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Motorola radio holsters from Boston leather

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pyro424

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Anyone have any experience with these? I recently got one brand new for my Xpr 6550. Not all that impressed with the fit. For the price was expecting better. Anyone else have any of their cases?
 

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Are you sure what you got was a new one for the 6550 and not a 7550? The 6550 has been out of production for quite some time unless they have old stock left.
 

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Yep it says right on it for 6550. It’s 5706RC-1 firefighters radio holder.
 

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I know it's not the same but I recently got a Motorola swivel holster for my 6550 and I am not too thrilled about the fit either. It seems loose and it doesn't seem to fit the radio just right. Maybe it's the new leather stiffness or maybe it's just the weird design of the holster. It's possible that since the 6550 has a weird design the holster just doesn't sit right. Can you post a picture of it?
 

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I meant a picture of the radio in the holster. So I can see the kind of fit it has
 

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Given the keypad position, I would agree it is not for a 7550. That is a pretty poor fit.
 

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That holster with the 6550 in it almost reminds me of the "universal" radio holsters. The straps aren't secure on the radio and it looks like it could fly out at any minute.
 

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That holster with the 6550 in it almost reminds me of the "universal" radio holsters. The straps aren't secure on the radio and it looks like it could fly out at any minute.
well you can adjust the straps. And actually just tightened them (adjusted the knot)

but if u order a case from Motorola this is what u get!
 

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but if u order a case from Motorola this is what u get!
It's made by Boston Leather not Motorola. Generally speaking, I have been very happy with Motorola cases.
Are you using a slim battery or extended battery with the 6550? That might have something to do with the fit.
 

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I think it’s extended. But ya maybe with some break in time it will get better. I had a leather gun holster like that. Well I know it’s not made by Motorola but If u go to motorola website and order a case for 6550 this is what you get.
 
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