Howdy All For those of you who are interested in Mark Craig's Crossbreed IWB holster, here's a little tip for ya. When you order, its probably best to do so by phone. He's very friendly and a live one-on-one chat will help to firm up exactly what you are wanting from your custom holster and which model is best for you. Make sure that he knows its for an M-A1 and not an M. The turnaround time was 3 weeks, which is precisely the time it took to arrive at my door. In fact, it would have been there a bit sooner, but I asked him to postpone it for a few days because I was called away and couldn't be there to receive it. The quality was good and the end product is very light and comfortable. There was but one problem and it involved the M-A1 Picatinny rail slot near the muzzle...it was catching the Kydex on the draw and would have been disasterous if I had needed to draw my M357A-1 in a pinch. I just cut the forward portion of the rail off and filed it smooth. (I actually like it much better now and won't miss a minute of sleep over the new profile. <shrug>) The M Series would have no issue since it lacks the slot. Here's a pic showing the area of concern. Below is a pic of my new M-A1 right side profile with the forward portion of the Picatinny rail having been excised, filed and polished. I'll never be able to mount a flashlight or laser sight conventionally speaking, but oh well...such is life After seeing the results, I considered cutting even more off, but the serial # would be part of the removal and I'm really not wanting to get into that part of firearm registration policy.<shrug> Here is my new IWB Crossbreed rig minus Mark's fine craftsmanship. Its not a good representation of his finished product to your door. In my excitement, I failed to take any pics before I started hacking away. It was very nicely hand crafted and the pistol fit like a glove. I've never been one to simply settle for custom without having a hand in what is custom for me, particularly when my life may depend upon improvisation and unencumbered reaction time. I've reangled the Kydex pieces to optimize the ergonomics and imprint for my body and recut the leather backing to help with my draw. Also, I had to remove the rivets he uses and these aren't near the quality that Mark uses in his holster making. All things being what they are, I'm quite pleased with the end result. A special thanx to Mark Craig of Crossbreed for his help in this project and for a good product, exceptional service and all for a very fair price. I encourage you to visit Mark's website and view what he has to offer at: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/ If ya talk to Mark, please tell him Wulf says howdy and thanks again. Thanx people.