Do you have holsters for all your guns?


July 28, 2007, 02:34 AM
This is mainly aimed at non-CCW holders, but others are welcome to chime in. I just figure non-CCW holders have less need to purchase holsters.

Do you have a holster for your house gun? What about all the other handguns in your possesion? After how many handgun-holster combos do you think is enough? (let's say you have 20 guns, then you would probably only need 7-10 holsters for 12 guns)

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Nomad, 2nd
July 28, 2007, 03:02 AM
I have holsters for most of my guns.

However, some are covered under 'universal holsters' like Yaki slides.

And then I have a couple 'Non carry guns' like a 1917 that I just have 'for the collection' and such.
-No holster for it... I think, I'd have to check my 'holster box'.

I have SEVERAL holster types for the pistols I actually CCW...

This Question is too general as some people have 12 1911's, and others have one example of each type of pistol, others have 50+ pistols...

So I'll address the 1911's:
Yaki slide
Drop leg
I have an old Shoulder holster... one of the chepo uncle mikes... Havn't used it in 9-10 years. I don't like shoulder rigs.

-Not necessarely just one of each type ether.

July 28, 2007, 03:32 AM
Yes. This has more to do with my limited selection than anything else.

The Lone Haranguer
July 28, 2007, 10:58 AM
I only have holsters for CCW guns, myself.

July 28, 2007, 11:06 AM
Holsters for all of my guns ... but I'm short on cases.

July 28, 2007, 11:12 AM
I only have holsters for the ones I carry....

July 28, 2007, 11:18 AM
the only holsters I own are leather speed rigs for my 1911 and Vaquero. Being a fine upstanding MD resident I am not extended the noble privelage of a CHL, so competition, collecting and a gun-safe filler are about all I can use holsters for. Now most of my long guns have slings, I don't carry them with the slings, but most are mil-surps, so the original slings are there, and a sling can be used to aid hold at the range, but draw from holsters during "practice" is not allowed at any of the 4 local ranges I use.

July 28, 2007, 12:01 PM
Pretty much . . . have them for everything I carry & several to fit the 1911 frame. I am running out of drawer space to keep them in, however . . .

July 28, 2007, 12:12 PM
I have several holsters for my carry gun - which fit its understudies and a couple of game or range holsters as well. A couple of field holsters for a magnum revolver.

On the other hand I have a S&W model 31 I'd consider a pocket pistol for the field - plinking and waiting for the next Blacktail Jack boom (long wait) - and such that don't have holsters. Though I'd buy the right holster if I ran across it cheap.

Then too a nice Pachmayr box and a range bag fill the need for something to carry a pistol in.

More holsters than pistols make sense to me because I try to keep a couple of different colors for daily carry and alternate them.

July 28, 2007, 09:27 PM
No. I have a Milt Sparks leather holster for my CCW piece and kydex beltslides for my G17 and XD9. The rest of my guns are just range shooters and get hauled around in a handgun case.

July 28, 2007, 09:46 PM
In addition to the holsters that are used I have an HP Printer box full of all kinds of extras. Many holsters that look like they are going to work don't, so I toss them in the box and then try something else.

July 28, 2007, 10:47 PM
I have more holsters than I have handguns,but it's basically what Sistema said,I have a box full,and if I had the time to check it out,I bet I have holsters that won't fit anything I have,but I thought they'd be awesome when I bought them...:rolleyes:

July 28, 2007, 11:41 PM
I have holsters for most everything I own and a couple I don't.

tasco 74
July 28, 2007, 11:55 PM
i bought a biachi ranger belt and holster set for my model 27 right after i bought it........ the wifes colt snubbie still lives in the holster her dad carried it in when he was a cop here in town...........

July 29, 2007, 12:12 AM
Yes they all have at least one dedicated holster and some have several depending on the intended carry method and use.

July 29, 2007, 01:45 AM
I have at least one holster for all of my guns.

July 29, 2007, 01:47 AM
I have crummy holsters for most of my guns. I need to fix/upgrade this.

July 29, 2007, 02:11 AM
No as there is no reason for having a holster for a house gun, or a target gun as I will Never carry either.

July 29, 2007, 02:11 AM
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July 29, 2007, 03:26 AM
yes. I only have one pistol right now, however everyone i get will have a holster. I hope to ccw where legal soon and also, when i am in illinois and we are shooting, we cover lots of ground and i like to not have my hands full, or leave my gun at the truck.

but shotguns look funny in holsters, so i guess my answer is really no. :)

July 29, 2007, 05:08 AM
Got holsters for what I carry/plan to carry. Got some cheapies uncle mike's kydex stuff for what I don't carry often (P226 DAK and Kimber). Got good leather, kydex and even custom work for what I do carry often (P7M8 and G34). I have several holsters that don't get worn to often for my carry guns, but I do occasionally usem them for special needs. Galco Cop slide for when I need a thumbsnap for court or what not off duty, Don Hume OWB avenger style holster for when I'm carrying under a suit jacket. Hofner IWB for when I want a full size pistol with minimum printing. Comptac CTAC for the P7 when I really want to go under cover with the shirt tucked even.


lee n. field
July 29, 2007, 08:56 AM
Everything I own I have a holster for. A holster is one of the first things I acquire. For most it's just an Uncle Mike's Sidekick utility grade holster. Not much point in getting anything better here in the People's State.

