I have no doubt that the El Paso Saddlery item would be much better quality (I lived in El Paso a long time and visited El Paso Saddlery on occasion) but Pacific Canvas stuff is at least servicable, and some of it is very good in fact.
I have two of their brown leather "US" marked 1911 holsters and four "US" marked brown leather dual-magazine pouches myself. I treated all of these items with anhydrous lanolin -- partly because the leather looked a little dry and partly because I wanted to waterproof the leather (as I do with all my leather items, as per my SOP) -- and they look great...sort of a chestnut brown color (a darker color than when not treated).
Quality-wise, I'd rate the Pacific Canvas M38 1911 "US" shoulder holster I got a C+/B-, the 1911 "US" (pistol belt) flap holster a B+/A- and the leather "US" ammo pouches a solid A. Did not get any of their slings so I can't say.
-- John D.
June 16, 2009, 02:46 PM
Turner has NM sling seconds for $34. I've got one on order, still haven't received it yet.