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ripley16
04-06-2010, 08:43 PM
My favorite Mitch Rosen is this Premier.
Good fit
Easy on and off.

Shown with my K9.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Pistols/Kahr/Kahrholsters004.jpg

And another M.R., this one with a P45.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Gone/mrosenleftie.jpg

recoilguy
04-07-2010, 08:15 AM
In my opinion a good holster and a good belt are very important piece of the carry experiance. Nice leather you have there!!!

RCG

Bigcube
04-09-2010, 06:25 PM
I also like them :cool: Here's a pic of my PM9 in one
http://www.bigcube.org/yb/kahr_pm9_4.jpg

4T5Guy
07-24-2010, 12:01 PM
Mitch is the Guy. Progressed on the same lines as Justin Moon. He had the interest, knew what He wanted and was interested in, couldn't get it, so he sacrificed his comfortable and financially secure life, and is now Mitch Rosen Leather. Great story and a great guy, complimented with excellent employees. Complete customer support, absolute product perfection.

Internet Blohard
07-26-2010, 08:14 PM
I have the Premier OWB with snaps......like you. Nice and tight to the body. Mine was so well molded that it took some time (and lube) to break in well enough so that I could draw easily. I can just imagine what Mitch's "higher end" model is like. My favorite OWB holster bar none. The CompTac kydex model (similar) is also nice....but I much prefer leather.

I don't care as much for the "belt slot" pancake models as they are more troublesome to get positioned right, although they do allow the weapon to hug to your body a bit more closely.

The "snaps" model allows you to reposition your holster/firearm slightly while on the belt to gain the perfect feel...and to adjust it even better for car seats, etc. A big plus in my mind.

4T5Guy
07-30-2010, 08:17 PM
That's not "molding". That's someone, trained by Mitch, hand boneing the leather. Form fit and tight, oh ya, get out the lube, (whoops, sorry, I flashed). Most excellent gun belts and mag holders too. Don't see what you want, call or e-mail them, I'll bet you can get it made. Any time I asked Kahr for something that they didn't offer, Rosen wise, they said , call Mitch, he'll make it for you. No, I don't work for them, and I have paid asking price for everything I have, gladly!

hsart
07-30-2010, 08:33 PM
I love my MR belt slide for my PM45. I just purchased a PM9 and noticed that it fits perfectly in the same holster. Anyone else use a MR holster for both handguns.

4T5Guy
07-31-2010, 09:50 AM
I had the belt slide that I wanted for my PM9, and wanted one that matched it, (and the one I had for my P380), when I got my PM45. Not availible. I could have gotten one made, but while deciding on what to do, I tried the 45 in the 9. After lube and gentle "bending", it was reformed to the 45. The trigger/and guard is covered almost as much as the 9, and the barrel is still well short of the end of the holster. The only problem was, I now had a holster for my 45 and not my 9. Of course the 9 was a bit loose in it's old holster, and not happy. I just ordered a duplicate holster for the 9 and am now set. Three matching Kahrs with their own matching Mitch Rosen holsters and belt. I know, kinda compulsive for something that is hardly ever seen.

garyb
11-23-2010, 09:42 AM
Mitch Rosen makes great products for Kahr, no doubt about it. In fact I am looking at their IWB for CTL, but wish it was in black to match all my other gear.

I was wondering why they have a special sub section on this forum (with other kahr related products) but Gould and Goodrich does not. G&G also offers great products for Kahr. To be fair and provide the exposure to Kahr owners with other good Kahr related products, G&G should have a section in the forum just like the other manufacturers!:7:
Thanks for considering WebMaster and Moderators.
Respectfully Submitted.

garyb
11-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Duh!!! I'm just a goof ball...ha ha. I just noticed that Mitch Rosen is a "sponsoring member" and am assuming that G&G is not and therefore are not listed. Stupid ME!!! (But G&G does have nice products, if that helps to make up for my ignorance...haha.)

Bawanna
11-25-2010, 01:37 PM
Duh!!! I'm just a goof ball...ha ha. I just noticed that Mitch Rosen is a "sponsoring member" and am assuming that G&G is not and therefore are not listed. Stupid ME!!! (But G&G does have nice products, if that helps to make up for my ignorance...haha.)

