CC Holsters

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ntech, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. ntech

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    I am in the process of purchasing my first CC holster for my new Glock 22. I have no clue what is going to be the best choice. Is there any links, or online stores you can steer me towards to help narrow down my choices? I am thinking of possibly a inner waist holster on the side, small of back, or vest type. Any ideas? Links?
     

  2. ntech

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    Wow, I am impressed. I assume they have good OWB holsters too? I am assuming you have the IWB? Is the material comfortable to wear as opposed to the cheaper softer holsters? How long have you had this one?
     
  3. ntech

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    What is a paddle holster? Locking paddle holster?
     
  4. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

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    just in case the only link doesn't work well for you...

    http://www.kdholsters.com
    Concealed Weapons Holsters - K&D Holsters

    http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/
    CrossBreed Holsters, Innovative holsters for concealed carry-1911-Glock-HK-Sig-Taurus-Kimber-Springfield-Colt-XD

    http://www.andrewsleather.com/
    Andrews Custom Leather

    http://www.haugenhandgunleather.com/

    http://www.highnoonholster.com
    High Noon Holster

    http://www.kramerleather.com/
    Kramer Handgun Leather - Revolver holsters, concealment holsters, paddle holster, 1911 holster, ankle holster

    http://www.tuckergunleather.com/
    Tucker Gunleather

    http://www.ubgholsters.com/index.html
    Ugly Bald Guy Holsters

    http://www.mernickleholsters.com/

    https://www.rossleather.com/cart/index.cfm
    Ross Leather - Gun Holsters - Leather Holsters - Concealed Weapon Holsters

    http://southernholsters.ecrater.com/
    Southern Holsters, LLC Custom Leather Holsters (a member of GPO too!)

    http://garritysgunleather.com/
    Garrity's Gunleather - Exquisite Hand-Crafted Holsters

    http://www.frontlineholsters.com/frontline/
    Frontline Holsters

    and of course the mass produced types like

    www.usgalco.com

    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/

    and don't forget the ever important belt

    http://www.thebeltman.net/

    That should get you started.
     
  5. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I ordered a Memphis IWB holster from Southern Holsters (link) for my Walther PPKS and have also bought a gun belt from him. A good gun belt is essential for carrying a holstered gun. I am VERY happy with the holster and belt that Tom sold me. I'm getting ready to order another holster from him. I'm going to get a Savannah OWB holster with thumb break and shark skin trim from him, for my S&W M&P-9.
     
  6. legacy38

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    Kevin at K&D will give you great service. I was very pleased in my dealings with him.

    I have a McDaniel II IWB holster from Andrews Leather that I like very much. He comes to the big show in Gwinnett County; so, you could go see him directly. He is very helpful.

    I have an IWB from http://raftersgunleather.com/ that I like very much as well.
     
  7. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

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    I just ordered a holster from K&D...I'll let you know when it shows up in September.
     
  8. Rammstein

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    Mr. Mzmtg speaks the truth.

    As for the material...I've slept with it on my hip many times and never had a problem with it.

    The paddle is where you slip it into your pants and it is ideal for if you would have to don and doff the holster many times during the day. The locking paddle is the same with an added level of retention (makes it harder to just yank it out).
     
  9. ntech

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  10. ber950

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    For a Glock 22 I would look at belts first unless you are going with a paddle holster.

    http://store.thewilderness.com/index.php?cPath=43&osCsid=1e3f13be91cb50a4d932aefb83de4124

    A good belt really helps if you carry a service sized weapon in a belt holster. Think of this as a ground up approach.

    It can be difficult to find a holster that is just right for you. Everyone is a little different. If you choose to carry a full size weapon like a 1911, Glock 17, 22 , Smith M&P, or K or N size revolvers the choices get even harder.
    I am not trying to discourage you, or tell you it can't be done, but just let you know its a commitment.
    A full size gun with a spare mag is going to weigh 3-5 lbs. Nothing is going to make it truly comfortable, but it can be very comforting.

    The next step would be to match the holster to the belt. The closer in size the slots on the holster are to the width of the belt the less the holster will shift around on the belt. That is why the custom holster maker want to know how wide your belt is while the mass market companies just make the slots 1 3/4" wide or larger (one size fits all).

    Hope some of this helps
    :wave:
     
  11. Rammstein

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    Like ber950 said, a good belt will make all the difference. But, I say go for the "C" clips. They pull the holster closer into the body and conceal the pistol just slightly better than the others.
     
  12. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I second the C clips and would recommend a 1.5" belt. If you have time, i'd also take a look at the Infidel holster: http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product ... ucts_id=68
    which has gotten great reviews from people that didn't like the CTAC and those that preferred it to the CTAC. If you own Glocks in multiple sizes, you may also want to look into the Slide versions of the two holsters.
     
  13. ntech

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    Are the comp tac holsters and the infidel holster considered paddle holsters? Are they good for putting on and taking off throughout the day? My waist size is about 40, should I get the 42 or 44 inch belt?
     
  14. ber950

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    Here is the trick to measure belt size for an inside the waistband holster.

    1. Unload your gun
    2. Stick gun in waistband.
    3. Tighten current belt to comfortable. Mark hole used
    4. Measure belt as normal. Inside edge of outer part of buckle to hole and round up to nearest inch.

    Using an IWB the weapon will add appox. 1-2 inches to belt length. It will also require a larger waistband in your pants.
     
  15. tace

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    I have several different holsters but for CCW, I went cheap and got an Uncle Mikes IWB holster. With this holster I can wear it comfortably without needing new pants or larger belts. The only downside to me so far is that I can't reholster one handed, which is not so big a deal.

    You can get a cheap mass production holster like Uncle Mikes and it will help you get familiar with what YOU like or dislike about holsters. Oh, and they are available at most gun stores for a fraction of those like Comptac, etc.
     
  16. ntech

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    You guys are great. Thanks for all the help. I am going to go with the infidel holster and take it from there.
     
  17. ber950

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    Your welcome.
    Ahh that one. Good choice. When I was younger and thinner I liked IWB's. I will admit they are the best way to really conceal a full size pistol.
     
  18. ptsmith24

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    I've got the Infidel. Did you get the belt loops, clips or what? I've got black leather belt loops. Works just fine for me.