When to use a paddle holster?


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Macchina
April 23, 2013, 09:00 AM
I've never looked at paddle holsters as "real" holsters. I saw them as gimmicks that were easy to make (all injection molded plastic) so Fobus pushed them because they're making a killing in profit on them.

Looking for a holster, I keep stumbling on Fobus padle holsters with tons of good reviews. On Amazon, most of them have 60+ positive reviews with most people concealing with the smaller ones and saying they conceal well.

Have I been underestimating paddle holsters? Could you really use a paddle holster in the summer with something small like a Ruger LCR?

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bikerdoc
April 23, 2013, 09:35 AM
At 64 and having the ubiquitous draw full of holsters, I can tell you the paddle is my go to holster for all my guns.
Comfortable, conceals well, versatile, and sturdy.
I prefer Fobus, Tagua, and Masters.

YMMV.

g_one
April 23, 2013, 12:25 PM
I had a Fobus that I believe was designed for the HK USP, but I used for my FNP-9 for years. Worked great on the motorcycle, taking to the range, general all-around easy on, easy off holster.

joecil
April 23, 2013, 12:33 PM
My go to holster has been the IWB Crossbreed for 3 guns however for my PT 92 I have a Forbus paddle holster and love it for that gun since if I carry it concealed I use a Galco shoulder rig for it or swap holsters/magazine carrier and use it also for my 1911 compact but much prefer the IWB for it also.

9mmepiphany
April 23, 2013, 12:40 PM
I'm just behind at 60 and I also have a drawer full of holsters.

I use several different paddle holsters, depending on the intended use and their off-set from the body. The important thing to remember is the the wider the lips/notches/tabs are set apart on the paddle, the more stable it will be on the belt...you should have a very stiff belt anyway.

The greatest thing about a paddle holster is its ability to be placed anywhere along your waistline without regard to the location of belt loops

tiamat
April 23, 2013, 12:43 PM
The greatest thing about a paddle holster is its ability to be placed anywhere along your waistline without regard to the location of belt loops

That's the greatest thing about a paddle holster? I always thought it would be the ease with which they can be put on or taken off.

X-Rap
April 23, 2013, 01:01 PM
I like them and the price is about the same as a shapeless one size fits all nylon sack with a strap that some companies sell as holsters.

9mmepiphany
April 23, 2013, 01:42 PM
That's the greatest thing about a paddle holster? I always thought it would be the ease with which they can be put on or taken off.
Have you used a modern paddle holster recently?

The easiest holster to put on and take off, while still being secure on the belt is something like the old Alessi CQC/s with the snaps on the ends of its extended wings...like this one from Garrity Gun Leather

http://garritysgunleather.com/KQM%20M&P%20front.jpg

mic214
April 23, 2013, 04:21 PM
Over the years I have tried several different brands of paddle rigs (Fobus, Galco, Uncle Mike's, and G-Code).

I broke the Fobus at one of the rivet points. The Galco worked OK. The Kydex paddle was fine, but the leather holster got soft after a year of constant wear. The Uncle Mike's rig was OK, but not adjustable for rake.

I finally tried the G-Code brand and fell in love with it. Very well made, with an adjustable rake and also a tension screw for securing the pistol. I have three of them and they are outstanding holsters.

Here is the last one I picked up for my Glock 36 (It also fits my G-19):

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/mic214/Firearms/G36.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/mic214/media/Firearms/G36.jpg.html)

This is the one I have for my 1911:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/mic214/Firearms/DSCN0192_edited.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/mic214/media/Firearms/DSCN0192_edited.jpg.html)

Eaglestroker
April 23, 2013, 04:44 PM
The offset from the body keeps me from using them effectively, I don't own one anymore and am not in the market. Only way you'll know if it is right for 'you' is to try it!

22-rimfire
April 23, 2013, 06:51 PM
I picked up a Galco leather paddle holster (SPD118) for my Colt Detective Special. It also fits my LCR very nicely. I like them for guns that don't weigh too much as I like cross draw a lot and with a paddle you just place the holster where you want to.

Use a Bianchi paddle holster for my Glock M23 as well. If I don't have a heavy belt on, it will drag down my pants a bit.

788Ham
April 24, 2013, 12:58 AM
I've got a Bianchi paddle for my SP 101 3" revolver, I love it! It has 2 slots on one side, and one on the other, so one can rake it to how you want to carry. Superb holster.

