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I know that IWB holsters for Sig 1911's have been an issue. I think people have found some solutions that work.

Maybe my solution might be of help to someone. If you look at the avatar I'm using today, you'll see my Sig Platinum in a Milt Sparks VM II holster. This is the exact system that I carry, just about every day.

The Milt Sparks holster was designed for a Sig 226. It works great for my Sig 1911. Unbelieveable fit. The gun is nice and snug and draws perfectly. I used the holster just as it was, fine.

You'll notice the trigger guard on the holster is a larger "block style." As I said, it always worked great. There's a real good leather guy in town that also likes guns. I took the holster to him and he built up the inside of the trigger guard to be the exact size and contour of my Sig 1911 - on the inside.

Couldn't say for sure that doing that was necessary, but it all works very well. Carrying my Sig in this VM II is really comfortable.

Hope this help somebody.
 

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Great Tip it is hard to find a holster for a Railed 1911 and with that Square trigger guard makes it even harder
 

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Sig 1911's don't have a square trigger guard.

My sig 1911's fit perfectly in my existing iwb 1911 holsters as the shape is pretty much the same as any other 1911, the design on the slide sides doesn't have much if any effect on it. I can't speak for the railed ones though I don't own one. This may be a good idea for those.
 

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I thought it was the sigs with the square Guard which 1911 is it then ..
 

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I don't own a Railed Sig either Jerry. The SIG are a bit thicker then a Kimber, but that is a good thing.I think a SIG GSR is 1.28 is thickness but not sure. The Kimbers are slimmer but not to effect any holsters.
 

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The trigger guard on my Sig 1911 looks just like my other 1911's - round. My Sig isn't railed, but I believe, from memory, that some are. This holster wouldn't have worked for a railed 226.

The Sig 226, obviously has a square trigger guard. This VM II really never gave me a problem, exactly as it was. I thought it might be a good idea to have the inside recontoured - if that's a word.:wink:
 

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I thought it was the sigs with the square Guard which 1911 is it then ..
I'm not sure. The frame and other parts are just like any other 1911, in fact some of them have egw, wilson, caspian, greider, novak (real novak's), etc. oparts. The slide is the only thing any different and it's not enough to affect holster choices, like vic says it's just slightly thicker but not enough to matter.

The rails are a different matter. Sig makes railed 1911's and so do a number of other makers now. Springer, taurus, I believe kimber does, s&w, fusion probably others.

I tell you something else that's good for recontouring. The boot stretch spray like they have at wally world and shoe stores. It dries in a couple of hours, where water takes overnight, and makes it easy to mold a stetched out holster, etc. It dries like you never did anything to it and does not mess up the holster finish at all. It's good for stretching leather but it shrinks it also if the item (pistol) is smaller.
 

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If they were internal extractor i would be more interested guess i'm too old fashioned
 

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My sig 1911's fit perfectly in my existing iwb 1911 holsters as the shape is pretty much the same as any other 1911,


I remember a lot of noise about there being no holsters for these Sigs. I even think it played into the basic lines being unique to Sig.

Here, I thought I was half way clever in solving this.:wink: Apparently, it was a whole lot of nothing. I don't hear as much about it anymore.

Once again, I have an answer for the question, never asked.:biglaugh:
 

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I just mic both Rail on a kimber they were .910 and the Sig they were .930 so it is a small difference. A holster made for a 1911 will break in fine with Non-railed 1911's.
All Rail holster have a R at the end of the model number
 

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Hey, it don't hurt to know bill. Maybe someone has one of those holsters and can use it instead of buying a new one.

I don't mind the external extractors if they are done right Bud. Sig (once they got past the bad egw's), dan wesson's earlier external extractor models, s&w. In fact there no tension on them to get out of spec like internal extractors. Now I'm not saying I don't like internal extractor's, I do, but the only external extractor 1911's I stay away from are kimbers. Actually I'm not crazy about kimber's and s&w's swartz safety either.

I do like these sigs a lot and wll say they are the best built, with the best parts and tightest tolerances I have seen on any production gun. Even putting a tj's shim in place of the series 80 stuff can take work as the tolerances are much tighter than others. I drop them in colts and there is some play in all the parts, sigs take a little stoning as there is no play at all.
 

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Interesting to Know .. I will say my Smiths external extractor worked well just worry about being able to get parts down the road..

This is one of them if they would make a 9mm 1911 i would try it i have enough 45's and what a 9 for cheep ammo to shoot
 

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I feel as Jerry does I actually like the external extractor. I uderstand it is not as available as the internals but they work every bit as well.
 

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I know egw's is supposed to be excellent and heavier now. I'm betting caspian sells them as you can external extractor slides form them.
 

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Anyone have any suggestions/pictures of kydex moulded holsters that fit the sig (without rail). I'd like to find a good one for belt carry and one for IWB at the small of the back. I've been poking around looking for one for my GSR Revolution Stainless but have found just a couple that seem decent, but they're pretty pricey.
 

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I've used a Galco Royal Guard successfully for my XO, but the front sight would come out bearing horsehide fragments-so I got a Blade-Tech IWB. Excellent holster, and good people to work with.

Best, Jon
 

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Anyone have any suggestions/pictures of kydex moulded holsters that fit the sig (without rail). I'd like to find a good one for belt carry and one for IWB at the small of the back. I've been poking around looking for one for my GSR Revolution Stainless but have found just a couple that seem decent, but they're pretty pricey.
The Crossbreed Supertuck is available for the Sig C3 and I am sure they can make one for a 5" GSR, too.
 
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