|01-16-2004, 07:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2002
Need an easy on / easy off holster for a 4" Kimber
I just started a new job this past week. Yay! Now maybe I can afford more toys! Unfortunately, I cannot risk getting fired and jeapordizing the family mortgage, and my employer has a fairly strict no-weapons policy. So, I need to be able to take off my 4" 1911 (Kimber Pro Eclipse) when I get out of my car, and put it back on when I get to my car to go home.
I think I have just specified a paddle type holster, but am open to all recommendations for a good, quality holster. I'd prefer something that I can just slip on, and slip off -- I think no belt loops because that, it seems to me, would just take longer to fasten, and I don't want to be seen in the parking lot dicking around for 20 - 30 seconds while I gear up after work. This holster would not be my primary holster -- that is my Milt Sparks VM2. This holster would be for go to work, come home from work, maybe run some errands on the way home from work. My concealment garment will either be a coat or a sportcoat or a suit coat. With a sport/suit coat... I don't think I want some big bulky type holster... so I don't know if that just ruled out a Fobus roto-paddle or not.
I prefer leather, but am open to kydex (or other materials if you can convince me). I would really like some kind of easy on / easy off IWB holster... but don't know if that is an oxymoron. I prefer to carry strongside, but maybe crossdraw is an option?
I have seen recommendations for the Kramer MSP, the Galco Pro Fed, and a Fobus roto-paddle. (But the Fobus may not carry as close to the body as I would like, esp. if I am wearing a suit.)
Because it has a re-inforced mouth, I have considered just wearing my MS VersaMax2 all day, but leaving the sidearm in my vehicle... except that I will probably not be wearing a sport/suitcoat all the time... and I think someone would notice an empty holster and wonder...
Does Lou make any paddle or easyon/easyoff 1911 holsters?
Many thanks in advance.
|01-19-2004, 02:17 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Tulsa, OK
I've got the CQC-S for my Glock 30, and it carries it very nicely. I also often carry a Kahr PM9 in one of Lou's Talon Plus IWB holsters. It's a no brainer to take on/off as well. Just loosen your belt, slide it in your waistband with a couple fingers holding the Talon clip out of the way as it passes under your belt, and retighten your belt. Easy as can be.
Other holsters I can comment on would include the Summer Special 2, which takes a few seconds longer than the Talon Plus (mainly because it snaps on), and is a little more sensitive to belt width changes. However, it's by far my favorite way to tote a 5" 1911. I've also used the Milt Sparks VM-2 IWB holster, and it's incredibly comfortable, but took me quite a while to get on/off. It's a wonderful holster, but probably not what you're looking for.
To summarize.. the CQC-S is the fastest for me to get on/off, but the Talon Plus is a close second.
|01-31-2004, 02:24 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2003
You might take a look at Spark's VM-II. You just slip it into your waistband, slide the two loops under the belt, snap them at the top, and you're done. They have a similar magazine pouch as well.
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