ccw holster question


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deconed
December 26, 2012, 04:36 PM
i am new here i found this website while doing a search on google and i have to say the articles i read i was very impressed with the answers and just general friendlyness of people so i thought i would become a member.

anyway

i just recently just got my ccw permit and i am having a hard time finding a holster that fits my springfield xdm 45 5.25 would appricate the help if anyone has any suggestions at all
have a happy holidays

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LNK
December 26, 2012, 04:40 PM
This is where I get mine....

http://theisholsters.com/

LNK

dringge
December 26, 2012, 06:29 PM
I like my Desantis holsters. http://www.desantisholster.com/

Deus Machina
December 26, 2012, 10:46 PM
I'm a fan of http://www.fist-holsters.com/
I'm probably one of the only CCers here without a box full of holsters, because I got it right with my adjustable IWB Close-Cropped (http://www.fist-holsters.com/vm.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=42&category_id=1) the first time.

Thlax
December 26, 2012, 11:17 PM
http://crossbreedholsters.com/SuperTuckDeluxe/tabid/90/List/0/ProductID/1/CategoryID/1/Level/1/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

mljdeckard
December 27, 2012, 03:12 AM
I use a Crossbreed supertuck for my full-size 1911, and it works great.

Someone is going to come in here and tell you that your gun is too big to carry. Ignore them. Or try something else if you want to. Just realize that plenty of us carry full-size guns every day, use what you shoot best.

smalls
December 27, 2012, 04:42 PM
Holsters are pretty personal, of some research on the pros/cons of each type.

I will say this though; Buy a good belt. That's a pretty big gun you're planning on carrying! A proper belt us going to be a must, or you'll never find a comfortable holster.

mallard044
December 27, 2012, 05:11 PM
I also have two desantis holsters, like them very much. Compact kimber and sp 101,very well made and comfortable to have on. I did a lot of searching before I settled on what I bought.My friend has two XD s, and he liked mine so much ,he bought them for his guns.

mallard044
December 27, 2012, 05:23 PM
Smalls , Your so right on the belt issue!! It took me almost two years of going threw pretty good belts,I thought. Before I found a amish leather shop.He made me two real belts, 1.5 inch for under $30.00 One black one brown,been pushing two years now,still like new ...Can not beat a good belt!!!!

springer99
December 27, 2012, 06:56 PM
smalls is right; make sure you have a good sturdy belt to start with. Along with others mentioned, here's another mfg. that can help you thru your decision.

http://www.highnoonholsters.com/

smalls
December 27, 2012, 07:22 PM
Thanks, guys. I went through 2 belts, then a "gun belt", then finally bought a gun belt as soon as I bought my 1911, and realized what a difference it makes, especially on my back. I actually need to buy an even stiffer belt than I have now for carry in shorts/t shirt.

Ehtereon11B
December 28, 2012, 05:17 AM
I received a Maxtuck holster from White Hat Holsters out of Texas. I like it so much I sent all my old nylon holsters to my brother in Philly.

http://www.whitehatholsters.com/Default.asp

tfosterjr
December 28, 2012, 06:08 AM
Crossbreed Supertuck. Pretty sure they have a gun belt as well. Excellent Customer Service!

Ro1911
December 28, 2012, 06:53 AM
Try a N8 squared holster

bigfatdave
December 28, 2012, 07:05 AM
I hang heavy guns in a crossbreed supertuck off of a beltman belt

smalls is right, the belt is as important as the holster or gun

The Bushmaster
December 28, 2012, 10:50 AM
L O L...See what you did Deconed...I hope you realize that there are too many holster styles and makers to lit here. And all of them are the best for you.

Have a ball and join the rest of us that have a drawer full of holsters that didn't work.

jeepnik
December 28, 2012, 10:53 PM
http://www.simplyrugged.com/

Surprised it hasn't already been mentioned

Mr.Davis
December 28, 2012, 10:58 PM
I use a Crossbreed supertuck for my full-size 1911, and it works great.

Someone is going to come in here and tell you that your gun is too big to carry. Ignore them. Or try something else if you want to. Just realize that plenty of us carry full-size guns every day, use what you shoot best.

I'll reinforce the chorus that with a good holster and belt you can carry basically anything.

Mr.510
December 30, 2012, 01:29 AM
I recommend not just a quality gun belt but a Kydex reinforced one. Believe it or not the stiffer a gun belt is the more comfortable and effective it will be. I currently use the reinforced version of the Wilderness Instructor Belt. Prior to it I wore a Comp-Tac reinforced leather gun belt. I find the Instructor Belt to be more comfortable when seated in a church pew or other hard-backed seat as it is much thinner than leather. It was also significantly less expensive than a quality leather gun belt and doubles as a load-rated *emergency* repelling/safety harness.

I carry my XD45C in a Comp-Tac MTAC IWB and it works extremely well for me. I doubt you could go wrong with any of the hybrid leather/Kydex IWBs unless you buy one of the really cheap ones. From my reading on the forums it seems like a huge percentage of people have switched to CCW in hybrid IWBs so I recommend starting there. People like to say that you'll end up with a drawer full of holsters that don't work for you but I think if you start with a quality hybrid IWB your chances of purchasing just one holster for a particular gun are much better. I own two holsters for my XD, the POS belt holster that came with it and the MTAC I've been carrying daily for ~5 years.

1911 guy
December 30, 2012, 02:42 AM
Yup. Start with a good gun belt. Personally, I like the Wilderness 5-stitch Instructor belt. Even a great holster will feel like junk if you try to support it with a mediocre belt.

stevek
December 30, 2012, 09:40 AM
Another vote for FIST holsters. All of mine are hybrid versions...leather exterior and kydex interior. GOOD stuff!

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