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Old 02-10-2008, 02:00 PM   #11
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I like my Uncle Mike's inside the pants holster in the small of my back. It does a good job and it's easy on and off. The need to remove the holster to reholster the gun doesn't bother me. I never liked the idea of pushing a loaded gun into my pants , out of my own eyesight, anyway. With 2 or 3 Uncle Mike's you can carry about anything made - not all at one time mind you - which seems to fit my varying gun carry habits.
I have some really nice guns, and some equally nice leather, but to be honest my most common carry gun is a Beretta Tomcat in my back pocket. I can reach for it just as easy as my wallet (which I carry on my weak side). Standing, facing a B.G., I can put my hand on my gun and draw without causing him to alert (you can also do that, to a lesser extent, with a S.O.B. holster). You can't do that with a shoulder rig or a cross draw.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:23 AM   #12
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I typically hip carry,when bike riding use the fanny pack and recently started the shoulder holster. I DO NOT LIKE THE SMALL OF BACK but that's just me
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glock 27 in ankle holster pps in pocket
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Strong side, FBI cant just behind my right pocket. If I'm wearing shorts, it'll be IWB, strong side, directly under my pocket.

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Check out Andy Arratoonian's Horseshoe Leather in the UK. This guy is old school and hand makes some of the highest quality holsters you will find anywhere.

http://www.holsters.org/index.htm

I just ordered a Covert 28 and dual mag holder for my Colt Defender.

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:47 PM   #16
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Some advice on concealment holsters :

Cross-draw holsters are unsafe on the practice range because you sweep the guy next to you when you draw . In a rushed draw, you'll likely have trouble stopping the gun and thus sweep right past the attacker and miss him . In a tussle, the cross-draw puts the grip frame right where the attacker can grab it .
Cross-draw can make it easier to draw while seated .

Ankle holsters are usually too hard to get to .

I bought an Uncle Mike's Fanny Pack and found it useless for a fast draw ; at best you could get the gun out in time to engage a gunman who was pre-occupied with other victims . Still, some cops threatened to boycott a shooting range/gun shop unless the shop stopped selling that fanny pack to civilians . Honestly !...

That leaves FBI carry as a good option. Don't know about paddle holsters but once had a clip holster that stayed on the gun when I drew . It was made by Bianchi .


If you carry, carry the same gun in the same place in the same holster all the time if possible . Carry at all times ideally so you never reach for a gun that is not there .
For more on this, read John Farnum's THE STREET SMART GUN BOOK .

Bruce Nelson, now deceased, recommended no retaining device except the pressure of holster on gun for concealed carry . I concur .

The USCCA will send you free info if you sign up for their emails .
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Strong side hip. Invest some time (and money) in a quality holster.
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Strong side hip. Invest some time (and money) in a quality holster.
And a quality carry belt.
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And a quality carry belt.
Like they said!
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And a quality carry belt.
+1.

Looper's reinforced holster belt is my choice. Looper Leather Goods is in Oklahoma City, and is 3rd generation family owned. Highly recommended.

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Thanks for pointing out my oversite Cane. Good holster is no good if your belt won't hold it up.
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