I already have two leather holsters for my 1911, and I'm looking for something more suitable for training. Will you suggest a few holsters for me to consider?
First, hear why these holsters don't work so well for me.
My first holster is the Bianchi Carry-lok. It's a fine carry holster, but my biggest problem with it is that the lock prevents a proper grip when you begin the draw. Disengaging the lock with the middle finger also slows you down, and after repeatedly drawing (say, in the context of a course), your hand gets tired fast.
My second holster is the El Paso Crosshair. Whereas the Bianchi Carry-lok has a more or less rigid opening, thanks to the plastic lock, the Crosshair has a more flexible, collapsible opening. But my biggest problem with it is that the holster does not allow for a full, solid grip.
Right now I'm looking at the Milt Sparks 55BN, which seems to give enough space for me to get a full grip. It is also reinforced with metal at the mouth to prevent the holster for collapsing. I'd be glad to hear other, cheaper suggestions!