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I have a Galco 3 slot cop holster for my full size 1911 and I am getting a commander model 1911 and am going to have a custom holster made for it and was wondering if anyone knew the cant of the cop series Galco holster? I might be able to post a pic of it on in a few min.
 

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I guess I won't be posting any pics, everytime i plug in the USB cable for the camera my putter freezes up.
The holster Kevin (K&DHolsters) made for my SP101 has a 20+ deg cant, it seems as if the way I wear it(at about 5 O'clock) the can't helps.
 

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As a holster user and as I have mentioned before - I like generous cant. It facilitates my draw and - keeps the gun from printing too easily to rear with the grips.

I like 10º as a general - 15º and even 20º are good too. My SIG rig is around 10º which suits but the SP rig, like Bruces, is close to 20º which suits the gun just great.
 

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Howdy!

I am not familiar w/ the Galco model that you mentioned, but most of the factory strong side holsters that I've looked at tend to run around 15 degrees, give or take.
For a holster intended to be worn at 5:00, 20 degrees would be a bare minimum. My Max-Con V and VI are designed to be worn in that position and they are raked more like 25 degrees. This tucks the grip area in nicely against the body, and allows a smooth presentation.
I hope this helps at least a little. Good luck!
 

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Gary makes a good (and on reflection) obvious point.

I carry OWB 3.00 to 3.30 - and so my 10º is enough, well for SIG and the 20º is great for SP. But of course as you go ''round the clock'' - it is logical to increase cant.

If I was favoring a 5 o'clock carry I am sure 25º would be very beneficial.

I was given an SOB Horseshoe leather rig for a 1911 - which means my BHP sits nicely too- which must cant close to 45º. Very necessary in order to achieve good grip aquisition and so smooth and fast draw.

I haven't used the SOB because it just ain't too comfortable.

I doubt I'd want a vertical rig to be further back than ''appendix'' - after that cant logically wants increased as you move to rear.
 

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P95Carry said:
I carry OWB 3.00 to 3.30 - and so my 10º is enough...I haven't used the SOB because it just ain't too comfortable.
Exactly what I have found too Chris. I carry the same place, 3.00 to 3.30, and prefer the 10º cant. In fact, when I ordered the CQC/S from Alessi, I requested a 10º cant, which he is going to do.

I've been meaning to inquire about this, but have any of you noticed that a lot of us guys wear our belts higher in the back than in the front? I've noticed that a lot and I happen to be one of them, but that does add a bit more cant to a holster. I think that's why I prefer a 10º cant over the 15º cant; the 15º at 3.00 plus the slight slope of the belt, makes me have to really flex my wrist to get a grip.

And one other thing Chris, how'd you do that "º" symbol?

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Chris, you don't happen to play the guitar do you?
 

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Howdy!

I am not familiar w/ the Galco model that you mentioned
Here is a pic


I find the 5 0'clock position better cause it tucks the wepon in behind my "lovehandles" and cuts printing down. Plus it "feels better for me to draw from that position. The only thing is you defently need a good CCW belt when carring at the 5 position with a high ride holster, I'm going to order a new belt when I get the new holster.
 

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Here is a pic
I find the 5 0'clock position better cause it tucks the wepon in behind my "lovehandles" and cuts printing down. Plus it "feels better for me to draw from that position. The only thing is you defently need a good CCW belt when carring at the 5 position with a high ride holster, I'm going to order a new belt when I get the new holster.
Bruce,
Although I don't carry at 5:00, another advantage of that position is better concealment. If the wind blows your cover garment open, like a vest or open, button-up shirt, a 3:00 position is far more likely to disclose your gun than the 5:00 position. I suspect you could even open your cover garment and say, "see no gun" and they couldn't see it in the 5:00 position if you are facing them.

Oh yeah, in the pic on the left, with that much cant, I have to really flex my wrist to get a grip on the gun.
 

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Well, the Cop 3 slot is a very canted or angled holster...depending on the gun its made for it can run as much as 22 deg's. For a commander you dont need as much cant as a Govt model. The added cant on the fullsize gun helps the long muzzle clear leather during presentation, at least for some people.
Id say stick with 15 or 20 deg's for it. Remember the farther back you wear it the more most people will need.
Shoot well.
 

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And one other thing Chris, how'd you do that "º" symbol?
Ron - the º degree symbol is one of many on the ASCII chart - 255 symbols which include the usual ones accessible from your keyboard. If you do some searching you should be able to find a pic to show it, with all the numbers of each. I keep a printed out copy handy as a reminder.

The degree symbol is 186 - to bring it up hold down ALT key and on number pad enter 0186 - and voila hopefully - º !!

169 - another example is copyright - ALT 0169 - © ..... and so on.... other stuff too like - ± ¶ ? ¥ :smile:
P.S. Chris, you don't happen to play the guitar do you?
I used to ''play'' with one Ron - same as piano but never got good - I do tho love the instrument, played classically.
 

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Well, the reason I asked, speaking of holster cants, is I have never met anybody that I had so much in common with. We both:

enjoy designing and building electronic circuits
enjoy shooting immensely and shoot regularly
think the Sig 226 is about the best SD gun made
prefer 9mm for our carry gun
have custom holsters with the exact same 10º cant
wear our gun in an OWB at the same position 3:00 - 3:30
used to play the guitar but not necessarily good
play the piano but not necessarily good
spend too much time on gun boards
spell check before posting

And that's why cant is so important - to stay on the subject.
 

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Hahaha - I ''cant'' always stay on subject Ron - as some may have noticed! :wink:

Indeed - I daresay were we not so far apart geographically, we'd have a blast sharing time together. All you gotta do now is show me a pic to prove you are nowhere near as ugly as me! :biggrin:
 

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Hahaha - I ''cant'' always stay on subject Ron - as some may have noticed! :wink:

Indeed - I daresay were we not so far apart geographically, we'd have a blast sharing time together. All you gotta do now is show me a pic to prove you are nowhere near as ugly as me! :biggrin:
Oh yeah, we're almost the same age - I'll be 60 December 22, and we both drift off subject.

"I "cant" always stay on subject" :rolleyes: I got it, I got it.

I can show you a pic, but I don't think it will prove anything on the looks scale. :biggrin: I'll see if I can find a digital rendition.

I noticed that you didn't deny that you spell check, does that mean I guessed right?
 

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Darn - missed the spell check question.

In fact no I don't, never have. I do tho scan thru before posting to try and catch typos and errors - often still finding some slip thru. Often slip back in to edit too when I see a glaring error.

I don't really trust spell checkers that much anyways, plus - lasya$$ is more like it :biggrin:
 

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Cant is one of the things I liked about the Fobus paddle holsters. I haven't measured them, but they are very close to 10º.

See, I'm staying on the subject.

Hey, I often slip back in and edit too - and I spell check before.
 

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Eric, This is what I am looking for, just with more cant and in black.

Please PM me about pricing and wait period and also about getting a new CCW belt to go along with the holster.
 

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finally got the camera to upload the pics. This is the Galco 3 slot with my SA mil-spec. This seems to be a realy good cant for the full size.
I haven't even got the commander yet, just tring to come up with a holster design that I will be happy with when I do get it.
 

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I like the 3 slot option for some rigs - my belt Defender for R9 made by Kevin of K&D Holsters has that and actually enables it to either have a healthy fwd cant strong hand or - as per my step daughter on CCM cover - worn on left as cross draw.

I see Bruce you have the classic ''take it yourself pic'' twist to torso LOL! Bummer eh trying take pics of rigs in situ. :wink:

Oh and - heck man - go put your shirt back on :banana:
 
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