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A holster has to be comfortable and fit the gun, hold the gun in the same place all day or night, keep it close to your body as you set down, stand, run, or drive. I do not have to adjust mine if I get in the car or set down. A good belt is also needed and I spent more on the belts then the holsters. It should allow a fast draw and you should be able to re holster the gun with out looking or using both hands. In the past I have been pro Galco due to quality and price. I have also had a couple of custom made holsters. (big bucks but only copys of galco or other known makers) I have a 5" barrel and a 3" barrel. The holsters I have had allow me to change guns with out changing holsters.
I have a new holster that meets all of my requirements, and is more durable then leather, guaranteed for life and more effecent then the 3 leather ones i have, (it allows me to cant the gun), It was not inexpensive it was cheep, It adds 2 oz to the weight of the gun and adds less bulk then leather.
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I have a Fobus paddle holster, and I agree that it's a very utilitarian holster for the money.

My problem with the Fobus, and any other 1911 holster, is the lack of a shield between the thumb safety and the body.

On more than one occasion, I found that the thumb safety had been switched to fire position by contact between thumb safety and my body. I found that the muzzle of the gun was pushed up against my body when I sat down in my vehicle, pushing the thumb safety down to fire position.

I currently use Alessi Hard Shell Talons for IWB carry and replaced the Fobus with a G-Code paddle. Both designs shield sights and thumb safety from rubbing against the body.
 

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I use an Alessi MOB and a High Noon "Down Under" IWB and both put leather between thumb safety and body.

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All of my Galco are class 2 and I never considered the possibilty of the safty moving. I will be aware of it Thanks. also will look at your picks
 

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I feel that the Fobus holsters are excellent for range use. Cheap, easy to slip on and off, and one holster will fit a variety of the same model (usually). The problem I have is that, particularly with the paddle, is that the weapon is very (Very) easily removed by someone from the rear. Yes, I realize that awareness and handgun retention are the rule of the day, but a strap, and/or custom or factory leather fit, may slow things down long enough for you to realize that someone is going for your weapon. As much as we would all like to think we are Navy Seals, most of us are not (nor ever have been). There are times, like it or not, when we feel comfortable in our surroundings. This is when I like a Sparks or Kramer IWB snugged in tight to my side. This is not a slam on Fobus. I like their holsters and I'm sure there are several much more expensive holsters with the same limitations. I just do not feel that Fobus makes the end-all in quality holsters.
 

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I must disagree. Have a Fobus for my Kimber Pro Carry HD. Just having read this post, my brother tried to pull mine out from behind several times, and could not. It is not easy by my experience, and even I must pull mine out with a certain level of effort myself, as it is SECURE.

I've heard all the noize about Sidearmor, but having not seen them yet, can't comment. Feel the Fobus is very good, and for the money, it's great.

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I have a Fobus for most every Pistol I own - a Colt 1991, a Beretta 96, a Arcus 94 (Hi Power), and a Ruger. That being said, I think that they are wonderful holsters for cold weather concealment, but are really hard to hide in warm weather under thin clothes. I prefer a good IWB for summer and early fall season's.
 
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