SA1911A1 Mil Spec Holster

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1911' started by eluterio, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. eluterio

    eluterio New Member

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    Today, I got together with a fellow Marine for a hunt. My side arm was Babydoll (SA1911A1 Mil Spec). I decided to use the holster that came with Babydoll. My partner rolled with the same weapon but did not use the same holster. We were in and out of bush. Humping up and down some steep hills. Babydoll never came out; unless, I pulled her out. Plus, I used a ten round mag.
     
  2. carpriver

    carpriver New Member

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    Sounds like it worked for you, was there a problem?
     

  3. eluterio

    eluterio New Member

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    Carpriver,

    No problems. I was just giving a review because some other sites complained about the usability of the holster that came with Baby Doll.

    Semper Fi!:)
     
  4. Balota

    Balota Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I used the holster that came with my XDm for quite a while, mostly for IDPA. It's an OWB paddle holster and not too suitable for concealed carry unless you wear a shooting vest most of the time.

    When Oklahoma passed OC, I started to OC and used the simple holster that SA provided with the gun. Finally started worrying about retention and got a Safariland ALS holster, which is what I use most days at home.

    When I travel, I CC since some states don't allow OC. Then I use something similar to Milt Sparks Summer Special.

    http://www.miltsparks.com/Summer_Spec.htm

    Just something you might want to look into if you prefer CC.
     
  5. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I had no problem with the freebie holster, but I found a mint late-40's Brauer Bros. basketweave holster with latigo lacing at a junk shop, so if I ever carry one of mine I'll be doing it in style... Guess I have to take a picture! El Paso Saddlery makes some really nice holsters for the 1911. They had a bad rep for a while, but I can vouch for their current output being very high quality.
     
  6. WCM1911SAloaded

    WCM1911SAloaded New Member

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    I just recieved my Crossbreed Supertuck today and first impressions are very good. It's very comfortable and like the cant adjustability. I didn't spend for the horsehide but went with the hard rolled cowhide and am very impressed. Would definately recommend
     
  7. Balota

    Balota Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you intend to tuck your shirt in, make sure you spend some time doing dry fire draw practice. I found that I was unable to clear my clothing to get access to the gun when tucked. I totally destroyed one shirt trying to learn the process. My normal clothing is business casual, which is tucked in. After a whole day of practice I tried timing 10 attempts to draw. 7 of 10 I was unable to get the shirt out of the way in a single pull. The other 3 still averaged 5 seconds.

    Now I either wear a baggy polo shirt untucked, or I tuck in behind the holster and blouse the shirt tail so that it covers the gun and holster.

    Figure out what works for you, then practice that carry arrangement a lot.