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Old 09-08-2018, 10:55 AM
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Also picked up this Jay-Pee service holster; excellent condition. appears unused. No marking other than the brand.What can the board tell me about these?



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Old 09-08-2018, 02:47 PM
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If that's the old NYPD service holster, a friend who retired from NYPD had nothing good to say about them at all. (He worked in high action areas and was in several OIS.) As a collector item, it looks pretty nice.
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If that's the old NYPD service holster, a friend who retired from NYPD had nothing good to say about them at all. (He worked in high action areas and was in several OIS.) As a collector item, it looks pretty nice.
If thatís an NYPD holster, it was never issued. A year on patrol and they were pretty well worn. The NYPD did use Jay Pee holsters, but at least since the 70ís the holster was an open top clamshell design with no strap. I still have mine. It worked well enough.
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Is this what I have seen referred to as a "Jordan" style holster?
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Almost everyone made a holster kinda like the "Jordan" style.

Charles Askins and Sam Myres designed the Border Patrol holster
in the 1930s. It is shown at the left below.

Bill Jordan made some improvements on the Askins design and had
his made by C. H.Werner in Alpine, Texas. Then Bill went off to serve
as a Marine in WWII. When he returned, his holster was well worn and
beat up, so he went into Sam Myres shop in El Paso and had a replacement
made. It became the Jordan Border Patrol. Second from left photo.

I guess Myres sold a ton of them because every lawman wanted a
holster "just like Bill Jordans".

Jordan was recalled to the Marines in 1950 for the Korean War.
While he was away, Sam Myres passed away. Many were making
copies of the Jordan Border Patrol, and some were not very good
quality, so Bill got a trademark.

He gave Don Hume the right to his trademark. Hume's Jordan
Border Patrol is shown 3rd from left.

Look at the trigger guard. That is the easy way to tell the difference
between the earlier Askins Border Patrol and the later Jordan Border
Patrol.

You can click on the image once or twice to enlarge the photo.
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"Jay Pee" holster were a Florida based company. Mostly manufactured leather goods for the LEO and Private Security market. The company products were priced to appeal to city and private budgets.
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While NYPD issue was a Jay Pee holster, they were plain with no straps or buckles or pen and pencil holders. They had a thick piece of leather inside that caught the recoil shield as a retention devise. You had to stick you thumb in and twist to get your revolver out of the holster. If I remember they were really inexpensive at the NYPD Equipment Section.
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"Jay Pee" holster were a Florida based company. Mostly manufactured leather goods for the LEO and Private Security market. The company products were priced to appeal to city and private budgets.
How embarrassing. Jaypee is a trademark of Courtlandt Boot Jack Co. in Flushing . . . New York, not Florida.

https://www.manta.com/c/mmb5x4b/cour...ot-jack-co-inc

J.P. are the initials of one John Parlante, whose son (?) formed Cobra in the '70s.
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