Bobson
April 24, 2013, 01:04 AM
Am I correct in saying a paddle holster is not actually secured to any part of the user's equipment/belt/etc?

They just slip over your belt or pants and kind of ride there, correct?

9mmepiphany
April 24, 2013, 01:21 AM
Am I correct in saying a paddle holster is not actually secured to any part of the user's equipment/belt/etc?

They just slip over your belt or pants and kind of ride there, correct?
Not the current ones

All the one's I use...Fobus, Uncle Mike's, Blackhawk CQC, Sarailand ALS, Comp Tac and Blade Tech; even an old Safariland 5181...have a ledge that rides atop the belt and wide set fingers/ledges/hooks/tabs that fit under the belt to keep it from moving upward. Just about any paddle holster requires you to loosen your belt, if not completely unthread it, to remove it form your beltline

Tomcat47
April 24, 2013, 01:29 AM
Paddle is Go To for me.... another with drawer full of holsters.

XDs in Uncle Mikes Paddle, keys ........ Gone out door! :cool:

Bobson
April 24, 2013, 04:19 AM
[Paddle holsters] just slip over your belt or pants and kind of ride there, correct?Not the current ones

All the one's I use...Fobus, Uncle Mike's, Blackhawk CQC, Sarailand ALS, Comp Tac and Blade Tech; even an old Safariland 5181...have a ledge that rides atop the belt and wide set fingers/ledges/hooks/tabs that fit under the belt to keep it from moving upward. Just about any paddle holster requires you to loosen your belt, if not completely unthread it, to remove it form your beltline
Ah, so they're actually pretty stable then. That's good to know... I've been tempted to buy a cheap OWB holster for my G19 from Amazon, because I don't have one and wanted to try OWB for a change - but all I could find by FOBUS was a paddle, and didn't think I'd like that. I might give it a try though. IWB works well for me most of the time, but it'd be nice to throw on an OWB once in a while and not think about my clothes, especially with the Arizona summer coming up.

Thanks for the help.

bikerdoc
April 24, 2013, 07:37 AM
but it'd be nice to throw on an OWB once in a while and not think about my clothes, especially with the Arizona summer coming up.

I am a small guy and the paddle with a loose T shirt works great in the hot, humid Virginia summers.

rbernie
April 24, 2013, 10:03 AM
I am a huge fan of CompTac paddle holsters (http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=53) and have one for every type of pistol that I own.

RockyTop
April 24, 2013, 10:08 AM
In a canoe :D

heeler
April 24, 2013, 10:40 AM
What bikerdoc said.
I was on a week long fishing trip last week and used a Fobus paddle holster to house my LCP with a long pocket T-shirt to cover it.
Reasonably secure and comfortable and practically as invisible as it is while housed in my RKBA leather pocket holster.
Better yet I had several waves crash along the jetty rocks that would have gotten my LCP and it's leather pocket holster wet had I not been using the Fobus which was more or less at the 5:30 point on my body.
Caught a mess of Croaker.

Rail Driver
April 24, 2013, 12:13 PM
I carry a full size 1911 in a paddle holster around the farm. In a pinch I can cover it with an unbuttoned dress shirt or a jacket.

Here in Florida, the law says concealed from ordinary view - it's been interpreted in court to mean that printing is not illegal, as long as you're not wearing a spandex shirt or something else tight enough that makes it obvious that the only thing you could be carrying is a gun.

Most of my concealed carry takes place with either the 1911 or an M&P40c in IWB holsters.

smalls
April 24, 2013, 08:33 PM
My only experience has been with a Fobus paddle holster. It was not positive.

The gun stuck out too far from my body to conceal well with anything other than an unbuttoned work shirt. The holster would move around on my belt, and would flap around badly at any speed faster than a brisk walk.

crestoncowboy
April 24, 2013, 09:20 PM
I have a few fobus holsters, even one of the roto holstes. I replaced them all after I discovered Blackhawk. Drawing is so much better. Both are super tough and would last a longtime. Unlike leather scratches don't show up and water has no effect. I wear a Blackhawk 99% of the time I open carry. They do however stick a little too far away from the body for cc. I use a crossbreed for that.

mgmorden
April 24, 2013, 11:12 PM
My opinion - almost never. I've got the draw o' holsters too. There's a couple paddle holsters in there (I think 2 - maybe another). I use them occasionally but only on the range. I just don't find them secureand I don't like having that wedge of plastic between me and my pants. A belt-loop holster (even Fobus makes them) is just better in my eyes.

