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Old 02-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default Holster for Open Carry

Oklahoma passed open carry back in March of last year. Went into effect November 1, 2012. I tried it. I like it. Open is much more comfortable than concealed.

My normal attire involves a tucked in shirt, typical business casual. I've gotten a couple different IWB holsters. In both cases, I've tried tucking in my shirts and found that I have a very hard time clearing the shirt off the holster in one pull. I don't feel safe with the gun tucked in.

I've pretty well decided to open carry. I'm looking for advice on open carry holsters. I carry an XDm 9mm Compact. I am now using the paddle holster that came with the gun. I'm sure there are better holsters out there. I'm interested in improving weapon retention.

I do not currently carry around any spare mags, but I'm considering wearing the 2 mag holder that came with the gun as well. What the heck, in for a penny, in for a pound. Any suggestions on mag holder(s) are also welcome.

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OMG. Get prepared for the open carry bashers.

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I hope no one bashes his decision. Hope you find what is comfortable for you.

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I've spent time in Oklahoma--
Everyone shud open carry

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Good for Oklahoma!! Go on line and study what is available. When I open carry on my land I use a owb highride for my 1911.

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Not an OC'er myself bt if I was, my first 3 priorities would be...

1-Retention...

2-Retention...

3-Retention...

I would try to find a holster that allows you, and ONLY you to access your firearm...

Something along these lines...maybe an experienced OC'er can chime in with more info...

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Level-3-SERPA-Auto-Lock-Duty-Holster,1175,1412.htm

Good luck and stay safe...

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Not an OC'er myself bt if I was, my first 3 priorities would be...

1-Retention...

2-Retention...

3-Retention...

I would try to find a holster that allows you, and ONLY you to access your firearm...

Something along these lines...maybe an experienced OC'er can chime in with more info...

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Level-3-SERPA-Auto-Lock-Duty-Holster,1175,1412.htm

Good luck and stay safe...
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For open carry I've always preferred a Fobus paddle holster.

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I live in New Hampshire and I too prefer open carry.
Blackhawk's new line off Serpa holster will be out soon. They are similar to the Kydex Serpa but the retention release will be with the thumb and the Kydex is covered in leather and nylon depending on which model you order.
Blackhawk has sold over 4 million Serpa holsters and I'm sure these new ones will take off as well.

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I cc. But if I did oc, I would want a retention strap, simply to deter someone from trying to grab it.

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