Originally Posted by Phelenwolf
Everyone talks about the crossbreed but I have never had a chance to look at one much less hold one. Guess I might have to try it out. The thing that gets me is how it looks. I have the Milt Sparks VM2 that I use for my XD. I know that it is rock solid, looks well made and is comfortable. The Crossbreed to me does not. But looks can be deceiving.
There's not a thing in the world wrong W/ a VMax . . that I've heard of? besides the price$ and the long WAIT unless of coarse you buy from one of his LARGE quantity buyers, now why would "they" (think middleman) be selling "his" holsters?
I want to try one of them myself but that's another time down the road.
Mark Craighead (Founder & CEO of CrossBreed, all around great guy!) Has a Good SOLID Product line up, and I stand by my statement that CB is a Good place to "START" and if it works well for you then why not just continue to use it? . . when you reach the point that you have learned all you need to know about your preferences in CC rigs through "EXPERIENCE" then you can go out and fling down the $$$ on some very well hand crafted CC "!$Bling$!".
Would I like to TWEAK any of his designs?, HE!! 2 dah YEAH!!, do I think they are U-G-L-Y? H.2.D.Y, "BUTT!! . . THEY WORK!!!" "for most people"
(they aren't too terribly over priced for a pc of leather & a pc of plastic put together W rivets?
) for most people they are comfy
They usually hold up well to years of service W minimal maintenance, !AND! Mark does stand behind his product!
Having given the above reasons, why I recommend CB & the ST, I will tell you that I am not by any means a "fan boy", if this product did not work, I would not use it.
(I've gone through about 6 diff holsters to get here incl. a Kramer Horse hide belt & holster.) I still wear the Horse hide CC belt I bought in 90 to this very day W no end in sight .
I Use CB's ST even though I really dislike what Kydex does to my polished and Bead Blasted SS guns IE; 1911's (Character marks my @$$!!!) can you say instant holster wear?!
How about mandatory refinishing costs?!
I don't have that instant holster wear problem W/ a Glock though because even the kydex doesn't seem to bother the Tennifer/Melonite Finnish on my G23.
Sorry about the long and winding ramble, YMMV.