I took all the "Other" makers in the previous poll (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=383217) that got more than one vote (including honorable mentions) and added them. Listed makers that got 1 or 0 votes have been deleted.
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August 13, 2008, 01:49 PM
Yay!!! Still no ultra-craptastic Crossbreed garbage in the poll!
August 13, 2008, 02:59 PM
I don't see FIST-INC and why can't we select more than one?
I love FIST kydex, I have one for my PCR on the way, but I have been blown away by the rapid turnaround and awesome product I got from Comp-Tac, so I voted for them. Just started wearing my Minotaur MTAC.
August 13, 2008, 03:00 PM
I like Milt Sparks alot, but when it comes down to it... I really, really like Comptac overall. Their holsters, the awesome customer service, and the number of candies I've received from them.
I own mostly Comptac stuff, so that's where my vote went.
I don't see FIST-INC and why can't we select more than one?
FIST only got one mention in the other thread, and there's only room for 16 choices so anything that didn't get 2+ votes or mentions in the previous thread isn't here.
As for why can't you vote for more than one? I want to hear what you like best, not just all the makes you've been happy with. I'm just evil like that.:evil:
August 13, 2008, 03:17 PM
+1 for FIST. Unlike Crossbreed, they make good, usable stuff.
August 13, 2008, 03:44 PM
Rough! Well FIST was my favorite holster maker ever because of a cheap kydex metal belt clip IWB I have for my Glock 27 but my MTAC is stealing my heart away!
Though the high-end FIST kydex universal holster I have ordered for my PCR may very well tie it for favorite. I am finding I like Kydex more and more, it is so quick and easy to unholster, and it is so quick and easy to reholster. I don't feel like I am lifting myself off the ground by the belt when I use them, unlike the leather holsters I have, and though the MTAC isn't perfect in that regard, it is still a wonderfully comfortable and versatile holster. And I love that I can use it for three of my guns.
Presently, Milt Sparks make my favorite holsters. But I just ordered one from another small maker that may put that claim to the test if what I have heard about him is true.
August 14, 2008, 01:50 AM
I like mine of course ;) So I choose Other :D
August 15, 2008, 12:58 PM
Still Milt Sparks.
August 15, 2008, 03:50 PM
Milt Sparks for me.
August 15, 2008, 04:15 PM
Another thing to speak for Milt Sparks quality is that I've never met an unhappy Milt Sparks owner. Ever. If I did, I punch him because I'd know I was having a bad dream because he doesn't exist and hey, free punch.
August 15, 2008, 04:20 PM
Another thing to speak for Milt Sparks quality is that I've never met an unhappy Milt Sparks owner.
Well, for the price and the loooong wait, they'd better be putting out quality stuff. And, they do!
August 15, 2008, 04:28 PM
There's a local (Azle, TX) guy named D.M. Bullard. I really like his stuff, and the prices are pretty good. http://www.dmbullardleather.com/ These holsters conceal very well, and are comfortable.
August 20, 2008, 05:24 PM
I'm a DM Bullard fan myself. Easy guy to work with and makes great holsters.
August 20, 2008, 05:25 PM
Aker and Comp Tac
August 21, 2008, 07:55 AM
I can't vote for just one.
I own leather by Sparks, Rosen, Kramer and Del Fatti, so it's hard to choose.
August 21, 2008, 12:16 PM
Mitch Rosen, but Jim "the beltman" Speidel makes a mean custom holster these days. The elephant hide holster and matching knife sheath that Jim made for me are really fine:
August 21, 2008, 06:44 PM
I agree with Fozzy Bear Bluegrass holsters is top shelf, So "other" since it was not in your new thread/list
August 21, 2008, 06:50 PM
don hume first comptac second for me
August 21, 2008, 07:54 PM
I chose Milt Sparks for their sixgun holsters, which I use regularly. The PMK may just be the best revolver holster in the world, IMHO, and the Summer Special works very well for me when I want to carry a longer-barreled sixgun IWB. For autos, I think there are other makers a bit better, by design.
August 22, 2008, 12:25 PM
I have a Summer Special II and like it well enough. It's a bit thick because the loops are directly on the holster itself instead of being offset to either side.
August 24, 2008, 03:18 PM
Comp-tac for me. Well, at least the M-tac, I haven't tried any of the other ones. I found one that works great and am sticking to it.
August 24, 2008, 03:27 PM
+1. Much better than the cheap Crossbreed knock off.
August 24, 2008, 04:57 PM
I am used to see alot of Safariland holsters (police department service holster, model 6070, level III +1 retention, looks badass with the service Walther P99 QA).
My top 3: Safariland, Comp-Tac, Fobus. (should be able to vote 3 times "2 other", ;))
August 24, 2008, 05:13 PM
I really like my Sparks holster, a Versa Max II....but I voted for Boom-Stick, maybe not as well known (yet), but every bit as good or a tad better IMO. His Strong Side Scabbard is great looking and well made...I don't have mine yet, but a good friend (Longtooth) that I trust has given him good reviews.
I have a cross draw version of his Strong Side Scabbard ordered....to use when I'm hunting, to get the pistol on my left side, away from the rifle slung on my right shoulder.
August 24, 2008, 09:55 PM
Yes I do. Jeff builds as good a holster as Sparks & Allessi. I have owned Sparks & my shoulder rig is a Bodyguard by Lou. I have never worn any of his belt holsters because there are hardly ever sold on the sale board.
I have 2 BoomStick revolver holsters. I got 2 of his very first revolver holsters for a longer barrel than a snubby. Excellent quality & craftmanship. Jeff is a good guy to work with too.
Both of them together. SP101 & GP100. Both w/ a 3" barrel.