Rock Island - IWB

Rock Island IWB Holsters

Rock Island Armory is one of the most trusted firearm brands in the United States, especially for their 1911 series pistol. Finding the right holster for this full-sized pistol can be challenging, especially if you need to carry concealed. Even the 1911-A1 CS compact Colt Officer series is still a large handgun.

The best holster for your needs should be a combination of comfort, security, and accessibility. Incognito Concealment makes some of the best Kydex holsters to protect you and your Rock Island 1911.

Rock Island Armory

Rock Island Armory has a favorable reputation among gun owners, frequently producing a variety of 1911 models. The 1911, made popular by John M. Browning, has a long history of being used by members of the military or law enforcement.

With the look of standard government-issue (GI) and police officer models, the 1911s that are manufactured by Rock Island Armory aren’t the most flashy handguns, but they’re affordable and reliable. All Rock Island 1911s are built with 4140 Ordinance Steel, have upgraded rear sights, and feature skeletonized hammers and triggers. The caliber choices for this handgun include .45 ACP, .40 Smith & Wesson, 10mm, and 9mm.

When you need a sidearm for target shooting, these are ideal handguns for the job, although they can also be used in self-defense situations. The 1911 size can feel bulky, but with the right holster for concealed carry, it can still be comfortable to wear.

Finding the Right Holster

Using a holster is all but a necessity when owning a firearm, as they’re the ideal accessory for keeping firearms secure, safe, accessible, and concealed. There are many holster options, including an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster, and outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster. Some holsters have a thumb break to prevent firearms from being drawn unintentionally.

For a concealed carry holster, the IWB holster is the most popular. Using the belt clips, an IWB holster fits snugly inside your lower garment, while only the grip and part of the slide are left above the beltline. You can easily cover this with a loose-fitting shirt, jacket, or another garment. An IWB holster keeps your gun out of the view of others and is one of the best options for concealed carry.

Finding the right holster model for your Rock Island Armory 1911 comes down to what you’re using the holster for and the material you prefer.
If your plan is to practice concealed carry, an IWB holster is the best for concealment. While some owners swear by leather holsters, the best material for holsters is Kydex.

Incognito Concealment offers Rock Island IWB holsters that are made of Kydex for multiple size 1911 models.

Kydex is a durable and lightweight polymer that’s waterproof and corrosion-resistant. It’s more rigid than leather or nylon holsters, allowing holsters to retain their shape while under the strain of external pressure, rather than collapsing. Adjustable retention allows these holsters to be made as tight or loose as the gun owner prefers with the use of a screw.

Wearing a gun belt, which has an internal stiffener like steel or Kydex, is recommended with your Rock Island 1911 IWB holster. Firearms tend to make regular belts sag from their weight, affecting both their carry position and level of exposure.

Contact Us

To find the perfect holster for your Rock Island 1911, browse our collection of Kydex holster styles. You can also call us at (586) 333-4240 and we can help you decide which style of Incognito Concealment holster you prefer.