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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review of Mitch Rosen No. 18 Pocket Holster



(DISCLAIMER: This review (as with all of my reviews) is just good old fashioned "campfire talk" and not a recommendation for or against purchase.)

Cowhide
Natural finish, rough side out
Ambidextrous
Available from Mitch Rosen and others

Having no anti-print panel, this holster design works in either the left-hand or right-hand pants pocket.  As evidenced by the sweat stains on the one side, I usually carry this pistol in my right-hand pocket.  The tighter the pants, the more the handgun and holster print through the fabric.  I don’t worry much about this; on the rare occasions when there was a concern, a folder paper towel or a handkerchief served to mask the outline.

This is the sole pocket holster that I own for my North American Arms Guardian, which I purchased in August of the year 2000; I assume that I purchased the holster shortly after buying the pistol but I cannot give an exact date because I did not keep that receipt.  It is possible that I waited a year or more to buy the holster, but I don’t think so.   In any case, owning a holster for (somewhere around) fourteen-years is not the same as USING it for that long.  Regardless, this one has substantial “pocket time” and the stitching and leather (other than an age appropriate patina) have held up well over the years.   The NAAG was my exclusive pocket gun until I bought a couple of Seecamps, and then it became part of a rotation (to let the holsters “air out” and make time to clean the pistols on a quasi routine basis).  (Note:  The NAAG was also a favored Kit Gun of mine, carried in a DeSantis rug)  Do I carry more now that Illinois has Concealed Carry?  Not a whole lot more.  I always carried (legally) at home and quite often at work, my driving time being most of the difference between now and then. 


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