Quantcast
Who makes your favorite functional holsters? - Page 4 - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Handguns: Holsters and Accessories

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 11, 2014, 09:37 AM   #76
Scarpia
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 23, 2014
Location: Washington State
Posts: 84
Me too...

Quote:
I cheat...

By making my own. If it doesn't come out right I have no one else to blame. On occasion I've made two or three before I got it "exactly right," but after that it's been good to go.

Usually I don't do any tooling except possibly along the border (edges) because I tend to mold the leather around the gun. Tooling can cut some of the leather's fibers, and that isn't good for what I'm doing.
I was looking for a slide belt with open bottom holster for my Browning BDA 380 but wasn't crazy about spending the bucks to see if those available were just OK. I decided to acquire the tools and materials from a local leather supply house and make my own. After two 'proof of concept' holsters, I came up with one then another that are "functional". I basically used the same process as described above. I now have a gun that feels comfortable on my hip with a forward cant that fits my body and arm motion and more importantly, doesn't pop out. The Browning BDA 380 and my S&W 36 (both in nickle) are those special guns that I'm willing to spend big bucks for a holster but only if it fits me and the guns.

Last edited by Scarpia; August 11, 2014 at 10:01 AM.
Scarpia is offline  
Old August 11, 2014, 10:35 AM   #77
WRGADog
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 22, 2009
Location: Brevard County, FL
Posts: 590
Mitch Rosen for my Kimber Solo.
WRGADog is offline  
Old August 11, 2014, 11:40 AM   #78
sfed
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 16, 2012
Posts: 121
I have an N82 Tactical inside the waistband holster which they make for your specific carry weapon, the absolute most comfortable all day carry holster I have ever seen. I forget it is there most of the time, no pinch pressure points just all around excellent holster in my opinion.
__________________
_________________
When seconds count the police are only minutes away
NRA Lifetime Membership
sfed is offline  
Old August 11, 2014, 09:36 PM   #79
Vodoun da Vinci
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 17, 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus/69 View Post

FWIW I have eight Garrett holsters and a ninth on the way (for my latest acquisition, an HK USPc). Needless to say I love their stuff.
Super thanks for the heads up on Garrett! I don't have one yet but this looks like something I'd like to try. I'm a die hard Appendix carry aficionado and Garrett has some pretty cool super slim stuff for this style of carry.

Wouldn't have researched it with yer prompt, pix, and recommendation!

VooDoo
__________________
Beretta Px4 9mm subcompact, Glock 26 Gen4, Dan Wesson 15-2VH .357 Magnum, Ruger LCR .38 Special +P, Colt 1903 Model M .32ACP, Ruger 3 screw Blackhawk .357 Magnum, Ruger Bearcat .22, S&W Model 19 .357 Magnum, Colt Officers ACP .45, Glock 42, Beretta Pico
Vodoun da Vinci is offline  
Old August 14, 2014, 09:11 AM   #80
Tophernj
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 5, 2012
Location: PR of NJ
Posts: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Grand Baboon View Post
I carry my Glock 19 in a G-Code Incog every day to class, just about at the 4:30 position.

It's comfortable and built very well. If I couldn't sit through a two hour Calculus lecture in a 30+ year old wooden seats with it strapped on, I wouldn't be using it.

Also, G-Code hooked me up with a cool sticker pack because they love military folk. Great bunch of people.

Yeah... Thanks for costing me money!!!

I ordered a paddle holster and mag holders from them the other day. Anxiously awaiting their arrival.

C
Tophernj is offline  
Old August 14, 2014, 10:07 AM   #81
possumbelly220
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 28, 2011
Location: Danburg, GA
Posts: 5
https://www.grassburr.com/ They make some very nice cowboy rigs and custom mounts for inside your car/truck.
possumbelly220 is offline  
Old August 14, 2014, 11:24 AM   #82
Quadkid
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 20, 2008
Location: central CT
Posts: 158
I've only just started ccw'ing this summer but I'm really impressed with the Kusiak Leather holsters I have for my LCP and Shield. Thin so they don't add much girth, but stout enough to hold everything in place. $35.

http://www.kusiakleather.com/
Quadkid is offline  
Old August 21, 2014, 04:16 PM   #83
iblong
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 22, 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 489
I mostly carry IWB and could open a used holster store like many others here.
The only holsters I buy these day's are all leather.By Milt sparks or TTgunleather
The latter getting the nod for the last Three.
iblong is offline  
Old September 11, 2014, 02:41 PM   #84
nbragtop
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 19, 2013
Posts: 2
I am a big guy stomach and love handles so holsters just dont fit well. Here is what works for me. The best feel and fit is a Crossfiregear.com "Alaskan" bandolier for my 6 1/2" Judge or N frame S&W's or Ruger SP 101 4.2". And you will not beat the quality. For OWB, Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake for my , Ruger SP 101 4.2" or S&W 642. Neither imprint on me with a loose fitting shirt over them.
nbragtop is offline  
Old September 11, 2014, 11:50 PM   #85
TomJ
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 3, 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 156
Cooks. I use them for both IWB and tuckable.
__________________
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Gun control is the belief that declawing a cat will protect it against other animals.
TomJ is offline  
Old September 17, 2014, 03:08 PM   #86
dobegrant
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 17, 2014
Posts: 6
Simply Rugged Holsters, great craftsmanship :http://www.simplyrugged.com/
dobegrant is offline  
Old September 17, 2014, 03:26 PM   #87
sfed
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 16, 2012
Posts: 121
The most comfortable holster for my carry weapon is an IWB holster made by N82 Tactical. It is so comfortable I forget I even have it on me. They will make a holster for your weapon and I would bet you will be more than satisfied!!

Edited to add: N82 Tactical is made in the USA!!!
__________________
_________________
When seconds count the police are only minutes away
NRA Lifetime Membership
sfed is offline  
Old September 26, 2014, 11:27 AM   #88
markman
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 19, 2005
Posts: 33
I just received a kydex holster from "4 Corners Concealment" that I really like. It's made as well or better as any big name brand I've had, but it only cost about $40. It's their "Scorpion IWB KYDEX® Holster"

http://www.4cornersconcealment.com/default.asp

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
markman is offline  
Old September 27, 2014, 12:28 PM   #89
Sebastian the Ibis
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 30, 2008
Location: "The Gunshine State"
Posts: 1,538
Comp-Tac. 100% leather holsters do not work in the South Florida heat and humidity. Comp-Tac has a nice mix of leather and plastic.
Sebastian the Ibis is offline  
Old October 2, 2014, 12:49 PM   #90
340PD
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 18, 2007
Location: central MN
Posts: 993
For all around usefulness at a reasonable price, and IWB,

Garrett's Silent Thunder models. Leather lined kydex.



340PD is offline  
Old December 11, 2014, 02:46 PM   #91
chiltech500
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: November 18, 2013
Location: N of Allentown PA
Posts: 447
++ Garretts Silent Thunder. I love leather holsters and have many. The Garret Kydex sold with my Commander sized 1911 I would have loved to have kept if it fit another pistol in my collection. Have not seen/used another kydex holster that I would buy after owning the Garrett.
chiltech500 is offline  
Old December 11, 2014, 08:03 PM   #92
GBExpat
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: November 5, 2007
Location: Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia, USA
Posts: 1,892
Quote:
Who makes your favorite functional holsters?
Roy Baker. My favorite holster is still the black leather pancake holster that I bought in 1975(6?) for my Walther.
__________________
VCDL Member / NRA Life Member
A Firearms Shooter & Enthusiast for over 50 Years, a Reloader since 1968.
My first CWP (Virginia) is dated 14Apr75.
GBExpat is offline  
Old December 12, 2014, 10:34 AM   #93
Wishoot
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 6, 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 981
Of the couple dozen holsters I own for various guns, the only company I've bought from multiple times is High Noon.
__________________
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Wishoot is offline  
Old December 24, 2014, 02:16 AM   #94
Lycidas Janwor
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 19, 2014
Posts: 80
great, thread, so many options...
Lycidas Janwor is offline  
Old December 24, 2014, 03:24 AM   #95
GRIZ22
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 4, 2006
Posts: 4,267
DeSantis. Speed Scabbard my favorite.
GRIZ22 is offline  
Old December 24, 2014, 11:46 AM   #96
kayak-man
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 3, 2009
Location: PAC-NW but I'm playing on the beach in Florida for a while
Posts: 978
I've been using a Keepers Concealment AIWB for the past couple weeks. It's hands down my new favorite holster!
__________________
if you don't have time to do something right the first time, you're sure as hell not going to have enough time to do it right the second time.

Blessed be the lord, my strength, who trains my hands for war and my fingers to fight.
kayak-man is offline  
Old December 24, 2014, 12:21 PM   #97
maxxhavoc
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 8, 2008
Posts: 252
For IWB, the only holsters I have kept are the Comp-Tac Minotaur and an Aliengear Cloak Tuck IWB. Both are good.

Surprisingly, the less expensive Aliengear is the one I prefer for everyday carry. It stays cooler and chafes less.

The Comp-tac supports a heavy 1911 better.
maxxhavoc is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.