Testimonial From Eric Stout, Port Clinton Ohio

Ok review time!!! George Oliger over at One in the Chamber gear hooked me up with this beautiful leather holster and belt combo, and I after wearing it for a few days, I thought I would share what I think of it.This setup put me back 130$, with the extra mag pouch and silver stitching. And I can honestly say its the best owb holster I've ever owned. The leather is super thick and its formed perfectly to the 1911, as is all their holsters. I opted not to have the retention strap, and even with it broke in, the gun wont fall out even when its upside down! The stitching is well done, no loose ends or fraying anywhere. The mag pouch fits the mag tight just like the gun. The quality of this holster is superb, and has quickly become my favorite holster for edc outside of work. Re-holstering is as smooth as drawing the weapon, the opening doesnt change shape when the gun is out.The belt is just as amazing. 1/4" thick, high quality leather that is suitable for dress pants, but tough enough for a work site. A loaded 1911 with a spare mag isn't a very light item, but the thickness of the belt helps disperse the weight, and doesnt sag like a thinner belt. After about an hour I almost forget I have a small tank on me!Ok, short list of compaints... Well, actually just two.....This thing is very heavy duty, and even after breaking it in a bit, its still a bit of a pain to loop onto the belt. Im sure in time it will get easier, but its not a quick on/off rig. And compared to the inside of my Safariland, its a bit rough inside. I dont see any issues with wear on the firearm, but I think it could benefit from a softer inside.Comparing this to my other leather owb holster, a Dillion leather pancake the fits any 1911 from 3 1/2" to 5"... no comparison at all, the leather is a better grade, and holds it shape better. The cant on the OITC holster is perfect (one of the few things the fbi got right I guess...) for drawing, holstering, and riding in the car. The Dillion has about half the cant, and even with the reinforcement added to the top, re holstering is almost two handed job.Compared to my Safariland paddle...Not really a fair comparison here. The Safariland is part leather and part kydex. It acts like a kydex holster on a paddle, but had the softness of leather inside and out. Its quick on/off makes it nice for grab and go, but even with the heavy belt on, it doesnt distribute the weight of the 1911 as well as the OITC for all day comfort. And it lacks a spot for my spare mag.All n all this has quickly become my favorite holster! It has the look, form and function of any other high end leather holster and its made locally to your specifications. I couldn't be happier with the purchase, and I think an IWB version is in my near future.....