Can anyone suggest a IWB holster?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by cjbramlett, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    I am looking for an IWB holster for my Glock 23 & HK USP Compact .45. I would prefer leather and prefer a thumb break.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Are you familiar with Galco?

    Their SkyOps is a very good dress pant IWB holster.

    You want top of the line?

    Meet Milt Sparks

    If there is a new way to carry a pistol in a quality leather holster, it either started here, or it isn't worth a damn.

    Hope that helps -

    JD
     

  3. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    Wow, the Milt Sparks are great. I think I am going to get a belt also. Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I have a Milt Sparks belt and a Milt Sparks holster for my 1911. Both are well made, and both are top notch quality.

    However, I waited 7 months for my belt, and my holster showed up 3 weeks later. If you need it now, Milt is NOT your man.

    If quality is what you are after, I have had ZERO problems with either of my Milt Sparks Leather products and would buy them again with no hesitations.

    JD
     
  5. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    For now I actually just ordered a Bianchi 3s. I like the fact that it has a thumb break, first CC here. I talked to a local shop here who gets the Milt Sparks, and I got a lot of good info on those. She suggested the Versa Max 2. I also asked her why none of those had a thumb break and to my surprise, there was a good explanation. She informed me that a nice custom leather holster should not need a thumb break, the leather and craftsmanship should hold the gun in proper place.

    I think I will wait a while and butter my wife up before I get a Milt Sparks, but I will get one :)

    Also, I am picking up a great looking Wilderness Tactical belt from this same dealer. I do not like leather belts and this is a great looking belt.

    Thanks again for all the help and let me know how I did as far as the Bianchi.
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Bianchi is another great brand, I didn't post them last night because... well, because I just plain forgot about them. :eek:

    Nothing wrong with their stuff at all. I think you will be highly satisified with their products...

    JD
     
  7. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE New Member

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    I don't personally like leather because it retains moisture. In Kydex, you've got three really good choices. CompTac (one caveat: clips tend to break if you're rolling around on the ground grappling), Bladetech (I use the UCH, as does my LE fiancee), and Raven Concealment. I haven't worn a Raven personally yet, buy people that I know that carry CCW professionally have given them high praise.
     
  8. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    So after not being able to find anyone in this country with the Bianchi 3s size 4 holster in stock, I decided to go with a Ted Blocker holster(http://www.tedblockerholsters.com). They are hand made and made in Oregon, so I can just pick it up when it is ready. I went with the model 12, dark brown, horse hide. I am quite excited + they said it will only be 2-4 weeks.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  9. oldandslow

    oldandslow New Member

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    CJ, 10/14/08

    The USPC-.45 is a good carry pistol, it carries light and reasonably small. If you are like most of us then you will eventually have several holsters for each pistol. I carry my USPC-.45 in either a Fist IWB (www.fist-inc.com) or an IWB Highnoon holster (www.highnoonholsters.com). Both work well.

    If you want to look at a bunch of holster sites then click on www.berettaforum.net and hit the "tactics and gear" forum. There is a sticky listing "holster sites" of about a hundred holster makers. It's fun to punch them in and see all the different styles of holsters. The 1911 forum (www.1911forum.com) also has a holster maker's site. Have fun.

    best wishes- oldandslow