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Thread: Milt Sparks 55BN

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    I really have no one to go to and try some different types of holsters out. No one I know carries. So, I'm going to go out on a limb and just buy one so that i'll have it by the time I get my gun. If I don't like it I can always sell it I suppose.

    But before I give my credit card number anywhere, I'd like some opinions.

    I'm looking hard at a straight drop Milt Sparks 55BN holster for the Springer 1911 I'm going to get. Are there any advantages to the FBI cant or do most prefer the straight drop?

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    Link to the holster (sure we can search for it but if you ask it is only polite to provide a link or pic )?

    I much prefer the FBI cant (as opposed to the "FBI can't", which I hate, as it involves the the inability to distinguish between a 90 year old wheel chair bound native born great-grandmother who loves America and has never committed an act of violence and a 17-34 year old swarthy skinned, non-native male with a proclivity for killing people, usually via suicidal explosion, who disagree with his religious opinions or is that the TSA can't ? - but I digress). Anyway, I usually carry 3-4 o'clock depending on holster, pistol and clothing. I find that when sitting, which I do a lot during the day, an FBI cant holster is at nearly a straight drop angle allowing easy access to the weapon. When standing, it is obviously canted forward allowing a faster draw from a slightly weight forward "interview" position.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    What? I thought every gun enthusiast had the Milt Sparks site bookmarked!
    It doesn't give a url to the specific page so you'll have to navigate a little.
    http://miltsparks.com/
    Products > All other holsters

    Ha I hear you. Anything with "Bureau" in it is usually bad news.

    Edit: Fixed an error in the URL

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    The only MS holster I have is the VMII and I'm very happy with the craftsmanship. You should check out the holster section at www.1911forum.com and do a search.

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    OK, Thanks. I found a few threads on the 55BN.

    I went ahead and ordered it, straight drop cordovan. I've read a lot in favor of the straight drop and, while comparing draws with my invisible gun and holster, found it to be more comfortable drawing from.
    Now the half-year wait...

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