5" 1911 OWB concealment holster - Help!

5" 1911 OWB concealment holster - Help!

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    5" 1911 OWB concealment holster - Help!

    I want to carry my full-sized Gov't 1911. I can't seem to find the right holster. I want a forward cant, high on belt, thumb break (right hand) THIN PROFILE. Any suggestions? Bianchi has a new Vector Series (that I can't find anywhere but in a magazine ad). Safariland has one that caught my eye. Before I buy anything, I'd like your suggestions. Thanks...

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    This is probably not what you are looking for but this is my Beltster from Bandera Gun Leather. www.banderagunleather.com



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    "If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."

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    You'll find several here.

    http://www.andrewsleather.com/
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    Thanks! The Galco's look great! Andrews lines look good, but the Galco was more what I was looking for. I'll try to find Galco locally, web order if I must. The Beltster looks good for a quick rig. I've got a JIT that works OK, but it's not a full rig.
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    Kramer belt scabbard

    Kramer makes a "belt scabbard" model in horsehide or cowhide that works very well with a 1911:

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    I know you said 'thumb-break', but unless you are required to have one...You may want to consider a holster without one.

    I started out with thumb-breaks like Bianchi & Safariland. I then got a Galco without one & now I will never go back to it. If you are worried about retention, a good quality holster will do the job without needing a break on it. Some have tension adjustments on them as well.
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    www.tuckergunleather.com makes great holsters and all of theirs are available for the 1911

    In the thumbnail pics there aren't thumbreaks but they are an option.

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    The Kramer looks very nice! I don't have to have a thumb break, but that's what I trained on and that's what I carried on and off duty for years. Now, more decisions.....

    I am going to try to find a local retailer that sells Galco or Safariland and see what fits (of course, I could use my gift certificate for a belt....). I may wind up going through the web. I looked at our sponsors and didn't see anything that looked like the Galco. If I go Galco, I'll probably go with the one with the open bottom (I can see a Commander-sized or Officer's-sized 1911 in my future).
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    If you end up having to order from Galco...check out Midway USA before hand. I ordered a Galco "Concealable" OWB rig to use for my 5 in Springfield in IDPA. Galco had them listed at 94.00 and change...Midway has them for 75.96.
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    Check out the safariland paddle holster on leather, i think. A buddy had one and his operator rode very nice in it.
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    I would say that if you're no longer active LEO and your intention is to carry your 1911 concealed then say Goodbye to the thumb break.
    With a high quality rig you'll honestly never need it.
    If you feel better having a break then go for it though.
    There is no shortage of great holsters with or without.
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    I carry my XD in a three slot leather pancake holster w/thumb break strap, from Blackhawk. I really like mine its just about the only holster I use now. Check out their site.

    http://www.blackhawk.com/product1.asp?P=4200&C=C0887

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    Aker Flatside with or without thumbsnap. I carry in one without.

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    Everyone has mentioned all the ones I would except for Milt Sparks. You might want to check them out too!

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