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Tanker holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Blkhrt13, May 18, 2017.

  1. Blkhrt13

    Blkhrt13 Member

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    do the basic ones you find all over in black leather feel okay? I have a new to me 92s that needs something to hold it. I'm also going hunting for a high ride.
     
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  3. Blkhrt13

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    Looks like some fine leather products they got there
     
  4. CapnMac

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    The GI-style ones, you really need to get lanolin leather conditioner and slather that on until the leather won't take any more, then strap the rig onto yourself with the desired weapon (or a blue gun version) and wear that for around 36-72 straight hours. The leather will then get a "memory" which will make wear so much nicer.

    Mind you, take the rig off and fold it in anyway or otherwise wrap it up neatly, and it will "forget" everything it has been taught is just about 30-40 seconds. It will then wear like putting your boots on the wrong feet.

    Now, for a relatively inexpensive carry, get a Bianchi M9 holster (the 92 ought to fit that) and the tanker-style over the shoulder cross strap. Not as pretty as good leather, but practical.

    If you are anywhere near Fort Worth, Texas, go give D.M. Bullard a look-see, they have an impressive line of leather goods.
     
  5. aarondhgraham

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    I purchased a "tanker" from Pacific Canvas and Leather,,,
    I really only needed it to use as a pattern to make my own.

    Surprisingly though, It was very nicely made,,,
    And the leather was thick enough to hold it's shape.

    If I had to guess I would say it was in the 8-9 oz range for thickness,,,
    A lot of these mass-produced holsters use leather that's barely 5-6 ounce.

    I wet moulded it to fit a CZ-75B in 9mm,,,
    A good friend wears it now when he's on his motorcycle.

    Aarond

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  6. DaddioDan

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    Aarond....I have the Pacific Canvas and Leather tanker for a 4" S&W Model 10. Fits the revolver beautifully and I do wear it when I ride the motorcycle when it's a bit colder...cold enough to wear the leather bomber jacket. Very comfortable rig and can't beat the price.

    Still searching for the perfect warm weather rig...considering a Bersa 380 for that.

    Dan
     
  7. Sunray

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    The Pacific Canvas and Leather "tanker" is the same shoulder holster issued to air crew during W.W. II. It'd get in one's way in a turret. (One cannot wear an 2 Extra Large and fit well into a turret.) An under the arm, horizontal, shoulder holster does not. Used an Uncle Mike's ballistic nylon one for a while. Leather dislikes warm humid environments like arm pits.
    "...for around 36-72 straight hours..." Wet forming takes 24 hours with the pistol in the holster. No need to wear it.
     
  8. CapnMac

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    Certainly true for actual bovine hide leather.
    The Government-contract "leather" often seems to be made of jackalope hyde. Especially the left-side-of-chest rigs which were issued to US Armored personnel. Go on an week-long FTX, and the things will generally behave. But, pack it once in a seabag . . .
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  9. JTQ

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    I don't really know, but if I were betting, I'd bet the Pacific Canvas and Leather tanker rigs come from China. My understanding is they use some, "unusual" processes for leather tanning that may not be up to many folks expectations. I'm willing to be proven wrong as I have no dog in the fight on these types of products.

    I'd suspect the El Paso Saddlery version may be a better product. http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-96-14-1942-tanker-holster-5-12-to-8-38-barrels.aspx
     
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    I have the Pacific Canvas and Leather M7 for 1911 carry when backpacking/hiking. I like it but in tan. The tan model is not dyed. Sweat and a good leather conditioner gives it the brown color.
     
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