Opinion: Sparks VM2 vs Brommeland Max-Con V?
I'll be in the market for probably one of these soon. I hope to buy a Kimber Pro CDP II next month as a lighter-weight upgrade to the Combat Commander I've carried for the past 10 years, and want a nice comfortable IWB for it. Even if I don't score the Kimber, I may get one of these holsters anyway for my Commander.
I had already tentatively decided on the Max-Con V. From all my research, it seems very well made and popular, but I'm seeing order fulfillment still seems to be a problem with Brommeland -- I don't care to wait 1-2 years. However, CCA sometimes stocks the Service Grade Max-Con so I could get lucky.
The VM2 is also highly popular, has "only" a 5-6 month backlog by comparison, and has a few dealers who also stock them that I might also luck out with. As a bonus, they also have optional kydex clips to make the VM2 tuckable, another attractive feature I may be interested in (and would love any testimonials as to how well it works -- the clips sound a little funky in their operation).
Given all that, I'm leaning towards the VM2 now instead of the Max-Con. I'm sure I'd probably be happy with either, but I'm interested in hearing any advice and opinions from first-hand experience, as well as similar alternatives I may not be thinking of (I have seen some similar knock-offs from other mfgs).
Bonus question: Would the molding/boning of a 4.25" Commander and the 4" CDP in either of these holsters be similar enough for either pistol to be reliable used in the same holster? I'm guessing possibly not if they mold for each specific model since the CDP has slightly different frame dimensions and melting treatment, extended safety, etc. that my Commander doesn't have, but wasn't sure if these guys made such distinctions between mostly similar 1911 models. So far I've just seen their 1911 models advertised for different barrel lengths, but not other variations (short of a custom order at least). If it turns out they are interchangeable, I could go ahead and get my order in now for the Commander model, and then use it with the CDP should I get it.