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Old August 11, 2014, 09:37 AM   #76
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Me too...

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.

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Old August 11, 2014, 10:35 AM   #77
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Mitch Rosen for my Kimber Solo.
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Old August 11, 2014, 11:40 AM   #78
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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.
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Old August 11, 2014, 09:36 PM   #79
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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!

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Old August 14, 2014, 09:11 AM   #80
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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.

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Old August 14, 2014, 10:07 AM   #81
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https://www.grassburr.com/ They make some very nice cowboy rigs and custom mounts for inside your car/truck.
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Old August 14, 2014, 11:24 AM   #82
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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.

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Old August 21, 2014, 04:16 PM   #83
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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.
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Old September 11, 2014, 02:41 PM   #84
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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.
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Old September 11, 2014, 11:50 PM   #85
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Cooks. I use them for both IWB and tuckable.
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Old September 17, 2014, 03:08 PM   #86
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Simply Rugged Holsters, great craftsmanship :http://www.simplyrugged.com/
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Old September 17, 2014, 03:26 PM   #87
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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!!!
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Old September 26, 2014, 11:27 AM   #88
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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"



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Old September 27, 2014, 12:28 PM   #89
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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.
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Old October 2, 2014, 12:49 PM   #90
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For all around usefulness at a reasonable price, and IWB,

Garrett's Silent Thunder models. Leather lined kydex.

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Old December 11, 2014, 02:46 PM   #91
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++ 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.
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Old December 11, 2014, 08:03 PM   #92
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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.
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Old December 12, 2014, 10:34 AM   #93
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Of the couple dozen holsters I own for various guns, the only company I've bought from multiple times is High Noon.
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Old December 24, 2014, 02:16 AM   #94
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great, thread, so many options...
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Old December 24, 2014, 03:24 AM   #95
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DeSantis. Speed Scabbard my favorite.
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Old December 24, 2014, 11:46 AM   #96
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I've been using a Keepers Concealment AIWB for the past couple weeks. It's hands down my new favorite holster!
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Old December 24, 2014, 12:21 PM   #97
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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.
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Old December 28, 2014, 11:47 PM   #98
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Just ordered a N82 professional after seeing it on this thread. Looks good.
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Old January 2, 2015, 11:28 PM   #99
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I'm getting into tactical shooting, so I'm learning a lot about kydex holsters. I'm my opinion, a classic Smith & wesson or colt wheel gun deserve a quality leather holster. But for my Glock, I prefer kydex. I've tried a few custom makers who do decent work, but the best I've found so far is T-Rex Arms Kydex. The company is only a year old but they are making amazing stuff. Pictred here is a Ragnarok holster(which is what I have). Mine is mounted to a G-Code paddle. They also make great IWB and appendix holsters.

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Old January 3, 2015, 11:01 AM   #100
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Here is an odd option that has been working well with my G19. It allows me to carry a double stack gun with the same thickness a single stack.

Maybe not for everyone, but thin, light, easy on and off, full trigger protection, and draws like a dream. Re-holster requires some effort but not really a big deal.

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