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dfsixstring
November 9, 2012, 04:12 PM
Hi all,
I just ordered a Mitch Rosen holster for my Ruger SR9c. I have a nice IWB Comp-Tac and am now looking for an OWB for certain outfit combinations.

The Mitch Rosen, through Ruger won't be shipped until after Dec 15...so, anyone have any suggestions for something comparable? Here's what I like about the Motch Rosen:
- open top, eg no thumb strap
- formed leather (classy, attractive)
- closed bottom - I don't like the barrel sticking out.
- high ride at a forward cant.
- made for the SR9c
Anything else out there like this I should consider? No IWB, no Kydex.

Thanks


Dfsixstring
SR9c
LCP
RST4S

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JTQ
November 9, 2012, 10:26 PM
The Rosen holster is probably open at the bottom, but covers the entire slide.

There are many holsters that will meet your needs. Are you looking for something that will ship sooner than what you have already ordered or just something that will meet your criteria.?

TimeIsRunninOut
November 10, 2012, 01:03 AM
Have you browsed through online catalogs such as midwayusa, optics planet, etc? I have tried a holster for a Glock 19 on mine it fits with about 1/2 an inch extra space so maybe a Glock 26 holster off of the shelf might fit better and get you by until you receive your MR holster. Also try places like Gander Mountain, Cabela's and/or sportsmans warehouse for holster options.

9mmepiphany
November 10, 2012, 02:01 AM
If you are referring to the Rosen 5JR, it is open at the bottom.

If you just ordered it and getting it as soon as Dec 15th, that is amazingly quick. I can't think of a holster of similar quality you could get in less time. I would have expected a 6 month wait

dfsixstring
November 10, 2012, 10:21 AM
Ok, I was unaware the MR "was" open at the bottom. I was hoping to find an alternative holster meeting this criteria that could be obtained faster.

It is difficult for me to find holsters because I'm left handed as well.

I am concerned about quality. It may be best to just wait for the MR to come in Dec. I was also concerned about mid Dec delivery delays too. I don't want Dec to turn into Jan.


Dfsixstring
SR9c
LCP
RST4S

g_one
November 10, 2012, 11:07 AM
Most places that have form-fitted holsters are going to have some turnaround time. IMHO everything that matches your description (high ride, open top, good appearance) is a good bet for High Noon Holsters (http://www.highnoonholsters.com/); they have rush service for a bit more money, but they make really nice products and should have plenty that are available for the SR9c. Their website is a bit "big" but still navigable.

dbp
November 10, 2012, 12:19 PM
Hi all,
I just ordered a Mitch Rosen holster for my Ruger SR9c. I have a nice IWB Comp-Tac and am now looking for an OWB for certain outfit combinations.

The Mitch Rosen, through Ruger won't be shipped until after Dec 15...so, anyone have any suggestions for something comparable? Here's what I like about the Motch Rosen:
- open top, eg no thumb strap
- formed leather (classy, attractive)
- closed bottom - I don't like the barrel sticking out.
- high ride at a forward cant.
- made for the SR9c
Anything else out there like this I should consider? No IWB, no Kydex.

Thanks


Dfsixstring
SR9c
LCP
RST4S
dfsixstring

I have a High Noon Snapper for my SR9C that I sold last year that I will let you have at a reasonable price. Used only a month before I sold the pistol. You can have it in three days. Send me a PM if interested.

JTQ
November 10, 2012, 01:05 PM
Depending on what you are willing to pay,

High Noon has a "rush" option

http://www.highnoonholsters.com

I've seen an add somewhere, where Kramer says if you order by 1 Dec you can get your holster by Christmas. My guess is if you order now, it would be in before your Rosen holster.

http://www.kramerleather.com

dbp
November 10, 2012, 01:16 PM
You will pay at least $145 plus $50 for rush.

JTQ
November 10, 2012, 01:28 PM
You will pay at least $145 plus $50 for rush.
Which High Noon holster are you paying $145 for?

I don't think the OP is looking for horsehide. The "Topless", which meets his criteria, in cowhide is a $100 holster. The "rush" shipping will cost you an extra $50 though.

http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Topless/_topless.html

dbp
November 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
Which High Noon holster are you paying $145 for?

I don't think the OP is looking for horsehide. The "Topless", which meets his criteria, in cowhide is a $100 holster. The "rush" shipping will cost you an extra $50 though.

http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Topless/_topless.html
JTQ

True -- I was looking at horsehide. Ok, so $150 plus shipping. Look, I really liked my Snapper from HN. It was a great holster.

BTW - you wouldn't be in Tampa would you?

JTQ
November 10, 2012, 07:13 PM
BTW - you wouldn't be in Tampa would you?
Nope, a little more Northwest Florida than Tampa. I'm in the Pensacola area.

dfsixstring
November 11, 2012, 04:39 PM
The MR from Ruger is about $80. The same holster on MR's site is about $145. I guess part of the reason for the delay is because I'm LH.

I have looked at the HN, but thought the MR was of comparable quality at a better price. Looks like I need to just be patient. Thanks for all of the input from everyone.


Dfsixstring
SR9c
LCP
RST4S

Iggy
November 11, 2012, 05:25 PM
For a useful, secure, and close tucked holster for the money, you'd better take a look at
Simply rugged.

http://www.simplyrugged.com/

Great bang for the buck.

JTQ
November 11, 2012, 09:25 PM
The MR from Ruger is about $80. The same holster on MR's site is about $145. I guess part of the reason for the delay is because I'm LH.
Rosen has two levels of holster. The one Ruger is selling is their Express Line. They have less detail and ship faster. The 5JR-Express from Rosen sells for $75. If you buy direct from Rosen, it shouldn't make any difference if you are righty or lefty on the delivery time.

http://www.mitchrosen.com/product_line/product_line.html

The "full detail" 5JR is a more expensive holster and will take longer for delivery.

Your wait time from Ruger is very short for a custom holster. Milt Sparks typical delivery times are in the six month range. In the 2008-2009 time frame, most custom makers had delivery times approaching a year. Some people were even waiting over two years (some may still be) from some makers.

thezoltar
November 11, 2012, 10:16 PM
http://akerleather.com/off-duty-holsters.php?cat=off-duty-xr&name=FlatSider+XR+Series+Holsters

I have used these holsters for several years and have been very happy with them.

dfsixstring
November 13, 2012, 01:56 PM
I called Mitch Rosen today and the date Ruger gave me was accurate. When I asked if I could order direct, the lady said the turn around time would be the same - since each order is a custom holster.

Long story short, I'm learning patience. Thanks all for the input.



Dfsixstring
SR9c
LCP
RST4S

DocRx
November 22, 2012, 10:59 AM
Wait for the Mitch Rosen, it'll be worth it. I bought one each for my Ruger KLCR .357mag and my Kahr CM9. I couldn't be happier with all aspects of the MR, construction, fit, draw, holds tight to body, etc. My favorite holster for both firearms easily, and use them 95% of the time. Time will fly by. Take care, and enjoy.

dfsixstring
January 17, 2013, 08:36 AM
Holster finally arrived a few weeks ago. I love it and am glad I waited. The quality is what I was hoping for and the fit is perfect. Very comfortable to wear all day long.


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