Category Archives: Holsters

Springfield Armory XDm® 9mm 4.5 (XDM920IHCE)

I realized that after going through my inventory of firearms, that I owned one Springfield Armory pistol in 9mm; the XDs® 4.0. The .45ACP cartridge has been my mainstay EDC cartridge for more years than I care to count. However, … Continue reading

Craft/Vega Shoulder Holster System with Mag Pouch Code: It.OK1

We probably have read all of the information that we need to read about shoulder holsters, both pros and cons. The fact remains that a quality shoulder holster may fill a need, at times, to carry a defensive firearm when … Continue reading

Craft/Falco Holster Code IT92

As I began a search for a quality IWB holster that would fit the CZ75B, I found that the selection was extremely limited, given the popularity of the pistol. In my internet research I came across Craft Holsters and was … Continue reading

CZ75B – A Slightly Opinionated Opinion

Back on November 2, 2015 I published an article on the CZ75B Omega (see, and expounded on the virtues of the pistol. In short, the CZ 75B Omega model impressed me. As such, it remains in the stable and … Continue reading

IWB Hybrid Holster Care By Taurian and Steve (M1911A1)

The advent of IWB hybrid holsters brought a new, and now, very popular means of concealed carry. Not only have hybrid holster taken concealed carry by storm, OWB hybrid holster are also becoming popular. This article; however, focuses in on … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDM 5.25, Model XDM952545BHCE, .45ACP Review Thick and Long - What more can you ask for!

I have long been a fan of Springfield Armory products. I would say that Ruger and Springfield Armory (mentioned in alphabetical order simply not to place one above the other) comprise the majority of firearms in the collection. It could … Continue reading

Bianchi 111 Cyclone Holster for Ruger GP100 4In Rev Leading Leather for a Leading Revolver!

It took me along time to decide if this was the holster for my GP 141 S/S revolver, but patience produced a perfect fit for the Ruger GP100 4-inch series revolver. The holster is a rock-solid example of Bianchi quality. … Continue reading

HOLSTERS Observations From Personal Experience

—by M1911A1— Choosing a holster is much like choosing a wife or a husband: There’s lots of candidates out there, but you need to find the one which truly satisfies most of your needs. Further, the one you choose needs … Continue reading

Ruger 9mm SR1911 (Model 6722) – User Review Taking Command with a "Commander" 1911

In 2011, in the year of the 100th anniversary of the M1811, Ruger presented a series of pistols that aligned with the John Moses Browning 1911 platform. Since 2011, Ruger has brought us three versions of their 1911 that typify … Continue reading

SHTF Gear ACE-1 Gen 2 Holster for Ruger SR45

The Ruger SR45 semi-automatic pistol is a unique pistol but not unlike its brethren the SR9 and SR40. All are full size pistols with almost identical traits less one – barrel length. The SR40 and SR9 both have 4.14-inch barrels … Continue reading