Mitch Rosen holsters for 1911's

Discussion in 'Holsters and Cases' started by Tommycourt, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Tommycourt

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    I just received my "Blue Press" monthly catalog from Dillon's Precision in Scottsdale, Az. today and was looking through holsters for my SR1911 full size and my 1911 Commander. The holster I want is a full size for both my pistols as they have one for full size and another for the Commander. Price on the holster is $75.00. I was shocked!!! I looked them up on the internet on the Mitch Rosen site and they want $145.00 for the same holster. How can this be? Is it because since they signed a contract with Dillon that they are giving a hell of a discount or is it some second rate holster that is made especially for Dillon. I don't have the money this month but you can bet that I will order one next month. However, since they are only a 30 minute drive, I am going to go look at one in person and check it out. It is an OWB, black leather with a trigger guard and they make them for a great variety of weapons. Has anybody ever used a Mitch Rosen and if so, how do you like it? Interesting in hearing feedback from anyone out there.
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  2. EasyCZ

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    The $75 Mitch Rosen is from the Express line. It's an excellent OWB holster. I have one for my SR1911.

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  3. Tommycourt

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    EasyCZ,
    How does the holster fit against your body? I want a holster that will stay close to hide any imprints, if possible, and whereas the weapon will fit securely inside of the holster. I want to use an outside the waist band holster and have a little slant to the front in case you need to pull the weapon rapidly. I must say that I do like the looks of it! Can you give me any more info? Thanks!
    Tommy
     
  4. EasyCZ

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    The holster has very good retention. It was very tight when I received it. I had to wrap the gun in its shipping bag and insert and leave it in for two nights to get the proper fit.

    It is canted forward and drawing and re-holstering are a breeze. And it's sculpted to form close to your body. About the only thing missing is a thumb break.

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  5. Tommycourt

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    EasyCZ,
    I likes the looks of your holster and thanks for showing me how it fits. I am going to take you advice and ordered 1 yesterday. It seems they are backordered and unknown when they will come in. Since this is a new line for Dillon I would suspect it will take some time to get to me. Only color I could get was black, I do like the dark brown better, but since this will be a part time range/carry, color won't make any difference. Here in Az, especially in the summer time I wear my T-shirts out or wear my Hawaiian shirts due to the heat. Thanks again for you help in helping me decide.
    Tommy
     
  6. Blkhawk73

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    The Express Line simply doesn't get the hand tooling and boning the finest line stuff does. Just less detail and less 'fitted". Have a few of Mitch's holsters, accessories and belt - all his finest line stuff, and all are perfect. Keeps me a customer because of the attention to detail and quality. No issue at all paying the price for GOOD leather at all.
     
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    I just hope I like it. I looked on Rosen's website and he has prices all over. I don't want anything fancy, just want one for CCW. I am not worried about looks and how it feels when you carry it. 99% of the time, it will be under my shirt.
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    Equally important is a GOOD belt. standard belts just aren't adequate for good support of the weight in either a horizontal manner or in carrying the weight and staying tight and not falling away from the body.
     
  9. Tommycourt

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    I wear a 1 1/2" belt all the time so it should fit fine. As long as the pistol fits in the holster as a 1911 Commander should fit, fairly tight and without any slop and will retain in the holster should I decide I have to trot (can't run anymore due to back injury) and won't fall out, then I will be happy. I would rather have brown than black but that's no big deal. As far as stitching, the holster just has to stay together and not come apart. Styling means nothing to me. I know many like fancy designs or logos or something stylish. This means nothing to me, it is the designated purpose that I want. Carry and fit well !!!
    Tommy
     
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    Finally someone understands the whole concealed carry thing. Too many worry about how pretty their "concealed" carry gear looks. guess those people don't understand the "concealed" aspect. ;)
    Can't see Mitch's stuff being anything but long lasting in all regards.
     
  11. EasyCZ

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    Any time, TC. I'm certain you'll love your new gun hide.

    Be sure to post some pics with your roscoe when you receive it.