View Full Version : my CCW setups - primarily Alessi these days

21 April 2011, 14:35
I have been using Alessi Hoslters since the 1980s, with some other stuff like Galco, Safariland, Bianchi, Comp-Tac, Milt Sparks and Mitch Rosen thrown in as well. However, I have settled down almost exclusively with Alessi now. Here are my concealed carry rigs:

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1. HK45C Alessi CQC/S OWB. This is by far my most comfortable rig to carry.

2. HKP30 9mm Alessi Watch Six IWB with two of the Talon clips. This is the most comfy IWB holster I have ever used.

3. 1911 5" Alessi Talon plus IWB. The Talon has a hook that really keeps the holster in place when the gun in drawn, in contrast to a lot of IWB holsters.

4. S&W J frame in Alessi Talon plus IWB.

5.Del Fatti OWB holster with 1911. (oops I inadvertently misidentified it and have now edited the post). It is a little stiffer than the new Alessis.

21 April 2011, 17:37
How easily do you find re-holstering when using the inside the pants holsters? Can you do it effectively with one hand?

Wondering Beard
22 April 2011, 13:08
Not 500 grains but I've never had any problems reholstering one handed with any Alessi holsters, even the Talons.

27 April 2011, 21:02
IMO reholstering with one hand on the IWB is not hard but I am very careful about it because I am afraid of putting a new hole in my fat. My alessi IWB holsters do not collapse when the gun is out.

20 May 2011, 19:49
Oh great, now to buy an Alessi holster for my HK45 ; )

6 June 2011, 09:08
Those look like nice holsters. Like you, I tried many different brands before settling on one that seemed to work best for me. I have never heard of Alessi and will be looking for them the next time I am in a store that has them. I currently use A Cross Breed SuperTuck Deluxe for my 1911 and the CrossBreed QuilClip for my Ruger LCR. I have been very happy with them.

Those Alessi holsters you have are Puuurrrrty! Nice setup!

Heck, like everyone else, I could probably have a huge yard sale with all the gun accessories I have purchased and not been happy with.

6 June 2011, 18:09
I've gone through, Garrity, Brommeland, Milt Sparks, Mitch Rosen, Kramer, Andy Arratoonian, and a bunch of lesser made holsters.

The only ones I have stayed with are Alessi designs. The CQC/S and the PCH. I've had Lou's hand crafted, the new Alessi brand and Ritchie Leather versions and outside of Lou's hand made, Ritchie Gunleather makes a better copy than the the new Alessi Co.

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