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Who is your favorite or least favorite holster maker?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Safety First, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. Safety First

    Safety First Member

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    Whois your favorite or least favorite holster maker?

    Tell me who you like best or least and why??
     
  2. Parke1

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    Well, seeing as I don't have a ton of experience with holster makers, I'll have to vote for the one manufacturer that I always order from... Don Hume. The price is always right, and the holsters always have great fit and finish.

    For the money, I'd say they're pretty hard to beat!

    -Parke1
     
  3. Jesse H

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    My first holster was a blade-tech. Got spoiled by how fast and slick the draw is. Then I went with a Waldon leather holster. Absolutely love the fit and finish. Just ordered a Hume for another gun, we'll see how it is when it arrives.
     
  4. txgolfer45

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    I like Comp-Tac. They make excellent kydex holsters and mag holders. Good selection of models for a wide variety of handguns.

    Scott
     
  5. Carlos

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    My favorite holster is my Galco Jackass Rig. Nicely built and comfortable. I own several other Galco holsters.

    I have a Bianchi shoulder rig for my PA-63, but not nearly as comfy as the Galco.

    I have a Bladetech and like it, except for concealment. Just don't work.

    I've used Fobus paddle holsters and liked em.

    Uncle Mike stuff is too cheap for me. Got a few of them around here too.

    I have a Graham's Custom IWB coming in a couple of weeks for my M40. Can't wait. Price is right and the work is impeccable.

    Cheers
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

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    Safariiland - good design, but I hate pleather.
     
  7. Bob Locke

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    I'm gonna second Comp-Tac. I like Kydex, and I never thought I ever be able to realisitically carry my Glock 21 concealed until I was pointed towards their Shirt Tucker model. Now, I can!
     
  8. Kcustom45

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    I absolutely love my Milt Sparks IWB Holster. I tend to a little rough on my equipment, and it has stood up to everything I have put it through. It is comfortable to wear all day, even with a heavy 1911 in it. It is an all around great holster. I also have an Uncle Mikes Kydex paddle holster that isn't that bad, but I never got used to it. I might have been able to if I had played around with it a little more, but...
     
  9. Monkeyleg

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    Don't have a lot of experience with holster-makers, but I've been very happy with my Mitch Rosen ARG IWB holster. The Safariland shoulder rig I got for my S&W 586 was a joke; I've gotten better holsters from costume shops for Halloween. It's a toy.

    And Uncle Mikes? Fuhgetaboutit.
     
  10. perry

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    Galco is my personal favorite and side armour is a over priced joke.
     
  11. Jeff OTMG

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    Different holster makers have different holsters and depending on the gun or how I want to carry it may dictate the maker. Lou Alessi makes a great ankle holster, xdraw, belt slide, and pocket holster. Tony Kanaly (Milt Sparks) makes one of my favorite pancakes. Ken Campbell makes a super IWB. Kramer and a couple of others make my favorite type of Vertical Scabbard. As far as who I don't like, as a person Gene Desantis, he also is mass producer so shouldn't really be included. Jim Murnak an I had a run in a few years ago and although he might make a good product, I was not impressed with his product nor demeanor. Last would be Mitch Rosen. Pretty full of himself and don't ever have an H&K P7 holster made by him. Again, these are all personal so you might have had different experiences.
     
  12. rock jock

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    Actually, I think SideArmor is the best plastic holster on the market. Bladetech is also quite good.
     
  13. dude

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    I always have had great service and products from Galco.

    --least favorite would be my recent expierence with Bladetech. A good product at a fair price but the deceptive advertising & sales policy, along with the long amount of time it took to recieve the product will cause me to look somewheres else next time for a simular holster.
     
  14. Fed168

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    Wild Bill's is the only person I will go to for leather. If I want nylon, Bianchi, duty, Safariland.
     
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    For leather I like Kramer, Alfonso's, and Safariland. It really depends on the application. For kydex it's Blade-Tech.
     
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    I've had nothing but good experiences with Sparks. I also think highly of my Kramer pocket holsters. For ankle holsters for small revolvers, nothing I've tried beats a Renegade.
     
  18. Byron Quick

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    Galco, Andrews Leather, and Kramer.
     
  19. faustulus

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    Two personal favorites are Josh Bulman of Bulman Gunleather and Mitch Rosen. I have gone through a lot of holsters from a lot of different makers and I think these two are the best. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed. The ARG and AWIB are probably the best designed IWB in the business. They are worth every penny.
     
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    Kramer great workmanship ,but pricey.
     
  21. rick458

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    My favorite is a Sparks VersaMax 2 then my Wilson Covert companion, I have tried some Bianchi holsters (lower end stuff)
    and was not too happy with them and I will be getting an Alessi
    CQC 2 to go on and off easily in a month or two:)
     
  22. killjoy

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    holsters

    for leather it's Rafters
     
  23. cordex

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    don't have one ... even the cheap-o Uncle Mikes have their place, and it's nice to be able to pick up a cheap holster to carry your new gun with until you can decide on better equipment.

    If there's a holster manufacturer out there who hypes his stuff, charges a lot and delivers a shoddy product, they'd be my least favorite, but I haven't run into one matching that description yet.

    Hey Kcustom45 ... you wanna tell the nice ladies and gentlefolks what you did with your kydex holster? (It's a dandy idea, in my opinion)
     
  24. Intune

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    Have Kramer for IWB (G27,Double Eagle) Great product, I like horsehide. Sorry Trigger. )) Lou Alessi makes the best ankle holster out there and is a great guy to boot. Snowin' here in Nashville, 1-3" expected. That will shut this place down. Plow? What's that?
     
  25. Oleg Volk

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    Favorite:
    Alessi, for making large guns comfortable to carry. great guy, too.
    Jason and rhendley, for making great P32 holsters.
    Madmike, for making a great holster for a NAA Black Widow right in front of my eyes.
    Scott Evans (G-Code) for making comfortable kydexwear.
    Acker -- the best paddle design, doesn't slide sideways.

    Least favorite:
    Uncle Mike's - no retention, had guns sail out of IWB holsters when I ran.

    Average: Sidearmor -- good service, well-made product but hard IWB is not comfortable.
    Fobus: decent retention but paddle slides sideways at the slightest provocation.
     
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