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Summer Special II

This is a discussion on Summer Special II within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Christmas came early to my house. I just received not one, but two, Summer Special II's that I ordered back in July. One is for ...

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    Summer Special II

    Christmas came early to my house.

    I just received not one, but two, Summer Special II's that I ordered back in July. One is for my S&W 22-4 and the other is for a GP100 with a 3" Barrel.

    So far I've only played with the one for the S&W. My "better half" is giving me the other one, along with the gun, for Christmas. Yes, she knows she is giving me those items, just like I know I'm giving her a watch that cost more than my S&W.

    This holster is stable, and that's an understatement. It's Rock Solid and that's fair dinkum. I'm using my Bruce Gibson Belt, and it's a match made in heaven. The holster holds the big "peashooter" at the correct rake for me to rapidly draw, stays open for reholstering, and helps to hide the gun very well. It also sits low in the waistband, as I'm very short torsoed. Normally I feel like I'm drawing in to my armpit when I use a "standard" holster. Not so with the Summer Special II.

    Tony and the gang at Milt Sparks were very helpful when I called them before placing my order. They even allowed me to change my order from the Summer Special to the Summer Special II after more conversations with them, and I'm glad they did. I'm sure the Summer Special would ride too high for me. I really like the "interchangability" of the belt loops and even ordered a 1.25" Belt Loop so that I could use the same holster with my dress belts when I'm wearing a suit.

    These guns are for off duty carry, and so are the holsters. I have the utmost confidence in them and their ability to retain my weapons until I need them. The stitching is first rate, nary a "bobble". The thickness of the leather is actually quite thin, but hard and the metal reinforced mouthband helps to "stiffen" things up. The holster retains the weapon for about 1/4" and then it's lightening fast to present the weapon. I took a chance and put the unloaded gun in the holster and turned the works upside down. I shook and shook, but the gun stayed put. If the gun had come out of the holster it would've gone skittering across the garage floor. That would not have been pretty, but I took a chance because I had confidence in the quality of Milt Sparks' products.

    There are some good holster makers out there and I'm proud to say I own some good leather. The quality of these holsters is second to none and the honesty of the company in meeting their timeframes is refreshing in today's gun market where the holstermakers act like they are doing us a favor by taking our order.

    Rest assurred, I will be back for more Milt Sparks holsters as I buy more and different guns.

    Biker


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    Congrats! I can't wait to see pictures.
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    PICS are coming.

    I draw slowly and my pencil needs sharpening.

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    PICS coming soon.

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    Sounds good. I am wanting to buy a Summer Special II for my 5" 1911. They seem really well made. Congrats on the early Christmas!
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    How did I know that the first post in this thread would be Where are the PICS?
    Our members are Photoholics.
    They need their "Pix Fix."
    Bruce Gibson belt...Sparks holsters - you are "steppin' out" into the world in fine form these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Christmas came early to my house.

    I just received not one, but two, Summer Special II's that I ordered back in July. One is for my S&W 22-4 and the other is for a GP100 with a 3" Barrel.
    Biker
    You are a lucky man indeed. Merry Christmas to you and congrats on some great holsters and a great revolver. Pics would be nice.

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    I took some PICs of the one for the S&W and sent them to Bumper. He said he would post them for me.

    My 'puter won't let me do the PIC thing, or I can't learn me how to. The PICS are coming. Remember, Bumper was kind enough to do this for me when I got my Del Fatti Holster too.

    Thank you Bumper, I know I'm not the sharpest pencil in the drawer, but your help is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    How did I know that the first post in this thread would be Where are the PICS?
    Our members are Photoholics.
    They need their "Pix Fix."
    Haha, we all love to see pictures!!!! I was waiting for the "This thread is useless without pics" smilie.
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    PICS

    OK all, with Bumper's help I think I've got it.

    Let' see if this gives us pictures.






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    AWESOME

    Thank you Bumper for helping an almost extint Dodo Bird like me.

    Merry Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    AWESOME

    Thank you Bumper for helping an almost extint Dodo Bird like me.

    Merry Christmas.
    No problem, sorry it took longer than expected....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    OK all, with Bumper's help I think I've got it.

    Let' see if this gives us pictures.

    Biker
    Sweeeet! What's the turnaround time on the Summer Specials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Sweeeet! What's the turnaround time on the Summer Specials?
    ORDERED: 07/17/2007

    SHIPPED: 12/11/2007

    RECEIVED: 12/15/2007

    In short, about 6 Months. I don't mind waiting if the maker is honest about their backlog and lead times. Tony and the gang at Milt Sparks do what they say they are going to do. You can't ask for more than that.

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    I have one for my S&W 1911 lightweight and love it this holster is a timeless classic IMO. Its also the most copied design of IWB holster there is which says something about it I think,great looking gun and rig BTW heres mine:
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