Desantis who are they?

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    Desantis who are they?

    Ok, a lil background.
    I just won a Desantis holster for my 45 on ebay.
    26 bucks didn't seem like i could pass it up.

    So who is Desantis?
    Are they like a Don Hume?
    A mass producer of custom holsters?
    Or a custom maker like some of our esteemed members?

    I know I have read a lot about people using a Desantis products.
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    This is mine. That is yours.

    Lets keep it that way.

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    Desantis is a bigger company. Not custom by any means. Never tried any of their leather.
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    I only have one of their holsters; the Insider for a second gen. S&W that I rarely carry. I also have a double pouch mag carrier that I like a lot, and a dress gunbelt that is good quality and has held up well.

    DeSantis has been around for quite a while, they have good service, but my experience is they specialize more in the "price" area for holsters than custom/quality.

    But you never know, you might really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMick View Post
    DeSantis has been around for quite a while, they have good service, but my experience is they specialize more in the "price" area for holsters than custom/quality.
    Exactly!

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    I've found a particular model of their holster to be excellent - a high-ride, open-top OWB. And their price is good.

    Got the first one for my SW99c -then I got them for my Sig 239 and Springfield XDsc.

    They don't make custom holsters, but their model-specific holsters are quite good.
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    DeSantis has some good stuff, lightweight and fits what I bought it for. I have 4 pieces of their holstery. I also have Kramer, FIST, Strong, Don Hume and some Gould & Goodrich.
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    They are a mass producer but of a higher quality, in my opinion, than Uncle Mikes. You can get a cheapon nylon clip on IWB up to a nice, but not "custom" leather rig. They try to cater to the whole market. Look them up on the web, they have a site but I haven't been there for some time.

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    I would give Desantis a big thumbs up also, well made, good fit.

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    My duty equipment includes two DeSantis mag and a handcuffs pouches. I also have an open top holster for my SIGARMS sig pro SP2340. Very nice holster. All-in-all, their leather isn't bad at all. Very utilitarian...but it works well.

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    DeSantis makes very high quality for mass produced to the point I put them on the same level as Galco with different styles. Very popular in the NY area and they hold several contracts with the govt for supplying agents holsters. I have several and have no issue with any of their products.
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    The only holster I have right now is a cheap desantis IWB ballistic nylon. Not bad at all, and I plan to carry in it until I can get something custom, or at least a good leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMick View Post
    DeSantis has been around for quite a while, they have good service, but my experience is they specialize more in the "price" area for holsters than custom/quality.
    Probably the best holster I own is a DeSantis Nemisis. Don't get me wrong, I love my Comp-Tac's and my Don Hume's and use them often. But when I wear shorts I haven't found anything better than my DeSantis! And in Texas I wear shorts a lot.

    Guess it's always in the eye of the beholder

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