Like many other Pistol People, I have accumulated my share of holsters, and even made a few. The problem is that practically every holster has some negative factor. Like handgun choice, compromise is the order of the day.
Defensive handguns need to be as powerful as a bazooka and as light as a feather. So, if you choose a .50 Desert Eagle as a defensive pistol, it may serve double duty as a boat anchor, but it will tend to make you have a list to starboard.
But, I digress . . .
There are a number of factors to consider when looking for a holster. Some are:
- Inside the waistband (IWB)
- Outside the waistband (OWB)
- Clock position*
- Cant (tilt)
- Shoulder - vertical
- Shoulder - horizontal
- Shoulder - angled
- Belt thickness and stiffness
Now, the chief advantage of IWB is concealability. But that advantage diminishes when a cover garment is long enough to cover the muzzle of an OWB holstered pistol. So, in recent years I have tried several different OWB holsters with varying degrees of success. One, of thick leather, has an attached magazine pouch. It has poor retention, though. Another, which I made, holds the pistol high and tight, but has poor retention.
choice, at no extra charge. Chicago screws also allow for cant adjustment.
I ordered the holster and it came quickly. My pistol fit perfectly, but there was a problem. The holster had almost zero retention. So I got on the phone and called Muddy River. Kevin, the owner answered. Wow! I started to tell Kevin the problem, and he asked my name, and order number. I gave them to him and he said, "I will send you a return label right now."
|Dimple in trigger guard provides positive retention|
the pistol slides in, snaps in place, and is held securely.
Based on reasonable price, speed, and excellent customer service, I highly recommend Muddy River Tactical.
*12 o'clock is front and center, 3 is on the right hip, etc.