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Gotta love actually being free when the call comes from your FFL to come on by and pick up your new arrival. :rock:


In this case it was a a pair. A nightstand gun (WC 92BrigTac)....and a carry gun, this Valkyrie .45.



















Going to get up early tomorrow....sip some good coffee while field stripping her for wipedown & lubing with Weapon Shield.....grabbing some ammo, the guns and hitting the range for an initial break-in box in this one and possibly another couple guns as well.
 

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Lookin' forward to the range report. Have fun!
 

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Thanks, guys.


I want to get some range time soon. It absolutely disappears from thought in an comfortable OWB holster.

The reduced weight from the alloy frame really does help with this disappearing act.


Carrying my only other cco-sized gun today. It's the steel-framed PM-C.



 

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Hey Dub, can you show us the backside of the black holster in Post #4?

Nice gun!
Thanks.

It came from the Wilson Combat website: LoProfile2

I believe the actual maker is Palmetto Leatherworks.








 

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Hey thanks Dub.
One of the things that I don't favor about slide holsters is that the loops that go under the belt end up twisting and making a sometimes uncomfortable bulge under the belt that presses into the waist. I can't see the edges of that holster but it looks like Wilson made them so that the belt feeds in through the edge of the holster and comes out the other end of that "loop" in such a way that there is no twisting. Is that right? If so, it's very clever and I've never seen it done that way. I still much prefer loops that snap on so that I don't have to take my belt off. But what they did there must make it very comfortable to wear. Nice rig!

edit: Went out to their site and saw that this is exactly what they did. Or rather the holstermaker. Great idea and very nice pieces.
 

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Hey thanks Dub.
One of the things that I don't favor about slide holsters is that the loops that go under the belt end up twisting and making a sometimes uncomfortable bulge under the belt that presses into the waist. I can't see the edges of that holster but it looks like Wilson made them so that the belt feeds in through the edge of the holster and comes out the other end of that "loop" in such a way that there is no twisting. Is that right? If so, it's very clever and I've never seen it done that way. I still much prefer loops that snap on so that I don't have to take my belt off. But what they did there must make it very comfortable to wear. Nice rig!

edit: Went out to their site and saw that this is exactly what they did. Or rather the holstermaker. Great idea and very nice pieces.
That is correct. I have two of those Wilson holsters. One for my DW Specialist and one for a Wilson Brigadier Tactical 92. I had the one for the 92 first and I liked it so much that I bought the one for the DW.
 

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dwcooper...One way to decrease the twisting and pushing on your side is a good stiff "gun belt". I would say better than 50% of a comfortable carry holster is a good stiff holster and the other equally imporant 50% comes from a good stiff belt.
 

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Yeah, that I have. Bull hide solid, 1/4" thick by 1.5". I suppose if I was to wear one of the more common slide holsters long enough the leather would stretch out to where it wouldn't create so much of a twist and bump under the belt, but as I mentioned I'm mostly into detachable snap holsters.

Like this one for my Guardian. What it has in common with that Wilson holster is that the leather strap that wraps around behind the belt lies naturally flat, minimizing the build up that rides against the waist. I have holsters with straps like this for every gun in my rotation that I carry owb. The Wilson caught my eye because it's a beautiful piece of work and also because I'd never seen that method of attachment used before. I do like leather holsters :)

Sorry to hijack your thread Dub. Your Valkyrie in that holster look fantastic!
 

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Hey thanks Dub.
One of the things that I don't favor about slide holsters is that the loops that go under the belt end up twisting and making a sometimes uncomfortable bulge under the belt that presses into the waist. I can't see the edges of that holster but it looks like Wilson made them so that the belt feeds in through the edge of the holster and comes out the other end of that "loop" in such a way that there is no twisting. Is that right? If so, it's very clever and I've never seen it done that way. I still much prefer loops that snap on so that I don't have to take my belt off. But what they did there must make it very comfortable to wear. Nice rig!

edit: Went out to their site and saw that this is exactly what they did. Or rather the holstermaker. Great idea and very nice pieces.

Thank you.


Wore it all day today. Extremely comfortable.



That is correct. I have two of those Wilson holsters. One for my DW Specialist and one for a Wilson Brigadier Tactical 92. I had the one for the 92 first and I liked it so much that I bought the one for the DW.
That’s impressive that it handles a full size double stack with comfort & concealment.
 

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Yeah, that I have. Bull hide solid, 1/4" thick by 1.5". I suppose if I was to wear one of the more common slide holsters long enough the leather would stretch out to where it wouldn't create so much of a twist and bump under the belt, but as I mentioned I'm mostly into detachable snap holsters.

Like this one for my Guardian. What it has in common with that Wilson holster is that the leather strap that wraps around behind the belt lies naturally flat, minimizing the build up that rides against the waist. I have holsters with straps like this for every gun in my rotation that I carry owb. The Wilson caught my eye because it's a beautiful piece of work and also because I'd never seen that method of attachment used before. I do like leather holsters :)

Sorry to hijack your thread Dub. Your Valkyrie in that holster look fantastic!


Very sweet leather !!!!
 

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I think you will like it. That's my exact same gun/holster carry combo.
 
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