Member Colt Hammerless recently posted a picture of a holster he was making and mentioned he was going to make one for a 1911. My new SR1911 needed a new holster, so I contacted him and express an interest in it. I am here to tell you Paul is a true gentleman and a straight shooter, in addition to being an artist in leather.
I asked if he could make one stiff enough that one handed reholstering would be possible on an IWB holster. He said he could, but if I wasn't satisfied, I could return it. I also asked for 1 3/4" belt loops, which he gladly changed. I waited anxiously until he sent me some pictures and I was blown away. Here is the holster as I received it.....and I apologize for the blown out stainless on the 1911.....not my day for pictures.
The pictures do not do the holster justice. The edges are nicely radiused, the holster opening is slightly beveled like a magwell for ease in holstering, and he airbrushed the edges to produce a sunburst finish as on a guitar. This is a very high quality piece of leather......
As for returning this one if I wasn't satisfied........you will have to pry this one out of my cold dead hands! It is perfect!
If you need or want a high quality holster, give Paul a chance to build one for you.... You will not find a better person to deal with.