Who makes a good thumb break holster?

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:08 pm

El Paso Saddlery makes some good holsters.

Their Sky Six works well for me.

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Take Down Sicko » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:25 pm

RD Warren made a shield holster for my 9mm. He will make one with or without thumb break and they are amoung the best. Only paid 95 dollars and took less than 10 days to receive. Great deal for a good custom made leather holster. I think i put a picture up a few months ago on one of the holster threads.


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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby 1911 10MM » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:03 am

Take Down Sicko wrote:RD Warren made a shield holster for my 9mm. He will make one with or without thumb break and they are amoung the best. Only paid 95 dollars and took less than 10 days to receive. Great deal for a good custom made leather holster. I think i put a picture up a few months ago on one of the holster threads.


He won't make one for 1911s with a thumb break anymore because of the different safeties. I was going to have one made for my 3" 1911 and he told me he didn't do thumb breaks anymore.

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Take Down Sicko » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:35 am

1911 10MM wrote:
Take Down Sicko wrote:RD Warren made a shield holster for my 9mm. He will make one with or without thumb break and they are amoung the best. Only paid 95 dollars and took less than 10 days to receive. Great deal for a good custom made leather holster. I think i put a picture up a few months ago on one of the holster threads.


He won't make one for 1911s with a thumb break anymore because of the different safeties. I was going to have one made for my 3" 1911 and he told me he didn't do thumb breaks anymore.




Awww. Sorry to hear that. The one he made for me has the thumb break. Its my favorite holster of the six that i have for the same gun. I have the smith and wesson shield though.


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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby 1911 10MM » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:43 pm

Pawpaw wrote:El Paso Saddlery makes some good holsters.

Their Sky Six works well for me.

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You don't carry cocked and locked?


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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby WTR » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:53 pm

1911 10MM wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:El Paso Saddlery makes some good holsters.

Their Sky Six works well for me.

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You don't carry cocked and locked?


I believe that is an El Paso Saddlery photo.

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Pawpaw » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:12 pm

WTR wrote:
1911 10MM wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:El Paso Saddlery makes some good holsters.

Their Sky Six works well for me.

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You don't carry cocked and locked?


I believe that is an El Paso Saddlery photo.

Bingo! (I may be dumb, but I ain't stupid!) ;-)
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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby 1911 10MM » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:57 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
WTR wrote:
1911 10MM wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:El Paso Saddlery makes some good holsters.

Their Sky Six works well for me.

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You don't carry cocked and locked?


I believe that is an El Paso Saddlery photo.

Bingo! (I may be dumb, but I ain't stupid!) ;-)


I guess the next question would be is it made to carry cocked and locked.

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Pawpaw » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:11 pm

1911 10MM wrote:I guess the next question would be is it made to carry cocked and locked.

If it wasn't, I never would have bought it. ;-)

This one is mine:
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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby 1911 10MM » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:12 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
1911 10MM wrote:I guess the next question would be is it made to carry cocked and locked.

If it wasn't, I never would have bought it. ;-)

This one is mine:


Just making sure as some people carry hammer down and the picture showed that as well. I have been thinking about one but haven't ever bought from El Paso.

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby karder » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:47 am

I just got a galco silhouette high ride holster for my GP100 Match Champion. It arrived in 3 days and the fit is perfect. Normally, with galco, I have to stretch them and work the retention strap before they fit right, but not this time. It was a perfect fit and I carried it concealed all weekend with no problem. I do like having the thumb break on a larger revolver holster. The snap breaks so cleanly and naturally, that I don't worry about it hindering my draw. It is nice to have a big .357 on my hip from time to time.

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Bitter Clinger » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:38 pm

1911 10MM wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
WTR wrote:
1911 10MM wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:El Paso Saddlery makes some good holsters.

Their Sky Six works well for me.

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You don't carry cocked and locked?


I believe that is an El Paso Saddlery photo.

Bingo! (I may be dumb, but I ain't stupid!) ;-)


I guess the next question would be is it made to carry cocked and locked.


Gentlemen:

Thanks for the tip on el Paso Saddlery! Just ordered my first thumb break 1911 holster from them. Should be here by end of September.
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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Pawpaw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:37 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:Gentlemen:

Thanks for the tip on el Paso Saddlery! Just ordered my first thumb break 1911 holster from them. Should be here by end of September.
MUCH APPRECIATED!

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Just in case you don't know, the holster will be very tight and the thumb break hard to snap, at first. The fastest way to loosen the holster is to drop an unloaded pistol into a thin sock and then holster it and force the thumb break to snap. Leave it that way overnight & then test it. If it needs more time, you'll know.
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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Bitter Clinger » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Bitter Clinger wrote:Gentlemen:

Thanks for the tip on el Paso Saddlery! Just ordered my first thumb break 1911 holster from them. Should be here by end of September.
MUCH APPRECIATED!

:tiphat:

Just in case you don't know, the holster will be very tight and the thumb break hard to snap, at first. The fastest way to loosen the holster is to drop an unloaded pistol into a thin sock and then holster it and force the thumb break to snap. Leave it that way overnight & then test it. If it needs more time, you'll know.


Got it! Looks great, perfect fit! Ready for trip to West Texas!!!

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Re: Who makes a good thumb break holster?

Postby Jusme » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
Bitter Clinger wrote:Gentlemen:

Thanks for the tip on el Paso Saddlery! Just ordered my first thumb break 1911 holster from them. Should be here by end of September.
MUCH APPRECIATED!

:tiphat:

Just in case you don't know, the holster will be very tight and the thumb break hard to snap, at first. The fastest way to loosen the holster is to drop an unloaded pistol into a thin sock and then holster it and force the thumb break to snap. Leave it that way overnight & then test it. If it needs more time, you'll know.


Got it! Looks great, perfect fit! Ready for trip to West Texas!!!

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Looks great!! Now you need a tooled belt, and a new pair of boots to wear with it!! :mrgreen:
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