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New Gun, What IWB Holster?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mnw42, May 29, 2008.

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Best IWB for a Commander

  1. Cross Breed Super Tuck

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. Milt Sparks Watch 6

    18 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Comp-Tac Minotaur

    15 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. Other....

    26 vote(s)
    39.4%
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  1. mnw42

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  2. redneckrepairs

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    Congrats on the XSE I like everything about mine ( a pre dove tail sight .45 ) except the duck butt grip safety which i will replace with a wilson or something eventually .

    As to your question I also would go with the Sparks of the holsters you have listed since i am neither modern nor open minded enough to appreciate a tupperware holster no matter how well made .... If you can get the sparks over the counter go for it , if not check out some other makers such as K&D ( i buy from them ) UBG which i have not tried but gets good reviews with short wait times , ect.. I will link you to another forum here which has some stickys that may intrest you on holster makers quality , wait times , and customer service , now note that some of the posts are what you expect from the internet on the complaint threads , but some have valid points . I am not sure if you need to register to see the link , but if you do register you wont be spammed ect.. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/concealed-carry-holsters-carry-options/

    The only thing i will add and i say this because i dont know what your ccw experience is .. The holster is part of a carry system , and if you do not have a real gunbelt then buy a belt with the holster and have the loops sized to the belt . You need a stiff belt ( stiff is defined as the belt will not " roll up when worn , it maintains its full width and likely is contoured so when laid flat it resembles the smile in a smiley face instead of a straight line . That coupled with loops that fit will anchor the pistol where you put it and not allow it to shift . This is important for the draw , but that is over hyped IMHO. Where i find it to be most important ( especially with heavy all steel guns like the 1911 , hp , p7 hk , ect.. ) is for comfort and security . With a wall mart belt ( even right sized ) a heavy gun is literally a pain to carry all day every day . With a good belt it is much more comfortable .

    Food for thought if you havent thought about it , or if you ( or readers of the thread ) are inexperienced .
     
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  3. The Bushmaster

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  4. RobXD9

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    I vote other.

    I have two Comp Tac Infidels. The ability to modify the mount hardware as you see fit makes this probably the most versatile IWB holster on the market.

    Fantastic holster.
     
  5. shdwfx

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  6. BikerRN

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    I voted for the Watch Six, as I know the quality of Milt Sparks and prefer leather.

    BikerRN
     
  7. slik_rik30

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    I voted Comp-tac because of the modularity of it. I also like the kydex-leather hybrid.
     
  8. monkeykevin

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    +1 on Comp-Tac for MTAC or Gladiator
     
  9. Unisaw

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    I have a Watch Six for an HKUSP45c that I bought through Lightning Arms. It is a great holster and adds hardly anything to the width of the pistol. +1 on the need for a good belt and matching the loops to the width of the belt.
     
  10. Rinspeed

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    Sparks or Alessi for me.
     
  11. mnw42

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    I have a couple of good gun belts that I bought for carrying. I typically carry a Colt Cobra in a Bianchi Minimalist under a un-tucked shirt. I have CCWed my 22-4 under a jacket or vest when going back and forth from the range. Thanks for the links.
     
  12. possum

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    congrats on the new handgun, i use grandfather oak kydex iwb holsters and i love em.
    www.grandfatheroak.com

    i picked one up for my xd sc at a gun show in N.C. a while back and i couldn't be happier.
     
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    i voted milt, but check out ubgholsters.com too. thats what i have (canute), i like it
     
  14. white buffalo

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    Milt Sparks, well worth the wait.

    WB
     
  15. R12GS

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    comp-tac for the win.
     
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    Other.

    AKJ Concealco has earned my business. I've seen the products of other companies, and there are plenty of good ones. But for $60 you are getting a holster from Concealco that is on a par with holsters that I see in the $90 range from other makers. Great quality. I have two of them and they have held up well and are still darn nice looking and feeling. I actually am waiting on an order for two more holsters. One for my new CCW, and one for my father.
     
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    http://nm-holsters.com/

    Not a bad wait (although when I got mine it was two weeks), excellent price, great leather work.
     
  19. VHinch

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    I voted other, as my preference is for the Mitch Rosen ARG.
     
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    Blade-Tech UCH
     
  21. lions

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    I voted cross breed super tuck. A friend of mine has one and I tried it on, I really liked it. Some don't like the kydex on leather look but who is gonna see it anyway?
     
  22. JDGray

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    I voted WS1, cause there my favorite:) Thin & comfy!
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  23. rich0372

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    I voted other even though I have a Milt Sparks EC for my Sig229...I like the High Noon Holster I got recently for my Colt oficers 1911 better.

    http://www.highnoonholsters.com
     
  24. Phelptwan

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    VersaMax II
     
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