DeSantis® 106 Sof-Tuck™ Inside-The-Waistband Handgun Holsters
G.I. 1911A1 sof-tuck
I bought this holster to exercise my concealed carry option for my 1911. I wanted a quality holster that I could conceal effectively beneath a dress shirt, that would go as close to possible undected to the trained, and untrained eye. I liked the J-clip attachment that slides between your belt, and pants, and hooks securely up under the bottom of your belt. I feel like it secures the holster and stops it from coming out of your pants on the draw more effectively, than the standard clips everyone else is using. Because I reside in a warmer climate, I also didn't want the massive bulk of most of the competition. To me, less was more. Yes I can wear it comfortably all day, although I don't usually. I usually opt for a Colt .357 snub in a Blackhawk inside the waistband holster, because it's just plain easier for me to sport that rig, in casual attire, and warmer weather. If I'm going to be wearing a jacket, or vest, and I KNOW it, I will almost always carry the 1911 in a paddle holster. Regardless, I like this holster, the weapon draws smoothly, and due to the saddle leather band at the opening returns smoothly. What I don't like is the fact that on the 1911 model the J-clip adustment is secured with only one screw, not the two you see in their photo description. Although I prefer the two screws, as opposed to one, I have to say that the one screw has secured the adjustment for the cant I want, wearing strong side, behind my left hip. Durabilty with the one stud adjustment remains to be seen, so the jury is out on durability. However being a casual kind of jeans and tee shirt guy, I bought this holster for a need I seldom have, but wanted an option for, and it meets all my expectations. I could have bought something better, more expensive, that I will seldom wear, but why? So I chose to spend a little less on something I will probably never wear out, because it's unlikely I will take a federal government job, where the skies the limit. Because, although born, and raised in Chicago and knowing a great many things, I don't know nobody, I'd have to get dirty to know. You can't beat the quality dollar for dollar. It's a great product, De Santis has been doing this a long time.
September 7, 2012