I got exactly what I expected, a beautiful superbly crafted perfect fitting holster for my Wilson Combat EDC X9S pistol. I got my holster with the thumb strap and again the fit and function was perfect. I’ve got over a dozen holsters, the one you made for me is my absolute favorite. Highly recommend anyone seeking a high quality beautiful holster to look no further. American craftsmanship at its finest.The materials, fit and finish of the holster is excellent. I don’t believe you can find a higher quality holster anywhere. I’m very pleased with my holster that I believe will last a lifetime.Each Wilson Combat holster is made entirely to order and built specifically for each unique firearm. There is no cutting corners when we hand cut our leather. Our Wilson Combat holsters are made with pride and integrity in the USA!“Beyond the appearance, comfort, and quality of your holsters, you’ll find pride in workmanship unlike any company I have purchased from before. My hat is off to you” We created several IWB carry variations for each series, available in cowhide, shark, and elephant leather, with specialty linings that preserve your weapon’s signature finish. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Palmetto Leather Works was founded in 2014 by brothers Eric and Matt Humphries. Each holster that leaves our work shop is handmade here in the US. Quality and craftmanship guaranteed.
All of our ” + manufacturer + ” ” + model + ” holsters are entirely made by hand for each specific firearm so that each firearm will fit in the holster perfectly. These holsters are so comfortable that you can sleep with them on. Made from the highest grade American cowhide and hand dyed exotic leather, made from the very best materials so that they will be passed down for generations. All of our holsters can be made for firearms with laser or light attachments, red dot sights, threaded barrels, and more. Backed by our unbeatable 100-year warranty, you can rest well knowing that your holster was made by our team of master leathermen. Test drive our holsters for 30 days and send it back if it does not exceed your expectations. Order the #1 selling holsters today!
Wilson Combat was founded in 1977 by Bill Wilson, a person infatuated with guns, who had an education and training as a watchmaker. The precision was and is kept with the guns they produce. Wilson Combat is a well-known producer of 1911 semi-autos. On top of that, Wilson also produces tactical long guns and various accessories.This type of holster was designed and patented by Henry Lee “Hank” Sloan, who joined the FBI in 1935. He later became a firearms instructor at Quantico and by 1942 was placed in charge of firearms instruction. He retired in 1971.The Hank Sloan-designed holster was created exclusively for the FBI’s S&W Model 10 M&P .38 revolver. The accompanying 2 + 2 + 2 a.m.mo drop pouch was used to quickly “top off” bullets in the cylinder of the revolver when reloading.
All Vedder Nation apparel also comes with a Lifetime Warranty against any defects. If for any reason your shirt becomes defective from normal wear, just contact us for a return authorization and send it back. We will gladly replace it with the same item. If that item is no longer available, we will replace it with another similar product of the same value.
We are so confident that you will love your new holster that you can wear it for 30 days from the day you receive it and if for whatever reason it is not for you, contact us and return within 30 days of receipt and receive a full refund of the holster price (excluding shipping).All Vedder Holsters’ Hybrid and Kydex holsters come with a Lifetime Warranty. If for whatever reason the holster fails you (excluding obvious neglect), simply return it and we will make it right. If we can’t fix it, we will replace it. *International Purchasers* Please note that international shipping is not included with any warranty or exchanges. Buyer must pay international shipping for all packages being sent to a location outside the USA. This does not include APO addresses as they are treated as being inside the USA. *International Purchasers* Please note that international shipping is not included with any warranty or exchanges. Buyer must pay international shipping for all packages being sent to a location outside the USA. This does not include APO addresses as they are treated as being inside the USA.
