I put my order in for this a few months ago. Still waiting. 6 month turn around. Lots of good reviews. I'm using something similar I got cheap from eBay till this one comes. I chose to add suede lining and I chose the color black. Here it is in brown. Brigade Holsters- M-1 Hoplon Professional Holster
I've never owned a holster before and since my state (Illinois) just recently lost a legal battle to keep the residents from legally carrying I am going to need one to qualify for my permit. We're required to complete 16 hours of classroom and then qualify on the range drawing and firing from a concealed holster. I think 30 rounds are required but I'm not sure of the distance or score required to pass. The only holsters I've seen at the LGS are those cheap plastic jobs that I wouldn't put any of my Kimbers in. It didn't take much once I clicked on the link Sonofagun posted for Brigade Holsters. I started looking around and ended up ordering an M-11 in black. I've often read that the best holster is only so so without a good belt so I ordered a matching belt to go with it. Who would have thought that reading a free forum could be so expensive hahaha.
I've often read that the best holster is only so so without a good belt so I ordered a matching belt to go with it. Who would have thought that reading a free forum could be so expensive hahaha. [/FONT][/SIZE][/QUOTE]
Do you happen to remember what they said about why a belt makes such a difference? I have a Desantis pocket tuk and it is NOT comfortable at all. But after reading this, perhaps it's my belt?
Do you happen to remember what they said about why a belt makes such a difference? I have a Desantis pocket tuk and it is NOT comfortable at all. But after reading this, perhaps it's my belt?[/QUOTE]
Basically what I read is that a good belt will keep your holster from moving around and it will make your carrying experience more pleasant. The belt is what actually holds the gun on your body. A thick comfortable belt helps distributing the weight of the weapon across your entire waist. Remember this is what I've read on a lot of holster sights while shopping for my first belt and holster and not my personal experience. I am the waiting list for my belt and holster to be built, it will probably be another 5 months before I receive it.
I've had four of his belts ( I lost some weight) and they really make the difference. You cannot get a real gunbelt at a department store. Sure, some guys like to think a heavy belt will do the trick, but it doesn't.
A gun belt will keep the gun in the right position, keep it from pulling down your pants, keep it from twisting.
I have a local leather shop make my belts for me. They are double stitched in the "carry area" and single layer in the buckle/holes area. It serves to give the appearance of a standard belt while offering the support needed to properly carry the weapon. Something like this except I have the extra leather on the inside.
The belts I have used and still using is made by Bianchi. Have two one and a half
inch. and one and three quarter. Both are great belts. Cost was less than $50.00 each. The remora clipless holsters were about $30.00. As listed above there having a November sale now. purchase one get a second free.