Choosing the Perfect 1911 Holster for You

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Leather 1911 OWB Holster | Western Gun Holster for 1911 – Hellhound Leather  CoThe 1911 holster owb is one of the most iconic handguns in history and has been a staple of American law enforcement since its introduction. However, with that popularity comes a lot of options when it comes to holsters. There are many different forms and styles available, so it can be difficult to know where to start or where exactly you should go next. We’ve compiled this guide to help you choose the perfect 1911 holster for your needs!

The Basics of 1911 Holsters

So you’ve decided to buy a 1911 holster, but what exactly is a 1911 holster? Well, it’s pretty simple: there are two categories of holsters. The first category is outside the waistband (OWB) and the second category is inside the waistband (IWB).

There are also three different types of holsters: open, closed and retention. Open holsters will have one or more straps that run from your hip to the gun itself; closed ones cover just about all of your weapon except for its muzzle end; retention holsters come with extra padding on their strap(s) which keeps everything snugly in place during use so that nothing can slip out during active defense situations like running away from someone trying to mug/shoot/stab you!

Comfort, Concealability and Retention

  • Comfort: Is the holster comfortable to wear?
  • Concealability: Can you hide your weapon effectively in the holster?
  • Retention: How well does the holster hold your firearm securely in place when it’s not in use, so that it doesn’t fall out or come loose during normal use (i.e., when you’re carrying).

The Common Types of 1911 Holsters

There are several different types of holsters out there, and each one has a different purpose. You can wear a holster in different positions on your body, some with clothing or under your clothes. This can be helpful when you’re out in public, as well as if you want to conceal carry without drawing attention to yourself.

There are also various levels of concealability that come with each type of holster design (and if I’m honest—there’s no right way or wrong way). If you’ve got time on your side and don’t mind spending it learning more about this topic before investing in one particular model then go ahead and experiment!

How does a 1911 holster work?

A 1911 holster is a cover for your gun. It has a retention device that holds the gun in place and allows you to draw it quickly and safely. You can choose between three different types of holsters: paddle, belt loop or drop leg.

Paddle holsters sit on top of your waistband so that they’re out of sight when not in use; this allows you to wear them inside or outside the waistband depending on what feels most comfortable for you. Belt loops are typically attached to one side of your belt with an adjustable strap; this makes them easy-to-use but not as secure as some other options like drop leg attachments (which attach via metal tabs).

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