March 9, 2010
Living in the great state of MO is a wonderful boone for a firearm enthusiast such as my self. We have a castle doctrine, a peaceable journey law, year round hunting with hundreds of thousands of acres in public land available for use, no wait time or limit on the number if firearms a MO citizen can purchase, and finally a Concealed Carry program recognized in more states than any other state in the union (37 I believe).
This final point brings me to the subject of todays review. I recently obtained a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the state of MO. I have a gun I qualified with, a Dan Wesson model 15-2. I have a liscence, but something was missing ;). Oh yeah, a holster! After a little searching and a few questions on various forums I decided on a hoster from these guys http://www.simplyrugged.com/.
Rob Leahy is a custom hoster maker who specializes in pancake hosters. His most popular being "The Soudough Pancake". His holsters are custum fit to order and are made entirely of leather. He advertises his holsters as his company name would suggest "simply rugged", a no nonsense rugged hoster for field and and carry use.
I contact Rob via email about three weeks ago to ask whether or not he could make a hoster for my Dan Wesson with a 2 1/2 inch barrel, which he assured me would be no problem. So, I saved my change and ordered a plain no frills "Sourdough Pancake" from him about a week ago. Communication was fast and shipping was even faster. Despite an esdtimated 4 week turn around time I recieved my holster today roughly one week after I ordered it! i decided to do a few tests take a few pictures and write this review.
The holster itself is a classic pancake design in a rich dark crimson/brown color called "oxblood". It fit my revolver perfectlly with no play at all. It has three belt slots to accommodate several different positions. It completely covers the trigger gaurd and hammer as a good holster should. After trying it on I found it to be comfortable and concealable in my prefered position, cross draw. I am deeply please with the quality and fit of the holster especially at the price (60 bucks!) which I believe represents excellent value.
Bellow are some pictures of this holster and my favorite pistol.
Here is Danny with his new suit
Here he is hanging my my home defense gun
Mounted on my left hip
concealed on my left hip
mounted in a more foreward angle
concealed by a heavy coat
The only flaw I can find in this holster are some small red blemishes on the bottom edge no big deal.
I also performed 3 tests on this holster. First I suspended this holster upside down w/ my gun in it (unloaded) hanging from my belt and set the kitchen timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes it had not budged! Then I gripped the hoster and pulled tightly on the edges to simulate it mounted on a belt and shook it briskly six times. It did not come loose. Finally I stood on my head for 2 minutes with this holster in place. It stayed snuggly put. All said I cannot recommend this holster enough.
November 17, 2008
May 17, 2009
March 9, 2010
February 16, 2010
Anyway, I really like my sourdough as well ... Rob makes good leather.
have had several of rob's holsters. while i like the sourdough, i LOVE the cuda i had for my 1911!!! man what a nice one!
but i think he sent the holster i ordered for my 2.5" 14-2, so you can just forward it onto me.... heh heh
nice report. did you get the in waist band clips?