Well, when you buy a “new” pistol, you usually need a new holster for it – or several! When I began shopping for a Sig P220 holster, I was happy to find that several were made with the “light rail” in mind. In the past I have had problems looking for models that accommodated the light rails on 1911’s. The Galco Combat Master is a strudy leather holster designed to be worn on a belt, outside the waistband. To use this as a concealment holster requires a long sleeve shirt worn outside the pants, or a jacket or coat. It is, however, a good choice as a “sportsman’s” holster or open carry holster.
Like most good leather holsters, the Galco Combat Master is made purposely a bit small, and must go through a fitting or break-in period, in which the pistol – usually wrapped in plastic wrap or in a plastic bag – is inserted as far as it will go into the holster and left to stay there, maybe overnight. Next it is pushed in further, and this step repeated until in fits as far into the holster as it will go. Sometimes wetting the holster with water or some sort of oil makes this process faster, but ultimately, the pistol should fit snugly, but draw and re-holster easily.
The Combat Master can be ordered in black or brown (natural leather), right or left hand carry, and is a quality holster that will provide many years of faithful service. It also provides some level of retention to keep the pistol from falling out easily.