Using a Raven Concealment holster with your 1911? I have questions for you!

Using a Raven Concealment holster with your 1911? I have questions for you!

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    Using a Raven Concealment holster with your 1911? I have questions for you!

    So here's the deal. Soon as my tax refund hits my bank account I'm ordering a 1911. I'm planning on a GI model, kinda fond of the old-school, bare bones look. I'm giving some very serious thought to ordering a Raven Concealment holster after having looked at one a friend picked up. I'm not thrilled about waiting four months but they have them listed for the 1911 in their quick ship products. So here are my questions:

    I'm a lefty, and that lilely means ambi safety. I can manipulate the safety with my index finger easily on the range but I have my doubts about doing it under pressure. Would it be easy to mold the body shield to fit the safety (it won't be if I get the quick ship) or would I just be better off getting it with the MD cut?

    If down the road I decide to pick up a compact model, will the holster provide proper retention for it or would I need to get a second holster for it?

    Thanks guys.


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    Get the MD cut. Yes, you may have to wait a bit longer but, it's worth it not to have to fuss with it.

    That's just my personal opinion. If you like messing around with kydex, do it yourself. Personally, I have better uses for my time.
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    I don't know too much about the Raven, never owned one, but I would get one molded to fit the safety. You could always make your own though and have less wait. I did a write-up on another forum you can check out if your interested in trying it. I can post a link if you'd like. Here is mine I made for my Les Baer.



    Here is the back.




    Here it is on the belt.

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    The quick ship holsters from raven concealment allow you to add the MD cut to the body shield for $5.99 extra. I placed an order for a quick ship holster for my Glock 19 with the MD cut body shield on 1/17. I just got an email from them today (1/24) that the holster is in the final finishing stage and is almost ready for shipping.

    Also I was looking at one of their regular holsters for my HK USP .45 compact. They do ask how the user will run the control lever/safety with regard to molding the body shield to the safety. Because the USP is DA/SA and doesn't need the safety locked they can mold the body shield with the safety off or if I were to run my HK SA with the hammer cocked and the safety locked they could mold it that way as well.
    Last edited by beni; January 24th, 2013 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Added additional Info

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    You will absolutely hate the sights on a GI factory model 1911. They are terrible for self defense work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    You will absolutely hate the sights on a GI factory model 1911. They are terrible for self defense work.
    I learned to shoot with a Korean War-era 1911 so I'm well aware. Yeah, they're terrible but sights are easy to swap.

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