Well, several people kicked my muse in the rear this week but I don't have time to properly post on them. It will take a great deal of thought to give the discussion the time it deserves. That, plus my limited skill in this medium only adds to the discomfort. Lets start here:
So I modified the M&P with a Lightguard. No holster after that. In one day I had this:
Cost? Cleaning a shotgun. For my friend that does this I am thankful. So does getting a holster made of plastic in one day make it better than several weeks in the queue for a custom made leather one at significantly greater cost? For now the answer is: "it depends". Does my friends skill with plastic rival those with skill in leather? I don't know. I don't make holsters. I can't at this time discount either. Having a holster for my carry gun almost immediately is a big deal though.
I love leather holsters on old school stuff.
So as I continue this journey and reevaluate my relationships with Firearms in holsters I carry, the short answer right now is I don't know.
Gotta go, road trip tomorrow! Shoot stuff!