View Full Version : loaded operator full rail

06-16-2010, 11:11 PM
founder on gunbroker one in a million chance unicorn find, wasnt on the market 3 hours had to have it. nib I didnt even check the buy it price....now what kind of holster can i use?

06-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Are you looking for a duty style holster, a CCW holster, or more of a general purpose generic-fit holster?

If duty, then for a full rail you'll probably have to get one that accommodates a light as well, and install said light.

For CCW, you'll probably have to get a custom one made.

06-16-2010, 11:26 PM
Knowing how hard it is to get a concealed carry perm ill probably just go with a drop down leg strap full view tactical holster. I have been looking at blackhawks drop down it says it accommodates full frames with lights

06-17-2010, 12:13 AM
my blackhawk (serpa) holster woks fine with my operator, buts its not the full railed version :(, still love mine though :). good find on your end! bring your gun to a gun shop that has those holsters and ask to try it out! im sure they would let you.

06-17-2010, 12:21 AM
nice to see your new gun is coming from California; congratulations.

06-17-2010, 12:47 AM
I dont think that Operator has the bull barrel, looks like the standard version with the bushing, not the TRP version, im basing this on the full rail TRP Operator i have in my safe. Still a very nice buy.

06-17-2010, 8:36 AM
Awesome looking gun

I think a stainless steel version would look even better


Swift Justice
06-17-2010, 9:02 AM
Thinking of selling my mint stock Colt 1991A1, getting some more cash together, and getting one of these...:drool5:

Shawn L
06-17-2010, 9:16 AM
Nice pick up.

06-17-2010, 2:46 PM
nice,but gun is not TRP Operator version..still nice gun

06-17-2010, 3:42 PM
Trp is overrated and overpriced. I dont like the finish on them. The loaded has a greyish green look that i dig. I started out searching for an mc operator for the bitone. to tell you the truth the od green armorykote looks like baby poop. so when this showed up i jumped on it

06-17-2010, 3:44 PM
That was a big factor too bsg, we have the worst laws so i think we should have the coolest guns stay in ca

06-17-2010, 4:21 PM
Dang thats a nice Operator. I love the monolithic frame. Congrats!

06-17-2010, 5:24 PM
For full rail TRP Operator...you can go with

Bianchi Cobra (nylon\molded plastic)
Desantis thumb break Scabbard (leather)
Comp Tac (leather\kydex)
Blade Tech (kydex)

All of the above have an off the shelf holster that will get you going

TRP Operator over rated? Good stuff. Congrats on your buy

06-17-2010, 6:08 PM
Congrats on your purchase. I have one that looks exactly like yours. It's heavy, but VERY accurate. You will not be disappointed.

Swift Justice
06-18-2010, 2:15 PM
What's the difference between the various Operator models? (TRP, etc.)

06-18-2010, 2:27 PM
What's the difference between the various Operator models? (TRP, etc.)
Springfield uses the term "Operator" for any of their 1911's that have a rail (full length or not).

As for the difference between the Loaded and TRP, you might find this thread helpful: http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=9171

06-18-2010, 8:14 PM
I own one of each and these are going with me to the grave.:43:
Loaded Operator (left)
TRP Operator (right)