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Old 11-09-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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my state is just now giving us the right to conceal and carry ive got several pistols to carry but am in a dilima im trying to find out what type of holster are the best against excessive holster wear ive heard that leather is the best but unsure anyone got some advice?

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Old 11-09-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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Well, let me start by saying this type of thinking is why this country is in trouble. Governments do not grant rights. The constitution does not grant individual rights. This is a very important point that is lost on most.

On to the topic. If you are talking about concealed carry, leather tends to be thicker than "plastic" holsters. I personally do not care for the full leather holsters for conceal carry.
I would say be more concerned about how well the holster stays in place. You will be siting, standing, getting in and out of your vehicle, etc.
You want a holster that stays were it should without fidgeting with it.
You will also buy and try numerous ones before you find that one that works best for you. No way around this.
Personally, IWB works best for me. I use a whitehat holster. Similar design to the max tuck.

These look large, but the whitehat stays put and I don't even know it's there.

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Don't buy anything that says "Uncle Mikes" on it.

I personally like the "Blackhawk Serpa". I use one for my 1911 guns for competition shooting. I would buy one for every gun I own. But I am left handed. They don't make very many left handed models. I mostly make my own out of leather. I just finished this one a few minutes ago.

Whatever you get make sure it covers the trigger completely. That is the most important part of a holster.

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I'd assume you're going for iwb or strong side carry. Hybrid IWB holsters like the Galco King Tuk or the Crossbreed Supertuck don't wear the gun much, and they aren't as massive as an all leather holster.

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Don't buy anything that says "Uncle Mikes" on it. I personally like the "Blackhawk Serpa". I use one for my 1911 guns for competition shooting. I would buy one for every gun I own. But I am left handed. They don't make very many left handed models. I mostly make my own out of leather. I just finished this one a few minutes ago. Whatever you get make sure it covers the trigger completely. That is the most important part of a holster.
Why the hate on Uncle Mike's? Just askin. I like the Blackhawk stuff as well. I have their Drop leg rigs for 3 different guns(92, 1911, and Ruger SR)
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Why the hate on Uncle Mike's? Just askin. I like the Blackhawk stuff as well. I have their Drop leg rigs for 3 different guns(92, 1911, and Ruger SR)
Never really cared for drop legs. Why do you like them?
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Never really cared for drop legs. Why do you like them?
Got used to them and shoulder rigs when I was still Flying in the service. I regularly carried 2 handguns. My hand just naturally hangs there if I'm standing, and it's one sec away from wherever else it could be...sorry if that sounds weird,..but it is what it is...I also have a cross chest rig I have for my two big revolvers(6-7") and I need to get one for the 8" barrel when I swap it in.
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Got used to them and shoulder rigs when I was still Flying in the service. My hand just naturally hangs there if I'm standing, and it's one sec away from wherever else it could be...sorry if that sounds weird,..but it is what it is...
Hey, opinions are like ass holes, everybody's got one lol. If it works for you by all means I might end up getting one for my m&p just to say I've got one. Always preferred firearms on the hip though
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Don't buy anything that says "Uncle Mikes" on it.

I personally like the "Blackhawk Serpa". I use one for my 1911 guns for competition shooting. I would buy one for every gun I own. But I am left handed. They don't make very many left handed models. I mostly make my own out of leather. I just finished this one a few minutes ago.

Whatever you get make sure it covers the trigger completely. That is the most important part of a holster.
I agree on the Blackhawk Serpa Just got one for my Glock 22 and I really like it. Fortunately I live in a state that allows open carry so this set up works great. I suppose if you live in a cold climate you could conceal it with a winter coat.
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my state is just now giving us the right to conceal and carry ive got several pistols to carry but am in a dilima im trying to find out what type of holster are the best against excessive holster wear ive heard that leather is the best but unsure anyone got some advice?
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