What kind of Holster do you use for your concealed weapon??

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  1. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    I have a Kimber 1911 45 ACP I need a good holster that I can carry in my waiste band I want one that I can wear under my T shirt while the wife and I are out walking . What do you use ? or What do you suggest?

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  2. MN Hunter

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    I have a Kimber Tactical Ultra Carry 45acp. My IWB holster is from Mitch Rosen. I also use one of his belts. It is the most comfortable IWB I have found. I do prefer to have a T-shirt or shirt between the holstered gun and my skin. Its just more comfortable. If I need 100 percent concealment I will throw on a light shirt, jacket or vest.
     

  3. bigbuck

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    Can I tuck my shirt in with this style of holster ? And will this one work with a Pro CDP II ?

    Thanks for the reply

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  4. MN Hunter

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    Holster Info below. They are extremely comfortable. Yes you can tuck it under your shirt. I suggest you call and talk with Mitch. He is a great guy and will offer you alot of input.

    Rosen Product Line

    An Inside-the- Waistband holster with an offset attachment loop, the ARG is reinforced at the top with double leather and steel, thus facilitating ease of one-handed reholstering. Stitched sight rails ensure that front sights will not pull leather. The ARG does away with the excess bulk typically associated with inside-the- waistband holsters. The ARG features a radical rearward muzzle rake. You can wear it with a tailored suit, and it will NOT print. The belt loop is stitched on and very snugly fit to the dimensions of the belts which I offer. The butt of the handgun is as snug to the body as possible. There is no better inside-the- waistband holster available... and none more concealable.
    *We have re-named this holster to "American Rear Guard" in honor of the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This holster was formerly named "Ayoob Rear Guard" after the gunwriter who first suggested that I create a holster with an offset belt loop.


    AVAILABLE: Most pistols, S&W J-frame with short barrels, S&W K-frames with barrels to 4".

    COLORS: Black, dark brown, mahogany, light brown, and natural

    ORDER: ARG™

    PRICE: $150.00 in best quality cowhide (ARG™ shown here in best quality cowhide with sharkskin trim); (Also available in Slimline construction, $210.00)
     
  5. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    While we are talking about the kimbers have you ever used the 10 Round Kimber MAG. ? I was looking in my midway book last night and noticed it . It didn't look like my factory metal clip though but I really like the thought of 10 Rounds:)

    BigBuck
     
  6. Boss Hoss

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    Kramer Horsehide---the Gold Standard IMHO...
     
  7. MN Hunter

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    My ultra carry takes a 7 rounder. There are 8 round available but i havent tried them. I have bought additional mags. I will only use factory mags or wilson combat mags. Don't trust anything else. They cost a little more - but i figure if your betting your life on them its worth the extra cost.
     
  8. the hunt guy

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    I really like my Desantis holster. It's very comfortable, especially when a t-shirt is tucked in behind it. I carry a Glock (which is hard enough to conceal considering it's so fat) but I'm sure it would be just as functional/comfortable with your Kimber (I'm not saying to get the Glock holster for your gun. If it's available, Desantis would have made a holster that would be molded to the Kimber 1911). Oh, and if I remember correctly, they aren't that expensive at all. Mine is leather and it was like $40 or $50. Good luck.
     
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    I use a Mitch Rosen along with one of Mitch's belts for IWB carry with a full size 1911. This set up is very comfortable and keeps the weapon his very well. I highly recomend Mitch Rosen leather
     
  10. bigbuck

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    What kind of leather does Mitch Rosen use ? The reason I ask is because one of my family members makes and sells leather belts, Cell phone covers wallets . I'm thinking he could make me what I'm looking for . He uses Cow Hide .

    BigBuck
     
  11. MN Hunter

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    He uses cowhide. Belts that are designed for holsters are different than any belt you will buy in a store. The are thicker and extremely stiff/rigid - to the point that they are uncomfortable when you first start using them - once they break in and conform to your body they are fine - still stiff but comfortable. They do a much better job of securing the holster wether its inside or outside the waistband.
     
  12. bigbuck

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    Thanks MN HUNTER, I was told that I may be able to split the leather belt and add a plastic liner of some sort to and then stitch the belt togehter , Is this how the special pistol belts are made I mean I've seen the whole side of a cow hide and I dont think that the stiffest part would be as stiff as what you guys are using I may be wrong though.

    BigBuck
     
  13. MN Hunter

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    My belt from Mitch is a solid one piece. Its been a long time since I did my research on belts - don't remember a whole lot anymore - I do know that some manufactures do put in inserts. I wish I could be of more help - I can only suggest you call and talk to a couple of different manufacturers. Mitch Rosen, Desantsis, Kramer, Milt Sparks... - all make good holsters. I don't own any Sparks holsters but I believe he does specialize in 1911 style guns.

    Just a little bit of a warning: Holsters are a very personal item. Fit and comfort are very much an individual thing. I know several people that carry - all of us have several holsters laying around that we thought would be the way to go. Its a little bit of a crap shoot until you can actually wear it. If you have any buddies that have holster I suggest you borrow one for a while - (days not hours).

    A suggestion - stay away from any middle/small of the back type holsters. They increase the risk of back injury if you happen to fall on them.
     
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  14. bigbuck

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    Thanks for all of your help and advice . I was kind of feeling like in the end I would have bought a few holsters I guess there is no way around the trial and error for some things .

    BigBuck