IWB retention for 1911

IWB retention for 1911

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    IWB retention for 1911

    I need a new holster for IWB carry. I have a cheap Uncle mike's with no retention right now. I'd like a holster that can adjust high on my right side at a forward cant, and if possible could be tuckable. I'm carrying a full-size 1911.

    Any ideas?


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    There's a reason Milt Spark's Versi-Max II is the most popular IWB in history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    There's a reason Milt Spark's Versi-Max II is the most popular IWB in history.
    What's the retention feature on that?

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    Top quality craftsmanship...
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    I carry a full size 5" 1911 in a sparks IWB holster. Does not need a retention device. Holster is made to YOUR specific gun and is carried close and high. Mine has NEVER come out of the holster on its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Electraclyde View Post
    I carry a full size 5" 1911 in a sparks IWB holster. Does not need a retention device. Holster is made to YOUR specific gun and is carried close and high. Mine has NEVER come out of the holster on its own.
    Same here. The VMII is a great IWB holster. The specific gun molding that is made into the holster is what keeps it in there snug. The draw is smooth though.
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    Milt Sparks VMII or the Comp-Tac MTAC. I use both and they both will fit your needs. Order the MTAC and you'll have it in about a week then order the VMII and wear the MTAC while you wait. Then you will have two of the best IWB holsters made and can wear them both as the mood hits you.
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    The reason I want a retention is from an incident last night. My idiot friend decided it was would be funny to draw my gun from my holster while we were walking out of an applebees. The incident freaked me out though, and in addition to training my retention skills I'd like a retention holster.

    Please keep this thread on topic of my holster and not the incident. I've already taken a well-deserved beating over on ARF for my lack of situational awareness.

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    A good leather holster will not need a retention device even in such an incident.
    Get your friend educated or get another friend. A friend does not play with a gun or do such stupid stuff.

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    Please don't compare an Uncle Mike's POS with a custom boned leather holster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Please don't compare an Uncle Mike's POS with a custom boned leather holster!
    No worries of that. The Milt Sparks looks nice. I was just curious about the retention on these leather holsters, as I never see any active retention. They're held in from the force of the holster around the gun?

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    Held in like a well fitting glove. Can't beat them!
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    there are holsters out there with a thumb-break top....but if someone is going to get that close to you, they can defeat the break also.

    You are probably best served with a custom-made (open top) holster suggested by the members here--one that is form-fitted for your model gun (versus a slick nylon holster). The difference is night and day.

    Plus, a healthy paranoia of people (including friends) who want to grab your firearm should increase your situational awareness. Personally, I would give my friend a beat down for pulling that garbage...
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