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Big Bore Fan
10-28-2012, 19:03
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.

10-29-2012, 02:11
The "lock" retains the weapon at the trigger guard. Your idea of
simply trimming the muzzle length should be sound.

10-29-2012, 04:51
Get the "slide" version or one in COO size. Adjustable tension vs ALS.


10-29-2012, 14:21
Actually I find the Fobus not all that bad for a LW sized Commander, CCO, or Officer. The offer it in different lengths.

10-30-2012, 06:51
I like Blade-tech

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Big Bore Fan
10-30-2012, 07:26
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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10-30-2012, 07:31
If you have a belt sander available ues that. A little at a time is the ticket.

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10-30-2012, 07:34
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.

Big Bore Fan
10-31-2012, 12:57
Just finished trimming up the ALS, thought you guys might want to see how it turned out. I'm pretty happy with it.

10-31-2012, 15:47
You did a great job, looks nice. Congrats!!

Big Bore Fan
10-31-2012, 19:53
You did a great job, looks nice. Congrats!!

Thanks. Been wearing it all day.

11-01-2012, 08:52
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.

11-03-2012, 07:04

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

How did you end up shortening it?

Big Bore Fan
11-03-2012, 10:44
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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