Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro Review
So I have officially used my Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro for 1 week now. So far I am loving it. Just to give a little background. I started CCW last year. I carried a Glock 19 in a Crossbreed Supertuck. When I purchased that I just wanted a comfortable holster that will get the job done and wasn't too expensive. I liked the look and fell of an all leather holster but I didn't think a low end mass marketed holster would be worth getting and I wasn't sure that I would even continue to carry a firearm so I didn't want to spend the big bucks. After awhile I realized that I couldn't leave home without my firearm and I enjoyed carrying very much. While the Supertuck served its purpose wonderfully, I felt like I needed to satisfy my urge to get a quality all leather holster. So I started to research custom holsters. There were so many options that I was having a hard time. The other problem was that most of the high end holster makers had ridiculous turnaround times (5+ months). I then read numerous posts about how great Rocky's holsters are. To this day I haven't read anything less than stellar about his holsters. I emailed Rocky and he said his turnaround was about 4-8 weeks. After a few more days I decided to call Rocky and ask a few more questions. While talking to him he said that he already started a Glock 19 holster and I could have it withing 3-4 weeks! Thats all I need to hear. I placed the order immediately. I actually received the holster in less than 2 weeks!!!:danceban: You da man Rocky. Ok sorry now down to the review.
Price: At first I thought it was a bit steep. I then realized that I am getting two excellent holsters in one so it is not that bad especially for the quality you get.
Design: The design is probably the best part about this. You get a ton of IWB adjustability and also the option to wear it OWB. What more can you want. I have seen other holster makers with similar holsters but they are no where near the quality and versatility of the Black Ops Pro.
Look:I think the holster looks awesome. Its got a nice sheen to it and is very detailed. Rocky has many colors to choose from and they all are very nice.
Feel: I didn't know what to expect at first since this is my first all leather custom holster. When I first picked up the holster it felt very light and extremely sturdy. I don't know what Rocky does to the leather but it is very stiff. Unlike other holster makers, Rocky doesn't have to reinforce the mouth due to how stiff this holster is. You can tell just by holding this that it is high quality. At first the holster is really tight. I had a hard time getting my gun out. I had to use the bag trick for 4 hours. It is still a bit tight but has loosened up beautifully. It now fits like a glove.
Fit/Finish: Flawless. The stitching is perfect. The leather is perfect. The hard molding/boning is unbelievably detailed. The Slots and loops fit my 1 1/2" belt perfectly also.
Comfort: Since I am used to the comfort of the Supertuck, I was worried that this might not be too comfortable. For obvious reason OWB was very comfortable as expected. IWB was comfortable at first but not as comfortable as the Supertuck (probably since the Supertuck was already broken in). After wearing the Black Ops all week, it was now broken in a bit and is just as comfortable as the Supertuck.
While I only have had the holster for a week, I like it much better than my Supertuck (not taking anything away from that holster). My only complaint is that Rocky set the bar so high for me, I'm afraid that any other holster I buy in the future will be disappointing. I guess I will have to stick to Pure Kustom.
My suggestion is to buy a Pure Kustom holster ASAP. I have a feeling Rocky may become so busy in the near future that his turnaround times will not be as short as they are now.
Keep up the great work Rocky and thank you for making a top notch holster :smile:
Really better than the Supertuck?
Just curious but what about the Rocky did you like better over the Supertuck? Did it mold better, or have more adjustment capability over the Supertuck.
I've been using my Supertuck for about 2 weeks now with my DW CBOB and its been very comfortable. I've entertained getting an all leather IWB like a VM2, but like you the wait times to get on were way too long. If its worth it, and I know we carry different guns, I may look again at getting an all leather and take your recommendation. :sport59: