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Finally got my Milt Sparks VersaMax II today. Just found it, as a matter of fact. Friends, this is ONE HECK of a durable holster!

The friendly UPS guy dumped the package off Lord only knows where. My dogs got hold of it. As I was walking out to the barn I spotted a piece of paper. When I bent down to police it up, I noticed it was my order confirmation from Sparks. Or was it? This thing says "Paid" and "shipped" on it. Hmmmm.....

I looked around and seen some garbage blowing around in the hayfield (thankfully, just mowed) and walked over to it. Sure enough, it was the remnants of the packaging. Cursing like a sailor, I frantically looked around for my hundred and thirty dollar rig. I found the polymer tabs first. Lightly chewed, but still functional. Good. Now for the holster itself. Nowhere to be found. Wait! There's something.

Then I seen it up close. Folks, I'm here to tell ya, this is one TOUGH cookie! Chew marks all over the place. Dents, scrapes, and scratches. My canines thought of everything, they even dented the metal snap! This holster is still 100% functional. I called Scott immediately and reported the shoddy UPS practice of just throwing HIGH DOLLAR merchandise around. He said he'd relay it on up the chain and told me that I could file a complaint with UPS myself. The package was insured. I declined as the holster is fully operational (just a little tight) and I've waited long enough for it already. I couldn't stomach being without it now that it's here.

Here's some pics. My digital camera sucks but you'll get the idea. The first one has a little better detail.
http://hobbysite.homestead.com/files/Oct19_02.jpg http://hobbysite.homestead.com/files/Oct19_01.jpg

The second photo shows light-looking scratches on the front of the rig. Those are apparently drag marks.

This rig bears the Maker's Mark of a circled "JJ". Whoever you are, JJ, you done one heck of a job here! Tested to the extreme and utterly indestructable!!

Callahan
 

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that is one tough holster......
 

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Hmm, have them there "suspects" ever been paw printed??


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Originally posted by Inspector Harry Callahan:

What would the real Inspector Callahan do in an investigation like this?[/B]

"Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, pup?"



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You must have splurged and gotten the sharkskin trim version. Seeing the pics, sure enough! So the sharkskin held up well to the dogs? Did you find all the little parts such as the kydex clips and the screws with them? Each clip will have a screw and a little washer like gizmo, so there should be a total of six extra parts other than the holster itself.

You might think about refinishing your deck chair. It looks a little weathered.
 

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Yes, luckily the little screws and washers were still in the kydex clips. The holster was originally ordered in horsehide only but I changed it later on and went for the shark trim. That shark is pretty tuff stuff. Although the pictures don't really bear this out, there's a heck of a fang mark in one of the shark loops. Didn't even break the surface finish, just dented it kinda deep.

What product would you recommend for treating my rocking chair?
 

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It is horsehide with shark trim in cordovan. Wore it all day today. Very comfy. Broke in very easily too.
 

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The VM-2 is a great rig. I have a couple in horsehide/shark for my commander and kahr. They have been in use for a couple of years and still look new. Very comfortable for all day carry.

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Geez Tao, you take a fine digital picture. I need to throw this mickey mouse camera of mine in the river and buy a decent one.
 

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Must be something in the air....

I ordered a cheapo nylon IWB holster to have in the truck, just as a emergency back up. Luckily, unlike you my dog didn't get a hold of it...

But it didn't fare much better. Opened the package to find one of the straps that the clip goes through to be not even stitched!

I know ya get what ya pay for, but the thing should've been atleast in one piece! I guess it was a lil QC error, huh. Needless to say, it's on it's way back to the company for a replacement.
 
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