How Do Streamlight Tactical Lights and Red Dot Sights Affect Your Gun Holster Choice?

Red dot sights and tactical lights like Streamlight can vastly improve the functionality of your 1911. However, they can also complicate things. Adding a light or optic to your 1911 will drastically affect your choice of concealed carry gun holster.

You can’t shoot what you can’t see. That’s why adding some sort of light to your gun should be one of the first modifications to any 1911. What’s more, aiming with iron sights can be difficult. Acquiring your target can take a few seconds - precious seconds that matter in a life or death situation.

Red dot sight holster

At Southern Trapper, we understand how important these modifications can be. That’s why we custom build gun holsters for 1911s from Wilson Combat, Dan Wesson, Ed Brown, and more. Check out our full selection to learn more.