Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania
    (Juniata County)
    Posts
    3,987
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Have one from simply rugged, and it has held up well, but has loosened up, and just does not hold the gun as tightly as I would wish.

    So Iím in the market for a new holster. Something that looks nice.
    "Cives Arma Ferant"

    "I know I'm not James Bond, that's why I don't keep a loaded gun under the pillow, or bang Russian spies on a regular basis." - GunLawyer001

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Hellertown, Pennsylvania
    (Northampton County)
    Posts
    310
    Rep Power
    3346205

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    https://www.miltsparks.com/products-55-bn.php

    Can't go wrong with a Sparks holster.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Hellertown, Pennsylvania
    (Northampton County)
    Posts
    310
    Rep Power
    3346205

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    https://www.miltsparks.com/products-55-bn.php

    Can't go wrong with a Sparks holster.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Richboro, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    2,216
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    I don't want to talk you out of buying a new toy but it is easy to shrink a holster to tighten it back up. Just soak it in warm water and let it dry in a warm place (not hot and not in the sun). I would try wetting just the interior first to make sure it doesn't shrink too much.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Somewhere, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    1,731
    Rep Power
    21474852

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    I'm a fan of the Askins Avenger style 1911 Holster. Bianchi created the original. Sadly, Bianchi/Safariland don't offer the #4 any longer. Looks like Bianchi has a new company offering the Avenger again, however.

    http://www.frontiergunleather.com/in...lcan-p35813695

    http://www.frontiergunleather.com/in...tegory=2239131
    Cause the good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Somewhere, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    1,731
    Rep Power
    21474852

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    I don't want to talk you out of buying a new toy but it is easy to shrink a holster to tighten it back up. Just soak it in warm water and let it dry in a warm place (not hot and not in the sun). I would try wetting just the interior first to make sure it doesn't shrink too much.
    Nah, fuck Simply Rugged. They are not to be trusted.
    Cause the good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    State College, Pennsylvania
    (Centre County)
    Age
    67
    Posts
    5,290
    Rep Power
    21474856

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    I would call Simply Rugged and ask them what to do. I have never had any problems with the ones I have bought over the years and the owner, Rob Leahy, takes his business seriously and may have a fix for you.
    Ron USAF Ret E-8 FFL01/SOT3 NRA Benefactor Member

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Somewhere, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    1,731
    Rep Power
    21474852

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Quote Originally Posted by Xringshooter View Post
    I would call Simply Rugged and ask them what to do. I have never had any problems with the ones I have bought over the years and the owner, Rob Leahy, takes his business seriously and may have a fix for you.
    He also likes to take customers' custom design work and sell it as his own without delivering the custom order to said customer. Fuck him.
    Cause the good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania
    (Juniata County)
    Posts
    3,987
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    I don't want to talk you out of buying a new toy but it is easy to shrink a holster to tighten it back up. Just soak it in warm water and let it dry in a warm place (not hot and not in the sun). I would try wetting just the interior first to make sure it doesn't shrink too much.
    I was concerned / under the impression that it has loosened because of exposure to water, but Ill try.
    "Cives Arma Ferant"

    "I know I'm not James Bond, that's why I don't keep a loaded gun under the pillow, or bang Russian spies on a regular basis." - GunLawyer001

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Richboro, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    2,216
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Need a new 1911 officer model leather holster

    Water can do two things. If you wet leather you can stretch and mold it to a shape and when it dries the leather retains that shape. But if it is wet and allowed to dry on its own it shrinks. You will need to experiment where and how much to soak it and sometimes the waterproof finishes complicate things. I would start by filling the holster with warm water and letting it soak for a few min. Then dump it out and let it dry. If it is still loose soak it longer next time. Too tight wrap your pistol in plastic wrap and let it sit for a few days (dry).

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Looking For Leather 1911 Holster
    By springfield24 in forum Open Carry
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: December 6th, 2010, 07:01 PM
  2. Leather Duty Holster for S&W Model 19/66
    By urbanamish99 in forum General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 6th, 2009, 11:37 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •