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Title: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: CDR on July 05, 2008, 07:39:06 am
The Tucker "Silent Thunder".  A very well done review by the way.

http://ezine.m1911.org/tucker2_frame.htm
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: Ron J on July 05, 2008, 08:07:49 am
Great find!  Thanks for sharing ... I know what my next holster is going to be!
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: CDR on July 05, 2008, 08:10:21 am
Yeah.....me too!!  Can't wait for the revolver "Silent Thunder" holsters to be released by Tucker.  I would like an IWB for my 4" S&W 686 and Colt Python. 
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: rojawe on July 05, 2008, 07:23:48 pm
looks good I will have to save up some money Hard to do these days :-[ :'(
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: twyacht on July 06, 2008, 08:44:11 am
Thanks for the link, looks like they really thought things out for concealed carry.
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: Catalina on July 10, 2008, 08:44:31 pm
Why add the width?
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: ellis4538 on July 11, 2008, 04:35:07 am
Seems to me the leather defeats the purpose of the whole thing - kydex is fast on the draw but hard on the finish.  Leather is slower on the draw but easier on the finish. I use a kydex for CCW and don't worry about the finish.  Otherwise a great looking holster.

IMHO

Richard
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: Ron61 on July 22, 2008, 09:47:17 pm
By the time the leather is boned inside it adds 3/32"in width overall. As to why this holster was designed the way it is, The leather/Kydex makes for a silent and incredibly smooth drawstroke that can not be achieved by one component. The kydex provides a rigid exoskeleton for support and the leather, which is smoothside in, is specially treated to be FAST! There are several competitors that are using the Silent Thunder Champion that have dropped significant time off of their draw. Actually, mitigating finish wear is just an added bonus as it was never included in the design parameters. Fast, smooth, silent,a variety of mounting options, and durable were the set goals for this project. I hope this sheds a little light on this line of holsters.
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: CDR on July 23, 2008, 03:15:50 pm
I definitely want one for my S & W 4" 686 no dash....looking forward to its release.
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: Landor on July 24, 2008, 09:47:31 am
Tucker sure has an imagination. Why didn't I think of that.  ???
Title: Re: Now THIS looks like a great holster
Post by: Ichiban on July 25, 2008, 02:11:07 pm
I just got mine - the IWB version.  What a fine piece of craftsmanship.  It is everything that it's advertised to be.  It's very fast, silent, comfortable, and does an outstanding job of controlling the firearm.  I can be "frugal" at times and was a bit hesitant to spend that much on a holster - I mean, come on, it's just a freaking holster.  Now all I can say is "It is a bargain."  In this world of mass produced mediocrity, I tend to evangelize about products that I really think rise above the ordinary and do an outstanding job and the Silent Thunder holster is definitely one of those products.  Highly recommended.

And NO I am not associated with Tucker gunleather in any way.  I just really, really, really like their product.