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Who makes your favorite functional holsters?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Tony_the_tiger, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. Scarpia

    Scarpia Member

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    Me too...

    I was looking for a slide belt with open bottom holster for my Browning BDA 380 but wasn't crazy about spending the bucks to see if those available were just OK. I decided to acquire the tools and materials from a local leather supply house and make my own. After two 'proof of concept' holsters, I came up with one then another that are "functional". I basically used the same process as described above. I now have a gun that feels comfortable on my hip with a forward cant that fits my body and arm motion and more importantly, doesn't pop out. The Browning BDA 380 and my S&W 36 (both in nickle) are those special guns that I'm willing to spend big bucks for a holster but only if it fits me and the guns.
     
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  2. WRGADog

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    Mitch Rosen for my Kimber Solo.
     
  3. sfed

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    I have an N82 Tactical inside the waistband holster which they make for your specific carry weapon, the absolute most comfortable all day carry holster I have ever seen. I forget it is there most of the time, no pinch pressure points just all around excellent holster in my opinion.
     
  4. Vodoun da Vinci

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    Super thanks for the heads up on Garrett! I don't have one yet but this looks like something I'd like to try. I'm a die hard Appendix carry aficionado and Garrett has some pretty cool super slim stuff for this style of carry.

    Wouldn't have researched it with yer prompt, pix, and recommendation!

    VooDoo
     
  5. Tophernj

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    Yeah... Thanks for costing me money!!!

    I ordered a paddle holster and mag holders from them the other day. Anxiously awaiting their arrival.

    C
     
  6. possumbelly220

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    I've only just started ccw'ing this summer but I'm really impressed with the Kusiak Leather holsters I have for my LCP and Shield. Thin so they don't add much girth, but stout enough to hold everything in place. $35.

    http://www.kusiakleather.com/
     
  8. iblong

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    I mostly carry IWB and could open a used holster store like many others here.
    The only holsters I buy these day's are all leather.By Milt sparks or TTgunleather
    The latter getting the nod for the last Three.
     
  9. nbragtop

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    I am a big guy stomach and love handles so holsters just dont fit well. Here is what works for me. The best feel and fit is a Crossfiregear.com "Alaskan" bandolier for my 6 1/2" Judge or N frame S&W's or Ruger SP 101 4.2". And you will not beat the quality. For OWB, Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake for my , Ruger SP 101 4.2" or S&W 642. Neither imprint on me with a loose fitting shirt over them.
     
  10. TomJ

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    Cooks. I use them for both IWB and tuckable.
     
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    The most comfortable holster for my carry weapon is an IWB holster made by N82 Tactical. It is so comfortable I forget I even have it on me. They will make a holster for your weapon and I would bet you will be more than satisfied!!

    Edited to add: N82 Tactical is made in the USA!!!
     
  13. markman

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    I just received a kydex holster from "4 Corners Concealment" that I really like. It's made as well or better as any big name brand I've had, but it only cost about $40. It's their "Scorpion IWB KYDEX® Holster"

    http://www.4cornersconcealment.com/default.asp

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    Comp-Tac. 100% leather holsters do not work in the South Florida heat and humidity. Comp-Tac has a nice mix of leather and plastic.
     
  15. 340PD

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    For all around usefulness at a reasonable price, and IWB,

    Garrett's Silent Thunder models. Leather lined kydex.

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  16. chiltech500

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    ++ Garretts Silent Thunder. I love leather holsters and have many. The Garret Kydex sold with my Commander sized 1911 I would have loved to have kept if it fit another pistol in my collection. Have not seen/used another kydex holster that I would buy after owning the Garrett.
     
  17. GBExpat

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    Roy Baker. My favorite holster is still the black leather pancake holster that I bought in 1975(6?) for my Walther.
     
  18. Wishoot

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    Of the couple dozen holsters I own for various guns, the only company I've bought from multiple times is High Noon.
     
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    great, thread, so many options...
     
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    DeSantis. Speed Scabbard my favorite.
     
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    I've been using a Keepers Concealment AIWB for the past couple weeks. It's hands down my new favorite holster!
     
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    For IWB, the only holsters I have kept are the Comp-Tac Minotaur and an Aliengear Cloak Tuck IWB. Both are good.

    Surprisingly, the less expensive Aliengear is the one I prefer for everyday carry. It stays cooler and chafes less.

    The Comp-tac supports a heavy 1911 better.
     
  23. bbooker

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    Just ordered a N82 professional after seeing it on this thread. Looks good.
     
  24. johnnyace762

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    I'm getting into tactical shooting, so I'm learning a lot about kydex holsters. I'm my opinion, a classic Smith & wesson or colt wheel gun deserve a quality leather holster. But for my Glock, I prefer kydex. I've tried a few custom makers who do decent work, but the best I've found so far is T-Rex Arms Kydex. The company is only a year old but they are making amazing stuff. Pictred here is a Ragnarok holster(which is what I have). Mine is mounted to a G-Code paddle. They also make great IWB and appendix holsters.

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