|Fits Gun Model||Browning BDA 45; Sig P220/226|
|Mount Type||Belt Loop|
|Belt Size||Width To 1.5"|
- great, comfortable: leather OWB belt holster (review by Robert on 10/20/2015)
Typical of galco, this is made with a quality thick leather. it is deeply dyed so that scratches wont show up as white. as with all galco leather goods, it will be too tight when you receive it, and require time and effort to stretch the leather to provide your desired level of tightness/retention. Thicker belts can be a bit of a pain to lace, 1.5" is the max width. 1.5" is the average size, but 1.75" is still common enough (also stiffer and tends to be more comfortable to wear) that you want to measure your belt before ordering. With a stiff 1.5" belt, it is comfortable enough for daily wear. Retention, when fitted properly, is good enough that you can full sprint without any worry your handgun will flop out, yet draw without much friction. This is something that a kydex holster cannot do without a retention device. Concealment is the best you can do with a full-sized OWB (outside the waist) holster. Gun grip does not angle out the way paddle holsters tend to do. At the 4 o'clock position, you are concealed with a full-cut untucked dress/sport shirt (NOT a polo), as well as with a blazer, also any outerwear of the length that covers your palms when your arms are slack at their sides.
As with all Galco, you pay a premium for the name. Took a star off for the high price and for not supporting 1.75" belts. (Not a reflection on CenterfireGuns, they are terrific)
for fitting, the instructions say to use two plastic bags, but my method is to wrap the handgun in a single sheet of paper towel (which is slightly thicker than a second bag) then to put it into a plastic sandwich bag, then insert it into the holster, then twist it back and forth a few times, let it sit for ~5-15 min, then remove the handgun, then repeat until it is tight enough to retain the handgun but loose enough to be able to draw it fairly easily. galco sells an insanely overpriced 'holster care kit' which contains a water-based lube (called 'Draw-EZ') to apply to the inside of the carrier, and leather conditioner for the outside. I'll leave it up to you whether you choose to use their product, or you decide to search the internet, or your home goodie drawer for 'water based lube' and use that instead. It makes a big enough of a difference in fitting time to use the kit or your own lube that I do suggest you use one of the two.
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