Need 1911 Holster Suggestion

Need 1911 Holster Suggestion

This is a discussion on Need 1911 Holster Suggestion within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I picked up a S&W 1911 (sku#108284) last fall. It is a Government model, and after a couple range sessions I know I need to ...

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    Need 1911 Holster Suggestion

    I picked up a S&W 1911 (sku#108284) last fall. It is a Government model, and after a couple range sessions I know I need to get a holster for it, to make it more convenient at the range. I know I would like a reinforce mouth to make it easier for repeated presenting and holstering at range, and without a thumbsnap. To see about comfort for IWB, I have tried carrying around house strong-side without any holster, and didn't find it uncomfortable--not sure if it would be the same with a holster. Was thinking if I did get IWB, I might conceal carry more often, as my double-stack 9mm is just too uncomfortable IWB given grip size. Any thought suggestions, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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    There are a lot of very good holsters available for a 1911. A good gun belt to go with the holster is just as important as the holster itself. I personally use a Galco belt with a Galco Avenger OWB holster most of the time for concealed carry when the weather is such that I have on a jacket, sweatshirt, or button up shirt unbottoned and untucked. I use a Galco Summer Comfort IWB hoster with the same belt in warmer weather when wearing T-shirts untucked. I also have a Wilderness 5 stitch Instructor belt I wear frequently with cargo type pants with either of the above holsters. I also have a Blackhawk SERPA holster I use occasionally at the range when concealment isn't an issue. I'm sure you'll get many suggestions from others here on the forum. There are lots of good choices available at a wide range of prices. But remember the belt is just or more important as the holster.
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    Cool

    I picked up one of these for my Hi-Power . Old school design has been around for a while. Good value for less than $50.

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    If you don't mind a kydex and leather mix, then the Comp-Tac MTac holster is very comfortable. I like their holsters because you can by Kydex bodies for other style guns w/out having to buy a whole new holster.
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    Try a Milt Sparks OWB.
    You need to go to the Sparks website & follow their ordering instructions to the letter if you hope to get in an order for one though.
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    For inside the pants (I carry full size glock 22 inside my pants for 10 years) ... I use TecLok and it's been a great holster .. it's polycarbonate ... the main thing about leather is it absorbes and holds your sweat which will cause rust on your frame very fast.

    What ever you choose, practice your draw with an empty gun and a timer ... if you have lasers let them help you get the angle for the hip pointing, mid-point shooting, and extended point shooting .... then barny fife yourself ( 1 live round) until you are hitting the target consistantly, then go with 2 rounds .. and so forth.

    Here at HGR we use SIRT pistols for point shooting and trigger control training ... it's a reg laser for the trigger movement, and a green laser for the trigger break point ... works well.

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    I carried a commander size 1911 in a crossbreed and it just sunk right in and concealed very well and most important to me was it was very comfortable.



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    I own 4 Pure Kustom Holsters. Give Rocky a call.

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    Yep, Pure Kustom makes a fine holster.
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    look at rick waltner holsters...
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    Pure Kustom. Comfortable, highly concealable, worth the $$$.
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    The right holster makes all the difference for IWB carry.

    If you have the time to wait and the coin, Brommeland MaxCon V. It's the right holster and in my opinion the best IWB!
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    It's hard to beat a Milt Sparks Summer Special II as a great IWB holster. It's a classic and works very well in conjunction with a purposely built gun belt. Nice thing about the SSII is the resale value stays high, so if it happens not to work...............you can always sell it and not lose any money. Brownell's usually has them in stock. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    It's hard to beat a Milt Sparks Summer Special II as a great IWB holster. It's a classic and works very well in conjunction with a purposely built gun belt. Nice thing about the SSII is the resale value stays high, so if it happens not to work...............you can always sell it and not lose any money. Brownell's usually has them in stock. Good luck.

    Her mine is with a 4" Springfield Champion on a A&G Custom Gun Leather belt.

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    Appreciate all the suggestions, have been looking through the different vendors mentioned. On the Milt Sparks Summer Special II does it have areinforced mouth, and is the cant comfortable while moving and sitting?

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