Springfield Loaded 5" 1911 holster

Springfield Loaded 5" 1911 holster

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    Springfield Loaded 5" 1911 holster

    I know this question has prolly been posted a million times, but I am having a hard time finding a comfortable IWB holster for my 1911. I bought a ted blocker DA3 thinking it would be a stable platform and comfortable, but I find it digs into my waist.

    I am not a big guy, about 5'8" and 180 pounds. I used to carry a hkp2000 .40 in a cheap don hume and I could take naps with that holster on. It was very comfortable. Any advice?

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    The life of a fellow 1911 Carrier. You may have to go with a custom. The only I have for my loaded Springer was made by a guy, who according to SwiftyJuan, moved off the planet.

    If he ever makes it back and gets back in the business you will know it.
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    maybe this question should go out to the holster makers out there, would there be a way to add padding to the blocker holster I have to make it more comfortable?

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    Milt Sparks VersaMax-II!

    My Champ is a 4" but this holster makes me almost forget I have it on!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Only one suggestion, a Sparks' VM2.
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    versa max 2 is the same style as the blocker. I don't think it would be much different.

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    I find the Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 very comfortable with my 1911 (5"). Available in stock from Brownells (with discount for LE/Mil or C&R FFL holders).
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    I have a Texas Heritage for a 4" Springfield that is great for all-day carry. Of course, it does not have the reinforced mouth that some require in a carry rig, but it sure works well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigEFan View Post
    The life of a fellow 1911 Carrier. You may have to go with a custom. The only I have for my loaded Springer was made by a guy, who according to SwiftyJuan, moved off the planet.

    If he ever makes it back and gets back in the business you will know it.

    I've got a IWB made by Rhome as well. If he was still in the business, I'd be recommending him to everyone.

    He did great work.

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    Have you looked at Crossbreed Holsters? They are a hybrid holster with a leather backing and kydex body. I have 2 one for my 1911's and it fits all size barrels. I have the Versa max and this is what I wear.

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    The Answer, from Tucker Gunleather.
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    I would not go with the above 'Answer'.

    Reason being with my own recently received SA Loaded I've been trying it in my multiple IWB and OQB kydex holsters and every one of them has in one way or another marred the guns finish both on the matte upper area of the slide as well as the shiney sides, and at the front of the slide too.

    In fact I am going to stop using my kydex based holsters altogether and look for a leather IWB holster for long term carry use.

    I have tried thus far two different BladeTech holsters and yesterday a CTAC.

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    Another happy VMII user here, you may also like to check out Gary Brommeland's MaxCon V, I have not used one, but everyone I know who has one loves it. Unfortunately Gary is back logged.

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    I'm very happy with my IWB holster from UGB holsters for my 5" 1911.

    I've got a M Tac from C-Tac for my Glocks and it is VERY comfortable too. It is half kydex and the back half that rides on the body is leather.

    Andrews Leather has a Mc Daniel II IWB holster that is use for my Kahr, it too I find very comfortable.

    Be sure to get a slide shield on what5ever holster you choose to avoid the back of the slide digging into you.

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    I think I have found my solution so far. I changed the clips from the tuckable j hooks to the belt clips and it seems to be better supported now. I want to thank everyone who replied, as I will still prolly try some of these other holsters out.
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