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Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by SHusky57, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. SHusky57

    SHusky57 Member

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    Which holsters are the best bang for the buck for OWB? Mainly to use in IPSC/IDPA or general range use.

    The Uncle Mike's sidekick holster seems great, but I wonder how long it can hold up to stress.

    The $12-20 Glock holsters also seem pretty well-made for the price.
     
  2. chinpokojed

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    I'll second the recommendation for the Glock Sport Combat Holster, great retention and it holds the Glock high and tight to the body. For around $14 it's pretty much unbeatable, unfortunately only available for Glocks. ;)

    Another bonus is that there is a large version for the 21/30/20/29, and a small version for all the rest of the Glock models. Pretty convenient if you have multiple Glocks you carry.
     
  3. SHusky57

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    Are there any good online vendors for the G21SF Sport holster?

    I think mine is for the standard glocks but it fits my G21, G30, and G36 all pretty well.

    Anyone know a cheap OWB holster for a 1911 or BHP (looking specifically for BHP)?
     
  4. Hungry Seagull

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    I happened to use a uncle mike's for the hip belt on the pants. It does a good job. Ive been wearing the thing around the house for weeks every day. It hasnt failed me yet.

    I tend to use the smart carry to the range though. Good for a rationed amount of rounds vs paper target in high speed drawing and shooting.

    I did buy a blackhawk plastic holster that goes onto the gun belt and had a sort of a built in plastic flap that releases the trigger group and draws extremely FAST but it ends up sitting in the box alot because... uncle mike's does the job adequately.

    I also use the Uncle Mike's for range as well. It tends to reassure people on the firing line when they see a holstered gun instead of a potential muzzle sweep. In the beginning, it was stiff and hard to work well but I would think it is good for starting off.

    But one day maybe one of those special leather holsters with a retention strap strong enough to hold my entire body weight should bad guy fight for my gun would be the one I would want to own.

    A 10 dollar belt from the mall does not cut it either, you need a real stout belt before wearing IMHO.
     
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    Don Hume open top.
     
  6. David E

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    "Cheap" is not an easy term to define.

    If you buy a "cheap" holster that is utter crap and you end up buying something better for more money, then that "cheap" holster really ended up costing more, as it was worthless.

    Rob Leatham, the Legend of the IPSC game told me in 93 to "start out with what you'll end up with. It's cheaper."

    And it's true.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the High Noon holsters. They are of excellent quality, they are inexpensive, and many of them are in stock and ready to ship at a moment's notice. The company's customer service reps also are friendly and easy to deal with, either by phone or online. I have no stake or stock in the company, by the way; only wish I did. :)
     
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    Why not use your CCW holster?

    Seems like it would be good practice to use the same holster for carry and comp.
     
  10. David E

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    Uncle Mike's kydex and nylon, for that matter, are "adequate" for casual use. For the money, they are alright.

    Serious gun toters and shooters do not use them.
     
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    I think some of the Don Hume ones are pretty decent. I find the cheap nylon ones to be pretty useless. A good belt is important too.
     
  12. Just One Shot

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    I personally like the Blackhawk Serpa for OWB but if you want a good value on a leather holster you might want to check these out:

    http://www.jmgholsters.com/owb.htm

    I have 2 of their IWB and am satisfied with their price and function.
     
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  13. SHusky57

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    IPSC requires OWB and I CCW a G36 rather than toting around my G21.

    I just got a Blackhawk Serpa for the G21 and it's a fantastic value.

    I just need to find one of similar ilk for my Browning Hi-Power and I'll be good to go.
     
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    I'm very happy with the Fobus line of holsters. They are polymer injected, adjustable and securely hold your pistol in place.

    They have a slick feel and yet are not slippery. They are inexpensive and made with quality:

    www.fobusholster.com/

    Red
     
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    I like leather holsters, and have never found both inexpensive and good quality. Considering how much a decent handgun costs, even high quality leather seems pretty affordable to me.
     
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    I know alot of people don't like them but, i like the Fobus Holsters. JMHO.
     
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    I'll give a shout for Fobus too. I've used them on two deployments and found them to work very well. I had a G-Code as well for the ol' M11 but it just wasn't as comfortable as the Fobus, so back it went.
     
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    I like my Bianchi OWB holster. It didn't cost a whole lot.

    I use a crappy Mike's IWB for my PA-63.
     
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    They don't require an OWB, as it's not a rule.

    It's perfectly acceptable to shoot from an IWB at an IPSC/USPSA match.

    If you're saying you need an OWB to be competitive, there are a few GM's that would disagree.
     
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    FOBUS is an acronym:

    Found
    Out
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    Sh**

    And it's true
     
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    if you want a low cost holster for just range use then get a Fobus.
    That's what I use for IDPA style shooting with my Sig 228.
    The cant and retention works great for me.

    Yes, they can break at the rivets if you grab the gun's grip and twist it hard enough.
    BUT, if it's just range use it'll hold up fine and do exactly what you want and cost little.

    If you're going to use it daily for a carry gun then spend the extra money on a nicer quality one.
     
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    Check out CDNN as they carry the RSR retention holsters at $17. These are the same holsters that Sig sells for their guns. I have them for all of my major guns and they have adjustable cant and are very well built - much better made and sturdier than fobus. The matching dual mag carrier is only $9 as well...

    http://www.cdnninvestments.com/gl19resedeho.html
     
  23. RedAlert

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    Tell me David E, why you dislike the Fobus brand of holsters. Is there a specific feature or item that you find fault with. Or are you just into bashing the brand? I ask this because I own several of them and can find no problem with them. Other posters agree with me; so its not just me.

    Inexpensive does not equate poor quality. Inexpensive means that they have the manufacturing process in control and find no reason to soak the end user with a major price tag.

    In my opinion, leather has more faults than do the Kydex and injection molded polymer holsters.

    They eventually do sag. They promote rust on blued weapons because they retain moisture. And they are over-priced.

    I'll grant you they do look pretty.

    Ralph
     
  24. John Parker

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    I handed out tons of them to Iraqi and Afghan sources that I had. Nice to know that there are tons of Muslims walking around with holsters that say 'Made in Israel.'
     
  25. xm21

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    I love the Fobus for my Glock 19.I hate the Fobus I bought for my Colt Combat Commander,the Colt rattles around in it so I only use it for my AMT Skipper.The AMT rattles slightly less.The Colt lives in a Galco High Ride.I think I paid 19 dollars for the Fobus for the Glock and I got no complaints.
     
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