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10th March 2006, 17:09
I am looking at holsters, problem is I'm pretty much going to have to order something as there is just nothing available nearby. I've noticed that most models listed in catalogs do not mention one that fits a BHP. I was told by a friend to use a 1911 holster. Is this a good fit? Is there a better fit out there? I want something sturdy, preferably something fairly heavy duty made from real leather. Give me your favorites and I'll take a look.
10th March 2006, 18:10
I use Milt Sparks leather for my guns, great holsters and good craftsmanship. The main drawback is the month long wait until he is done making it. I have 3 and love them all.
11th March 2006, 03:44
I use the Galco Avenger. It works well with the BHP.
11th March 2006, 07:15
I use a Safariland M2, originally made for the 1911. It fits perfectly.
11th March 2006, 08:21
All my 1911 holsters work OK with the Browning HI-Power. The cheapest holster I have iis the Uncle Mikes Nylon holster that I got off of Ebay for .o1 cents US plus $8.00 shipping!
11th March 2006, 11:41
I've got an Uncle Mike's Sidekick too, but I really prefer my Don Hume open top IWB holster. It's HP specific molded leather and at about $27, reasonably priced.
11th March 2006, 19:00
www.hbeleatherworks.com. Look at customer photo's and assorted gunleather.
11th March 2006, 20:36
Contact Ernie Hanson Leather in Lincoln City,OR. He makes great leather for 1911's and Hipowers. He can be reached at (541) 994-8295.
12th March 2006, 16:28
Milt Sparks is awesome.
13th March 2006, 01:21
Milt Sparks is awesome.
They are nice but they should be for the price. I am thinking about one but haven't decided yet.
13th March 2006, 08:46
You all are a great help, I've got some serious shopping to do now!
13th March 2006, 09:31
I bought a Gould and Goodrich 3 Slot Pancake Holster w/thumbbreak from these guys cheap...I think it was $44 including shipping. Haven't worn it much but it seems well made and pretty comfortable. The same model for the Hi-power fits 1911's so that's a bonus.
5th July 2006, 18:13
I have purchase several holsters from Shado. You can find them at:
A thumb break model runs $35 and an open top model is the same price. They seem to be holding up pretty well for me. Their service is very quick.
5th July 2006, 19:33
Take a look at the Alessi PCH for IWB, or anything else from him. If you do not want to wait as long you might contact http://www.5shotleather.com/ or
19th July 2006, 18:39
This is late, but you might like the choices over at http://www.concealco.com I like the gear better than Milt Sparks. The IWB set up allows for a closer rig, and you've got an option if you need a thumb break on that holster.
20th July 2006, 11:22
This http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterG3.asp?ProductID=889&GunID=23 (http://) is the one I have used for years, and it works very well and is very comfortable.
22nd July 2006, 03:41
Avenger, Galco small of the back, and suprisingly I do like the fobus I bought for 5 bucks (no one wanted a green one but me I guess). But my favorite is a custom made one I found in a little gun shop in Thailand. The owner had made a bunch up for some military/police unit and he had a few left over. It cost me about 7 or 8 dollars U.S. and 20 years later it's still my favorite.
22nd July 2006, 23:11
This holster is a paddle style with an open front that permits drawing without lifting the gun to the top of the holster - you only have to lift the gun a couple of inches. It is marked for a Commander but it fits the Hi Power perfectly. Actually, same for other Commander holsters that I have from Bianchi, Dillon and others.
31st July 2006, 17:43
I know this is a little late, but don't buy a Galco shoulder holster made for a 1911. A HiPower will not fit in the holster. I bought a "jackass rig" for a friend, his wife wanted one for a Christmas present, and it will not snap. The tab is to short. I really felt bad and bought him another shoulder holster made for the HiPower and kept the 1911 holster myself.
3rd August 2006, 18:15
Sam Andrews can make you a perfect holster. I have two of his "McDaniels II" IWB holsters for my Browning HP 9mm, and another for my .40 Practical. The guns are different sizes, so why would one use the same holster for both?
Sam's leather work is fantastic, and his prices competative.
3rd August 2006, 19:20
Sorry looks like my other link is dead.
This is the one that I have used for years. Galco SUMMER COMFORT INSIDE PANT HOLSTER. It and the Royal guard are both very nice. Sorry bout the lousy picture.
8th August 2006, 09:04
I am using the Galco Quick Slide, very nice rig and works with either the 9 or 40. I have been wearing my HP in it for a couple of days now, off and on, and I can hardly tell it's there. Make sure to get a good gun belt along with your holster, it makes ALL of the difference.
11th August 2006, 17:44
I've been using a Sparks SS2 for a 9mm, and a Kramer IWB #2 for a .40, ever since I bought my Hi Powers. Both holsters are great...
If I remember right, the Sparks sits a bit lower; it is easy to replace the loops if they ever break, and they send you a confirmation letter for your order. (If it is important, I've ordered black for several SS2's, and got tan even though all the paperwork and phone calls all indicated black.
The loops on the Kramer are adjustable without having to change them (Sparks - you buy the size loops you want and change them). The horsehide seems to last forever, and they do or did have a refinish/restore service available..
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