What attributes add up to make a cool holster?


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10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 12:29 AM
Well, my poll re: kydex holsters is closed. I'm moving on now to "what attributes should I look for in a cool holster?" If the gun makes a difference, this will be for my USP 9 & 45.

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Skunkabilly
February 10, 2003, 12:33 AM
Open (range) carry: Slick draw, comfort. Looks good a bonus.

Conceal carry: Concealable, secure, comfort.

USP9 and 45 I assume you won't be CCW'ing these, and everyone on HKPRO seems to recommend the Blade-Techs.

Not sure if you still want the CF ones though. They looked kinda funny.

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 11:53 AM
Yeah, unfortunately, the CF holsters I've seen do look "funny" Kinda like some of my son's old arts & crafts projects :p I'm gonna check out a few leather holsters before I start investing again.

El Tejon
February 10, 2003, 12:51 PM
Oh, no, the "Iwannacoolgun" virus has mutated. Get Atlanta on the phone, now!:D

For coolness and tacticality, hue is the most important feature. Black is key.:D

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 01:05 PM
At least the CDC can treat Ibola :banghead: the "Iwannacoolgun" virus is as bad as "Iwannacoolknife" & "Iwannacoolholster" strains of the disease :banghead: :neener:

Smoke
February 10, 2003, 03:30 PM
I gotta cool gun. I gotta cool holster.

At least that's what I think and I don't care what youthink.

Don't worry about what's cool or looks good. Get what works for YOU

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 03:41 PM
Absolutely smoke, I'm not overlooking function for looks. It's gotta work & work well plus be of better than average quality because I don't want to have a box full o leather when I'm done w/ this quest ;)

Smoke
February 10, 2003, 06:03 PM
Ok 10ring.

Several thing to consider:

Get on Ebay and buy used holsters to figure out what you do/don't like. You can always resell them.

Borrow friends holsters if they have them that fit your gun.

Try inexpensive holsters (uncle Mikes, Bianchi, G&G, Galco)
When you are fairly confident of what you like, go to a caompetent saddlemaker and have him do a custom job for you. Now that is "Cool" (to me anyway)

I have a box full of leather but I like having a box full of leather. I really only use two holsters. But I have options should I decide I want to do something else.

Thats, my $.02

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the advice smoke!

Skunkabilly
February 10, 2003, 09:56 PM
10-ring if you want to try a Sparks gimme a holler. I have my sharky USP45C rig, but according to someone it may fit your 9C.

dav
February 12, 2003, 05:07 PM
Smoke,
Good answer. I must be prescient, I followed your advice several months ago.
Started buying the holsters on eBay even before I got the .45 (long waiting period here in PRK).
I have 5 or 6 now, but only one that I like. And yes, I'll just go back on eBay as a seller and get rid of the others (maybe).
Having a bunch of holsters that don't fit THIS gun right might just give me the excuse to buy the guns that WILL fit right! :p

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