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IWB or OWB?

browninghunter86browninghunter86 MemberPosts: 351 Member
For those who have compact 1911 how do you carry your weapon?

I am looking at Milt Sparks VMII or Brigade M-12 or M-5 holsters
Andrew

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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Mernickle OWB. I forget the model #, but it is the most comfortable holster I've ever had.

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,807 Senior Member
    I don't have a compact 1911.

    IWB or OWB depends on the terrain and the situation. Most CCW carriers need both at one time or another.

    I have a bunch ~~~~~~Galco, safariland, old faithful, De Santis, Fobus, a NN special, and even a _ _ _bag

    If you talking open carry then the same makers work well; but, I go with OWB or traditional belt holster.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,462 Senior Member
    My Springfield Ultra Compact V10 lives in a Crossbreed Supertuck style holster. Hands down the best thing I have ever carried a gun with. Just buy your pants a little bit larger than normal, and get a sturdy gun belt. The gun belt isn't as important with the crossbreed style holster, but a sturdy buckle is, and gun belts are made for that.

    Check out crossbreeds website, mine came from a custom maker Piere Jordan out of Mozambique....
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,085 Senior Member
    I've got a couple of boxes full of holsters that I've accumulated over the years. The reason? Not one holster fills every need for me as I "dress around the gun"...some days I carry OWB others it's IWB...be flexible...Semper Gumby...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • browninghunter86browninghunter86 Member Posts: 351 Member
    Anyone have experience with Ross Leather holsters?

    I guess my question should have been who makes quality holsters since they all seam to make same style holsters in some form or another.....
    Andrew
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I carry my CCO in a High Noon IWB; it wasn't cheap, but I think it was worth it. When I carry a fullsize 1911, it's in a Garrett IWB.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,085 Senior Member
    Anyone have experience with Ross Leather holsters?

    I guess my question should have been who makes quality holsters since they all seam to make same style holsters in some form or another.....

    Yes...I have one of their OWB paddle rigs for my 1911 Commander,also one of their gun belts and a double mag carrier...they make a very high quality rig...money well spent
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Ross, El Paso, Mernickle, etc. There are a lot of really good Custom leathersmiths. You can't go wrong with any of these IMO.

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • browninghunter86browninghunter86 Member Posts: 351 Member
    I found a Mitch Rosen 5JR express for same price as the Ross but it doesn't have sweat shield like Ross does. Now got to decide.....
    Andrew
  • NomadacNomadac Senior Member Posts: 902 Senior Member
    For those who have compact 1911 how do you carry your weapon?

    I am looking at Milt Sparks VMII or Brigade M-12 or M-5 holsters

    I carry my Colt Lt.Wt. Ofc. model in a Milt Sparks Executive Companion IWB daily and find it very comfortable. In addition I have his 55BN that I carry cross draw for my Ofc. mdl. in colder weather when I wear a sweat shirt or vest to conceal it. I have found all of his holsters I have purchased to be of high quality along with one of his belts I purchased.
    I also have a Summer Special for my Colt Govt. Mdl. that works well for that pistol.
  • browninghunter86browninghunter86 Member Posts: 351 Member
    will post update next week. Went with a Ross OWB holster.
    Andrew
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