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Old 01-27-2020, 05:46 AM
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Recommendations for non-printing OWB leather ???

Good morning folks.

I find myself carrying one of my commanders more often than anything else. I'm also kicking the tires on a pair of CCO-sized pistolas, too.

I have IWB leather covered but wanted some comfortable OWB leather and was hoping to find something that kept the gun in tight at 3:00-4:00-ish and didn't print badly.

Typical casual wear is t-shirt underneath then either an untucked golf or Columbia fishing shirt covering the holster.

Other times I'll have a light sport coat over a button-down shirt.




Some of the models I've considered were Kramer OWB and Wilson Combat Lo-Profile & Lo-Profile II (not sure the actual maker).

I've also thought about Tucker HF-1, but wasn't sure about "bulk" of the holster printing through thin cover shirts/jackets.


Thanks for your help......you fine folks were the ones who put me on the Criterion path early on....and now have three of them, lol. Super leather that conceals wonderfully with the above shirts/jackets, but I'm hoping for the comfort of OWB as well.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:26 AM
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Some of the models I've considered were Kramer OWB and Wilson Combat Lo-Profile & Lo-Profile II (not sure the actual maker).
I don't know if anything will be "non-printing", but a pancake, like those two, is probably as good a choice as any.

I have a High Noon Slide Guard ( https://www.highnoonholsters.com/lea...ty/slide-guard ) that is good, though I'd probably pick the Topless ( https://www.highnoonholsters.com/lea...e-duty/topless ) model if I were to do it again. While comfortable, the very tall sweat shield compromises my "full firing grip" which is why I look for shorter or no sweat shields these days.

Other well known pancakes

Sparks I-Bak https://www.miltsparks.com/products-i-bak.php

Rosen 5JR in Full Detail and Express lines https://mitchrosen.com

Ritchie Belt Speed Scabbard http://www.ritchieholsters.com/catal...speed-scabbard

Simply Rugged Cuda https://www.simplyrugged.com/ecommer...407&parent=669

Lobo Enhanced Pancake https://lobogunleather.com/owb-outsi...anced-pancake/
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:35 AM
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Thank you very much, JTQ.


I'd no idea that Lobo was still making holsters. Followed your link and was pleasantly surprised to see new owners rolling along with Ray still on staff. AWESOME. I have one of the Enhanced Pancakes a snubbie .357 wheelgun. Had it for years. Very nice holster.

One for 1911 with a slide shield would be mighty nice...as well as the Enhanced Magazine Holder (dual).

You may have have solved things nicely for me.


Thanks again.








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Old 01-27-2020, 10:41 AM
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An Askins Avenger type holster may work for you
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:47 AM
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I have had very good luck with a pancake for years with the same sort of clothing you describe.
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:02 PM
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Another for you

I have a few of the J111's from Jason Winnie, superb quality. Link:
http://www.jasonwinnie.com/concealme...eatured&page=1
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:00 PM
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The OP needs to merely look in the OWB topic and pick any of those where the belt looks are at or below the trigger guard.
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:43 PM
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No hard and fast rules can be applied here......your build, how you wear your pants, your cover material.

Pretty difficult for anyone to ‘not print’ a Commander OWB with nothing but light shirts, but it is possible.

The good news is there are many fine holster choices out there. I personally have pretty good luck with some of the 5.11 casual ****s one size larger and a Sparks 55BN, but YMMV.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:29 PM
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A high ride pancake would conceal it, I have one for a 4"686 revolver and it conceals really well but I won't call it comfortable.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:11 PM
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Iím a fan of Mitch Rosen. I have a few if his high rise holsters.


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Old 01-27-2020, 11:23 PM
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I've used Kramer's horsehide belt scabbards for years. They carry snug, are extremely thin yet strong, and hold the gun securely.
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:11 AM
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I stumbled across this by accident and it is my favorite holster of all time.

The Bianchi P.I.

It's a pancake holster.
It's cut for a commander length , though a full size or compact can work in it.
It has a bit more rake than the FBI tilt, so it it can be used as a small of back .
But I find just behind my hip is great.
The extra rake presents the grip at a better angle and it also makes the overall height of the rig shorter.
So the bottom of the holster isn't digging into your car seat.

I bought mine on Amazon and Midway also handles them.
Use your credit card points and it you can probably get it free, like I did.
https://www.amazon.com/Bianchi-Holst...2&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Picture isn't correct, shaped like a commander.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:41 AM
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I have a Simply Rugged Cuda & Defcon 3. They are pancakes & don't print. The trick to limiting printing is wearing the cover shirt, vest, sweatshirt, etc, at least one size larger than normal. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:55 PM
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Most OWB carry of a 4-5" 1911 will print to some degree, at some point, under all but the heaviest (like parka heavy) clothing. It is what it is. The question becomes 'why does it really matter....?'
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:49 PM
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Wright Leather Works pancake.
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