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What kind of holster do you use?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Blais03, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    Key-Rei

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    I have a Galco King Tuck for an XD that I drilled out the rivets for and I made myself a couple of kydex shells for various pistols with various attachments. I also drilled more holes for more kant adjustments. It is an inside waistband that I wear at about the 4 o'clock. I would like to try a holster like the alien breed (highly recommend in many places but I have no experience) that has the neoprene paddle vs leather.

    If you do get a leather holster, oil and condition it to keep it flexable and comfortable. Also helps keep the sweat down.

    Anyone have any experince with Tucker Gun Leather? I've been looking at their "The Answer" for a while. It's pretty much what I've made for myself already but more refined. I've called them and they're willing tk make me one that will fit my compact with my C5L on it.

    Personally after trying many different IWB holsters I have found that the belt you wear makes just as much difference as the holster. My "gun belt" is a 1/4 thick solid one piece top grain cow leather belt with heavy duty solid brass buckle. I oil and condition about once a year, or anytime it gets soaked, (crap day on the motorcyle, swiming, unexpected monsoon) and it is the most comfortable damn thing I have ever worn. I have worn it daily for... 8 years or more now? (Time flies...)

    Bought it at the redwing boot store before they went to shit.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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    Key-Rei

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    Got pics?
     
  3. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    1. Yes
    2. No, thats a shadow from the edge of the belt loop.
    And
    3. Yes
     
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  4. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    Galco king tuck for my 30s, it's IWB and can tuck your shirt in with it. Crossbred is really good to basically a step up from the Galco but as others have said there's like a million and 3 holster Co out there definitely try a few
     
  5. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    scottalot

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    Yessir - works great - love that holster :)
     
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  6. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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    I have a N82 professional that is the most comfortable holster I have ever worn. Only thing I don't like about it is that it has a twist-to-release retention on it. I personally don't see the need for retention on an IWB holster that is worn concealed.

    I have tried a buddy's Alien Gear cloak tuck 3, and that will be my next holster. Very comfy backing material, lifetime warranty, and if you decide to switch to a different gun, they will let you trade in and get a new outer shell for the new gun at no charge.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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    i only carry appendix so its all geared for best in the class for me personally; i have g-code for all my glocks, f3 for the lcp. also lions defense is good since you can adjust the degree on your holster, really good for appendix. also have RDR, they make custom, just tell them what you want and they will make it.
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    I started out with a vedder light tuck. It helped me figure out what I wanted in a holster. Great holster, but I finally figured I wanted something geared just for appendix carry. I now use gcode, philster, And tier one concealed.

    I've found that Jm custom kydex makes the best holster so far for me. It makes a 2 pound sig feel like a small shield.


    The 2 clip alien gear style holster is a pain in the ass to put on.

    Spend good money on a belt and a holster. You'll see it's worth it.

    For the shield , since it's a smaller gun, you can't go wrong with a single clip holster and a nice leather belt.

    Vedder also has a great edc belt. It's stiff, but it's easy to adjust for comfort.

    Hopefully this helps.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    Ostrichsak

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    Nothing personal man but if I made that myself and it was my first attempt I'd throw it away and start over. I wouldn't even want to give that to someone let alone charge for it. Kydex is an art form that takes time to perfect.

    That being said, I've got a dozen or so examples of quality kydex craftsmanship from www.ColoradoHolster.com

    The owner is a gun guy, in LE (sheriff deputy) has a Tacoma & makes some super bad ass holsters. His turn around time is second to none. He's an all around good guy too and as such I may be biased since he's a friend but I would be saying the same things about his holsters even if I had no idea who he was. He's also a member here although not super active as his multiple jobs keep him pretty busy.

    @snichols28
     
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    Like i understand this disapproval but can u be more specific, like the above post. If i know where to correct i can make improvements, but "just throw it away and start over" doesnt help much
     
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    Don't worry brother, he's always like that, has to chime in and give his opinion on everything "guns". Just scan through some of his other posts. I love how people act like someone is holding a gun to their head ( no pun intended ) to buy someone's product. You do fine work man, according to those who actually have your product, and not basing their opinions off of Internet pictures. But hey, that's humanity nowadays. Keep up the good work
     
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    If you're looking for something in the waistband that is simple, safe, discreet, inexpensive, and just works. Check out sticky holsters.

    https://stickyholsters.com/

    Don't be quick to judge, once you try one you might find yourself impressed. I've been using mine for almost three years now, carrying whenever I leave the house.
     
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    I don't feel the need to get out MS Paint to point out what has already been pointed out. So... Ditto.

    In addition: mismatched fasteners, lack of fiber washers, the belt loops don't align, sharp & unfinished edges throughout, tall loops will stand out further from waist, etc.
     
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    Ostrichsak

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    Yeah, I have a history of not sugar coating things and speaking my mind which rubs some millennials the wrong way. Heck 'em. It looks like shit. Period. Might be the best retention and greatest fitting kydex holster of all time but if it looks like crap then people are going to judge. If you want a finished product people will want to buy you need to focus on EVERY aspect to include the fit & finish.
     
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    Megiddo Tactical Group. This is an early beta test run of their AIWB with black multicam for G23 with Inforce APL. It gets carried regularly but not every day like it used to but it's seen a lot of sweat and such. I have the matching mag pouch and had an OWB too but gave it to a buddy bc I never used it. There's really nothing special about it other than quality workmanship but it rides just right for me and is very comfortable all day which is a big part of what's important in a holster
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    Is the pattern actually in the (kydex?) Material? It almost looks like bonded cotton cammo cloth, which might actually be a good thing, would certanly slide on the undies and skin better but also might hold sweat.
     
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    It's cloth of some sort glued to the kydex...only way I'll use a kydex holster
     
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    Fav is a bianchi owb carry lok. Comfy, durable, rides tight. Will buy another when it wears down.

    Much like @JimBeam mentio , ive spent hundreds on holsters just to turn around and sell, give em away or toss em. Itll take a while to find the right one for you.
     
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