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Old 03-25-2018, 11:15 PM
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1911 Duty Holsters

By policy we have to carry Level 3 retention however requests for others can be approved by the Chief.

While Safariland 6360 (wonder if there will be a 7360) is the standard, my speed out of this holster is about .5+ slower than an open top. More on the plus side.

I have large hands and I am finding that if I go straight down on a 6360, my hand web catches high on the grip safety and I feel a funky grip.

I slid my holster slightly forward on the belt to minimize and working on automaticity with this set up.

However I am wondering is there a certain duty holster with at least two levels of retention that will improve speed on the draw but still have ease of use with levels of retention.

LBPD images show officers with 6360s but their Chief appears to have a traditional thumb break style.

I hope Safariland comes out with a 73 series for the 1911, but if you utilize something else for Sam Browne rig.... please let me know. Pics would be a plus.

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Old 03-28-2018, 12:17 AM
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What about their 6390 ALS holster then add the ALS guard to bring it up to level II retention?
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:28 PM
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The Safariland rep is supposed to come see me. Glad I am not holding my breath.

I think he mentioned that set up.

2018 Shot Show video of Safariland said they were making a 7TS holster for a 1911, I don't know which particular model.

the first few minutes talk about the holster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qraGBhjMpo&t=151s

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Old 03-28-2018, 11:44 PM
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I've shot IDPA with Bobby. Nice guy

I carry my Operator in an older style 6280, I hate the secondary ALS because its extremely hard to draw weak hand and I had to really work my thumb to get it back to the safety after drawing. I know its only a tiny bit of distancel but it still never felt right to me so I stayed with the older style.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:46 AM
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Mark,

what is the leather duty holster of choice over on the west side?

based on photos I see of Chiefs or Admin, they are packing some sort of thumb break leather.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:34 PM
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Most of the old timers will carry some sort of swivel, its sort of an LAPD icon. Goes back to the clamshell days.
http://alfonsosgunleather.com/index....lster-354.html

Younger guys all carry the 63XX/62XX Safariland.

Those in the middle will have a thumb break of some sort, the Davis is highly thought of.

http://davisleathercompany.com/duty/
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:46 PM
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LAPD is big on the swivel, and they run a bunch of different holsters in specific units/circumstances. When I was taking the LAPD 1911 class they had some Blade-Tech drop rigs, swivels, a couple thumb-break duty holsters, and a couple more modern SLS rigs.

I run 6280s with my 1911s. I have three... A basketweave that will accommodate both a railed or non-railed 1911 without a light, an STX Tactical for a 1911 with no rail, and another STX Tac for my Dan Wesson with a Surefire X300U and DG switch.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:49 AM
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thanks for the info.
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:18 PM
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Safariland does offer a 1911 government model holster in the model 7378 7TS. It’s a concealment holster but the mounting holes should line up with the universal belt loop.

http://www.safariland.com/products/h...t3rpff5k28rc8n
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:30 PM
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thanks for the info.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:10 PM
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Received the new Surefire X300U-B in 1000 lumens today and Safariland 6360 ALS holster for it.

1000 lumens is bright as hell.






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Old 12-10-2018, 11:13 PM
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Nice set up.

Let us know how that 1000 Lumens works for you in a pistol setting.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:23 AM
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WOW 1000 Lumens?!?!?!

I've got to say from what little time I have using something that bright it almost seems like too much light. When outdoors there are few drawbacks. Indoors in a whole nother matter.

Small apartments/heavy clutter caused the light to reflex back and was almost blinding to me. I went back to a 500 lumen TLR-1. It really depends on where you work and how you expect to use your light. Having a 2 level setting might be something worthwhile, 500 for indoors and 1000 for outdoors.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:37 PM
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If you must have a Level-III, checkout the Safariland SSIII. I have used one for 25-years and really like its draw speed. It comes in two shank lengths, but is sort of a high-ride.

If you can get away w/ a Level-II, I recently went old-school and use a Ted Blocker model-SW402. It is a lo-ride, swivel holster.

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Old 01-22-2019, 11:32 AM
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Here is a Safariland SSIII. I have been wearing this type of holster for >25-years w/ either a 1911 or Tupperware.

