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Revolver Ocelot 01-26-2013 2:41 PM

Open Carry/HD holster for 1911?
 
Could you guys recommend a good open carry/HD holster for a Springfield 1911?

Will be worn around the house for HD and on occasion out to ranges and shooting areas that allow it.

BoJackUSMC 01-26-2013 2:43 PM

Blade tech holsters
TT gunleather
Milt spark

wsmc27 01-26-2013 2:53 PM

Comp Tac and DSG are worth a look, have been very happy with some of the products.

If on more of a budget, maybe check amazon for Fobus stuff, seems to work well also. Holds up pretty good in our experience.

Hth, have fun and be safe. :)

SILENT GUNMAN 01-26-2013 3:50 PM

Depends on the style you want. I personally like Safariland paddle and thigh holsters depending on what I'm doing. Their ALS paddles I use at home and the SLS thigh I use when hunting. They also have the SLS on their duty holsters which is what I use at work. All very well made. Price depends on what you want. The ALS goes for $50-$60 on amazon and the others are usually $90+ depending on which one you get. Good holsters ain't cheap but if you need your gun quick do you really want to risk it not releasing when you need it to most?

Ronin2 01-26-2013 3:56 PM

Galco and Safariland

Revolver Ocelot 01-26-2013 4:43 PM

Not afraid of price. Want something that i can draw quickly with if needed but is still very secure

Something that will be comfortable to wear around the house but can also double as a carry method if i take it with me to say a a carbine course or the like.

All i currently have is an old Vietnam era 1916 holster. While very secure, it is definitely not quick and is very bulky.

enzo357 01-26-2013 5:09 PM

Comp tac paddle
Blade tech with tech lock.

SoCalXD 01-26-2013 5:35 PM

Kydex, such as the BladeTech and CompTac holsters I use, tend to mar finishes, except for hard chromed guns. For the "pretty" guns, I use the glove-lined Safarilands with Lvl2/3 retention. Not cheap, not light, but a great solution and investment!

Foebia 01-26-2013 5:42 PM

Blade tech with tek lock. I like the black ice.

Red Devil 01-26-2013 5:58 PM

BlackHawk CQC Carbon Fiber SERPA Holster (P.S. these are Lefties)

Ended up gettin' one of these for my G23/G36 a coupla weeks ago and I'll tell ya...

... I really like it.

For a HD/Range/Woods holster it works very well.

It is very compact and rides extremely close and secure - especially w/ the paddle attached. (although I cut the horn off the paddle to ease mounting/dismounting and the belt-hooks on the holster keep the rig anchored and secure.)

The external lock is positive, naturally located, and easily accessed - especially w/ heavy layered clothing.

I have been carryin' it at the 3:30 position w/ one notch (~15 deg.) of forward tilt. Draws and re-holsters quickly and easily w/o looking.


I may get a Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for rollin' round and playin' in the dirt, but for a simple positive retention carry rig?

...Best $38.87 delivered to my stoop I ever spent on a holster.

SILENT GUNMAN 01-26-2013 6:04 PM

I used the serpa for a while for my Kimber. After having to redo the bluing twice I gave up on it. It was just beating the hell out of my gun. That's why I switched to the ALS. It has a really nice lining to protect your finish.

negolien 01-26-2013 6:46 PM

Safariland has a nice paddle holster for both firearm and ammo.

dc2integra 01-27-2013 1:30 AM

I like the blackhawk serpa holster myself.

Nirrad 01-28-2013 4:49 PM

Safariland 568.

Suede lined and comes with both belt loop and paddle attachments. Comfortable around the house, and works great for classes and BLM land.

Don't forget to buy with the CGN link!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00162TLQ0/...60_cs_sce_dp_1

Revolver Ocelot 01-29-2013 2:14 AM

I think iam going to go with the Comp Tac paddle holster.

I like the two safari land holsters but i wanna stay with kydex and i don't think i need the ALS system. Like to keep it as simple as possible.

Retired Dave 01-29-2013 7:35 AM

I like the Milt Sparks 55BN, or similar holsters based on Bruce Nelson's original design.

sholling 01-29-2013 7:40 AM

Comp-Tac is my favorite non-concealed with Blade-Tech a close second. Both are fast and have good retention. On the other hand I sold off my Blackhawk Serpa and will never own another.

negolien 01-29-2013 10:30 AM

nice gear for the money
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Revolver Ocelot (Post 10354841)
I think iam going to go with the Comp Tac paddle holster.

I like the two safari land holsters but i wanna stay with kydex and i don't think i need the ALS system. Like to keep it as simple as possible.

My Safariland 568 paddle holster is a SAFARI LAMINATE lined with suade which is as stiff as kydex but gentler on the finish. They offer a nice selection of differant holsters so you might want to check them out. The double magazine paddle hoslters are the straight laminate. For the price the Safariland holsters are very very good products imho. I liked the fact that I could use them in IDPA then turn right around after the matches and load them up for use as CCW gear. Whatever you decide to get be sure to post some pics.

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=568

RangerTim 01-29-2013 11:35 AM

I'm going to go Galco for my Kimber, I'll let you know how I like it. I cannot in good conscience put my favorite pistol in a holster that will trash it up, so no Kydex for me. Hopefully the Galco will be a good investment. I've heard great reviews.

jessegpresley 01-29-2013 11:38 AM

The best answer.

The best (and quickest) leather:

http://store.chencustom.com/v/vspfil...egories/97.jpg

The best (and quickest) kydex:

http://www.ravenconcealment.com/imag...00-500x500.jpg

wsmc27 01-29-2013 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revolver Ocelot (Post 10354841)
I think iam going to go with the Comp Tac paddle holster.
...

I bet you'll like it.

Let us know!

:)

wsmc27 01-29-2013 11:40 AM

Jesse, just curious...what would make your Raven quicker then my DSG with our 1911's?

:)

jessegpresley 01-29-2013 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wsmc27 (Post 10357745)
Jesse, just curious...what would make your Raven quicker then my DSG with our 1911's?

:)

Raven makes the most popular and in demand kydex holsters. Their quick ship program will get a holster to you in under a month. Otherwise they take months to fill orders.

wsmc27 01-29-2013 11:46 AM

Ohhhhhhhhh I thought you meant it was quicker to draw when shooter is ready...

:D

:oji: Almost time for mid-day nap. hahahaha

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edit to add: We ordered a DSG Comp for the 1911 last year, iirc it took maybe 10 days to get to SD from TX or whewrever they are. It >was< in stock, and on sale at the time. :)

http://dsgarms.com/Category/344_1/Co..._Shooters.aspx

cindynles 01-29-2013 7:13 PM

I'm a fan of the Safariland 5197. They are suede lined, well made, have good retention, and are priced right.

http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/p....aspx?pid=5197

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...psad9f2e96.jpg


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