Being new to firearms, I was looking for a holster. After a long search on the net looking over many holsters from a bunch of different manufacturers, as well as searching and posting to message boards to get other peoples opinion, I finally decided on a holster. As I became more involved in gun related message boards, I noticed a recurring question: "What holster should I get". Being one that hates answering the same question over and over, and remembering my holster selection journey, I thought there has got to be a better way. The idea for RigRate was born.
The plan was to have one site that would have a database of holsters from ALL manufactures. Having all that information without being able to manage it would be useless so the key to the site would be a parametric search allowing a user to search for a holster based on specific criteria that he or she selected. In addition, I wanted to provide a medium where end users of these products could share their thoughts and feelings with others in the gun community without having to wade through countless message board posts.
Little did I know what a task this would be. It took me about a month to get RigRate up and running. The whole RigRate site was written from scratch and is maintained by me. We have obtained permission from the manufactures of all listed products and we are currently adding new products almost daily.
I am not affiliated with any firearm related company. While I reserve the right to edit out inappropriate content submitted by users, I do not edit or influence anything you read on this site, other than the ratings and reviews that I happen to write based on my experience with a product. I will not accept holsters from any company for the sole purpose of writing a review. I currently have written one review (Comp-Tac CTAC) and that is because that is the holster I've used every day for the past 11 months. The goal of the site is to provide unbiased information to the gun community to help them select a holster. I do not plan to do anything that would jeopardize the integrity of the information presented.
So far, I have done all this on my time and dime. Eventually we will be offering advertising space to distributors of the products. When a user views a product that one of our sponsors sells, they will simply see a "Buy this holster here" link. I don't feel that this advertising model would adversely bias any of the information, ratings, or reviews presented.
I hope that the gun community finds this site useful.
If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions about the site, feel free to contact me.