This is a discussion on Bianchi 3S, Garrity "Changeling", Andrews "MacDaniel 2" within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am trying to get info and advice on these 3 holsters. Bianchi 3S, Garrity "Changeling", and Andrews "MacDaniel 2". Normally, I carry OWB, appendix ...
I am trying to get info and advice on these 3 holsters. Bianchi 3S, Garrity "Changeling", and Andrews "MacDaniel 2". Normally, I carry OWB, appendix to 5 o'clock, depending on the situation. I, and the wife, do not feel comfortable with OWB while on the motorcycle 2 up. I was considering one of the 3 holsters just to try IWB. All three have adjustable cant so I can "experiment" with different positions and try to decide if I like IWB while on the bike. Has anyone had experience with these 3 holsters. I know that the Bianchi is "as is". The other two have options for backing and or liners. I need good, objective opinions from experienced owners of these holsters. I do not mind paying for custom leather, however I really don't want another holster to end up in the dreaded "drawer for misfit holsters". I already have enough misfit holstersto make a child's Christmas movie.
Thanks in advance.
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The Bianchi 3S is one of my inventions, to which we added the thumbreak after field testing by Ayoob. Of the waistband holsters with the loop on the face (nowadays makers often place loops on either side of the pistol) I don't think the type has ever been done better. The 3S started out with a fixed loop, and the patented adjustable rotation mechanism was added to allow users to choose their ideal angle as the rig was placed in various spots around the waist. I carried a 44 Bulldog in mine when I was licensed to carry; comfortable, perfectly hidden at 4:00.
The non-swivel version is easily identified in pics by the wraparound near the rear sight, being roughout.
Red (Richard) Nichols
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