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The Optic Ready Paddle Holster 1 is designed to accommodate 1911’s from 4.25 to 5 inches. Allows an Optic and the added paddle gives you great portability and a quick on and off.


Our Optic Ready Paddle BH1 holster is best suited for 1911’s with up to half rails. Works best for 1911 over 4.25 inches. Additionally, the sweat guard will protect your gun from tarnishing and will act as a comfortable barrier between you and your hammer preventing any gouging into your side. The BH1 comes in a variety of colors to match your gun and attire. The paddle is adjustable and allows for quick on and off while ensuring proper retention.

1791 Gunleather products are distinguished in the following ways:

  • Handcrafted using premium 100% Certified American, Heavy Native Steerhide leather.
  • Includes an Optic Cut that accommodates most pistol Optics.
  • Open top design for quick draw with your preferred carry-style in mind.
  • Multi-fit design that’s handcrafted to accommodate a wide range of firearms.
  • Reinforced stitching ensuring quality, security, and a lifetime of enjoyment.
  • Lifetime warranty commitment to our customers with each product.

We Want You to Know

Our love and appreciation of the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with our passion for the art of gunleather and its representation of the original patriots of this great nation. Housing and protecting your coveted firearms with carefully handcrafted holsters is akin to protecting our loved ones and our cherished freedoms.

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Firearms Brands and Models

1911 5", Browning 1911, Browning HP, Colt 1911 A1, Keltec PMR30, Kimber 1911 5", Kimber Pro TLE/RL II, Remington R1, Rock Island 1911 5", Ruger SR1911, Sig Sauer 1911, Sig Sauer 1911 5" W/Rail, Sig Sauer STX, Springfield Range Officer, Springfield TRP


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Handend Variations

Left, Right

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Don C.
United States United States
  • Firearm Kimber Pro Carry II, Sig Sauer P322

Excellent Holster

Excellent fit the first time. Exactly what I was looking for, fits 2 edc guns I wear.

Stephen S.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Kimber Custom II


Like the other 1791 products I own, the quality and fit of this holster is top notch! Couldn't be happier!

Wesley G.
  • Firearm Kimber Custom 2 1911 5” barrel

Holster Perfection

I wish I could rate this holster six stars. Well made, looks amazing, comfortable to wear, fit my Kimber Custom II perfectly, fair price……no negatives.

John H.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Springfield Garrison 1911

Great holster

Well made holster, my pistol fits in it and is not loose.

Matt M.
United States United States
  • Firearm SA Ronin 1911 5” & 4.25”

Quality with class

As an owner of two SA 1911 Ronin’s—5” & 4.25”—I was looking for a quality holster I could use for either gun. I Could go into a lengthy dissertation on the hrs spent researching holsters, but in the end I felt I needed a leather holster and the 1791 paddle is PERFECT. When I arrived the smell of the leather alone was a good sign I made the right choice. I followed the break-in instructions & within 30 mins I had a quality holder that fits either of my 1911s like a glove. The craftsmanship is top-shelf for the price. Thanks 1791.