Ok,.....here's the deal. I've been looking for a quality holster for my Ed Brown 1911.
I bought a Brommeland Max-Con V a while back, super impressed.
However, I wanted to try another holster, I looked into a Phoenix Stronghold
It's made by a company named Occidental Leather
. They have been manufacturing
high quality tool belts and tool bags for nearly 30 years. They have entered the gun
leather business and have three models of holsters that are designed by Tim Thurner,
owner of TT Gunleather. It's simply an outstanding quality leather holster.
The design of the holster as well as fit
, finish, hardware, and construction are second to none.
Here are the quick details,.....
- Wet Molded and Hand Boned to ensure a secure fit for your model firearm.
- Stitched in Site Channel is standard.
- Conforms to the curve of your hip
- Constructed of rugged American tooling leather.
- Available in right handed (RH) or left handed (LH) models.
- Fits 1.25" to 1.75" Gunbelts.
- Designed by Tim Thurner of TTGunLeather
General impressions are outstanding! Flawless craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Stiching and fitment of the leather is superb, not the slightest flaw or defect to be found.
I have carried my Ed Brown for a week in the Phoenix, it's very comfortable
and it is still getting MORE comfortable the longer I wear it.
Drawing the weapon is very smooth, front sight does not drag or snag.
Retention of the weapon is very good. Crisp engagement
when the weapon fully seats into the holster.
There is also the slightest bit of a break or snap when the weapon is drawn from the holster.
The reinforced mouth of the Phoenix Stronghold stays open for a fast and smooth reholster,
both standing and seated.
I have mainly used a Wilderness five-stich Instructor's belt with this, but
I have gotten equal results with my Looper belt and my Beltman.
In closing,.....I can not be any more happy with this holster,
this one is a toss up to my Brommeland Max-Con V I got a few weeks back.