Com3 for Colt New Agent & a story...
Quite a while ago I bought an HBE Com3 IWB for my new Colt New Agent .45. Took less than three weeks from order to delivery. The holster was perfect in every regard, a real work of art, EXCEPT, it hurt like crazy to wear it:embarassed:
Because of my build, the muzzle tip was pressing on the side of my hip real bad. I wasn't going to do anything about it. Figured it's the risk we take when ordering custom rigs over the internet. Some on this forum suggested I call but I just didn't want to put Eric from HBE in a spot. He's gone through a lot these past few years and it's good to see him doing well.
Well, it wasn't a week later that he called just to see how I like the new holster. I told him about it and he immediately asked me to send it back so he could make another one for me. I was impressed by this simple desire to please his customer. I sent it back with a few ideas and pointed out a picture of a closed muzzled COM3 variant.
Well a week and a few days after I sent it back, I got my new replacement hoster in the mail. So here's a review:
It's perfect :hand10:, it's thin, fits perfect. The closed muzzle and the extra bit of leather at the bottom makes is lay better on my hip, no pain and it fits TIGHT to the side. Delivery speed was totally great, price was very good. I have a Brommeland MaxCon that I thought was the gold standard but truth be told, that holster is WAY overpriced at Coal Creek Armory and it's not one bit better than the HBE. Don't get me wrong, I like my Maxcon (I use if for an MK9) bu the HBE is a far better value. Gun to holster fit is perfect. With my KirkPatrick gun belt it's the ultimate EDC Rig. But what really impressed me was Eric's willingness to simply make it right for me at a set cost.
And so I don't forget, I also got a mag pouch with it too and, of course, it's perfect. I think this has got to be one of the very best holster values currently available. Superior quality construction and finish and the concealment factor is great. Here's some pics: