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.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.
+1. I'll use nothing but leather as well. Others are good but my preferance is leather. I use OWB DeSantis holsters. Fit , finish and comfort are A+. Price is not so much A+ but you get what you pay for I supose. I just can't get used to wearing a IWB holster, they are uncomfortable to me no matter which one i've tried.I only use leather. I dont have anything against the rest, I think the fobus line is great, I have sold a bunch of them in my store but my personal preference is leather. When you pull that thick leather belt tight against the leather holster, it snugs it up tight against you for a fit thats unmatched. You can hang whatever pistol you choose in that holster and its there to stay.