Horsehide holsters

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    Horsehide holsters

    Ok, at some point today I will be ordering my holster but have a few questions. Anyone here have a Horsehide holster and what are your thoughts? Do you ever get that broken in feeling as you do with a leather holster? Is it worth the extra cost? Would you buy another one? Thanks for any thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhioCatter View Post
    Ok, at some point today I will be ordering my holster but have a few questions. Anyone here have a Horsehide holster and what are your thoughts? Yes, I have had a few over the years. The only advantage they offer is to the seller. I found them inferior to a good, leather holster. Do you ever get that broken in feeling as you do with a leather holster? Yes and no. It's never as good as an old leather holster. Is it worth the extra cost? No. Would you buy another one? No. Thanks for any thoughts. You're welcome.
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    I like horse hide because it does not soak up sweat as bad as cow hide. It doesn't soak up as dye as easily either.
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    I have looked at all of them...own a few of them....next one will be Alien Gear. Just as good as a $75.00 model (if not even better) at less than half the price.

    http://aliengearholsters.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    I have looked at all of them...own a few of them....next one will be Alien Gear. Just as good as a $75.00 model (if not even better) at less than half the price.

    http://aliengearholsters.com/
    From Alien Gear... Interesting.

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    I personally love my CBST horsehide holster - it's the only holster I will buy for any gun at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer928 View Post
    From Alien Gear... Interesting.

    Would be even more interesting if you would answer my FB inquiry ........Hello !!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Would be even more interesting if you would answer my FB inquiry ........Hello !!!!!!
    I am afraid you have me at a loss. I only have a FB account so I can access links to it. I did just check it and didn't see any messages. I also just checked my inbox for messages on this forum and didn't see anything. Maybe you have me mixed up with someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer928 View Post
    I am afraid you have me at a loss. I only have a FB account so I can access links to it. I did just check it and didn't see any messages. I also just checked my inbox for messages on this forum and didn't see anything. Maybe you have me mixed up with someone else.
    sorry about that....I thought your post was inferring you were with Alien Gear.......I Bad......
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    I have heard horsehide is supposedly a bit tougher and resists wear better than cowhide. YMMV

    Seems it doesn't matter to me all that much
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    I have been curious about this as well. Looking to get a Recluse pocket holster and they have cow leather or horse leather. They say the horse hide is thinner and more moisture wicking than cow hide. Just don't know if its worth the extra 17 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    sorry about that....I thought your post was inferring you were with Alien Gear.......I Bad......
    No worries. I did find it interesting what the Alien Gear folks had to say about Horsehide though. Seems as though it doesn't really make all that much difference and in some ways is not as good as, say a good bull hide, or just cow hide. I've been lead to believe it was tougher than cowhide. Now I'm not so sure.
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    I have a crossbreed in horsehide, and its a little on the stiffer side. As for the moisture, it kind of stays trapped between the holster and your body anyway. I would get a good quality cowhide leather over the horsehide if I was to do it all over again. In addition, the combat cut on a hybrid like that makes a big difference as well. But to answer your question, no, I don't believe the horsehide is worth the increase etc.
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