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ashnic
01-13-2011, 17:20
Ok...I need a holster for my Kimber Pro Carry II. I would like a holster to carry on my right hip on the inside of belt..what is the most comfortable? I am carrying my glock right now and would like to carry the Kimber every now and then as well..

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 17:34
Sparks VM2...shown with my Kimber PC2. My jeans were too big when I anticipated the extra width for the holster and gun at 34x30. Now wearing 32x30 and there is no excess denim and everything is nice and snug.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/6e8d23b6.jpg
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/754d4410.jpg

awpk03s
01-13-2011, 17:45
I posted reviews of several quality IWB holsters in the GT 1911 FAQ sticky thread.

polizei1
01-13-2011, 18:08
Sparks VMII

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/polizei1/IMG_0076.jpg

Rimcrew
01-13-2011, 18:24
Crossbreed Supertuck and Brommeland Max-Con V. Two of the most comfortable IWB holsters available, IMHO...

NDLAWRENCE
01-13-2011, 18:32
Get one from these guys http://www.rowesleather.com/they make awesome holster's

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 18:36
I am currently using a Crossbreed Supertuck for my HK, but will be switching back to a VM2 for my Kobra Carry as soon as I get it paid off. It's person preference really ... leather, kydex, hybrid.

Here's a few of each that are often recommended.

Leather-
Sparks
Kramer
R Grizzle
TT Gunleather
Occidental
Seth's Gunleather
Kolbeson

Kydex or hybrid-
Crossbreed
Raven
MTAC
Kolbeson

samuse
01-13-2011, 18:48
The best guns deserve the best holster.

VM-II.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/011.jpg?t=1294965961

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/001.jpg?t=1294966054

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 18:53
The best guns deserve the best holster.

VM-II.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/001.jpg?t=1294966054

Can I have your MilSpec?

GJ1981
01-13-2011, 19:08
I didn't see a price listed so...


The VM-II is great, one of my favorites. Problem is a 6+ month wait or marked up price, but they are worth the coin to some.

Holsters that are very similar and worth a mention that can be had without a wait.

Bulman PDL - About the going rate VM-II's sell for in most classifieds
http://www.heirloomprecision.com/forsale/bulman/

5-Shot Leather - Same as above - http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8590

Another good 5-Shot if you don't like the wide base is the IBS- http://www.heirloomprecision.com/forsale/5_shot_leather.shtml

samuse
01-13-2011, 19:13
Can I have your MilSpec?

This 'ol thing? Hell, it ain't worth the postage...

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/003-2.jpg?t=1294967560
:supergrin:

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 19:15
This 'ol thing? Hell, it ain't worth the postage...

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/003-2.jpg?t=1294967560
:supergrin:

Sweet....then a book of Forever stamps should cover it. :drool:

telecster
01-13-2011, 19:17
Kholster!

Quack
01-13-2011, 19:20
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004743516_HPKdc-L-1.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004744173_kR8vx-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004744828_rCGQq-L.jpg

rsxr22
01-13-2011, 19:37
Im pretty sure I just found my new favorite holster company. I ordered a leather lined kydex holster from Tucker Gunleather and just received it today. It is actually made by Garrett Industries and is called the "silent thunder". They are smooth and well put together. I also have a few Shielded holsters which are styled like the Crossbreed Supertuck for half the price.

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 19:40
What exactly is the point of leather lined kydex? Why not just get leather? :dunno:

GJ1981
01-13-2011, 19:44
What exactly is the point of leather lined kydex? Why not just get leather? :dunno:

It's the best of both worlds...or some would say.

For those who are worried about scratches, the leather lining helps minimize it and the kydex outer prevents the holster from collapsing.

A good leather holster should do both, but different strokes, different folks I guess.

rsxr22
01-13-2011, 19:47
For one, I have never seen an all leather holster that I liked the looks of. Kydex is stronger and will not break down over time, and my holster was $70 and here in a week. I'll wait 4 months for a gun, not a holster.
I will admit that I have never owned an all leather holster higher quality then high line Galco's like the royal guard and combat masters, but I have found kydex to be much quicker out of the holster because there isnt as much flex when drawing.

