Need a IWB for 1911

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by texaswoodworker, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I'll be able to get my CCL soon, so I need a good IWB holster for my gun. My gun is a full sized 1911, so I need the holster to support the weight of the gun well (will also get a really good belt), and make it easier to conceal. Any suggestions?

    I've hear these are nice. Anyone use them?

    http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/SuperTuckDeluxe.aspx
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I use this one, not used the cossbreed but those I know that do seem happy with them.
     

  3. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    texaswoodworker, If you go for any type of IWB holster for your 1911 I have a couple tips. Make sure you can adjust the cant of the holster. Strongly consider getting the "J" hooks instead of the spring clips.

    I have the KingTuk for my 1911 and I find it very comfortable.
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The King Tuk is a very nice holster, I bought one for my son and he loves it. I have carried for many years, and quit comfortably, in a holster made by Winthrop. The Winthrop holster has held up very well and as I remember, it was very moderately priced.
     
  5. mdauben

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    Something like the KingTuck is nice if you want to carry under a tucked shirt but if you go 'untucked' like me there are many other options. My personal favorite is the "Summer Special" style holster. It's a leather, rough out IWB holster, usually with a pair of belt straps.
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    The original was created by Mitch Rosen but his holsters are expensive and there's often a waiting list. There are however many other quality holster makers selling similar holsters these days.
     
  6. 25-5

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    I have a White Hat Holster IWB. Adjustable cant. Carry a 1911 series 70, shirt out. Comfortable and no printing.
     
  7. Overkill0084

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    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
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    Fathead00 New Member

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    I carry my SR1911 in a N82 pro tactical holster. That's the only holster I'll buy for IWB. I have one for my G35 too. They are sooooo comfortable.


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  9. flglocks

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    I use a theis holster
     
  10. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    ....huh????:confused:
     
  11. Overkill0084

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    A Theis Holster. See Post #7.
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'm going to look through them and see which one I like best.
     
  13. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    how about "retention" on this style...i am looking at one similar by rb holsters.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Just a random question. Is Kydex rough on a gun's finish?
     
  15. jarhead0881

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    Texaswoodworker, try fightngear.com. Guy handmakes IWB by hand and he has some that are cant adjustable. All for $40, not a bad deal. He uses regular cowhide leather or horsehide.
     
  16. Kraj

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    I carry a glock in a holster similar to this. It isn't going anywhere. It sort of snaps into place
     
  17. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    It does, so does leather. You will carry a tool for self preservation. So buy two. One 1911 for your safety and one for looking at.
     
  18. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    Thanks, imma look into it

    Thanks, this helps.

    I dont mind holster wear. It just shows your tool is well loved. ;):D
     
  19. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The price is really appealing, and the holsters on the site look pretty good. I'll definitely look into them more.

    A little wear won't bother me. I just didn't want something that could REALLY screw up the finish (bad scratches, excessive wear, ect).
     
  20. 25-5

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    Kydex wears more than leather. My brushed nickel 1911 (avatar) showed little wear after thousands of draws from leather, but on close inspection the wear from mostly riding in kydex shows wear. But since I am most confident with it for carry I accept it as character.
    I tried leather and it is too bulky for my build and my 1911.