Galco produces holsters and gun belts of the highest quality, and has been doing so for decades. It is their world-class leather holsters that sets them apart although they also manufacturer many fine Kydex models, I was recently in the market for a new Level 2 retention holster for my Heckler & Koch 45 and the Galco Fletch High Ride was my clear first choice.
It seems as if the vast majority of holsters today are designed for concealed carry or competition. I have a whole box of various Kydex (and leather) CCW holsters and they fill a need. However, I wanted a very secure Level 2 duty-type holster to carry my HK45C while out on the ranch. I’m climbing in and out of trucks and Rangers, clearing brush, and chasing hogs. My primary requirement was for the pistol to be held securely no matter what activity I found myself engaged in.
The Fletch High Ride is finely crafted. The leather, finish, and stitching are beautiful (and functional). The Fletch rides high, with a butt-forward cant. Of course, as stated this is a Level 2 holster with a thumb-break retention strap that secures the pistol.
The Galco website did not include the HK45C in the drop-down list but a bit of research suggested that the HK USP Compact 45 model would work. Sure enough, it fit just fine after I loosened up the leather a bit.
Galco SB6 Fancy Stitched Gun Belt
As one can never have too many gun belts, I took the opportunity to acquire the Galco SB6 Fancy Stitched belt. In tan color with brass buckle, this belt is a perfect compliment to the Fletch holster. Designed as a gun belt, it is constructed with double-thickness premium steerhide. The sturdy 1 3/4″ width will support all-day carry.
I must say that the Fletch and SB6 belt are made for each other! Absolutely beautiful together but designed for years of hard use. I am proud to add the Fletch to my collection of Galco holsters.
They are a great group of people too! If you are ever at an event with a Galco booth, be sure to stop by to talk shop. All Galco products are made in Phoenix, Arizona not outsourced to Leon, Mexico or China.