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Old December 8, 2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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1911 and IWB holsters

I would like suggestions for a moderately priced IWB (RH) for a 1911.

Comments on holsters please. I don't need to hear about other pistols thankyouverymuch.
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Old December 9, 2005, 12:13 AM   #2
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I have had good use from both the Bianchi 3S Pistol Pockets and the Bianchi 100 Professional holsters. Nothing fancy, they just work. Check them out, and good shooting!
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Old December 9, 2005, 01:26 AM   #3
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You might check out the Down Under with straps from High Noon Holsters ( I have one, and it's well made and comfortable.

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Old December 9, 2005, 02:40 AM   #4
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Comp-tac makes a series of kydex-leather holsters in IWB and OWB models. My personal favorite for my 1911 pistols is the CTAC. And, oh yeah! Great customer service too.

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Old December 9, 2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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I like my Kramer #3.
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Old December 9, 2005, 12:57 PM   #6
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high noon is pretty good. also google rafters gunleather. they make very nice holsters and belts, i got a matching setup of black sharkskin belt/iwb holster for $130.
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Old December 9, 2005, 01:43 PM   #7
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The BEST deal out there, and what I am wearing this very moment with a 5" 1911 tucked, is the IWB available at

This rig is absolutely amazing and at present can be had for only $36, deliverred! I paid $45 and tink that was a great price. Take a look at it and see. It is very comfortable, and tuckable to a good degree. I highly reccomend it.

Others out there I can suggest are. (I have one and think it is great.) (don't have but have seen and love, but very $$).

Stay away from generic el cheapos. While the crossbreed I mentioned is inexpensive it is certainly worth twice its price or more.
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Old December 13, 2005, 03:14 PM   #8
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If you're willing to wait, the Milt Sparks Summer Special II is right around $70. Only downside is a 6-8 week wait, although it is well worth it.

I know this is on the high side of moderate, but I bought mine used and have used it for every-other-day-carry for 2 years and it still works like new. I am currently carrying a Spinrgfield lightweight loaded model.

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Old December 13, 2005, 10:25 PM   #9
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Try Rafter S. Plain leathr and exotics. Good quality, good designs at reasonable prices.
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Old December 13, 2005, 11:30 PM   #10
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I have a Desantis Cozy Partner, $50......and a matching 2 mag carrier for $28.
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Old January 28, 2013, 11:13 PM   #11
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I have used two Milt Spark Summer Special II's for the last ump-teen with my Glock 19 and all of my 1911's. My most recent purchase was a slightly used SS II for my Colt Commander.

I can honestly say I've owned several Galco Royal Guards, one or two old Bianchi (when John ran the company) 3S holsters, and several other companies I don't remember and Milt Sparks it the best made.
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Old January 29, 2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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One smaller company that I've been looking at is Louisville Leather. They've sent me a holster to evaluate and I passed it along to my son to get his input. These folks make very good holsters, well worth the money.

Louisville Leather has PawPaw's seal of approval. Disclaimer: I get no money, product, or any other remuneration from these guys. I simply like their leather products. PawPaw will spend green dollars with this outfit.
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Old February 3, 2013, 09:57 AM   #13
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Sorry I don't see this was an old post.

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