The Good, The Bad and the Gorgeous

The Good, The Bad and the Gorgeous

This is a discussion on The Good, The Bad and the Gorgeous within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Greetings, In a prior thread I have told of my experience with a holster order from Mark Garrity That takes care of the bad. ...

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    Greetings, In a prior thread I have told of my experience with a holster order from Mark Garrity

    That takes care of the bad.

    Today I received my complete holster, belt and magazine pouch from Mark Garrity. It is exactly what I ordered right down to the specifics of how I wanted the sweat shield angled and constructed. This is an LH IWB holster in shell cordovan horsehide, swede backed with black stingray trim with matching mag pouch. The belt is a full coverage stingray dress belt 1.25". All stitching is straight and even, the edges are all correctly radiused and polished. The color is even and the molding is nice and snug.

    My 3" Kimber locks in with an almost audible "thunk" when inserted. It won't fall out even if shaken upside down. Yet, when drawn it comes out with virtually no effort. The swede back, besides contributing to making this the most comfortable holster I have ever worn (my pants feel more comfortable with the holster on than off, it feels more like some kind of lumbar pad rather than a holster) has a feature I will call "anti ratchet". With all of my other holsters, as I go through the day reaching up here and there, my shirt will pull out and catch, pull out and catch, until it is un-tucked around the holster. So usually, a few times a day I have to tuck the shirt back in. Not so with this one. The swede "locks" to any shirt or sweater fabric so that the area in contact with the holster does not move or ride up at all.

    The good is that since re-establishing communication with Mark through this site he has kept me appraised of the progress of my order and even shipped me the holster and mag pouch as soon as they were done and while he was still working on the belt, without requesting payment.

    I hope that in the future Mark is able to develop a business model to match his considerable talents as a holster maker and leather smith. He is a true artist.

    So, on to the BBQ rig!

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    Great looking rig...enjoy!
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    Glad it turned out well. Sometimes very talented people have little business sense. I hope whatever issues he had have become history. Sounds like you're very pleased with the finished product, and it's kind of you to endorse his work, even after having some "issues."
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    Great looking stingray. Congrats.
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    Your new leathr looks great. Mark does a fine job. Congrat's and enjoy....
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