My Dragon Leather Works Quantum showed up.
It's designed to be reversible, inside the belt or outside the belt. I told Dennis that I was a complete n00b, and that the feedback he'd get from me would be from a n00b's perspective. I haven't taken this anywhere, but here are some initial impressions:
1. This holster holds my Citadel 1911 very snugly. Lots of folks have posted about how you need stiff leather for a good holster to hold the pistol snugly - the leather is certainly stiff, although as I said this is a n00b's perspective. It's certainly better than the last holster I used, which blew chunks.
The pistol is certainly held securely. I'd have to stand on my head for it to fall out. Using a three-point stance (to be able to keep it from sliding, I got pretty close. The 1911 didn't move.
But now that I've done that test once, I don't feel the need to repeat it. Even unloaded, it seemed on the edge of "fooling around with guns", which is double-plus ungood and makes me nervous.
2. While snug, the 1911 comes out of the holster smoothly when I draw it.
3. It feels secure - the trigger is covered by the leather, and you'd have to really fool around with it (this is double-plus ungood, remember?) to cause trouble for yourself.
4. It's pretty, in its outwards facing ("Barbecue holster") configuration. It's a minute's work with a flat head screwdriver to unscrew the fasteners to reverse the belt hooks for concealed carry.
5. I expect it's been 40 years since I wore a holster. It's surprisingly comfortable, even sitting down. Might be a different story with a full sized 1911.
6. I haven't tried concealed carry yet. I'll post about that later.
It's a strange feeling walking around with a pistol on my hip, even if it's just inside Forward Operating Base Borepatch. I'll have to reverse the belt clips and try concealed carry next.
7. Oh, yeah, it has a nifty logo, created by some d00d on teh Intarwebz: