IWB Leather Holster Choices...help me choose

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    IWB Leather Holster Choices...help me choose

    I'm paralyzed now....

    Here are the IWB choices I have come down to. I'm going for IWB since I have not found or see a OWB that conceals as well without going to an extreme high-ride, and the P2000 is too heavy for that. I prefer leather (cowhide, in this case) so definitely do not want kydex. Gun in question is a HK P2000 .357 Sig.

    1. HBE Leatherworks COM3- long wait but I hear decent things about it.
    2. Garrity's Incognito or Triskel- really long/unpredictable wait but I hear good things about these, especially with the suede backing.
    3. TT Gunleather- hear mostly good stuff
    4. Milt Sparks VMII- hear good stuff but is bulky (yes, I have compared it to a Max Con V, for example) and the gun rides higher than the rest. That may be a comfort issue, yeah?
    5. Brommeland Max Con V- nice and thin but a heavy cant- is that a negative with a heavyish gun?


    Give me some pros and cons on these or your preference, and why. I'm 6' tall and 180 lbs... I have a size 33 waist and slightly bony hips. I currently use a Rusty Sherrick Horsehide IWB with a Kahr CW9 but is is more like a Summer Special and I want something slimmer. The loops on top of a reinforced mouth- makes it slightly bulky. I assume a wide-loop holster will be more comfy as well.

    I generally wear jeans on my hips and leave my t-shirt or shirt untucked. I wear lean-cut clothes so concealability is a concern. I can sometimes wear looser shirts if I have to but would prefer not to since that may tip off some people I know. In my social circle, I am the only one who carries.

    Yes, I have searched and searched for a week or more but thought I'd ask what you guys think. I need to order something soon. Thanks in advance!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
    I'm paralyzed now....

    Here are the IWB choices I have come down to. I'm going for IWB since I have not found or see a OWB that conceals as well without going to an extreme high-ride, and the P2000 is too heavy for that. I prefer leather (cowhide, in this case) so definitely do not want kydex. Gun in question is a HK P2000 .357 Sig.

    1. HBE Leatherworks COM3- long wait but I hear decent things about it.
    2. Garrity's Incognito or Triskel- really long/unpredictable wait but I hear good things about these, especially with the suede backing.
    3. TT Gunleather- hear mostly good stuff
    4. Milt Sparks VMII- hear good stuff but is bulky (yes, I have compared it to a Max Con V, for example) and the gun rides higher than the rest. That may be a comfort issue, yeah?
    5. Brommeland Max Con V- nice and thin but a heavy cant- is that a negative with a heavyish gun?


    Give me some pros and cons on these or your preference, and why. I'm 6' tall and 180 lbs... I have a size 33 waist and slightly bony hips. I currently use a Rusty Sherrick Horsehide IWB with a Kahr CW9 but is is more like a Summer Special and I want something slimmer. The loops on top of a reinforced mouth- makes it slightly bulky. I assume a wide-loop holster will be more comfy as well.

    I generally wear jeans on my hips and leave my t-shirt or shirt untucked. I wear lean-cut clothes so concealability is a concern. I can sometimes wear looser shirts if I have to but would prefer not to since that may tip off some people I know. In my social circle, I am the only one who carries.

    Yes, I have searched and searched for a week or more but thought I'd ask what you guys think. I need to order something soon. Thanks in advance!!
    My Max-Con V's forward cant is an asset and makes for a very fast pull. I have carried a Kimber Ultra-Carry II, a Kahr PM9, a Glock 17 and a Glock 19 in that particular model, both strong and weak side, and have nothing but good things to say about the holster.
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    Thanks for that, Mike. Since it is so different, I was hoping to find people who use it and had feedback.

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    Had the Versa MaxII for a Sig P239...way too thick and rode too high for me!

    Using a Comptac M-tac IWB right now, for a G26....excellent comfort!

    Have a TT Gunleather "Mike's Special" on order right now....will report back in a month or two!

    I usually spend hundreds of dollars for holsters, for each new weapon I get....good luck!!!!

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    I have tried a Rosen and Ritchie for my Glocks. I also tried some Galcos and Bianchis...did not like them. I currently have two Sherricks for my Kahr. Sherrick builds good stuff but I want a cowhide wide-loop design now. The horsehide is nice but a bit stiff for IWB and takes months to break in. I am trying to at least narrow it down and may get two and eventually sell the one I prefer less. I'll slowly narrow that list above down and probably order the top two. I can't get all five though. :)

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    I carry a 3lb 1911 and my iwb of choice has been the MS VM II, I liked the first one so much I bought a 2nd for my railed 1911 and made my own holster for a 3" 1911 after it.

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    Sparks VMII. All day long.

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    I have a Desantis Cozy Partner for my M&P 9c
    It works great, can tuck a shirt in and its real hard to tell if I have anything on,,,,,


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    Sound like you want a OWB?? Look at the Regulator. If you want an Iwb he makes good ones also. Good prices.
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    I carry my H&K P2000 and P2000sk in either a T&T Gunleather or H.B.E. Like many have said the VMII caries a little high. The T&T IMO is more comfortable, sits lower on waist and has a better cant than the VMII. Down side is that when I ordered my first one 18 months ago there was a 4 week wait, my last one took 18 weeks but worth it.

    The H.B.E. is what I call a minimalist holster; very simple with no reinforced top BUT it keeps the handgun very close to the body and conceals well. I am not so much concerned about re-holstering.

    I usually get a Don Hume IWB $29, leather, reinforced top, and heavy "C" clamp to hold me over waiting for a custom job.
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    Great info...am researching all these options. Getting a stopgap and inexpensive Don Hume is a great idea!

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    Milt Sparks VM hands down

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    Looking for a Sparks VM II Many good things said about them

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