Though the workmanship is v good, and the maker has copied a good design, don't you all wonder sometimes (I wonder EVERY time) what qualifies your holster supplier to be building something that carries a weapon on your body? Being a leather worker shouldn't be good enough, these aren't in the same category as cellphone pouches (except to the USPTO).
Copying is all very well and good, but relies on the copyist to know what to keep, what to discard, and to what degree. I think forum members should be more demanding of the credentials of the various makers. And you already know what I think of the ex-cop plea (astronauts do not good shuttle designers make).