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Smooth as silk.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on July 26th, 2008

What does it feel like to draw from Tucker’s Silent Thunder holsters?

Here’s part of a review of our Silent Thunder IWB’s and belt holsters that talks about the leather lining:

“If you have any experience with Tucker Gunleather, you know that he uses only the world’s finest Hermann Oak leather. The lining of the Silent Thunder is no exception. Pressing your prized pistol inside the Silent Thunder is as smooth as silk. Drawing it is the same, in reverse: Consistent, predictable and enjoyable.


(Note: Sweatshields shown in picture are a no-cost option – You can order without.)

I was rather concerned that the addition of a leather lining might slow the presentation, versus a kydex holster. My splits revealed only minimal hesitation, about .07 seconds. However, I found that my first shot was better placed, as a result, I believe, of taking a firmer firing grip on the pistol and smoother draw from the holster.

Using a strain gage, I noted only about .6 lbs more strain than plain kydex and substantially less than when drawing from boned leather holsters (about 20 lbs., avg.).

Even compared to the most detailed boned holster, retention was not sacrificed. The Silent Thunder has a firm grip on your gun. Turning a fully-loaded, full-sized 1911 upside down and shaking it, could not dislodge the weapon. Another advantage is found in the dual tension screws, which allow for extremely personalized tension adjustment.

The drawstroke with the Silent Thunder holsters simply must be felt, to be believed. I have tried many holster configurations, but I have to say that the Silent Thunder offers the smoothest presentation I have ever experienced. There are no drag-spots, or hesitations whatsoever. Rather, there is incredibly consistent pull, start to finish. Everyone I invited to try the Silent Thunder commented on this phenomenon.”

Here’s a link to the entire review from M-1911 Pistols Org.

Maybe it’s your turn to try this amazing holster – the Silent Thunder. 

Here’s a recent comment found on the DownrangeTV forum.

“I just got mine – the IWB version.  What a fine piece of craftsmanship.  It is everything that it’s advertised to be.  It’s very fast, silent, comfortable, and does an outstanding job of controlling the firearm.  I can be “frugal” at times and was a bit hesitant to spend that much on a holster – I mean, come on, it’s just a freaking holster.  Now all I can say is “It is a bargain.”  In this world of mass produced mediocrity, I tend to evangelize about products that I really think rise above the ordinary and do an outstanding job and the Silent Thunder holster is definitely one of those products.  Highly recommended.And NO I am not associated with Tucker gunleather in any way.  I just really, really, really like their product.”

Delivery is only 3 weeks or less.


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