Who is making the best Rhodesian holster these days?

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by Cop_Out, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Hi folks,
    I'm on the hunt for a really good iteration of the Rhodesian holster. Any ideas on who I should contact?
    Thanks,
    C
     
  2. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Sadly, not Thad Rybka. He only does "natural" holsters now, and the two I got from him in 2015 are too loose. I need to have tension screws added to them to make them wearable.

    I recommend Robb Hipp first, because his cost and wait time is less. After that is Rafter-L, but he is backlogged.
     
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  3. slovan

    slovan Well-Known Member

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  4. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Sloven,

    He is asking about the Rhodesian model, which is different from the Speed Scabbard.

    Here is a Rybka Rhodesian.
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  5. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Very nice work. I prefer the Speed Scabbard over the Rhodesian because there is more leather around the gun to hold it in.

    Can you do one for a BHP?
     
  6. slovan

    slovan Well-Known Member

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    Jul 2, 2018
    Hi Kevin, I would be glad to make you one for your BHP.
     
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  7. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    While I would submit that a Rhodesian from Thad Rybka is on the list of must haves, the “Scout” from Erik Little is nothing short of excellent. I would recommend reaching out to Erik to see about getting on his list.

    Here are a few of the “Scouts” from Erik…

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  8. RMF308

    RMF308 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting these pics of Erik’s beautiful Scout holster....now I want one even more now :-( Just need to get on the list (it’s currently closed) so I can order a Scout rig.
     
  9. joey neat

    joey neat Member

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    Jul 20, 2012
    Robb Hipp makes a great quality Rhodesian. I will post pictures tonight.


    Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special 5” .45 ACP
    Dan Wesson Valor 5” .45 ACP
     
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  10. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Here are some Robb Hipp Rhodesians holsters in this pic he sent me. He can also do them w/ a front cutout. I prefer "loose" holsters like these w/ tension devices, but don't know if he can do that.

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  11. RMF308

    RMF308 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the pics of Robb Hipp’s Rhodesians. Those look great.
     
  12. joey neat

    joey neat Member

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    Jul 20, 2012
    Sorry took a few days I forgot to post these. By Rob Hipp! Great quality. Both for $110. Took about 6 months.

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  13. InstiGator

    InstiGator Well-Known Member

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  14. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Thanks for all the replies!
     
  15. slovan

    slovan Well-Known Member

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    Jul 2, 2018
    Here are two Rhodesian style holsters I made last week. One rough side out with a retention screw and the other without a retention screw. Both have excellent retention.

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  16. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    Digging this one up. Anyone know if Rob is still building holsters? I emailed him but didn’t get a response.
     
  17. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Pigtails and butter please...

    Dec 9, 2013
    ^ No, he isn’t.

    try Erik Little.
     
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  18. RMF308

    RMF308 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 15, 2019
    Unfortunately, I don’t think Erik (aka Rafter Combat Leather) is taking any new orders either. I think John Ralston is back to work at 5-Shot and he has his OSSS holster which is similar. But the wait might be extensive. Or maybe just send the snail mail order to Thad Rybka and wait.
     
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  19. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Robb Hipp is no longer making holsters? If not, why not?

    I have several of his Rhodesian holsters; they are very nice.
     
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  20. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    Thanks for the reply, Erik’s books are closed right now.

    Yeah I really want a Rhodesian, how long does Thad typically take? I can’t find any contact info or website.

    Maybe I’ll PM @slovan and see what he can do.
     

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