Back when I decided to begin carry a firearm for self defense, I knew I needed a good holster. Although I couldn't really afford it, I managed to purchase a Kramer belt scabbard for my 3" Model 65. I can't remember the exact year of purchase but my twins were in kindergarten or first grade and now they're college sophomores so, at least 14-15 years ago. Gun and holster are still in use. I carry 6 days a week at least for 13-14 hours a day. As you can see, the holster may not be as pretty as it was but it's still going strong. I guess my point is, sometimes it pays to spend more up front and get something that will last.