That said, it largely comes down the personal preference. I don't prefer them, but if you like the design there's no reason why you shouldn't go with a paddle.

I will say that I do find Fobus holsters in particular a bit less desireable than most other plastic or kydex holsters. They're thinner and use too many sections joined together. Blade-tech or Comp-tac are better OWB holsters in my opinion. Blackhawk isn't bad either. Even Uncle Mike's uses thicker materials.

In particular check out Blade-tech's Revolution line which is very well priced (and comes with both paddle and belt attachments - pick whichever you like better ;)).

I will say that I don't find any of these types of holsters suitable for concealed carry though. For me, if concealed carrying, I pretty much always use either a IWB or a pancake style leather OWB which pulls very close to the body. The polymer type OWB holsters are for competition, range practice, and hunting.

TAKtical
April 24, 2013, 11:45 PM
Paddles IMO are for open carry. They dont hold real tight to the body. They are comfortable, easy to get on and off, and they have good retention. Good for around the house or doing yard work. Thats about it.

CD8226
April 25, 2013, 12:57 AM
I have a Tagua for my G23. Thought I would love it, but as others have mentioned it sticks out to far for CC, IMHO. It is great for range work or carry around the ranch, otherwise I use something else. Your mileage may vary, but if you like it by all means use it. Thats the reason there are more than one type of holster.

ApacheCoTodd
April 25, 2013, 12:59 AM
When you're up a creek?:evil:

Really though, for the utmost in position control. Jostling, being jostled, motorcycles, terminal velocity and the like.

RainDodger
April 26, 2013, 04:57 PM
I was a federal law enforcement officer for years and I always used (and still do), paddle holsters. They are excellent, and contrary to some opinions they can indeed fit tight to your body. Not only that of course, but they are easy to take off when you're going in and out of offices, etc.

My favorites are my custom holsters made by "Wild Bill's Concealment", as the paddle portion is simply a good sized piece of stiff leather with a ridge sewn horizontally along the paddle to keep it aligned and inside your waist band. That leather paddle molds to the exact shape of your hip. Since the paddle holster also essentially rides on your hip instead of your pants, it doesn't pull your pants down like a belt holster can.

I have other paddles from Bianchi (also good, as the paddle is suede lined and does not slip at all), and Galco.

Inebriated
April 26, 2013, 05:28 PM
I've honestly never found paddle holsters to be that useful to me.

I usually put a quick clip-on IWB holster, and tuck my shirt behind it for around-the-house. For anything when I open carry, I prefer belt holsters.

I've got a couple, but they just seem like more work to put on than a clip-on IWB holster.

scaatylobo
April 27, 2013, 10:26 AM
I am 65 and NEVER use the paddle holsters that I still own,I used to carry my gun to work in one as it was convenient to drop it in the locker and strap on the duty rig.

But I taught defensive tactics at the academy for 22 years and I saw how easy it was to take away almost any handgun IF it was worn open to view.And then I saw a video of a Fobus paddle holster being actually RIPPED from the belt.

So that is the biggest reason I dont use the paddles.

Andother is that I like the CCW worn as close to my body [CONCEALED] as possible, and that means a Glock sport holster OR----

For the XDs a Ritchie CQQR which is exactly as pictured above except made by the late Lou Alessi.

It is a pleasure to put on and remove and it wears CLOSE so its easy to conceal.

The only reason I still use a paddle is to run outside for a yard errand and with belted pants on [ not sweats ].

22-rimfire
April 27, 2013, 03:57 PM
Don't you just hate to buy all these holsters only to discover that they don't work for you or at least the way you imagined it prior to purchase? I do like the Galco paddle. Probably going to get another one. Loose shirt or jacket and a gun is fairly well concealed.

Marty183
April 27, 2013, 04:49 PM
I love my Blackhawk Serpa. I used to own a Fobus holster, emphasis on used to.

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CSG
April 30, 2013, 11:39 AM
I have a few paddle holsters for my full sized autos. I did not care for the Fobus one I tried but I use them for my 1911, G17, and FNP45 and only when I'm in the backcountry and not worried about concealing most of the time. On SAR missions we do conceal but I still use a paddle. Two of them are Uncle Mike and one came with the FNP. I do use a Fobus 2 magazine paddle when I take the 1911.

