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Save Yourself The Hassel ( & The Wasted Money ) Buy The Leather Holster First.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Treo, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    I am looking at a pile of nylon holsters I bought for CC. 3 clip ons, 1 shoulder holster that might actually work if I ever have to wear a suit, but which I will probably never wear. And 2 Kydex models . They are. a Gunmate™ clip on 18.00$ Ambi holster™ shoulder holster 25.00$ Uncle Mike's™ 15.00$ & a Fobus™ OWB that I paid 25.00$ for plus an AMS™ (12.00$) that isn't a TOTAL waste because I use it to store my RIA in the safe. And finally another Uncle Mike's™ kydex IWB that cost 25.00$ .Total price 120.00$ . All for the same gun each one was gonna be the last & I spent all that money trying to avoid spending 67.89 $ for a leather IWB (Galco) with belt ties that actually stays where I put it. ( just like all of you told me it would)

    Bottom line if you're a new CCW guy and you want to save a buck or two Go buy the 60.00$ leather holster to begin with. you'll be glad you did
     
  2. bluez4u

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    A nice leather is the way to go.....
     
  3. NWdude83

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    cough*Kydex*cough
     
  4. armoredman

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    Leather is better.


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  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    While I like to get good stuff cheap as much as the next guy, spending 25% of the cost of your gun on a good carry system (mind you, this is the holster, belt and spare ammo carrier) is money well spent and will cost you less in the long run.
     
  6. the naked prophet

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    I agree, leather is better. I may be a bit biased:

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  7. go_bang

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    I must be weird. All of my holsters are the cheap nylon stuff and I'm happy witb them.
     
  8. teknoid

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    I'm glad I didn't make that mistake. I've only bought one cheap holster, and that was for my truck gun. Leather is the way to go.
    I've been lucky, too. I don't even have a "holster box" full of unusable refuse.
     
  9. PTK

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    While I do have some DeSantis leather holsters, my favorite by far are still my Blade-Tech holsters. They're polymer, but quality is on par with good leather holsters and I don't have to worry about getting them wet (sweat) or having trouble holstering/drawing while they "break in" like leather needs to.
     
  10. NWdude83

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    In my personal opinion leather is old school. Kydex is the future. I'm not saying leather isn't good. I'm just saying Kydex is like polymer pistols.
     
  11. Caimlas

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    Cheaply made, overpriced, ugly, and uncomfortable, you mean? :p

    *ducks*
     
  12. Feanaro

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    Some of us are a little... curvy. Kydex does not like curves. Kydex is hard. I am soft. I bend. Kydex does not.
     
  13. Phelptwan

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    I've only picked up one cheap holster for range duty (fobus) then my other two are for open carry and concealed (desantis and Milt Sparks).
     
  14. The Lone Haranguer

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    I personally don't care for a hard Kydex holster in my waistband. The one I have is much less comfortable than the Galco Royal Guard for the same gun.
     
  15. Treo

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    I tried the kydex & it didn't work for me.

    Also my ccw is a CZ75B in .40 a it seems no one actually makes a holster for them. The holster I ended up W/ was actually a summer comfort for a Sig-Sauer P-226.

    PS I AM old school
     
  16. The Lone Haranguer

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    That is very interesting. I find my PCR compact to fit nicely in a Summer Comfort for a P228/9.
     
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    I couldn't find a leather IWB holster that I actually wanted for less than $100.
     
  18. Treo

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    QUOTE: " I couldn't find a leather IWB holster that I actually wanted for less than $100."

    Which ( in my case) would have still been a 20$ savings
     
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    It was closer to $125 I think.
     
  20. Treo

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    when you add the 120 I spent on nylon to the 68.00$ I spent when I came to my senses I still came out ahead

    Its your money you want kydex, buy kydex
     
  21. Nightwing

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    Yes. I will be buying a full in the pant paddle holster for comforts sake molded to contour the hip, as soon as I get my CCW.
    This is the same concept as the people that drop 1500 bucks on an AR-15 and buy the cheapest bulk ammo they can find online. If the gun was worth it, the accessories and ammo are worth it too.
     
  22. The Bushmaster

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    I have two concealed carry holsters at present. The rest I either wore out or just plain tossed. My two holsters are; for summer carry: A Kramer Leather. And for winter carry: A Kellogg Leather. I like them both...
     
  23. Myrdhyn

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    For those saying Kydex is better: Agreed

    For those saying leather is more comfortable: Agreed

    The solution: Crossbreed IWB or Crossbreed Supertuck. The comfort of leather but the benefits of Kydex. I will probably never buy any other holster unless I need an OWB holster for some reason.
     
  24. Black Majik

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    If you're gonna get Kydex, get Kydex. Not the injection molded stuff. Get good quality Kydex like Bladetech, Kytac, or Comptac.

    If you go leather, you can't skimp out either. Go Milt Sparks, Alessi, Del Fatti etc.

    Cheap holster is a cheap holster is a cheap holster. Regardless of material.
     
  25. Treo

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    Bump bumpity bump bump bump
     
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