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Posted: 9/8/2005 3:16:55 PM EDT
I'm new to the handgun world and just bought myslef a Springfeild 1911 milspec.
The question I have is how many of you carry your 1911's for cc and what holsters do you use?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 3:53:36 PM EDT


I carry a Springfield TRP in a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 with a Milt Sparks single mag carrier pouch on a Milt Sparks gunbelt. All in black, of course. I am thinking about picking up a 5-stitch Wilderness Instructor belt, though.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:04:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:14:05 PM EDT
no pics until I get it refinished, but a Les Baer Stinger in a tan VM II.....unless I'm out fishing. I carry the SA PX9109L (park'd, loaded) in the same rig when there's a possibility of the infamous 'tragic boating accident'.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:24:04 PM EDT
I carry a 1911 often wearing shorts and t-shirts. I use a Rusty Sherrick IWB holster. It conceals the gun nicely. Rusty is very customer service oriented and easy to deal with. I use his holsters for all 4 of my pistols. I recommend him highly. HTH

Ron
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:07:23 PM EDT
Kimber Ultra CDP II, Spark's Versa Max 2, gunbelt and double mag carrier all in natural tan.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:40:19 AM EDT
Older pic, but I had to add to the overwhelming concensus that the Milt Sparks VM II is the only way to go!
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:41:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ron4569:
I carry a 1911 often wearing shorts and t-shirts. I use a Rusty Sherrick IWB holster. It conceals the gun nicely. Rusty is very customer service oriented and easy to deal with. I use his holsters for all 4 of my pistols. I recommend him highly. HTH

Ron



Still a fan of Rusty's dead horse products, I tap him whenever I need an oddball gun holster, I was one of the first with a FN Five seveN IOM holster thanks to him.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:24:55 AM EDT
Last week called, they want their topic back

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=20511
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:27:03 AM EDT
I have a IWB from Tuckergunleather for my Kimber Ultra CDPII that I really like.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:08:29 PM EDT
I should hopefully have my Milt Sparks VM2 holster for my TRP Operator this week or next. It’ll probably be next week. I had one for my USP Tactical and liked it a lot. This time however, I ordered the right belt (1.5” instead of 1.25”).
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:45:50 PM EDT
I'm a big fan of Garrity's Gunleather. He has a great holster called the Changeling, which allows the cant to be adjusted. He is well known for his top notch crafstmanship. Though he is not cheap, he is nowhere near as expensive as most others in his league. Checkout his site. I'm picking up a hoilster from him tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be getting a Changeling soon.

www.garritysgunleather.com/
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:48:10 PM EDT
VM2
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:00:22 PM EDT
SS II
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:42:25 AM EDT
Just thought I’d share my joy! My Milt Sparks VM2, belt, and double mag carrier are shipping today! I placed the order back on June 27th, but it’s worth the wait. I’ll Stick it in the holster and post pics when it arrives!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:48:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 10:49:30 AM EDT by kk7sm]
Dave Workman's T-Bar Too:



I've been carrying a 1911A1 IWB in one for a while. I can also highly recommend Dave. Each holster is custom hand made when you order it, made from horsehide. Dave's, well, he'd tell you he's an (expletive deleted) but he's a darned good guy and very active with SAF and CCRKBA in Washington State.

D&D Gunleather

I don't make any money off of this, heck, he doesn't even know I'm posting it here, but until you've tried one of his holsters, you just don't know what you're missing.

Oh, when I'm driving, I use a Wilderness Safepacker that slips very nicely between the center console and the transfer case lever in the truck.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:02:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Alien:
I should hopefully have my Milt Sparks VM2 holster for my TRP Operator this week or next. It’ll probably be next week. I had one for my USP Tactical and liked it a lot. This time however, I ordered the right belt (1.5” instead of 1.25”).




Is the operator a different size than other 1911 (1913 etc) VM2 holster?
TIA
M
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:07:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MDS:

Originally Posted By Alien:
I should hopefully have my Milt Sparks VM2 holster for my TRP Operator this week or next. It’ll probably be next week. I had one for my USP Tactical and liked it a lot. This time however, I ordered the right belt (1.5” instead of 1.25”).




Is the operator a different size than other 1911 (1913 etc) VM2 holster?
TIA
M



The Operator has a built-in light rail. None of the holsters for a standard 1911 will work.

In fact, I just found out that Milt-Sparks is so carefuly fitted that even a regular Springfield Armory 1911 will not fit in a generic 1911 holster from SA. It seems SA made their dust cover a bit larger in 2000 and any made after that has a different mold from Sparks. When you order from Sparks, they actually need to know exactly what gun you have and will get you the exact holster you need.

BTW... while I like the VM-II and the SS, I just bought a BN-55 and it is now my favorite. Its OWB, but if you have a cover garment, it still conceals well and is MUCH more comfortable.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:13:28 AM EDT
I carry my Colt in a Desantis Inner Piece IWB holster.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:01:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 8:16:21 PM EDT by Alien]
Here we go! It's a thing of beauty.


Link Posted: 9/17/2005 9:57:53 PM EDT
You need a LAM for that hog...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:48:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nf9648:
You need a LAM for that hog...



I'll probably get a Surefire X200 or whatever that popular model is that fits standard rails.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:30:13 PM EDT
Milt Sparks Heritage and comptac double mag pouch.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:27:44 PM EDT
Yet another beliver in the VM2
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:11:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:03:04 AM EDT
I like Milt Sparks Summer Special II's.

I carry a 1911 , a G36 and a PM9....NO not all athe same time.

They each have their own SS II.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 10:06:46 AM EDT
MS VM II

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 3:09:34 PM EDT
Bob Mernickle for me.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:10:46 PM EDT
This is my favorite holster to date. I've had a VMII and it was nice but not my favorite. Sorry I don't have one for a 1911 yet to show pics of. It's a Fist #21 A which adjusts from canted IWB to crossdraw IWB. I think it was about $110.


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