From Idaho with Love. Milt Sparks 55BN - 1911 w/ Rail

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    From Idaho with Love. Milt Sparks 55BN - 1911 w/ Rail

    Ordered this back in February, the previous OWB I had ordered for the Nighthawk just didn't meet my expectations after some use. It wasn't as rigid as I liked and the holster and the Ion-bonded slide of the Bob-Rail did not get along and there was an issue the the gun "dragging" on the holster. I could have added a wax or something but with the fit/function of my VMII being awesome, I figured I might as well go with Sparks on an OWB as well. I've always preferred straight drop OWB holsters and this should meet/exceed my needs nicely.

    It features the steel reinforced band like my VMII, Sparks always does a good job of covering the band, some "copies" don't always do as well of a job in that area. The sight channel is very spacious, stitching, dye, and overall fit are superb. I don't know how they do it, but the way the gun locks into that leather almost sounds like Kydex without that big dimple in the trigger guard area. Initial fit was a little snug, but in about 30 draws it it feels about perfect.








    Maybe I'll have to run the Hk at USPSA and try this combo out at IDPA.

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    Beautiful holster, makes you want to go to the range every day doesn't it? Question, does it have any cant to it or does it just ride straight up and down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker View Post
    Beautiful holster, makes you want to go to the range every day doesn't it? Question, does it have any cant to it or does it just ride straight up and down?
    It's a straight up/down but can be ordered with different degrees of can't.

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    I have a 55BN for my HK45. An excellent holster from an excellent maker.

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    That is sweet! I love mine for all the same reasons.

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    Looks great, JD.

    I'm going to have to try one, one of these days. I'm a big fan of the Bruce Nelson design but have never had one of the originals with the straight drop, I love "Askins Avenger" so I should like 55.
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