July 29, 2007, 06:22 PM
Only for ones I carry. I always seem to need one or two more than I have though.

July 29, 2007, 07:59 PM
The first thing I get after a pistol is a OWB holster, My 1911 has 4 holsters
My vaqero has 2 My MP s share 2 My beretta has one, the rest has one apeice

July 29, 2007, 11:06 PM
I don't have holsters for all my guns, because some of my guns are just range queens. The other thing is that I have yet to find a suitable gun belt that can fit around my fairly massive girth, so although I own a very nice Ross slide for my 1911, I never really use it. In a twisted way, I sort of appreciate this fact, because if I could, I have a feeling I would spend way more money than necessary on holsters...

Nomad, 2nd
July 29, 2007, 11:09 PM
No as there is no reason for having a holster for a house gun,

So what do you do if you need both hands?
How do you bring it from room to room with you?

IMHO your 'house gun' should be your carry/be close to your carry.

July 29, 2007, 11:16 PM
I only have holsters for my "working" guns.
Good holsters are too expensive to have for every gun.

July 30, 2007, 03:47 AM
I have holsters for some of my guns (4 of 8 I think.) Half of the holsters and guns I've bought in the last couple of years. I usually put 2 wide rubber bands around the grip and carry my gun at 4 o'clock stuck in my waistband. I used to carry that way a lot. Now I'm retired and don't carry much at all, but I've used a holster a couple of times in the last couple of years.

July 30, 2007, 06:40 AM
I probably have at least two or more holsters for each handgun that I own. My favorite being DeSantis for OWB and Comp-Tac's C.T.A.C. for IWB.

July 30, 2007, 02:14 PM

Where do you keep your house gun? If you keep it on you at altimes thats good, but if you set it down alot then I recomend the following, find a kindex style holster more than one and hard mount them statigicaly in the places you spend most of your time. Ive got one for my truck mounted near the bottom of the dash excelent for when i have to enter a bank or federal building and so on.

July 31, 2007, 11:45 AM
Yes I have holsters for all my guns. Some are OWB holsters and CCW's all have IWB holsters.


July 31, 2007, 12:12 PM
I've got a couple that share holsters (1911, Ballester Molina). I'm still waiting on pins and needles ( for a holster for my Blackhawk from El Paso Saddlery, but the only handgun that is holsterless and will probably remain so is my Luger P08. I just can't see ever needing to holster the Luger.

July 31, 2007, 02:15 PM
all but for the Mark II 22/45. It looks like I'll just have to go with Uncle Mike's or something similar.

July 31, 2007, 03:10 PM
I have holsters for every handgun. Some are cheap ones just because I don't plan on carrying those particular pistols. For the "working guns" I've got at least one nice holster, sometimes more that serve different purposes.

July 31, 2007, 09:06 PM
It took years, but I finally learned my lesson and dumped all my nylon and other cheap holsters and bought good leather. Some range holsters will work for a variety of guns, but for my two serious carry guns I have more than a half-dozen holsters for each. No single holster will meet all carry/occasion/weather/wardrobe needs.

July 31, 2007, 11:26 PM
My gun-to-holster ratio is about 10:1, (I may work on that some). I have holsters for the guns I carry, but most of mine are range shooters and I just don't see a need for holsters for them. Definitely no holster for the nightstand gun...................

August 1, 2007, 12:03 AM

August 1, 2007, 12:03 AM
A nylon ambi holster that was my first for my first XD. converts to IWB or OWB. thumb brk. never ever used anymore.

2 galco m7x holsters: 1 for untucked shirt concealed carry and the other for my backpack---wilderness camping :)

the springfield XD-BH that i mounted semi-permanently in my truck.

a galco skyops for tucked in shirt occasions. works very well. also note---the glock 22 fits that holster very well.

August 1, 2007, 02:03 AM
Yes... and no. The 1911 and Smith have holsters designed for 'em, and are carried in same. The Smith also happens to fit in the Webley holster I bought a year or so ago for the Webley I still haven't purchased. The CZ 70 has no holster specifically made for it, but it does fit decently in the 1911's holster, and comes close to fitting the Webley holster. Stays in the Smith's holster, but is very loose.

August 1, 2007, 03:19 PM
I now have holsters for all my guns. I didn't before I started to make them myself though.

August 1, 2007, 07:45 PM
No, my babies have to share.

August 1, 2007, 08:26 PM
I have holsters for all my guns but one. It's my home defense gun (a 4" S&W 625 revolver), but I don't see much need for a holster for it. I could shove it in a pocket if I needed to when answering the door, but I'd never carry it. I have several smaller guns for CCW.

I'll pick up a holster for it if I see a good deal float by, but it's just not a priority.

On the other hand, I have multiple holsters for the guns I CCW.

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