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Old January 25, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Best CCW holster for a full size 1911 IYHO.

What, in your opinion is the best concealment holster for the 1911? Shoulder, hip, lower back, anywhere.
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Old January 25, 2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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Alessi shoulder holster
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Old January 26, 2012, 04:21 AM   #3
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Quiet professional choices...

For the classic 1911a1 .45acp sidearm, many "quiet professionals" like the top leathersmiths from these makers; Greg Kramer(horsehide), Mitch Rosen, Milt Sparks, Safariland SFS, Kirkpatrick Leather, Bulman Leather(which may be delayed due to back-orders), Mernickle, Alessi, Galco(Miami Classic II shoulder rig), Aker Comfort Flex shoulder holster, Ted Blocker LFI/IWB holster.
To my understanding, DeSantis marketed a HRT concealment holster for the FBI's elite HRT(Hostage Rescue Team). The HRT uses 1911a1 series .45acp pistols. I think they use Springfield-Armory models but they may have changed contracts/vendors.
If you have the time & $$$, a Kramer horsehide or Milt Sparks belt holster may be the "best" choice IMO.
For a duty or concealed carry 1911a1 .45acp, I'd look at a mid ride holster with a metal band, sight track, unlined, nylon or strong thread, and maybe a body-sweat shield.
Stay safe & stay legal... .
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Old January 26, 2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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For IWB, Theis: http://theisholsters.com/

They're very similiar to the Crossbreed Supertuck, Galco KingTuk, etc., but they're cheaper, and Tommy's a really nice guy to deal with.
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Old January 26, 2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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I've used a lot of holsters w/ my 1911s over the decades and really like the Askins Avenger-type for their high and close-to-the-body ride. My favorite was one made by Bianchi that I can no longer find. The ones by Milt Sparks and Galco are also good.
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Old January 26, 2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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I really like the Galco Fletch OWB holster. Keeps the gun high and tight and really makes concealment a breeze. The holster is also very well made.
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Old January 26, 2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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When I carry a full-size 1911, it's in a Sam Andrews MacDaniel IWB.
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Old January 27, 2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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I like the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 for IWB or the Milt Sparks 55BN for OWB
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Old January 30, 2012, 11:58 AM   #9
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For IWB, Theis: http://theisholsters.com/

They're very similiar to the Crossbreed Supertuck, Galco KingTuk, etc., but they're cheaper, and Tommy's a really nice guy to deal with.
I like these, Would you recommend the Horsehide or Cowhide?
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Old January 30, 2012, 12:19 PM   #10
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For IWB, Theis: http://theisholsters.com/

They're very similiar to the Crossbreed Supertuck, Galco KingTuk, etc., but they're cheaper, and Tommy's a really nice guy to deal with.
I like these, Would you recommend the Horsehide or Cowhide?
Horsehide. I'm not a leather-smith, but my understanding is that it's thinner, stronger, and doesn't absorb sweat the way cowhide does. Because it's an IWB, I really wanted the thinner holster. That was worth the $10 extra for me. I've had one of his horsehide holsters for about a year now, and I'm really happy with it.
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Old January 31, 2012, 09:47 AM   #11
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+1 for horsehide. It acts as a much better sweat barrier than cow leather. I carry my full-size 1911 in a horsehide Crossbreed Supertuck and even when wearing shorts and a Tshirt it disappears.
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Old February 10, 2012, 05:07 PM   #12
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Check out STONER HOLSTERS. HE carries a 1911 all the time in one of the stretchy band type holsters. I have two of these, they are washable. CHECK OUT STONER HOLSTERS Video. I have NO CONNECTION TO STONER.
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