Getting used to CC with holster..advice

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Corvette95, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    Chicago definitely. Harlem and Hunt's Point are in New York City. Little West 12th st is no party either! :)
     
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    Yup.
     
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    I was escorted into Harlem by armed guard, unloaded then escorted out.
     
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    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    Here in San Antonio, in 2017 the FBI placed us as the #3 city with the most crimes committed in the nation with San Francisco being #1 and Seattle #2. Just goes to show how much I did not know. But I do avoid areas that I do not have any business being in and when I travel to St Louis to visit my father in law I avoid the areas he recommends.
     
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  5. ral357

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    Amazing, I lived in Seattle 76 through 82. There were few areas that felt unsafe day or night. Amazing what a few decades of liberal wako control can do to a city.
     
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    Holsters are like cheap shoes. You buy something you think you can get by with & wear it at home for a week or two. If it gets in your way or snags on everything take it back. Only when you find one that fits you & your movements then take it to the range and train with it. You may find it doesn't meet your needs in training take it back & start again.
     
  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    I've carried so long that I think nothing of it anymore. I've gone from a " box full of holsters"
    like most to only a couple. One range holster for my 1911's and one for concealed carry.

    After getting a good pistol belt, https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Belt-34-Length-15-Width-Black-Leather/productinfo/B34BL15/
    find a good holster. I went the IWB holster route for several years until it wasn't comfortable anymore. Then went to this pancake style holster. https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Lo-Pro...d-15-Belt-Black-Leather/productinfo/LP2BLR15/ .
    This is the best holster/belt combo I have ever owned. Even comfortable when driving.

    My range holster is a Galco GS212 made for Gunsite and long out of production.
    These demand a premium when you can find them but worth the cost.
    None of this is cheap but if you want the best and not end up with a "box full of holsters", then here it is.
     
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  8. Don Fischer

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    That Wilson combat is a nice looking holster! Only problem for me is I'm awful used to a thumb break! Good bad or indifferent I'm used to them! I never even realize it's there, pistol just come's out!
     
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    Although I never use a thumb break, the Wilson Lo-Pro is also available with Thumb brake.
     
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    Been to Harlem in the middle of the night more times than I can count. Hunts Point market is now fenced with security, not to bad like it was years ago. It used to be a high crime area.
     
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  11. Corvette95

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    Thanks for all the replies, I want a outside, belt style, rigid holder, I think I want a snap over strap- scared of it falling out, or is a quality magnet been proven more than enough to keep pistol from falling when moving round active (scuffle type incident). I did buy a holster but ended up not liking it so I am not using it so still looking.
     
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    I had one of those behind the back holsters, NOT, try driving with that big lump behind you.
     
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    You asked for advice, then didn't take it.
    You have a start on your "Box of Holsters".
    Good luck. In a few years and many holsters,
    you will find the one you want. Good luck. :D
     
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    Chose an M1911A1 over revolvers as my carry gun back in '66, and experimented with various holster makes and models before settling on the DeSantis high ride thumb break scabbard. It's a very comfortable, secure and sturdy holster - used it eight to ten hours a day before retiring in '93 and still have it.
     
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  15. Bottom Gun

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    You can go broke buying holsters trying to find the right one. I’ve had a number of different brands and have decided the Kramer holsters work best for me. They are the most comfortable and the horsehide version is extremely durable.

    https://www.kramerleather.com/collections/scabbard-pancake-gun-holsters

    They aren’t cheap but it will probably be the last holster you buy.
    They make thumb break versions as well but I prefer the scabbard type.
     
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