Are you a fan of packing the hard hitting classic 1911 pistol?

Are you looking for classy leather to carry that great pistol and spare mags in too?

Well Craft Holsters has a great set that I got a chance to thoroughly review.

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While getting ready to review a TISAS SSR 1911 Pistol I thought about what would be a proper holster to carry such a fine looking sidearm in. My friends at Craft Holsters had the perfect handmade leather holster and matching double spare magazine holder that I tested thoroughly along with the 1911 style .45 ACP. pistol.

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Let’s take a look what this great looking handmade Opened Muzzle Leather Belt Holster is all about:

  • Outside the Waistband (OWB), dominant side carry
  • Designed for high-ride carry
  • 4 o’clock carry position
  • Custom, glove-like fit
  • Premium Italian leather & high-quality German threads
  • Durable double-stitching on the key parts of the holster
  • Barrel partially covered
  • Reinforced thumb-break strap for high security and retention
  • Detachable thumb-break for some gun models
  • Designed for 1.5’’ gun belts
  • Available in mahogany and black color
  • Available for both right and left-handed shooters
  • Made by Vega Holster in Italy
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The Double Leather Mag Pouch will carry standard length 1911 style mags. Here are the other specs on that sharp looking leather:

  • Outside the Waistband (OWB) carry
  • Double magazine pouch
  • Hand made product
  • Premium Italian leather with lacquered finish
  • Custom glove-like fit
  • Closed-top design for increased security
  • 2 belt loops for increased stability
  • Easy access and high carry comfort
  • Available in mahogany and black color
  • Made by Falco Holsters
A bright green empty chamber flag was included in the shipment for safety at the range or at home. Also supplied was a Small Break-In Kit. This allows the leather to be softened for a better fit. The kit was actually not needed in the review as all items fit perfectly into the leather as specified.
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Housed inside the Leather Double Mag Pouch are two 8 round standard length 1911 .45 ACP. magazines. They have a nice firm fit inside of the mag pouch and are secured well and protected by the leather top straps that button down also securely. Never pack a handgun without spare ammunition.

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Check out that heavy duty stitching and the molded fit of the high grade leather. A lot of work went into this holster.

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The thumb strap is adjustable by Velcro and a loop that holds everything in place after adjustment securely.

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Here is the back view of both the Leather Double Mag Pouch and the Opened Muzzle Leather Belt Holster. The quality of the construction is quite easy to observe.

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So how well does it do when in use? Well these up close images tell it all. The holster fits the pistol like a glove. The thumb strap is easy to release for a quick and very smooth draw.

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The Leather Double Mag Pouch packs two standard length 1911 style .45 ACP. magazines at the ready. The button secure top flaps keep the mags in place until needed. They both sure look classy on the belt.
Craft Holsters once again did a great job on both holster and magazine holder. Their workmanship and material are all top notch and have exceeded my expectations. If you are in the market for a quality holster be sure to check out Craft Holsters first. I highly recommend them for your carry needs.

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NEXT: RANGE TIME WITH THE TISAS DUTY SSR