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Old May 31, 2019, 05:16 AM   #1
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Best IWB for Commander

There seems to be a lot to choose from. Comfort, of course is primary. For a Colt LW Commander .45 ACP

Also, a holster that shields the piece from the body if worn against the skin. It's Summer time

Any suggestions would be very helpful, Thanks
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Old May 31, 2019, 07:08 AM   #2
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Bianchi 100, size 14. Fits my Ruger Commander like a glove, very comfortable. You will forget you are wearing it. I wear mine at 3:30.
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Old May 31, 2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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I swear by the Vedder Light tuck at 2 o'clock.

Got my DW VBob in one right now
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Old May 31, 2019, 04:24 PM   #4
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I think it always coms down to what works for you. I suggest looking a Milt Sparks website
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Old May 31, 2019, 05:04 PM   #5
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For maximum comfort and shielding the gun completely from the skin, I like N82 Tactical holsters, particularly the Classic model.
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Old May 31, 2019, 05:54 PM   #6
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Blade Tech's IWB's work great, and are reasonably priced, especially when you consider their longevity.

I used one of their original IWB holsters for daily carry for about a decade with my Colt Commander back in the mid 90's, and I still have it today, and its still as functional as the day I bought it. That holster stopped my summer rust issues about cold too.

Their Nano is about the same holster these days. If you like AIWB, their Ultimate Klipt works great too.
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Old May 31, 2019, 06:53 PM   #7
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Milt Sparks summer special, got a drawer full of holsters but this is my favorite.
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Old June 1, 2019, 09:21 AM   #8
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I would look at Overland Gunleather. They have a pancake construction dual loop iwb that you can order rough side out and closed muzzle. That is the finest iwb that I have ever used.

I like it for how it carries. It holds the butt well to my body, doesn’t shif5 and doesn’t pull my pants down.

Check them out on Facebook or on their website.
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Old June 1, 2019, 04:34 PM   #9
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Would have no idea what is best, but like Theis Hybrid iwb at 3 oclock with FBI tilt for my 45 acp commander and officer models. Officer model for warmer weather, and commander for rest of year. And wear one every day all day where legal.
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Old June 3, 2019, 08:55 PM   #10
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I'll second the Sparks SS and Brownells usually stocks them for the Commander.
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Old June 3, 2019, 08:58 PM   #11
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Milt Sparks Summer Special II. It's the gold standard. I've carried the one below for years. And it has a sweat shield. Brownell's usually has one in stock.

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Old June 3, 2019, 09:00 PM   #12
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Looks like I'm in good company in recommending the Sparks.
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Old June 5, 2019, 01:29 PM   #13
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I"m a huge proponent of the galco king tuk style holsters. Used one for the last several years recently switched to a holster from White Hat Holsters which is the same style. Switched because I added the TLR 6 light to my 1911s.
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Old June 5, 2019, 07:46 PM   #14
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Seems Milt Sparks is highly regarded.....they offer two options for the Commander. A Retro model with a single loop and a standard with double loops. Can anyone compare the advantages of one over the other?

Also, any preference between the standard SS and SS2?...Thanks, any advice is sincerely appreciated, JJ
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Old June 5, 2019, 08:17 PM   #15
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Seems Milt Sparks is highly regarded.....they offer two options for the Commander. A Retro model with a single loop and a standard with double loops. Can anyone compare the advantages of one over the other?



I own both and the double is more stable. I also prefer the SS2 over the older variation mostly because I find it more comfortable.
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Old June 7, 2019, 03:51 PM   #16
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Well, ordered a Milt Sparks SS II...straight from Sparks for $125 and ships free. I looked around but no dice. Brownells was out of stock for the Commander as was everywhere else, but I may have missed some. There are a lot of good holsters and pros and cons to everything.

Milt Sparks just happened to have it in-stock so I figured I get it now rather than waiting around or have one built by someone like Kramer...Thanks for the advice...JJ
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Old June 7, 2019, 04:22 PM   #17
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Old June 7, 2019, 06:46 PM   #18
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I'm a big fan of Vedder LightTucks but for 1911's and HP's I like leather. My choice is Milt Sparks Summer Specials or SS2's. Classic pistols deserve classic holsters.
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Old June 7, 2019, 10:00 PM   #19
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I like the Foxx IWD holsters. They have the leather backing and you can add a pad to it so the pistol stays off your body. And they also can form it for a light and or laser.
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Old June 9, 2019, 07:28 PM   #20
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Milt sparks summer special is good, but i prefer their vm2.

A bit better stability.

I own vm2 clones for gm and cdr 1911s and a ss for oacp.

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Old June 10, 2019, 02:35 PM   #21
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Milt sparks summer special is good, but i prefer their vm2.
A lot of folks do. I have one but use my SS2 90 percent of the time. Less bulk, faster on and off, and is stable enough for me.
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Old June 11, 2019, 04:40 AM   #22
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Well they don't make them anymore but i own a Blade-Tech Phantom IWB holster, it's a minimalist holster with a sweat guard, i own one and wished that Blade-Tech didn't discontinue making them because i would buy another one in a heartbeat.
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Old June 11, 2019, 08:46 AM   #23
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silvermane_1:

Bet you could get one of the custom kydex holster boys to craft one for you. IIRC, one such outfit resides in San Antonio, Texas. If they have the gun or dummy gun--or you provide your own gun for a time--they will build you a holster from kydex to your liking.

Here they are:
https://onyour6designs.com/

I am not a kydex guy, but considered them for a particular holster. Commo with them was great and I have seen some of there work.

Looking at their website, they might already make what you need:
https://onyour6designs.com/product/glock-holster/


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Old June 11, 2019, 04:59 PM   #24
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I have both the Vedder lite tuck for appendix carry and the Milt Sparks Summer Special for a 4 o'clock hold , the holster is canted not so comfortable for appendix carry . Both are very good holsters.
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Old June 12, 2019, 02:37 AM   #25
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silvermane_1:

Bet you could get one of the custom kydex holster boys to craft one for you. IIRC, one such outfit resides in San Antonio, Texas. If they have the gun or dummy gun--or you provide your own gun for a time--they will build you a holster from kydex to your liking.

Here they are:
https://onyour6designs.com/

I am not a kydex guy, but considered them for a particular holster. Commo with them was great and I have seen some of there work.

Looking at their website, they might already make what you need:
https://onyour6designs.com/product/glock-holster/


Good luck.
Believe it or not i'm just really interested in replacing the ez snap belt hoops that on my Phantom holster, that's only thing that needs replacement on my holster.
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