I use a Galco Concealable for OWB carry.
This is a discussion on OWB Holster for 1911 within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok so when I first got my Taurus PT1911 I got a knockoff OWB holster with it just to have one. But I am not ...
Ok so when I first got my Taurus PT1911 I got a knockoff OWB holster with it just to have one. But I am not to fond of it because it sits to far down on my hip with the correct belt. It is a little bigger than I was expecting it to be. I was wondering if any of you all had any good recommendations for me when looking for a good OWB holster that rides higher up on the hip and conceal better?
Thanks for all of the great advice you all have given me in the past!! ANd thanks for everything in the future cuz I know you all will be givin me alot!!! lol Thanks a bunch guys!
Last edited by STITCH; April 12th, 2008 at 01:58 AM.
I use a Galco Concealable for OWB carry.
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For the most durable, thinnest OWB, nothing better than Kramer's horsehide Belt Scabbard.
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Another vote for the Galco here.
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Everybody is built differently, so YMMV on this question. For me, Kirkpatrick's Texas Strong Side (Kirkpatrick Leather Concealment Holsters - The Texas Strong Side) conceals very well under an unbuttoned outer shirt. However, he uses a little thicker leather, and I'm looking for a similar design in a thinner model, which would allow me to wear it under a buttoned shirt. The TSS is based on Bruce Nelson's "Professional" model, and almost every holster manufacturer out there has a version of it.
On another note, I just happened into an Alessi CQC/S for a fair price, but I'm stuck in a locale that won't let me carry, so I haven't tried it out yet.
Good luck in your search!
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I have been carrying a combat commander in an El Paso Saddlery "Street Combat" OWB holster for years. It conceals well and is a top notch holster. I will never be without at least one - and I have tried all the "big names".
El Paso Saddlery also has excellent customer service and is staffed by people who know holsters.
This is a Tucker HF-1. This is about all the rise I can use and still perform. As you can see, the muzzle rides at about the top of the hip pocket on a normal pair of jeans.
It conceals easily under an untucked shirt, sports coat, or car coat.
This is just an example of one option. In the end though, there's really no beating a good pancake.
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For OWB, I really like the Bruce Nelson #1/Askins Avenger style. Here's a relatively new guy that does nice work at a fair price.
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I use a Kramer horsehide belt scabbard for my Kimber Pro CDP. The horsehide is thin but strong and stiff, so the gun stays put on the belt and sits fairly high.
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