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Most of us that have been shooting for a while have a drawer full of holster designs that sounded good at the time. I think part of this is due to how individual holster comfort is, or how much comfort you demand. I tend to use IWB holsters more than any other design. I have found really small design variances can make a huge difference in comfort. A single annoying seam can render a holster virtualy unuseable for me.

My bias is affected by my prefrence for single stack 1911s. However, I do have a thing for N-frame revolvers and a new carry double stack, which has made me look hard for holsters that work IWB with chunky guns. A holster also has to be comfortable enough to drive a car while wearing. Tough job to please everyone, which is why most of us have gone through so many holsters. With the For Sale forum added here, some of us might consider cleaning out the our holster drawers.

My new favorite holster is the GWH designed by Dane Burns. Yeah, yeah, I know, that does sound like a plug for Dane (or Lou Alessi), who makes the holster), but honest, this holster design is simply a better mouse trap. As well it should be. Dane has been evolving the design for more than a decade now, and most know he demands real world performance in his equipement.

Anyway, I have been carrying my STI double stack in this holster and I gotta say I am amazed at how well it works. One of the things that has always been a problem (for me) is getting a belt attachment that doesn't end up printing. Invariably this happens with snap loops. Part of the secret of this holster is the rawhide that is used on the backside of the tunnel loop. It is really flat and very secure. What you end up with is a nearly flush method of attachemnt. This allows cover material to glide over the attachment point and not print. The pistol seat deeply, yet still allows you to get a full purchase on the butt of the pistol. This is the IWB holster I have been searching for.

Enough rambling. The GWB is now my favorite IWB holster. What is yours and why is it your favorite? What makes it work for you?





BCP/Alessi GWH

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Three Kydex users in a row -- YIKES! Luigi, quick break out your magic scent! :lol:

I gotta laugh, as I recently bought a Braveheart. Hey, I'm a Scot, how could I resist a holster named in honor of Sir William Wallace!?!? :smile:

Seriously, I bought this to go with my new Glock. Pretty slick little holster. I was interested to see the mag holder was so detailed that you could actually see the bullet outline in the bottom. The rock-lock flying buttress does serve to anchor the holster in position. Seems to be the perfect mate to my Tupperware.

Don't worry Lou, I am not going over to the dark side... :grin:

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Pat,

We have more in common than you may have imagined. My family descends from the Clan MacIntyre, which originally came from the Isle of Skye. The Clan left in 1110 A.D., to settle in Glen Noe on the shores of Loch Etive in Argyleshire.

Braveheart IS one of my all-time favorite movies. I have watched it more than a dozen times myself. The movie has a great deal of personal meaning, as my Clan traces their genealogy to Robert the Bruce through the first chief of record, Duncan, who married a daughter of Campbell of Barcaldine. The great MacIntyre bard, Duncan Ban, fought for the house of Hanover at the Battle of Falkirk in 1746.

Stephen (of Ireland) was one of my favorite characters in the movie. I love the scene at the Battlefield At Stirling, where he and William Wallace are huddled under their shields waiting for the next volley of arrows to rain down upon them and Stephen <glancing skyward> says to Wallace , "The Lord say he could get me out of this mess, but He's pretty sure your focked!" <then THAT laugh!!> :grin:

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