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MTAC Broke...Now Using Bianchi 135 Suppression Holster

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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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MTAC Broke...Now Using Bianchi 135 Suppression Holster

My MTAC developed a crack in the Kydex body and rather than take Comp-Tac up on a 10% discount I opted to give the Bianchi Model 135 Suppression IWB holster a try and I am glad I did!

Bianchi has been making law enforcement holsters and gear for many many years. This holster is one of their Allusion series of concealment holsters. Their website says they are "formed with premium high-grade, full-grain leather, which is wrapped and laminated around a thermal-molded synthetic core".

It also has a padded backing that makes this holster very comfortable, more so than the MTAC in my case. The fit of my 40c is excellent. I have been wearing it a week now and I really like it.

So for those of you looking for a IWB holster here is another choice for the hybrid style of holster.

And so I don't get the customary "this thread is worthless without pic's" post, here's a pic of my 40c all snuggled into its new home.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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nice, do those clips hold it on the belt ok? They look a little short. Thanks
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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nice, do those clips hold it on the belt ok? They look a little short. Thanks
Yes they do, the belt won't come out unless you pull it out of the C-clips like you're removing it from the belt loops. The holster is very stable on the belt, the top lip of the holster sits about a 1/4" above my waistband and it tucks well too.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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I really like the way this holster looks... Does the pistol "click" into place or just slide in? And how is the retention?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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It clicks into place and the retention is just as good as my old MTAC. Been wearing it daily for two weeks now and really like it.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for the post.

I've been carrying my XD45 in an MTAC for 5+ years, but will keep this new option open when the time comes to replace it.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 01:56 PM   #7
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1 Year Mini Review

It bugs me when someone posts up that they've bought a new holster and brags about how it's the most comfortable holster they've ever worn after having only worn it for an afternoon! So in order to keep myself out of that category here is a 1 year mini review of wearing this holster.

Like I said in my initial post it is the Bianchi Model 135 Suppression IWB holster and I have carried my 40c in it nearly everyday for over a year now and I must say it is my favorite holster.

The C-clips fit my belt snugly and holds the holster in place with very minimal, if any, horizontal movement on the belt. I wear it in the 3-3:30ish position and obtaining a proper shooting grip on the pistol is very easy. The padded backing is very comfortable against my bony hip bone. And lastly, I can holster and re-holster the pistol with one hand very easily and it smartly snaps/clicks into place.

So if you're looking at a hybrid style of holster to buy, I think the Bianchi Model 135 Suppression is worthy of a look.

Here is a pic of it after a years use.

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Great follow-up, we don't often see that with holsters.

My MTAC is still going strong after 5 winters, but I can see myself using one of these with a Shield.
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Thanks for the follow up Ray!
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Old January 24th, 2017, 11:35 AM   #10
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4 Year Update

I'm still using the Safariland/Bianchi Model 135 Suppression as my EDC holster. I now have one for my Shield 40 that I bought over 2 1/2 years ago and use them 99.9% of the time. As you can see in the picture below, both are holding up extremely well!

My only complaint on them is the C-clips. They are really tight fitting on the belt. I had to force a wedge into one of them to spread it a bit and let it sit for a period of time so it would take a set an be easier to slide on/off my belt. On the plus side of them being tight, once on your belt they stay in place, if the holster moves, so does the belt. Other than that, I really like them.

If I were to buy a new pistol I'd try to find a Model 135 for it as well.

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