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Summer Special II

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Christmas came early to my house.

I just received not one, but two, Summer Special II's that I ordered back in July. One is for my S&W 22-4 and the other is for a GP100 with a 3" Barrel.

So far I've only played with the one for the S&W. My "better half" is giving me the other one, along with the gun, for Christmas. Yes, she knows she is giving me those items, just like I know I'm giving her a watch that cost more than my S&W.

This holster is stable, and that's an understatement. It's Rock Solid and that's fair dinkum. I'm using my Bruce Gibson Belt, and it's a match made in heaven. The holster holds the big "peashooter" at the correct rake for me to rapidly draw, stays open for reholstering, and helps to hide the gun very well. It also sits low in the waistband, as I'm very short torsoed. Normally I feel like I'm drawing in to my armpit when I use a "standard" holster. Not so with the Summer Special II.

Tony and the gang at Milt Sparks were very helpful when I called them before placing my order. They even allowed me to change my order from the Summer Special to the Summer Special II after more conversations with them, and I'm glad they did. I'm sure the Summer Special would ride too high for me. I really like the "interchangability" of the belt loops and even ordered a 1.25" Belt Loop so that I could use the same holster with my dress belts when I'm wearing a suit.

These guns are for off duty carry, and so are the holsters. I have the utmost confidence in them and their ability to retain my weapons until I need them. The stitching is first rate, nary a "bobble". The thickness of the leather is actually quite thin, but hard and the metal reinforced mouthband helps to "stiffen" things up. The holster retains the weapon for about 1/4" and then it's lightening fast to present the weapon. I took a chance and put the unloaded gun in the holster and turned the works upside down. I shook and shook, but the gun stayed put. If the gun had come out of the holster it would've gone skittering across the garage floor. That would not have been pretty, but I took a chance because I had confidence in the quality of Milt Sparks' products.

There are some good holster makers out there and I'm proud to say I own some good leather. The quality of these holsters is second to none and the honesty of the company in meeting their timeframes is refreshing in today's gun market where the holstermakers act like they are doing us a favor by taking our order.

Rest assurred, I will be back for more Milt Sparks holsters as I buy more and different guns.

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quote:Originally posted by gunman42782

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So join up...good forum, and thanks BikerRN for the link.
 

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Got all I can handle here-aintagonna sign up to another one.....Biker RN, you keep on spending them good $$ on high quality stuff-you'll never regret it...(hope all the younguns is listnin')....man in your profession or willing to CCW should have the PROPER tools....
 

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quote:Originally posted by Bountyhunter

That's nice. It looks big.
Suprisingly, for as big as it is it's very comfy and hides well.

The gun is a S&W 4" N-Frame in 45 ACP. The Holster is about twice the size as the one for the GP100 3"er.

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As long as it hides well I guess. Just doesn't look like it would. I just got a cheapo Uncle Mike's for my Taurus snubby. I think it'll be the bomb once I form the holster a little bit.
 

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You'd be suprised at what you can hide with a good belt and holster.

I carry Duty Guns or Duty Size Guns off duty because I shoot them better and when the SHTF I want every advantage I can get. I've been there twice already, no way I'll go to a smaller easier to hide gun, except as a BUG. BTW, I carry a J-Frame as a BUG off duty.

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I'm going to have to experiment. It's ok now that it's jacket season, but summer months are hard. Maybe I'll see what works over the winter and use it this summer.
 

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Try a Ruger GP100 in the same holster with a good belt, works like a charm. :)

I'm in the desert southwest and I hid the N-Frame all summer, along with a J-Frame. My usual style of dress is a one size too large untucked Polo Shirt and Cargo Shorts. Of course this past summer I used my Matt Del Fatti OWB Holster.

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as long as they can't see the gun your ok.
 

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Good holsters hide more...that rig looks beautiful...been waiting for S&W to offer the 21 and 22 in stainless, but I think I'd better go ahead and breathe...beautiful grips and love that bobbed hammer...I can almost feel it in my hand...hmmmmmm
 

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IMHO, "bobbed" Hammers are the only way to go on a defensive revolver.

I just found a 625 Mountain Gun. It fits the same Holsters as the 22-4. :D I may have to do some trading, but I'm keeping the Thunder Ranch Model in the PICS.

I'll have to get some PICS up of my new GP100. That's going to be my new carry gun off duty, along with a BUG. It is a little lighter and easier to carry, but I have no complaints about the big ol' N-Frame. The main reason I'm switching is because of the caliber. When it's all said and done I like .357 Magnum over 45 ACP in a Revolver, but both are great and each has their own advantages.

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