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I need a cheap ($20-$30) holster for my CZ-40b (Sig P220/226 sized)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Macchina, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. Macchina

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  2. RickW

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    I just picked up a Bare Assist from High Noon . It is well made, quite thin and it is very comfortable. It is just a few $ more than your budget but imo it's worth every cent.
     
  3. Macchina

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    It's $25! How does it conceal, is the 15 degree cant enough? Does it lock the gun in well?
     
  4. coinshooter

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    Uncle mikes makes a nice holster for about $20 that has a spot for extra mag.
     
  5. RickW

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    It conceals very well, the 15% cant seems to be a good position for me. I use it on a Kahr CW40 and it keeps the pistol in place very good.
     
  6. DWARREN123

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    Don Hume leather IWB or OWB from
    WWW.GUNNERSALLEY.COM
    I have purchased a few items from them, inexpensive and good products.
     
  7. Disaster

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    I've only heard good things about the first one, the Uncle Mikes, I recall my dad had one for years and it held up well. I just ordered several in several different sizes. Best holster for the price...and adaptable to different models...unlike kydex.
     
  8. burningsquirrels

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    the uncle mike's one is cheap and common as dirt at any gun store, so don't pay for shipping. visit your local shop.

    that said, thumbreaks slow you down, and a soft IWB like uncle mike's will just end up hurting later in the day. i know, because i use and uncle mike's and can't wait to get my leather in. it makes a huge difference. but do yourself a favor, spend a little more ($40) and get a leather one. it'll be worth it in the long run, instead of buying cheap now and then a leather after the rash and bruise.
     
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    oh and by the way, if you run into extra money, the 12 round mec-gar cz-75 40sw magazines from cdnninvestments.com can give you 12+1 instead of the factory 10+1... a must for a carry piece.
     
  10. Macchina

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    yeah, I saw those mags after I ordered my gun from CDNN and an extra factory mag for $30!
     
  11. burningsquirrels

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    ouch! it seems like they're stabbing people for those magazines.
     
  12. Disaster

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    Local stores seem to want $15 to $20 dollars for Uncle Mikes so it was worth it to me to place an order...especially since I bought a few, which amortized the shipping. The nice thing about having a couple sizes of Uncle Mikes is you are set to carry any gun you might have or pick up that way...Leather is a little more limited and Kydex is very model specific.

    The Uncle Mikes he was looking at didn't have a retention strap.

    A fabric holster will be a little more comfortable than a Kydex one, unless the Kydex one comes with a leather sweat shield. I agree that leather is the most comfortable.
     
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    the second holster has a retention strap, which is why i mentioned it.

    i use the same uncle mike's with an XD-9sc and it's pretty uncomfortable compared to the leather one i tried from a store. yes, it's model specific, but that's why it ends up working better - better fit against hte body and better fit for retention. but if in his case he has a monday wednesday and friday gun and a tuesday thursday gun and a weekend gun, then i guess it'd work to have a universal holster lol.
     
  14. Disaster

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    The Bare Assist doesn't come with a sweat shield unfortunately. A similarly inexpensive, leather holster I've read good reviews about is JMG's. He sells them with and without sweatshields and in several different models.

    I'm going to order the tuckable model myself.

    http://www.jmgholsters.com/iwb.htm
     
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    Cheap + IWB = PAIN (in my own experience).

    Uncle Mikes "Super Belt Slide" Size 20 fits a CZ-75, CZ-52, and 1911 style guns. Not IWB but it is pretty comfortable.
     
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    Woops...missed that...focused on first one and missed second one...probably because I discounted the one with retention strap right off the bat.

    If he is like me, he has a hankering to occasionally carry a different gun...especially when you first buy it and shoot it. After the initial glow wears off I usually end up going back to my tried and true carry. The Uncle Mikes make a good mistress holster. :)

    If you want to know pain get a mini Kydex IWB with no sweat shield. Sweat retention in a small package but just try to drive with that thing jabbing you in the back. :-$
     
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    I have a question. If ordering a Comp-Tac MTAC or CTAC holster body for a CZ 40B, which model will fit it best? The Sig 220/226 non-rail is what I am thinking, so I am going to order an MTAC for my USP and order a spare body for the SIG 220 non-rail, see if it works for the 40B I will have next week.
     
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    I really like this one from JMG:
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    only problem is I don't know how well I will be able to conceal OWB with such a big gun.
     
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    I'm not comfortable with an OWB, even with a compact gun like the M&Pc. It is considerably more limiting on dress. Need a large button down shirt buttoned at least part way (I've had the wind catch an unbuttoned one and expose me) or a jacket.

    Also, the grip handle, the most telling problem, never stays as close to the body with an OWB as it does when tucked under my belt with an IWB. Heck, in my younger days I just used to tuck the gun under my belt, with no holster.

    This second issue is probably a lot related to body physique. If you are heavier than me your mid section might stick out further and help disguise the gun. I'm no real skinny guy but I've never found an OWB that lays the gun against my waistline. Also, a 2" stiff gun belt would probably help, but I prefer something that lets me where my regular belts.
     
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    the CZ-40b is an awesome gun. but for conceal, i just don't know. you can high ride it... but the gun is so light, when you load 12 rounds it gets very top heavy and would probably flop outwards. i can only see myself CCW'ing it in cold weather where i'd wear a sweater both indoors and out.

    that JMG site looks like the ticket for my bersa 380 cc though...
     
  21. NG VI

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    How about holsters made for the P-01? That seems like the ticket.

    I also don't really like OWB much, the gun always feels like it is really out there, too far from my body, so almost no matter what clothes I wear around it, I have a big ole PISTOL!!!! profile sticking through my shirt.
     
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    the 40b is bigger in circumference than the P-01. been there, tried that.

    in general, OWB = fail unless you're OCing IMO. when you're IWBing, your belt hugs it in close and helps it dissapear under your shirt.
     
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    So the P-01 will not work, blast. How about the SIG 220 holsters? If the P-01 is a little smaller than the 40B, would the 220 fit it on the money?
     
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    it's never guaranteed. if you go to czshooters or czforums, you'll see the wide array of holsters i've tried. for paddle, i use a ruger 97. i tried a ruger 97 leather OWB, it didn't fit. I tried a sig 220 OWB, it didn't fit. i tried a sig comp holster, it works good. i tried an XD belt holster, it works great. i tried an XD IWB holster, it didn't work.

    bottom line is, unless it specifically says 40b, you're rolling the dice. luckily i have a credit card and a generous bass pro shops. this one girl at the return counter knows me as the holster return guy. i've bought as many as eight at one time and had to return them all.
     
  25. Macchina

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    I have a plastic fobus paddle holster molded just for the P220/226 (with rail), and it fits my 40b. The gun goes in canted about 2 degrees from what the P220 is supposed to go in, but it locks in there good and tight. I think I'm now looking for a leather IWB holster. Which one of these two styles:
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