Help finding a holster for my 1911 3"

Help finding a holster for my 1911 3"

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    Help finding a holster for my 1911 3"

    I just obtained an STI shadow in .45. I'm desperately looking for a IWB holster similar to the Milt Sparks VII. Everywhere I look they are all out or can't make one for weeks or months out. I'm moving to WA very soon (June) and don't have the luxury to wait.

    If I can find a maker willing to take the task at a reasonable price I may be interested in another for my nighthawk T3.

    Any help pointing me in the right direction would be great.


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    HERE'S one but e-Bay prices are ridiculous and I'm sure the Sparks folks don't appreciate there price gouging

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    Not similar to the MS, but I own two Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro holsters. Best holsters out there IMO.
    Give Rocky a call.

    http://www.purekustomholsters.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    HERE'S one but e-Bay prices are ridiculous and I'm sure the Sparks folks don't appreciate there price gouging

    Thanks for he info, but I saw them already and I wouldn't that price for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCMedic View Post
    John Ralston of 5-Shot Leather doesn't seem to be taking orders.

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    I have a couple of The Slide OWB in stock if you need a holster quick.
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    Many STI designs are unique and will not fit standard 1911 holsters.
    Be sure that your Shadow is one that is not unique before purchasing a standard 3" 1911 holster.

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    Well I just ordered my holster from "lighting Arms Sports". They were very professional and a pleasure to talk too.

    Got the "5 Shot Leather LA-CCS".

    I'll give you guys a simple review when I get it in....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasports View Post
    Many STI designs are unique and will not fit standard 1911 holsters.
    Be sure that your Shadow is one that is not unique before purchasing a standard 3" 1911 holster.
    From the looks of it I don't think I'll have a problem, but you never know. If it is the case that it does not fit, I don't think I'll have a problem getting rid of it.

    Thanks, for the heads up!

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    If you're looking for holsters in stock, check the following two sources:

    Lightning Arms Sports.

    Packin' Heat Leather.


    For a RH 1911, you'll likely be able to find something ready to go at one of these shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhome View Post
    John Ralston of 5-Shot Leather doesn't seem to be taking orders.

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    The link that I posted frequently has them in stock. Also, I placed an order with John a few weeks ago. If he isn't taking orders it must have started very recently.
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    Holsters by RGrizzle

    Look at the "Southern Sidekick" for single point attachment or the "City Slicker" for double point attachment. I have two of the "Southern Sidekick", one for an H&K 45C and one for a Ruger SP-101.

    Quality, quick, and affordable.

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