How good are inespensive High Noon holsters?


November 27, 2009, 05:13 PM
I've been looking at inexpensive IWB holsters because I can't carry in my day-to-day life. I live in the Peoples Republic of Maryland. I can only carry when I go to neighboring states so this holster would seldom be used. Hence I'm looking at inexpensive stuff.

I'm seeing an unmolded cowhide High Noon for $34.95. It would accomodate my SIG 229R, Bersa .380CC, XDm and a Stoeger Cougar if I get one. The list of guns that this particular model fits looks to be endless. My question is, how good are these leather holsters that seem to fit almost every handgun from the universe of all possible handguns? My guess would be that the fit isn't real good.
Anyone have any experience with cheap High Noon holsters that fit almost everthing?

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November 27, 2009, 05:17 PM
I liked them for my 1911's, but I hated it for my glock. I use the bare asset, Well, not anymore since I've been carrying my glock lately.

November 27, 2009, 05:19 PM
I should have one coming soon for my P07 - I'll let you know! A good friend loves High Noon holsters, carries nothing but High Noon.

The Lone Haranguer
November 27, 2009, 06:04 PM
I've used Bare Assets for various guns with satisfaction. They hold and carry the gun just fine. As with any soft holster, they are a nuisance to get the gun into, but that is true of any soft holster.

November 27, 2009, 06:28 PM
The model I'm looking at is the Hidden Ally which looks to be the 'tuckable' version of the Bare Asset that you folks are talking about. Sounds like it's OK?

November 27, 2009, 06:31 PM
They are okay... I have one for my P245 and it was way tooooooo tight at first. I really had to break it in. The off the shelf ones are semi generic so their fit is hit or miss.

November 27, 2009, 09:02 PM
I have that Hidden Alley, and in retrospec I wish I had the non-tuckable version.

Nothing wrong with the holster, just the concept didn't work for me.

Being able to tuck in the shirt sounded cool, but for me, it just makes the pistol print, so went to not tucking it in. Holster still works, but reholstering often has to be done two handed more is a soft mouth, plus now the top end isn't held firm so it flops more.

The quality seems to be holding up well so far. Have had it for over a year, and still looks nearly new.

November 28, 2009, 07:10 AM
I've got the split decision. I've used it for about 6 months. I carry a Bersa Thunder .380

If this sucker ever wears out, I'll buy another one :) I love it.

It does flop when you pull down your pants to use the head, so you have to "Thumb" the pistol as you drop them, but the benefit of being able to tuck your shirt in outweighs that issue.

It has an adjustment screw so you can tighten or loosen the "grip" on the pistol. I've had to tighten it every few weeks, it works loose, I've thought about putting some lock tight on it.

All in all, you can't find a better holster for the money, and I'll most likely buy more from them in the future for my other guns.

November 28, 2009, 01:08 PM
I, too, am a big fan of High Noon holsters. They are terrific for the price, and many of their models are in stock and can be shipped the same day you order, which is a treat when you consider the number of manufacturers out there who put you on the 6-month waiting list and then still can't deliver the goods. :fire: I've used a High Noon Split Decision for my PPK/S and another one for my P99C, and they are perfect for me. I've also been using them for 3 years, and they still look brand new. I'd highly recommend them to anyone, especially at the price.

November 28, 2009, 02:29 PM
I bought the Mr. Softy for my PX4 SC, but ended up with the LCP for daily carry. Lo and behold, the MR. Softy fits the LCP with laser perfectly and makes it as close to invisible as I have seen with any of my rigs.

It may look like it would be hard to grasp and draw, but it is quite easy by hooking your middle finger around the finger extension. For $25 you can't go wrong. Also, Mr. Softy is a misnomer as it is actually fairly stiff and the reinforced lip makes holstering easy.




The Bushmaster
November 28, 2009, 03:25 PM
In the famous words of [I don't know who]. "You get what you pay for." The problem with most "cheap" holsters is proper retention. Basicly there isn't any. A fitted holster will cost you more, but in the long run will be a lot cheaper then a lost gun or fumbled gun when you most need it. IWB holsters MUST be comfortable too.

November 28, 2009, 11:26 PM
The problem with most "cheap" holsters is proper retention. Basicly there isn't any. A fitted holster will cost you more, but in the long run will be a lot cheaper then a lost gun or fumbled gun when you most need it. IWB holsters MUST be comfortable too.

