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This is a discussion on Milt Sparks? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Concerning Galco. I have also had a couple of their holsters begin to "go soft" after a few to 6 months. Granted I have always ...

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    Concerning Galco. I have also had a couple of their holsters begin to "go soft" after a few to 6 months.
    Granted I have always been tough on holsters but, it just did not seem normal.
    That was years ago & so I don't know if it was just a temporary thing with Galco (and their leather selection at the time) or not.
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    I have both a HBE Leatherworks COM 3 and a VM-II for my full size 1911 Springer. I will agree they are both outstanding holsters! When I swapped over to a SA Champion as a CCW I was again holster hunting. The turnaround time on the MS was 24 weeks. I saw a post for a IWB holster made by TT Gunleather TT GunLeather High Quality Leather Gun Holsters that is a close copy of the MS at almost half the price. Went to their website and ordered one of Tim's holsters. Turn around time was 4-6 weeks at the time and he offered a military and LEO discount, something the other 2 makers don't do. Have been wearing it constantly since it's arrival and will put it up against the other two for comfort, quality and service. Nothing against Milt Sparks but 6 weeks delivery and 1/2 the price really swayed me on this purchase and I will be taking my business back to Tim.

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    I've got a whole box or two of holsters that have been called "the best ever". I also have 9 MS VMII.

    I have tried Concealco, KD, FIST, Galco, Hume, TT, UBG, DeSantis. Most are very nice, but to ME I prefer the VMII.

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    I have to tell ya, I'm currently wearing my AKJ Concealco for my 1911 EMP and I have to say with confidence that when it comes to quality VM II is obviously the winner BUT when it comes to comfort, It's a toss up! Just my opinion.




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    On a whim I bought a Milt Sparks Summer Special for my GLOCK G19. It was "left over stock" when a Gun Shop changed ownership & had been there for a while. I made a low-ball offer to the new owner & paid half the marked price. I've found it to be a fine piece of equipment. Now that I've had a chance to wear it for a while...the original retail price seems perfectly reasonable.
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    Dissenting opinion - I like the Sparks Executives Companion. The flange makes it very comfortable.

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    Has anyone used the kydex clips that Milt Sparks offers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin132 View Post
    Also, just curious how long they usually take to deliver?
    It depends - how old are you?
    I ordered mine last November, still waiting...
    Was told about 6 months.

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    I want a ms vmII but after what I went thru with gary and the coveted max crap, I'm not waiting a year for a holster. From what I have seen Tim at TT is just as good and he will get an order from me soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    I want a ms vmII but after what I went thru with gary and the coveted max crap, I'm not waiting a year for a holster. From what I have seen Tim at TT is just as good and he will get an order from me soon.
    I sort of agree with you. But Milt Sparks doesn't charge you until they ship the holster. I ordered one and expect it to be ready in May. They will contact me when they start it. I can make changes to the order then if necessary. I'm wanting to pick up a 1911 but haven't made a decision on which one yet. I'll change the order from a holster for my Walther P99 to a 1911 if I need to.
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    Cdwolf, I do believe you'll be impressed with your TT. Tim does great work at a very good price. His orders are increasing so you're buying at a good time. Please let me know how you like your rig when it arrives and you've broken it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    I want a ms vmII but after what I went thru with gary and the coveted max crap, I'm not waiting a year for a holster. From what I have seen Tim at TT is just as good and he will get an order from me soon.
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    Looking at holsters on the makers' sites, and also on this forum, I find that black holsters do not photograph well enough for me to really examine them and make much of a determination as to quality.
    I wonder if tan does not show detail better? I wish the makers' sites would show the products better, and maybe tan holsters would be the way to go.

    Any photo buffs here that will comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsterguy View Post
    Cdwolf, I do believe you'll be impressed with your TT. Tim does great work at a very good price. His orders are increasing so you're buying at a good time. Please let me know how you like your rig when it arrives and you've broken it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryM View Post
    Looking at holsters on the makers' sites, and also on this forum, I find that black holsters do not photograph well enough for me to really examine them and make much of a determination as to quality.
    I wonder if tan does not show detail better? I wish the makers' sites would show the products better, and maybe tan holsters would be the way to go.

    Any photo buffs here that will comment?

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    Jerry
    There is one thing you can count on. When your talking Milt Sparks, Alessi, Del Fatti, Bulman, Rosen and a handful of others, they define quality. Some makers show holsters in different colors and types of pistols. I like that, too.

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    CRING- I just ordered my Versa Max 2, a few days ago. I specifically asked about the Kydex clips. I ordered my holster with the belt loops. The Kydex clips, clip to the pants, and DO NOT have a hook to go under the belt. But, they will sell you the Kydex clips later if you so desire them.

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