Old Faithful IWB


October 8, 2013, 05:18 AM
I just received my IWB holster in the mail and wanted to pass on my experience and thoughts for those interested.

Order took about a month from placement to my front door, which is as stated on the site.

The holster itself appears to be very well made and sturdy. The leather and kydex are thicker than most other brands but the profile remains quite thin. The thickness lends itself nicely IMO. It took me a few minutes of fiddling to find the ride height and cant that I like, but once I did it felt very comfortable. Hell, I fell asleep in the recliner for about an hour with the thing on.

The holster is a bit stiff but should wear in over time. Extra hardwear was also provided to aid in proper fitting and replacement.

All in all, I am very pleased with the purchase and will probably purchase more holsters/kits in the future.

Also, just so everyone is clear, I have no affiliation with the company, just a satisfied customer. Hope this helps anyone considering Old Faithful Holsters.

Lastly, IIRC there is a small discount for THR members (5% I believe), Google it.

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October 17, 2013, 08:55 AM
Take all the plastic off and roll the leather in your hand in all directions. It will loosen right up. They make a nice holster for the money with the kit price. IF you find you want even more adjustments check out comp-tac different belt clips, best out there period. If you want to narrow it up or just punch new holes for more adjustment use old sharpend 22mag to 223 cases to tap new holes. They have a good product that fits about any handgun out there.

October 24, 2013, 12:05 AM
Thanks for the tips!

October 25, 2013, 09:41 PM
I purchased two Old Faithful holster kits, one RH 1911 Gov't for myself and a LH j-frame for my mother and received them within three weeks of ordering. I've been wearing mine daily for about a month now. I've completely given up carrying my Sig P290RS because it's just as comfortable to carry and almost as easy to conceal my Remington R1S in this holster. My mother has gone through multiple holsters trying to find one that conceals her S&W .38 comfortably and this is the first she's actually happy with. As previously mentioned, the leather is rigid at first but can be massaged and rolled to soften before assembly. I also took sandpaper to some of the rough leather edges to smooth them out. Old Faithful makes good products and their price point is fair and manageable for someone like me who doesn't have a fortune to spend on gear. I'll probably end up getting a holster for the smaller pistol and a couple mag carriers from them as well.

F-111 John
November 11, 2013, 04:55 PM
I own three Old Faithful Holsters, two IWB for a J-Frame Smith and a Glock 26, and an OWB for my wife's Ruger SR-22P.

First thing I did after assembly was to spray both the front and back of the leather with Ballistol. It really softened up the leather, but be warned that if you have the brown leather it will turn it a very dark brown, approaching black. On the black leather, it just makes it shinier and more supple.

Best darn holsters for the money in my book.

Also, it's not on their website yet, but you can get leather straps to replace the metal clips. The clips would dig into my hand when I accessed my front pocket, but with the leather loops they are extremely comfortable.


KY Sparky
November 14, 2013, 06:54 PM
I got one of the kits for my M&P40c around this time last year. I can't say enough good stuff about the thing. On many occasions I have worn it from 6 am to 9 pm in total comfort, even driving. Like others have said, I too have fell asleep on the couch while wearing it. It is very well made and ultra concealable. F-111 John, thanks for the tip on the leather straps, I had planned on making some myself for the same reason but will take a look at the Old Faithful ones. I think they have a lifetime guarantee that they will buy it back if you are unsatisfied for any reason. I doubt they have bought many back. Great products!

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