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Looking for a New Holster

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ?uesto, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. ?uesto

    ?uesto Loaded Pockets

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking for a new holster. It'd mostly be for home carry and when I go hiking and camping, so I think I'm going to go OWB. I've got a few IWB holsters that work fine, but I'd like something more comfortable that I don't need to conceal.

    I'm also not opposed to spending a bit more for a nice leather one, especially if it can stand up to sweat and other moisture (I'm in Florida). I'd like some advice on retention, and a few recommendations on models if you have any, (open to custom work).

    I'm not usually rolling around or anything when I go hiking or camping, but if I did take a tumble, it'd be good to know my gun won't go anywhere. Any recommendations on a snapped strap, versus a Carrylok type system, or something like Safariland's ALS system? I know I couldn't do leather on the Safariland, but security is more important than a sense of heritage I seek in going with leather.

    Thanks!

    Weapon: Sig P229
     
  2. Trespasser

    Trespasser Loaded Pockets

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    I like the Double D Diamond Guide Chest Holster. Allows easy access to pistol when carrying a pack. Other option would be a drop leg. I've tried other modes and it seems like my pack waistband is always in the way.

    Mounted it to my pack waist belt one time and when I took it off I didn't have my firearm. Didn't like that much.
     
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  3. les snyder

    les snyder Loaded Pockets

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    my competition holster is a Blade Tech WRS with a thumb released spring loaded hood... dropped and offset, but not a drop leg holster... I used a Blackhawk SERPA with a 1911 and Glock, but changed to the Blade Tech after a knee jerk prohibition on their use by a local club due to the proximity of the release button to trigger location

    pic of the Blade Tech... I had to make a slightly longer hood to clear the aftermarket rear sight...
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    pic of the SERPA in use at the 2010 Ft Benning 3 gun match

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  4. W-D

    W-D Loaded Pockets

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  5. Crazy Chester

    Crazy Chester Loaded Pockets

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    I also live in Florida, and am quite fond of UBG Holsters.
     
  6. LivingUpNorth

    LivingUpNorth Loaded Pockets

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    I'm a big fan of the Blackhawk SERPA for my XD-45 for outdoor adventure. I also have an older Blackhawk pancake holster (leather) which is nice when I want my XD tucked in a little tighter. It's roughly the same price as my Gould & Goodrich pancake holster for my 1911. They're both high quality leather and have strong snaps on the thumb break for good retention.

    I've tried two different Condor nylon, drop-leg holsters, but I could never get them to stay put. It probably doesn't help having a full-sized, double stack .45. That, or not being totally ripped with huge quads to keep them steady. ;)
     
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    Durandal64 Loaded Pockets

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    If you need active retention, the ALS is pretty much the benchmark. I love my ALS, and have not looked at the thumb-snap type retention since. If active retention is not a deal breaker, why not go Raven Concealment or G-Code? I've done some pretty aggressive classes and shooting matches, and never had a gun pop loose from my RCS Phantom holsters. Prince Gunleather is my go-to leather guy. I know him personally and his stuff is art. You're looking north of 100 bucks on all these options, but why put a 500-800 dollar gun in a 20 dollar holster?

    I've had 2 Serpa's go tits up on me during a class and match. Never again. Since moving up to a more premium product, I've had no issues.
     
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    Highly recommend the WWII Tankers Holster. It fits a number of guns and holds them securely. If you want better than the standard military replicas check out the custom from Old El Paso Leather.
     
  9. Telstar

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    london bridge used to make a nice nylon tanker holster. Mine has been great
     
  10. BigEd

    BigEd Loaded Pockets

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    I own 2 serpa's, 1911 and a Sig. Use them at the range and that's about it.
    Don't do many comps other than turkey shoots and range days. I am not a quickdraw guy which brings inherent dangers of it's own.

    Too many incidents like this:

    !!! CAUTION FOUL LANGUAGE !!!

     
  11. Nenavist

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    Give a look at Stealth Gear USA holsters.
     
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  12. Austinwolv

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    Safariland GLS: awesome holster for ease, natural grip, and security. Accommodates a huge array of different pistols in case you carry different guns or even change primary gun in the future.

    Avoid Serpa.

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  13. Nenavist

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    Have a look at Remora holsters :). Plenty of options to choose with Remora.