The Wilson Combat Sig P320 Carry Quick Draw holster is an outside the waistband (OWB) hybrid holster that’s handmade with premium leather and molded Kydex® to fit perfectly to your gun. The Wilson Combat Sig P320 Carry Quick Draw series is designed to be worn OWB by fastening it with your belt though our precut durable belt loops. Wilson Combat Sig P320 Carry Quick Draw holsters secure your firearm close to your side making it easy to conceal under a jacket or a loose un-tucked shirt. As with our entire hybrid holster line the Wilson Combat Sig P320 Carry Quick Draw hybrid holster is proudly handmade in the U.S.A.!Located in the heart of Central Florida, our Vedder Holsters team crafts your unique holster by hand to ensure a precise fit for your gun model every time. Because our holsters are tailored to your preferences, each one is made to order.This M17 holster kit is the official kit used by the U.S. Army for the M17 pistol. This kit allows the user to have one holster with two different ways to deploy it: It accommodates a belt-mounted option (included) featuring a drop to lower the pistol from interfering with any chest gear. The holster can also quickly be detached from the drop belt-mount to a thigh-mounted attachment (included). Although your Wilson Combat 1911 pistol is relatively heavy, the Cloak Tuck 3.0 will effectively displace the weight of your premium pistol across the entire 1911 holster base. This, combined with a neoprene backing, will provide you with a comfort only achieved by Alien Gear Holsters. Wilson Combat specializes in providing a top-notch option full size concealed carry handguns. This includes the company’s 5” 1911 pistol, which fuses together both style and functionality into one cohesive pistol. To match these qualities, we here at Alien Gear Holsters offer a Wilson Combat 1911 holster like no other: The Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB. As you can see in the photos provided above this text, this Wilson Combat 1911 concealed carry holster boasts a low-profile design. You’ll notice that the Cloak Tuck 3.0 has been made with a combat cut holster base, which flexes to your side for a comfortable all-day concealed carry. To combine comfort with customization, our craftsmen have designed this Wilson Combat 1911 IWB holster to be easily adjusted by the concealed carrier. To customize your cant (angle) or ride height, simply relocate the holster clips. Within moments, you’ll be able to carry your 1911 where you want to.
If you’d prefer to carry your Wilson Combat 1911 with an outside the waistband holster, we offer our leather-based Wilson Combat 1911 OWB holster. Known for its ease of use and solid carry, this Alien Gear Holster will provide you with a reliable outside the waistband option. We are certain you’ll love your Alien Gear Holster, so we back each one with our Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee. This includes a 30-Day Test Drive, free shell trades for life, and a Forever Warranty.Alien Gear Holsters feature interchangeable shells that come with every gun holster. These dense holster shells provide protection against everyday wear, while also adding retention to your 1911 concealed carry pistol.The US PALM Ankle IFAK ships with a TK-4L TQ (tourniquet), CELOX Rapid Hemostatic Gauze Ribbon, 4 in. Trauma Bandage, Combat Medic Tape, and a pair of Nitrile gloves. We added a 5.11 TMT L2 flashlight and a SOG Knives Switch Plier to the mix, because while the small keychain light in the pocket works just fine as a task light, it’s not something you’d want to use in a fight, on the side of the road at a car crash, etc. The TMT L2 is lightweight, pushes 320 lumens, and will do so for a couple hours making it a good choice for a utility/fighting light. It and the Switch Plier (also a valuable tool, and not ridiculously overdone) are carried on the ankle to avoid having a half dozen different clips lining the outside of our pockets — and for that matter so we could still use our pockets.We’ll begin with that badass coffee cup. It came to us courtesy of Blackie’s Backyard in Eureka Springs, AR. The actual nectar of the gods (Coffea canephora) in this particular cup is called Hera Blend. It came from a little place in Sulphur Springs, TX called Copia Coffee Roasters. We found them using VOB (VeteranOwnedBusiness.com).To feed a blaster you need bullets, and in this case we’re doing so with two magazines and a box of Sig V-Crown Performance Ammunition. The ready magazine is from the Glock factory and has a Pearce Grip magazine extension. The second magazine is from Magpul and rides in the ankle rig (q.v.). The Medina X BWB (Below the Waist Band) holster you see below was designed by Aaron Cohen, a former member of the IDF’s Duvdevan SOF unit. This particular holster is one of the very earliest models. It will not accommodate an RMR, which the new versions apparently do.Moving on; you need a decent belt if you’re going to carry a gun. That gorram flimsy-ass skinny-jean suitable thing the guy with the man-bun picked up at the Wal-Mart in Eavesdown is not going to cut it; today we went with the Flagrant Beard ‘Crazy Horse.’ There’s nothing frail or foolish about it and damn it makes you look good.To address individual medical needs this loadout utilizes the new US PALM Ankle IFAK. Seen in the picture it seems bulky, even cumbersome, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that it isn’t so, at least not in typical day to day activities. Boot cut or baggier jeans conceal it nicely. Other items in this possible EDC (Every Day Carry) loadout are implements from: Glock, Bravo Concealment, Zero Tolerance Knives, SOG Knives and Tools, US PALM, Sig Sauer, 5.11 Tactical, Moleskine, Oakley, Magpul, Apple, In God We Must, Flagrant Beard, and several other places.Cohen helped train actor Keanu Reeves for the starring role, which explains the choice of holster. Reeves previously trained with retired LAPD SWAT officer Rick Lopez (who sadly passed away not too long ago) and more recently with Taran Butler. Duvdevan is known for running undercover and pseudo-ops style missions. The Medina X was designed to be a “deep cover holster” intended to make a weapon less obtrusive than from traditional appendix carry. It also features a small scabbard for an equally tiny knife from Ka-Bar. The pistol is a straight-up, stock no-modification-yet Glock. It will look entirely different next time you see it. You’ll note it is not equipped with a Friend-or-Foe Reflective Strip, and Rh’llor willing never will be.Later you can look the holster over, watch the video and make your own decision whether it’s tactical, tacticool or tactarded — as we ask that you actually watch the videos, think it through and discuss intelligently rather than adding to the level of derp already saturating the interwebz.
We told you over the weekend that John Wick still has his dog; that’s good news. To celebrate we’re taking the opportunity to show off a possible EDC load-out centered around Wick’s holster. The former assassin is apparently using a Cherry Covert Ops Apparel Medina X in John Wick Chapter 2.
Clean your 9mm 1911 every 300 rounds for best results. Excessive fouling from cheap powder in most inexpensive 9mm ammunition will cause your pistol to quickly become sluggish and will lose the energy required to strip, feed and chamber a round from the magazine. The key to keeping your 1911 9mm running is keeping it clean and well lubed with a light viscosity lubricant.Previously there have been several legitimate reasons for the lack of popularity of 1911 pistols chambered in 9mm Luger. Primarily, poor functional reliability (mostly due to magazines and lack of proper extractors), poor accuracy and inadequate terminal performance of 9mm ammunition.
Your Wilson Combat pistol is a precision-fitted firearm and deserves high quality ammunition. The 1911 handgun design requires ammunition to fall between a range of parameters for proper function.Quality ammunition is important when shooting a 1911-style pistol. We suggest quality, domestic brass cased factory new ammunition for best results. It is important to use ammunition that closely approximates the profile of 230 FMJ ammunition for best reliability.The EDC X9 has many parts in common with the 1911. The recoil spring, guide rod, spring plug, firing pin, firing pin stop, hammer, sear, disconnector, magazine catch spring, magazine catch lock and plunger spring will interchange with standard Wilson Combat 1911 parts. You can shop for EDC X9 parts here.There are at least three 9mm 1911 magazines on the market now that enhance functional reliability over traditional older designs. Wilson Combat® will be releasing an all new magazine in late August 2015 that will reset the standard for 1911 9mm magazines. As far as capacity goes, with modern self-defense loads, I like 11 rounds of 9mm a lot better than I like 9 rounds of .45!!! Load and unload your new magazines several times and keep them loaded for several days in advance of your first range day to allow the stiff springs to take an initial set. This will make them easier to load and reduce pressure on the bottom of the slide that could cause a malfunction. Full size is the traditional USGI 1911 frame size. Most 1911 pistols are “full size”. Full-size grips have a measurement of 3.0625″ of center-to-center between the grip screws. I began shooting 4″ compact 1911s almost exclusively in the late 90s primarily due to my failing eyesight. It just became easier for me to get a good