Looking for a holster for my G19


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Raise
June 30, 2010, 10:37 AM
I would like to find a nice right-hand belt holster with a thumb break for my G19. I tried a Tagua holster for my last Glock because it was only $19, but the leather on the inside of the holster started to wear off and stain the gun. I'm not opposed to the plastic holsters like the Fobus, but I would rather have a nice quality leather holster. Thanks for your help fellas :)

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Mikhail Weiss
June 30, 2010, 11:39 AM
I hear Don Hume's aren't too bad, and that many aren't too expensive. You can find a few of them here...

http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=65_5

...some of which have thumb breaks, some of which do not

HexHead
June 30, 2010, 12:38 PM
Galco has several options.

PO2Hammer
June 30, 2010, 05:02 PM
I like High Noon Holsters. (http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Sky_High/_sky_high.html)
Reasonable prices, very good quality, good delivery times.

possum
June 30, 2010, 05:32 PM
Tagua
yep they are crap. if your holster cost less than your check at apple bees something is wrong. Don Hume does make good stuff, and if you have to have leather, and you have to have a thumb break, neither one of which i am a fan, then don hume would be a good choice for you.

ByAnyMeans
July 1, 2010, 01:09 AM
I will agree that you usually get what you pay for but their are exceptions. The best holster I have ever had for my Glock has been a Glock Combat holster. It's only fault is it's level of retention is not good enough for OC in my opinion.

Raise
July 1, 2010, 01:31 AM
Thanks for the replies fellas. Do the plastic holsters like Fobus scar up your slide?

Arthur2001
July 1, 2010, 02:39 PM
Fobus holster are so thick and not comfortable for CCW.. I highly advise Blade-Tech IWB Nano holsters..

Cheers,

PAPACHUCK
July 2, 2010, 12:39 AM
Desantis Mini-Slide works great. Holds the gun nice and tight and is very comfortable. I wear one all day every day (most days).

Galco also makes some nice ones, but they're quite proud of their stuff.

Safariland makes a nifty little belt slide, #527-83-61 RH, 527-83-62 LH, and is reasonably priced and also comfortable.

Raise
July 2, 2010, 01:14 AM
Thanks fellas. I think ill be staying away from IWB holsters. I just want an outside belt holster but I don't know whether to get leather or plastic. Do the plastic ones scar up your gun?

possum
July 2, 2010, 09:28 PM
Thanks fellas. I think ill be staying away from IWB holsters. I just want an outside belt holster but I don't know whether to get leather or plastic. Do the plastic ones scar up your gun?
don't get a plastic one get a kydex if you are going with synthetic material. you shoudln't hve an issue with it scaring your handgun, bu what if it does , the handgun is a tool same as the holster.

Techsan
July 2, 2010, 09:57 PM
I just picked up a G 19 and ordered an OWB pancake holster from Adams Leatherworks. His work looks great, and comes at a very good price. Check his site out.

www.adamsleatherworks.com

Lakeshore
July 2, 2010, 10:33 PM
Bianchi AccuMold size 11 is a perfect fit for the G19.

Taurus 617 CCW
July 3, 2010, 12:53 PM
I have a safariland 5188 without the thumb break. It's suede lined and kydex outside with a paddle. I have carried it for a year now and it's holding up great (industrial shop environment 40 hours a week). My blackhawk holster only lasted 11 months before the paddle broke.

jeepmor
July 3, 2010, 01:11 PM
Shameless plug for my favorite, UBG Holsters. Prices are very reasonable.

jon86
July 3, 2010, 02:34 PM
Google this: glock sport combat holster

I use one for a glock 30, and for ME, it is the best OWB holster under $100.

and it's cheap too.

Mikhail Weiss
July 6, 2010, 07:40 PM
Carried my G19 in a horsehide Kramer #3 IWB for years and it wore some of the finish off the slide near the muzzle. Not too bad. Standard holster wear.

Then I switched to a kydex holster (plastic), which seems to generate almost all of its retention at the front of the trigger guard, which is now slightly worn. Not too bad. Standard holster wear.

