??? Gary VS. Milt ???

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    ??? Gary VS. Milt ???

    I have been Eyeing the Milt Sparks VMII and also eyeing Garys Max Con V they look alot alike but is there any difference between the two ???? Looking at then for both a F.S. 1911 and a 229 which would hold these weapons best

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    The VMII is great!!!!! I have one for each of my guns. Looks like the main difference is that the VMII has the re-enforced mouth for one handed reholstering and the other doesn't. For my preference I wanted the mouth re-enforcement. If you want it thinner in the waistband go with the Brommeland. I have never used the Brommeland holsters but they look great and recieve alot of praise. Milt sparks also has the watch six which is like the VMII but without the re-enforced mouth. Good luck!

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    I've got to agree with Bowie, the reinforced mouth is the main difference, the MAX CON V also sits lower in the waist band, the VM II rides a little higher for the reinforced mouth to clear the wasit band.

    I have two VM IIs that I like a whole lot, one for a 5" 1911, and one for my Sig 220.

    If I was going for more concealment I would go with the MC V.

    Eventually I will get one, (MC V) for a smaller gun for deeper concealment.

    Some will argure that with a full size auto you will want as much concealment you can get, but I haven't had a problem with the VMII as of yet.

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    MCV for me more comfortable than a MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    MCV for me more comfortable than a MS
    +1

    The wait is punitive, but youre gonna have the holster for a LONG time.
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    I think the reinforced mouth adds a considerable amount of thickness on my VM2.

    If I get a different holster it would be without.
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    You might want to look at the Sparks HR-LTD for your 1911. I called to order one, but it turns out they are only making them for slimline pistols, like 1911s and HiPowers and such, so I ordered two VMIIs for my Berettas.
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    I have a Watch 6 that I carry my Kimber Ultra Carry II in, and I also have a VM2 that I carry a Dan Wesson 10mm CBOB in.

    I cannot tell any difference in thickness of either holster while I am wearing them. Both provide great comfort and concealement under a T-Shirt.

    That being said, I'm also on Gary's waiting list for a MCV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ping Ping View Post
    +1

    The wait is punitive, but youre gonna have the holster for a LONG time.
    agreed i have a several MCV and 1 MS im not a fan of the renforced mouth too bulky for my likes


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    I have several VM-2's and they're really great but I also have one of Mark's holsters on order... the Incognito. From what I can see I think it's going to be my new favorite! I'll post a comparison in the fall when I get it!
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    Get both-eBay the one you don't like.

    Either way its a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong wait for satisfaction
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    I have both.

    A VM2 for my Wilson Professional 4". Great holster, very comfortable and extremely well made. The reinforced mouth is a nice touch for one hand reholstering of the 1911. It carries the gun very securely.


    I also have the MCV for my 4" XD45. It too is a great holster, very comfortable and extremely well made. It does not have a reinforced mouth, which has not presented a problem with one hand reholstering the XD, since it has a slightly more radiused slide, at the muzzle, than the 1911. The leather is very rigid and the gun literally "snaps' into place when inserted. One thing I really like about this holster is the extension paddle, at the bottom, that helps to keep the holster from kicking out when my larger than normal belly pushes against the grip of the gun.


    I have worn them both extensively, for 8-10 hours at a time and I have to give the MCV the edge in comfort, but ever so slightly. This could be because of the way it is shaped to hold the XD as compared to the VM2 shaping for the 1911. I would recommend either for your IWB carry purposes.
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    I have 3 MCV's and the un-reenforced mouth does not create a problem with reholstering
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    I have a Max-Con V for my Commander sized 1911. I don't currently own a Milt Sparks, but has seen & handled some (Drawing & holstering).

    An earlier poster pretty much said it, the M-C V is thinner & sits lower than the MS V-M. The extra leather strip aids in holstering, but I noticed I can holster mine into the B M-C V one handed, too. Now, that may change as the leather wears out, but for right now, I would definitely give the nod to the Brommeland.

    It's surprisingly comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tegemu View Post
    I have 3 MCV's and the un-reenforced mouth does not create a problem with reholstering
    +1

    Don't have a VM2 but I know MS has great quality. Gary also makes excellent holsters. Wait is long, but worth it for both. The MCV would not be as much of a wait. I don't know if you can go wrong either way.
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