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Old 01-22-2019, 11:39 PM
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:58 PM
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I like both holsters that I previously showed, but stopped wearing Safariland because my elbow was continually getting banged by the butt. I like the Ted Blocker, but it is a lot of leather and is heavy, so I just moved to this AE Nelson #708. It is a muzzle-forward holster (you can get it at any angle), and is advertised as being Level-II, but I have my doubts. So far, it is comfortable and light.



Just went thru ALICE instructor school, so I learned that 95% of all school shooters work alone. However, I got to wandering if carrying more than 3-mags might a good idea as I work alone at a school and help is >10-minutes away. Sooo, I bought this AE Nelson, quad mag pouch. It is a chunk of lead, but it also balances out my holster and I don't feel the weight. This gives me 7-mags, totaling 57-rounds of .45ACP. I wear the mag pouch on the left rear.

Opinions from others who wear the uniform are welcome.

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Old 08-21-2019, 10:02 PM
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^^^nice.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:22 PM
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Kevin

When LAPD authorized 45s for general field use after the North Hollywood Shootout total loadout was a big question.

Most officers were carrying Beretta or Smith 9s, 15 round mags with one in the chamber. Normally 2 spares in front and one in mid-back between the cuff cases for a total load of 61.

The Smith and Betetta 45s were both 8 round mags. Some guys right off the bat went with some sort of 4 mag pouch for a total load of 41. The general opinion was fewer but bigger rounds evened things out.

Before long small stature officers, myself included, stated feeling the weight from all that lead day in and day out. I've gone to 3 spares, two up front and a second double pouch, one mag and one Leatherman tool, behind my radio at the 7 position. Of course I'm now mainly a desk jockey and only work the field during special events or overtime details.

Nowadays with Active Shooter on everyone's mind I would consider some sort of "Go bag" with spare mags, trauma dressings etc. This way you have the extra gear if you need it but your not carrying the weight on your belt all the time. I carry a small bag on my passenger seat when I work the field,

https://www.uspeacekeeper.com/collec...eployment-pack

It carries my rifle mags, two spare 1911 mags and enough first aid gear to be useful. Some guys go heavy with a 6 mag bag, but I prefer to be lighter.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:36 AM
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Y'all are probably going to throw rocks, but I have changed my set up.

I too am a desk driver in Patrol Admin and want to buy something sort of fancy for me to commemorate 30 years this Nov.

I want a ACW Commander and have sold quite a few guns to raise the cash. Two of them were my latest 1911s for duty carry.

I am almost there ($$$$)

While I doubt I will carry the ACW for duty.... it may show up on dress down Fridays.

So... I have settle on this for duty carry. I like to be different as I was the only packing 1911 and now Pizza Shooter. I still have my MCOP that I need to bring out of retirement. The dept will have one more transition to 9mm from 45 and we are out of the .45 issuance. We still have quite a bit of ammo should I want to go back to my MCOP.

Here is my Supreme (thin crust) 92GLTT

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Old 08-22-2019, 01:26 AM
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Nothing wrong with the Beretta. It's both accurate and reliable. I carried one in the Corps and my first 3 years on the job. It's a good choice for uniform duty carry. Just a little bulky for off duty/plain clothes.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:23 AM
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Nothing personal guys, but no Pizza Guns or Jello molds for me. I started my career carrying American-made steel in the Army, and am finishing-up doing the same.

I do need a recommendation for a Leatherman tool carrier as the non-leather one I use now is wearing out. May try a mag pouch, unless someone has another recommendation.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:53 PM
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Checking to see if anyone has any insight on a Safariland ALS holster for a 1911 with TLR-1? Safariland website does not list holster in that setup. Any help would be awesome.

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Old 09-12-2019, 01:06 AM
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Checking to see if anyone has any insight on a Safariland ALS holster for a 1911 with TLR-1? Safariland website does not list holster in that setup. Any help would be awesome.

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I will test my MCOP, TLR-1 and 6360 marked for X200/300 in the morning and report back to you.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:15 AM
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The Safariland 6280 fits my Sig Tacops and TRL-1 HL
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