Doc1911
01-13-2011, 19:52
There are a lot of good recommendations here. I like TT Gunleather, Hosreshoe Leather, Tauris Holsters, Rosen, etc. Here are a few of them:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/Holsters.jpg?t=1294969888

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/IMG_0709.jpg?t=1294969802

Of course good leather is for good pistols:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/1911-8-2-1.jpg?t=1294969848

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 19:56
Of course good leather is for good pistols:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/1911-8-2-1.jpg?t=1294969848

Good pistols? Where? Do you have the Glocks hiding behind all those ancient relics from 100 years ago? :tongueout:

Doc1911
01-13-2011, 20:01
Good pistols? Where? Do you have the Glocks hiding behind all those ancient relics from 100 years ago? :tongueout:Even Glocks like vintage wines. :whistling: (they taste better and some even say they look better too)

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 20:07
All kidding aside, that's a hell of a nice family photo. :thumbsup:

stukibuilt
01-13-2011, 20:14
I've been really happy with TT Gunleather and Occidental Leather products, who produces the "ready-made" holsters for Tim Thurner (apparently his father's company). Very good quality, great fit, and they break in really comfy. I would highly recommend them, even if it is only to temp until your custom is made. Personally, outside of looking at exotic skins I haven't seen a need to "upgrade..."

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 20:21
I've been really happy with TT Gunleather and Occidental Leather products, who produces the "ready-made" holsters for Tim Thurner (apparently his father's company). Very good quality, great fit, and they break in really comfy. I would highly recommend them, even if it is only to temp until your custom is made. Personally, outside of looking at exotic skins I haven't seen a need to "upgrade..."

Tim makes GREAT stuff, but isn't his wait times damn near close to Sparks now? Also, Occidental isn't exactly cheap for a "temp" holster. I had an Occidental Stronghold Phoenix that I bought when my VM2 came in and that thing was...
TIGHT.

samuse
01-13-2011, 21:37
Tim makes GREAT stuff, but isn't his wait times damn near close to Sparks now? Also, Occidental isn't exactly cheap for a "temp" holster. I had an Occidental Stronghold Phoenix that I bought when my VM2 came in and that thing was...
TIGHT.




That was my experience also. I tried to break it in for 7 months, to no avail...

Trent
01-13-2011, 21:54
Another Silent Thunder vote at Tucker gunleather-- outstanding quality and concepts. I've been through many holsters before it, but this has lasted years with little appreciable wear and comfortable with ease of use.

20South
01-13-2011, 22:11
I have a VMII for 3 of my HKs. I waited 7 mos and paid a premium. I am very happy with them, but when I made the switch to the 1911, I also opted for an Occidental Stronghold Phoenix. I had it in about a week, and after I got the thing broke in, it is very quickly becoming a favorite. I hear good things about Nick Matthews also, but have no practical experience.

bluelineman
01-13-2011, 22:59
I got one from GT member Kwart. It's kind of like the Crossbreed supertuck & MTAC. It's comfy. Comfortable, cheap & fast shipping (one week max).

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1194122

denn1911
01-13-2011, 23:31
My experience would recommend the following:

Leather- Milt Sparks VMII
Kydex/Leather Hybrid- CrossBreed SuperTuck

Good luck in your search.

stukibuilt
01-13-2011, 23:42
Tim makes GREAT stuff, but isn't his wait times damn near close to Sparks now? Also, Occidental isn't exactly cheap for a "temp" holster. I had an Occidental Stronghold Phoenix that I bought when my VM2 came in and that thing was...
TIGHT.

Sorry, when I hear MS mentioned I think $$$$. Ha. I dont think the occidental is cheap, and definately not by my standards. I have the phoenix for my sentinel and it has been awesome. It was broken in within a week, though I was quite diligent about it. I have another one for my 340pd and it was very tight and its not broken in. As soon as it comes back from being re-zeroed I'm planning on wrapping it with ceranwrap to stretch it a bit. I'll be honest, I still can't draw from it as it sits, but I attributed this to it being a revolver and the way the holster wraps the cylinder... I use their belt and Tim's mag pouches (the wait was about 8 months, but after wearing them I definately want to order a true TT holster... Sigh...). I'm not trying to drink the kool-aid, I swear! I just know that when I was looking personally, I wanted something quality that I didn't have to wait up to a year to get.

And FWIW, I would love a sparks, but if my lady found out it was horse I would definately be living the celibate life... :(

polizei1
01-14-2011, 07:20
Then get Cow! Problem solved. :tongueout:

IANative
01-14-2011, 08:02
Another vote for Tucker Gunleather's leather-lined kydex holsters. I recently took possession of "The Answer," and promptly put my MTAC's up for sale.

knedrgr
01-14-2011, 09:21
VM2 for my EDC. Currently waiting on the list for another one.

