I'm considering ordering a Milt sparks holster for my shield. Probably a criterion or nexus. Anyone on here using either of these? Is there any other better options for an open top, forward cant, offset clipped holster in top quality leather?
I was 100% leather for many years. Would not even consider a kydex holster. When I got my Shield 9 a friend convinced me to try a Blade Tech Nano. Have been very happy with it for a number of years now. If your mind is open to Kydex put this one on your short list. Pic is not mine.
OP, if you go with Milt Sparks, add the self closing loops. Instead of snaps, these use magnets, making mounting and removing from your belt much, much easier. I'm a fan of MS, but you might take a look at the offerings from 1791. Very nice holsters at a decent price.
I'm considering ordering a Milt sparks holster for my shield. Probably a criterion or nexus. Anyone on here using either of these? Is there any other better options for an open top, forward cant, offset clipped holster in top quality leather? View attachment 873054
They make some fancy holsters also or you can buy one like I have pictured above.
Quality is excellent.
FWIW, some history: when the S&W Shield 9mm came out in March/April 2012, I purchased one. I had read about Soteria Leather holsters through an article by Mas Ayoob (I've taken a few of his courses over the years).
I talked to Cerisse Wilson (owner and holster maker) of Soteria Leather. I asked her if she had a holster for my new S&W shield 9mm. She had not seen the pistol yet. She contacted me after she borrowed a pistol and made a very nice leather holster for me.
I almost bought a galco summer special this weekend. Til I noticed that I'd have to pay an extra $30 for the 1 1/4" belt loops. That's half the cost of the holster! I asked them if I could just order it with the right loops and they said no. So galco is ruled out.