Higher end leather belt holsters


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Noxx
September 13, 2007, 09:54 PM
I'm considering getting a new belt holster as I'll be traveling frequently in states where open carry is legal.

I've been looking at the usual suspects, Bianchi, Galco, etc, but I wouldn't be averse to dropping some cash on something really nice, for either a full size Sig or a 686 (not quite decided on that yet).

Any suggestions on where to find "da good stuff"?

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JLStorm
September 13, 2007, 10:54 PM
I have used Milt Sparks and The Beltman. They are both great belts, but I prefer the beltman because they have move options and the weight time is only about 4 weeks vs 24 weeks for sparks. The quality of the belts is the same, but the beltman's buckles seem a bit more solid to me. You can spend hundreds on a belt if you want to get really fancy, it all depends on your time line, budget, and style I suppose. I just get a nice black belt that works with jeans or khakis.

lance22
September 14, 2007, 10:19 AM
A class by themselves ...

Del Fatti - http://www.delfatti.com
Mitch Rosen - http//:www.mitchrosen.com

After that you have your main-stream extremely nice custom leather like K&D, Milt Sparks, UBG, Bob Mernickle, Tucker, El Paso Saddelry, ... tons n tons of these. They can all hook you up with a nice belt / holster matching combo.

And as if those aren't enough options - some Kydex makers (actually only one that I can think of but tying to give the benefit of a doubt) can do very classy overlays of stingray, shark, Western Diamondback, ostrich and these also can look very nice. Below is my favorite 'show off' holster which was made for me by BearClaw Holsters (http://www.bearclawholsters.com) - I matched it up with a gator inlaid belt from Mernickle (http://www.mernickleholsters.com):

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x137/lance22_photo/Holsters/alligator_5_600_s.jpg
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x137/lance22_photo/Holsters/gator1_Aug2007.jpg

The lighting is a little off so the colors didn't come out quite right in the photos but you get the idea. There are a ton of first-rate holster/belt combos out there - have fun looking around as that's half the fun.

Noxx
September 14, 2007, 12:20 PM
Now that's what I'm talking about, TY for the links.

shadowalker
September 14, 2007, 01:17 PM
HaugenHandgunLeather.com (http://www.haugenhandgunleather.com) I've been very happy with his holsters, he offers many different choices of materials, 12+ week turnaround time.

lance22
September 14, 2007, 01:53 PM
I forgot about Haugen ... nice looking stuff and I really like how he does the belt loops on some of his owbs. You should post his URL more often ... the waiting time for holsters is nutz and we should do more to showcase the works of lesser known makers such as Haugen who's craftsmanship is so self-evident.

His website could use some bigger photos so people can appreciate the details of his work. I'm in the market for a larger gun belt (gettin' fat lol) and would have loved to see a better photo of his very nice belts.

Bottom Gun
September 14, 2007, 02:38 PM
I like the Kramer holsters I use.

ta4
September 14, 2007, 04:14 PM
HaugenHandgunLeather.com I've been very happy with his holsters, he offers many different choices of materials, 12+ week turnaround time.

I was told 8 weeks for my Scabbard III. That is an amazingly good turn-around time. Now to the Beltman web site...

Ala Dan
September 18, 2007, 10:55 AM
I like real leather holsters, as made by Kirkpatrick Leather of
Laredo, Texas. Very nice holsters, affordable prices, and dam
nice folks to do business with~!

Be sure and tell Rachel I sent you~!:D

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