Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > California handguns
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

California handguns Discuss your favorite California handgun technical and related questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-26-2013, 2:41 PM
Revolver Ocelot's Avatar
Revolver Ocelot Revolver Ocelot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 514
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default 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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-26-2013, 2:43 PM
BoJackUSMC's Avatar
BoJackUSMC BoJackUSMC is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,251
iTrader: 58 / 100%
Default

Blade tech holsters
TT gunleather
Milt spark
__________________
“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2013, 2:53 PM
wsmc27's Avatar
wsmc27 wsmc27 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,584
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2013, 3:50 PM
SILENT GUNMAN's Avatar
SILENT GUNMAN SILENT GUNMAN is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SLO
Posts: 1,370
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

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?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2013, 3:56 PM
Ronin2 Ronin2 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newport Beach/PRK (Peoples Republik of Kalifornia)
Posts: 5,639
iTrader: 41 / 100%
Default

Galco and Safariland
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-26-2013, 4:43 PM
Revolver Ocelot's Avatar
Revolver Ocelot Revolver Ocelot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 514
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

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.

Last edited by Revolver Ocelot; 01-26-2013 at 4:49 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-26-2013, 5:09 PM
enzo357 enzo357 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 551
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Comp tac paddle
Blade tech with tech lock.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-26-2013, 5:58 PM
Red Devil Red Devil is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 800
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

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.

Last edited by Red Devil; 01-26-2013 at 6:02 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-26-2013, 5:35 PM
SoCalXD's Avatar
SoCalXD SoCalXD is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego & Escondido
Posts: 937
iTrader: 70 / 100%
Blog Entries: 1
Default

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!
__________________
“we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty.” -JFK
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-26-2013, 5:42 PM
Foebia's Avatar
Foebia Foebia is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 794
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Blade tech with tek lock. I like the black ice.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-26-2013, 6:04 PM
SILENT GUNMAN's Avatar
SILENT GUNMAN SILENT GUNMAN is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SLO
Posts: 1,370
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-26-2013, 6:46 PM
negolien's Avatar
negolien negolien is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 4,647
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Safariland has a nice paddle holster for both firearm and ammo.
__________________
"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

http://www.AnySoldier.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-27-2013, 1:30 AM
dc2integra dc2integra is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 882
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

I like the blackhawk serpa holster myself.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-28-2013, 4:49 PM
Nirrad's Avatar
Nirrad Nirrad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 466
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

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
__________________
I ain't no rough guy, ain't no tough guy. Don't get out much, and don't dress up fly. A pawn in the game that's all I am. Givin all my duckets to Uncle Sam, ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kestryll View Post
Keep up the name calling, insult and BREAKING THE RULES and you'll prolly get banned hellla quick bro..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-29-2013, 2:14 AM
Revolver Ocelot's Avatar
Revolver Ocelot Revolver Ocelot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 514
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-29-2013, 7:35 AM
Retired Dave Retired Dave is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 38
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I like the Milt Sparks 55BN, or similar holsters based on Bruce Nelson's original design.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-29-2013, 10:30 AM
negolien's Avatar
negolien negolien is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 4,647
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Arrow nice gear for the money

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revolver Ocelot View Post
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
__________________
"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

http://www.AnySoldier.com
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-29-2013, 11:38 AM
jessegpresley's Avatar
jessegpresley jessegpresley is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: California
Posts: 3,870
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

The best answer.

The best (and quickest) leather:



The best (and quickest) kydex:

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-29-2013, 11:38 AM
wsmc27's Avatar
wsmc27 wsmc27 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,584
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revolver Ocelot View Post
I think iam going to go with the Comp Tac paddle holster.
...
I bet you'll like it.

Let us know!

Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-29-2013, 11:40 AM
wsmc27's Avatar
wsmc27 wsmc27 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,584
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

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

Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-29-2013, 11:43 AM
jessegpresley's Avatar
jessegpresley jessegpresley is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: California
Posts: 3,870
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wsmc27 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-29-2013, 11:46 AM
wsmc27's Avatar
wsmc27 wsmc27 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,584
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

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



Almost time for mid-day nap. hahahaha

--------

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

Last edited by wsmc27; 01-29-2013 at 11:49 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-29-2013, 7:40 AM
sholling's Avatar
sholling sholling is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,002
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

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.
__________________
"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." --FREDERIC BASTIAT--

Proud Life Member: National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation.

Disappointed Life Member: California Rifle & Pistol Association
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-29-2013, 11:35 AM
RangerTim's Avatar
RangerTim RangerTim is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 33
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-29-2013, 7:13 PM
cindynles's Avatar
cindynles cindynles is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Temecula
Posts: 2,370
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

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

__________________
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." B.Franklin,1759


Last edited by cindynles; 01-29-2013 at 8:14 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 7:20 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.