Endorsements & Testimonials
John S. Farnam - World class
firearms instructor and author;
“I just returned from Africa where I used your holster for a
Glock 19. It is excellent! Your stuff is second to none. Smooth, slim, and fast.
I appreciate the opportunity to use it”.
David Spaulding - World renowned
firearms and tactical expert, and author;
“…Gary Brommeland of Brommeland Gunleather is nothing short
of a master craftsman…Gary’s clients read like a Who’s Who of professional
pistol packers. He has made custom concealment systems for Federal drug agents,
military intelligence officers, protective agents from the State Department,
Special Forces personnel and, of course, police officers.” February 1990
Combat Handguns magazine
Louis F. Alessi - President, Alessi
“Gary Brommeland is a holster DESIGNER, and has designed some
very clever, neat and clean holsters over the years. He knows guns and leather
VERY well. His concealment equipment has become quietly known worldwide by
professionals for one simple reason - it WORKS !
He will leave his mark in this industry. I should know - I make holsters for a
Andrew Wires - former Sgt. USMC
Infantry & USMC Weapons Instructor. Current martial arts and firearms trainer;
I've carried Brommeland Gunleather for concealment for the past 8 years.
Around the world or here in the States, there is no other choice. The
craftsmanship is second to none - but it's carry qualities put it in a class of
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Have spent a few days working with the holster to break it in and experiment with its characteristics. My first thought - I was amazed by how light it is. Practically weightless, in fact, and holding it in my hand it felt like it wasn't even going to be able to support the weight of the pistol. I must admit, I greatly under-estimated the value, feel, and quality of a really high-grade piece of leather, because it immediately proved me wrong.
Secondly, and perhaps no surprise to you, and certainly in line with everything I've read about them (and my own expectations), it was immediately the most comfortable holster I had ever worn, right out of the box. Having the full understanding that it was going to break in/soften/mould to me, I was already very impressed with the way it just disappeared down my waist even without any of that.
The extra tongue (not sure what you call the stabilizer piece, but tongue seemed appropriate) does a fantastic job of distributing load and eliminating any pressure points.
Third, even greater surprise was how quickly it conformed to the firearm. I did the wax paper (2 layers) but only for a couple of hours. Thirty or forty more inserts with just the pistol itself and it was already releasing quite well while still providing full retention. Another fifty or so from IWB and it was working like a well-worn glove. I can only imagine how comfortable and second nature it will become when it truly has time to break in (what do you think? 5-6 hundred draws?)
Fourth, I am simply amazed by the wear times. I'd wear my former IWB hybrid (kydex against a leather backing) for 2 hours in a movie or the car and be groaning about it later. With this thing, I'm comfortably wearing 28oz total weight for 10+ hours per day and I have zero complains. As an experiment, I just watched an entire comedy special laying on the bed directly on the gun and I don't have so much as any notable discomfort - simply amazing!
All of this speaks to beyond quality and well into the realm of artistry. I can not only see but actually feel that every detail on it has a precise reason for being there, and has been field-tested to perfection. I am really grateful for the fact that I was able to sneak in and get a last wave order of such a fine product. To tell the truth, I got the 43x to increase carry comfort and concealment after my experience with other holsters. Knowing what I know now I'd have just opted to carry my 19 in one of these, because I seriously doubt that even a full-sized frame like the 17 would be uncomfortable or fatiguing.
Overall - not just a 10/10, but a 100/100. The only other time I felt that way about craftsmanship is with a custom Japanese three-ply stainless knife.
I am blown away with your design and quality. Your holster is exceptionally comfortable and the concealment is unreal.
Thanks for the top notch product and keep up the good work.
Dear Mr. Brommeland
I was away for an extended period when your holster arrived, so I just got a chance to get a look at it, and to wear it for a few hours. Wow. It is by far the finest I have ever seen; and I own ones by Rosen, Sparks, and Kramer. None of these are junk. But yours stands in a class by itself.
I just wanted you to know that I share the same appreciation for your great gift of craft and art that all your other customers feel.
I wanted to drop you a note on the holster. I have worn it a few times, and I can tell you is the finest construction and most comfortable holster I have ever worn. It is actually so comfortable that I hardly notice that I am carrying.
I have a small collection of holsters for concealed carry. Most are nice, but they do not measure up to yours. It was worth the wait.
Thanks again for such a great product and our conversations.
