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Recover – HC11 Holster for the 1911
1911s come in a million subtle variants. These guns are easily customized. But customization is expensive, so most of us settle for standard issue single actions, even when they don’t offer the options we really want. People buy 1911s that look and feel more like 20th century war relics than modern fighting handguns. But what do these gun owners do if they want to mount lights or lasers?
We covered the Recover grips for the Beretta M9 and 1911 as a way to update an old-school work horse. The grips bring both platforms up to par with a lot of today’s railed handguns. But the Recover grips add bulk to the guns–bulk that make it hard to find a holster. But not anymore. Recover has released the one missing piece to the puzzle.
- Patent pending Frame Locking System with universal railed accessories.
- Currently available for standard 1911s that use a Recover CC3H grip and rail system
- Available in Active or Passive Lock.
- Available for right-hand or left-hand draw
- Warranty – 36 Months Free Exchange with proof of purchase
- If you already own the original CC3 grip and rail system, they currently offer a free exchange to upgraded CC3H grips when you purchase the HC11 holster.
- MSRP – $59.99
What they are
These holsters are unique. The secure hold is created through retention on the frame of the handgun instead of the trigger guard. As such, these holsters have a much stronger hold on the gun and also (in theory) are more secure than a standard holster. Beyond the added strength and safety, these holsters also feature a universal fit that accommodates nearly any light or laser you can attach to the Recover’s rail.
Using the Holsters
Wearing the HC11 is much like wearing any other holster. It rides on a paddle system with adjustable cant that makes wearing the holster comfortable and adaptable. The clip on the HC11 is secure during the draw and flexible in carry. It never rubs you wrong, nor does it get away from you when you are going for the gun.
Drawing form the HC11 is as easy as drawing form any other retention style holster. Depending on the model you purchase you will either have a button to depress or just a quick snatch to perform to draw the gun. Holstering is slow–a bit slower than with a standard formed holster. As you insert the gun into the HC11, you literally have to push the gun and its light through a set of rubber flaps. It’s not as hard as I make it sound, and it becomes second-nature once you get accustomed to it.
In the end
In the end the HC11 is a unique and innovative holster that fits well with the rest of Recover’s other products. It is somewhat revolutionary, I think. Would it be my holster of choice?
If you own a 1911 without a rail and find yourself wanting more, these grips and holsters are not only a great option but one of the very few on the market. It is all about money. While I’d rather carry a 1911 with a rail in a custom holster built specifically for my gun/light combination, that could break the bank. Recover offers fully functional options that will add tremendous potential to the gun you already own. And the price is totally reasonable.