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zero7one
15 March 2009, 22:45
I'm just curious what types of concealed carry holsters are being used out there. I'd like to know what works for you and what hasn't. I currently use a Galco Silhouette holster for my G21, which works fine for me, but I would also like to look into other options. The Silhouette rides a little high, which has its advantages and disadvantages. I would consider a IWB holster, but probably not with my G21. I've tried the ankle holster when I had a G26, but I did not personally care for that type of set up. Below are a few photos of my holster...

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww265/zero7one/2009_03_15_IMG_8278.jpg

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww265/zero7one/2009_03_15_IMG_8280.jpg

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww265/zero7one/2009_03_15_IMG_8281.jpg

OfcPowder
21 March 2009, 18:12
I personally carry a DeSantis Scorpion IWB for my Glock 26. This is a very comfortable kydex holster that I can wear for long periods of time and conceals the gun very well. I like that it doesn't collapse so I can put my gun back when I need to. The only problem is I have to buy my pants a size larger and my wife doesn't like that. As soon as I get someone to take a picture of me wearing it I'll try posting.

I also have an ankle holster setup for the G26, but I wear that only when I go to church and have a shirt and tie on. I have the same holster for my G21 that z7o has also, but I only wear that for plain-clothes duty at work. It is a good holster but does sit a little high as z7o mentioned.

I've tried the Fobus for the G26, and it's okay. I think most people have had one at some point so I don't need to go into too much detail.

I'm thinking someone needs to make a holster for an AR pistol so I can sport that around town. :P

adrenaline151
21 March 2009, 19:09
I also carry in a DeSantis IWB(Springfield Service Model XD-40). Not sure if it's the scorpion model or not. When I carried my 1911pd, I carried that in a Bianchi Minimalist and that seemed to work pretty well, but I think a 5" model would be too much for it.

Stickman
21 March 2009, 20:08
I've had my BladeTech holster for 12 or so years, way back before kydex holsters were cool. Never had any problems, and its my favorite holster.


http://stickman.rainierarms.com/galleries/Handguns/IMG_9038%20Stick%20G19.jpg

Eric
21 March 2009, 22:56
I've also been using Blade Tech OWB holsters for a long time. When I managed to break an early version, they replaced it without question. A few years ago I added a few Serpa holsters. I was in need of something with a bit more retention than a standard friction-fit open top holster. I understand the issues that some folks have issues with the retention mechanism and method of release, but it works for me.

Jay5oh
21 March 2009, 23:34
I use a G-Code:

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/purple85gt/89web.jpg

louie
22 March 2009, 07:03
A southpaw Mitch Rosen Premier for my SIG P-245:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/louiedud/DSC01443.jpg

Army Chief
22 March 2009, 10:00
My options are pretty limited while I'm still overseas, but this is my rig of choice here in Germany: an HK P7 (what we can the PSP) in a Mitch Rosen 5JR.

http://www.m3resource.com/images/rosenp7.jpg

AC

Titleist
22 March 2009, 12:02
Has anyone given the Raven Concealment Holsters a go? I'm considering one for my Kimber/X300 combo.

MMG
22 March 2009, 16:06
OWB: Mitch Rosen. IWB: Milt Sparks.

XCoastie
15 April 2009, 19:06
Titleist,

I picked up a Raven Phantom Holster for my Kimber w/ X300. When I ordered it I also picked up the IWB attachments. They aren't on yet (too damn cold in upstate NY)

Its very comfortable OWB. Very close to the body. I would buy it again. Here are a couple pics.

Let me know if this helped at all.

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd357/ADKICE/IMG_7859.jpg
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd357/ADKICE/IMG_7861.jpg
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd357/ADKICE/IMG_7860.jpg

rob_s
16 April 2009, 04:35
For 1911s I carry in a Versa Max II. I've been carrying my G19 in a Raven with the IWB clips. I was using the rubber loops, but for whatever reason the clips actually seem more comfortable.

I'm 6' and 170 lbs, and wear khakis and an untucked polo shirt virtually every day, and the IWB holsters with the loops offset to the outside like these two is what works for me. I'm also, especially lately, stuck sitting on my ass most of the day, so shorter barrel length is a concern for me even though the gun is IWB.

Army Chief
16 April 2009, 05:37
Rob,

Are you carrying a Government Model, or a reduced profile variant like the Commander or Officers?

AC

jamgusmc
3 May 2009, 16:02
When I bought my G23 about 7yrs ago I bought a sidearmor iwb and I still have it and like it. I bought a Para P14-45 last year (tax time) and a friend suggested a friend of his website *TMF* and picked up a Raven *phantom modular holster* I have found the holster to be a great iwb and very comfortable for all day wear, the only problem is, I think it would work better with a single stack 1911 for retention as my P14 easily falls out if tipped.

(Hey Stick long time no see!)[:D]

Titleist
3 May 2009, 16:39
Titleist,

I picked up a Raven Phantom Holster for my Kimber w/ X300. When I ordered it I also picked up the IWB attachments. They aren't on yet (too damn cold in upstate NY)

Its very comfortable OWB. Very close to the body. I would buy it again. Here are a couple pics.

Let me know if this helped at all.

Why did I not notice this weeks ago. Sorry, XCoastie, I never saw this post.

A couple of quick questions, is the holster lined with anything? Kinda looks like it from your pictures. i.e how the 6004s have their felt lining.

I'm gonna give RCS a call tomorrow and order a Phantom for my 1911/X300 (I hope they can accommodate for a Dawson rail).

jamgusmc
3 May 2009, 17:40
Why did I not notice this weeks ago. Sorry, XCoastie, I never saw this post.

A couple of quick questions, is the holster lined with anything? Kinda looks like it from your pictures. i.e how the 6004s have their felt lining.

I'm gonna give RCS a call tomorrow and order a Phantom for my 1911/X300 (I hope they can accommodate for a Dawson rail).

Its not lined. I have noticed the scratchs on the finish of my weapon but I think its a bad finish job to begin with as even the the parts that dont touch the holster but do touch my hand look a little worn.

travclem
4 May 2009, 17:08
I carry a G23c in a comptac MTAC IWB it is very comfortable.

GoG-Man
5 May 2009, 10:39
Raven Concealment and Glock 26 "Never leave home without it"
I use the Glock 19 holster with IWB loops with pull dot snaps.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/RichardTouch/11-17-07001.jpg

It has replaced my Bladetech IWB.

http://www.tacticaldirect.com/images/d_39.jpg

It is slimmer, and stays in place.
Both are Excellent holsters.

But the Raven is my new favorite. Not too thick, not too thin... It just right [:)]

Bighead
5 May 2009, 16:30
I've used a Galco Fletch and Blade Tech OWB for carrying my AD 1911. I just ordered a Mitch Rosen Premier for my personal Kimber.