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Posted: 12/27/2005 8:07:09 AM EDT
What holster do you prefer to carry your 1911. Looking for an IWB, and preferably one that you do not have to take off your belt to remove. I was looking at the Uncle Mikes Kydex, but just wanting to get some opinions from the rest of you good folks...thanks in advance.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:10:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:10:59 AM EDT
Milt Sparks VMII. 'Nuff said. MJD
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:13:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:13:29 AM EDT
Milt Sparks Summer special. (back when I was into the 1911 thing)
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:24:18 AM EDT
There are some holster threads two forums down- Accessories.......
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:52:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:24:00 PM EDT
Comp-Tac C-Tac or Ghurka. Both work great for me.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:27:23 AM EDT
I like my Galco SkyOps
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:13:30 AM EDT
My preference is the Comp-Tac Pro undercover
www.comp-tac.com

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:29:15 AM EDT
+1 for the Galco SkyOps

http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterT3.asp?ProductID=2751&CatalogID=7
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:01:06 AM EDT
Milt Sparks Versa Max II in horsehide - you can hold the thank you until you try it
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:08:40 AM EDT
I have a Wilson Combat IWB that I picked up in a trade. It's really thin and light leather, and you can pivot it for different carry angles. It was probably over priced, but very nice.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:37:58 PM EDT
Original Sparks Summer Special- most comfortable IWB rig I've found.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:13:14 PM EDT
As already mentioned, the Milt Sparks VM2 is an excellent choice. I also like the Kramer IWB#2; both in horse instead of cow.

The VM2 can be removed without removing the belt, the Kramer cannot.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:41:42 AM EDT
+1 for comptac gukura
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:12:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sparky315:
Original Sparks Summer Special- most comfortable IWB rig I've found.



Big plus one there good buddy.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:54:37 PM EDT
Sparks VM2, although I like my G36 in a C-TAC as well. Don't have the CTAC for a 1911 so can't say how that feels.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:57:10 PM EDT
I've been through a lot of holsters, both kydex and leather, and I'm confident that the best all around holster for me and most people I know is the sparks vm-2. Your mileage will vary, of course.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:13:21 PM EDT
I had a MS Summer Special that retained a Sig P220 ST very well. So well, in fact, that you can be thrown from a motorcycle about 12 feet and it will keep the gun in place.

Just as a heads up though, I ordered the VMII a few months ago for my 1911 and the turn around time (then) was 14 to 16 weeks and the rep told me it would be closer to 16.

YMMV
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:23:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SDavid:
I had a MS Summer Special that retained a Sig P220 ST very well. So well, in fact, that you can be thrown from a motorcycle about 12 feet and it will keep the gun in place.

Just as a heads up though, I ordered the VMII a few months ago for my 1911 and the turn around time (then) was 14 to 16 weeks and the rep told me it would be closer to 16.

YMMV



I know of two places which stock versa max IIs. I recently ordered one and received it two days later.

http://www.lightningarms.com -- great people, very friendly and dependable.

http://www.topgunsupply.com -- only dealt with him once (just got the VM-2 for a G23) and he seems to be very solid as well.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:06:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:

Originally Posted By SDavid:
I had a MS Summer Special that retained a Sig P220 ST very well. So well, in fact, that you can be thrown from a motorcycle about 12 feet and it will keep the gun in place.

Just as a heads up though, I ordered the VMII a few months ago for my 1911 and the turn around time (then) was 14 to 16 weeks and the rep told me it would be closer to 16.

YMMV



I know of two places which stock versa max IIs. I recently ordered one and received it two days later.

http://www.lightningarms.com -- great people, very friendly and dependable.

http://www.topgunsupply.com -- only dealt with him once (just got the VM-2 for a G23) and he seems to be very solid as well.





topgun says they are out
I just ordered one from ADCO. Their site says it's in stock. I'll find out soon I guess.
adcofirearms.com/rockriver/rra1911.cfm?page=rra
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:08:50 PM EDT
Sparks VM2.


End of Thread.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:57:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 10:59:52 PM EDT by Strazz]
Milt Sparks Watch Six. Best holsters I've ever tried.

ETA: I placed an order with MS on 10/3 and it shipped on 12/20--11 weeks.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 11:05:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Sparks VM2.


End of Thread.



What about Alessi?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 10:00:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Sparks VM2.


End of Thread.



What about Alessi?




Lou makes great leather.


I just know what works for me, and the Sparks holster works for a lot of other people too when carrying a serious handgun.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 10:03:18 AM EDT
VMII

I have one for my 1911 and my G19
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:13:34 AM EDT
Kramer belt scabbard is great... You can get it in cow or horse hide.. the horse is better I think it holds the "boneing" better and almost clicks in and out like a kydex rig...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 1:07:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MONGO45:
Kramer belt scabbard is great... You can get it in cow or horse hide.. the horse is better I think it holds the "boneing" better and almost clicks in and out like a kydex rig...



100% agreement on that, however he asked for a detachable IWB holster.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:16:12 PM EDT
Kimber Pro Carry II in a Wilson IWB Featherweight Skarkskin. Does the job just fine.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 7:09:48 PM EDT
The Fobus or Uncle Mike's (can't remember) really cheap kydex/plastic one that "clicks" onto the trigger guard. Doesn't profile, positive retention and it's like $19.95.

For my 1911 or 2011, I use the Safariland 560 (or 561...again...can't remember). It's called the Custom Fit anyways. It is light, fast, doesn't profile and my IDPA draws are under 1.3 seconds without trying too hard (my IPSC draws are in the 0.8-0.9's). The only downside is that it's a little pricey. It does just clip on and off your belt. It's great for when I jump in the truck. Take it off and throw it in the console.

Hope that helps.

SPC Richard A. White, Senior Medic
249th MP Detachment (EACF)
Camp Humphreys, ROK


Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:06:49 PM EDT
I use SS II's for my Kimber
" G36
" PM9

I like Horse hide.

I also recently ordered a VersaMax II...... to be delivered spring of '06!
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