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    Holsters for Jericho/Baby Eagle .45

    I am new here and found this site by trying to get info on NC CC laws. After reading through a whole lot of threads, I really like the option to OC instead.

    That being said my pistol is a .45 Baby Eagle. (It's an awesome pistol, fired about 1000 rounds so far, very accuate and reliable)The only holsters I can find are from Zahal.com and for the .45 they only have two. Does anyone have any experience with these?

    Also are there any others I'm not aware of?

    Thanks for all you do to get awareness of OC out there. Before I found this, I didn't know OC was an option.

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    Jericho 941/Baby Desert Eagle II holsters are hard enough to find for the 9mm or .40 cal versions let alone finding holsters for the .45 cal. If yours is a steel version you might have luck here --> Brigade Gunleather. Apparently, other people have been able to find some Fobus holsters designed for Glocks that have worked, but you would have to go to a store and try to see what works for your gun since they were talking about the full-sized 9mm guns. Good luck with your search.

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    Thanks, I'll check them out. I've been looking all over for a retention holster that fits and am not sure they make one.

    I really love my pistol, but might have to get something else for OC since I don't think I'll be comfortable without retention.

    It's not a pressing issue right now since I don't get back to NC until July.

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    AR15.com forum - holster suggestions

    ^ This forum has several good suggestions for holsters and other accessories. Also, when searching manufacturer categories on holster sites it may be listed under IMI, Magnum Research, Desert Baby Eagle, or Jericho 941.

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    "Thanks for the tip, Bricktop"

    That thread you steered me to had a lot of options I'd never heard of. I'm going to do some research, but looks like I'll be able to use my baby for OC after all. Thanks for the help.

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    I have an airsoft Jericho 941, built 1-1 scale, which I keep and use for force on force drills since Glock doesn't like anyone copying their designs. It is a direct fit, a beautiful fit in fact, into my Glock 20 holster, specifically it's a Safariland 6280.

    I think my airsoft is modeled after the 9mm version, so unfortunately I don't know if your 45 would fit, but I am confident you can find a Safariland which will fit it like a glove, and honestly if you're going to be OCing, safariland is your best and safest option anyway.

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    No, the holsters that a 9mm and .40 eagle work with all will not fit the .45 and to make it worse, mine has a rail.

    I got it because a friend had one and the first time I shot it I fell in love. Found mine at a gun show and was so happy to get it, availibility of holster and accessories never crossed my mind.

    I am definitely glad I found this forum, looking for a holster on my own was not working at all, but now I have options and a few months to figure out what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    No, the holsters that a 9mm and .40 eagle work with all will not fit the .45 and to make it worse, mine has a rail.

    I got it because a friend had one and the first time I shot it I fell in love. Found mine at a gun show and was so happy to get it, availibility of holster and accessories never crossed my mind.

    I am definitely glad I found this forum, looking for a holster on my own was not working at all, but now I have options and a few months to figure out what I want.
    You could always make your own, it is not that hard. Leather or Kydex are both easy to work with.
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    Re: Holsters for Jericho/Baby Eagle .45

    I had one of those. I found out that a leather Galco holster for a glock 17 is a perfect fit. You do want to try it in person though. I would not recommend ordering online. I don't remember the model, but it was a black leather pancake holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    You could always make your own, it is not that hard. Leather or Kydex are both easy to work with.
    That would be a good idea, but honestly I am not good at making things pretty and I want something that looks nice, especially if I'm OC'ing. I have thought about a suggestion you made in another thread, to take the pistol to a tack shop and get one custom made.

    Other than that, Fist holsters looked very good from what they have on the internet. Does anyone have any experience with these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    That would be a good idea, but honestly I am not good at making things pretty and I want something that looks nice, especially if I'm OC'ing. I have thought about a suggestion you made in another thread, to take the pistol to a tack shop and get one custom made.

    Other than that, Fist holsters looked very good from what they have on the internet. Does anyone have any experience with these?
    I understand, but honestly have you seen some of the ugly custom holsters out there?

    If I can find the camera I may try to post pics of the scabbard and holster later today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    You could always make your own, it is not that hard. Leather or Kydex are both easy to work with.
    Even easier, you can take an existing holster and use said leather or kydex, and some other things like rivets or epoxy, and widen or narrow it to fit. I would still however highly suspect that the gun will be a drop in fit in some sort of Safariland rotating hood holster, and even if not, the rotating hood holsters have the benefit that they don't lock on to the trigger guard or other part of the gun, instead just having the hood, so they are for that reason probably the easiest on the market to use for guns that weren't originally intended to be used with the holster.

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    This is probably a dumb question, but can I take my gun to a store without a holster to try them out?

    Also, I've never looked for holsters, where are good places to look?

    Excuse the ignorance, this is all new to me, growing up with all hunting rifles and no pistols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    This is probably a dumb question, but can I take my gun to a store without a holster to try them out?

    Also, I've never looked for holsters, where are good places to look?

    Excuse the ignorance, this is all new to me, growing up with all hunting rifles and no pistols.
    Probably, just do not take a loaded gun into a store to check out holsters, and ask first. Trying out holsters with a loaded gun could lead to a awww poop.
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    Re: Holsters for Jericho/Baby Eagle .45

    I'm telling you, a galco leather pancake holster for a glock 17 with the thumb brake fits a baby eagle 45 perfectly. Just take it into the store(unloaded) and try it out. I wouldn't bother with the homemade version unless you know what you are doing. You don't want you primary carry holster to be an experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    Probably, just do not take a loaded gun into a store to check out holsters, and ask first. Trying out holsters with a loaded gun could lead to a awww poop.
    Good thing you told me, I might have shot myself. j/k

    To DamonK,

    I'll definitely keep that on my list of potential holsters, was yours all steel with a rail?

