Alessi APX for a J-frame

Alessi APX for a J-frame

This is a discussion on Alessi APX for a J-frame within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I did search and came up wanting for an answer for information on the Alessi APX. Does any have any first hand or second hand ...

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    Alessi APX for a J-frame

    I did search and came up wanting for an answer for information on the Alessi APX. Does any have any first hand or second hand information on this design? How it rides, retention, fit...? I am certain the quality is more than I have need of based on the makers reputation and following. However, sometimes the devil is in the details and I am a curious sort. Thanks and regards.

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    I don't think I would like that holster because of it's one point attachment. I like a two point wide spread like a VM2 or a K&D Defender.
    Last edited by semperfi.45; June 27th, 2007 at 07:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I don't think I would like that holster because of it's one point attachment. [/IMG]
    +1. That's a poor design.

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    I see no picture or link

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    I don't like talon clips since they go under the belt and have less support than clips that fit over the belt...

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    I don't like clips of any kind. However, Lou Alessi is a genius in holster design and although he and I occasionally disagree, I am not about to tell him that he has a poorly designed holster in his lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith&Wessonfan View Post
    +1. That's a poor design.

    Single point attachments are not a poor design, just another option....Lou's talon didn't work well for me but others rave about it...

    Dual points tend to spread the weight of the gun out better but I have two Del Fatti single point rigs that are an excellent design. The P7 rig has a slotted pad which is very stable and has a small footprint with no snaps to deal with. And for guns under a pound, a simple clip on serves me well.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    Single point attachments are not a poor design
    You're right. Single point OFFSET attachments are a poor design.

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    had one, returned it the next day. More hype than functionality. Just my two cents.

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    Lou Alessi may be a holster making God, but I am an engineer by education and by trade.

    Anyone with the most rudimentary understanding of moments and moment arms knows that a holster with an single offset attachment is going to sooner or later rotate about that pivot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I don't think I would like that holster because of it's one point attachment. I like a two point wide spread like a VM2 or a K&D Defender.
    After living with a VMax 2 for a long time, I said I didn't think I would like the APX. Now I am considering that it may be a viable option for my 442 and appendix carry.

    Interloper - what did you decide? Not a lot of info on the APX out there.

    Gary - why the bias towards clips (your professional opinion of course)?

    Sloman - how about details of why you returned it...PM me if you want.
    Last edited by semperfi.45; July 9th, 2007 at 07:03 PM.
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