1st Milt Sparks holster arrived today

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by notshawn54, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
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    So after 15 weeks this little beauty arrived. Commander 55BN horsehide cordovan with black shark. Now I did get a SS2 a couple weeks ago but that was for my dad. This holster conceals almost as well as my IWB from TT. I can see more of their holsters in my future. Now it’s time to break it in.
  2. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Can’t go wrong with Milt Sparks. I’m wearing the Summer Special II right now.
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  3. nikerret

    nikerret Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    I like the way the shark is an accent on one side and goes all the way down the belt loop. Very nice.

    If you had to choose TT or Milt Sparks, for overall build quality, which would you choose?
  4. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    No doubt. When I purchased my IWB it was between Sparks and TT. It was right after the wildfire that destroyed TT’s home and shop, so I wanted to throw some business their way. No regrets on my end as it’s a fantastic holster that I wear 12 hours a day.
  5. ILED93

    ILED93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2017
    I'll take it! That's some fine looking leather.
  6. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Congrats - the 55BN is a winner!

    I’m wearing a Summer Special, myself, as I type.
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  7. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
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    Right now I’d say you can’t go wrong with either. The boning between the two is indistinguishable and the leather is comparable thickness. The only difference I see is that TT is double stitched. Both makers have stellar reputations so I’d say it’s a toss up. Maybe I’ll revisit this topic after 6 years of use for the new holster. Still not really fair though as the TT will still get used more often as IL does not have open carry.
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  8. apipeguy

    apipeguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Always have a Milt Sparks on. Today it is a Commander length 55 BN black with shark trim and a CQB Commander.

    the coloring on yours looks great.
  9. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Looks great!!!

    I just received another MS in the mailbox today.

    Will not receive the gun for it until later this week, lol.
  10. Songcatcher

    Songcatcher Nose to the grindstone

    Mar 15, 2018
    They've come a long way in their detailing dept compared to this like new vintage Sparks I picked up recently.

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  11. nikerret

    nikerret Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    Wow, didn’t know about that. When did that happen?
  12. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    2015. Oops I’ve only had my TT holster for 5 years.
  13. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    That’s why my holster has the Phoenix on it. To signify their rising from the ashes.
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  14. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

    Apr 13, 2017
    Beautiful holster. That's exactly the leather combo I get on everything I personally order from MS.
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  15. River runner

    River runner Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2020
    Nice rig, I’ve been very happy with my criterion.
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    BRUCE GIBSON New Member

    Oct 28, 2019
    Like someone else said, you can't go wrong with a Milt Sparks.
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  17. jaypap

    jaypap Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2019
    It probably won't be your last. I'm waiting on a VM-2 now.
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