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Old 03-26-2020, 08:52 AM
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Avenger/Bruce Nelson (Star PD)

I am a fan of this design and have one in kydex for one of my tupperware guns.

Here are three viable examples: What are pros/cons as you've experienced?

https://epsaddlery.com/product/doubl...ition-holster/

https://www.miltsparks.com/products-55-bn.php

https://www.galcogunleather.com/aven..._8_4_1023.html

Primarily looking for my Star PD. Amazingly EPS has on on line to order in that size. MS says that they can, and the one from Galco fits others.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:06 AM
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All I can offer is that a few years ago I switched to the 55BN for all my guns for both carrying and range use for OWB. Craftsmanship and quality are amazing. You do have to be very patient after ordering but the product is worth the wait.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:27 AM
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I Have both the Galco and Milt Sparks versions. I prefer the 55BN as it the mouth reinforcement has a steel insert and the Galco is just an additional piece of leather. Also, the 55BN seemed to hug the body a little closer.

However, for OWB I now use a Sam Andrews Hybrid Saddle Holster. Hugs the body closer, is suede lined and the lower front allows the pistol to clear the holster sooner. The brown back was a special order at no additional cost.

http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:40 AM
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I have several EPS holsters, not that one, the quality is tops. I don't think you will be dissatisfied with EPS.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for all the responses - very helpful - even the post of something different.

I like the many features of the Andrews but really want to stick to the BN design and don't want to go above the 55BN price.

Does suede lining matter at all? How?

I DO like the 55BN steel reinforcement, and that MAY drive me, but the EPS lining may be a feature I want, and wait time is likely less - yes/no?
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:12 PM
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[QUOTE=1911Brian;13104858] Does suede lining matter at all? How? /QUOTE]

I like the suede lining as I feel it is a little easier on the finish. Others would take exception to my opinion as suede may in fact trap dirt and debris more than just smooth finished leather. However, I generally carry concealed with a shirt and/or coat covering my pistol/holster so I am not overly concerned with dirt or dust contaminating my holster suede. When I shoot IDPA and my holster is uncovered in a dusty range environment, I don't use a suede lined holster.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:30 PM
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Kramer Vertical Scabbard is another option.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:17 PM
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Nothing fancy and I don't carry except when I'm out in the woods kicking around. I have a old S&W model 22 - 39 and it works well for me. Smith and Wesson model 39 should be a close fit for a Star PD

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...9-74-16-11-HA0
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