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Concealed holster for a combat masterpiece; What works ?
« on: October 30, 2016, 11:56:31 AM »
Allright, so lets get the obvious out of the way.  YES Luke's holsters are the best, and I will be ordering one, but right now my S&W K frame Model 15 (pre-combat master) is my daily carry.  It's on my NEVER SELL list.  Because of hard times I have sold all of my firearms except for the S&W model 15, great grandpa's marlin .22 and my Remington 870. 

So the owb outdoors man style holster just isn't cutting it for concealed carry.  It sticks out too far and shifts around way too much.  The advantage that I have in being built like a mutant gorilla is that I can actually conceal it under a t-shirt.  I need to know what off the shelf options you guys have had good luck with.  I like to carry around 4-to 5 oclock.  Needs to be carried high and tight, maybe even IWB since I have been losing weight, (funny how that works).  I prefer with no thumb strap but I realize that with revolvers almost all holsters have one. 

Yes I live in California.  Please dont hold that against me.

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    Re: Concealed holster for a combat masterpiece; What works ?
    « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:11:29 PM »
    The grip is just a standard Hogue that I have been carving on with my knife. It's been sanded smooth since this pic.
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    « Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 12:13:08 PM »
    First off, I am hugely jealous. My next K frame purchase will be the stainless combat masterpiece, Model 67.

    Now to answer your question  :cool. People dig simply rugged holsters. See what options he has for that.
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    Re: Concealed holster for a combat masterpiece; What works ?
    « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 12:19:47 PM »
    Wow, looking at that pic I really need to get a better one.  Didn't look too bad on my phone.  All the smudges are just fingerprints.  And yes to the sharp eyed, there is no turn ring.  This was my Mother in law's house gun from when she was an Alaskan trooper in the late 60's.  She has fired 12 rounds through it and that's it.  I have fired another 6 to test it after sitting in a safe for the last 50 years.  It has some holster rash from being in the holster for all that time.  It will be getting a lot of rounds fired through it now. This gun locks up tight and has the best trigger I have ever experienced.   
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    « Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 02:34:43 PM »
    I looked and I don't have anything in stock for a K-Frame;) Otherwise I'll let guys give some recommendations, I don't want to seem like I'm saying something bad about someone else's work. That's the downside of being in the business I can give allot of info and you guys know I don't really pull punches about anything. But I don't want to sound like I'm bias towards my own gear. Of course I've got bias but I can still say at the end of the day for example that DelFatti is my favorite holster maker and I believe the best guy out there building. I always try to catch his work, maybe in 30 years I'll be there time will tell. But the point is that while I make pretty dang good gear, there are guys who make excellent gear as well other than me. But I have a very hard time recommending gear when I can see serious flaws in workmanship or materials. So it is what it is.

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    « Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 02:46:53 PM »
    Oh trust me Luke, you are my first and last choice.  If it wasn't for time lines I would have ordered one already.  In fact the last gun I sold... I still have your holster.  That says a lot about your stuff.  It is for a S&W M&P9c but I rounded out the trigger guard on a Glock 19 and I used that for the last year.  I tell people your an artist, not a holster maker. 
    Yes I live in California.  Please dont hold that against me.

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    « Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 03:01:37 PM »
    Well I appreciate that;) I will say though it's probably too long, but right now the lead time is shorter than it's been in a while. Typically summers are slow so it drops down before fall/winter when it gets crazy again;) But right now it's in the 8-10 week range and pending nothing else goes crazy it should hit that;)

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