focus on the sights with them closer together. Hundreds of thousands of rounds and several major IDPA match wins later, I can assure you a properly set-up and fed compact 1911 is every bit as reliable as any full size. As a final testament to my faith in a 4″ compact, I carry one on my hip EVERY day, usually loaded with 160gr or 185gr Barnes TAC XP bullets (.45 ACP).No, failure to extract and eject, especially on the last round, is typically a problem with the pistol’s extractor. A 1911 pistol with a loose extractor will drag the last empty case across the magazine lips on the way out of the pistol, potentially ruining the magazine in the process. This usually results in a failure to eject the last round. Pistols with external extractors, clocking extractors or broken extractors can suffer from this. Make sure your pistol’s extractor holds an empty case firm against the breechface before you blame your magazine. If your pistol has a failure to feed the last round it may indicate you need new springs or a magazine with heavier springs like our HD/+P magazines. A pistol in 9mm endures much less battering than the same pistol in .40 S&W or .45 ACP, which results in a substantially longer service life. Instance of parts breakage is also reduced and recoil springs last dramatically longer. While I have no proof of this, I personally believe a 9mm built on a 7075-T6 aluminum frame will last as long as a .45 built on a steel frame. I’m basing this opinion on the lack of wear on my personal aluminum frame 9mm 1911 and Beretta pistols.If you experience a failure to eject, the slide is not coming far enough to the rear and it indicates you may need a lighter recoil spring or your ammunition is underpowered. Keeping your 1911 chambered in 9mm functioning flawlessly requires a little more care and knowledge than your average 1911 chambered for the traditional .45 ACP. This is primarily due to the fact that 9mm pistols operate with lighter recoil springs, and that there are several 9mm magazines on the market that simply don’t enhance functional reliability. Here are some tips that will keep your lighter caliber 1911s functioning properly. The flatwire recoil spring lifespan of the X9 will exceed 10,000 rounds in our testing. The extractor spring has a similar service life. To retain drop safety we suggest changing the firing pin spring every 5000 rounds. The sear spring and magazine catch spring should never require replacement. The use of a SHOK-BUFF recoil buffer is recommended, but optional.
Even though we use the strongest magazine springs in the industry, some pistols have such excessive tolerances in the magazine well–slidestop internal lobe area that some magazines will not reliably lock back on empty even when new. This is a known problem with some Springfield Armory pistols. You may need to have a gunsmith replace, polish or fit your slide stop for proper function. This may also be an indication that your springs need replacing.Some pistol ammunition works well in the 1911 and some doesn’t. Choosing the proper ammunition will go a long way toward reliable function. In general, longer cartridge length (basically as long as will fit in the magazine and seat fully into the chamber) and more pointed bullets will result in smoother feeding and more reliable function. Additionally, how powerful the cartridge is affects function to a great degree. Very light loaded ammunition of under 124,000 power factor (bullet weight x muzzle velocity = Power Factor) may not reliably eject and/or lock the slide to the rear on the last shot in the magazine. Some commonly available 115 gr. FMJ RN ammunition unfortunately fits into this category. Ammunition with a power factor of 125,000+ will be required for IDPA or USPSA competition and will properly function your pistol.We have 2 basic sizes of 1911 magazines: Full size and Compact. You can shop all 1911 magazines here, using the filters to narrow down your 1911 size and caliber selection.
Keep the pistol clean. Giving your pistol a quick field strip and clean, especially the breach face and chamber, will go a long way toward reliable function. We recommend a quick clean/lube regiment every 300 rounds for range use and once a month for your carry pistol.A 1911 in 9mm will typically feed and fire most Full Metal Jacket (ball) ammunition and jacketed hollow point ammunition that closely follows the profile of FMJ ammunition. Since the 9mm cartridge has a tapered case and is shorter overall than the 1911 was originally designed for, jacketed hollow point ammunition must be loaded on the long side to prevent nose-down failures to feed, approximately 1.135″ – 1.150″. We suggest our customers shoot 124gr FMJ from reputable mfg such as Fed, Win, Rem, Speer, PMC for the first 500rds.