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Offline Burnett

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Re: Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« Reply #135 on: March 13, 2017, 01:17:58 PM »
This is my full size Wonder Finish  Tanfoglio Witness 45 in its Armadillo horizontal shoulder holster. Very much like the Galco and fits perfectly after a little break in! It's comfortable enough where I use it as my full time carry set up but dress accordingly! Lol

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Re: Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2017, 01:31:30 PM »
They will fit across eachothers holsters, but be aware that the FAB92 slide has more width where the slide rails are than the B6P.   This will createa a slightly looser fit in a leather holster for the B6P if it was made specifically for it.  Not a sloppy fit, but slightly looser, depending on how tight a fit there was before using the FAB92.

The frames are as close as possible, but the slides are machined a bit differently.....

Yeah, you can see the subtle difference in the slide profile in pics.  I ended up ordering a Little Foxx Hybrid.  Basically the same price, and I figure the hybrid would give me a little more fudge room than a full Kydex to account for any variations between the two.  Will update when it comes in.
Got my Little Foxx yesterday.  Ordered Saturday, received Thursday.  Not too shabby!

As for the holster itself, and the fit, I really want to like it.  Two issues, however...

One, that trigger coverage tho (or lack thereof).  The Kydex side is well covered but still allows for a full grip.  the leather side, though, is cut WAY back.  I could insert my index finger far enough into the leather to pull the trigger, even in double action.  This make me nervous as my wife and I like to hike, so I have a pretty good collection of jackets and backpacks, etc., with various straps and ties hanging around the waist area.  Don't want one of those getting entangled in there...

The second issue is easily fixable if I decide to keep it.  And that's that the Kydex shell for the SAR B6P doesn't account for the ambi-safety on the FAB92.  The gun cannot be fully inserted unless the safety is engaged, a definite show-stopper for carrying.  If I decide I can live with the leather issue, I'll simply notch the Kydex to allow for the safety.  We'll see, I guess.  I have 14 days (well, 13 now).

One very minor complaint is that the leather also doesn't fully cover the back side of the slide.  The ends of those grooves on the muzzle end of the slide are pretty sharp on the FAB92, and they can dig into your thigh if you sit just right wrong.

Otherwise, as I said, I WANT to like it...  And I think it should fit any of the full-size small-frame polymer variations, so long as they don't have a rail.



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Re: Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« Reply #137 on: March 22, 2017, 09:35:44 AM »
Shipping the Little Foxx back today. The ultimate deal breaker was the fact the design of the clip made it a HUGE pain to try to insert the gun and holster into my pants without completely unbuckling, unbuttoning, and unzipping.  And forget trying to do it while sitting down. 

I've been carrying a Bersa Thunder 380 in a RawDog Tactical (http://www.rawdogtactical.com/the-defender-pro-series/) for a year now, and it is very easy to slide the whole rig in and out, minimizing the risks of administrative handling, or to go in and out of a gun free zone without having to disrobe.  The Little Foxx, while well-built and very comfortable to wear, just wasn't conducive to that. 

I wanted to get a RawDog for the FAB 92, but they don't make one for it.  Probably the closest they offer is a Beretta or a CZ 75 P01.  But I'm not quite ready to get into the Kydex remolding business yet.

I ordered stole a Front Line IWB leather holster for an SP01 Phantom on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EBBBKS0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) yesterday for $19.31!  It's a holster style I've never really tried before, but for the price I figured I had nothing to lose to give it a whirl.  (They're $69.21 today!)

Update to follow...  Maybe...
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Re: Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« Reply #138 on: March 29, 2017, 06:26:58 PM »


Edit Note:  The Fobus BRS will also fit the SAR K2-45 and SAR K2P very nicely.
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Offline jshully

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Re: Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« Reply #139 on: April 03, 2017, 09:50:54 AM »
Follow-up to my FAB-92 (Tanfoglio Force 99-R) holster search:

The Front-Line for the SP01 Phantom I bought off Amazon looks like it is going to solve my problem.  I've carried it for two days now, and find it to be quite comfortable. There are only a couple minor annoyances, which I feel can be easily resolved, especially for the price I paid for it.  When I ordered it, the black one was listed at $19.31!  Right now, it is $71. I NEVER get deals this good! 

If anyone is looking for a holster that should fit most full-size clones, the brown one for the SP01 Phantom is $19.75 right now. https://www.amazon.com/Front-Line-Tuckable-Leather-Holster/dp/B00EBBAE7I/ref=pd_sim_200_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00EL8EATY&pd_rd_r=1ASF85B9KXXGFXRCAF7Q&pd_rd_w=ohwp1&pd_rd_wg=K9klQ&refRID=1ASF85B9KXXGFXRCAF7Q&th=1&psc=1

Back to this holster for the FAB-92, it is obviously very stiff and a tight fit until I can get it broken in.  But the fit is just about perfect.  The slide lock lever is in the exact same spot, as is the takedown button on the right side. Trigger coverage is acceptable.  The big annoyance is the ambi safety.  It sticks out so far, and on both sides, that it pushes the mouth of the holster out even further, making for a rather wide rig at that point.  You can see the effect of it in the pic of my side with my shirt down.  But otherwise, it conceals nicely.  And hopefully I can soften the leather up a bit there and get it to mold around the safety.  (Or maybe find a way to remove the safety lever from the right side. I dislike ambi safeties for this reason. Like Inigo Montoya, I am not left handed.)

All in all, I give it four out five stars as a solution.  For the price, I give it five stars.





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Re: Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« Reply #140 on: May 05, 2017, 10:53:48 AM »
My short answer is I have a Bulldog in size large Yaqui type belt slide. It fits everything I own from a pocket .380, 1911s, T-100, to my railed Witness steel full size and Match Elite. Embarrassingly inexpensive, serviceable. No belt loop hole in back but I do not miss it. No tension screws but retention is good and I think a combination of friction as it is thinner and larger than my Gould (which is pickier) and belt snugness pushing from behind. I wonder if there is anything it won't work with!

Not everyone's solution for every situation, but very useful for me and most of mine. I live where heat and humidity make IWB uncomfortable plus I am too cheap to have two pairs of each of all my shorts.
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