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    how many holsters? and longevity?

    I have a bad habit of having backups, not only with guns but holsters too and most everything else. I live in Kentucky and opened carry till 5 years ago when I got my permit to conceal a weapon. I bought a Desantis holster then, a dual carry 2, I bought two of them so I would have one for IWB and one for owb without having to change on the clip. I carry everyday 6-12 hours and carry 7 day a week, both holsters still look great without any wear to speak of. with that though I have now bought two more and put them up as back up. I even think I might need backup to my back up. I am on a tight budget and can't save to get a high dollar holster, i have tried and somehing comes up to get my money. But I can't complain on the Desantis, so my question is this, do any of ya'll have backup holsters? and about how long will a decent leather holster last? thanks for any help.
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    I've got a couple of boxes of holsters. I've got a few faves and a few that just didn't work out. I really prefer OWB to IWB, but it can be concealed with a long shirt.
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    Yes. When Sig closed out the P250 line, a major online company was selling the Desantis "Sky Cop" for 15 bucks. I liked the holster and had a few 250's, so I bought 3. I have an EP Saddlery pancake I bought in El Paso in 1981 that I still sometimes use, although it's a bit loose. Every year or two I saddle soap and re-dye, if needed.

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    I have more than I need. All of mine are OWB except one and it's SOB. I have finally decided on Versacary and I have one for every pistol. My Glock 40 10mm even fits nicely in them( I'm not affiliated or have any vested interest in Versacary). I don't do any run and gun and they just fit my body shape very nicely. And I conceal carry with them very well.
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    My oldest leather holster (OC) dates back to 1976, the same year I bought the pistol. Both are still in great condition.
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    I use a Don Hume IWB daily that I bought in '96 or '97. It hasn't been used daily since '97, though. I've used that particular gun as my primary carry off and on for that long. Carried it for about 18 months OWB and swapped back to IWB about 4 years ago.

    I prefer to buy a good holster once than have to replace a cheaper one regularly.
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    I am mostly an IWB guy and have Alien Gear holsters in service for 5 years plus. Outbags are made in the USA and are of decent quality and price point. I have an OWB of theirs for my CZ 75 Compact. I grabbed a leather OWB holster for my Rossi 462-2 that I hope fits the Taurus 605 when they finally get around to shipping it out. I have more holsters than guns like most people.
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    My wife has labeled me as a Holster Whore.
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    I have a really nice Bucheimer "FederalMan" holster for my 1911's. It is a high-ride, OWB, with a snap retention in kind of a thumb-break on a steel stem. a favorite since I bought it in 1967, but the stitching just gave up the ghost last year, all the way from top to bottom. Don't know if it was sewn with cotton or linen, but - - KAPUT!

    And about 1970, I bought the similar holster for a 4" S&W Model 19. (Which is a perfect fit for my Taurus Model 66, and out in the woods this spring and THAT holster opened from top to bottom.

    But for being fifty years old, I guess they don't owe me anything. However, I went to Harbor Freight and bought a hand-stitching awl and some black poly thread - ought to see me through, I guess.
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