AMITYVILLE, NEW YORK -- After checking out copies of the NRA's American Rifleman "Mag-Rag" and "Googling" for leather holsters - I was impressed with "stuff" I saw advertised by De Santis Holster & Leather Goods, Amityville, New York - (WHAT ?).
I bought the De Santis "Check-Mate Security Holster. This is my take on the purchase:
The apparent beauty and sturdiness of the De Santis Check-Mate Security Holster - with its unique ‘Redi-Lok' feature – persuaded me to purchase it as ‘shelter' for my 9/19 mm Glock 26 ‘semi.' I received delivery of the holster at “mach-speed” - two days after placing my order. The holster did not disappoint – it is a superb specimen of skilled craftsmanship - “a steal" at less than 100 bucks. The holster is comfortable to ‘pack' and holds my “Baby Glock,” with extended magazine grip, snugly to my “cross-draw” side for optimum concealed-carry.
I had purchased other holster brands for my “long- time-side-kick” Military 1911 Remington-Rand .45, S&W 9 mm semi Sigma (“Swock”) and Charter Arms Undercover .38 Special Revolver. Those holsters are “small-potatoes” compared to De Santis. Too, bad these “ruggedly handsome bad-boys" have to be concealed.
Check-out De Santis - for a fine piece of skillfully crafted leather if you demand the “'very best' for 'beauty for the beast.'"