Man I can’t tell you how frigging awesome this max con is. It’s by far the best holster I own either IWB or OWB.
Thanks for the awesome work.
I don’t do reviews…except this one. I’ve never been able to find an IWB holster
that I can wear for more than a short period of time. I joke that “I’m either too fat or too skinny
to find IWB comfortable” but that has changed since Gary “talked me into” trying his Max Con V.
To take a chance on a $139.00 holster when I already have too many holsters that don’t work took a
little bit of effort. I trust Gary as I’ve purchased several of his products in the past and I took his advice
on the Max-Con V; I’m very glad I did. I can wear it all day without even remembering it’s there and I actually
fell asleep the other day lying on my back, try that with your typical IWB holster.
Bottom line, Gary makes exceptional products and his are the holsters I grab prior to going out the door.
If you’ve been unable to find a fully concealable IWB holster look no farther as the Max- Con V should work well for you.
Just had to convey the simple joy of coming home to rest and realizing I almost laid back on my holster. Actually made me smile.
Holsters have never been a tactical item to me as much as they have been an item of attire. Unless one is in uniform and carries openly
long term comfort is the priority and performance can be a difficult addition. You have managed to balance the requirements.
The weight or better said the lightness, stiffness, thinness, and the hardness of the leather you craft combined with the refinements
of shape and subtleties of design create a unique experience of comfort without sacrificing performance.
A full size 1911 rides like is was grown in place without any notice while drawing smoothly and maintaining confident retention.
The J frame model in a word is forgettable. It just isn't there and the retention unlike so many other designs is foolproof while
allowing a clean positive draw and re-holster.
Concealment holsters are an investment not a purchase if they are to be worn daily. Brommeland Leather holsters are simply the best value.
Thanks for all you do which makes what I do so much easier.
James B. Massachusetts
I received the holster on Wed evening. It is absolutely first-class work. After a night with
parchment paper wrap it fits my pistol like a glove. The craftsmanship is superb. Even with my work/office
business attire it is very comfortable and concealed. It is clear you are as much an engineer as an artist.
I just wanted to thank you for the high quality product!
E Wells; Texas
I just wanted to let you know I received my Max Con V holster and mag holder last week.
The workmanship looks great. Have been wearing them and they work as advertised. Firearm disappears
with little effort. Very comfortable. If I'd ordered one of your holsters years ago, I wouldn't have
a drawer full of other ones. This is the best iwb holster I've ever used. Excellent quality and great service.
Robert From Kentucky
I received my holster Wednesday. After one night with my plastic-wrapped 1911
in it, it fits perfectly, and it is the most comfortable IWB holster I have ever
tried! In fact, most IWB holsters I have tried have been too uncomfortable for
serious carry consideration, but not yours. The ultimate test was sitting in my
BMW M3 driver's seat, which wraps pretty tight around the hips and lower
back... Great work!
I received my new holster day before yesterday. I was finally able to try it
on. The Kimber Ultra Carry practically disappears when using your holster. And,
it’s very, very comfortable to use.
I do some leatherwork, just for fun. Your holster is a work of art. Thanks for
the hard work, and yes, it was worth the wait.
Keep up the good work.
I received my MaxConV from you 3 weeks ago. I wanted to let you know that this
is a really nice piece of work. It makes carrying the Goverment Model Colt more
comfortable than carrying my S&W 380.
I have several other IWB holsters for various guns, but none is as comfortable
as your MaxConV, and of course it is very concealable too.
This is also a fine looking holster; too bad no one will be seeing it.
Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your work,
C. R. Hedrick
Just a note to say Thank You. I got my stuff on Saturday and all I can say is,"
I knew it would be good - I just didn't know they'd be that good. The leather
seems like it was melted over the gun for a perfect fit. Everything is perfect.
I can't thank you enough!
Dear Mr. Brommeland:
I recently received an IWB holster and mag carrier from your company.
IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE FINEST, MOST COMFORTABLE (YET CONCEALABLE) HOLSTER
SYSTEM THAT I HAVE EVER USED!
The entire experience with your company (ordering, pricing, delivery, etc.) was
an extremely positive one.
Your courtesy, availability and suggestions (based on sound experience) were a
unique "value added" that I believe sets you apart from others, as well as the
quality of your products.
You may rest assured that all of my future gunleather purchases will be directed
exclusively towards your firm.
Richard B. McCleery
Weeki Wachee, Fl