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About Colt Commander

The Colt Commander, a variant of the iconic 1911, is celebrated for its reliability and compact size, making it a preferred choice for both concealed carry and range use. Selecting the right Colt Commander holster is crucial for ensuring your firearm is secure, accessible, and comfortably carried. This guide delves into the various holster options, ensuring you find the best fit for your needs. If you want to know more, check out our Colt Commander review

Colt 1911 Commander Holster

A Colt 1911 Commander holster is specifically designed to fit the unique profile of the Commander model, providing a snug fit that protects your firearm while allowing for quick and easy access.

Best Holster for Colt Commander

Identifying the best holster for Colt Commander depends on your personal needs, including carry preference, material, and design. Whether you prioritize comfort, speed of draw, or concealability, there's a holster that meets your criteria.

Colt Commander Shoulder Holster

A Colt Commander shoulder holster offers a comfortable carrying option that distributes the weight across your shoulders, ideal for those who carry their firearm for extended periods or prefer the traditional aesthetic and quick access of shoulder carry.

Colt Commander Concealed Carry Holster

For those who prioritize discretion, a Colt Commander concealed carry holster is designed to keep your firearm out of sight but within quick reach. Options range from IWB (Inside the Waistband) to tuckable designs that offer ultimate concealment.

Colt Commander Leather Holster

The Colt Commander leather holster combines durability with classic style, providing a secure fit and a timeless look. Leather holsters often improve with age, molding to the shape of your firearm for a custom fit.

Colt Commander Holster Inside Pants

For ultimate concealment, a Colt Commander holster inside pants (IWB) allows you to carry your firearm securely and comfortably within the waistband, minimizing printing and keeping your weapon discreetly hidden.

45 Colt Commander Holster

A 45 Colt Commander holster is tailored for the .45 ACP variant of the Commander, ensuring that the holster accommodates the size and weight of this specific model, providing a perfect balance between security and accessibility.


Choosing the right Colt Commander holster enhances your carrying experience, blending functionality with personal preference. Whether you opt for a Colt Commander shoulder holster, a concealed carry holster, or a leather holster, the key is finding a holster that offers the protection, accessibility, and comfort you need. Consider your daily activities, attire, and specific requirements to select the holster that best suits your Colt Commander.

Colt Commander Holsters FAQ

What is the best holster for a Colt Commander?

The best holster for a Colt Commander is subjective and depends on personal preference. Some might prefer the IWB holsters for their concealment advantage, while others might opt for OWB or shoulder holsters for comfort and easy access. Custom molded holsters, providing a snug and secure fit, are generally the preferred choice for most Colt Commander owners. Here’s our best Colt Commander holsters recommendations:

    Colt Commander Open Top Holster - Panther

      Colt Commander IWB Holster w Steel Clip

        Colt Commander Shoulder Holster System

        How to break in a Colt Commander holster?

        If you get one of the best holsters for Colt Commander above, it’s highly likely you won’t need to do any break-in. However, in case your new holster feels a bit too tight, just follow our Break-in Guide. And if you don’t have any break-in solution at hand, feel free to get our Small Break-in Kit, which comes with everything you need for a successful Colt Commander holster break-in.

        Conclusively, Colt Commander remains a top choice for many gun enthusiasts and professionals alike. Ensuring you have the perfect holster, such as the options provided by Craft Holsters, is paramount to enhancing the functionality and ease of access of your Colt Commander, ensuring safety, and providing optimal performance in every situation.

        Gun Facts

        Barrel length: 4.25"
        Caliber: 45/9
        Stack: 1
        Width: 1.25"
        Height: 5.5"
        Length: 7.75"

        Best Gun Holster Accessories

        Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.


        Get yourself a custom mag pouch or speedloader pouch. Becasue there is never "enough ammo" right?

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        GUN BELTS

        A solid and stable gun belt is what you need to prevent your holster and the rest of your EDC from sagging.

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        care kits

        Don't forget to get yourself a handy kit that contains everything you need to make sure your holster will last you a lifetime.

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