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Milt Sparks recently sent 2 VM2 holsters for my Sig 239-9 and M11A1 and as usual their work was flawless. The wait was 8 months but it is fine as I take it in stride using other holsters until they arrived.

I have found the photos of the holster I dropped while cleaning an Sig outside in 2015, which was on the ground in rain for around 3 months before I found it. I sent it to Milt Sparks as you see, covered in green algae and mold.

I had the pictures in Dropbox. The photos beside them are of the holster on its return, I believe.

Milt Sparks would take no money for their repair.

I posted about it with photos here in 2015 and just came across the photos again so thought some newer members here might appreciate seeing them.

Before:

https://share.icloud.com/photo...hdYnfJBNoDlFHMTXLcyQ

After:

https://share.icloud.com/photo...QsKBQ4EwMnnNRJ_KH1qw
 
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Thanks for sharing the story. I've been buying from Sparks since the early Seventies. They've never forgotten their roots. Used to be just Milt making holsters and Mrs. Sparks handling the books. Tom Kanaley has continued the worthy traditions.

Got a handwritten note from her once. Apologized for fact that my order would be later than expected. Her and Milt were in a match at Gunsite with Jeff Cooper. Priceless... Smile


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Very nice story! My IWB holster needs are met by using a Sparks SSII, my OWB holster needs are met by using a Kramer horsehide belt scabbard.

As good as it gets - my opinion of course!


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The Summer Special for my 1911 is over 20 years old and still going strong.


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I've been using Milt Sparks holsters for over 25 years. There is a reason they have an eight month weight. Everything they make is excellent.


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No rail wear will be painless.
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I also like Milt Sparks leather.
I got a special custom revolver holster done in Cordovan cowhide, and black/grey Elephant trim.
I do wish they would have used horsehide instead of cowhide. I asked, Sparks said NO.
My only bitch with Sparks is that the advertised wait time is nowhere close to reality.
To keep people ordering, they will always lie.



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Had a bunch of VM2s for two of my SIG 229s. Good stuff.

-Tom


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Love it! Milt Sparks Holsters is one of my favorite makers.



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