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Old December 3, 2004, 09:13 PM   #1
Stephen A. Camp
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Hi Power Holsters by Ross Leather, INC...

Hello. I recently learned of a company in Florida that's been making affordable leather goods and holsters for approximately 30 years. Their name is Ross Leather, Inc, and the company is located in Bradenton, Florida.

Two holsters for the Browning Hi Power were sent to me for
review. Both are tan in color and suede-lined. While both use thumb break retention systems and fit the Hi Power pistol, the holsters are different.

Shown are the two Hi Power holsters I tried. The belt slide holster is the Model 8S and the other is designated as the Model 5S. They're offered without or without lining.

I wore each holster for the better part of a day each, not a great length of time to be sure, but long enough for me to say that either was comfortable. Both turned the butt of the Hi Power in toward the body so that concealment is less difficult and both held the firearm securely. The thumb break is not essential in retaining the firearm. The fit between the gun and the molded holster was quite snug and well-fitted.

The Ross Leather M8S and Browning Mk III make a very nice "carry package."

For those who might be considering a handgun holster or belt, there is a considerably more detailed report at the link below and contact information is provided.

I was quite favorably impressed with the comfort and performance of these holsters.

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Old December 3, 2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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Thanks. The holsters look good, and I accept your assessment as to quality.

I have one holster that is suede lined, and I must say that I do not like that lining. I would rather have leather lined, or unlined.

What is your view?

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Old December 4, 2004, 12:36 AM   #3
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Hello. I normally buy unlined simply because of price and the fact that holster wear doesn't really bother me that much. A pistol that's in and out of the holster lots will show wear regardless. It is probably quite a bit slower in a lined holster, but will still show up.

At least that's been my experience with both types.

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