Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Various holster companies and quality

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Carter, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Carter

    Carter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,429
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I posted the below statement on the czforum about various holster companies and there vertical shoulder holster options regarding a CZ phantom. So, while I am hoping for more firearm specific answers from them, I was hoping you guys could help me on out on the listed companies quality and reputation. If you happen to have experience with the holster listed that's great too.

    Thanks.


     
  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,908
    Location:
    Arizona
    Most vertical shoulder holsters have a pouch that is shaped like a clamshell, if you look at them from the top, down. They are kept closed by some sort of flat or wire spring arrangement, You draw the gun throuch the open lips of the clamshell, which face forward.

    The design is not as specific to a particular maker or model gun, as is the case with holsters that have a closed pouch. If you provide a holster maker with the dimensions of the slide (especially width and length) you may find you have more options then you think. ;)
     
  3. Carter

    Carter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,429
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I noticed that with some designs. I think the bianchi x15 is like that, but those still have model specific holsters. The glock 21 hoslters seem to work very well with the phantom from what I've read, so maybe that'd be a good option.


    I'd still like to know people's experiences with the companies I've listed. Falco, bianchi, black hills leather, and brigade gun leather.
     
  4. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,908
    Location:
    Arizona
    All clamshell-style holsters have a spring of some kind (otherwise the gun would fall out) but you will find designs where the spring is inside the pouch, covered with leather, rather then outside where they are obvious.

    I doubt that you would want a vertical shoulder with a conventional pouch, because unless it was carried in a low position it would be hard and slow to draw from.

    The only maker on your list I've had experience with is Bianchi, and I've found their products to be excellent.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  5. Carter

    Carter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,429
    Location:
    North Carolina
    The reviews I've been reading about Black Hills leather have both good and bad. Apparently you either get a really good holster, or a really good holster that wasn't what you ordered and have to send it back for a new one that isn't as high quality as what you received the first time.

    Good to hear about bianchi. I guess the best thing to do for them would be to find a pistol matching the phantom as close as possible. Fun fun.
     
  6. Carter

    Carter Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,429
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Well, after doing some research I found that the bianchi holsters have the same parts numbers for similar length handguns on the various x15 holsters. One is for the beretta 92, 1911, regular cz, hi power, and some large revolvers. Another is for the glocks, rugers, and walthers. So on and so forth. The cz phantom is long and isn't wider than a 92, so I would see no reason why that holster wouldn't work. Guess I'll give it a try later this year when some funds free up.

    Also found out my high noon under armor horizontal shoulder holster for my sr9c works with my phantom. Always nice to have a holster that pulls double duty.
     

Share This Page