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I just received my Bianchi Model 100 Professional holster, size 11, for my Sig P229 (see signature for gun specifics).

Initial impressions: I like it. I like the ride height; it gives me a full combat grip. The fit is also very good. It seems more like a custom fit than a one size fits fifteen option. The clip seems very strong, and so far I haven’t had an issue with the holster coming along with the gun in my first few draws. It already feels more comfortable than my current IWB holster, the Galco Triton, and it (the Bianchi) doesn’t seem any thicker than the Galco either. As noted by others on the internet, it probably will be easier to remove the holster to re-holster the gun, instead of trying to do it while it’s still IWB.
 

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Nice review!

I bought the 100 Pro before I walked outta my LGS with my Shield because it was the only IWB holster they had in stock for it. I honestly bought it with the intention of saving up for a better holster, but I have yet to find a reason to get a different one. Very little print, even with just a one-size up t-shirt on. Great retention and ease of removal.

I partially agree with the reholstering comment, from a safety standpoint. I tilt my Shield in towards my hip a bit to catch the clip side of the leather and then slide it in. Before it broke in I would have to put my thumb behind the slide to keep it from opening but that stopped maybe a week or so after every day carrying it.

I frequent locations that require me to be unarmed (work and school keep me unarmed for a considerable amount of time) so being able to clip on and off with ease is nice. It takes less than 30 seconds to adjust my belt and put it on and in one swift motion I can remove it.
 
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there no doubt about it, Bianchi makes great stuff. I have yet to come across anything with their name on it that isn't quality made and made to last a lifetime. Most of my Bianchi gear is at least 30 years old and will outlast me and my sons.
 

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I used this holster the whole time while at the range this past Saturday. I was practicing shooting from retention, so I'm certain that I drew, and then re-holstered, my gun at least 25 times. I was able to re-insert the gun without removing the holster, but I also use my left hand to help open the mouth of the holster.
 

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Got one for my KLCR. Great holster after it's broken in a while.
 
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Bought mine 6 years ago and still wear it.
 
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It already feels more comfortable than my current IWB holster, the Galco Triton
I'm sure you'll love it. Bianchi makes a nice, keep-it-simple holster. I find leather to always be more comfortable worn IWB than kydex/plastic/whatever.
 

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I have one that I bought many years ago. Would be a much better holster if it was tuckable.
 

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Two month update

I really like the fit and finish of the holster, but I've tried it with three different gun belts and it just moves around too much. The clip is 1-3/4" long, and even though it's never come off of my 1-1/2" belts, it tilts forwards (mostly) and backwards especially as I sit or squat. I'm also developing the bad habit of unconsciously checking and adjusting it every time I get up, and as I'm walking around. And, if I'm sitting for awhile, the seam along the bottom of the holster (almost 1/2" long and 1/4" wide) begins to hurt my upper thigh.

I put an order in for a Stealthgear holster. Stay tuned.
 
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