Criterion Milt Sparks

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Wheels No More, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Finally got this after a five month wait.
    Wanted to share my impressions of it so far.
    I'm just like most of you, I have tried a wide variety of different types of holsters.
    Some are better than others and I became a big fan of warbird holsters. They always seem to work and work well and they won't drain your bank account. Their quality exceeds their price point.

    That said this Milt Sparks carries really well. The way it spreads out or something causes it to remain comfortable throughout a long day. Driving, walking, riding or whatever you have on your agenda that day.
    What really surprised me the most is I can carry my commander in this holster and it's more comfortable in this criterion than when I carry my lightweight officers in another holster.
    So needless to say I can see why everyone that gets one of these Milt Sparks criterion holsters really likes it.
    I guess since I'm being distracted that's all I have to say for now here's a pic of the holster and a brigade leather mag carrier.
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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
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  2. apipeguy

    apipeguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Years ago when I discovered the VMII I thought I had found IWB Nirvana. Then I bought a Criterion about a year ago and have now switched all my VMII’s over to Criterions.
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  3. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Really nice combo! I’m gonna have to give one a try soon. Thanks for the review!
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  4. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I carry my DW Valor in a Criterion! What a great holster!
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  5. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Looks great! Glad you found something you like. One of those is now on my list.
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  6. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Wheels that is my favorite IWB holster. Very comfortable and stable.

    I lucked into one here on the forum.

    Great review and glad you like it!
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  7. 72-C10

    72-C10 Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    Good to hear as I have one on order.
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  8. Dave Jessee

    Dave Jessee Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 31, 2014
    The Criterion is the most comfortable IWB I have ever owned. The steeper cant angle is one of the things that makes it more comfortable.

    When I bought a CZ PCR at the beginning of this year I tried to order a Criterion for it but Sparks only offers a VM2 for the PCR. The VM2 is an excellent holster but I prefer the steeper cant angle of the Criterion.
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  9. 72-C10

    72-C10 Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    Looking forward to getting mine and trying it out. I have in the past used the VMII and liked them as well.
  10. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    That’s an excellent holster - and I’m liking the look of that mag pouch! How is that pouch working for you?
  11. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I actually gave that mag pouch to a friend and started using the double that I have.
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  12. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    @WhoIsJohnGalt? Here is the double it's from Paul at warbird leather...
  13. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    Nov 26, 2018
    That’s a sharp holster, friend. Milt knows how to make great leather
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  14. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    @WHEELS - that double pouch is sharp! I like it better than the earlier single pouch haha!
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  15. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    That's a warbird leather from Paul pictured with the double mag holder.
  16. BigSkyGuy

    BigSkyGuy Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2018
    My sentiments exactly! I never dreamed that I could like something better than the VMII, but the Criterion did it!
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  17. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    It’s tough being the odd guy out, but I’m not loving mine. Glad everyone else is having good luck with there’s.

    Still, I’m holding on to it for now. Perhaps it will grow on me.
  18. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    You are not alone. Mine is sitting in the drawer as well. Nice holster but I found that a $50 kydex is more comfortable for me.
  19. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Must depend on your build or body type I guess.
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  20. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018

    Just for the sake of interest. Can you say what you don't like a bout it? I have had mine probably a year or so now and I like it better each day! Is your's for a Government, Commander, CCO or Defender?

    Thanks for the additional info...
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
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