Good for the Price (2021-01-28)
I ordered one of WPG's 1916 holsters the same day I ordered one of their holsters for the 1909/1917 revolver. Of the two, this was the superior product. In terms of construction, it's a faithful reproduction of the M1916 holster. Initially, my .45 would only fit with a lot of effort and with the slide locked in place with the safety engaged. However, after a couple of days that was no longer an issue. I used a coat of neetsfoot oil and a light amount of olive oil and I am pleased with the result. That said, as with the M1909/17 holster I received from the same firm, this holster was finished with a sort of pebbled leather, not unlike that seen with certain finished upholstery leathers. Most leather has some texture to it, obviously, but in comparing this holster to other holsters I have from El Paso Saddlery and other US makers, I can only describe the WPG holster as "pebbled."
Dolan - US
Outstanding quality (2021-01-10)
When I received this holster in super quick time, (ordered Christmas day & delivered on the 28/12/20) I couldn't believe the quality! for a brief second I thought it was an original NOS item until I saw the maker mark WPG 1916. Amazing museum quality, perfect for any collection or re-enactor.
Keep up the great work!
Gurman - UK
Ordered this along with a pistol belt and WW2 style mag pouch for my 1911 clone. Belt and mag pouch match originals, no difference other than you can use them and not worry. The big deal is the holster. The leather quality and full grain are excellent, and the stitching and riveting are perfect. This holster can't beat for quality and construciton, and actually should be more expensive I feel. I'm not complaining about getting a great deal, but this is probably the highest quality and best value out there for a holster. The other holster I've ordered in 2009, the Webley style flap holster, is of equal quality and construction. I will not order from anywhere else. Oh, I ordered this on 12/26 and it arrived in Houston, TX on 12/29. Amazing.
John - Texas, USA
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