IWB Holsters have built-in retention just by being IWB. Also, the High Noon holsters have tension screws to tighten the grip on the pistol, and it works well. I could stand on my head and the gun wouldn't fall out. Not to mention that my shirt is tucked in on top of it, so even if it did, it would just be floating around inside my shirt.

As for comfortable, I don't even realize I'm wearing it most of the time.

Have you ever owned a High Noon holster? If the answer is no, maybe you should test drive one before bad-mouthing them. The OP was asking for people with experience with this brand of holsters, not a generic Nay-sayer about the price or style.

Reading every other post except yours goes right along with mine, people like them, and they are a superior product for the price range they are in.

Dallas Jack
November 29, 2009, 10:25 AM
I've bought several IWB holster (4) from High Noon Holsters. I have never had a gun retention problem with any of them. Also as the Mr Softy gets older it will become even more comfortable. I most likely will buy more from them as needed.
Dallas Jack

The Bushmaster
November 29, 2009, 11:15 AM
Wow..Seems I stepped into some cow leavings. To each his own. I will stay with my Kramer, Kellogg Custom and Nighthawk. I carry one of three handguns at any given time. But mostly a Kimber.

November 29, 2009, 10:53 PM
HN Bare Asset for the LCR
$24.95 and in stock.

desert gator
November 30, 2009, 12:48 AM
I replaced my high noon holsters (bare asset) that I used for my two carry guns with desantis the insider holsters. To me they are hands down more comfortable, but they do keep the gun deeper inside your pants

November 30, 2009, 09:03 PM
I think, personally, that the High Noon series of holsters negates the time-worn "You get what you pay for" adage. In this case, you get a heck of a fine holster for not a lot of money. I've tried some of the high-priced holsters that folks have mentioned here and quickly sold them. I've used High Noons for three-plus years, just bought a Split Decision for my P99C and another for my P5, and couldn't be happier. I'd certainly agree with "To each his own," but I also wouldn't badmouth a specific brand because it didn't cost as much as some folks think a good holster should. IMO, you get a lot of quality for not a lot of money, and there's nothing wrong with that.

November 30, 2009, 10:12 PM
Can I bad mouth them. I own 3 or 4 of their real custom holsters.

The Swift skin I own for my P245 is a very avg holster. It is too tight. I had to really work it out to get it to fit. The draw out of it sucks. It would never actually use it to carry because I would be afraid that I would not be able to draw if I had to.

The Stocking item holsters are not true custom holsters. They are they should fit holsters. They are pretty close holsters. They are you get what you pay for holsters.

Sorry but that is the truth. Their custom holsters are as nice as any in the marketplace but IMHO you are better off buying a Glaco or other production holster over the High Noon close enough stocked items.

November 30, 2009, 10:47 PM
Skip High Noon IMO.

I once sent an email asking why their in-stock down under in black was $135 and received probably the rudest email response from them ever... Basically saying that if I was a "real shooter" I'd know that a good holster costs that much and that holsters that don't are crap. (funny since their business is mostly based on selling cheaper/affordable type holsters... hmmm)

Their stocking item holsters are only slightly better than any cheap neoprene iwb and really not that safe for "safe action" pistols, forget about one-handed reholstering because they collapse after you draw or without a gun in them.

I got 2 bare asset holsters to hold me over in the past, but after their arrogance I'll never buy or let a friend buy from them again. For $15-20 more you can get a Blade-Tech or something that'll last forever and work better without the attitude.

December 1, 2009, 01:35 AM
I use to have the "Hidden Alley" for a PT111, the truth is I really never tucked my shirt in with it, still printed too much. The "Bare Asset" is what my XD45C rides in and it is great, I have been using it for about 2-1/2 years and I am definitely ready for a new one, but it has been great especially for the price.

Deus Machina
December 1, 2009, 01:56 AM
Bare Asset is great for the price, when matched to the gun.

My S&W 469 is great in the one made for it. My CZ PCR, slightly different, is awful and prints.

Have a Fist for my CZ. Very much recommend them, for the price. Also recommend the Bare Asset for the price. But $185 for a Down Under in black because the retention screw is in a different place, and there's an extra flap of leather? Or $90 for the standard Down Under, or even $65 for the Hideaway because it's a different material?

The Bare Asset is great, for the price. But High Noon can be called 'the absolute best of the generic holsters'. The price they want for a generic Hideaway got me a hard-molded, fully-adjustable Fist.

As for the 'tuckable' holsters, I've never found one I could use. If it lets me tuck in my shirt, it completely screws up the draw. Solution: wear my PCR and don't tuck in the shirt, or tuck and carry the Taurus M85 in pocket.

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