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Yaqui slide holsters anyone?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by duckjihad, Nov 23, 2007.

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  1. duckjihad

    duckjihad Member

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    Am looking at one of the slide type holsters from EP saddlery or Don Hume. I know these are good makers, but what do you guys who own one think of the holster type? Does the gun stay secure? Comfy?
     
  2. varoadking

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    I have several from Galco...they work very well with my 1911's, SiG's, and Smith 10XX and 45XX 3rd Generation pieces.

    My Makarov's also work well with the 1911 shaped slide...
     
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  4. Mad Magyar

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    For my lifestyle, the only way to go....I can't say enough about them...
    Trivia: What is the connection between Jeff Cooper & the Yaqui belt slide? :confused:
     
  5. sgphoto

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    My preferred carry holster is a Yaqui slide. It is the most comfortable holster I use. Simple, with the weight of the gun on the belt, not pushing into your waist as is common with many other OWB holsters. Here's why:

    http://kilogulf59.proboards80.com/index.cgi?board=frugal&action=display&thread=1189269716

    I have several in different sizes to fit pistols from the Makarov to a CZ97B. I prefer no retention strap. Depending on your modus operandi you might have need for such a strap.

    Here's a firm that makes first rate holster, IMO, as good as Don Hume or Galco, for less money.

    http://stores.ebay.com/GRIPS-AND-HOLSTERS

    Very good products at very good prices for the ones I bought. I also have Don Hume and Galco holsters that are quality and well made. You won't go wrong with either.

    Steve
     
  6. curmudgeon and anarchist

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    They're good, but sometimes the muzzle of a pistol will poke out from underneath my shirt.
     
  7. Cannonball888

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    Slide holsters are IMO the most comfortable and are also quick for the draw. A nice variant is one that can also be worn IWB.
     
  8. sdj

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    Yep! Love mine (for a 1911).
     
  9. Leanwolf

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    I've been using a Yaqui Slide by Milt Sparks, for many years, with my Colt's Lightweight Commander, and Colt's Govt Model. Works fine.

    The only caveat is that if one is up and down quite often at work, etc., sitting in a chair with arms, it is possible for the arm of the chair to dislodge the pistol if one isn't careful.

    I have a picture of me standing next to Jeff Cooper, at Gunsite, in 1981. Cooper's Colt's Govt. Model can easily be seen residing in his Yaqui Slide, made by Milt Sparks. He had it on the entire week I was there.

    Answering the triva question, Jeff Cooper and Milt Sparks designed the Yaqui Slide for Cooper's use.

    FWIW.

    L.W.
     
  10. The Lone Haranguer

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    I have had Don Hume "First Agent" holsters (a short belt slide, not exactly like the "Yaqui Slide," though) in the past. To answer your specific question, they do hold the gun well enough, as well as tuck the butt in. Still, if my cover garment were to ride up, I would rather not expose the bottom of the slide and/or barrel.

    One thing a short belt slide will do is allow guns of the same type/frame size but of different barrel lengths to be used in the same holster. OTOH, if you can afford multiple guns of this type, you can afford holsters made for each of them. ;)

    What is the reason for the name "Yaqui Slide"? (Not a trivia question; I actually don't know. :confused:;))
     
  11. Mad Magyar

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    Nice job Leanwolf....:)
    As far as the origin of Yaqui, we know he received a nice prototype holster while visiting El Salvador and proceeded with M. Sparks on the final design....I'm sure he had seen enough of tribal Indians using their belt or sash to hold a weapon of sorts. However, I believe the Yaqui, indigenous to his home turf in AZ was more for marketing than any historical significance...
    Perhaps, someone else has more to add.....
     
  12. Shipwreck

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    I use a Galco Matrix holster for my HK USPc - It is a polymer version, but essentially the same design. I like it.
     
  13. aguyindallas

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    I personally love my Don Hume JIT Slide holsters. I have them for all of my carry guns. They are comfortable, quick to draw and IMHO cause less leather wear. The thing you have to keep in mind is that when I wear blue jeans, I find that even though I carry in the 3 o'clock spot, the muzzle seems to slightly rub on the rivet in the jeans and has left a mark or two on my guns.

    Mine have been very durable and they are easy to get your hands on. Sure, its not a $150.00 custom leather holster, but it does a great job for me. Since I dont open carry, I dont really care if people see my custom leather anyway.
     
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