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Old 01-22-2013, 05:06 PM
Cousy Cousy is offline
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Low cost thigh holster?

Does anyone know of a good full size 1911 thigh holster that is around 50 bucks or less? I think this would be a good solution for carrying a .45 while working on my farm. I routinely see some pretty brazen coyotes while on the tractor that are well within handgun range. I would prefer something fit for the 1911 rather than a one size fits all approach.

I've looked at the Blackhawk offering on Midway but don't want to go $100 deep if it doesn't suit me.

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:16 PM
navman navman is offline
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After wearing one during a full work up cycle and deployment to the sandbox....ditch the thigh rig when doing physical labor. A comfortable OWB belt holster is a much better option.

Thigh rigs tend to shift and rub causing irritation and discomfort, distracting from the work at hand. A low slung western style Belt holster may be a better idea.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:17 PM
Cousy Cousy is offline
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I certainly respect the opinion of someone who's worn one in those conditions. Thank you. I was worried about sweat and mobility with an OWB holster since I would be on the farm while carrying, but I'll have to admit that I've never worn one. It's always been IWB for me. I may browse through the OWB sticky thread for some ideas.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:33 PM
Hawkeye fan Hawkeye fan is offline
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Do not buy cheap. You have a lot of money in a 1911 get a good holster. Get a Safariland and unless you're wearing full plate armor no real need for a drop holster. Even then you really don't need a drop holster. I put the spacer kit on my holster and just moved it out a little to ensure I'd clear the vest. On my last deployment I saw guys with their drop holster almost to their knees and when running the thing would walk all over their leg. Just my two cents.
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