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I am considering calling Brommeland and having one of these made can anyone tell me about thair experiances with this holster? I have a rafters IWB rig and belt that carry my 1911 nicely but the thing is the reenforced mouth is the thickist part of the rig and this is all that prints really.

It looks like the maxcon v is thinner at this point because it dosen't use an open mouth. Can anyone post pics of them wearing thair maxcon v's? I've read elsewhere that these rigs are the best IWB there is for shorts and T-shirt carry in the summer is this true? thanks for any input guys.
 

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I can't tell you yet.

I just ordered one from Gary yesterday.

A report will be forthcoming in 60 to 90 days.

Waiting..........Oh the pain of it all!!!
 

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Best holster ever made! Now order one!

Really the Max-Con V is a great rig. Not only the best to wear in the attire you describe but anytime under any conditions as well.

I don't have a pic of me wearing mine but there are a few that have been posted on here if you do a search for max con v. It is thinner and does not have the meatel reinforced mouth but is still fine to holster one handed, I can mine just fine.

I have one for my Kimber and one on the way for my Colt that I am waiting on.

Here is a pic from Gary's website!
http://brommelandgunleather.com/


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Few pics I took, not real good but I was taking them myself and was the best I could do.






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All right, you've finally driven me to take a few pics. Here's my Combat Commander riding in a Max-Con V on one of Gary's belts. Keep in mind that I'm only 5'7" tall and weigh about 140 lbs. No one has made me with this setup yet, and it's comfortable.
 

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Awesome holsters. I wear mine with just a T- Shirt. Be carefull though, you just may never use your other holsters again!!!!!!
 

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I am a relatively new Max Con V fan. I have 3 and love 'em. Wearing one all day produces no discomfort and in fact, I'm barely aware my 1911 is there. Slim, emminently concealable, comfortable, excellent workmanship and quality, easy to one hand re-holster and a fantastic value at a reasonable price. I suggest giving Gary a call and discussing it with him, he is a pleasure to chat with and will give truthful answers and advice.
 

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Ti Carry and Roadrunner,

Great photos illustrating the magic of the Max Con V. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great pics guys.

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Lemme tell ya about Gary's fine Max Con V's!!!!! The ultimate CCW custom Holster. You won't be disappointed we promise. Fine man to do business with and will answer any of your concerns. I have one for my G23, one on order for an H&K USP and one mag pouch. Giddyup!!!
 

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Thanks guys and also for those of you who have both holsters does the maxcon v conceal alot better than the rafters IWB? Not to take anything away from the rafters rig they make a very fine product IMO but I'am wanting to try differant rigs and see what gives maximum concealment.
 

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Max-Con V = Maximum Concealment!


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Here's a link to the thread with my pics: http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=8436 (see post #6). I carry a 5" SA Mil-Spec in a Max-Con V whenever I go out the door now and it's completely comfortable. I had a Watch Six for a SA Champion and I can honestly say Gary's design is much more comfortable ... and STABLE. The Watch Six is a fine holster but there are some important differences between the two and I prefer the MaxCon V.

Just be careful how you bend as the 1911 grip will print no matter what holster you use. I've got the "advantage" of a bad back :rolleyes: so anytime I start to bend at the waist I get a painful reminder not to do that. ALWAYS squat with your knees to pick things up, it's better for your back anyway and eliminates the printing.

Go ahead and order one. If it doesn't work out and you decide it's not what you're looking for (I can almost guarantee that won't happen), put it up for sale here on the Forum - it won't last more than a few hours.
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I don't believe I have any pics of me wearing it, but I do have a number of pics I posted in the gallery of mine. I really like the holster when I need to wear an IWB. It's comfortable, rides high and stable and really seems to slim down a 1911. You will never regret investing in that particular holster....:smile:
 

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Maclean can you tell us the diffs btwn the Watch 6 and the Max Con V that you have noticed?

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Maclean can you tell us the diffs btwn the Watch 6 and the Max Con V that you have noticed?

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Okay, bear in mind I'm on my first cup of coffee so I hope this makes sense. The most striking difference to me is in the loop attachment methods. The Watch Six loops attach to the body of the holster in an upward direction and then fold over the waistband to attach to the belt. Every time I tried to reholster the force would try to push the holster lower inside the pants (as normal) but the loops would roll right in with it and try to pull my belt along for the ride... ever see the movie "The Black Hole"?

The loops on the Max-Con V are attached to the outer face of the holster in a downward direction that creates a pocket and sort of traps everything into place. Really difficult to explain without close up pics of each but that one detail alone makes a big difference when reholstering - at least to me. The Max-Con's rear loop is also just a tad bit longer than the front (1/8" maybe?), not enough that it's even noticeable during the draw but when seated it lets the gun rock forward just a touch so it's more comfortable.

