View Full Version : What CrossdrawHolster????

March 3, 2000, 10:09 PM
I'm looking for a good western style crossdraw holster for my S&W 629 44 mag. So far I've found 2 styles I like but have no idea how good the holsters and belts are.

The first holster is from Kirkpatrick Leather Company http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/ and it's this one http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/3900.html

The other holster is from Mernickle Custom Holsters http://www.mernickleholsters.com/ and it's this one http://www.mernickleholsters.com/graphics/bm_ca6.jpg

What is the diffrence between these two companies, and is one much better than the other??

Any other Leathersmiths that make good crossdraw holsters????

March 4, 2000, 12:01 AM
Joey are you sure that they offer these for a double action like your 629? The answer to that question may narrow your choices.
I have heard good things about both companies but have not used eithers products. My only experince came a few years ago when I called Kirkpatrick, credit card in hand, to order one of their high dollar double rigs. It was a large purchase and I wanted to be certain of what I was paying for. The lady on the other end had such a heavy Asian accent I simply could not understand her. (It has been suggested on another forum that it was a Spanish accent since they are in Texas. It was definately Asian, I speak Texan. :)) I very politely explained to the lady that I was having difficulty understanding her and asked if I could speak with someone else. She proceded to give me a cussing. After a few seconds of this a man came on the line to cuss me more. Even though this is no reflection on their products I personaly would carry my gun in my pocket before purchasing from them.


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Ned Roundtree
March 4, 2000, 05:56 AM
Also El Paso Saddlery makes both modern and western holsters. www.epsaddlery.com (http://www.epsaddlery.com)