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I am looking for a leather holster for my new Ruger SR1911

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by jrprich, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a leather holster for my new Ruger SR1911.
    I seem to prefer the pancake style with a thumb break.
    I am looking holsters like these and wondering if anyone owns one of this type and has pros/cons. This would not be for concealed carry duty.
    DeSantis Right Hand - Black - Cocked & Locked Thumb Break Scabbard 1CLBA85Z0
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I am not a big fan of DeSantis, i don't think they are sticheded as well as could be. The first one of there I had was not well made and did not fit well, stiching cam apart in a fairly short period of time. I currently use a TAGUE and consider them a bit better then Galco
  3. DBagnall

    DBagnall SALEM Member

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    I haven't had a whole lot of experience with some of the makers out there as I usually end up making my own holsters. That being said, I did use my brother-in-laws Bianchi CarryLok Hip Holster for my 1911 until I could get one of my own made. I am not a fan of thumb breaks myself so the retention mechanism on the Bianchi actually suited me pretty well. The leather was decent and the stitching pretty sturdy. I would agree with MarkAd on the DeSantis, I have handled their holsters and have never been all that impressed, they seem almost flimsy, especially compared to Galco or Bianchi. Here is a link to that Bianchi Model 82  CarryLok™ Hip Holster Bianchi Leather Holsters

    Good luck!
  4. wongjc213

    wongjc213 angeles city New Member

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    Hello jrprich,

    Here's a link if your looking for gun accessories "zahal.org". You can always choose and buy accessories here. Hope this helps!

    glock accessories
  5. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Give Galco a look.
  6. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Check out Milt Sparks 60TK Its an open top holster but all of the Milt Sparks Holster have great retention built in.
  7. jsa

    jsa N. Seattle New Member

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    I use a Galco Concealable without thumbbreak for both a 5" Govt. and a 3.5" Officer. I also have the Galco Fletch with snap/thumbbreak for a 4" Commander that I carry in the woods. Both are great and very secure. I use the Concealable for everyday carry when weather is cooler and clothes a little heavier. I also use the Galco Summer Special for IWB carry and it's fantasic for the Officer and the Govt models when things are a little warmer but then go to a Sig P238 in a De Santis IWB for shorts and T-shirt weather with a light button up camp shirt over all.
    Good luck and you can't go wrong with Galco. I've found that Optics Planet has the best prices on Galco for mail order and if they have what you want in stock, then Wholesale Sports for the walk-in cash only customer will beat any retail store price..