Mine are stable but there are probably better alternatives if you're willing to spend more money.

For standard carry of the small CCW's I carry, it's either an IWB or pocket wallet in the case of my LCP.

Blackstone
April 30, 2013, 02:26 PM
I have a Fobus holster for a Glock 17, works very well. I can't carry, so it's only for rangework. No amount of tugging will loosen it from my trousers.

ShadowsInSnow
June 16, 2013, 08:44 AM
Be careful of the Fobus (I have an older model from 15+ years ago- they may have changed since). I was shooting in the winter on one occasion and was unable to draw the gun from the holster. The polymer holster had stiffened up, due to the cold (about 25 degrees) temperature and would not release the pistol. I finally yanked the gun out and the holster came with it. Not a good outcome if in dire circumstances. The poly has to flex to secure the gun in the Fobus holster and would not do so in the cold.

I have some Blackhawk Serpas which I like -BUT- if you have long fingers, you may overshoot the release button recess and find yourself pressing on the holster body. There was a video on YouTube showing a fellow rolling in the dirt and also the snow while wearing one of these holsters. Dirt and pebbles in the first case and ice/snow in the second, were able to lodge behind the release button and locked the gun into the holster. Again, not the optimal condition. The hooks on the paddle do a great job of securing the holster to your belt/pant. The Glock model seems a bit loose in the holster. I can not comment on models for other guns.

Safariland makes the ALS holster. The release is a thumb button, which I find to work rather well. The button falls under the thumb and is extremely fast and natural to use. The holster has a softer lining which protects the gun and is quieter on the draw or in holstering. The gun and holster are extremely secure. This is my favorite style of holster.

I think a locking holster has many important benefits that many people do not think about. First and foremost, if you are in a donnybrook and someone tries to snatch your gun, a lock affords you an added measure of security. If your gun butt makes contact with the arm of a chair, the edge of a counter, etc.- the gun will not push out then fall to the floor. If you should take a tumble the gun stays secure. If you go boating, not only will it give you peace of mind but it could save you from having to go diving to recover your gun. All good things.

wgaynor
June 16, 2013, 11:14 AM
I use a Fobus Paddle Holster for my Kel-Tec PF9 and one for my Ruger P95. Both work great. Comfortable, conceals under a t-shirt well, and easy to take on and off.

lpsharp88
June 16, 2013, 02:24 PM
I like a paddle holster if I'm going to the range, but really don't use it for CCW unless it's cold and I'm wearing a jacket or sweatshirt of some type. For my taste, they don't hug close enough to the body to conceal when it's warm out. I can't recommend a Blackhawk Serpa enough, it's very sturdy and stays in place very well. I have a Fobus for my Beretta 92, and it's very flimsy

Taurus 617 CCW
June 16, 2013, 02:31 PM
I have this holster for my Glock 19 and it had been fantastic. It is my everyday holster. It does require a cover garment for concealment.

http://www.holsterops.com/6378-holster-lcr

Dave P.
June 16, 2013, 03:51 PM
They are not my normal mode of everyday carry.
I use them for times where concelment is not an issue
and for "range games", competitions, and classes.
For games that require drawing from "concealment" I
find them the fastest and easiest to re-holster.
Dave

JPG19
June 16, 2013, 05:36 PM
I wear a Crossbreed SuperTuck for my G19 daily and a Fobus paddle holster when out in the woods, at the range, and sometimes in the winter if I'm wearing a large covering garment. I really like my paddle holster and don't find it to be insecure whatsoever. In fact, it's it grips onto my jeans and gun belt so well that I have to unbutton my pants and loosen my belt just to get it off. I haven't found that it rides too far away from my body either; for me, it is far enough out that I can get a very positive grip on the weapon prior to drawing (something that I cannot do with my SuperTuck) yet sits close enough that I don't feel uncomfortable with it, nor does it catch onto other things. Just my experience, but from it and all of the other responses, I'd say the paddle holster seems to definitely have a niche and satisfy the needs of quite a few shooters out there.

rayban
June 17, 2013, 08:53 AM
You don't see a lot of leather paddle holsters around, I found one at a gun show and "borrowed" the paddle to attach to a holster I made for myself.
It's turned out nicely...however I only seem to wear it when I know I'll only be carrying for a short period of time, to run to the store, etc...
I wear the paddle between my belt and the pants waist band. The leather paddle has a Kydex strap stiffner sandwiched in between...works very well.

gym
June 17, 2013, 07:18 PM
Paddle holsters are great for most times when you will be removing your rig a few times a day and you don't have to mess with your belt each time, had em for 30 yrs. Used to use them more when I carried at work on and off several time a day.

