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Old 12-01-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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Brommeland Gunleather

please forgive the long post. read it not because of who writes it, but who it is about. let me preface this by saying i am NOT a professional gun slinger. i'm not a high speed, low drag operator, i'm not a snake eatin, bounty huntin, death dealin, stone cold gunfighter. instead, i'm a husband, father of 2, and adament self preservationist. i carry to protect my wife and kids, and to make sure that i get home each day.

due to a change in our financial situation, my wife and i are heavily prioritizing. for me, this means narrowing my focus from how many guns i have, to having guns i can really use. this has led me to sell a few odds n ends guns for which i had no real purpose but to own. i took a long hard look at my needs as a concealed permit holder and range nut. in short, most all the handgunning i do can be covered w a 5" 1911. i have 3. a sorta custom norinco, a kimber custom, and a classic gold match that has been set up to carry. took some of the money from these sales to augment my 1911's. while searching for a holster to allow me to carry a 5" gun even in florida under a t shirt, i settled on an iwb. i looked at web sites, and made a short list of makers i wanted to contact. most of whom, had a voice mail to answere calls. i fully understand that. but, just for kicks, late one evening, well after business hrs, i called Brommeland Gunleather. "hi, this is gary" was the answere on the line. dammit, another voice mai. i began to leave my infor, and the voice mail spoke. it said, " hold on let me get a pen". i had a real person on the line. and the person was not the clerk, nightwatchman, or janitor. it was the dude who would later make my holster and belts.

the customer service from Gary was outstanding. we spoke at length about my needs in a rig, and what i didnt need as well. in all that evening, we spoke for about 2 hrs. he stated that his concern was what i needed, not how fast he could close a deal. while on the phone, my 20mo old son was stung by a wasp. on the throat. gary guided me through some critical stages as this was the first time he'd been stung. i hung up w gary to get my son in bed after making sure he was ok. about 1 hour later, the phone rang. it was gary calling back to make sure all was well. how's that for taking a personal interest in your customer. in talking some more, we settled on a max con v, and belt. gary was very respectful of the other makers on my list. never a bad word. thats class from a guy who wants to make a sale. he offered some names and styles of other makers for me to look at. i came back to the max con v.

which brings me to the product review section of my dissertation. the max con v and belt. wow. no really, wow. the belt is a full 1.5' wide and is very thick. but, is very comfortable. i will not use gunrag terms like "supple" and "fits like a glove". you guys can read that anytime. the words i will use are: tough, strong, resiliant, sharp, classy, reliable. nuff said. and this rig, the max con v. the fit to the gun is absolutely amazing. i can damn near read the roll marks from the slide of the gun he molded it around. beautiful. lets talk retention. this is not a holster, this is a waist safe. the gun will stay put. trust me on this. this belt/holster combo is more comfortable than i could have imagined. standing, walking, very little running, it is comfortable. and its comfortable seated. dont know how, just know that it is. doesnt dig, poke, prod or rub. its that good.

with the permission of the members of this board, i would like to do a more in depth review of this rig in action. i am attending Mr Randy Caine's handgun 101 at southern exposure dec 12-15. i will be using this rig and would like to post my experience using this rig in a class such as this promises to be. members, you know i'm long winded, but for others searching for a carry rig, this testing in this class will be a great resource. please tell me if you are interested. looking foreward to hearing from all of you. anyone w any q's about
gary's work, please ask. i'll give you my honest answere. this is an unsolicited write up. i like to give respect and business to someone who not only delivers what they promised, but more.

dan

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Old 12-01-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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Although I have been using kydex IWBs now for a good while, I would be interested in your review, especially if you have some pics.

Neal
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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neal,

sorry, i dont know enough about computers/cameras to post any pics. i'm currently working w my sister in law to get some posted, tho.

meantime, look up gary's site at BromellandGunleather. the rig i settled on was the max con V. oh, and do yourself a favor, get one of his belts.

any q's about quality and service, post and i'll tell ya.

dan
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:49 PM   #4
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It's http://www.brommelandgunleather.com/index.htm

Interesting information on the site. Thanks for the info.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:53 PM   #5
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soryy for the dislexia, neal. ops: ops:

thank you for the correction and link. hope you saw something you liked.

dan
 
Old 12-03-2003, 06:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the kind remarks, Dan. I really appreciate them.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:08 PM   #7
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you have earned them, sir.

dan
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:09 PM   #8
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All 1911s except Wilson? Please explain.

Thanks,
Neal
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:10 PM   #9
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gary,

your gonna hafta get that site updated!!! ('except Wilsons')
 
Old 12-04-2003, 05:19 AM   #10
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The Wilson thing was a misunderstanding. A customer complained that his weapon would not fit in his holster (having failed to read the instructions sent along with it). It happened to be a Wilson. I called Wilson and asked them if their frames were larger than standard 1911's and was told yes. It turns out that the Wilson Guy thought I meant the polymer frame KZ model, which is larger.
All other Wilsons are built on standard sized 1911 frames and will fit properly in my holsters. I've got to get my web guy to change it on my site.
'Sorry for the confusion.
 
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