As I've said before, the Watch Six is a fine holster and the guys at Sparks make great quality gear, hard to go wrong with anything they offer. Maybe it's my body type or the way I carry but Gary's Max-Con V works best for me (I'm 5'-10", 185 lbs BTW). Still, I Will have one of Kevin's exotics someday ... did you SEE THAT PYTHON RIG??? :image035:
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please forgive the long post. read it not because of who writes it, but who it is about. let me preface this by saying i am NOT a professional gun slinger. i'm not a high speed, low drag operator, i'm not a snake eatin, bounty huntin, death dealin, stone cold gunfighter. instead, i'm a husband, father of 2, and adament self preservationist. i carry to protect my wife and kids, and to make sure that i get home each day.

due to a change in our financial situation, my wife and i are heavily prioritizing. for me, this means narrowing my focus from how many guns i have, to having guns i can really use. this has led me to sell a few odds n ends guns for which i had no real purpose but to own. i took a long hard look at my needs as a concealed permit holder and range nut. in short, most all the handgunning i do can be covered w a 5" 1911. i have 3. a sorta custom norinco, a kimber custom, and a classic gold match that has been set up to carry. took some of the money from these sales to augment my 1911's. while searching for a holster to allow me to carry a 5" gun even in florida under a t shirt, i settled on an iwb. i looked at web sites, and made a short list of makers i wanted to contact. most of whom, had a voice mail to answere calls. i fully understand that. but, just for kicks, late one evening, well after business hrs, i called Brommeland Gunleather. "hi, this is gary" was the answere on the line. dammit, another voice mai. i began to leave my infor, and the voice mail spoke. it said, " hold on let me get a pen". i had a real person on the line. and the person was not the clerk, nightwatchman, or janitor. it was the dude who would later make my holster and belts.

the customer service from Gary was outstanding. we spoke at length about my needs in a rig, and what i didnt need as well. in all that evening, we spoke for about 2 hrs. he stated that his concern was what i needed, not how fast he could close a deal. while on the phone, my 20mo old son was stung by a wasp. on the throat. gary guided me through some critical stages as this was the first time he'd been stung. i hung up w gary to get my son in bed after making sure he was ok. about 1 hour later, the phone rang. it was gary calling back to make sure all was well. how's that for taking a personal interest in your customer. in talking some more, we settled on a max con v, and belt. gary was very respectful of the other makers on my list. never a bad word. thats class from a guy who wants to make a sale. he offered some names and styles of other makers for me to look at. i came back to the max con v.

which brings me to the product review section of my dissertation. the max con v and belt. wow. no really, wow. the belt is a full 1.5' wide and is very thick. but, is very comfortable. i will not use gunrag terms like "supple" and "fits like a glove". you guys can read that anytime. the words i will use are: tough, strong, resiliant, sharp, classy, reliable. nuff said. and this rig, the max con v. the fit to the gun is absolutely amazing. i can damn near read the roll marks from the slide of the gun he molded it around. beautiful. lets talk retention. this is not a holster, this is a waist safe. the gun will stay put. trust me on this. this belt/holster combo is more comfortable than i could have imagined. standing, walking, very little running, it is comfortable. and its comfortable seated. dont know how, just know that it is. doesnt dig, poke, prod or rub. its that good.

with the permission of the members of this board, i would like to do a more in depth review of this rig in action. i am attending Mr Randy Caine's handgun 101 at southern exposure dec 12-15. i will be using this rig and would like to post my experience using this rig in a class such as this promises to be. members, you know i'm long winded, but for others searching for a carry rig, this testing in this class will be a great resource. please tell me if you are interested. looking foreward to hearing from all of you. anyone w any q's about
gary's work, please ask. i'll give you my honest answere. this is an unsolicited write up. i like to give respect and business to someone who not only delivers what they promised, but more.

I'm sorry I did not get this review posted in this forum sooner. I did make a more in depth in 1911forum.com and then, well, just didnt get'er done here. My apologies.

Again, I'm no Stephen Camp, but I'll attempt to convey my thoughts and opinions clearly.
Ya cant go wrong w this Max Con V. Well, I guess ya could, but it would be very surprising. Anyway, at Mr Cain's class, I was one of only 3 shooters w simply a ccw. The remaining 11 were leo or security career types. Great class, if you get a chance. I was also the only one working from a cover garment thru the entire class (heavy jacket on Fri as it was cold as a wicken practitioner's mammary gland), RR vest on Sat (nice), Stearns WalMart raincoat on Sun (guess what the weather was like then). The MCV was unbelievably comfortable. Attaining a firing grip was no trouble. The pistol cleared the leather w no undue resistance from the holster while drawing. Holstering was no problem. Which does bring me to a point of interest. Although this rig has no steel band in the mouth, the quality of the leather used is such that even now, 3 months and a LOT of draws later, the mouth continues to stay open well enough to allow proper one hand holstering. Even if the rig closes some, I have learned to place the muzzle againt the body shield and 'press' the slide against the shield and press the gun home. No problem. I dont mean point the muzzle at my hip, and twist or anything like that, I mean just pushing the slide a little against the body shield while pressing down. Just like drawing to retention. In fact, I think my draw has gotten much tighter to my side while moving the gun up to my pec (as in the retention position). Anyway, the class was very enjoyable using this holster. We did some firing from kneel, quick kneel, prone and other positions. We shot on the move, and practiced drawing while moving and shooting. The MCV was comfotable and stable thru all of the exercises.

The MCV's concealability is a BIG point for me. I can wear it over an 'A frame' wife beater and under a slightly oversized polo shirt and it dissappears. My wife loves it. No more need for a denim shirt, or the much despised photo terrorist vest. Not that I dont still wear that stuff, just not out to eat anymore w her. And, if like me, you do like a denim shirt as a cover garment, then this is one 'no see um' holster.

Well, , I hope this helps. If you have any further questions that I could humbly help with, please post. And please post your first impressions w the holster, and later after some time perhaps a follow up.

Dan

ps-this was posted in another forum I frequent, bit it is the best of the reviews on this product i could find. hope it sheds some light.
 

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Mclean3 are you saying that even when sitting or bending foward that even a maxcon V will cause a 1911 grip to print? I notice with my rafters rig and my sparks summer special rig that when I'am sitting and lean foward or bend a certain way the grip will print,and I do dress around the gun. Thanks for any further input.
 
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