Since Receiving my CZ-82, I have been looking for a "Mexican Carry" belt slot hammer block retainer strap & snap CWP holster like the one that I usually pack my Systema 27 .45 in.
It's the most comfortable discrete carry holster that I've ever worn, and I sometimes almost forget that "Ol' Slabsides" is riding back there on my right hip, muzzle tucked down into my hip pocket.
Alas; the Mexican leather company that made my .45 holster went out of business years ago, and no one seems to make exactly what I had in mind - although one of the holsters offered on the CZ website comes really close by the looks of it.
Was going to see what I could discover at a gun show last week, but family matters took priority so I missed it. So while on the way back from a shopping mission in Augusta (ME) yesterday I stopped in to a local Fire / Police Supply and Gun Shop which is out that way to see what might be found.
Before long I came upon the cardboard box full of second hand police trade or turn-in holsters; lots of patent leather (no thanks!) and wheel gun holsters, but there was a fair representation of auto pistol holsters mixed in, so I cleared my CZ-82 (which, since my .45 started failing to chamber my carry rounds fairly frequently, I'm using as my CWP piece until I can get a new mainspring and perhaps barrel with slightly looser chamber for the .45) and dug right in.
After trying on a plethora of sorta almost not quite gee maybe holsters, at length I came up with one that not only fit my little '82 like it was made for it (actually, by the way the leather was moulded for a square front trigger guard, it might have been for a CZ-83) but it was exactly the style that I have been looking for! Even better; it has an extra belt slot for cross-draw configuration.
In case you might want to try to look up where you might get one like it, the Model number stamped into the lower inside of the holster is:
930 / 72
To enhance my rejoicing over this find even more, the box was marked with magic - marker: "Bargain Holsters; $5 each.".
The leather was a little dry, but a liberal application of my home-brewed nasty smelling leather dope soon cured that, and darkened the brown holster to a nearly black sheen.
As well as the original military holster with it's spare magazine and cleaning rod fit into my fanny pack, I will probably start packing high strongside like I do with the .45.
I am quite confident that this new / used "Strong" Holster will be every bit as comfortable and secure as my old Mexican .45 rig.
Bottom / Lower end of holster with muzzle showing through open end and curvature of leather "pancake" design:
Kinda sinister lookin, ain't it?