Let me start out by saying I'm not really a kydex fan. However (bet you didn't see that coming lol) I'm beyond impressed with KT Mech's holsters, especially the owb versions. I first started using them upon a recommendation for one of my now gone plastic fantastic 9 M&Ps. Well I just ordered two, one for my SA RO Elite Compact-received yesterday-and waiting on one for the full size Operator I'm picking up tomorrow. This holster is slim! Very close to the body, nice shield on the body side and I ordered it with the suede lining. Went to the range this morning to run some drills and I like it for the 1911 even more than the M&P. Very smooth and fast draw, holds the pistol nicely. Couldn't be happier. There are times I prefer an owb, it conceals easily under a t-shirt and especially under a cover garment. Can't wait for the bigger brother for the Operator. With shipping and suede lining it was $57. I'll still use the VMII the majority of the time but for those other times I'll be just fine with this one.