Lance Boyle
June 21, 2013, 03:10 PM
I only own one (a safariland for 4" revolvers) and it's a very comfortable carry for the heavy python. I don't carry it daily but I use it as a range holster. I could easily be happy carrying concealed with it, it carries the weight very well.

My buddy had a 90's vintage galco paddle holster for his S&W model 36 and you could easily forget you had the combo on.

I generally just go for a solid FBI tilt with thumbstrap leather belt holster, be it Don Hume (actually a great quality piece), Desantis (they soften over time) or a Kramer which I love but it is for a gun I seldom carry currently.

VeganTaxidermist
June 21, 2013, 05:29 PM
My Springfield 1911 came with a paddle holster branded "11 Gear", which works quite well for the one-off occasion when I need to open carry. (Primarily churches or day cares when my job duties take me there late at night; we can OC there but definitely no concealed carry.) It's also suitable for wearing in the car or around the house, and being able to slide it into a comfortable position is a definite plus in the car.

It has a strong ridge on it to ride beneath one's belt. Taking it on and off is relatively simple, and it has no issues with coming off during presentation.

I picked up a cheap Fobus paddle holster for my M&P Shield 40. Presentation with that thing is horrible. Instead of a solid ridge on it, it just has two little bumps on it to hold on to your belt. Even with my belt pulled gut-bustingly tight, I had the holster come off during presentation more than once.

I also got a Fobus for a Sig P238. It did not cover the trigger to my satisfaction and appeared to be made to fit something else, despite the package claiming to be compatible with the P238.

Not sure what's going on with Fobus, but I'm glad I bought those at a sporting-goods store that takes returns. I wish I could find Comp-Tac and DeSantis stuff as well stocked as Fobus. I do believe the Fobus paddle holsters may be giving all paddle holsters a bad name.

Trent
June 21, 2013, 05:48 PM
How in the world can you conceal anything in a paddle holster in the middle of summer???

I tried (jeans and tshirt) and I printed HORRIBLY.

(We're new at this CCW stuff in IL, so forgive my ignorance in advance of any rebukes.) :)

9mmepiphany
June 21, 2013, 11:50 PM
How in the world can you conceal anything in a paddle holster in the middle of summer???
Go up a size in a t-shirt and go with the longer length. Move the holster to carry your gun in the hollow behind the flare of your hip bone

While it won't work with a Beretta 92 (rides too low) I've concealed a SIG 220, 228 and Glock G19 in paddles under T-shirts

Trent
June 22, 2013, 01:01 AM
Go up a size in a t-shirt and go with the longer length. Move the holster to carry your gun in the hollow behind the flare of your hip bone

While it won't work with a Beretta 92 (rides too low) I've concealed a SIG 220, 228 and Glock G19 in paddles under T-shirts

Probably should start a separate thread on this, but next question.

Doesn't that hurt or get in the way when you sit down in a car?

I've been carrying a Taurus PT92 in an inside waistband holster (totally flattens out when empty). I found I can't have it on the side, prints too bad, so I moved it to my appendix. Problem there, is when I sit down the muzzle is in contention with "my boys" for room...which is a bit unnerving and somewhat uncomfortable.

But, it doesn't print much at all as long as I don't lean back to stretch. Just a little bump at the end of the grip.

My other options (handguns I own) are limited; and I'd rather not carry an expensive one due to our concealed carry being .. well, sketchy. County State's attorney announced he wouldn't prosecute, county sheriff said he's OK with it, but we may still get arrested by Illinois State Police.

Too many full sized guns here, never had CCW until this month so I never had any interest in "compacts".

Taurus PT145 (can't find a holster for it)
Glock 21 (fobus paddle holster, rides too low)
FN Fiveseven (fobus paddle holster, rides too low, too big)
CZ75 (just got it, no real holster, have a couple that 'sort of' fit, blade tech nano IWB on the way)
H&K USP Tactical 45 (AkA "the brick"- it's for sale.. too big & slow, no holster)
S&W M&P 45 (fobus paddle holster, prints too bad)
S&W SP101 357 (I like this one for coat pocket carry...)

