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i know that Galco makes some nice rigs but they're very expensive. I've seen other rigs for $30-$40. Look to be mostly nylon.

Are the cheaper rigs any good? I plan on carrying either the Sp101 or the SR9c in them.

Thoughts and opinions are all welcome.

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Ken
 

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The nylon rigs dont work that well with heavy guns . They wear out pretty quick if used alot.The SR9 would be ok but ithink the Sp101 may be a little heavy.They are 30 to 40 bucks but if used plenty youll buy one about 3 or 4 months. I had one and it didnt do real well for even my Glock 19. I sold it and saved up to get a Galco.
 

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I use a Galco for my 1911 daily carry and I'd say that it is the minimum quality level that you should aim for. I wouldn't want to see anything weaker or more flimsy than the Glaco. In my opinion, the Glaco leather straps and plastic fasteners need some quality improvements (although there have been no failures as of yet). I saw a posting for another jackass rig here a few days ago and I'll have to look into something like that someday.
 

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I use a Galco Miami Classic for a full size Kimber and it is a very nice rig. However, there are some draw backs.

The Miami Classic mag holster will not fit magazines that have a plastic floorplate like the Wilson Combat 47D mags or Ed Brown 8 Pack mags. You have to get the Miami Classic II mag pouch for that.

Also, since there is no back strap on the Classic when you bend forward you might find yourself looking straight at your own barrel. The way to combat this is to make the straps a lot shorter so that the weapon will not swing around.


I have recently been made aware of the Alessi Bodyguard series of shoulder rigs and honestly I like the look of them. I will be saving up for one of these next for my Glock 23. No need to get another for my 1911....
 

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If you really only want to buy one rig, get an Andrews Monarch. The Galco cannot hold a candle to it and it's options. Wide supple straps support even the heaviest weapon in total comfort. It does not move when you draw either. Just get one I swear to God it's the best. The Galco (skinny straps all of them) are not even in the same class. The guys here that do leather know. Andrews does not play, highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
Google the holster, no one says a bad word.
I'll put it to you this way , I have 20 holsters. I use three, all Andrews.


http://andrewsleather.com/monarch.htm

http://andrewsleather.com/monarch_opts.htm
 

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Puffyfish said:
If you really only want to buy one rig, get an Andrews Monarch. The Galco cannot hold a candle to it and it's options. Wide supple straps support even the heaviest weapon in total comfort. It does not move when you draw either. Just get one I swear to God it's the best. The Galco (skinny straps all of them) are not even in the same class. The guys here that do leather know. Andrews does not play, highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
Google the holster, no one says a bad word.
I'll put it to you this way , I have 20 holsters. I use three, all Andrews.


http://andrewsleather.com/monarch.htm

http://andrewsleather.com/monarch_opts.htm
Thanks Puffy. I hadn't even thought of Andrews and I still have a 4" 1911 IWB holster from them I won't let go of. I'll check them out.

And thanks to everyone for your input. I know to save up and get the better rig now. :righton:
 

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Ken1961 said:
Puffyfish said:
If you really only want to buy one rig, get an Andrews Monarch. The Galco cannot hold a candle to it and it's options. Wide supple straps support even the heaviest weapon in total comfort. It does not move when you draw either. Just get one I swear to God it's the best. The Galco (skinny straps all of them) are not even in the same class. The guys here that do leather know. Andrews does not play, highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
Google the holster, no one says a bad word.
I'll put it to you this way , I have 20 holsters. I use three, all Andrews.


http://andrewsleather.com/monarch.htm

http://andrewsleather.com/monarch_opts.htm
Thanks Puffy. I hadn't even thought of Andrews and I still have a 4" 1911 IWB holster from them I won't let go of. I'll check them out.

And thanks to everyone for your input. I know to save up and get the better rig now. :righton:
Glad I could help. Those McDaniels are great ain't they. :righton:
Oh and love your dog. I have a female who is four. I'll be looking for a mate for her in the spring.
 

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Wow. I wonder how heavy it would be if I carried 10 full mags and my XDm .40... 160+17 rounds!! :shock:

 

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riggz said:
Wow. I wonder how heavy it would be if I carried 10 full mags and my XDm .40... 160+17 rounds!! :shock:

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