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Taurian

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Leather Creek Holsters
« on: September 21, 2013, 03:17:38 PM »
While at a local gun show today, one item caught my eye.

I have been looking for a "decent" holster to house my Rock Island 1911 Tactical. Normally, I would have been looking for an IWB holster but I have several for the 1911 while I have nay a one for OWB. There are many holsters on the market, but few are chosen, according to the Taurian dictum. I was really considering an OWB holster for those rare occasions when I do carry OWB (but still concealed). I was also thinking about very expensive holsters with lots of lead-time. I really didn't to spend the money nor wait on one, however.

When I first saw this holster in the vendor's display, I was immediately drawn to it. The holster was simplistic in its design; the traditional open-top and two belt slots in lieu of the three belt slots that seems to be common these days. The stitching was excellent, the leather well-finished, and the dual-pattern embossingvery well done. The color was the correct color (a deep, rich bi-tone brown) and the finish buffed to a a high-luster. The holster was well-formed for the firearm and (this particular model) protected the firearm by providing a full-length sheath for the 5" barreled Rock Island 1911 Tactical. The pan-cake style lends itself to concealment better than some holsters and the cant of the holster placed the firearm just where I like it without being too high or low for my taste in holsters.

Although I normally prefer a thumb-break holster for OWB, but when the firearm and holster is to be concealed, I disregard the thumb-break. This holster fit the bill perfectly and I was just tired of plain-Jane holsters with no character. This holster showed fine workmanship and a leather-smith's pride in his work.

The great thing is that you won't be breaking the bank to have one of these on your side.

Leather Creek Holsters  makes a fine product and Walt Sippel was a pleasure to do business with.

You can check his products out @ http://www.leathercreekholsters.com/home.html

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Re: Leather Creek Holsters
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 07:21:03 PM »
Good looking holster!
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Re: Leather Creek Holsters
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 10:31:21 AM »
Nice looking tooling.  A classic fish scale pattern, too.  Good to see somebody that does quality old school leather work in these days of kydex this and kydex that.

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Re: Leather Creek Holsters
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 01:04:39 PM »
Nice looking tooling.  A classic fish scale pattern, too.  Good to see somebody that does quality old school leather work in these days of kydex this and kydex that.

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Re: Leather Creek Holsters
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 07:58:44 PM »
Nice looking tooling.  A classic fish scale pattern, too.  Good to see somebody that does quality old school leather work in these days of kydex this and kydex that.

Ditto that!

Very nice-looking holster, Taurian--congrats.
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