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What attributes add up to make a cool holster?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 10-Ring, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. 10-Ring

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    Well, my poll re: kydex holsters is closed. I'm moving on now to "what attributes should I look for in a cool holster?" If the gun makes a difference, this will be for my USP 9 & 45.
     
  2. BerettaNut92

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    Open (range) carry: Slick draw, comfort. Looks good a bonus.

    Conceal carry: Concealable, secure, comfort.

    USP9 and 45 I assume you won't be CCW'ing these, and everyone on HKPRO seems to recommend the Blade-Techs.

    Not sure if you still want the CF ones though. They looked kinda funny.
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    Yeah, unfortunately, the CF holsters I've seen do look "funny" Kinda like some of my son's old arts & crafts projects :p I'm gonna check out a few leather holsters before I start investing again.
     
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    Oh, no, the "Iwannacoolgun" virus has mutated. Get Atlanta on the phone, now!:D

    For coolness and tacticality, hue is the most important feature. Black is key.:D
     
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    At least the CDC can treat Ibola :banghead: the "Iwannacoolgun" virus is as bad as "Iwannacoolknife" & "Iwannacoolholster" strains of the disease :banghead: :neener:
     
  6. Smoke

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    I gotta cool gun. I gotta cool holster.

    At least that's what I think and I don't care what youthink.

    Don't worry about what's cool or looks good. Get what works for YOU
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    Absolutely smoke, I'm not overlooking function for looks. It's gotta work & work well plus be of better than average quality because I don't want to have a box full o leather when I'm done w/ this quest ;)
     
  8. Smoke

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    Ok 10ring.

    Several thing to consider:

    Get on Ebay and buy used holsters to figure out what you do/don't like. You can always resell them.

    Borrow friends holsters if they have them that fit your gun.

    Try inexpensive holsters (uncle Mikes, Bianchi, G&G, Galco)
    When you are fairly confident of what you like, go to a caompetent saddlemaker and have him do a custom job for you. Now that is "Cool" (to me anyway)

    I have a box full of leather but I like having a box full of leather. I really only use two holsters. But I have options should I decide I want to do something else.

    Thats, my $.02
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    Thanks for the advice smoke!
     
  10. BerettaNut92

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    10-ring if you want to try a Sparks gimme a holler. I have my sharky USP45C rig, but according to someone it may fit your 9C.
     
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    Smoke,
    Good answer. I must be prescient, I followed your advice several months ago.
    Started buying the holsters on eBay even before I got the .45 (long waiting period here in PRK).
    I have 5 or 6 now, but only one that I like. And yes, I'll just go back on eBay as a seller and get rid of the others (maybe).
    Having a bunch of holsters that don't fit THIS gun right might just give me the excuse to buy the guns that WILL fit right! :p
     
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