STI Escort Holster Recommendations?

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  • cjklekar

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    Hello from Luling...
    I recently acquired a new STI Escort for off-duty carry. So, I'm in the market for an IWB or OWB holster for this fine, little pistol.

    Have any members had any successes in this arena? I'm not sure if a holster made for a Colt Officer's Model will fit this pistol. I think the STI frame length may be a little shorter...

    I am very hesitant about putting this pistol in a man-made/Kydex material type holster. I'm old school, i.e., leather; I like Mr. Lou Alessi's holsters, but the wait time is a little longer than I'd like.

    Any recommendations are welcome.
     
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    PICS? I was jut looking at an escort the other day in a gun shop. i though it felt really good in hand. would love to go to the range with one. Sorry no help on the holster but congrats on the Escort!
     

    cjklekar

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    PICS? I was jut looking at an escort the other day in a gun shop. i though it felt really good in hand. would love to go to the range with one. Sorry no help on the holster but congrats on the Escort!

    Your wish will be my command. I'm at home recovering from some major surgery, so I'll have plenty of time to shoot some 'lovely' pics of it.

    Give me a few moments, & I'll shoot some pics & post 'em.
     

    cjklekar

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    Okay, Funkybassplayer, here they are...

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    SIG_Fiend

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    Judging by the couple I've handled, they appear to be close enough to the size of a Defender, that I'm sure many holsters for Defender's will work. As far as some of the more form fitting designs out there though, I'm not entirely sure so don't take my word for it. ;)

    Nice gun BTW! I love those things. I really need to get one for a carry gun.
     
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    The photograph below shows a Horseshoe Leather Products #28S Covert holster. Although the pistol pictured is a Colt New Agent, the STI Escort will fit beautifully in this holster.

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    A direct link to Mr. Andy Arratoonian's web site is provided below..

    Holsters for Handguns, Firearms and Concealment at holsters.org

    Additionally, I also own a Galco Concealable holster for a 3" barreled 1911 that is quite comfortable.
     

    cjklekar

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    Ah, Mr. Clark...to what do I owe this honor!?!

    Rio Vista Slim, I am honored to have a response from you regarding this thread.

    I recognize the holster from the article you penned about the Escort. In fact, your article pushed me in that direction to purchase the Escort.

    I'll start looking at Mr. Andy Arratoonian's stuff. Thanks for the info.

    BTW, Rio Vista Slim's article can be found at the M-1911 Pistols Organization's e-zine.
     

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    Sweet gun!
    Here is a youtube link about kydex holsters:

    YouTube - Why you don't use a kydex paddle holster


    That was a FOBUS holster. They are plain plastic and of shoddy construction. Big difference from some of the reputable kydex holster makers out there like Comp Tac, Blade Tech, Blackhawk SERPA's, etc. Also, paddle holsters in general are not nearly as secure on your belt as with a standard belt loop type of mounting platform. Some are better than others, but that's just the physical reality of the situation with paddles in general. Again, Fobus is cheap, pure and utter crap. I will pay you $100 if you can manage to get my SERPA off me with the belt platform (not the paddle). I seriously think I could probably support my entire body weight suspended from a tree and it would still hold. Hmm, methinks I might have to do a test. ;)
     

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