Need IWB Holster


July 8, 2010, 11:19 PM
I have a Glock 30SF and would like to get an IWB holster for it. What are my options and what is the best IWB holster? Thanks.

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July 9, 2010, 09:11 AM
I think it is hard to beat a "Silent Thunder" from Tucker Gun Leather

Leather lined kydex with adjustable cant and retention. Easy on and easy off.

July 9, 2010, 09:31 AM
crossbreed and kholster are booth good

July 9, 2010, 03:04 PM
I bought a silent thunder-on ichiban's recommendation-for my sig P238; mainly because not many makers do a holster for the little sig yet.

I'm glad I listened to ichi, the Tucker unit is absolutey first rate in fit and function. That's a good bet.

Beyond that, if you want a traditional leather IWB, I've had good luck with leather arsenal in Idaho

And another (relatively) inexpensive kydex option that works great is the stuff from comp-tac. I've picked up a few "infidels" from them; no experience with their other designs, but that one works every bit as well as expected:


July 9, 2010, 03:05 PM
I have used both the Galco Royal Guard IWB (Leather) and the Blade-tech NANO IWB (Kydex) with good results. I prefer the Blade-tech due to its excellent performance at half the price of the Galco.

July 9, 2010, 03:20 PM
Try High Noon.

July 9, 2010, 04:07 PM
I own several CrossBreet SuperTucks and a Comp-Tac Minotaur and like them all.

July 9, 2010, 04:32 PM
Try High Noon. I just received my tuckable High Noon holster and I think it is nicer than anything Galco or Bianchi ever made. It has a very smooth finish and fits my M&Pc just right, not to tight and not to loose. Not to mention it is very affordable.

I was thinking of buying one of those Crossbreed or CompTac holsters, I have never handled them but I am satisfied enough to not to continue looking for other options.

July 9, 2010, 05:31 PM
I never found an IWB that was comfortable or usable...until I found crossbreed's supertuck...I expected to try it be dissapointed and send it back...instead I'll be ordering another one soon! The hardest part is the wait (2 weeks....not bad really)

July 9, 2010, 10:14 PM
I'm huge fan of Concealco holsters. I have two w/ a third on order. They are the most comfortable (and reasonably priced!!!) holster I own. Comfortable is a big deal carrying a 4" K frame .357;) Here is a link to their site

If you don't want to spend $80-100 on a holster, check out I have a hidden companion IWB for my KT PF-9. It is VERY comfortable for $35 shipped.

July 9, 2010, 11:04 PM

Harley Rider 55
July 9, 2010, 11:19 PM
TT Gunleather

July 9, 2010, 11:55 PM
Best for me may be worst for you.

Some guidelines:

Rough side out leather is uncomfortable against skin. I dislike wearing an under shirt just because of the holster.

Get a sweat shield. This makes holstering easier and protects your shirt and skin from the rough edges of the gun. It also helps prevent the shirt from going into the holster with the gun as you holster.

Forward cant makes the gun more concealable because it does not stick out. It helps negate rock back.

A holster will move as the angle of your hips change. It is attached to the belt after all. When you sit, the back of the belt will drop, causing the gun to rock back. Sit up straight to minimize this. Forward cant assists in negating the grip from rocking back and printing.

The holster should not collapse if you plan upon long range days or training. The DeSantis Cozy Partner is a great carry holster, but it's lack of metal reinforcement means it will collapse. During a long range day or training class, this is very annoying.

Kydex holsters are just fine if you keep them clean on the inside. I check mine daily and verify it's clean. They are not hard on the finish if built properly. Either way, some wear will happen regardless of holster material. If you're worried about the finish, don't carry the gun. Training with the gun will result in scratches and dings...clearing a stove pipe guarantees brass marks.

Proper stitching is essential. It should be slightly below the surface of the leather.

Buy a gun belt from a holster company. They know what they are doing. Your back will thank you.


Resign yourself to a box of holsters that you never use.

I generally dislike Galco. The leather is too thick on many models. They fit too tightly and squeak loudly.

I'd tell you to get a custom holster such as Milt Sparks, but a six month wait is crazy. Other top-notch companies have the same problem.

Keep in mind that overall width does affect concealability. If the loops are together and on the front of the holster, then the holster will be at least 1/4" thicker...which increases the probability of printing and dragging. Split loops result in a flatter package.

The Lone Haranguer
July 10, 2010, 08:49 PM

July 12, 2010, 04:29 PM
i have blade tech and cross breed super tucks, and they are both great. however i prefer the super tuck. also Raven concealment makes great holsters, that are super tough, with many options, and mounting solutions. they are totally convertable from OW to IWB etc.

July 26, 2010, 06:43 PM
I recently got a Max Con V IWB holster from Gary Brommeland ( for my new S&W 1911. I also got a single magazine pouch. I went for service grade. They are simply BEAUTIFUL and with a good belt the best i've used for concealed carry. I cant say enough. I left a voice mail message for Mr. Brommeland about a few questions I had, he called me back right away and was extremely helpful and a lot of fun to talk to. Lucky for me he had them in stock. I got them in three days. You might have to wait, but it is seriously worth it.

The quality of these items is outstanding. I did a you tube video on them. have a look if you are into really high quality concealed carry holsters. here it the link

Friendly, Don't Fire!
July 26, 2010, 06:49 PM
C5 Leather

BigJim will make you anything and his workmanship is superior. I had him build me a belt (heavy, 1/4" thick!), an IWB holster with a 30 degree forward cant, and two mag pouches. The holster fits my gun like a glove, same for the mag pouches!

August 5, 2010, 11:01 AM
I second UBG Holsters. I have 2 of Nate's "Canute" IWB designs. One is for a full size 1911 and the other is for a Glock 27. I wear the Glock almost 24/7 and don't have a single complaint about it. The quality is superb and the design is ideal for CC. Most importantly it's comfortable when carrying either the 1911 or the Glock.

Nate's turn around time is about 2 weeks now and will run you about 70.00 shipped. I believe this to be more than a fair price for custom gun leather.

The Bushmaster
August 5, 2010, 11:03 AM

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