I think you nailed it there Gary, its up to them weather to be here or not. On this I'm just guessing of course, I'm not in the know on how all this stuff works. I have to believe if they wanted to be here, they would be welcomed with open arms.
I can attest that G&G does make good stuff, I use some and the fellas at the dept have lots of G&G stuff as well.
To be fair I have some Mitch Rosen rigs also and they are top notch, good stuff.

Knuckler
02-22-2011, 04:17 PM
To answer the question about that Mitch's Full Detail ("high end") rigs are like....here you go. I have a few. I think that Mitch's work is the best in the business, bar none. (I have owned rigs by Milt Sparks, Kramer, Del Fatti, etc...none are built as well as Mitch;s stuff.) They are designed and built to be heirloom quality (As in...I can hand these to my kids after I have beat on them for 20 years...), and are built to withstand HARD use...while still being incredibly comfortable.

This is a 5JR Pres and 5DM mag carrier for my old duty gun, a Sig P229R in .357SIG. I wore this for over 6 years. It got beat on, but still looks new. The extra work that goes into the full detail rigs is all done by hand, one at a time. The leather is worked, with hand tools, to fit the exact gun, so that the weapon "clicks" in like it is made of kydex. That is why it looks like you can see an outline of the gun. Even after 6 years of hard use, the craftsmanship is so good that I can hold the holster upside down, with a full loaded gun in it, and it still holds it in place. (Last pic.).

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/958c92a0.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/c5a0d25c.jpg

One of the reasons that his rigs are so comfortable is because the actually curve around your shape.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/53172851.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/898ada84.jpg

Here is the last shot of this rig.....held upside down, with a fully loaded duty gun in it. Remember...Six years old, and has seen HARD use.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/c177e37e.jpg

Knuckler
02-22-2011, 04:20 PM
Here are a few more....

Ankle holster for a J Frame. Worn, daily, for 5 years. I have, literally, kicked the living s**t out of this. Fishing, foot pursuits, driving, etc. Still looks great, and hold the weapon perfectly. And, unlike other "competing" rigs, doesn't stick out 4 inches from my boot.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/0147c116.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/908b16c0.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/4f979086.jpg

His full detail pocket holster....The suede side faces outward to break up the outline of the gun.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/4764ce6a.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/70b26dd6.jpg

A 5DM for my 1911. The mags sit in a "V" shape, instead of side by side, so that the carrier wraps aound the body, and so that the mags are easier to get to.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/134633f5.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/17095a68.jpg

Knuckler
02-22-2011, 04:22 PM
And...lastly.....one of his full detail shoulder rigs. Picked this up last night. I was BLOWN away by the quality, and how comfortable it is. Years ago, I owned a Galco Miami Classic. Hardware was all cheap plastic, the leather was thin and cheap, and I got rid of it because it wasn't that comfortable. Mitch's rig is really nice leather, ALL of the hardware is solid Brass, and it is so well designed that the gun doesn't need tie downs to keep the pistol from flopping around. Incredibly comfortable.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/9bb6be2d.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/6a97b430.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/4d45acf8.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/2255e0bf.jpg

I have several other holsters on the way for my new 1911...I will post them here as they arrive......I HATE that wait. Hate it.

Bawanna
02-22-2011, 04:40 PM
Very nice stuff, I just love leather. Excellent post, nice leg, nice marble. Now you make me want a Mitch Rosen ankle rig and a shoulder rig for my Cbob. I have the Galco SSII and it parylises me in the neck after a couple hours. Proabably just me and maybe any shoulder rig would do the same. But yours still makes me want one to try anyhow.

I'm cursed with wants.

Knuckler
02-22-2011, 09:22 PM
I had a Galco Miami Classic, and it did the same thing....it killed my neck/shoulders after an hour or so. This one does not seem to....I have been wearing it all day, to see if I had an issue (I had a really bad car wreck, and it did alot of damage to my neck...), and I haven't had a problem.

Give me another week, and I will update as to the long term comfort of the rig.

