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Old July 14, 2002, 04:23 PM   #1
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Gun Leather....

I just bought a CZ 75BD. I have been looking at IWB'S for it and i came across the Mitch Rosen ARG . This holster is great looking but it sells for $135. Is it worth the money? I want a holster that will pull the gun in tight to my body but do i have to spend that much for it?

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Old July 14, 2002, 07:07 PM   #2
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Yes. Good stuff costs money. Rosen is an excellent maker. I prefer Milt Sparks. YMMV.
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Old July 21, 2002, 11:00 AM   #3
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I like lew alessi's holsters. They are works of art...
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Old July 21, 2002, 04:52 PM   #4
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And there are reasonable delivery times from Sparks and Alessi.
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Old July 22, 2002, 08:54 AM   #5
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WizeGuy, check out I saw him mentioned here on TFL. I bought his Falcon holster for my P99. Great piece, I paid $59 for it and mag carrier. I believe it shipped in about two weeks. Not sure if he makes holsters for CZ'S.
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Old July 22, 2002, 04:39 PM   #6
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Hi. Hope I'm not too late! I have some good suggestions.

I'll second the fact that good stuff costs more.

However, I prefer kydex; its cheaper and lower maintenance. I just ordered a Tuckable IWB from

Other companies that are highly recommended are and

The cool thing about a "Tuckable" holster is that its designed so that you can tuck your shirt between the holster and your pants, so all that is visible is the clip on your belt. Check out the sites for pics. This would work well if you must wear a shirt tucked in, or for dress clothes.

I got the fist because their kydex is supposed to be the thinnest, based on what I've read here and at other forums.

Good luck!
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Old July 22, 2002, 05:47 PM   #7
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Old July 23, 2002, 09:13 AM   #8
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Mitch Rosen also has an express line version of his ARG dubbed the ARG-EXP. The express line are very high quality and I've had better luck with Mitch's express line than most other manufacturers best offerings. The price on the ARG-EXP is $85. Add $10 if you want a solid color version.

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Old July 23, 2002, 10:00 PM   #9
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Leather Gear

I have Mitch's leather gear. It is really beautiful, but I would never spend that kind of money again. I would go with Milt Sparks or Gordon Davis IWB.
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Old July 23, 2002, 11:51 PM   #10
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Lou Alessi's Watch Six Dual Talon is a superb IWB at
a more than fair price given his Rep & quality.
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Old July 24, 2002, 08:57 PM   #11
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I use leather by Sam Andrews for most of my guns. Craftsmanship cannot be beaten. Prices are competative, and I like the guy.

I have used one of his McDaniels's II rigs for my commander for over 5 years now, and it just gets better with age.
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Old July 26, 2002, 02:07 AM   #12
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I like Kydex, but experience noticeable wear on the finish. Also, leather feels more comfortable to me when IWB.

I've had good experience with Don Hume Leathergoods and Ted Blocker
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