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OK, it seems that almost everyone here (maybe an exaguration) has and loves their CompTac holsters. What about leather holster lovers?

I am considering buying both IWB and OWB holsters, and would prefer leather. The two makers/companies I really have been looking at are Brommeland and Tucker Texas. Can those of you who have experience, please give your impressions of these holsters.



Thanks for your help...I am trying to gather as much info as possible before I drop over $200 on a couple of holsters.
 

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I used to hate leather, back before I ever owned one, but after trying a Milt Sparks VMII it's my number one choice. Kydex can't come close to matching the comfort of a leather holster.
 

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I like leather also.

But I don't have any experience with the 2 makes you posted.

I have read excellent reports on the Tucker, The Answer.
 

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I have a Galco Tucker for my Kel-Tec P-3AT. I don't like it, too thick, kind of ruins the benefit of the 380 being so thin. Hook sticks out too far in front of the belt, I trimmed that back. Anybody wants it I'll gladly ship it prepaid for $39.00 That's half what I paid for it delivered a litle over a week ago.
 

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I am waiting to hear from HBE Leatherworks if they can make a holster or two for my 40c. The M&P is not on his gun list, but the list was last updated in 2005.



There are lots of good leather holster makers out there; I just really like Eric’s work. If he can do it, I'm ordering both inside and outside holsters and a belt.



Check out his work at hbeleatherworks.com
 

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I am waiting to hear from HBE Leatherworks if they can make a holster or two for my 40c. The M&P is not on his gun list, but the list was last updated in 2005.



There are lots of good leather holster makers out there; I just really like Eric’s work. If he can do it, I'm ordering both inside and outside holsters and a belt.



Check out his work at hbeleatherworks.com


Rondo

Call him on the phone...he will do more guns than are on the list. But, I called him a couple months ago and he did not have a mold for the M&P. Hope he does now though. Also, make sure to ask him about lead time...I have read quite a few posts on the sig forum that said he took forever...even longer than he said it would take. I hope it works out for you, because I think he also has some great looking holsters.
 

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m4arc and Yukon, thanks for the responses. I am still working on getting past the price tag of leather, but I figure you get what you pay for.

Question for you guys, do you use both IWB and OWB leather holsters? I think I want both, so I have the option of how to carry.



rowe_s - Tucker is a maker I am looking at, not the Galco holster...thanks though.
 

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Kevin does really nice work. The Outside the waist holster on his web site with shark trim is my Laredo Defender for a Steyr M40A1.
 

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I ordered a Don Hume 721OT from Gunners Alley for my M&P9. I already have 5 of their holsters. Good Product for a good price!!
 

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I just bought a Desantis Cozy Partner for my M&P 9c. Its really good. For the money I wouild prefer a bit more stiffness around the mouth but it is very stable and comfortable. I'm sitting at the computer wearing it now and its super comfortable and I've only worn it for a few days. I would recommend it highly as a carry holster. If your going to do a lot a range time a stiffer hoster might last longer. It made a huge difference as far as concealability. I used to carry a KT P11 and I feel my M&P conceals even better than it did becauase of my Desantis holster.
 

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I recently purchased "The Answer" from Tucker Leather. It is a great IWB holster. The leather feels great against the skin. The Kydex outer portion made by Comp-Tac alows one handed holstering of my MP9c. I also use it to carry my full size M&P 40. The tucking feature of the holster is fantastic. I can go without a coat wil carrying concealed and the gun does not print on my shirt.

I also purchased several gun belts to use with "The Answer". I consider a good gun belt a requirement for all concealed carry holsters.
 

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MSgt G said:
Check out www.kdholsters.com. Kevin makes some great looking holsters. I think you'll be pleased.


+1 to MSgt suggestion. Kevin does awesome work and I think his holsters are a really great value also!! I think you get a lot of great holster for your $$. I should be getting a Cochise Defender from him soon
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Ron



This is the one holster he has made for me so far.









 

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Used to carry my compact 1911 in a brommeland IWB (max con V). I think it's the thinnest leather IWB in the market. Since i gained a few pounds, i switched back to my (OWB) Mitch Rosen 5JR President. The OWB is more comfortable for me but nothing beats an IWB in terms of concealment. Though, the 5JR conceals great also by pushing the butt of the gun to your body.



I also ordered a CTAC from comptac for my future M&P40... Just wanted to try kydex IWB... Coz I've been hearing so much about it in this forum
 

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Brommeland

I just put my order in at Brommeland holsters for their (his?) Max-Con V IWB hoslter. It is a long wait, but from everything I have read it will be worth it. This will be my first holster, so I can't wait. The wait will give me plenty of time to put a lot of rounds down range and get comfortable with my M&P.
 

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While there are numerous holster makers to choose from and sort through, I always recommend doing a bit of research on those that you're most interested in.



Query members of the gun forums you visit; do a google search on the holster maker; read the fine print on their website regarding how/when payment is collected or how, if any, refund is given (some holster makers don't give refunds, but "will do whatever it takes to make it right" :roll: ); check out their business practices, i.e., are they properly licensed, do they collect appropriate sales tax (for an in-state sale). Contact the occupational license department/tax assessor office. They'll tell you whether or not a license is required, and if so, if the holster maker has one. There are a number of these small shops who do not. (My research showed 60-65% were not properly licensed.)



By doing a few of those things oftentimes will save you some grief in the long run.
 
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