NDLAWRENCE
01-14-2011, 09:36
Sparks VM2...shown with my Kimber PC2. My jeans were too big when I anticipated the extra width for the holster and gun at 34x30. Now wearing 32x30 and there is no excess denim and everything is nice and snug.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/6e8d23b6.jpg
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/754d4410.jpg

hey hokie what kind of grips are those?

Hokie1911
01-14-2011, 09:47
hey hokie what kind of grips are those?

Larry Davidson Horned Lizards. IMHO, Larry makes the best G10 grips you can get. He is a hell of a nice guy and he goes way beyond the extra mile to make you happy. Can't recommend him enough.

http://www.davidsonknives.com/grips/hornedl_lizard.htm

Nubbins
01-14-2011, 10:20
Another vote for the Tucker, I only wish it covered the muzzle, but I can use it for my commander or gov model
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/kirk22-250/Guns/DSC_0883.jpg
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/kirk22-250/Guns/DSC_0881.jpg

mes228
01-14-2011, 15:28
The best I've owned, by quite a wide margin, is the "Gouchenour Extreme High Ride" made by Rusty Sherrick. Don't flame me for this as its only my opinion, but I suspect he may make the best in the world. Of the drawer full of holsters I own the Mernickle (spelling??) would be second. The Mernickle works very well. The Sherrick though has outstanding materials, outstanding workmanship, and the absolute best in design and use I've found. I can't say enough about the Gouchenour.

ashnic
01-20-2011, 11:38
Got a Sparks VM2...will be here Saturday...Got a fair price and no wait...Thanks for all the info on this..

Hokie1911
01-20-2011, 12:01
Got a Sparks VM2...will be here Saturday...Got a fair price and no wait...Thanks for all the info on this..

Good call. :thumbsup:

That's going to look most excellent with your PC and those anaconda grips.

glock2740
01-20-2011, 12:04
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/1911-8-2-1.jpg?t=1294969848
Very nice. :thumbsup:What are all of those? I'm gonna guess top row, Predator II and Predator; 2nd row both Heine's; 3rd row Dominator and Enforcer and bottom row, Talon II and CQB? :) Very nice collection.

ashnic
01-22-2011, 15:56
Well I got my Milt Sparks VM2 today....Man I see what you guys are talking about...very comfortable..really do not notice my sidearm at all...now to get a good belt...Thanks everyone for your thoughts...

polizei1
01-22-2011, 16:05
www.thebeltman.net

Mine should be here in the next week or so, can't wait! I talked to Jim on the phone when I ordered my belt and he was very kind and explained everything very well. I see why people recommend this company, and I don't even have the belt yet!!!!

Rinspeed
01-22-2011, 16:16
I am due for a new belt soon, I should have ordered one from Sparks when I ordered my VM-II.

polizei1
01-22-2011, 18:02
The only reason I didn't go with a Sparks belt is because of the wait. I was lucky enough to find a VM2 for sale and didn't have to wait, so I ordered a Beltman. I heard/read the quality is top notch with both companies. The wait period for a Beltman is ~30 days from the time you order. Really not that bad! Like I said, I'm highly looking forward to mine!

okie
01-22-2011, 18:05
Seth's Gunleather:thumbsup:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/moto_0066.jpg

ashnic
01-22-2011, 18:14
A couple of pics with the VM2 and Anaconda grips..

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l145/ashnic8854/0122111907a.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l145/ashnic8854/0122111907.jpg

polizei1
01-22-2011, 18:29
Okie, how do you like the mag pouch? And how long is the wait? Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a Sparks single IWB mag pouch and I would like to have one, however I don't like the wait...so I'm looking for an alternative.

okie
01-22-2011, 18:47
Okie, how do you like the mag pouch? And how long is the wait? Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a Sparks single IWB mag pouch and I would like to have one, however I don't like the wait...so I'm looking for an alternative.

The mag pouch is awesome, for sure. It was about a two week wait, my friend:wavey:

oldsoldier
01-22-2011, 19:06
Belt from here: http://www.agcustomgunleather.com/ You can have it in about 3 days.

Holster from here: http://overlandgunleather.com/default.aspx Received one of his OGL-AXE IWB horsehide holsters today for my Baer Stinger. It is comfortable, for an IWB, and seems very well built. The gun is held securely but after 50 or 60 insertions of the gun is nice and smooth. Wait time was 7 weeks but Christmas slowed him down.

SIGShooter
01-22-2011, 19:58
Milt Sparks VMII.

I can't say enough good things about them.