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Old 08-21-2012, 12:00 PM
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If, like me, you are a fan of the 39XX series pistols, you have probably experienced difficulty in finding a holster which is as "good" as the pistol itself. Yes, there are some fine holsters out there, a few specifically made for the 39XX series itself. BUT - do any of them really help conceal this fine pistol comfortably and securely? I have a box full that don't, as well as many that are just OK. Being left handed it is that much more difficult for me to find a "good" holster.

The "grandfather" of the 3913/3914 was the ASP pistol. For those that may not know the ASP was a chopped model 39 designed and produced by the late Paris Theodore. Mr Theodore had also designed excellent concealment holsters for the ASP pistol. These same holster designs are currently being made by Mr Ken Null in Georgia.

I stumbled into Mr Null quite by accident while calling a number I got off Gunbroker. Long story short, I recognized his name and discussed the holsters originally made by Seventrees - Mr Theodores original company - that Mr Null is currently producing. He owns the original slogan; "Unseen in the best places".

I had this conversation with Mr Null on a Thursday afternoon and placed an order for a black LH model "SSS" scabbard holster for a 3913. I recieved my holster the following Monday afternoon. VERY fast service.

The holster is an excellent design and a quality build. Having been raised in a family of NYPD and Nassau County police I am familiar with the original Seventrees holsters as well as other quality holsters from the 60's and 70's. I still own quite a few. This holster is every bit as well made. My ailing father examined it and though it was an original Seventrees holster.

It is an open top holster which is molded from a 3913. It fits my 3913 like a glove. Instructions for care and use were included, which suggested "...20 draws or so before using, which you are likely to do anyway.." The holstrer holds my Hogue grip equipped 3913 close to the body with the grip angled in. NOT uncomfortably into the ribs or kidney, but rather comfortably. My 3913 is easily concealed under an untucked T-shirt using this holster. I find it to be.....perfect....in every respect.

Mr Null has several different holster designs available including the original SMZ shoulder holster design alleged to have been used with the ASP as well.

Be advised that these quality holsters are not inexpensive. I paid $145 shipped to NC for mine. I will tell you that I am completely satisfied and think that it is worth every penny when compared to whats out there today. Plus I don't have a holster that was made for a Sig 239 or a Kahr or glock 19. Its a 3913 holster, identical to those made decades before in New York.

So, if like me, you are tired of searching for a good holster that complements the finest single stack 9mm made, by anyone, give Null holsters website a look. I'm not affiliated, just a VERY satisfied customer. Regards 18DAI
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:08 PM
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18DAI....I agree with Southerngunner.....you know better than to post a message like this without pics!

Remember...as I learned from you and the other respected elders of this forum:

"It's not true without pictures"



Congrats on the holster.

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:14 PM
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Gosh dang it... You talked me into the gun, now you're going to talk me into the holster!!

We definitely need pictures. You've been on here plenty long enough to know we're going to demand them!!
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The Null website pics are pretty poor. No detail at all. When you get a chance to post pics, can you show the back? Interested to see how high it rides..."extremely high" as noted on the web site doesn't really tell much! Also, is it a single loop attachment? tunnel? cant angle?
Looks like a well-molded piece of leather, but again detailed pics would tell much more about the rig.

Thanks for sharing!
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Can't beat a Bianchi Black Widow belt slide for the money.
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No pics. I don't own a camera and wouldn't know how to post pics if I did.

It is a tunnel, with a VERY SLIGHT forward cant. The muzzle rests in the middle of the pants pocket when standing. The back of the slide is about 2" above the top of the gunbelt. This is on the one I own, the SSS model. Hope this helps! Regards 18DAI
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You are correct...Mr Null needs to learn how to post pictures!!
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When I had my 3913's, I was fortunate enough to have read about Ken Null for many years. I contacted him and have honestly never met a guy in this arena with as much Class and patience as Ken. He knew what I wanted and needed better than I did. Needless to say, he saved me a ton of money by cutting to the chase and delivered to me the best leather I've ever owned. Sadly, the guns and the Holsters are gone, but found new homes right here on the Forum. All that to say that whatever Ken lacks in photo skills, he more than makes up for in integrity, patience, and Holster making.......Zebulon
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18DAI,Ken Null is a household name in this area. I met Ken when I worked at the Gordon Co.SO. I only have one of his holsters,an SMZ. I use a Rosen UPL for my 3913 as I llked the one I bought for my G26. Reading your review prompts me to go ahead and get an SSS for it ,also.
One thing I know that you're right about is the fact that Ken Null is a class act. Any long time gunner will also agree,as Ken is one of the greats and has been around awhile.
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My 3913 spends most of its time in a Brommeland IWB, or a Kramer #3.
Null holsters are not readily available here in Montana but I have always heard great things about him and his products.

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My 3913 spends most of its time in a Brommeland IWB
Just an FYI on the Brommeland holster: Since I was trading emails with Gary on an unrelated matter, I asked about what S&W pistols (other than M&Ps) that he has dummy guns for. He told me has them for the non-LadySmith 3913, the 6904/06, the 457, and J-frames.
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I bought the UNS Undercover Special from Ken......Perfection for the 3913....Sorry I'm late... Zebulon
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