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Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by winds-of-change, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think I might like to get holsters for my guns. I have a scoped Mark II and a 6" GP100. How in the heck does one go about getting the correct holster for a gun? I was at a gun store today and they had dozens and dozens and DOZENS of holsters. I noticed there were ones specifically made to hold a scoped gun, but other than that, I wouldn't know which would fit my guns. Especially since they had a bin of used holsters that looked very nice to me. Nice leather ones. How does one choose a holster?
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I have a shoulder holster for my GP100; i will try to remember to check to see what kind it is. I have had good luck with fairly generic holsters, but i would be more picky for daily concealed carry where comfort would be more important.
     

  3. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Seconded on the shoulder rig for the GP, not a whole lotta places you can put that sucker!! Best thing I could tell you is to bring whatever gun you're shopping for and try each one out for fit. Custom made can get expensive and since IL won't let you carry,( I'm assuming you just want something for at the range or at home, ) you can get something to fit the bill without breaking the bank...It's just like shopping for anything else I suppose, whatever fits you best...
     
  4. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    The trouble with holsters is that you can't get enough. Once the perfect holster is found another mysteriously materializes the following week. :)
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Is your GP100 a 6" barrel?
     
  6. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    Whatever holster you decide on, don't store your guns in their holsters for more than a few days at a time. Leather, and some other holster materials will hold moisture and impart that moisture to a gun over time, producing rust. Stainless doesn't mean "rustproof". My daily carry gun is removed from its holster over night, wiped down, and rests serenely on my nightstand until I get out of bed in the morning.... unless the need arises for me to retrieve it sooner. :rolleyes:
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Yes, just not the purty stainless like yours. The shoulder holster seemed very uncomfortable until i put the GP in it; then it seemed natural. It is not an expensive holster, just a nylon job that was made for revolvers in that size range. I am a smidge over 6' tall, so that may have an impact. I didn't want leather with my sweaty tendencies and environment.

    If you go to MidwayUSA online, they have holsters sorted by the model of your handgun, so you can see some variety. http://www.midwayusa.com/find?&sortby=1&itemsperpage=20&newcategorydimensionid=14457

    edit* Honestly, the height thing makes me wonder how you would like a "cross draw" type holster; that is what i want for my BP revolver.
     
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  8. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    THIS...

    THIS and...

    THIS...QFT
     
  9. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Winds.....please check out s and s holsters. Ssholsters.com He'll make you a custom one. Tell him Josh from the GOFFA sent you. Should hook you up.
     
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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Thank you, everyone.

    That last holster with the Scoped Ruger .22 is beautiful!!
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  13. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Actually i just bought my first holster this morning for my Gp100 4inch. I got a Galco, cant remember the exact model but it took like 20 minutes to get it to fit perfect. I havent had time to try it out on my belt but the guy i talked to at my local gun store said its one of the best you can get for what i wanted it to do. The first picture is the "break in" that the instructions said to cover it with a ziplock bag and it only said to let it sit in there for 15 mintues and wiggle it around for a minute and after that it slides in and out really well. And there are retaining bolts to fine tune how snug it fits in the holster. Not to loose but not to tight. I also got a Galco belt thats very thick to support the weight of the gun. Both items were just a little over $200 but its a good deal for a good quality holster. Plus its made in the USA. Hope this helps.
     

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  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Look at that four incher; it's a nice size.
    ;)
     
  15. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    That's what she said? Couldn't resist sorry
     
  16. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Hey, dont make fun of me because its only four inches. I like my four inches. And my oldlady likes my four incher also, shes thinking about getting one for herself. Wait???
     
  17. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Hahahahaha
     
  18. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    The model of my holster is the phoenix and I cant even tell that i have it on my hip. Tried it last night when i got home and for a little bit before work today. Works good so far.