What I learned in a phone conversation with Lou Allessi

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    CombatEffective,
    How would you rate the quality of the K&D compared with the CQC/S? Do these holsters hold the gun in as close to the body as the pancake?

    I like the idea, but would like to feel reasonably sure that it is essentially as good as the pancake.

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    I only use paddle holsters for range work or for when just knocking around my own property. I very rarely use one for CCW although I do from time to time.

    I prefer something along the lines of the CQC/S from Alessi or my prototype Laredo Defender from K&D Holsters. You put them on or take them off without having to undo your belt. They are more secure than a paddle holster, and they conceal better.

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    Jerry, chipping in momentarily - I know nothing about the Alessi but can say that the special Kevin of K&D made for my SIG holds real tight in. It's a belt slide and works well.
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    P95,
    "The special Kevin of K&D made for my SIG holds real tight in. It's a belt slide and works well."

    Is that holster the Laredo Defender or is it a regular pancake?
    Thanks,
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    The holster in the above pic is the Laredo Defender. I have the prototype. Mine has a thumbsnap. It holds very close to the body, and I have been very pleased with it. Kevin was great throughout the process of designing the holster, and customer service was first rate.

    I don't own an Alessi CQC/S, but I have an Alessi holster and have swapped many an email with him. He'll do you right as well.
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    Okay, no fat belly comments allowed:


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    Jerry - go to this page on Kevin's site

    http://www.kdholsters.com/holsters_accessories.shtml

    Bottom right is my rig, shown as ''custom''.

    Here is my own pic which I have posted before.




    Tell ya what - be back in a bit - getting wife to take fresh pic of holster inuse. The shot above was when it was brand new - it is now bedded in.
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    CombatEffective,

    Many thanks. It looks great, and I may get one.
    I have a friend who bought a similar ballistic nylon holster and he said that the straps did not hold the gun as firmly as slots. I suspect that the nylon is less stiff, and the straps might not have been sized carefully. It would be necessary to have the straps sized very close to the belt size or it would not be tight.

    P95, that is a good looking rig, and thanks also.

    Jerry

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    Jerry - in the last rays of late sun - Mrs P95 took these pics for me - cropped a bit so I don't have to display too much belly LOL!

    You will see I hope just how tight this holds in - and comfort now is great since the side belt slots have bedded in and are conformed to belt use.








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    It looks real good, and I am not going to make any comments considering the size of man you must be.:)

    I have some pancake holsters by Sparks, and they are superb. However, I like the easy off feature of the Laredo Defender.

    Jerry

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    I prefer the way the Laredo fits as compared to a pancake holster with slots. I have an issued G&G pancake with slots that I haven't used a single time since getting the above pictured holster.
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