|M-1911 Holsters : Cen-Dex|
Cen-Dex is offering the following holster models. The pictures are not of 1911s, but you get the idea of what they look like:
Complete coverage to the rear of the trigger
guard (no speed cut). The Basic utilizes the same belt loop as the
Taylor Nighthawk – top of the belt loop is approximately 5/8” below the
top of the holster. The Basic rides a bit higher than the Storm, so it’s a
bit more concealable. The Basic is the holster of choice for Hershel Davis:
Director of Training at The Site in Mt. Carroll, IL; Primary Instructor for the
Master Firearms Instructor Program at the Police Training Institute,
University of Illinois; and Senior Command Master Chief, Naval Special
Cen-Dex has been making
Chuck Taylor’s Kydex® holsters for several years, now, and when
Chuck offered to lend his name to this holster, they readily accepted.
For those not familiar with Chuck’s name or credentials, very quickly:
after serving as a Captain in the Army Rangers in Vietnam, Chuck
was the first General Manager of Gunsite when it opened in 1975;
a past editor of S.W.A.T. magazine, Chuck has written several books
and hundreds of magazine articles on guns and shooting; and, for many
years, has conducted training through his American Small
Arms Academy (ASAA).
The Taylor Nighthawk has a speed cut of 1” – 1 ½” in the top front of
the holster. The speed cut allows the muzzle to clear the holster just a bit
more quickly. The cut is also beneficial as an index for re-holstering without
taking your eyes off of the target (no cheating). The top of the belt loop is
approximately 5/8” below the top of the holster. Like the Basic, the Nighthawk
rides a bit high.
This is also the holster of choice for the ever-humble guys at the HALO Group
in Concord, CA.
Inside the Waistband holster is just that, designed for concealed carry.
The thickness of Kydex® is substantial enough to provide a durable,
secure holster, but adds little to the width of the pistol. The rigidity of
the holster is an important asset as the holster does not collapse after
weapon presentation, allowing for one-handed re-holstering.
The belt loop is closed for security and set at a 15 degree forward cant.
Unaffected by sweat, the holster cleans and disinfects easily with hot water and soap.
The Storm is currently their only I.D.P.A. approved holster, although they’re hoping to receive approval for several other belt holster models shortly. Originally designed for D.R. Middlebrooks, champion competition shooter and director of the Tactical Shooting Academy in Surry, VA, the Storm has a speed cut in front and the belt loop is flush with the top of the holster. Sitting approximately 5/8” lower than the Taylor Nighthawk, the Storm is better for competition purposes, but still concealable.
They’ve recently made a customized version of the Storm for Will Smith (no, not that Will Smith), a local competition shooter. Will’s holster has a thicker belt loop that seats the holster a bit further from the body, and a vertical slot in the belt loop for locking the holster in place by sliding the belt through the pants belt loop as well. Additionally, they made the new belt loop out of thicker Kydex, which makes the entire holster more rigid. Cen-Dex liked the custom so much that it’s now the standard Storm model.
For the minimalist shooter (not minimal skill, of
course). The Crew Cut design allows the pistol
muzzle to protrude through the bottom of the
holster, yet maintains a solid purchase on the weapon.
Whether we carry open or concealed, we're still
required to disarm when entering certain buildings
such as the post office. The Crew Cut, when empty,
is hardly noticeable as a gun holster.
This holster was originally designed for Sara Dunivin,
IDPA National Champion, and dubbed the "Desert
Rose". The problem they ran into was the desire for
male customers to also use this model for
competition. The new name had
to be acceptable to ladies, but also palatable for
here's the Lo' Boy. Simply put, the Lo' Boy is a
dropped version of the Storm. Females generally
being shorter waisted than males, Cen-Dex dropped the
holster approximately 1.25" for easier presentation.
The drop in height also achieves a better presentation
angle of the pistol, so that it doesn't point so abruptly
into a lady's mid-section. It's for these same reasons
that the Lo' Boy is appealing to male shooters who
want their pistol a bit lower and further out than
"normal", while staying within the realm of "practical".
Speed cut in top front 1" - 1.5" of holster. Slotted
belt loop for locking in pants belt loop if desired.
While the Lo' Boy works very well for Sara and
many other women, the design is limited to certain
body types. So, for the ladies who are somewhat
curvier in the hip, drop us a line, and we'll add a few
degrees of angle to the belt loop to achieve a better
Taser thigh rig features:
- full coverage holster body
- adjustable, molded-in retention
- robust Kydex leg shroud for greater stability
- 2" Nylon suspension strap with quick-release, Fastex belt loop
- 2" elastomeric leg strap with Fastex buckle
Several accessories are also offered, shown below: