what holster for sig p220


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thefamcnaj
October 10, 2013, 11:05 AM
What are some of you that carry a sig p220 using?
I tried a galco king tuc, which works really well for my compact Glocks. I also have another one that works well with my xd's. I've had no problem with them at all.
The problem I have is once the gun is in the holster and I pull my belt tight, there is just no getting it out. No matter how hard I pull. My Glocks just pull right out with no trouble at all. I thought of warming the kidex but am afraid I'll deform it.
So us like to just they something new. Any suggestions?
I don't have the money for a custom leather rig right now.

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JTQ
October 10, 2013, 12:40 PM
I'm not that familiar with the King Tuk, but I'm surprised the kydex doesn't stay open.

If you like kydex, here are some that should work...

Aholster http://shop.aholster.com/product.sc?productId=2&categoryId=1

Blade-Tech http://shop.blade-tech.com/inside-waistband-c-1_13.html

Comp-Tac http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog.php?cPath=28

Talon Tactical http://www.talontactical.com/georgia-heat-holster-p-1132.html

thefamcnaj
October 10, 2013, 01:12 PM
I've never had this problem with a hybrid holster before. I wish I could make the galco work. But I've tried and tried and I think the clips will come off my belt before the pistol comes out.
I looked at desantis holster on optics planet( can't remember the name) but I'm scared to buy a bolster without being able to test if it. I'm not opposed to leather it would just have to be under a hundred dollars.

JTQ
October 10, 2013, 01:29 PM
I'm scared to buy a bolster without being able to test if it.
I think you need to get over that fear. The best holsters are generally not found at the local gun store. The chances of getting a crummy holster, even one that you tried out, from the local gun or sporting goods store, are much higher than getting something crummy from one of the top makers. If you do get a holster you don't like from a top maker, many will take it back, but your best option is often selling it. Many will sell for more than you paid for it. Generally, it's a no lose proposition.

Garrett Industries is another kydex maker you may like http://www.giholsters.com

Tucker Gun Leather's "The Answer" is the originator of the kydex/leather hybrid IWB holster is another option. http://www.tuckergunleather.com/the-answer-iwb/

CharlieDeltaJuliet
October 10, 2013, 02:41 PM
I use a Galco IWB Summer Carry. It is as comfortable as any.

thefamcnaj
October 10, 2013, 09:34 PM
Ive been looking at that galco summer carry hard. When I googled leather holsters for p220 I was over whealmed at the options. It looks like ill have to spend a little more than I wanted to. On the other hand it would be counter productive to try and buy a lot of bargain holsters that don't work. I figure a nice gunneeds to ride in a nice holster. I have a good belt so the last piece of the puzzle will be the holster. Some of the don Hume products look nice and the crossbreeds do as well butthey have kind of a long weight.

tomrkba
October 10, 2013, 09:47 PM
The hands down best holster for the P220 is the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2.

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/Holsters/photo-22.jpg
Rubber strap from knifekits.com.

I increased the forward cant by using the bottom attachment type only. It makes carrying the P220 a breeze on a Comp-Tac 1.5" wide kydex reinforced belt.

Buy the holster in horsehide. It feels good on the skin and is not as thick as cowhide. The example above made from cowhide. It is at least 10 years old. The stitches are still good except where the rear of the slide contacts the stitches. Its design allows one to carry the gun from anywhere between the 3 to 5 o'clock positions.

Contrast that with the DM Bullard Dual Carry. It is made specifically for 4 o'clock carry. It offers lots of forward cant, but the required position is fully behind the hip. This may print for people with certain body types.

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/Holsters/cb2e7b77-1d1f-4e7f-8e3b-e715e40cff32.jpg

The highlighted area shows why the DM Bullard Dual Carry does not allow the gun to be carried forward of the 4 o'clock position. The leather digs into the point of the hip and is extremely uncomfortable.

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/Holsters/01361ba0-f3b2-47b7-ae27-d8bb77f74131.jpg

thefamcnaj
October 11, 2013, 07:15 AM
Thanks tomrkba the milt sparks looks like the winner.

JTQ
October 11, 2013, 08:18 AM
thefamcnaj wrote,
Some of the don Hume products look nice and the crossbreeds do as well but they have kind of a long weight.
Boy are you in for an eye opener. I suspect Crossbreeds will be at your door in a couple of weeks. In the holster world, that's practically immediate delivery.
Thanks tomrkba the milt sparks looks like the winner.
Expect a wait of around six months for a Sparks holster.

Of course there are some resellers that stock the Versa Max II.

Top Gun Supply (currently out of stock) http://www.topgunsupply.com/vm2-black-r-hand-1-1-2-belt-loops-sig_p220-226r-rail.html

though they have the

Ritchie Hideaway available http://www.topgunsupply.com/ritchie-leather-hideaway-holster-sig-sauer-p220-or-p226.html

and the Ritchie Stakeout available http://www.topgunsupply.com/ritchie-leather-stakeout-sig-sauer-p220-or-p226.html

Brownell's has the Milt Sparks Summer Special II available http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/holsters-belt-gear/holsters/semi-auto-summer-special-2-prod9922.aspx?avs|Make~~Model_1=Sig%20Sauer__220

thefamcnaj
October 11, 2013, 11:41 AM
That is a long tuen around, but the holster looks super nice. I don't know if I want to wait six months, I'll keep looking.

thefamcnaj
October 11, 2013, 11:46 AM
Thank you for the links.

tomrkba
October 11, 2013, 12:26 PM
That is a long tuen around, but the holster looks super nice. I don't know if I want to wait six months, I'll keep looking.

Two options:

1) Send me $1,000, order the Sparks, and avoid a box full of holsters you will never use.
2) Buy a mish-mash of holsters, use each for a short time before placing it in the box, order the Sparks and discard the rest.

You'll learn one way or another. My latest holster fiasco cost me $140. Thanks DM Bullturd!

(Yes, my next holster is a VM 2 for my GP-100.)

JTQ
October 11, 2013, 12:47 PM
tomrkba, as a heavy cant lover, you may want to consider the Sparks Nexus for your next holster.

http://www.miltsparks.com

thefamcnaj
October 11, 2013, 01:57 PM
Point well taken tomrkba! I have a drawer in my nightstand dedicated to the "trial and error" holsters.
I'm going to place an order for either a versa max or the nexus tonight when I get off.
Hopefully for this gun it will be one and done on the holster selection. I'll just wait patiently on it. A quality gun deserves a quality holster to ride in.
Thanks for the help fellas.

Lucky Derby
November 5, 2013, 07:45 AM
I carried a P220 for 12 years in a Bianchi Shadow OWB. Worked really well.

JR24
November 9, 2013, 04:59 PM
I like Crossbreed for my P220, but if I could get my hands on a Summer Special 2 that'd fit I think I'd like that better. I like those for my 1911's.

tomrkba
November 9, 2013, 08:35 PM
I like Crossbreed for my P220, but if I could get my hands on a Summer Special 2 that'd fit I think I'd like that better. I like those for my 1911's.

So call up Milt Sparks and order one. You'll have it in three months.

JTQ
November 9, 2013, 10:34 PM
So call up Milt Sparks and order one. You'll have it in three months.
Or call Brownell's and you'll have it in 3 days.

http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/holsters-belt-gear/holsters/semi-auto-summer-special-2-prod9922.aspx?avs|Make~~Model_1=Sig%20Sauer__220

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