Will A 2011 Fit In A 1911 Holster?

The 1911 also known as Colt M1911 was first introduced in 1911 and it’s been in service ever since. With over a century of upgrades and changes, the gun still has a place in modern arsenal.

The 2011 which many people claim isn’t “real” is actually a variant of the 1911 gun using the same frame design with slight changes.

It’s a modular variant and you can customize your own 2011. Thus, the term “building a 2011”. If you are someone who owns a 1911 and a holster of it, and wants to build a 2011 now and wondering about the compatibility, don’t worry, you are not the only one.

Without further ado, let’s find out whether these two are compatible at all or not.

What is the 1911?

The 1911 is a handgun made by Colt. It’s a semi-automatic handgun that paved the way for many modern-day semi-automatic pistols.

The gun chambers a .45 ACP cartridge. It was used in the Vietnam war as well. With so much rich history and modification behind such a small gun, the modern-day shooters decided to dip their toes in the journey as well.

Thus creating 2011.

What is the 2011?

You can say it’s a cyberpunk version of 1911. After all, the upgrades that the community did to this gun are nothing less than futuristic. From making the gun completely modular to adding in barrels and grips that you probably never saw before.

Essentially, they are the same gun but with different characteristics. If that makes sense. What makes 2011 a 2011 is the double-stacked magazine. Without this, it’s not really a gun to write home about.

Will a 2011 fit in a 1911 holster?

Right to the point with you, huh? Well, no worries, I don’t want to keep you caged here forever either.

Yes, the 2011 will fit in a 1911 Holster. Though, you might need to hold your horses for a bit. Yes, the holster fits, but not all of them.

That’s right, despite having nearly identical features and frames, the two guns are not necessarily the same. The 2011 version has some physical changes that make the gun slightly bulkier and also has the rail in a more reserved position.

Due to these features, a lot of 1911 Kydex holsters won’t be able to fit the 2011 at all. Even if they fit, they might end up scratching your rail or the scope in that rail.

If you are planning on fitting a 2011 in your 1911 holster, make sure to purchase a good leather holster for it. This way, you will have some wiggle room and it won’t damage your optic either.


Hopefully, this was able to clear your confusion about the compatibility of 2011 and 1911. I know a lot of you own both or plan to own them both.

If you want, you can just buy 2011 holsters. Many companies make leather holsters specifically for that variant. Unironically, those holsters will hold 1911 just fine!

That’s all for now. Thanks for spending your time with me. Will see you guys on the next one. Till then, take care and have fun.

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