"The difference in holsters is something everyone reads about but, in my opinion, simply must experience..... Until a person actually totes a firearm around in a cheap holster then tries a quality holster that person won’t fully get it. I didn’t."
I agree wholeheartedly with that statement. I went from carrying IWB in a Sleeping Dog holster from JBP to using kydex / leather holsters from Comp-Tac. The difference is night and day. Universal holsters that are not specific to your particular firearm are inexpensive, but a holster just isn't something you skimp on. Choosing a carry rig is as personal a decision as choosing a pistol, so what works for me might be something you couldn't stand to have on for even a few minutes.
Now, the cheaper holsters do have their uses and can work just fine for smaller guns. Breda carries her Bersa .380 in a JBP universal IWB holster and when I carry my .22 Firestorm I'm essentially doing the same thing she is. Still, I prefer gun specific holsters and would probably get something nicer if not for the fact that I rarely carry the .22.
That reminds me that I need to do another holster review. I bought a Comp-Tac Spartan and have been using it to tote around the Hunk-O-Steel seen here.