I am thinking of ordering a Rapid Response holster from Wilson Combat in sharkskin. For those of you with Wilson hoslters, Do you like them? How is the sharkskin? Would you recommend one to a friend? Thanks in advance.
I have a Wilson Covert Companion IWB (the one they don't sell anymore) that is a good holster. Build quality is top drawer, the basic design is quite good, and (with the little use it's had) it's held up quite well. It rides a little too high for me so I seldom use it. I have seen quite a few Rapid Response holsters and they all keep in step with the IWB I have. If I needed that type of holster I would not hesitate to buy one. Yeah, I would recommend one. The only down side is Wilson only stocks them with belt loops up to 1.5", I prefer 1.75" belts.
Thanks for the responses. I ordered a new holster and belt from www.raftersgunworks.com today. I hear that this company also makes holsters for Wilson. The only reason I went with Rafters was that they carried Alligator holsters and Wilson didn't. Your responses were appreciated. Now I just have to wait 4 weeks to see it. Which isn't bad considering the wait on other leather crafters. Plus the fact that I am a lefty. I will post on it as soon as I receive it.
Good choice in choosing Rafters. Their copy of the Bruce Nelson #1 design and the Wilson Rapid Response are identical in appearance. I've ordered a sharkskin belt from them, can't wait to see their work.
Thank you for posting the site correction. I wouldn't want others missing out on a quality site on my account. Now, if you guys could just wait about 4 weeks before you place all those orders.
First Wilson is still ordering the old style Covert Companion so it is no big deal to get one we still make it . The belt loops will accept 1.75 inch belt also . If not special order them its no big deal .
Wilson also changed the style this year of the Rapid Response to that of one similar to the Rafter S line so its totally different now . But like the Covert Companion we still have the dies and can make one of the old style I assume Wilson would do that .
Also OLD COLT did you tell Della that you are left handed . You might want to double check and let her know . Thanks Guys for all the work you have sent our way , we appreciate it a bunch . Keep those orders a coming . As for quality I like to show off my 5 year old Shark belt that I wear 10-16 hours a day and it looks like new still . You cant wear this stuff out and if you do we want it back to look over .
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I did indeed call Della back and it was a good thing I did she told me she would make it very clear that this was a LH holster.
I remember reading your posts earlier in the forums and decided to give your shop a little business. Everyone there I talked to was very personable. Della even thanked me for calling her back. Something you don't get everyday. A little courtesy goes along way in my book. I hope you get to do the work on my alligator rig. Let me know if you do. Like I said, I will post as soon as I receive it.
Was that a left handed holster for a right handed Alligator . Just kiddin , I spoke to them this morning and they said you had called back , Thanks . Will probably do some work on your Rig considering we are only 3 strong there I get a bunch of work . I usually do almost all the final rubbing and molding end of it . Will talk to you later .
And yes they are nice folks .