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    I have both Leather holsters and Kydex holsters,if I can't use one I use the other with whatever i'm CC'ing.

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    A well made holster will last nearly a lifetime if not longer. This one here was made in 2000 and gets used on an almost daily basis. One can see it is well used but it still looks great and works as well, if not better, as the day it was made.
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    I found that collecting holsters was as much of an addiction as collecting firearms. So, in an attempt to save money from one to afford the other, I started working leather again a few years ago. Now I have holsters/sheaths/skins for whatever I can buy to put in them. When I don't have the right fit or application, I just custom make a pattern and build one out. Yes, it can be an expensive hobby, but still cheaper than buying custom holsters for all the toys.Name:  MA holsters.jpg
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    For CCW, I use Kydex specifically for the model. Open carry with revolvers I usually use Uncle Mikes, or Bianchi pancake of the old Ranger series.

    For open carry of most of my semi-auto is a Bianch UM84/M12 with a web belt. This rig is over 30 years old and works fine. Otherwise it is a Bianch pancake Ranger series.

    My SAA's in a Kirkpatrick "Duke" rig.

    Other than the Kydex, most of my holsters are 30 years or more in age. My oldest Kydex are 4-5 years old.

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    Don't know any curmudgeons down my way that don't have several shoe boxes full of vintage leather holsters squirreled away.
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    Well I only have a shoulder holster for my S&W 9mm but just ordered a leather belt clip holster for my M605 from Rohn Stearns in Niles, OH. I have seen several of the ones he makes and love their looks.

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    When I worked plain clothes I carried my S&W M65 and later a Sig 239 in leather pancake holsters made by J.W. O'Rourke, out of Alabama I think. I met J.W. 20 years ago at a gun show in Tulsa and was impressed with his leather work. Never had a problem with any of this holsters. Very well made and durable. In the last year of so I bought an Azula IWB holster off of Amazon and very impressed with the quality of leather and workmanship. It carries by Taurus PT99. And yes like most, I have a box or two of holsters that didn't quite make the cut. I also have a Bianchi vertical shoulder holster for the large semi-autos or revolvers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderRed View Post
    I found that collecting holsters was as much of an addiction as collecting firearms. So, in an attempt to save money from one to afford the other, I started working leather again a few years ago. Now I have holsters/sheaths/skins for whatever I can buy to put in them. When I don't have the right fit or application, I just custom make a pattern and build one out. Yes, it can be an expensive hobby, but still cheaper than buying custom holsters for all the toys.Name:  MA holsters.jpg
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    And that is a nice hobby and nice collection. Back when I could still walk normally I was a golf junkie. I built my own clubs, reshafted, regripped, etc to my own choosing. I even bought heads from different manufacturers and built the club to my preferences. The only thing I had to take to the shop to do was reworking lie angles as this required specialized equipment. I spent quite a bit ordering my clubheads (from used clubs) on eBay.

    Fortunately, guns/ammo is a cheaper hobby and you don’t have to walk normal or keep a steady stance while swinging a club to participate. One’a these days I’m gonna get off my lazy duff and get into reloading. I bought a complete Dillon progressive reloading setup about 8 years ago and it remains boxed where I put it.
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    I have a couple but not as backups but for different modes of carry. You know jogging pants/basketball shorts, pocket carry and pants with belts. They're all IWB but looking for appendix style or one of mine now.
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    I got the holster I ordered for my M605 today and really do like it.



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