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Hello,
I've digging around on here but still haven't found what I'm looking for; maybe someone can direct me if I've missed something.

I'm sure there's plenty of trial and error out there and I could use some advice.

I currently carry a Kimber TLE RL II with a laser/light; I carried this for a number of years and suited me well as a K9 officer. For the past five years as a Chief pushing more of a desk during daylight, I would like to carry my Champion. I currently carry this on plain clothes and off duty days but, when working I still take calls and wear a duty belt.

No better place than other cops to find out what works and what doesn't. I don't have a lot of experience with the "push button" type and I've never been a fan of low ride or the plain Jane "roll the hood over" type.

Thank you in advance!

Oh, to answer another subject I've seen on here for the trivia type...I allow my guys to carry the weapon of their choosing - even if they haven't completed puberty which, is the leading cause of not carrying a 1911 lol.
 

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I am not sure if I get what you are asking, but I am thinking you might look at a custom klydex holster with a thumb snap, the klydex is a clamping fit and a snap thumb strap could be added.

At my work we are all issued the same gear for patrol work, with level 3 retetion, but for training and non patrol work custom klydex setups are used with our duty guns or approved guns.
 

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Sorry, I tend to ramble.

I'm looking for a duty holster to fit my Champion; a regular medium to high ride duty belt type. It seems options are so limited for 1911's its frustrating.
 

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For a weapons platform that has been around for so long it is not always easy to find the perfect holster. If you do not like the rotating hood. Safariland does offer a a few holster 070 and the 0705. The are both level III holsters. I am not sure if level III but it is an option. The do offer both in a variety of materials including hi gloss, basket weave, etc. I am not sure if leather is what you are looking for either. They are both non light bearing also. It did not sound like you were going to continue carrying a light.

If you do not like buttons I would say the Black Hawk duty SERPA is out. I wouldn't recommend them fully. We have had an issue with the SERPA level III taking the finish off officers weapons prematurely through coming in an out of the holster. Otherwise they are a great holster.

Otherwise Safariland does offer a 6365 level III. It has a rotating hood and a button.

Hope i didn't ramble on too much and this helps.
 

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I carry my Dan Wesson Specialist (full size Government with rail) in the Safariland 0705 holster - department issue. It is Level III and they recommend 500 practice draws before you wear it on duty. It is a little difficult to get used to but it is super secure and comfortable to wear.
 

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I've been using the Black Hawk duty SERPA level III for about 5 years now and have had zero issues with it. I find it to be very secure and a quick draw as well. I Practice a great deal with it on a weekly basis. I carry as a thigh rig with my body armor and my other K9 gear. I'm used to it and very comfortable with it all. Duty weapon is a Glock 22.
 

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Sorry, I tend to ramble.

I'm looking for a duty holster to fit my Champion; a regular medium to high ride duty belt type. It seems options are so limited for 1911's its frustrating.
Might take a look at the Safariland Model 200 Top Gun.
ETA: I'm not a LEO.
 

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JMO, but the Safariland 6280 and 6360 are the gold standard of duty holsters and my recommendation. Personally, I'm not a Blackhawk fan in the least.
 

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Hello,
I've digging around on here but still haven't found what I'm looking for; maybe someone can direct me if I've missed something.

I'm sure there's plenty of trial and error out there and I could use some advice.

I currently carry a Kimber TLE RL II with a laser/light; I carried this for a number of years and suited me well as a K9 officer. For the past five years as a Chief pushing more of a desk during daylight, I would like to carry my Champion. I currently carry this on plain clothes and off duty days but, when working I still take calls and wear a duty belt.

No better place than other cops to find out what works and what doesn't. I don't have a lot of experience with the "push button" type and I've never been a fan of low ride or the plain Jane "roll the hood over" type.

Thank you in advance!

Oh, to answer another subject I've seen on here for the trivia type...I allow my guys to carry the weapon of their choosing - even if they haven't completed puberty which, is the leading cause of not carrying a 1911 lol.
I was in this same boat-I'm NOT a fan of "roll the hood" as you put it. I always carried a thumb snap, until I found blade-tech. They have a hood, but the device to open it feels like a thumb break, after which a spring snaps the hood forward so you can draw. I've carried this rig for a few years now (with Glock and 1911) and it's been rock-solid, on uniform patrol and SWAT. Another reason I like to do business with Blade-tech and give them a plug anytime I can is because when we had an entry operator go down after a hostage situation Blade-Tech sent us tons of gear to raffle off to help him and his family...Pretty stand up folks!
 
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