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  • MrBigIron

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    I saw a recent thread here about IWB holsters, but I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good OWB holster for my (5") Springfield 1911?

    The thing is, I don't normally wear a belt. Is there a good option in OWB leather without having to wear a belt? Like a nice leather holster with a synthetic paddle that anchors IWB? Or should I just man-up and wear a belt?


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    MrBigIron

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    Aye-aye. So with a belt, do you 1911 guys have a favorite OWB rig? I prefer the brown leather and would like to keep it around 40-50 bucks if possible.


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    Andy

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    Is there a good option in OWB leather without having to wear a belt?
    In a word, no. Not if you want the holster to stay attached to your pants during the draw, anyway.

    I carry mine in a South African clone of the Milt Sparks 55BN, but that might not be of much practical use to you - there's a long wait for those. I would, however, urge you not to cheap out - get something decent like Ryan Grizzle's Working Man
     

    Byrd666

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    I would go with a custom made leather OWB belt holster. That way you specify Exactly which gun, style of holster, color, belt size, cant, border stitching, etc. I love a natural finish, or a saddle tan on my holsters, but, they tend to draw a bit more attention to me if I accidentally show my rig when I'm wearing darker shirts/colored clothing. So my choice is normally black for my EDC holster(s). And when you pair that with a well made belt that will not only support the weight but, balance it your hip and help distribute the weight around a bit, it can actually be quite comfortable for all day carry.

    The guy that made my last two holsters is up in Oklahoma and does very good work. - Concealed carry holsters from Jeffrey Custom Leather concealment gear - Unfortunately, a custom holster is going to cost quite a bit more than 50 bucks. But, in my opinion, it's money Very well spent.
     

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