    I think the polymer are different sized than the steel.

    Also, why did you get rid of yours? Are there long term issues? My experience with it so far has been flawless.
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    Re: Holsters for Jericho/Baby Eagle .45

    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    Good thing you told me, I might have shot myself. j/k

    To DamonK,

    I'll definitely keep that on my list of potential holsters, was yours all steel with a rail?

    I think the polymer are different sized than the steel.

    Also, why did you get rid of yours? Are there long term issues? My experience with it so far has been flawless.
    Mine was all steel, but no rail. I got rid of it because once you wear out any of the internals you have to order it from Israel. It wasn't a big problem, but I had a friend that really wanted it and made me a deal I couldn't turn down. I'll probably get another one one of these days.

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    Emailed Cleveland holsters, they told me they had one left from a custom run for Baby Eagles, but when he double checked it was for a 9mm so a no-go. I emailed FIST & Galco holsters and havent got a response yet, starting to think I should just be more patient and wait to get home to buy one, but I really want to start OC'ing around my house when I get back to make sure I'm comfortable before I do the wally walk.
    What I told my wife when she said my steel Baby Eagle .45 was heavy, "Heavy is good, heavy is reliable, if it doesn't work you could always hit him with it."-Boris the Blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    That would be a good idea, but honestly I am not good at making things pretty and I want something that looks nice, especially if I'm OC'ing. I have thought about a suggestion you made in another thread, to take the pistol to a tack shop and get one custom made.

    Other than that, Fist holsters looked very good from what they have on the internet. Does anyone have any experience with these?
    As long as you are interested in leather, I can always make one for you- for concealed (under belt/iwb) or open carry.
    Pm if interested.


    One I just made for a customer a couple weeks ago.(CC carry) Fits both a single-stack 1911 and a Hi-cap, 12-round 845. retention is via tension when worn under the belt-snug, keeps the pistol tucked-in tight to the side.I carry my .45 24/7 in one myself.



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    Re: Holsters for Jericho/Baby Eagle .45

    Quote Originally Posted by ron73440 View Post
    Emailed Cleveland holsters, they told me they had one left from a custom run for Baby Eagles, but when he double checked it was for a 9mm so a no-go. I emailed FIST & Galco holsters and havent got a response yet, starting to think I should just be more patient and wait to get home to buy one, but I really want to start OC'ing around my house when I get back to make sure I'm comfortable before I do the wally walk.
    I would highly recommend that you physically go into a store at try a couple. The rail doesn't make a big difference on this particular pistol, so what you'll be looking at is the depth of the trigger guard. If you are getting a retention type holster (extremely important in my opinion) then you need to be trying them before you buy them. If you order one online you'll most likely waste your money. Besides, if you think you're going to save money buying online, think about this, shipping and handling and the wait to get it, all the while praying that it will work instead of finding one that is just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonK View Post
    I would highly recommend that you physically go into a store at try a couple. The rail doesn't make a big difference on this particular pistol, so what you'll be looking at is the depth of the trigger guard. If you are getting a retention type holster (extremely important in my opinion) then you need to be trying them before you buy them. If you order one online you'll most likely waste your money. Besides, if you think you're going to save money buying online, think about this, shipping and handling and the wait to get it, all the while praying that it will work instead of finding one that is just right.

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    I agree with the above for the OP's gun. Some guns like a 1911 buying online is not a problem, but with one that holsters are not available for the specific model it makes sense to check them out personally.

    OP BTW I once had a coat made of camel hide, best damn coat I had for a long time until I outgrew it. If you can bring some 6 ounce back with you, it would make a excellent holster double layered.
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    Thanks for the help and advice, I have a better idea of what I'm looking for and how to find it.

    If I can get some camel skin at the Afghan market, I might look into that.

    I would definitely prefer something from natural materials as opposed to kyvex.
    What I told my wife when she said my steel Baby Eagle .45 was heavy, "Heavy is good, heavy is reliable, if it doesn't work you could always hit him with it."-Boris the Blade

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    Kramer holster for .45 Jericho

    After trying several other holsters for my .45 cal, I ordered a paddle holster from Kramer Leather. Just picked it up and am very happy with it. Fits pistol like a glove and is very comfortable walking or sitting in car. The .45 is a heavy gun and the other holsters I tried pretty much pulled my pants down but this one makes the weight of the gun almost unnoticeable. The service from Kramer is great. They made a holster for a full size with rail, and when they saw it was a semi compact without rail they wouldnt give me the holster and insisted on remaking it right. The gun rides fairly high with a forward tilt and is very easy on the draw. It doesnt print very much, even when I tried it with just a t shirt. I had the holster made with a thumb break strap over the hammer for retention while motorcycle riding. Kramer Leather is a Mom and Pop business and I am fortunate they are located within several miles of my home. The holster was 170.00 with the thumb break another 45.00. As their advertising says, this is the holster used by detectives from the Michigan State Police. If you are looking for a GREAT carry holster, call Kramer, you wont be disappointed with the holster or their customer service. OLY
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    I ended up buying a F.I.S.T belt loop holster with a thumb break and couldn't be happier.

    It's been in constant use for over a year with a lot of range time and has held up very well.
    What I told my wife when she said my steel Baby Eagle .45 was heavy, "Heavy is good, heavy is reliable, if it doesn't work you could always hit him with it."-Boris the Blade

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