Taurus Firearm Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wanted to share my experience with the Old Faithful Stealth Tuck Stage 3. Keep in mind that although I have seen other holsters that buddies have, this is the only one that I have ever worn.

I had a brand new PT709, a CHL on the way, and no holster. I knew three things though, I was near broke and $50.00 was about the maximum amount of money I could spend, I wanted to carry IWB with a tuckable holster as sometimes I have to tuck my shirt in, and even though I only had $50.00, I wanted quality.

After searching and comparing many many fine holsters, the one that caught my eye was the Old Faithful. It came in kit form so I could assemble it myself and save money, had thicker leather and Kydex than the competitors, and a 50 year unconditional warranty.

They also have a 30 day trial where if you don't agree it's the most comfortable holster you've worn, they will refund your money and you keep the holster. Since it's my first holster, I was sure it would be the most comfortable I had ever tried. :D

OK, I like to ramble so I'll get down to just the facts.


  • Ordered for $43.00 + Shipping and it arrived in less than a week.
  • Assembly took less than 15 minutes and was very easy.
  • The fit was dead perfect after adjusting the retention screws.
  • I wore it around the house at the 4:30 position for a few days before venturing out, but it felt broke in from the first day.
  • There is a tab that sticks above the slide that had a kind of sharp edge to it that irritated my side some so I shaved the edge down some and colored it in with sharpie. After which the thing is easy to forget about.
  • It is Tuesday now. Since last Friday, I have worn this rig for 10-12 hours a day without any discomfort other than having to tighten my belt a little to hold up the extra weight.

A friend of mine with a lot more experience in concealed carry says it's better made than any of his numerous holsters.

From my completely inexperienced perspective, I got lucky on my first buy and scored a winner and I hope this information helps someone narrow down their choices some.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
300 Posts
Care to post back and let me know how you liked it?
Well... I finally recieved my IWB holster. I purchased the one that you have to put together. Had to watch a video, but went smoothly. Nice thick leather and the pistol fits nicely. Trying the holster right now and not uncomfortable at all. Will continue for a few days and report back.

Scott
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Well... I finally recieved my IWB holster. I purchased the one that you have to put together. Had to watch a video, but went smoothly. Nice thick leather and the pistol fits nicely. Trying the holster right now and not uncomfortable at all. Will continue for a few days and report back.

Scott
Hope you love it, I love mine. Although mine was pretty comfortable the first day I wore it, over time it got a lot better. Last week, I tried saddle soap on it and now it's even better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
526 Posts
Old Faithful makes good hybrid holsters for a great price. I LOVE that they use .093" Kydex, ive seen some companies use .060" which is really really thin. Ive got a few of their holsters and a happy customer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,151 Posts
i went for the blade teck 1911 compact iwb was on sale at lgs for 25.00
works well and conforable

jhp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
I also have an Old Faithful Hybrid IWB holster. I chose the U-Mold-it version, mainly because they didnt make one for my gun. Molding the kydex was simple. I just followed the instructions on their page. The quality and thinkness of the leather used is better than the big brand holsters and the hardware is much better. Customer service was great. I would purchase from them again. Especially at the <$30 price tag. Why is it that Crossbreed and Galco charge more for an inferior product.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Just wanted to update this post with a quick note. I found a sweet trade for my 709 and ended up with a pt145 and got to keep the Old Faithful holster.

The 145 wouldn't fit at first, but since the kydex has spacers, is screwed on instead of riveted, and they ship plenty of extra hardware, I was able to increase the spacer length so it would fit the width of the 145.

Then I used a heat gun and heated the kydex until it lost the contours of the 709 and was just smooth. I holstered the 145 and pressed hard with a folded up rag applying pressure as evenly as I could until it cooled enough to retain it's shape. The end result was way better than I could have hoped for. It's like I have a new custom holster for the 145, the fit is perfect and the weight is not even noticeable.

Typed all this for no particular reason other than to say this holster is great and maybe to brag on my new 145 a bit. :)

On a side note, the 145 milpro is an amazing gun.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,120 Posts
I have the full size Old Faithful and have worn it every day for a month with my sig. It is indeed very comfortable and no one knows I'm carrying (which is the idea). My only frustration putting my kit together was that I had to learn through trial and error that my kitchen counter wasn't a hard enough surface to pound the screw into the leather. Other than that it's great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,803 Posts
I have their SOB/MOB Kit bought for my PT24/7PRO DS originally. It also fits/carries the PT24/7 LS DS; PT24/7CA and all my PTxxMilPro's - so one holster six pistols. I have been quite happy with the Old Faithful, but have grown partial to Kholster for their design that has full coverage of pistol, so no body contact at all.

I do recommend using mink oil on the body contact side of the leather/Kydex holsters to sweat/water proof in lieu of saddle soap.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sgood1971
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top