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I just posted this note over at the 1911 Forum, and I wanted to make sure it was over here as well for those who don't indulge in both....

Just got in my very first "Box of Alessi's". Here's the review:

Lou was good enough to make up a cordovan CQC/S with black shark trim. I've been thinking of going with a scabbard for my various classes instead of IWB. My TRS slides comfortably into it right out of the bag, no break-in. And I like the molded contour to the waist on the snap-wings. The shark is just enough to give it a touch of class without making the holster too bulky, balance is great and the craftsmanship is outstanding.

The black ankle rig for my .32 Seecamp is very comfortable and functional. The little pistola moves in and out with just enough retension without a snap to keep it there as I move.

Here's the kicker, a black shark pocket holster for the Seecamp. The pocket holster is a rare and particular beauty. Most people don't spend the time on a pocket holster and treat it like an afterthought in construction and appearance. This little gem is obviously a hand-made piece of art you don't find around much in pockets. There's even a nice little curve on the retention wing to mold to the thigh under the pocket. And in matte black shark, with the Seecamp black grip panels and satin steel finish, it shows even a pocket carry can look sexy.

Bottom line, two thumbs very way up on these holsters. Functionality, fit and finish, appearance--all first class.

To top it all off, dealing with Luigi is like dealing with your master gunsmith. The "three D's"--detail, dialogue and delivery--are all there. Finally, when a craftsman provides a superior product AND a matching degree of dedication to customer service and personal touch to the transaction, there is no question a permanent source of gunleather has been found. Another who seems to be in this category is Matt Del Fatti. I have a great western-style basket-weave IWB from him, courtesy of Dane Burns' referal. And I'm waiting for a matching scabbard from him soon. I'll be taking and posting pics of all these once Matt's scabbard comes in.

So now I'm a happy member of the Alessi gunleather family. Thanks go out to Luigi--you deserve the other reviews you get around this forum. It's not easy to please some of us "old school" handgun guys. And you've done it well.
 

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Will work on the pics of the gear tomorrow and post as soon as possible. Still waiting on the Del Fatti scabbard, but will photo the basket-weave IWB along with the Alessi's.
 
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