If you’re one of the many fans of the Ruger EC9s you’ll be happy to hear Galco is coming out with a selection of holsters for the pistol. (For those who don’t know, I’ll save you the Google search: the EC9s is a compact, striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm with integral sights and a 7 +1 capacity.)
As for Galco Gunleather, they’ve been manufacturing good-quality holsters since 1969 and have a well-deserved solid reputation in the industry. When the company first started it was known as “the Jackass Leather Company” because it offered horsehide holsters (sidenote: Galco’s Jackass shoulder system was used repeatedly for the 1980’s TV series Miami Vice). Today the make holsters with leather and synthetics for more handguns than I can easily list.
The new Galco EC9s holsters are as follows: the Ankle Lite and Cop Ankle Band, the Combat Master, TacSlide, and Stinger belt holsters, the KingTuk, Waistband, and WalkAbout IWB holsters, and the Classic Lite shoulder holster. In addition they’re offering a variety of magazine pouches and Defense Planners, the latter of which I had to look at to see for myself.
Apparently the Defense Planner is exactly what it sounds like, a leather notebook resembling a day planner made to hold a pistol and spare magazine. Although it is off-body carry, which I try to avoid, I admit to being somewhat intrigued. Holster handbags are also available (my two cents: do not carry your handgun in your purse).
I’ve used quite a few Galco holsters over the years including the aforementioned KingTuk and Ankle Lite (among others). As with any holsters their performance depends on your specific needs and body type; for me, they’ve worked well. As well all end up learning, it takes some trial and error to find the right holster, but the process tends to be easier if you’re trying quality holsters to begin with. If you have a Ruger EC9s and are looking for a well-made holster, consider checking these out at www.galcogunleather.com.
What has your experience with Galco Gunleather been?