My next choice was this holster (should be here tomorrow)
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/380216?cm_mmc=S_Spop-Email-_-Service_Emails-_-ShippingConf-_-ProductLink

For my Springfield 1911 GI

So I've got two IWB on the way for two more experiments.

Was just curious about the OWB and concealing. From what you say, it needs to ride pretty "high".

9mmepiphany
June 22, 2013, 01:56 AM
I used to carry a 1911 IWB with a Milt Spark's Summer Special, but IWB put too much pressure on my spine.

The advantage of a paddle holster is that you can keep adjusting it's position in your beltline until you get it just right. If you're going to carry Apendix, roll your shoulders forward a bit, hunch over and let you arms dangle in front of the gun

Trent
June 22, 2013, 02:11 AM
I used to carry a 1911 IWB with a Milt Spark's Summer Special, but IWB put too much pressure on my spine.

The advantage of a paddle holster is that you can keep adjusting it's position in your beltline until you get it just right. If you're going to carry Apendix, roll your shoulders forward a bit, hunch over and let you arms dangle in front of the gun
I have a feeling I'm going to be one of those guys that ends up with a drawer full of holsters.

I'll have to try a different paddle holster for one or two of the guns I own. The Fobus ones don't do it for me. (They LOOK cool, but .. the idea now is not to be seen. I need something .. smoother contoured.)

Thanks for the advice. :)

AZ PAUL
June 22, 2013, 03:02 PM
I wear my 3" 1911 in a paddle holster when I run outside and am wearing something like gym shorts. It works well and have had no issues. Its not something I wear if I have a belt on though.

Trent
June 27, 2013, 10:24 PM
9mmepiphany;

Finally found the combination that works for me & my build, that doesn't print.

CZ75BD w/ Bladetech nano IWB, worn slightly behind the hip. W/ shorts and a large t-shirt, can't see it at all. (Unless I bend over, then it prints, have to remember to put my back to something if I have to tie my shoe or something)

Just wanted to say thanks for the advice!

9mmepiphany
June 27, 2013, 11:58 PM
Glad you found something that works for you.

When you drop something, don't bend over, lower yourself by the knees and keep your back straight...if you're old enough to remember, it is like the Bunny Dip.

When sitting, sit in a solid backed chair or have your gun side facing a wall in a booth.

Always turn into your gun side...so reach with your support hand instead of your strong hand

wkuban
June 28, 2013, 12:50 AM
I use paddle holster for IDPA, would carry in one if we had open carry in Texas. Carry my 642 in an IWB or pocket holster, LC9 in a pocket holster. I find full sized guns to hard to conceal.

Fiv3r
June 29, 2013, 07:31 PM
I use a paddle almost every time I carry a full sized gun to the office. My normal dress attire is a tee shirt with an open over-shirt. The paddle hides just fine. However, should I want to take the gun off or if I am entering someone's home, I just slip the paddle off and lock it in my truck.

They do stick out a bit, but they are so comfy. I still prefer leather when I'm carrying out and about as it holds it higher and tighter to the body (I don't IWB anything except a small 1911, and that's really rare). But the paddle holsters have really won me over the last 4 or 5 years.

Trent
June 30, 2013, 01:38 AM
Glad you found something that works for you.

When you drop something, don't bend over, lower yourself by the knees and keep your back straight...if you're old enough to remember, it is like the Bunny Dip.

When sitting, sit in a solid backed chair or have your gun side facing a wall in a booth.

Always turn into your gun side...so reach with your support hand instead of your strong hand

Great advice, thanks again. Tonight I made my first foray in to a public venue, after wearing it for a few days (all day) to get used to the change in movements.

CZ75 is tough to conceal, but I've got it down pretty good now. (I'm 6'1" 180lb)

ritepath
June 30, 2013, 10:24 PM
I now carry my LCP in a cheap-0 fobus paddle almost 100% of the time. Once in a while I'll use a pocket holster if I have to tuck in my shirt. However.com I've grown to love the fobus holster.

I've made holsters for 3 or 4 other pistols but none of those are for concealment. The closest I come is one I made for my SR22 and a 9c.

If I'm going to carry a "real" pistol I always use a belt slide holster.

KenW.
July 8, 2013, 11:48 PM
I tried to like paddle holsters. I really did. The concept of "easy on-easy off sounds nice. But the paddles I've tried have these hooks molded on them that mean you have to drop your pants to get them off! If you do that, why not thread your belt through the slots of a pancake or belt scabbard?

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