4" 1911 OWB holster
This is a discussion on 4" 1911 OWB holster within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK. I mostly carry IWB and am very happy with my TT holster. I want a OWB but don't want to wait months for a ...
April 18th, 2008 02:34 PM
4" 1911 OWB holster
OK. I mostly carry IWB and am very happy with my TT holster. I want a OWB but don't want to wait months for a custom one. What is the opinion of the Galco Concealable holster?
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It's not cheap but not too expensive and most places have it in stock.
April 18th, 2008 04:07 PM
As long as you keep in mind wht you are buying... ( a not custom, but nice holster) then Galco makes great stuff.
Their best isn't as good as most of the custom vendors you can find here... but they aren't trying for that.
As far as off-the-shelf holsters go; Galco is the only brand I buy.
But here's another idea for you... since 1911's are so common, may people build a few extra when their doing a run. Call around and see if anybody has one in stock. I got one for my 1911 from High Noon because I called and found out they had one sitting in stock - had it in my hands 72 hours after giving them my credit card info.
(also, you can take this as a positive feedback for HNH; they're great people making great products)
April 18th, 2008 04:12 PM
+100 Give them a call first. A gun is meant to be more comforting ,less comfortable a good holster makes all the diff.
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April 18th, 2008 05:35 PM
I'm very happy with the Galco Concealable... I have one for every CCW I own including my 3 - 4" 1911's!
$77.56 and free shipping here: Galco Concealable Belt Holster
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April 18th, 2008 05:54 PM
April 18th, 2008 11:17 PM
I like the looks of the Galco Concealable. One that is similair is the Aker Flatsider. It has adjustable tension & is cheaper too. It has about the same cant (20 degrees) as the Galco. Aker FlatSider Another that I like is the Don Hume H721OT. It has a 15 degree cant. Don Hume H721 OT
April 19th, 2008 04:03 AM
See if you can round up an Alessi DOJ. It has no cant and that is how I like my belt holsters; I would wear the holster at 3 O'Clock and be a happy camper. Try this site: http://www.rfholsters.com/rfholsters...%5Fid=AH%2DDOJ
April 19th, 2008 08:29 AM
Kramer belt scabbard
I have a Galco Concealable for a Glock 19 and never use it because it does not pull the gun into my side as tightly as other holsters I own. I believe the problem with the Galco is the flat back of the holster combined with a very large cant angle, which makes the rear of the gun's slide protrude out, away from the body so that it prints on the cover garment.
I have had much better luck with a holster that contours to the gun on both front and back sides of the holster, and employs a less severe cant angle than the Galco Concealable. Here is a Kramer belt scabbard for a 4 inch Kimber 1911 that does an admirable job of concealing the gun:
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April 19th, 2008 10:02 AM
My OWB for my EMP is a Galco Concealable, it fits snug, hides easily, allows for a fast access, and IMO looks as good as a lot of the speciality holsters out there and I didn't have to wait 6 months and pay $$$ for it.
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April 19th, 2008 10:04 AM
Had a Galco Concealable. Leather is too soft and it will loose tension in due time. I prefer the Aker Flatsider. It's only available in a GM but I wear my 4" Kimber in it and love it. Has a tension screw on the trigger guard. I like it better than the Concealable. Mine was $40-45 at Copsplus.com.
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April 19th, 2008 12:36 PM
I have a Galco Concealable and I do like it , but like others have said it is soft at the mouth . If they made it with a reinforced mouth it would be worth the price , they cost all much as a custom , but will not last as long . If you decide to get it try optic planet , cheaper than buying through Galco
April 19th, 2008 02:08 PM
I have a Galco OWB holster for my 1911 that looks just like the pics in the link, but I'm not entirely sure of the exact model. It sits on my hip very comfortably and conceals very well. I can sometimes put it under just a t-shirt. I suppose now that I think about it it is not the best for re holstering, but it has not given me too much grief.
But something I just noticed that looks pretty nice is a new Comp-Tac holster, it's OWB with leather backing. It's called the Gladiator:
Comp-Tac : Products
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April 19th, 2008 04:48 PM
I liked my Galco Concealable Paddle Holster very much. I would have never thought that a paddle holster could ride that close to the body, and be so comfortable.'
BTW it was for a 3" 1911.
Sportsterguy that is one nice looking holster!
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April 19th, 2008 10:32 PM
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