I need a cheap ($20-$30) holster for my CZ-40b (Sig P220/226 sized)


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Macchina
July 29, 2008, 09:44 PM
I know that $100 holsters are nice, but they're expensive. Please recommend a cheap IWB holster for the guns stated in the title. Here are two from CTD that looked nice:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/44151-33.html
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/73814-33.html
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd_images/lgprod/44151.jpg
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd_images/lgprod/73814.jpg

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RickW
July 29, 2008, 09:51 PM
I just picked up a Bare Assist from High Noon (http://highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/Bare_Asset/bare_asset.html). It is well made, quite thin and it is very comfortable. It is just a few $ more than your budget but imo it's worth every cent.

Macchina
July 29, 2008, 09:56 PM
It's $25! How does it conceal, is the 15 degree cant enough? Does it lock the gun in well?

coinshooter
July 29, 2008, 09:58 PM
Uncle mikes makes a nice holster for about $20 that has a spot for extra mag.

RickW
July 29, 2008, 09:59 PM
It conceals very well, the 15% cant seems to be a good position for me. I use it on a Kahr CW40 and it keeps the pistol in place very good.

DWARREN123
July 29, 2008, 10:03 PM
Don Hume leather IWB or OWB from
WWW.GUNNERSALLEY.COM
I have purchased a few items from them, inexpensive and good products.

Disaster
July 30, 2008, 08:03 AM
I've only heard good things about the first one, the Uncle Mikes, I recall my dad had one for years and it held up well. I just ordered several in several different sizes. Best holster for the price...and adaptable to different models...unlike kydex.

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 08:07 AM
the uncle mike's one is cheap and common as dirt at any gun store, so don't pay for shipping. visit your local shop.

that said, thumbreaks slow you down, and a soft IWB like uncle mike's will just end up hurting later in the day. i know, because i use and uncle mike's and can't wait to get my leather in. it makes a huge difference. but do yourself a favor, spend a little more ($40) and get a leather one. it'll be worth it in the long run, instead of buying cheap now and then a leather after the rash and bruise.

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 08:13 AM
oh and by the way, if you run into extra money, the 12 round mec-gar cz-75 40sw magazines from cdnninvestments.com can give you 12+1 instead of the factory 10+1... a must for a carry piece.

Macchina
July 30, 2008, 08:14 AM
yeah, I saw those mags after I ordered my gun from CDNN and an extra factory mag for $30!

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 08:18 AM
ouch! it seems like they're stabbing people for those magazines.

Disaster
July 30, 2008, 09:00 AM
the uncle mike's one is cheap and common as dirt at any gun store, so don't pay for shipping. visit your local shop.
that said, thumbreaks slow you down, and a soft IWB like uncle mike's will just end up hurting later in the day.

Local stores seem to want $15 to $20 dollars for Uncle Mikes so it was worth it to me to place an order...especially since I bought a few, which amortized the shipping. The nice thing about having a couple sizes of Uncle Mikes is you are set to carry any gun you might have or pick up that way...Leather is a little more limited and Kydex is very model specific.

The Uncle Mikes he was looking at didn't have a retention strap.

A fabric holster will be a little more comfortable than a Kydex one, unless the Kydex one comes with a leather sweat shield. I agree that leather is the most comfortable.

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 09:07 AM
the second holster has a retention strap, which is why i mentioned it.

i use the same uncle mike's with an XD-9sc and it's pretty uncomfortable compared to the leather one i tried from a store. yes, it's model specific, but that's why it ends up working better - better fit against hte body and better fit for retention. but if in his case he has a monday wednesday and friday gun and a tuesday thursday gun and a weekend gun, then i guess it'd work to have a universal holster lol.

Disaster
July 30, 2008, 09:12 AM
I just picked up a Bare Assist from High Noon . It is well made, quite thin and it is very comfortable. It is just a few $ more than your budget but imo it's worth every cent.

The Bare Assist doesn't come with a sweat shield unfortunately. A similarly inexpensive, leather holster I've read good reviews about is JMG's. He sells them with and without sweatshields and in several different models.

I'm going to order the tuckable model myself.

http://www.jmgholsters.com/iwb.htm

ZeSpectre
July 30, 2008, 09:15 AM
Cheap + IWB = PAIN (in my own experience).

Uncle Mikes "Super Belt Slide" Size 20 fits a CZ-75, CZ-52, and 1911 style guns. Not IWB but it is pretty comfortable.

Disaster
July 30, 2008, 09:17 AM
the second holster has a retention strap, which is why i mentioned it.

i use the same uncle mike's with an XD-9sc and it's pretty uncomfortable compared to the leather one i tried from a store. yes, it's model specific, but that's why it ends up working better - better fit against hte body and better fit for retention. but if in his case he has a monday wednesday and friday gun and a tuesday thursday gun and a weekend gun, then i guess it'd work to have a universal holster lol.

Woops...missed that...focused on first one and missed second one...probably because I discounted the one with retention strap right off the bat.

If he is like me, he has a hankering to occasionally carry a different gun...especially when you first buy it and shoot it. After the initial glow wears off I usually end up going back to my tried and true carry. The Uncle Mikes make a good mistress holster. :-)

Cheap + IWB = PAIN (in my own experience).

If you want to know pain get a mini Kydex IWB with no sweat shield. Sweat retention in a small package but just try to drive with that thing jabbing you in the back. :-$

NG VI
July 30, 2008, 09:39 AM
I have a question. If ordering a Comp-Tac MTAC or CTAC holster body for a CZ 40B, which model will fit it best? The Sig 220/226 non-rail is what I am thinking, so I am going to order an MTAC for my USP and order a spare body for the SIG 220 non-rail, see if it works for the 40B I will have next week.

