Sig C3 Holster options?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by infiniti0505, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Does anyone have any input on a IWB holster for a Sig C3? I would prefer leather due to how comfortable it is. I have done a good amount of research on this and cannot find any solid answers. Any input would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!

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  2. You have to be careful with sigs, I carry my rcs in a minatuar from comp tac. It fits fine. The holster is half leather half kydex. I found most leather will stretch to fit but most kydex your out of luck.
  3. Thanks for the info. It seems as though this is a common problem with owning a Sig 1911. Are the summer specials decent holsters? I was also looking at the Galco N3. My price range is around $100.
  4. You might also check down in The Want Ads. I've noticed a couple of guys down there make horsehide/kydex or leather/kydex holsters. Prices look pretty reasonable and maybe one of them can fit that Sig.
  5. Yes Milt Sparks has one of the best reputations they're much better made then any Galco holster IMO.

    The Summer Special is the holster Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch uses.

    Here's an article with Clint talking about holsters. View attachment AHJF11.pdf
  6. MarkCO

    Millennium Member CLM

    Sparks are some of the best around and the Summer special is very good. From Brownells, you get a holster that most wait 6 months or more for. Kramer is a bit more than your budget, but very good horsehide holsters.

    I am not a fan of the N3. It is not stable enough for me and rides up when you sit.
  7. Thank you for the info! I need a holster to accommodate my waist also, that was the problem with other IWB holstes I have owned. They just did not feel right. That is why I am so confused on which one will work. Size 30 pants :)
  8. One of the most important factors in carrying is what belt you use a good belt makes all the difference in the world.
  9. MarkCO

    Millennium Member CLM

    Proceed immediately to the nearest Winchells and pig out. You need to develop a tactical belly!

    What TacticalBlack said...good belt is paramount to good fit and comfort. The Wilderness style belts are okay (about $40), but most people can't get away with them all the time. A good leather belt will be at least $50, probably more like $75 and up.
  10. HAHAHA even if I tried to get a tactical belly, it wouldnt happen.
    I do have a thick US post certified belt (whatever that means)
    But my main issue is that I am so skeptical on which holsters will work with my waist. Most reviews I see of holsters are people that are big guys. Which doesnt help me much figuring Im 5 7 and 155.
  11. MarkCO

    Millennium Member CLM

    Honestly, the Sparks Summer Special is very good. I have one and I have several freidns who do as well, from thin to thick, they all like it.
  12. Do they make that holster in Black?
  13. There's plenty of people with smaller waist that can wear a IWB holster here's a couple pictures from the web I don't see why it would make any difference your waist size.


  14. MarkCO

    Millennium Member CLM

    Yep, but with a 6-8 month wait from Sparks, if you can even get on the backorder list.

    I'd get this one and take it to a local cobbler and get it dyed if you have to have black.
  15. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

    summer specials are awesome. i carry in an original SS quite a bit:

    #16 nolt, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  16. Im going to try and find a nice SS or Alessi Holster on the forums. If not I will just buy the ugly tan SS and dye it tacticool black :)
    #17 infiniti0505, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  17. Just ordered the SS 2! Thanks for all the help!
  18. Let us know how it works for a skinny guy. :cool:
    #19 Tactical black, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  19. I ended up having a local holster maker make one for me. I am very happy with it & my C3 fits like a glove.

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