Compact 1911 holster options

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  1. Chadk

    Chadk New Member

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    can you reccomend a less expensive Pancake type holster with cant for Conseal Carry of a compact (3.5) 1911.
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    I went through the same thing a few months back and found there is no such thing as a cheap comfortable holster. I did end up getting a galco king tuck holster and it is very comfortable. It wasnt real expensive around 50 bucks but a lot more comfortable than most I have. Carver another member here uses a holster that goes around you and the gun sort of sits in a pouch. Im sure he will be along shortly and give you more information on the type it is. He said it is very comfortable. I just dont remember the name or how it is worn.
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    The least expensive OWB I own is a Hume 721OT made for the Glock 30. It is a decent price for leather, good quality, and carries the weapon tight to the body. I would not hesitate to recommend it for a compact 1911. A little more expensive, but very well made, is the Simply Rugged, Silver Dollar Pancake by Rob Leahy.
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    If you can help it, dont skimp on your holster...buy the galco or something comparable and you wont be sorry. It only seems expensive now, but will last a long time and is worth every dime. Your holster is a piece of your clothing and a tool and it needs to be good quality.
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    How do you dress? I'm usually in T shirt, basketball shorts, and sandles.
  6. Chadk

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    Winter is jeans and a belt, summer cargo style shorts mostly with a belt.

    I wear dress pants to work, but unfortunatally cant carry at work.
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    i have an idea of what I'm going to get for an IWB holster for this gun, but especially in the winter with a jacket if I can get away with OWB that should be more comfortable. I just got the 3.5" 1911 and cant wait to carry.
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    A shirt, one size too large will cover a 1911A. I use a Yaqui style belt slide holster. A 1911A is heavy enough, I don't need a 5 pound holster to add to the weight.
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    As long as you dont have leather furniture, you can use a slide holster that your barrel sticks out of. If you are sitting on furniture that you are concerned about, you may want to make sure your holster covers your barrel. I am speaking from experience.
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    Did you poke a hole, or just scratch it up? We don't own leather covered anything. Neither of us like sitting on leather.
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    Scratched it and caught it before it got worse. I never had anything leather until a few months ago the wife wanted leather furniture and I dont care one way or the other. I get her whatever she wants and I get me whatever I want. Works out real good.
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    Dan you said you caught it before it got too bad. Were you able to repair it or just not make it any worse? I did the same thing to my wifes Grand Cherokee seat. Just a scratch but its ugly. I also caught the steering wheel when getting in and scratched that.
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    I saw where I had made a mark and I stopped sitting with the pistol right away until I got a galco holster that covered the entire barrel. I was just so use to sitting in fabric furniture that I didnt give it any thought.
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    I would never have thought about it either!
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    I go back and forth between a Don Hume JIT Slide and my Foubus Paddle holster. The Fobus weighs nothing, is totally indestructable, and allows me a lightning fast draw! I use one for all of my .45 autos, and have one for my Ruger LC9 as well.

    If I am not mistaken the Fobus comes with a lifetime warranty. They are not that expensive either!
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