Training with Chris Costa
Early in 2012, I had a chance to take my second class from Chris Costa. This was his 3-day Handgun Employement class outside of Boise Idaho. The class was a great chance for me to try out our gear in some pretty harsh conditions. For my primary pistol, I brought a Benny Hill built 2011 (double-stack 1911) in 38 super. For holsters, I brought lots of Werkz gear, including a custom OWB holster and two double mag pouches. Given the large capacity of the pistol, and the fact that I had two double mag pouches, this meant that I had around 90 rounds on me when fully loaded.
The class was lots of fun, even through the rain and mud. My pistol performed admirable, with only a couple malfunctions -- a mag follower jammed due to the mud in it, and I had a failure to fully insert a magazine. Given some of the other failures I saw on the line, I felt this was pretty good for a competition built pistol. Our holsters performed flawlessly. They withstood being stuck in the mud, being fallen on during the drills, and having dirty equipment jammed into them. I was even able to provide a few holsters to folks in the group for their pistols.
Chris loaned some of his equipment out to others during the class. As a result we had the opportunity to provide him with a STI framed 45 and Werkz holsters. Unfortunately, this pistol shot high due to needing a lower rear sight, and one of the magazines failed. However, the holsters we provided worked great. Thanks Chris for a great class and for letting us post pictures of you using our equipment!