Decent Bikini Holster, with quirks.
I own this in both the belt as well as the paddle format. I own a full size 1911-A1 as well as a compact. The pistol friction fits snug, and deep enough to protect the trigger. I like this design very much. Allows for a very rapid draw and easy to reholster. I would recommend this design as a belt as well as paddle. Being a bikini it is very easy to carry a longslide as well. The reason I give it three stars is: the two tension screws are what holds the whole thing together. Last night in Walmart, the screws came loose as I was walking down an isle. My 1911-A1 fell to the concrete muzzle first, causing a small ding on the side of the muzzle, and I had to have my wife stick it in her purse so we could leave the store. Luckily, only one person saw that happen. I got it home and used blue locktite on it heavily and reset the tension. They need the holster Stitched on both sides, and not rely upon tension screws that can work loose over time to hold it together. Paddle version: The paddle version uses a steel plate on the inside to form the U channel to make up the rear of the holster by the paddle. Over time, it bent. My paddle version has a little wobble to it now. Other than that, it is fine. I need to get that one out and locktite it like my belt holster so I do not have a re run of what happened to me in Walmart.
[The best way to monitor the tension units is to set them at 12-and-6 o'clock or 3-and-9 o'clock. This way you can tell at a glance if they've started to loosen. Unfortunately, it's in the nature of screws to unscrew. - Galco CS]