Just received a holster I discussed with Allen at www .luvthegunholsters.com and it is everything I hoped it would be. We discussed an extreme high ride rig that would be concealed under a shorter shirt, and I requested that the leather of the rig be as close to the belt line as possible. What he came up with is pictured below.
He actually could have brought the complete rig up another 3/4 inch had I not specified that I wanted a closed muzzle, and I think he is going to make the same style rig for my Glock 19, but with an open muzzle. The muzzle will be covered, not sticking thru the holster like a belt-slide with 3 or 4 inches of gun sticking out, and since it is not stitched closed it will actually ride 3/4 inch higher than these pics show for my BP9CC.
Anyway, you will notice the tunneled loops, instead of standard belt holes, which seem to draw the rig tighter against the waist. I have been wearing it all day, and with a loaded magazine, and on an un-reinforced 1 3/4" nylon belt, the weight of the gun is not even noticable. Riding in my truck is a breeze, and it is positioned at 4:00, so my seat belt rests in front of the rig and my draw would not be impeded if I had to access the gun while seated. Against a black belt, even if the bottom part of the rig is exposed, it looks like part of the belt, or perhaps a phone case, but certainly does not scream "gun"!
The stitching is perfect, the mold is outstanding, rivaling anything I have ever purchased from Galco or Bianchi. The shield keeps any part of the gun from rubbing or sticking into my side, and the grip of the gun is slightly canted outward to make a draw fast and easy. In short: it is perfect. And the cost? with shipping: $56.50 MUCH less than some other makers, and as far as I can tell, I did not sacrifice anything in quality. Like I said, I am so pleased, I am about to order another one for my GLock 19. And did I mention that once we agreed on the specs, it took a total of 5 days and 1 weekend for me to get it in my hands?
Thank you, Allen! I am looking forward to getting another for my Glock, and I appreciate your craftsmanship and attention to detail. If any of you are considering a holster for your gun....I cannot recommend a better leathersmith than Allen. Value-pricing aside, you will be hard-pressed to get a better holster even at twice or three times the price!