G23 w/ CT laser in a Monarch rig
It's been a while since I've posted. I've found that whenever I get a "new interest," I invariably wind up spending far too much time talking about it on the Internet, often to the point of obsession!
I've been carrying my G23 with it's CT laser in a Laredo Defender from K&D Holsters. I absolutely LOVE it. I got that from Kevin, along with a double mag carrier and one of his belts. All matching leather, it's just a shame that it's meant to be carried concealed, as it looks so good! It's also quite comfortable, and conceals well.
But I found times when a should rig, admittedly a slower draw, was an option I felt I had to have. After doing my research, mostly on this Forum, I decided on a Monarch shoulder rig from Andrews Custom Leather.
Problem was, the holster is a PERFECT fit for the G23, so perfect that it would not allow me to holster it with the CT laser attached. I decided I didn't like removing and replacing the laser grip to use one holster or the other and that having to do so started determining which holster I used, rather than which would have been the better choice of carry methods at that time.
So, I called the maker and explained the problem and said that it looked to me like a minor mod to the leather pattern would make it possible to accommodate the laser grip. He agreed that it might work, but he didn't have a CT laser to ensure a good fit.
To make it simple, I removed mine from the Glock and sent it to him. The results was a Monarch shoulder rig that fit the G23 with it's CT laser, absolutely perfectly! This means I decide which holster would be the one to use on a "tactical" basis, rather than my dislike for removing or replacing the laser grip.
Although he doesn't mention it on his web site, you should be able to get the "CT laser" modification for several different Glock models, if you should find that a Monarch shoulder holster is something you have a need for.
I can't say which holster I like better! I do use the Laredo Defender more often, but when the situation calls for a shoulder carry, the Monarch fills the bill. Two great holsters, and both made right here in my home state of Florida!
Well, that's enough from me for now, I'm going to catch up on my Forum reading and then it's off to the kitchen, my latest obsession. I'll be turning out my first loaf of sourdough bread today. . .
Spring Hill, FL