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CCW Holster

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bulls I, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Bulls I

    Bulls I New Member

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    I'm wondering what everyone prefers for a CCW holster? I have an Uncle Bob's nylon belt holster for my USP .40 but it doesn't seem to be easily concealed. I'll either carry the USP (until I can get a USP compact) or a Colt .38 spl (I don't remember off hand the model but it's a small Detective special perhaps???). I'm just looking for opinions before I buy one. Thanks.
  2. Lowrider

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    It sure depends on how you want to carry. I don't like IWB holsters and belt holsters, although I have a bunch of them, are a pain in the ass when you're in and out of the car. I really prefer paddle holsters or the easy on - easy off type with the snap loops that attach around the belt.

    Galco makes good holsters, so does Milt Sparks, Don Hume, Alessi, Fist, and many more. I recently bought a paddle holster for my new S&W 386PD (7-shot .357 mag.) from Tucker Gunleather. The holster is so nice I immediately ordered another for my Glock model 30.

    Good holsters aren't cheap but the good ones will last you a lifetime.
  3. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    I have a Don Hume leather IWB for my Glock 30 and Glock17. Seems to hold them tight and conceal about as good as anything I have tried.

    I tried a pager pal, but do not like keeping a loaded gun next door to Mr. Johnson. I'm afraid I may go around half-cocked...
    (Sorry, I could not help myself) Also found it to be awkard to draw from.

    Good Luck.
  4. Country101

    Country101 Active Member

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    What's an IWB holster and a paddle holster? I'm suer I've seen them, but I dont know the names.

    Personally, I like Shoulder holsters. If you wear a jacket or something they'd be good. If you're not planning on a jacket, they're no good though.

    Country101
  5. Lowrider

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  6. armedandsafe

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    I have always preferred IWB, and build my own. Since I always wear a vest (custom built ones FirstInLine designed) they work quite well.

    Pops
  7. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    I use the same nylon holsters that you use by Uncle and they are great. I use them for all my pistols.
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  9. IShootBack

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    Shoulder holsters are fine for cops or armed security. But they do not conceal very well. They print fairly easy to the a semi-trained eye. Also, it'd be difficult to draw withoout being obvious.

    With a IWB, you look like you are getting your wallet out (for the guy mugging you) then suprise. So how much longer do you plan on robbing people?

    ISB
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2004
  10. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    I use a shoulder rig for hunting with my SW629. It's too heavy for a waist belt holster.

    So, that being said, the weight of your handgun is a serious consideration when selecting a holster.

    IMHO
    ISB :cool:
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