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#1 Dilbert

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

Hello IllinoisCarry Members,

This is our time! I can feel it.

Some time ago I started thinking I wanted a very functional, comfortable and durable holster to carry when they (the legislature) finally get their heads out of their arm pits. A friend recommended getting a Milt Sparks VM2. The $115 isn't a problem for me but Milt died in 1995 and the company has continued in his name. Their products are first class. But they open the website for orders for a short period and if you miss that window, you will wait 6 to 8 months to place an order.

I decided to use my computer skills to find what I wanted. So I thought, I can't be the first person to think of this and set out to find a compiled list. What I found were several lists that overlapped many times. I decided to cull through them and delete the duplicates, add the ones I had found on my own along with some unique products. I put it all into a spreadsheet and included hyper links to jump to the site quickly. I also added photos of the flagship products so a user could hover over the link and see a quick image of their work. Unfortunately, Google docs does not import the images, only the links.

I'd like to thank Mauserme for his assistance guiding me through the process of creating the Google spreadsheet. I probably could have done it after a while but you sure made it painless and helped me avoid the struggle of trial and error. Thank you sir for your kindness.

It took me several months to complete the list. Please scroll through the makers, visit the ones that are of interest and if there is some value to the information consider it a small contribution to the cause. Listed are 258 sites that cover mostly leather holsters to CC clothing (pants) to women's handbags to bed holsters to car holsters even some pistol sling rigs. It is NOT an extensive or complete list by any stretch of the imagination. It is however a fairly good start to some of the better leather holster makers in the US and some unique CC products you may not be aware of.

Enjoy




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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

This is so way cool, thanks!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

Excellent list.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

thats impressive, yet slightly overwhelming, glad I make my own!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Can one of the mods make this into a sticky please?
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

This is like waving a dime bag of heroin in front of a room full of junkies.

Nicely done, thanks.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Yea right - thanks. Just what need , an easy way to add more holsters to my huge box of holsters so that I have the PERFECT combination of holster/tool for every possible situation.

Seriously good job.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

The only thing missing is the ability to "rank" the company. It would be cool to have a user feedback column.
One star, two star, three star.

Thanks to your list, I know what I'm doing this weekend.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing your research/work with us. Excuse my ignorance, but when I copy/paste this to Word it comes out looking like a puzzle. How do I save this for future reference?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

Good work, Dil. This looks really good - thanks for your efforts.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

A link to the googledoc would be cool, then I could add it to my favorites.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

You really did a great job putting this together. Thankfully , I already have all the holsters I will ever need or want . :poke:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

Thanks for all your work Dilbert. I just hope I don't go into "one of each" mode.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:40 AM

A link to the googledoc would be cool, then I could add it to my favorites.



Let's try this.

Link to Holster Data Spreadsheet
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

Thanks! I was about to make a post because I'm looking for a certain style of holster for my 1911 and when I saw this I clicked the 1911 holsters link and it was on the first page. Excellent!
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

I'd like to add Hidden Hybrid Holsters to the list.

http://www.hiddenhybridholsters.com/

I bought the HHH C-1 (IWB) for my M&P Shield. Fits great. Very comfortable. And cheaper than the Crossbreed. AND, it can be used as an OWB by removing the clips.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:10 PM

https://clevelandsholsters.com/

Great info bit you missed Clevland Holsters, they have great holsters at good prices.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:38 PM

http://oldfaithfulholsters.com/

#19 TTIN

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

I would love both a car and a bed holster.Wish there was a way with your list as to where you could find a specific type holster.Sorry,just had to whine about something. :devil:

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Edited by TTIN, 19 November 2012 - 07:46 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

I would like to also mention that crossbreed has another site called crossbreedseconds.com that are same holsters but that have been returned for dislikes of some reason or another. I have bought one off of this site because of the wait time was less then a week to get. Instead of 6 to 8 for a regular one, but without the lifetime warranty.

Edited by redbuell1203, 22 June 2013 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

I'd like to add Theis custom holsters.
http://theisholsters...a=1370480214454
Tommy makes a real nice holsters, mag carriers and belts..Great prices to.
I just received mine for my new Shield.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

Can I add myself?

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:59 AM

I have a 30" waist line and wear american eagle small shirts. Looking for a holster inside waistban that will suit me comfortably and be very little imprint. Firearm is xd40. Looking small of back if possible. Any recommendatiions?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:39 AM

http://aliengearholsters.com/

http://www.pantherconcealment.com/

Here's a couple more.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:50 PM

1911 Pistols is either defunct or the link is wrong.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Anyone making custom holsters in the Quad Cities area (IA/IL)? I've got a few pistols to which I've had rails added to the dustcovers.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

Anyone making custom holsters in the Quad Cities area (IA/IL)? I've got a few pistols to which I've had rails added to the dustcovers.


I got your PM and I think I can help you out.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

I'd like to add our company if possible to the list? We make a few different holsters for just about any gun. We're located right in illinois!

Thank you!

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

I like Turtle Creek for thin leather front tuck holsters. http://www.tarpoff.c...ek_holsters.htm

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:20 PM

I purchased a Black Mamba holster from Concealment Solutions, didn't see on list, that I like pretty well in my limited use so far.

http://www.concealmentsolutions.com/

High quality, well made and quick to ship. 30 day trial period, so you try it and if you don't like it you can return it for a full refund less shipping. Lifetime Warranty.

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