them out. They are just like cross breed or super tuk
     
  17. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Thanks for the reply,good to see another Missourian on the forum

    Thanks SSGSF I'll definitely check their web site out.
     
  18. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    Also don't believe in a IWB for an 11 model. JMO
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    Here's my OWB Blackhawk CQC size "2" and it should be good for both barrel lengths.

    Sits up fairly high and close to the body w/ a slight forward cant .
    I'm left handed.

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  19. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I just got a shoulder holster for the 1911 from Andrews Leather but he makes a lot of other models too. Very nice work.