Need IWB Holster Advice - Ritchie Nighthawk vs. High Noon

Need IWB Holster Advice - Ritchie Nighthawk vs. High Noon

This is a discussion on Need IWB Holster Advice - Ritchie Nighthawk vs. High Noon within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was wondering if anyone has any advice/opinions related to a few IWB holsters I'm considering for a Kahr MK9 and Kimber Ultra Carry. Note ...

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    Need IWB Holster Advice - Ritchie Nighthawk vs. High Noon

    I was wondering if anyone has any advice/opinions related to a few IWB holsters I'm considering for a Kahr MK9 and Kimber Ultra Carry. Note that tuckability is not a high priority for me.

    I've been looking at the Ritchie Leather Nighthawk and the High Noon Closing Argument/Down Under w/ clip.

    I understand that Ritchie trained/worked with Mr. Alessi and produces quality products. It seems that High Noon does as well.

    Any advice, opinions or photos these holsters would be great. Thanks...


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    Anyone out there with anything to share?

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    The Ritchie Nighthawk is an exact copy of Lou Alessi's original PCH which is one of my favorite IWB rigs (I have at least 5 for different guns). Skip's version is well built, solid, comfortable and will last a lifetime plus his delivery times are pretty fast. I have owned one or two High Noons but sold them pretty quick as I found the workmanship to be poor and did not care for the designs.

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    Nighthawk is actually copy of Lou's Talon.
    I find they work great for smaller guns (i.e. Kahr), but prefer different design for larger ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torrejon224 View Post
    The Ritchie Nighthawk is an exact copy of Lou Alessi's original PCH which is one of my favorite IWB rigs (I have at least 5 for different guns). Skip's version is well built, solid, comfortable and will last a lifetime plus his delivery times are pretty fast. I have owned one or two High Noons but sold them pretty quick as I found the workmanship to be poor and did not care for the designs.
    Mike--

    You mean the 'Stakeout'. The Nighthawk is Skip's version of the Alessi Talon as stated above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torrejon224 View Post
    The Ritchie Nighthawk is an exact copy of Lou Alessi's original PCH which is one of my favorite IWB rigs (I have at least 5 for different guns). Skip's version is well built, solid, comfortable and will last a lifetime plus his delivery times are pretty fast. I have owned one or two High Noons but sold them pretty quick as I found the workmanship to be poor and did not care for the designs.
    That's a "shotgun" type of statement and confusing for the poster and anyone else who reads it. We manufacture a wide range of IWB holsters ranging from $25.00 to $190.00. There is a world of difference in features and workmanship between a non molded http://highnoonholsters.com/Product_...are_asset.html $25.00 holster and a $90.00 http://highnoonholsters.com/Product_...et_w_clip.html molded to the gun holster, packed with features.

    You should mention an exact holster you bought and what price range the holster was so the poster and everyone else knows what you consider poor workmanship. In this way the picture is crystal clear instead of just doing a "drive by".

    If it was as you say "poor workmanship", you should have returned it under our guarantee. http://highnoonholsters.com/Guarantee/guarantee.html We are 100% confident in the area of quality and workmanship or we would not have that guarantee page up there.

    It's also amusing to hear you had to sell one of our holsters because you claim the workmanship to be poor. Most people would have called us and complained if that was actually the case. 30 days is a long time to look at a holster and be unhappy without complaining to the company. Why sell it off when you could have gotten a full refund from us? Your statements do not hold water when looked at closely. If something was wrong with one of our holsters, we want to hear about it and make it right.

    As for you not liking the design, that's the only thing we find that may be true and we are fine with that. Post it all day long. Everyone has a personal preference. But the workmanship to be poor and you selling them when you could have returned them does not make sense at all. A $25.00 holster requires allot less work then a $90.00 holster. But in either case if workmanship was bad we would have heard something in the last 15 years and changed it. What we see are raving reviews on the forums on our quality, customer service and workmanship on all our holsters no matter what price range they are in.

    But it seems you have a habit of misstating the facts. Tony Kanaley from Milt Sparks had to correct you over here. http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...ht=torrejon224

    Lets get infomatiom correct so the forum can do its job and help people, not misguide them.

    Alex

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    I've been using a High Noon Split Decision to appendix carry my G19 for about 3 years now. I believe I only paid $35 dollars for it and prefer it over more expensive holsters I own. It will hold up fine if you take care of it.

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    +1 for High Noon Holsters

    I have both a Slide Guard (OWB) and Tailgunner (IWB) from High Noon Holsters and if there are better holsters out there go buy them. High Noon's quality is second to none from my experience and they were a real pleasure to deal with. Trust me.....I would not have bought the second one if the workmanship wasn't top notch. I have recommended them to many people who have ask me where I purchased mine.

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    Thanks for your input gentlemen. I'm still no further along in my hunt for an IWB clip holster. I'm now also considering the HBE Pro TL/Pro TL Tuckable and the Sideguard Tuck Clip, both of which have an offset clip. I like how the offset clip makes the holsters a bit slimmer.

    From what you guys have said, all of these companies make quality product. Looks like it mostly comes down to personal preference.

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    I have 2 High Noon "Down Under" holsters. which are used for my EDC 95% of the time.....
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    I have two High Noon Down Under holsters, one for a 5-inch 1911 and one for my M&P 45 Compact. I've also had a Public Secret for a Taurus I sold.

    For the record, I've sold both a Brommeland Max Con V and a Sparks VMII on here.
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    I have two high noon split decisions one for a sig p230 and the other for a hk 2000sks. Both do the job well. Recieved both of them in 2 days.

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    Try one of the less expensive High Noon holsters before you drop the $$$ on a custom leather one....trust me I've made that mistake too many times
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    I'm still working through my options on this issue. I agree that it's probably a good idea to try one of their cheaper options prior to going in for something custom. Lately I've just been carrying in a Remora holster that I just received. It's a pretty nice little option for messing around in the yard/house - easy on/off, pretty secure and slim.
    I've also been been looking at the FIST #1A as well as the Ritchie Nighthawk and the Sideguard Tuck Clip.

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    I have a High Noon Split Decision and have not had any issues with quality. Granted it's not a "purty" as some of the more expensive holsters out there, but it a concealment holster so who cares? I especially like the clip High Noon uses because it doesnt have the extra turned out flare at the bottom that some clip holsters use. I feel this is less noticable when wearing the shirt tucked. Sure the black clip on any holster blends pretty good with a black belt, but if it sticks down below the belt a 1/4 of an inch that just stands out more.
    For the price the High Noon holsters are very good.

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