...by a Viper.
Last week, pretty much at the last minute, I decided to leave my Colt Gold Cup 1911 home and take the Smith & Wesson M&P instead. If something were to happen to the Colt, it would be rather difficult to replace - new Gold Cups aren't MA-compliant, and older models are awfully rare. Plus I'd be too angry to see straight. The M&P? I can buy another one just like it as soon as the insurance check hits my bank account.
Except that I have several awesome OC holsters for a 1911, and only one utilitarian Bianchi for the M&P (I originally bought it for the S&W SW99, and it fits the M&P with only a moderate amount of futzing). I dropped Dennis a quick e-mail to see if he happened to have any holsters sitting around for the M&P (and to let him know how the KTKC fundraiser was going - and thank him again for the awesome sporran!).
Well, long story short, he didn't have any holsters for the M&P made. He was also a thousand miles away from his shop, and wasn't going to be back until the weekend. I resigned myself to taking my existing Bianchi, until he told me that he could have a new Viper holster in my hands by Wednesday.
Sure enough, yesterday this arrived:
Isn't that gorgeous? It fits the M&P snugly; I expect that over time it will break in perfectly. It fits perfectly on a 1.5" belt at ~ 4 o'clock, and holds the pistol nice and close to the body. Expect a full review after this weekend's festivities, when I'll have a chance to wear it all day, every day.
Take a closer look:
Yep, that's the MHI logo on a subdued green background, with a "monster" of an insert (I think it's croc; not sure though). Like the rest of the holsters from Dragon Leatherworks, this one is subtle, yet elegant; fancy, yet useful. I'm really looking forward to wearing this out and about - and I'll have to count the days until I can move to a state that allows OC...
Mad props to Dennis for this awesome holster - on the fly, no less!
That is all.