Maxpedition w/ Cocked and Locked 1911?

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    Maxpedition w/ Cocked and Locked 1911?

    I am quite happy with my Maxpedition Jumbo and would like to use
    it when it would be inconvenient to carry a large pistol due to light
    cover garments. My Commander-length 1911 fits fine, but I don't
    have a lot of confidence in the standard velcro holster sold by
    Maxpedition. I don't have one, so I can't be certain, but it does not look
    like it provides enough protection for a pistol carried condition 1. Would
    those of you who own them agree? Would there be any problems with
    putting velcro on a fuller-coverage holster and sticking that one in instead?

    Thanks,
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    the velcro holster coveres the trigger so what's the big deal?

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    I have one and agree with tennvol...it covers the trigger and holds the pistol securely in place so it's always in a good position for drawing.

    It's your money, so if you'd feel more comfortable with the solution you propose, go with it. I just don't see it as necessary.
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    Blackhawk makes some velcro holsters for 5.11 gear and such. Personally, if the gun doesn't move around, I wouldn't worry either.
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    Blackhawk sells a velcro pad that fits the CQC holster... I use this combination to add the finger safety/release of the CQC to my Maxpedition gun pouch.

    Here's what it looks like with a Glock:

    I have the same set-up for my SIG.
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    You are certainly welcome to attach velcro to another holster of your choosing if you want a bigger and bulkier holster.

    The Universal Holster made by Maxpedition has a couple of functions.

    1) It totally covers the trigger/trigger guard, thus it is totally 100% safe

    2) It is skeletonized obviously to be useful with a variety of weapons

    3) The skeletonized feature also allows you get a good solid grasp on the grip of your gun when it is placed inside a small space like inside any of their gear bags, packs, attache's, or whatever. When you reach for it, you're grabbing your gun and not the holster.

    When the gun is inside a small compartment, you don't want excess bulk or excess things getting in the way of your draw. The cocked and locked 1911 is no problem with holsters of this design.

    There is some method to their madness in making the Universal Holster the way they did.

    Btw... It's not a holster you'll be wearing on your belt or likewise. It's a special purpose holster.
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    Thanks for all of the advice. It sounds like the Maxpedition holster
    is more solid than it looks. I'll give it a shot and if it does not meet
    my expectations I'll try a CQC with a velcro pad.

    Thanks again.

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