Nimble, as a leather maker I believe you may be missing a point. Handgun rigs are similar to buying an out of the box 1894 Winchester to compete in SASS. Or a Henry. They work...……...to a point.
When I get a new customer that is new to SASS, I have to restrain my comments because I am from the gamer family. I feel I have enough experience to know what is needed to be really competitive in SASS. But then, price does dictate purchases regardless of the benefits, or lack thereof, of the rig. Because of that trait, I would never recommend some rigs for SASS competition. And I forget that some SASS members really like slim jim holsters :) Some pay exorbitant amounts to gain authenticity and forgo access and speed.
There have been a few times I have come to my senses realizing that the person is not competitive and I should keep some comments to myself.