Holster...best/safest?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Sdprice84, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Sdprice84

    Sdprice84 New Member

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    Hey folks...looking for your input. Im looking for an open carry holster for my g22. Ive checked out serpas but im a little worried about the trigger retention system as I have heard horror stories of accidental misfires when drawing the weapon. Any suggestions on the best/safest holsters. Thanks!
     
  2. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    What I do in 20 plus years of Glock use, is put a trigger block safety on the Glock before I holster it.

    Some say that is not necessary. Maybe so, but in 20 plus years, it has worked well for me. Having an external safety on my Glock is a blessing to me.
     

  3. Husker

    Husker New Member

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    I have a glock 23 and use a Serpa while hunting. I will buy another for my Glock 20 I like the holster so much.
     
  4. Longrange

    Longrange New Member

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    I carry a glock 22 in a serpa, practice drawing and reholstering from retention at the range all the time. Keep your booger picker off the trigger and you won't take a knee out.
     
  5. cmo1

    cmo1 New Member

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    I use a serpa holster with my g22. I don't think that the holster design is dangerous, when you draw your pistol keep your finger off the trigger. Like any holster, you should practice drawing safely. The serpa is very comfortable and I would highly recommend.
     
  6. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I carry my G35 in a N82 pro tactical IWB, but I also have a Blackhawk Serpa OWB. They both great holsters! My N82 is very, very confortable.


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  7. Mdrums

    Mdrums New Member

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    Check out Pantherconcelment.com they make nice IWB and OWB holsters.
     
  8. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    Check this one out: http://www.amazon.com/Fobus-Standar...=1361458745&sr=8-1&keywords=holster+for+glock
    Very comfortable to carry, and you can't beat the price.

    Fobus Evolution Holster Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 31, 32, 34, 35
    Lightweight 2oz., Low Profile Paddle Holster Right Handed. Rubberized paddle
    One piece holster body construction
    Steel reinforced rivet attachment system
    Protective sight channel
    For a Right Handed Shooter
    Lifetime Warranty - All Fobus products carry a 100% Customer Satisfaction "no questions asked" policy.
    Maintenance Free - No need to oil, doesn't breath or sweat. Stands up to the most severe elements and can be washed out with soap and water.
    Paddle Version- Attaches using a rubberized Paddle
     

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  9. Sentry18

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    My agency tested the crap out of holsters, both for uniform and plain clothes carry. The only one that passed muster for plain clothes use was the Safariland ALS holsters (Product numbers: 6377 Belt, 6378 Paddle or 6379 Tek-Lok). They are very fast, very secure, ultra durable and not unsafe like some people believe the Serpa holsters to be (myself included). The Fobus is okay for range use but not much else. The Fobus never made the test list but the Serpa was taken out of contention early on after we were able to jam the mechanism with little effort. I highly recommend you check out the 6377. And by the way you can buy adjustment kits that let you customize them for your style of carry and draw.

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  10. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Fobus if you carry Israeli style. Meaning you know how to chamber on the draw.
     
  11. redscho

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    Could the reason Fobus never made the test list is because of its low price compared to some others? They didn't feel it was a quality item. Government agencies frequently overlook viable options because they perceive low cost equates to marginal performance. With our present government situation it seems that high cost all but guarantees guarantees poor performance. :rolleyes:
     
  12. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    I bet it doesn't qualify as a duty holster because there is no manual retention button or holster strap.
     
  13. Sentry18

    Sentry18 New Member

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    When we were making the list of holsters to test we had officers bring in holsters they were interested in getting on the approved list. Then we did a short stress test with about a dozen holsters (leather, injection molded polymer, kydex, synthetic laminate and hybrid). We were able to break 2 Fobus holsters with ease while the similarly priced Uncle Mike's holster was found to be much more durable. So essentially the Fobus washed out in the interview phase. I have a couple Fobus holsters that I use for casual range time, but they are not high enough quality for serious work.

    I am pretty sure one of the Fobus holsters we broke did have a retention strap. But generally speaking yes, holsters need to have some retention other than just a pinched trigger guard.
     
  14. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    Thanks, good explanation.:D