Don’t know if you recall or not, but we corresponded a bit via PM over on WarriorTalk. I was recently asking you questions about your Ehud holster and such. Well, I recently was able to pick one up for my compact Glock and I just wanted to THANK YOU for making such a beautiful holster! It’s gorgeous! I really mean that. I was so excited to get it and do a bit of dry fire/drawing with it and I’m just amazed at how fast and smooth it is. And all this with not even practicing much so far with it (YET!). It just seems so natural using AIWB.
I have practiced a little with your holster. What a huge difference over my old IWB single clip attachment holster! Getting a sure grip was never certain, especially if moving off the X. The draw also seems faster than from leather. You’ve done a great job. Also, I realize that you were kind enough to include the magazine holder at no charge.
Got the replacement mag carrier today. It’s the correct one and works perfectly. You sir, are a model businessman! I will never go any where else for my Kydex™ needs.
Dale Fricke is pretty modest, so he’ll say that his trigger guard cover holster came out “about the same time” as Raven’s version. Others familiar with the matter will say that Dale’s came out first. Regardless, Dale’s reputation for top quality kydex stands on it’s own. His products are made by hand in Bozeman Montana.
The Archangel met all my needs for a concealment holster, and I’ve purchased a trio of them over the years for various autoloaders. The one I purchased first is still the most heavily used of them all, and serves as my EDC holster. After 15-plus years of almost daily use, it’s still in outstanding condition, having suffered no splits, breakages, or failures. Even the rubber Pull-The-Dot straps have run the course with nary a fault.
I’m excited. Emailed Dale to discuss an appendix holster (seraphim model) and also an IWB mag carrier for my G17 with RMR and suppressor sights. Communication from Mr. Fricke is excellent and estimated turnaround time (should be ready in a week) is amazing. I’m used to hearing about custom holsters taking forever to produce, so I was very pleased to hear next week.
I have gone exclusively to using Fricke holsters for concealed carry of Glocks and M&P’s mounting RMR’s.
I use Seraphim’s for AIWB/IWB carry at 1-3 o’clock.
In addition, I use Gideon Elite holsters for OWB at 3 o’clock. The Gideon’s that Dale has made for me are modified for RMR’s like the Seraphim; in addition, I have some he made for use with x300’s attached the pistols. The Gideon holsters carry very similarly to the Alessi DOJ holsters I previously used for OWB concealed carry; I find them outstanding.
I talked to dale a couple times and he is great to work with. Excellent customer service and responsiveness. Excellent craftsmanship on the kydex…looks outstanding I use is arch angel holster for aiwb anytime i’m not swearing a tucked in shirt. Its very comfy and conceals pretty well.
Dale is a class act. I have had an opportunity to visit him three times in the last two months, and he and his holsters are just outstanding. The Gideon, a trim OWB holster, is like a Bruce Nelson leather holster executed in Kydex, and my favorite OWB holster ever. It works for both regular iron sight and RMR equipped pistols. I also like his Archangel and Seraphim AIWB holsters.
His holsters exhibit high level craftsmanship with the edges beveled, and belt loops sized exactly for the thickness of your belt, so they stay put.
His turn around is fast, generally within a week, and he is very responsive to email. Dale is also a capable shooter, and uses an RMR equipped 30 and 21 as his primary choices.