Kind of what Bruce said....... Folks don't like to answer that since a holster is a very individual thing, people being comfortable with different types....... And, most of us have the draw full of holsters to prove it! :image035:
I agree with the others, your best holster is what fits you the best, and most of us have been through many. I choose the Brommeland Max Con V after many try outs with other custom leathermakers,which are just as well made Gary Brommeland won out for me. They are all quality holsters and have function built in. Work of art! Each one of them! Good Luck
When you read these threads where the poster is really happy with thier holster and can say how comfertable and well made and the service that the holster makers provides them. Well IMO you can't go wrong with trying one of those out.
Each mode of carry offers pros and cons - just like anything else. However, if you talk to guys who really know their stuff, they will all immediately rule out any carry position other than "strong side" for general defensive carry.
Once that is settled, it becomes a choice of IWB (inside waist band) or OWB (outside waist band). If you have a lower back injury, IWB can be somewhat less than comfortable. If not, then it is probably (for most folks - certainly not everyone) the best overall method. It gives you a higher level of concealment and a wider range of clothing options. It does take a bit of getting used to, but once you are accustomed to the weight and bulk of having a block of steel in your shorts, you will not even notice it PROVIDING that you have chosen a quality holster AND belt. I will of course recommend my own Max-Con V as my personal first choice, but the Sparks Watch 6 and VM II are both good holsters, as is the Alessi PCH. Matt DelFatti and Josh Bulman both also have excellent (and well deserved) reputations . I also saw one of Eric Larsens Com 3's recently, and it was a very respectable holster as well.
Personally, for any IWB application other than a 5" 1911, I strongly prefer a holster with a closed muzzle - it tends to eliminate "muzzle poke" often experienced with a shorter firearm, and stabilizes the firearm more effectively. If I could not have a Max-Con V , the PCH would be my personal choice of holster.
I don't know if this has helped or not, but (hopefully) it will save you from aquiring the proverbial "holster graveyard" that most new guys inevitably end up having in a box shoved in the back of a closet. Good luck!
I will echo Gary's post almost exactly. Its not what you get or from whom you get it...there are a quite a few top quality makers out there. Its getting a style that you can wear comfortably with your life n environment you are in. Always get a good belt, this can make or break carrying a gun...even when its IWB carry.
Id highly recommend a wide spread dual loop design IWB for that style of carrry...ie, MaxCon from Gary, Watch 6 from Sparks and so on. For OWB carry...Id look at pancakes. Get one with a Hi Back/Body Shield on it and one that rides where you want it and has the cant you can work with. Most makers can accomidate your needs in cant and rd ht so you get what will work for you.......
Hope this helps............Thanks for the kind words Mr. Brommeland
Another vote for Gary Brommeland's Max Con V. I have three and they have been a delightful, marked improvement from any other holster I've tried. I can wear them all day long with no discomfort. See - www.brommelandgunleather.com .
It's kinda like the Blonde, brunette, redhead debate. No one answer is always correct for everyone. Best to ask questions like you are currently doing and take all the answers you get and factor them into the type of activities will be doing while carrying, how you must dress, your build, etc.
Don't be surprised if you end up with a junk drawer full of leather though.
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