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A NEW SHOLDER HOLSTER

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sgt Nambu, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey, sisters and brothers out there! I'm looking into getting a new sholder holster but I've just been popped between the eyes by some renegade sticker shock! I have a couple of Galco, Miami Classics and they are superb examples of the holster makers art! However, those things run north of $200.00 each! o_O On a fixed income it would be tough to justify that kind of money these days!
    So....anyone have a recommendation for a nice, comfortable, balanced rig at, maybe half that price? BTW, it's for a Sig Sauer P250 compact in .45ACP.
    Thank you for any feedback!:) SRG
     
  2. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My SO came home from a garage sale with a shoulder holster perfect fit for my G27
    but it cost her $25
     
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  3. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    There is a guy on facebook that makes lots of holsters and I think he makes about anything you want. You can contact him if the link I put on here works. https://www.facebook.com/jlarsen1958
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What you do is paw through the used holster barrel and when you find a good one for $5, buy it and then a gun that'll fit it.
     
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  5. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, that's a pretty involved set up and the $200 figure is fairly reasonable. Consider this... If a small outfit were to hand make these, one at a time, they'd probably loose money at 200 retail. That's because there is a lot of labor in a rig like that. A small outfit would also have to invest in having a variery of blue guns on hand in order to mold the holster to fit your model gun. That costs a lot to stock a variety of handgun replicas.

    The bigger outfits have bought bulk parts, buckles, leather, blue guns and have the machines, patterns and workers to punch it out in no time. Therefore they can sell it cheaper. They may also use a cheaper grade of leather than what a custom maker would use. (Such as, there is a difference between leather that is tanned in Mexico vs tanned in the US. I think it's in the process they do. US tanned is a better quality and consistency).

    Check around and certainly watch the bargain bins for a good used one. I know I wouldn't want to try to custom make one for less than that. That style is fairly time consuming.

    Bill
     
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  6. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That guy does some nice work! I like it!
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Try a Bianchi verticle rig... X15
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Check out the big brain on titsonritz!
    smart
     
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  9. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I have not purchased any thing from him yet but I see his ads all the time and like the looks of his holsters. They look like quality so that is why I posted his link.
     
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  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The current rigs are for a Berreta 92 and Colt Officers mdl.
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    A.E. Nelson seemed to be reasonable compared to some of the others.
    http://nelsonleather.com/

    I've thought about driving down to see him/them personally. I suppose if they didn't have a gun for a mold you could let them use the actual gun.
     
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  12. DirtyBird

    DirtyBird Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Whenever I get a new pistol or revolver, one of the first things I do is see what kinds of holsters for it are for sale on eBay. There's a lot of crap, but you can sometimes find a decent rig for not very much money. I just searched for Sig p250 shoulder holsters there, and found 50 listings. Most of them are cheaper nylon rigs, but there are a few leather ones at decent-ish prices.

    I feel like my luck on eBay might be better than average though; I'm mostly into revolvers, and I'm also left-handed. I've found a lot of nice 70s and 80s era southpaw leather rigs for my wheelguns. Hope you find something that works for you.
     
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  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for all your thoughts and pointers, guys! I've decided to go with a Falco rig. Molded leather holster and harness with twin mag pouches! Just about half the price of the Miami Classic! It's funny, this P250 is the compact model but I think horse pistol whenever I see or lift it! I'm tired of trying to conceal it on my hip! I'm a big boy, and not in a good way! It looked like a plasma cannon turret on the Death Star!
    Thanks again!:)
     
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  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL... Death Star cannon turret. You could just tell everyone you're REALLY glad to see them.... :D
     
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    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    They have like a 6+ week turn around.
     
  16. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've got a pre M36 S&W and I'm not sure they would have one for a mold for IWB. I want to carry it appendix and the holster can't be too stiff of material so I'd like to check it out in person. before buying.