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Would you please give me your opinion on this holster? The nice lady on the phone informed me that the sheepskin holster (which is $115) would be a bit bulky for my little LCP and instead recommended this particular holster. She said since my gun was a lighter weight gun I wouldn't/didn't need the bulk of the sheepskin backing which is made for larger, heavier guns.

I really wanted to get a holster before I got my license which will probably be the first part of October.

Thanks for any insight or even different recommendations. There is a picture of this on the Kramer holster site if you want to go take a look. It's really hard to buy site unseen but our local shops don't really offer much in the way of concealed for women.

MamaBear

http://www.kramerleather.com/productDetail.cfm?productID=3&categoryID=23

Inside the Waistband Clip Cowhide
This holster is a departure from our standard line of hard molded gun leather. Unlike most holsters of this genre which are made from thin suede or fabric, the IWB CLIP is crafted from a rich, supple, top grain cowhide.

The leather is just the right thickness to protect your body from the contours of the weapon while still providing a trim profile. The clip is manufactured from an extremely strong, blue spring steel and will hold securely to belts or heavy waistbands such as the type typically found on blue jeans. Loose fit of gun to holster allows for fast draw without stress on spring clip. You will not draw the holster out along with the gun! Vertical draw.

Price: $55.00
 

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MamaBear, Kramer makes good stuff however I'm not a big fan of the soft leather unformed holsters. Kinda like a one size fits all. Hard to reholster because the top collapses in on itself and retention becomes a problem. Whatever you decide on, remember that most custom leather shops are anywhere from 12-26 weeks out on delivery for hand tooled holsters. Take a look at High Noon, they've got quite a selection of smaller holsters also and are Florida based. http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Pro...nside_The_Waistband/inside_the_waistband.html

This one here is similar to what your looking at, its also a stocking item for $24.95 http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/Bare_Asset/bare_asset.html and a similar one with no cant http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Mr_Softy/_mr_softy.html
 

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+1 for Highnoon. I currently have a Mr. Softy. I like it a lot. I wished I had gotten the Bare asset with a cant though. I'm really waiting on my Milt Sparks Versa Max.
 

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SwampRat,

Thank you for your recommendation. I just purchased the Bare Asset for my LCP. I figure for $34.70 (including shipping/tax) I can't go wrong. I've just about driven myself into the nuthouse researching holsters. I kinda knew what I didn't want by process of elimination but didn't know exactly what I did want. Just like a girl, huh?

Thanks again,


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SwampRat,

Thank you for your recommendation. I just purchased the Bare Asset for my LCP. I figure for $34.70 (including shipping/tax) I can't go wrong. I've just about driven myself into the nuthouse researching holsters. I kinda knew what I didn't want by process of elimination but didn't know exactly what I did want. Just like a girl, huh?

Thanks again,


MamaBear
Mmama it is a very nice holster takes like 2 weeks to get and they keep good communicaion with til it arrives now if you are still uncertain get hubby we can meet and you can see mine different when your holding it just let me know im on the east side off dean road .
 

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MamaBear, glad to help and to see you find something.

OrlandoDriver, had a 715 I used quite a bit with my PT145. Sold the both of 'em to a good friend who really liked the gun and holster. I'm sure you'll be happy with it..
 

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MamaBear, glad to help and to see you find something.

OrlandoDriver, had a 715 I used quite a bit with my PT145. Sold the both of 'em to a good friend who really liked the gun and holster. I'm sure you'll be happy with it..
Swamp you talking bout a don hume? i just ordered that one bout an hour ago pd26 bucks
Might be to big for a ruger LCP you think?
 

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It's hard to research too much when selecting a holster. Just be aware that you very often get what you pay for, and the cheaper holsters are often purchased by people waiting weeks or months for custom leather. Many folks who carry have a box or drawer of holsters that didn't quite fit the bill, or were replaced by higher quality products.

Fortunately for me, my first pick was a winner :)

-JT
 

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Lucky for me all that i have i use nothing just laying in the box for too long i kinda switch them out which is pretty nice.
 

