This is my second HBE DC Special from Eric as the first had a minor problem and he replaced the holster free of charge. It's easy on/off, comfortable and hides a 1911 perfectly. I can wear it without a belt but it is more secure and comfortable with one. It will last you a lifetime if you take care of it and HBE's customer service is OUTSTANDING! It's the last holster you will ever need IMO and worth every penny. The wait is about 4 weeks top and worth it. Thanks again Eric! You are a gentleman and my favorite Craftsman!