As far as the quality of Mitch's work....I just sold 2 Milt Sparks VM2s, and a Kramer rig so that I could buy more stuff from Mitch......It's just that good.

ltxi
02-28-2011, 06:26 PM
For my current concealed carry arms... IWB is Mitch Rosen exclusively for all my Kahrs and Galco NSA for 1911s. OWB belt carry is Del Fatti for Kahrs, no longer produced Dillon for 1911's, and a Lewis Police Special for my early Model 60, 2" J-frame.

Anyone been around long enough to remember that last?

Knuckler
03-10-2011, 07:56 AM
OK....here is my update on the comfort of the Mitch Rosen shoulder rig...

This thing is awesome! None of the discomfort associated with the Galco I used to carry in. I can carry all day long, my neck and shoulders are fine. I am really digging this thing.

bigmacque
03-10-2011, 08:31 AM
I really like the MR holsters, I'd like to hear a review of the workman or workman xt holsters if anyone has ever used one.

Bawanna
03-10-2011, 09:25 AM
OK....here is my update on the comfort of the Mitch Rosen shoulder rig...

This thing is awesome! None of the discomfort associated with the Galco I used to carry in. I can carry all day long, my neck and shoulders are fine. I am really digging this thing.

To what do you attribute the difference in comfort. It seems both would have straps in a similar position on your shoulder and neck area.
Wider straps? Maybe further out on the shoulder away from the neck. The holster attachment and adjustment looks very similar.

The Galco is a great rig also and many I know wear them all day without issue. My neck is killin me must thinking about it.

I might have to give the Mitch Rosen a whirl. I've grown so accustomed to belt carry now that I really probably don't need to but there are times when a shoulder rig would be the ticket.

JimC
03-07-2012, 02:55 AM
I have two Mitch Rosen holsters for my PM9. Both work very well for my purposes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/KobraCarry/Kahr%20PM9/IMG_0700.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/KobraCarry/Kahr%20PM9/IMG_07082copy.jpg

carkarrier
03-07-2012, 05:41 PM
I also bought the Mitch Rosen Clipper in Cuban Brown for my CM9. I am well pleased with the quality and fit. I had to work it two days to soften up, polished the inside leather with 600 grit sandpaper to remove any high spots and rubbed it down with a quality leather conditioner and cleaner(inside and out) I put my CM9 in saran wrap and put it it the holster overnight to keep the conditioner off of it and wiped it down before using it. It rides really good and the clip is strong as an ox. It takes a good effort to get it off my belt, but I don't worry about it coming loose. I give it an A++.

nmkahrshooter
05-19-2012, 06:32 AM
All my guns ride in their holsters. They are the BEST!!!!!!

david8613
05-22-2012, 07:02 PM
i have a mitch rosen clipper coming my way, i can't wait for it to come in. my only experience with holsters is a Garrett silent thunder fusion which I love, I wonder how it will compare?

cal45
05-23-2012, 04:02 AM
I have two Mitch Rosen holsters for my PM9. Both work very well for my purposes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/KobraCarry/Kahr%20PM9/IMG_0700.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/KobraCarry/Kahr%20PM9/IMG_07082copy.jpg

Great pics. Looks like I will need to order one of the clippers for my new MK9.

wagon
11-24-2012, 06:11 PM
After 2 years, I wonder if you have changed your mind about Premier. While I am a fan-boy of their "Clipper" (so far I have 4 Clipper for different guns), I have found that their Premier model is a POS.

It is the WORST printing rig I ever had... even a $40 DonHume can pull the weapon close to the body than Premier. I sold it in 1 week, bought an Alessi CQC-S and never look back.


My favorite Mitch Rosen is this Premier.
Good fit
Easy on and off.

Shown with my K9.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Pistols/Kahr/Kahrholsters004.jpg

ripley16
11-25-2012, 05:09 AM
After 2 years, I wonder if you have changed your mind about Premier. While I am a fan-boy of their "Clipper" (so far I have 4 Clipper for different guns), I have found that their Premier model is a POS.

It is the WORST printing rig I ever had... even a $40 DonHume can pull the weapon close to the body than Premier. I sold it in 1 week, bought an Alessi CQC-S and never look back.

