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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Big Bore Fan, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Big Bore Fan

    Big Bore Fan

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    I'm looking for a Kydex paddle holster for my officer sized STI. I like the idea of the Serpa and ALS but they don't seem to offer one specifically for the small 1911. I thought about maybe buying one or the other in a full size model and just cutting the end off with a dremel. Has anyone tried this before? I have not had the chance to actually hold either one in my hand to see if it's possible to do without hurting the lock.
     
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    The "lock" retains the weapon at the trigger guard. Your idea of
    simply trimming the muzzle length should be sound.
     

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    Actually I find the Fobus not all that bad for a LW sized Commander, CCO, or Officer. The offer it in different lengths.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    I like Blade-tech

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    I stoped by a local police equipment store last night on my way home and picked up a safariland als. Only had a few min to mess with it, so far I think this is the ticket. It didn't take long to get used to the lock and the draw is super smooth. Now lets see if I can trim it down without making it look ugly.

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    If you have a belt sander available ues that. A little at a time is the ticket.

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    Maybe it's just me..... but plastic guns get the plastic holsters. A nice steel 1911 gets leather.

    You've got lots of good choices already mentioned above. Good luck.
     
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    Just finished trimming up the ALS, thought you guys might want to see how it turned out. I'm pretty happy with it.
     
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    You did a great job, looks nice. Congrats!!
     
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    Thanks. Been wearing it all day.
     
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    I'd avoid the Sherpa like the plague. Comptac makes a nice paddle holster. People rag on the Fobus but I like it. Blade Tech is another good one too. Safariland is a nice choice if you need additional protection.
     
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    Jeremy,

    Good job, after all the intent is for no one to see it anyway.


    How did you end up shortening it?
     
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    Thanks, I used a small cutting wheel on a dremal. Then beveled the edges with sand paper. Used my calipers to measure and masking tape to cover the parts I wasn't cutting off.

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