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Old 10-06-2017, 5:09 PM
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Default 1911 holster recommendation for range use

You guys got any recommendations for a 1911 holster to just be used at the range?

looking at the below one because it fits railed and non railed and simply because its made by Wilson so I figure it can't be terrible. Not much experience with holsters but just got a membership at a club that allows them so your recommendations are appreciated.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Edge-Hol...tinfo/ED1BR15/
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What model 1911 do you own OP?

Any kydex or polymer holster like the one you listed will be more than enough for range use. Plenty of guys have good success with Bladetech, Bravo Concealment, LAG Tactical, and I'm sure someone else can make recommendations for a holster...especially for a 1911.
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I like custom kydex holsters.

ZZZ Holsters did one for my Les Baer Custom carry. Perfect fit and finish.
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What model 1911 do you own OP?

Any kydex or polymer holster like the one you listed will be more than enough for range use. Plenty of guys have good success with Bladetech, Bravo Concealment, LAG Tactical, and I'm sure someone else can make recommendations for a holster...especially for a 1911.
Springfield Loaded, Les Baer Premier 2, Custom carry, Ed Brown Special Forces which I think would all fit the same holster.
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That's got a cant appropriate for carry. Are you just going to carrying the gun around in the holster, simulating CCW, gun games...?
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Springfield Loaded, Les Baer Premier 2, Custom carry, Ed Brown Special Forces which I think would all fit the same holster.
Wowza!!! Nice stable! Looks like the holster you listed will fit all of those since because of the light rail.
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That's got a cant appropriate for carry. Are you just going to carrying the gun around in the holster, simulating CCW, gun games...?
Canít appropriate for carry?

Iím gonna be using it to shoot steel from for fun, not concealing anything.
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You can grab new Bladetechs for under $25

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My mistake. Under $30.

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If you’re planning USPSA club shoot that holster is no bueno with some clubs, so you may want t check with the club you’re planning to join. The reason is the problem of sweeping yourself with the muzzle when holstering. Also when drawing your muzzle will be breaking the 180.
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Here's another similar holster from Blade-Tech:
https://shop.blade-tech.com/product_...3#.WdgxnkydnNA

Blade-Tech's offering doesn't have the faux-shark's skin texture but has other mounting pieces, along with a lower price.

Every holster maker believes it'll have the perfect holster for everybody among its various models. The Wilson model in the 1st post will likely be a good choice. I like how it has an adjustment screw as there can be small size differences between 1911 models and each owner will have his/her preferred degree of retention/tightness.
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If youíre planning USPSA club shoot that holster is no bueno with some clubs, so you may want t check with the club youíre planning to join. The reason is the problem of sweeping yourself with the muzzle when holstering. Also when drawing your muzzle will be breaking the 180.
Itís definyely ok at my club, have your own key and usually the owner person there kind of place.

I would like to start shooting competitively though so I guess it would be smart to learn on one that would work. What is required of a holster for USPSA? Thanks.
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Itís definyely ok at my club, have your own key and usually the owner person there kind of place.

I would like to start shooting competitively though so I guess it would be smart to learn on one that would work. What is required of a holster for USPSA? Thanks.
Iím assuming youíll shoot Single Stack division or Limited 10 with your 1911. Each division have their own rules applied to them. Limited 10 can use race type holster and canted mag holders. Hereís a good video that covers Single Stack.




Here is the current rule book that covers all division. ďAppendix D5Ē covers Single Stack division.

https://www.uspsa.org/uspsa-rules.php
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I use this one for "Wild Bunch" action shooting matches
http://epsaddlery.com/product/5-patton-holster/
very nicely put together.
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I like Blade Tech + Tek Lok... you can add a drop offset attachment if you need.
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I like my milt sparks leather holster for my 1911 but any good quality kydex won't do you wrong. Many of the brands already mentioned are excellent.
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I have the blade tech total Eclipse. It can be used outside or inside waistband
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Blade Tech or Safariland are my two choices for holsters with Safariland being the primary choice.
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I go with paper chasing route. Blade tech. For single stack decision you can't drop it, as the front strap (IIRC) has to be above the top line of the belt. I use plastic spacers I bought from orchard with longer screws. Sets me half an inch or so from my belt nwhatever maximizing rules allow. That helps put it in a better position for the draw.

I just had surgery and am not up to going out and getting a pic or id post one. Pretty easy to figure out though.

You have some nice guns so remember that any holster will put wear on a gun. Personally I love how that looks. Some don't though.

It's great your club allows that, because few guys get in any practice with the concealment holsters

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That's what I go with for 1911s http://www.kramerleather.com/product...&categoryID=24.

I have no good reason for it, but something about 1911s and kydex don't mix for me.
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I have a Raven Concealment kydex that i really like for my railed Springfield. I also have a few Bravo Concealment for Glocks that are good and relatively inexpensive.

Raven has the 1911 model on closeout currently ($50)! I paid double this about a year ago

http://raven-concealment-systems1.my...1-5-owb-loops/
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Like others have said, you can't go wrong with Blade Tech, I've got several different holsters but Blade Tech is what I use 99% of the time.
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For competition, you have three main styles: race holster that covers just the trigger, kydex holster that covers slide almost up to the ejection port and kydex/leather IWB holster for IDPA.

Race holster won't mar the finish, but it is allowed only in Limited/Limited 10 divisions in USPSA and many local matches state "everyday use holsters only" or "suitable for carry" which rules out race holsters. If you go this route, I strongly recommend one of the Double Alpha versions.

Kydex holster will rub against the gun and it will show as "holster wear." No competitor cares about this, but many new shooters freak out about it (you should see what the magwell looks like on my limited guns). If you go this route, I would recommend Blade-Tech, but through Ben Stoeger Pro Shop so you can get it with BOSS system. If you go Tek-Lok, keep in mind that it's too tight on a Double Alpha belt (you can't attach it) and too lose on CR Speed or Blade-Tech belts so it can be moved around a bit - not good if you're looking for consistency of the draw.

If you're looking at IDPA, you cannot have a two-belt system at all. Your options get a bit more limited.

Finally, for a leather IWB holster or any variant that has fancy lining to protect the gun, e.g., suede, it will slow down your draw and add force required to draw, which will result in your belt being pulled up. Some materials also attract moisture and can result in surface rust on some guns.
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Thanks guys, ordered a blade tech and a couple magazine holders.
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If youíre planning USPSA club shoot that holster is no bueno with some clubs, so you may want t check with the club youíre planning to join. The reason is the problem of sweeping yourself with the muzzle when holstering. Also when drawing your muzzle will be breaking the 180.
That holster is in compliance with the USPSA rule book Not sure about your club, but every club I've shot at simply complied with the USPSA rule book.
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For Kydex OWB holsters, I like...

G Code
Compt Tac
Safariland
Bladetech

I used to also suggest Raven Concealment but for the life of me I can't figure out what they're doing with their line. It looks like they're only making holsters for Glocks these days.

I've also got a couple JM Custom Kydex IWB holsters. Their quality is outstanding but I've never tried their OWB holsters. I suspect they're probably pretty good though. Certainly good quality.

Note that Wilson doesn't make their own holsters. They sub them out to somebody. The mentioned who makes the holster you're looking at but for the life of me I can't remember. But as you say, I'm sure the quality is pretty good. They don't put their name on anything that is crap.
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Off The Grid Concepts. Check out the ADR owb holster with a Way of The Gun belt loop.
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OWB holsters should have active retention. I like Safariland
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