I carry a p239 in a horsehide SuperTuck. The hide was a little stiff but very comfortable. With the lighter G27 I believe you could go with your preference. Crossbreed makes a MiniTuck for the LCP and I think it's cowhide only?
I'm gonna order a mini for my P238 and SP101 after the holidays.
ps I think the cowhide would work as well for heavier pistols. I really ordered Horsehide because I preferred the natural finish. The extra rigidity was a bonus.
i have a one in the black cow hide and have no issues and I am currently living is L.A. (lower alabama) hot and humid. But i always wear a undershirt under everything. So the undershirt is between me and the holster. I have heard that the horse hide does better repeling sweat and such. All I know is that I love my crossbreed and have no issues with it.
Either one will serve well. The main difference between cow and horse is that horsehide has a tighter grain that makes it stiffer and a bit tougher. It's less susceptible to moisture (sweat, humidity) but it doesn't seem to accept dye very well (which may explain why it's only available in 'natural' color).
I got the horsehide upgrade and it took about 10 days to completely finish breaking in. But then I'm 6'2" and 175 lbs so the leather had to make a pretty tight turn (almost a quarter-circle) when molding to my 3:30 position. Now that it's broken in, however, I don't even know it's there; I have to deliberately bump the gun with my elbow!
Horsehide is nice to have, but cowhide will get the job done just as well.
I have both and I think both are great. The cowhide certainly breaks in a lot quicker but the horsehide settled in after about a month of regular use. I made my own combat cuts and that is a must. You sacrifice comfort slightly but speed and ease of draw are MUCH improved. I also had to file a finger notch too for the best grip on my SW99c in the horsehide.
Both are good. Next time I have to buy one it will probably be the cowhide though.
I have the coolmax undershirts, that wick away the moisture by and keeps the holster dry I went with the cowhide Super Tuck's for my two weapons! Love them and wouldn't give them up for anything!
Here's the URL for the CoolMax shirts, a big plus is he's a Vet!
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