How To Wear A 1911 Holster?
What do you need to know about the holster?
The 1911 holster is an iconic firearm that has a place in history as one of the most popular handguns throughout the world, and it’s easy to see why. However, finding the perfect holster for your gun can be tricky business. If you’re looking for some fitting advice before purchasing a holster, then this post is for you!
It’s no secret that there are many ways to wear a holster, but let’s just take a moment to break things down and talk about the different styles of holsters.
The first and most important thing to know is that you should never snap your holster onto your gun. If you use a leather or nylon holster, it will force the gun into the most uncomfortable position if you use it this way. This can cause damage to the firearm in an entirely preventable way and is extremely unsafe.
Instead, always wear your holster on your belt like one would wear any other piece of leather or nylon clothing.
Choosing a 1911 holster
Now that you know how to wear a 1911 holster and are aware of the risks involved, let’s talk about how to properly choose a holster. You want to find as slim of a holster as possible that still contains all the necessary features.
Holster features that should be included are:
1). The ability to have weapon retention, so your gun doesn’t fall out on accident while wearing it. Some holsters offer retention as part of their design and some do not (which I suggest avoiding if possible.)
2). A snug fit so your gun stays in your waistband and doesn’t bump around too much. Some holsters are designed with this in mind, while others are not. If you can’t find a holster that fits your gun like a glove, then I suggest asking about the retention as some holsters come with an adjustable strap to tighten the fit around your waist.
3). A good grip on your gun. Some holsters are made from material that grips onto your gun in places other than the belt but I would still advise against this if at all possible. Personally, I would recommend a good leather holster for this reason.
4). Sturdy and reliable design. You want something made with quality materials and sturdy enough to hold onto the gun without causing any discomfort or damage to the firearm itself.
The thing that makes 1911 so great is its versatility. In fact, there are more than 1,000 variations in design from multiple manufacturers such as Colt, Kimber, Browning, and SIG Sauer. All of these variations come with specific features depending on your needs and priorities.1911 holster comes with a variety of designs. Some are more pistol specific while others can cater to more than one handgun. Despite the versatility of 1911, there is a common denominator among all of its designs: the strong thumb push-button lock which locks the firearm in the holster making it very secure yet still allowing easy access.