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06-29-2012, 14:42
I just bought a gen4 26 and have been looking at iwb holsters. I am leaning towards starting out with a higher quality holster and the two that have caught my eye are the Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 (in stock at Brownells) and Tucker Gunleather's Cover up plus. I have thought about kydex holsters, but have read leather is more comfortable. Any thoughts or experiences with these two holsters or suggestions for others would be appreciated.

06-29-2012, 15:07
Welcome to the Forum!

The Summer Special is a great holster. I carried a S&W 686 in one for a while. Especially nice if you have to wear it agains bear skin sometimes.

I was looking at the Beretta Forum and they found a source similar to Milt Sparks that makes a copy of the VersaMax II.

That's a really comfortable holster but the wait is long. This guy Tueller makes a good copy of the VMII and the wait is much shorter.

It might be a lot of leather for the G26 but I bet it'd be comfortable.


06-29-2012, 15:10
I carry my 26 in a Milt Sparks SS2 and forget I have it on. It's the best holster I've ever owned!

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06-29-2012, 15:12
Ive been through several holsters with my G30, trying to find a comfortable fit. I've tried a Don Hume, Galco, DeSantis, White Hat, and Crossbreed Supertuck. While the Supertuck was the most comfortable of the group, it just wasn't comfortable for me for all-day carrying. I've since bought a Remora, and so far it's filled the void. Fabric, not Kydex. No clips, and stays tucked. I'm pretty impressed for a "basic" holster, and at $30, very satisfied. I came close to buying one of the Milt Sparks, but it was a bit pricey, and the style I was looking at had a long lead time.

06-29-2012, 15:28
I use a Garrett Silent Thunder for my Glock 26. They are Kydex with a leather lining.
I also recommend the Dale Frickie Kydex holsters.
Buy once, cry on e.

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06-29-2012, 15:39
Holsters can be as addictive as guns.

I definitely own more holsters than pistols. :supergrin:


06-29-2012, 16:44
I didn't find the Sparks SS particularly comfortable with my S&W Model 66 revolver, and I found the VersaMax to be much too bulky.

My Crossbreed Kydex/leather back and Comp-Tac Kydex/leather back are both very comfortable with my CZ semi-autos, and I loved the Comp-Tac model when I used one for a Glock 26. My HBE leather IWB is a work of art and a masterful piece of carry equipment as well..

The Remora seems a limited, special use holster to me, and I rarely use it.

Of the dozens of IWB's I've tried over the years, the Crossbreed, Comp-Tac, and HBE are far and away the most comfortable, concealable, and easy to access.

06-29-2012, 17:15
I really want to try the Milt Sparks VMII...

06-29-2012, 17:30
Go with milt...

06-29-2012, 17:41
Just take a look at comp-tac before you do.

06-30-2012, 05:59
If you want the Versa Max 2 from Milt Sparks and don't want to wait, Top Gun has them in stock right now. You pay a little more but don't have to wait 6 months.

lethal tupperwa
06-30-2012, 06:57
I have a sparks


this is much thinner and more adjustable

get the j-hook for easy on and off.

06-30-2012, 07:18
I bought the Sparks SS II (from Brownells) for my G26, Ok enough for comfort, but it kept moving around. Once after sitting for a time, I found it nearly parallel with my belt. I now use a DeSantis mini scabbard, its OWB, a bit less concealable but more comfortable - for me!

06-30-2012, 10:02
I bought a Milt Sparks VM II for my 19 & 26, but ended up using a Alabama Holster Co 360 in appendix carry, I made it ride a little lower right at the belt line. I use compact size for my subcompacts as well, because it stabilizes the gun a little better. I have had several occasions when someone has bumped into me right in the area where I would carry strong side behind the hip, I sure was glad I had my gun up front where I could protect it better. It is very quick and easy to draw, even if you are on your back.:embarassed:

06-30-2012, 11:45
I tried the SS but it didn't work well for me. I do however really like the MS Versa Max. I have three. ;) For me it is the best IWB holster. VM II still available without wait at Top Gun.

Also have an MTAC by Comp-Tac and love it. I use it for my Sig which I no longer carry but I would not hesitate to recommend the MTAC.

Good luck!!

06-30-2012, 19:48
Milt Sparks..very nice, but.....VERY pricey.but You maybe paying more for the name.