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quality and appearance of Brommeland holsters?
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waittime = not so good...
but the holsters are absolutely top notch!
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First rate, in both regards.
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I have two if his Def-Con holsters. They are the best in my inventory, and I have some by top makers.
He may just be the best of the best, but I am not sure if you can get one directly from him. In the past he has made promises of delivery that were not even close to the actual time.
Coal Creek Armory sells his holsters. As much as I like them I consider Sparks a much better value considering, cost, lead time, and accuracy of stated delivery dates.
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I just tried to call Coal Creek Armory and the phone number listed on their web site has been disconnected. Have they gone out of business?
I have Sparks I-BAK and Axiom. Next to the Def-Con I like the Sparks I-Bak best of the OWB holsters I have seen or used. Neither the I-BAK nor the Axiom have a body/shirt guard. If you want snaps the Axiom is an excellent holster. It's a toss up.
I prefer low ride holsters over high ride as it is easier to draw from under a shirt worn outside the pants, at least it is for me. I usually wear reasonably long tail shirts, and have had no issue of the OWB holster being exposed.
Oh I dunno... outstanding maybe?
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I waited a year and a half for one before he started selling exclusively through Coal Creek. My opinion is that the quality is top notch but they price is now too much for what you get. You can get a holster that is as good as this or jus about for less money. Now if Coal Creek is stocking the one you want you might not have a wait but personally I'd have a hard time paying the current price for what you get. A sparks is probably a better value and I know a holster from HBE Specialty leatherworks is a MUCH better value. It's cheaper and a very reasonable wait and it's every bit of the same quality.
Just my opinion after spending a lot of money, waiting months, even over a year and owing one of each of these.
I carry my XD 45 in a Max-con V IWB holster that I got from Gary 2 years ago. While there was quite a wait, it was worth it. I consider the holster to be an outstanding product, in fit, function, and appearance. I am extremely pleased with mine, and if you choose to buy one, you will not be disappointed.
Gary's gear is outstanding on both counts, and I believe the delivery time issue is no longer a problem. I am not sure, but I think his attachment to Coal Creek is either over, or not exclusive. If I were interested in Brommeland gear i would shoot him a phone call. I believe some of the higher pricing was a Coal Creek issue, I think the pricing has gone down.
I have owned a bunch of great leather gear from almost every high end maker out there and I find the engineering of Gary's gear to be the best for its type. The Def Con is the most stable OWB I have ever tried and his MaxCon v is, without a doubt, the most comfortable and concealable IWB I have tried to date. The only gear I have had that I would say had a "prettier" look to it, was from Matt Del Fatti. But to be fair, all of the gear I have gotten from Brommeland was his "service grade" while the Presentation grade has more boning and a glossier finish.