Milt Sparks, TT Gunleather, Comp Tac
This is a discussion on Quality holster makers? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'll be picking up my new gun in a month ot two and was wondering about good quality holsters. I know friends who have drawer ...
I'll be picking up my new gun in a month ot two and was wondering about good quality holsters. I know friends who have drawer full of holsters untill they found what they liked. I have three holster makers in mind and wanted to see if anyone here uses any of them and how they like them.
1) Tucker HF1
2) Highnoon Holster
It will be used for a 4" 1911 if that makes any difference. I know two are custom makers and am willing to take the 2-3 months to get them. This will give me more time to practice, practice, and practice some more before I actually carry. The Galco is in stock and I can actually get the holster with the gun makers name stamped into it. Not a need but it's just kinda cool to see that. Overall I want the quality, no ones gonna see it anyway. Thanks for any input folks. It will be an OWB holster.
Milt Sparks, TT Gunleather, Comp Tac
MY preferred rig for my full sized 1911 is a High Noon Need for Speed for OWB, or the UBG Canute for IWB. Either one works very well. The I also have a Skin Guard from High Noon, that holds the pistol a little tighter than the NFS. If I had it to do over, I would probably pony up the extra cash for a Slide Guard, but the Skin Guard works well for its uses. High Noon's stocking line is great because it isn't too expensive, and ships fast, but their custom made line has some very nice features.
Either way, they are generally my go-to holster maker, and a great company to deal with.
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You should really consider a IWB Crossbreed, I used to be an OWB guy but the Crossbreed Supertuck is so comfortable it is my main rig for my .45 (wintercarry) and .380 (dead heat of summer carry). Great holster plus NRA and Military discounts as well as lifetime guarantee.
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Milt Sparks basic "Summer Special II" is usually in stock for popular guns (1911, Glocks) at Brownell's. It's a "minimalist" IWB design, but at least for me it's plenty comfortable and conceals well.
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Milt sparks, haugen leather, Don hume, Grizzle leather, mitch rosen,galco, I have used these craftsmen for Holters that i have
used myself with confidence.
Last edited by enigmaone; November 16th, 2011 at 09:17 PM. Reason: spelling
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+1 on the crossbreed... amazing. i wear it all day and barely notice it with my G19. if im just hanging around the house with sweatpants on it still stays put and distributes the weight evenly. great customer service and military discount ;) just dont forget good belt! thats the most important thing of all.
You might as well ask which gun everyone likes! Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro.
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dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku
Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro. I have Galco's that have ended up in the box or sold. Same for Don Hume, The Holster Store and several others. Got my first BOP and had found the best holster for me. It is comfortable and securely holds my weapons. I have one for each carry weapon in my arsenal. If you can't justify that expense or need something to take for a rainy training weekend, I recommend the Kholster for a budget-priced option.
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I have used the summer special off of brownells for a 1911.
currently I have a high noon and comptac. the comptac is for my g19 so it is probably much closer to what you need.
where are you in Ohio?
your welcome to stop by and take a look at the comptac. it may just be what you need.
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I've got seven Galco holsters for four different pistols (three holsters for the Kimber 1911) so I guess you could say I've got a drawer full. I've been happy with their products so far.
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Milt Sparks or Overland Gunleather, both are great!!!!!