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Swamp you talking bout a don hume? i just ordered that one bout an hour ago pd26 bucks
Might be to big for a ruger LCP you think?
Yep, Don Hume. I carried with that holster quite awhile. It was straight up, no cant so it would AIWB or IWB strong side hip. Good holster for the price. I needed one in hurry and that was recommended. Worked out well.
 

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It's hard to research too much when selecting a holster. Just be aware that you very often get what you pay for, and the cheaper holsters are often purchased by people waiting weeks or months for custom leather. Many folks who carry have a box or drawer of holsters that didn't quite fit the bill, or were replaced by higher quality products.
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Cthulhu,

I understand what you are saying but at this point after looking at many holsters in the local stores (which don't carry a great variety) I thought it would be best to go ahead and purchase one site unseen. I know it is inexpensive but I have to start getting used to wearing a holster so it made sense to me to go less expensive until I become holster savvy. I need a starting point and build from there. At least that way I didn't make a stupid purchase. I went with the clip because I don't foresee me ever wearing belts so I've at least narrowed it down that much. I also figure with a light weight LCP I'm not going top of the line anyway.

Ya gotta start somewhere, right? btw, what do you use? what is your carry gun?

MamaBear, who is wishing for a 9m for Christmas
 

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Cthulhu,

I understand what you are saying but at this point after looking at many holsters in the local stores (which don't carry a great variety) I thought it would be best to go ahead and purchase one site unseen. I know it is inexpensive but I have to start getting used to wearing a holster so it made sense to me to go less expensive until I become holster savvy. I need a starting point and build from there. At least that way I didn't make a stupid purchase. I went with the clip because I don't foresee me ever wearing belts so I've at least narrowed it down that much. I also figure with a light weight LCP I'm not going top of the line anyway.

Ya gotta start somewhere, right? btw, what do you use? what is your carry gun?

MamaBear, who is wishing for a 9m for Christmas
I forgot you didn't want to wear a belt; yeah, that'll really narrow your choices. Just be aware that the weight of a loaded gun often NEEDS the support of a good belt...not only to keep your pants up, but to hold the gun tight to your body for ease of concealment. Hopefully, the small size and weight of the LCP will mitigate any support problems for you.

Well, if I ever get the problems sorted out with it, my carry is a Ruger SR9. My holster is a Crossbreed Supertuck. Kydex/leather hybrid that's relatively inexpensive, quick receipt from the maker, and is very comfy. Not the most attractive holster, when compared to leather by some of the "big name" craftsmen, but it conceals very well, and is comfortable, even if I have to tuck my shirt in.

-JT
 

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Highnoon Bare Asset or Mr Softy

I'm looking at ordering a Highnoon Bare Asset for my S&W 642 snubby revolver. The comments on this one seem to be very positive.

Question: How is your experience with the reverse j-hook or clip on the Bare Asset or Mr Softy? It looks like it will work quite well, and will probably be less sticking out there than a regular IWB clip.

I have one of those $15 jobs I picked up at the gun show, and it works, however the clip sticks out a bit at the bottom, gouging shirts, car seats, and theater seats.
 

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After all these reads I ordered a Mr. Softy for my 1911 to carry at 1:30. I have all sorts of holsters for my Glock 19, IWB, OWB, but to me the most comfortable spot to carry (concealed anyway) is Mexican style but I want it in a holster but at about 1:30 and not a thick holster. Of course I carry my Kimber 1911 there, not my Glock though because of close real estate.
 

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I just ordered a Don hume 715 for my new 24/7 pro 9mm i pick it up this week
Excellent choice, OD.

I would recommend the Hume 715 over the HighNoon selections. The reinforced mouth won't collapse when the gun is drawn, and they're about half the price....just never been impressed with HighNoon gear.

I own a 715 (open top) for every handgun I own.....some are well over 15 years old and still look/work like the day I bought them.
 
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