K&D Defender vs. Max Con V vs. Versa Max 2

K&D Defender vs. Max Con V vs. Versa Max 2

This is a discussion on K&D Defender vs. Max Con V vs. Versa Max 2 within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm interested in getting some nice leather for IWB carry. Reading here, the following have risen to the top of my list: - K&D Dakota ...

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    K&D Defender vs. Max Con V vs. Versa Max 2

    I'm interested in getting some nice leather for IWB carry. Reading here, the following have risen to the top of my list:

    - K&D Dakota Defender
    - Brommeland Max-Con V
    - Milt Sparks Versa Max 2
    - ???

    I'm wondering if anyone has more than one of these and could talk about the pros and cons of the various designs.

    Ok, I know all these are all really nice and I'm not trying to start a 'this is best' kind of thing. Since every design has trade offs, I'm interested to see what the trade-offs are for these holsters or any other insights you might offer.

    And yes, I know K&D and MS have like a 10 week wait and GB isn't taking orders. The way I figure it, I'd better order something now so I'll have it in 10 weeks!

    Thanks,

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    You've narrowed down to three of the best IWB holsters. Of those I think the K&D is the most versatile since it's adjustable.
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    If time is a factor, Milt Sparks is much longer than 10 weeks (last I heard), and like you said Gary Brommeland is not taking orders right now. I have a MaxCon V on order but don't have any experience with any of them yet.

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    I agree - you can't go wrong with any of them, but the reality is that time is a factor here, right? GB isn't taking orders, and MS wait time will be (a lot) longer than 10 weeks. All things being equal, though, the K&D might be better anyway. There are some cosmetic differences, but they're all fantastic and from very reputable dealers. I would suggest, though, that you give UBG some thought. He's gotten some really good reviews of late, and his prices are certainly reasonable.

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    The VMII is a great holster I have two that I use with two different weapons. Very comfortable and conceal great. Unfortunately I think the wait right now is around 22-24 weeks from some other posts I read. You can usually find some on ebay and on the forums for sale though. The K&D holsters look great and get very good reviews. I am waiting on an Eagle Defender right now my self. I should be getting it in the next couple of weeks I think.

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    Milt Sparks are on a 16 - 20 week wait - I do have two VM2's and they are excellent holsters.
    K & D Defenders are just as good with much less of a wait and you just can't find a nicer guy!!
    Go with K & D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Milt Sparks are on a 16 - 20 week wait - I do have two VM2's and they are excellent holsters.
    K & D Defenders are just as good with much less of a wait and you just can't find a nicer guy!!
    Go with K & D
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    Have you considered one of these? Not exactly the same, but it is from a reputable company, and the turnaround should be quicker. http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/prod...products_id=95
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    Thanks for all the feedback so far. It's looking like an easier and easier choice! :-)

    IF, thanks. I have a number of Comp-Tac holsters* and do like them. I'm not overly attracted to the MTAC style hybrids since I don't mind kydex by itself so the hybrids don't seem to offer much over C-TAC for me.

    Thanks,

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    * Ironically, a new one just showed in the mail today. I got a Pro-Undercover as a clip-and-go holster.

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    I like the Milt Sparks "Watch Six", which I think is more comparable to the MaxCon since it does not have a reinforced mouth like the Versa Max does. That makes it a bit thinner. That being said, for concealed carry I prefer the Watch Six.

    Yes, it's about 16-20 weeks from Sparks. I've got an order pending there that I expect about mid-September. Order now for Christmas!
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    K&D I believe is running closer to 12-16 weeks...least that was my estimate....when I ordered on Monday. However...YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsbane View Post
    K&D I believe is running closer to 12-16 weeks...least that was my estimate....when I ordered on Monday. However...YMMV
    Just placed an order today, was told the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzdog View Post
    I'm interested in getting some nice leather for IWB carry. Reading here, the following have risen to the top of my list:

    - K&D Dakota Defender
    - Brommeland Max-Con V
    - Milt Sparks Versa Max 2
    I have 6 MS VMII's-only waited 5 months for the 1st one. I also have a KD Dakota which is a VERY fine, well made rig for much less moolah, much less wait. And the boss actually takes time to answer emails! (MS is not big on that).

    I have a Brommeland MaxCon V on order so can't comment on it till it gets here.

    You can't go wrong on any of these holsters, but to ME> for reasonable price, quality, craftsmanship and turnaround its KD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skvinson View Post
    If time is a factor, Milt Sparks is much longer than 10 weeks (last I heard), and like you said Gary Brommeland is not taking orders right now. I have a MaxCon V on order but don't have any experience with any of them yet.
    I just ordered another VM II. This time for my SIG 220R Carry SAO and the wait time is 26 weeks. Good products take time.

    Does the R&D have a steel mouth to ensure the holster stays open after the draw? I'd looked at the R&D specifically for that feature like on the VMII and didn't see it mentioned.

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    I don't think that it is steel, but my Cochise Defender does have a reinforced mouth allowing easy reholstering.

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