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What's your favorite OWB leather holster?

  • Sparks I-BAK

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Brommeland Def Con

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • TT Gun Leather Pancake

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • Ritchie CQQR

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Kramer Scabbard

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Pure Kustom

    Votes: 6 6.5%
  • Rosen 5JR

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • Sparks 55BN

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Rosen Premier

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • High Noon Slide Guard

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Fist #9 (or other Fist)

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • De Santis Belt holster

    Votes: 12 13.0%
  • Bianchi Belt Holster

    Votes: 16 17.4%
  • Galco Belt Holster

    Votes: 18 19.6%
  • Don Hume Pancake

    Votes: 9 9.8%
  • Tucker HF1

    Votes: 3 3.3%
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Okay, let's try it this way. Tell me your favorite OWB leather holster. If yours is not in the poll, leave a comment.
 

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The best holster is the one you actually have, so I picked Bianchi belt holster. I have a model 5 "Black Widow" and its a very nice holster. Holds the gun high for concealment and distributes the weight nicely
 

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I have yet to find an OWB that I really like
 

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A Krammer horsehide paddle holster. The only problem is it is for a G36 and never carry it. I have several Fist #12 Basics that get a lot of use.
 

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Pure Kustom Black OPs Pro.
 

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I am pretty fond of El Paso Saddlery after ordering a couple of their high side holsters. Workmanship and materials are truly excellent and the price is fair.
 

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Galco belt: Number one leading the pole! ( at this time). I selected the Galco Dual Purpose (right side) for my full size 1911, when I am using the belt (at 3:00), and have been completely satisfied with fit, form and function. When other factors dictate, I use a 5.11 select carry pistol pouch. Once again, same weapon and am totally satisfied with it. One of the best things about it is, I don't get any glances at all with it, even when not wearing any covering shirt over it. My weapon isn't exposed, and it took me about 2 minutes of practice to learn how to bring my weapon "to the ready" just as fast as from the Galco. The "cats' meoww" for warm weather, walking, bike riding, etc.

Inscribed on the blade of a Spanish conquistador's sword found in the southwestern desert many years ago: "Draw me not without reason--Sheath me not without honor". It's amazing how much this still applies.
 

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Not on your list, but I'm fond of the UBG Regulator



I'm a fan of all of Nate's work.
I like Ugly Bald Guy as well. I just forgot him. How tight does that hold to the body? I had a Rosen Premier that stuck out pretty far in front & printed badly!
 

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I like Ugly Bald Guy as well. I just forgot him. How tight does that hold to the body? I had a Rosen Premier that stuck out pretty far in front & printed badly!
I don't have a Regulator yet, but I did get to try one on, and it seemed to hold in pretty well. But my body shape probably had as much to do with that as anything. I have a wider pelvis, so it pushes the grip in a fair bit.
 

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I have a spare tire but that's not what is the problem with the Rosen. I have other holsters that push in tight against my side. The front of the Rosen, by the slide, stuck way out away from me. Probably had about a inch and a half gap.
 

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Actually none of the above. I used to buy very expensive custom made holsters and wait 6-8 months or more for them to be handmade. Since then I have found some unknown holster makes who make copies of all the popular designs for a fraction of the price and in a fraction of the time. Often they will produce holsters for new gun models when no one else is. They are mostly niche holster makers but there are some that will make holsters for all the popular guns out there. If you are the type to want to get a name brand holster that all the kids on the block have then buy from a name brand. However if you realize that your holster remains hidden (assuming you do not open carry which is a different story) and is just a function piece of equipment needed to protect your life, then you should find what style you like and get it as cheaply as possible regardless of the name of the man who sews it or whether a machine or a person does the sewing. Some things do not benefit enough by handcraftsmanship to matter. I am sure that a handmade toothpick is a work of art and displays amazing skill but in the end I just need something to pick my teeth with so I will buy them by the box. :)
 
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