Well bust my bubble!!! I ordered a new COM3 IWB from HBE Leatherworks (Eric Larson) and just got it the other day and it HURTS!!! Now let me say this, the holster is PERFECT and I mean PERFECT. It's the best made holster I've ever had. Fit, finish, function; all of it is great AND it's the fastest holster I've ever ordered from a custom place. I think the whole thing was under 3 weeks from order to delivery. I can't believe how well Eric did. So what's the problem?
It's a combination of my build and the gun size. It's for a Colt New Agent (any 3" 1911). The gun is short so when it's on my belt the muzzle is pressing just slightly in a spot right below my hip. It's NOT the fault of the holster, it's just my build. If I was carrying a 5" 1911 there the barrel would lay "across" that point and not be "pressing" up against it. The gun is held very tight to the body and conceals great but this preasure point is funny. I'm trying to move it forward from 4:00 to 2:30 to see if I can alleviate it.
I realize now that I've always carried either smaller or larger guns IWB but never this particular size. I'm using a very expensive custom gun belt so the whole rig is just out of this world except it hurts
I may have to ask Eric to make me (when I save up again) the same holster but with a flap of leather past the muzzle point to lay across that spot, or have him design it so the gun rides lower so the muzzle is just past that point!! Custom gun leather is the best but this is the one potential downside! I guess this is why we end up with our obligatory box of unused holsters!!
I wondered if any of you ever got the perfect holster with a great new gun only to find out it hurt?
Scarry thing is I'm getting a canute from UBG for a Kahr p9 and I'm worried it my be similar the way it rides on me.
I also have a Kahr MK9 I carry IWB and a J frame and of course those two are GREAT and never hurt at all!
So, I'm going to experiment a bit more but if I can't get it to work I'm going to have the best 3" 1911 holster I've ever seen for sale and it's almost in unworn condition!!
I think it also has something to do with the fact that I'm slender through the hips and I'm lacking any real padding on the sides there.
Anyway, I can't say enough about Eric's work and I'm simply AMAZED at the speed!!!!! I still have a Maxcon on order from Brommeland and it's been almost a year and a half!