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Phalanx holsters. Pretty cool.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by 1KPerDay, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. 1KPerDay

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    Well so far I'm impressed. For the cost of a cheap belt slide plastic holster for one pistol I have one that so far works for range use and possibly informal match use for a Glock 30, SIG P226, and Beretta PX4. Which is damn cool for my needs. Will try shortly with CZ75, brig, hi Power and the standard glocks. Supposed to work for 150+ pistols.

    I got mine on amazon for $34 shipped. The compact model with the open bottom. From what I can see it's more accommodating than the full size with closed bottom.
    https://phalanxsystems.com/products/stealth-operator-holster-full-size-rh-black-owb/
     
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    Thanks for the link! Very interesting, especially with the concept of one size fits all (well mostly)!
     
  3. Geldarr

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    I have the compact IWB model, and it's not too bad. It fits Glocks perfectly. It fits a Walther PPS M2 okay (not perfect, but it does click in and hold). There were a few sharp edges that needed to be sanded smooth, but overall they seem to be a decent value.

    I'll try to test a few more pistols over the weekend and add to the list.
     
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    I finally got around to trying a few more pistols in the holster... Where did the time go?
    • Taurus PT92 - Fits pretty well, slight click
    • Diamondback DB9FS - Fits great, clicks in and out. Very secure, but it makes sense, as this pistol is very similar to a G17
    • Citadel 1911 full size - Fits so-so, but not as well as I'd like
    • Polymer 80 compact - Trigger guard is too different; pass
    • Ruger SR22 pistol - Fits great! I was a little surprised, but it clicks in nicely, and works well
    • Browning Buckmark - Nope.
    I can see this product being very useful for those pistols that don't have a lot of market support, but are still very serviceable. Overall, I think this holster is worth the $25, and might make someone's box o' holsters a little smaller in the long run. I might have pick up a full size OWB holster from Phalanx one of these days to see how that rides (now that jacket weather has arrived in SC).

    Hope this small list might help somebody else out.
     
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  5. 1KPerDay

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    Beretta/Taurus 92 size fit great in mine. Glock 41 fits great.

    1911 is the only one I’ve tried so far that feels a little iffy.
     
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    Add another (and it's a weird one) to the list:

    • Grendel P-10 actually fits okay-ish. Even though it's got an unusually shaped oversize trigger guard, it clicks in and holds. There's a little wiggle, but not bad. Acceptable for IWB.

    I don't have one, but I bet the Kel-tec P11 would fit really well, based on the Grendel fitting as well as it does.

    Side note: the P-10 is funky in a cool way. Got it for $75, so I'm not out too much. People tend to either love or hate them. I'll let everyone know after I shoot it...

    Obligatory pictures (because it did happen):
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    I just put mine in my range/match bag in case my primary holster fails or I forget it (more likely) or someone at the match needs a holster. Pretty nifty and functional idea.
     
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    Thanks for posting that. Am at the beginnings to find a OWB for the S&W 6904. That is a pretty long compatible list.
     
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    Update: Glocks including the G41 fit perfectly. CZ75 fits fairly well with some interference from the slide stop pin when holstering, but it comes out fine. Some retention but doesn't "lock" in. Probably fine for informal match or field use.

    After reevaluation the P226 fits too tighly to be usable for competition but it's nice and snug for field use... just don't expect it to come out in a hurry.
     
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    For any interested, pics of my G41 in the stealth operator compact. This is probably a better holster for informal IDPA or "concealed" use since the loops pull the holster in pretty snug. Or maybe just not fat dudes like me :uhoh:
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  12. jmr40

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    I have 2-3 of those and really like them. Generally speaking I like the compact better.
     
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    I bought the compact for my S&W 469, and it worked very well. I have since given the 469 and holster to my grandson.
     
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