Macchina
July 30, 2008, 09:50 AM
I really like this one from JMG:
http://www.jmgholsters.com/4seriesbrown.jpg
only problem is I don't know how well I will be able to conceal OWB with such a big gun.

Disaster
July 30, 2008, 09:56 AM
I'm not comfortable with an OWB, even with a compact gun like the M&Pc. It is considerably more limiting on dress. Need a large button down shirt buttoned at least part way (I've had the wind catch an unbuttoned one and expose me) or a jacket.

Also, the grip handle, the most telling problem, never stays as close to the body with an OWB as it does when tucked under my belt with an IWB. Heck, in my younger days I just used to tuck the gun under my belt, with no holster.

This second issue is probably a lot related to body physique. If you are heavier than me your mid section might stick out further and help disguise the gun. I'm no real skinny guy but I've never found an OWB that lays the gun against my waistline. Also, a 2" stiff gun belt would probably help, but I prefer something that lets me where my regular belts.

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 09:59 AM
the CZ-40b is an awesome gun. but for conceal, i just don't know. you can high ride it... but the gun is so light, when you load 12 rounds it gets very top heavy and would probably flop outwards. i can only see myself CCW'ing it in cold weather where i'd wear a sweater both indoors and out.

that JMG site looks like the ticket for my bersa 380 cc though...

NG VI
July 30, 2008, 10:10 AM
How about holsters made for the P-01? That seems like the ticket.

I also don't really like OWB much, the gun always feels like it is really out there, too far from my body, so almost no matter what clothes I wear around it, I have a big ole PISTOL!!!! profile sticking through my shirt.

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 10:11 AM
the 40b is bigger in circumference than the P-01. been there, tried that.

in general, OWB = fail unless you're OCing IMO. when you're IWBing, your belt hugs it in close and helps it dissapear under your shirt.

NG VI
July 30, 2008, 10:17 AM
So the P-01 will not work, blast. How about the SIG 220 holsters? If the P-01 is a little smaller than the 40B, would the 220 fit it on the money?

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 11:03 AM
it's never guaranteed. if you go to czshooters or czforums, you'll see the wide array of holsters i've tried. for paddle, i use a ruger 97. i tried a ruger 97 leather OWB, it didn't fit. I tried a sig 220 OWB, it didn't fit. i tried a sig comp holster, it works good. i tried an XD belt holster, it works great. i tried an XD IWB holster, it didn't work.

bottom line is, unless it specifically says 40b, you're rolling the dice. luckily i have a credit card and a generous bass pro shops. this one girl at the return counter knows me as the holster return guy. i've bought as many as eight at one time and had to return them all.

Macchina
July 30, 2008, 11:13 AM
I have a plastic fobus paddle holster molded just for the P220/226 (with rail), and it fits my 40b. The gun goes in canted about 2 degrees from what the P220 is supposed to go in, but it locks in there good and tight. I think I'm now looking for a leather IWB holster. Which one of these two styles:
http://www.jmgholsters.com/3series.jpg
http://static.zoovy.com/img/gunnersalley/W151-H200-Bffffff/H/h715tb_rh_sig228_1.jpg

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 11:17 AM
the best fobus is the ruger 97, which is listed as fitting the 40b on their website. i used this for a while until i found that the XD holster that comes with new XD guns works even better, and fits like a custom kydex lol. then was able to find a deal on a cr speed wsm-ii race holster for uspsa, and i use the ru-97 for the SP-01 until i can find a deal on a used blade-tech.

NG VI
July 30, 2008, 12:19 PM
Alright, so I ordered an MTAC for my USP, and a spare body for a SiG 220/226 railed model, I will try them out and let everyone know how the 40B fits the MTAC 220/226R holster.

If it doesn't work, I'm going with FIST again, I have a PCR holster on order with them and they seem to be very accomodating of pretty much anything you could want. Plus their kydex seems pretty smooth, so probably less likely to scrath up the polycoat.

Macchina
July 30, 2008, 11:39 PM
Well, I bought 2. Both holsters are for the P220/226. One is IWB, the other is OWB. I will try them out and post back here as to how they fit and conceal. Thanks for all the advice.


Don Hume 715:
http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/fd/70/6f49_1_sbl.JPG

Strong First Chance Pancake (930/97):
http://www.agdsolutions.com/pictures18/storngbrown930sig-1a.jpg

burningsquirrels
July 30, 2008, 11:43 PM
cool man, let us know how it goes! :)

wnycollector
July 31, 2008, 08:04 AM
I carry my 40B in my SIG holsters. I have three triple K holsters that fit the 40B pretty well they are all sized for SIG P220/226/225. The model 420 - Secret Agent Belt Slide Holster, is OK, as burningsquirrels pointed out it is a bit top heavy. The model #570 - Woodsman Pancake Holster fits great! I prefer to carry the 40B IWB in a triple K Survivor Holster. I got it for $10 at the sportsmansguide when I used one of their coupons. For $10 it is really very comfortable!

burningsquirrels
July 31, 2008, 08:13 AM
i might try that triple k survivor holster. i assume you ordered the one for the sig p220? in the picture, i also see that it doesn't cover the trigger guard completely on that 1911. how does it cover the 40b?

NG VI
July 31, 2008, 10:42 AM
Looks good, can't wait to hear how they work out for you!

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