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Looking for a holster for my new Glock G34??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by NYH1, May 15, 2012.

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  1. NYH1

    NYH1 Member

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    Bought a G34 Tactical/Practical long slide & barrel. It's going to be used more for target shooting and maybe a few GSSF matches more then anything. However, like every other pistol I own, I want to be able to carry if and when I want to. It would mostly be carried to and from the range and maybe while hunting. I'm looking for a holster that'll work for concealed carry as well as one can for a pistol of this size. Also, a must is a holster that is long enough to cover the whole length of the barrel/slide. I've alway's use leather holsters to this point. It looks like I'll need to get one made of something else for this pistol. Any ideas?

    Thanks, NYH1
     
  2. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    I've made my own, too good effect, for my G22. I use whatever materials I have on hand, and they work out pretty well. I'll have to take some pictures and post them up here when I get off work.
     
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    Raven Concealment Systems. http://www.ravenconcealment.com/ Very versatile holster system. Adjustable for cant, ride hight, even method of carry with the appropriate accessories. I bought the phantom for my G19 almost a year ago and have worn it IWB, OWB, and AIWB and still switch it up based on my needs. Sounds like a good fit for a holster that may serve several roles. As a bonus you can use it for any other 9mm/.40 framed Glock smaller than the G34 that you may have.

    How do you like that G34 by the way? I've been feeling the call of the 34/35 here lately.
     
  5. NYH1

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    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, I'm not much of a craftsman when it comes to making things like holsters. But I've like to see some pic's of the holster you made.

    frankt, I've had a really hard time finding a leather holster that will cover the whole length of the slide for a G34/35. It sticks out the bottom of my Galco Holster for my G22. I've seen a lot more kydex holsters. I've never used a kydex holster though. I'm probably going to have to get some type of kydex holster. I'm just not really sure which one to go with. I need one that will hold the pistol close to my body like my leather holsters do.

    Thanks guys, NYH1.
     
  6. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Here in about a half-hour to 45 minutes I can attempt to upload some if my computer chooses to cooperate.

    Keep in mind, if you're interested, they are extremely simplistic, using materials that some would frown on. My disclaimer is this: I'm not guaranteeing you that it will look like the others on the market, nor can I guarantee the longevity, but they are safe, they completely block the trigger guard, and extremely cheap to make. Often times, they can be made free, if you already have the materials laying around.
     
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    If it's for concealed carry Crossbreed Holsters are the Cats Meow! Very comfortable and very hard to pattern. I have three now......
     
  8. NYH1

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    Thanks for the info.

    As far as my G34 go's. . . . .I absolutely love it. It's becoming my favorite pistol. I have two other Glock's, a G22 and a G27, a SW1911, a S&W model 60 3" to name a few. I've always been an "auto guy" and Glock's are by far my first choice. I got my G22 in '99 before I got my concealed carry permit in '02. Once I got my carry permit I wanted something smaller to carry in the warmer months. So I bought my G27. I like and shoot both really well.

    A few years ago I bought a factory G31 (357 Sig) barrel for my G22. I went back and forth between the 40 S&W and 357 Sig for a while. Then settled back to the 40 S&W. All the while wanting a G19 to fit between my fullsize and sub compact models. Then I bought a Lone Wolf Distributor's 9mm conversion barrel for my G22. It's nice having three different calibers/cartridges for my G22. But I really started to like the 9mm barrel in it.

    With the idea of maybe trying my hand in the GSSF match that's coming back to the range I shoot at after not being held there the last few years. I bought the G34 instead of the G19. I only have a few hundred rounds through it so far. It's supper accurate, really fast getting back on target (like most 9mm's are), it handles awesome, the weight feels about the same as my G22 empty, it feels a little lighter when they're loaded. Of course I'm in New Yorkistan, so we're limited to 10 round mag's. unless they're pre-ban. The trigger pull is lighter and really makes a difference. Obviously it's longer then my other two Glock's, so it won't be as concealable. IMHO it's a great pistol. A G19 will be next for sure!

    NYH1.
     
  9. NYH1

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    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, no hurry, when you can get to it will be more then fine.

    gunner69, thanks. I'm going to see if I can find their web site right now.

    Thanks guys, NYH1.
     
  10. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    These holsters are made with duct-tape, an old pair of license plates, and card-board. I may get flamed for making these, and using these; but a man has to make do to adapt to any situation. I made these as cheap alternatives to not having any at all. Your mileage may vary:

    This one is an IWB holster made to fit both my G22 and Astra A-90:
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    This one is a two-position holster for the Astra A-90; Small-of-Back and OWB:
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    This is an IWB holster for my Glock 22:
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    This is a magazine pouch of sorts to go with the Glock holster (The Magazines ARE loaded):
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    forgot a couple pictures
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  13. NYH1

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    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, here in New Yorkistan we have to turn our old license plates in or we get fined. Not that they'll issue them to anyone else. New Yorkistan will make money from it's citizens anyway they can lol. That's a way to make use with what you have, that's for sure.

    NYH1.
     
  14. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Same here, but I couldn't rightfully tell you which vehicle these came off of, I've owned six. Any thin sheet metal will work, too, as long as you can bend it easily without using specialty tools. I did all this with a pair of shears and pliers.
     
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    Just added a G34 dummy gun to my inventory and will be offering holsters similar to the one I made in Safety Orange for my FNP-45 USG.

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    I just bought a 34 and had to make the same decision. I ended up with the Safariland 6378 ALS Concealment Paddle Holster. It comes with both a paddle and belt loop connector, so take your pick.

    The holster is well built, better that the blackhawk serpa CQC's I've used. The entire length of the weapon in protected, and it holds the weapon close to your side, so concealment isn't out of the question if you have a long enough cover garment.

    http://www.amazon.com/Safariland-Co...=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1337293683&sr=1-1
     
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    Check out Andrews Custom Leather. Saddle holster for outside carry. McDaniel for IWB. I used these two for work and was very happy with them. Not cheap but will hold up.
     
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    Thanks guys.

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    I ended up ordering a Bianchi 19 Thumbsnap Holster and it came today. It fits my G34 like a glove. I really like it so far. At this point I'm so impressed with it, I might have to look at other Bianchi Holsters for some of my other pistols.

    The only thing is, I wish it was black instead of tan. Are there any good ways to dye it black?

    Thanks, NYH1! ;)
     
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    Hey man nice pistol, just bought one myself. Glad you like the holster, I'm fond of leather and haven't found one I like. I'll sure check out the Bianchi


    You can dye leather but I'm no expert. I'll bet youtube has some good tutorials.
     
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    LJ Mosin freaky deeky: You're are an interesting character dude. I applaude your creativity. Good on you. Get your hands on some leather scraps and a riveter and see whatcha can do.
     
  23. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    I've been looking. Kinda. Between work and sleep, I can't do much. But yeah I'll try my hand at leather and with a riveter.


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    Enough passes with shoe polish might do it. I've dyed some shows black with it before.


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    Check out shoe repair shops, I'll bet they have some scraps they'd let you have.
     
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