Purchased my first 1911
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September 2nd, 2008 02:28 PM
Purchased my first 1911
I picked up a SW1911, and so far I'm loving it! I put 300rnds of FMJ and 100rnds of JHP down range, and it functioned flawlessly. Very very accurate! So, it is holster time. Any suggestions for OWB leather high & tight to the body? (for a reasonable price).
September 2nd, 2008 02:34 PM
Very nice! I'm carrying a S&W 1911SC as I type this.
Galco Concealable is a good OWB holster. Kramer also makes a nice OWB holster but it's a bit more expensive.
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September 2nd, 2008 02:35 PM
Congrats!! Good looking Piece.
BTW, nice 50 stick!
High and Tight leather...? Milt Sparks 60TK comes to mind.
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September 2nd, 2008 02:57 PM
Wow, your the first to notice the Barrett. It belongs to a friend, as I can only afford to feed .308 & .223.
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September 2nd, 2008 03:16 PM
Congratulations, excellent choice.
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September 2nd, 2008 03:31 PM
That's a great looking weapon. Makes me want to head out the door and hit the range!
For OWB carry of my 1911s, I use Tucker HF1s. The picture on their home page looks exactly like my set -- holster, belt and double mag pouch in black cherry w/ cross-cut stamp and a Texas concho.
I'd also recommend looking at HBE's Pancake. Eric currently has a really fast turnaround time on some beautiful custom gunleather. I have one of his Com IIIs for IWB carry of my Browning Hi-Power. Great workmanship!
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September 2nd, 2008 03:44 PM
Warning...Warning there will be more........
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September 2nd, 2008 04:13 PM
Don Hume makes a nice OWB holster at a descent price, the H721 O.T. I have one for my XD. Its the holster I use all year long with no problems. here is a link to the web site.DonHume.com - Product Details
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September 2nd, 2008 05:04 PM
Congrats on your new 1911.UBG, K&D, Andrews Leather, Black Hills Leather all make great holsters. Don Hume can be had on Ebay. Comptac if you want a quality kydex rig in a very short time.
September 2nd, 2008 07:30 PM
On that warning about getting more...
I've been eyeballing a SW1911PD in commander size, and the Colt series 70 reproduction 1911A1 looks great to me. My wife is cool, she carries a SW mod 60 .357 & a Glock 19, but she would string me up if I bought another right away.
September 2nd, 2008 07:36 PM
A relatively quick and well-made OWB I can recommend is Mernickle's PS6. I got their PS6 rig with belt and double mag pouch.
I use them for IDPA. Typically on the street I carry it IWB in a Sparks Heritage Limited.
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September 2nd, 2008 08:57 PM
Congrats and welcome to the .45 club. Nice looking pistol!! I am a big S&W revolver fan and might try out one of their 1911's.
I recommend HBE Leatherwork Askins style for OWB. Fantastic holster all the way around. Happy shopping.
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September 2nd, 2008 09:00 PM
So, your first 1911.....................the journey begins.................congratulations.
September 2nd, 2008 09:04 PM
Congrats on that new 1911. Watch out 1911's can become addictive.
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September 2nd, 2008 09:16 PM
congrats you won't be disapointed
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