In other words, on my Glock, you'd notice the wear from the leather holster sooner than you'd notice the wear from the kydex one, if you noticed the latter at all.

The Lone Haranguer
July 6, 2010, 07:57 PM
Don Hume H721 (http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67_368_118&products_id=42&zenid=3rquf1v4raui2di1j5uvd5mmt1)
Galco FLETCH (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=477&GunID=47)
Several models from DeSantis (http://www.desantisholster.com/storefrontB2CWEB/browse.do?action=refresh_browse&ctg_id=35)

burley
July 7, 2010, 02:32 AM
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt309/burley_bucket/glocklcp.jpg

This one claims to be perfect and is < 11 bucks at Optics Planet. I like it OK and it's ambi if the need ever arises. You never know when you might need that.

JTQ
July 7, 2010, 09:16 AM
Raven Concealment Phantom.

http://www.themalabarfront.com/product_info.php?products_id=1561

One of the most versatile holsters available.

jonboynumba1
July 7, 2010, 11:46 AM
My advise is do away with the strap and get a good opentop pancake or modified pancake...if you gotta have the strap the Galco fletch high ride.....without you can look to the Desantis speed scabbard...or a little nicer that Galco concealment holster (front molded modified pancake...very nice around $85 Any good holster maker should have a good stronside pancake or modified pancake...check midwayusa and you can read reviews for some. I had a fletch for a 1911...I use open top now.

Raise
July 8, 2010, 08:42 PM
Don Hume H721 (http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67_368_118&products_id=42&zenid=3rquf1v4raui2di1j5uvd5mmt1)
Galco FLETCH (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=477&GunID=47)
Several models from DeSantis (http://www.desantisholster.com/storefrontB2CWEB/browse.do?action=refresh_browse&ctg_id=35)
Thanks a lot man!! Wow that Don Hume H721 is a nice lookin piece :) I also like the 721 O.T. so I guess I need to decide whether I want/need the thumbbreak or not. Obviously the thumbbreak is just there for safety purposes right?

yongxingfreesty
July 8, 2010, 10:14 PM
comp tac

The Lone Haranguer
July 8, 2010, 10:18 PM
On a concealed holster a safety strap is not really necessary. A properly fitted holster will retain the gun just fine. I would want some extra retention against outside forces on an open carry holster, however.

EMT40SW
July 8, 2010, 10:26 PM
I love this one for my Glock 23 for CCW:

http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/holster/9.htm

167
July 9, 2010, 12:21 AM
Bianchi makes some decent leather holsters too. The carry lock holster has held up quite well to everyday use with a G23 for a couple years for me. It isn't a thumb break, but you still get the extra retention if you have to have it.

PAPACHUCK
July 9, 2010, 07:50 AM
Retention anyone can get to. Well made, poor design.

PAPACHUCK
July 9, 2010, 07:53 AM
For an open top pancake, I really like this one;


http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum1373.php

jonboynumba1
July 9, 2010, 10:17 AM
second carrylock...I dunno why I didn't mention that in my post...that's what my G23 is in right now on my hip (Bianchi model82 carrylok) It has the speed of an open top (better actually) and no real drag and reholstering is great and a decisive "click" tells you you are locked in. Retention to me in a CCW holster doesn't mean level III safariland PITA gun grab proof...but more "it won't come out when I'm trying to get something out of the back of the truck at a weird angle and squeezing/leaning on it...it won't come up lost 4 wheeling at the hunting club....and it won't slide out if I accidentally let my jeans hit the floor in a public restroom ect ect. If you need resistance to a gun grab you need to re-evaluate your carry choices...my crossbreed will hide a GLOCK 21 (BIG honkin gun) well enough most people will never know it's there (of course I'm a big guy to so I have room to hide a buick if I wanna carry one-LOL) It's all what you like...but if you want the security of "some retention" without the hassle of a strap it's worth a look. Optics plannet has em for like $60 shipped!

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