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Old January 3rd, 2015, 03:50 AM   #1
 
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triple k brand holsters good or bad?

found this strange leather holster NIB on Ebay for 14 dollars. It is Triple k brand for ruger P85/P89. Will fit my 1994 vintage P89 nicely. Never see this brand around gun shops near me. Any one ever have one?
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 04:17 AM   #2
 
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The Triple K leather goods, (holster, speed loader and magazine cases), are at the lower end of the quality spectrum. They will work just fine for light duty applications. I'm not sure how secure the retention strap is on that particular holster however....

I always recommend on holsters and grips that you see the actual product, with YOUR weapon, before buying......
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For only 14 dollars I had to take a chance . I live 3,000 miles away so no chance of me trying it before I buy.
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Depends on the model. I had a Triple K Lightning suede lined holster for a 3" sp101, it was very well made and not cheap at over $100. Some of the stuff that they make for Ruger seems a little less robust and the price reflects that. Go to the Triple K website and have a look around. I always recommend that...
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They are decent quality but I can tell a difference when next to my custom stuff. Triple K will work but is more intro stuff in my opinion.
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Lower end? I don't think so. I own almost 100 different holsters from various makers, about a third of them are custom, and I would say Triple-K makes better quality holsters than the current Bianchi (made in Mexico) holsters. I have compared their holsters to leather blackhawk ones and they still look better. They also make some really good quality belts and it's all made in the USA. Go for it. It will hold up and leather stays stiff over the years.
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My GP100 and S&W Model 18 ride around in a Triple K holster. Nice quality leather and construction. Paid nearly $50 for mine, but it's a completely different design than the one you're looking at.
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I have several TK,holsters, and they are a bargain,IMO. Maybe not as robust as some, but entirely adequate. For $14.00, I think you got a steal.
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Over the years, I have had a number of Triple K holsters. All did fine with my use. On some of these, the leather was a little thinner than the ultimate top of the line custom made holsters that I have owned.

On a "GMC" scale, I would call them Chevrolets, not Cadillacs.

I have no problem buying a new Triple K holster any time I need a holster.

Ruger offers many Triple K holsters through the Ruger Website (ShopRuger).
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I've got a few and though they're not the highest quality, they are more than decent.

For $14 you can't go wrong.
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The Triple K holsters I have owned have been at least as good as the Bianchi and Galco holsters I have owned.

None are equal to top of the line or custom holsters, but all are acceptable quality and will hold up well in use.

The Triple K holsters I have had have all been very nicely blocked and fit the pistols quite well.

My preferred brand for concealed carry is Wild Bills Concealment.
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A post said that Triple K stay's stiff for years? Well that was the first and biggest problem I had with them. TK was of course my starting gear for SASS shooting and each and every time it came to reholster a revolver I had to use two hands. One for the gun and the other to hold the holster mouth open to receive the gun. End result was that they stunk for SASS shooting as that is a timed event. I've had varying price and quality on all of the TK leather gear I've experienced in the past, but along with each piece was the fact that I could of had something better.

My final leather gear for SASS was Kirkpatrick holsters. All of Kirkpatrick leather gear is a single purchase (ie. it's the last holster you'll ever need to get for your specific gun). This is true for all of their leather gear, not only just for their holsters. Holsters run about 150 apiece and a two holster belted western rig will set you back 440. It's far worth it in the long run as you'd be through five of the TK stuff before you'd even notice a Kirkpatrick scratch that needed attention. Now if you only need to pack a camp gun to your next camp site, sure the TK stuff would work fine, just do not expect to use it in an emergency at all.

In SASS everyone has a cart that holds all of the long arms and ammo and some folk make what they call "Gun Boots" or holsters that are meant to nail or screw onto the side of the cart to allow you to put you revolvers in while going to the facilities or eating and such. The triple K stuff reminds me of those type of cheap holsters a lot. Smithy.
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I have one Triple K holster for my S&W Model 66 k frame the quality seems good especially for a thumb break belt holster. I bought mine at Cabela's a few years back it was around $32.00 which I thought wasn't too bad. Most of your name brand like Galco & Bianchi run close to $60-$75.00 for a thumb break belt holster. I wouldn't be afraid to buy another one. Shop Ruger has them for the Ruger line of handguns.
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Thumbs up Holster arrived saturday...it is good quality

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Lower end? I don't think so. I own almost 100 different holsters from various makers, about a third of them are custom, and I would say Triple-K makes better quality holsters than the current Bianchi (made in Mexico) holsters. I have compared their holsters to leather blackhawk ones and they still look better. They also make some really good quality belts and it's all made in the USA. Go for it. It will hold up and leather stays stiff over the years.
The Holster arrived saturday. I agree that it is good quality leather. I have a bianchi shadow holster and this is way better quality than the bianchi. I don't own any custom holsters. wish i could afford them. my bianchi was 50 bucks...the triple K was $14 on ebay. What a deal.
I like that it fits just my pistol P85/P89 and there is no movement, the retention straps are a precise fit. I like the double loop feature so i can easily unlock the snap and un holster quickly. I never carry the P89,but i might start now that i have a good holster. This will carry nice under my winter parka.
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Thumbs up I looked at the website..nice stuff but mine is old

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Depends on the model. I had a Triple K Lightning suede lined holster for a 3" sp101, it was very well made and not cheap at over $100. Some of the stuff that they make for Ruger seems a little less robust and the price reflects that. Go to the Triple K website and have a look around. I always recommend that...
They no longer make my holster...it is old probably circa 1992, but what they had was nice stuff and i may buy a holster from triple k in the future. thanks
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