Who is your favorite holster maker?


August 5, 2008, 05:44 PM
Just tell us what you like for your leather:), kydex:scrutiny:, or nylon:barf:.

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August 5, 2008, 07:47 PM
Kramer, or Mika can't decide.

August 5, 2008, 07:54 PM
Hellweg wasn't listed.:neener:

August 5, 2008, 08:03 PM
I have used most of the Leather makers you list and found them all to be good enough. My current favorite tho is K&D a small custom shop that you can find at http://kdholsters.com/ Kevin and crew are top notch both in customer service and craftsmanship imho . I predict that his current 10 to 12 week backlog will continue to expand so order now lol .

Black Majik
August 5, 2008, 08:09 PM
Both of mine aren't listed, so I picked "Other."

Milt Sparks for leather, Comp-tac for kydex.

August 5, 2008, 08:11 PM
*Del Fatti

honorable mentions:
K&D Leather
Garrity's Gunleather
KL Null Holsters
Holsters by Eric (HBE)

August 5, 2008, 08:16 PM
Tucker for my 1911s.
Boomstick for my revolvers.

You did not list any of the big name builders.

August 5, 2008, 08:41 PM
My favorite is Milt Sparks.

August 5, 2008, 09:31 PM
Robert Mika - hands down!

August 5, 2008, 09:34 PM
Why leave out all the quality makers? :neener:

Mitch Rosen

Honorable mention...... Milt Sparks

August 6, 2008, 01:41 AM
Milt Sparks..........

Frank Ettin
August 6, 2008, 02:14 AM
I don't know how you could have left off Milt Sparks, Del Fatti, Alessi, Horseshoe Leather or Bulman. I have some of each, and they make fine holster. I'd say my favorites are my Milt Sparks, but Del Fatti and Horseshoe Leather are right up there.

August 6, 2008, 02:19 AM
I put in an order recently for one by David at http://www.littlebearholsters.com/

I'll review it when it arrives.

August 6, 2008, 02:28 AM
Aker Flatsider for autos and Sidearmor for kydex.

I've handled the 'big name' expensive holsters before and they are not the quality that people make them out to be. For a holster to cost $100+, it better be here tomorrow, not 15 months down the road.

August 6, 2008, 02:39 AM
Sparks, Boomstick, Del Fatti...

Your list is not complete.

Many of you may not have heard of Boomstick Holsters...you should see those that Longtooth has for his wheelguns.

A review done by Longtooth (http://1911auto.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2386) with pics...

August 6, 2008, 08:23 AM

August 6, 2008, 12:36 PM
Other - Comp-Tac

the naked prophet
August 6, 2008, 12:43 PM
If I had to choose someone besides myself (http://www.kelloggcustomleather.com/), I would have to say HBE Leatherworks (http://www.hbeleatherworks.com/).

August 7, 2008, 11:58 AM
Milt Sparks and UBG. The way Longtooth has been bragging on his Boomstick holsters and after talking with the owner a few times, my next one will be a Boomstick.

August 7, 2008, 12:18 PM
My vote goes to Kramer Holsters in horsehide.


August 7, 2008, 03:07 PM
FIST and Comp-tac. Both make great holsters and deliver them in a reasonable amount of time. Great customer service too:what:

August 7, 2008, 03:14 PM
Comp-Tac, hands down.

Master of Arms
August 7, 2008, 03:16 PM
I like the Fobus models. Especially the double retention types. guess I like to here the snap.lol

August 10, 2008, 11:09 AM
John O'Rourke (www.gun-holsters.com), a bit less expensive) or Ken Campbell (no website).

August 10, 2008, 11:39 AM
My favs?

Comp-Tac for Kydex
Used to be Rafter S for leather (but since they've stopped delivering products). So right now I'm on the hunt for my next leather maker, I'm going to try Simply Rugged next and see how I like Rob's work.


August 10, 2008, 12:38 PM
Milt Sparks

August 10, 2008, 04:21 PM
None of the above because you didn't mention Milt Sparks, FIST, and many other fine holster makers.

I am GLAD you left out Crossbreed. The owner and their products both suck in a HUGE way. My Supertuck looked like a grade school arts and craft project and the kydex body promptly cracked right at the edges. Complete crap. :rolleyes:

August 10, 2008, 07:36 PM
Don Hume for leather and Comp-Tac for kydex. However I don't have much other experience with other companies besides Uncle Mike's and Galco. Uncle Mike's isn't too impressive but Galco isn't bad.

Ben Shepherd
August 10, 2008, 09:46 PM
I like www.hbeleatherworks.com He's local, very good and does it custom to my needs.

August 11, 2008, 01:11 AM
I really like Alessi holsters myself.

August 12, 2008, 11:42 AM
All my favorites are """other""

In alphabetical order, since I couldn't rate any of these any better or worse than the others:

Bluegrass holsters


Comp Tac

High Noon

Crossbreed and Comp Tac are cheaper, non-custom pieces that work great. Bluegrass and High Noon are amazing.

August 12, 2008, 07:09 PM
Wild Bill's Concealment, Garner, NC

August 12, 2008, 09:05 PM
I don't really have a favorite holster maker, I have a favorite holster period. I've been carrying Bianchi Pistol Pockets for 25 yrs now. The rotating belt loop feature is tremendously versatile. The same holster can do strong side vertical, FBI cant, SOB, crossdraw, all at any angle that suits me. Good holsters.


August 12, 2008, 11:37 PM
There ya go - a consensus for 'other'. :p

My choice is Kramer in horsehide. Great appearance, great fit, great durability. They're worth the cost.

August 12, 2008, 11:58 PM
I last bought a new holster to replace one I lost in the WTC atacks on 9/11/2001. So it has been awhile, but that holster was a Bianchi. It was the exact same model as the one I was replacing that I had boguht about 15-20 years or so earlier. The quality was outstanding in the repacement holster, as good as the first one I had purchased all those years before. If that is not a sign of quality, I do not know what such a sign would be. Anything I have purchased from them has always been top notch.

All the best,
Glenn B

August 13, 2008, 02:34 PM
Closed at poster's request - new thread -


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