It is not my current daily carry holster, so my answer lacks the perspective of recent constant use. When I did use this holster, I found it to be adequate. Falling away from my belt or body, and printing more than mormal, was not a problem I encountered. I still have the holster in the photo, and in fact bought one for a P45 as well.

What component or element of the holster failed that caused you to label it a POS?

wagon
12-01-2012, 10:25 PM
The so call "offset pancake" design case the weapon flare out and prints big time no matter I position it from 3 to 4:30. The cheaper and the THICKER leathe Don Hume conceals better that Premier.

I have no beef with Mitch Rosen, I am the fan boy of their CLP model, but the Premier model is just that bad, to me.

JoeyG
04-18-2013, 08:41 AM
The so call "offset pancake" design case the weapon flare out and prints big time no matter I position it from 3 to 4:30. The cheaper and the THICKER leathe Don Hume conceals better that Premier.

I have no beef with Mitch Rosen, I am the fan boy of their CLP model, but the Premier model is just that bad, to me.

Old thread I know, but I have to agree with you. Bought a Premier for a Glock 17 and same problem. The butt of the gun sticks WAY out and prints terribly. Thinking of trying a Ritchie CQQR as I have heard good things. Also like the look of the Rosen 5JR as well as the Milt Sparks 55 BN...decisions, decisions...:confused:

JFootin
04-18-2013, 05:04 PM
I picked up a Mitch Rosen 5JR Express from a member last September. Like others have said, it is a very good OWB holster that holds the gun close to the body. This is the less expensive Express version that doesn't have as much hand boning, but I don't think it is lacking anything. Good retention, smooth draw. One of my favorite holsters, too! :D

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03837.jpg

Pointblank
03-19-2014, 01:23 PM
I just received the Mitch Rosen IWB holster for the PM9 from Kahr website. It's beautiful and fits like a glove.

bahs68
03-01-2015, 02:50 PM
I've owned a few of Mitch's holsters , and I'd have to say they're my favorites. Mitch and his Staff are great to work with and will always answer questions. I'm working on a holster with him now , for a new Sig model.

joemsj51
04-10-2017, 08:21 AM
Going to their website was a waste. They have no IWB clip-ons for my Kahr CT45.

Bawanna
04-10-2017, 08:51 AM
Sometimes they make things that aren't listed. I don't know in this instance.

You might try Mernickle for that CT45. I'd be surprised if he couldn't make you one.

gb6491
04-10-2017, 09:49 AM
Sometimes they make things that aren't listed. I don't know in this instance.

You might try Mernickle for that CT45. I'd be surprised if he couldn't make you one.
So true, the Mitch Rosen website doesn't list the CT/TP45 in the drop down box for their 5JR-EXP holster, but it's available for them on the Kahr website.
Beyond that, I imagine a CT/TP45 would fit fine in their "Clipper" holster sized for a Commander sized 1911 (4.25" barrel), maybe even a 4" version.

If one could live without the clip, the Mitch Rosen ARG holster (IWB) that DMR posted for his TP45 looks pretty good: http://www.kahrtalk.com/showthread.php?3059-what-do-you-carry-your-tp45-in-(holster)&p=35869#post35869
Regards,
Greg

Bawanna
04-10-2017, 10:17 AM
I'm not much on the IWB's with the clip now days. I much prefer the leather loop or the nylon like Garrett uses.

Garret actually probably has them in the Silent Thunder series and maybe others.

Leather lined Kydex. Don't tell Bob Mernickle but I've been wearing the Garrett quite frequently of late. Although he does make an IWB now (maybe always did, just didn't notice) that I'm gonna try one of these days.

jamie930
11-04-2019, 09:11 PM
Mitch will make it for you.
I am lucky and live in Manchester so I can go into his office and talk to him. I had him a mag and flashlight carrier for. The flashlight was the G2 Surefire, which wasnt listed as an option. I left him my light and about a week later I got my carrier and light back

SeanESean
08-18-2021, 11:28 AM
I have a cow leather Rosen for a 1911 and happy with it. I have a shark for my Kimber sub and man that thing is a work of art!