Which holster?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by wittmeba, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. wittmeba

    wittmeba New Member

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    IWB Holsters. Anyone have a preference, experience or knowledge with either?

    Will either of these pull of your belt when drawing the weapon? Just wondering about these and any others with the metal belt clip - looks suspicious. It will be for a S&W M&P .40 full size.

    Bianchi

    DeSantis
     
  2. mountainman13

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    The clips are usually made to lock in place pretty well. I actually run my belt over the clip to hide it and the clip holds just fine.
     

  3. wittmeba

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    Thanks. I just noticed the DeSantis (in one of the other pics) has a bottom hook so when the clip is hooked over the pants the bottom hook hooks on the belt to eliminate slip when drawing.
     
  4. Cracker7

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    No experience with those, but I swear by my Crossbreed.
     
  5. wittmeba

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    Thanks, Cracker. Looks good too. Looks like it is adjustable for angle and height/depth IWB.
     
  6. Cracker7

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    Yep, they are great. Very comfortable. Worth every penny.
     
  7. Doc3402

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    DeSantis SofTuck. Best IWB holster I have ever had. It has the "J" hook to go behind your belt and hook under it, and it has adjustable cant so you can get the right angle for comfort and concealment. The cant adjustment also makes it possible to use it as a cross draw in case you spend a lot of time seated. The only way this could be a better holster is if it was free. I own four of them.
     
  8. mikemc

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    Don't have either one but I do have a Desantis Pocket-Tuk and it is a nice little holster. My favorite IWB, by far though, is the N82 (Nate squared) Tactical. I wear this all day, just about everyday, and it is comfortable almost beyond belief.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  9. wittmeba

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    mikemc,

    Well I thought my mind was pretty well made up for the DeSantis until your suggestion! Why did you have to tell me about this? :) I hadn't seen them in all my searches but it sure looks comfortable. Little expensive but I see it is made in the USA. My S&W M&P .40 is a full size but they appear to have fabric for the entire gun against the body.

    For others to view

    http://n82tactical.com/n82store/?page_id=2995
     
  10. Doc3402

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    You're back to the metal over the belt clip that you were suspect of back in the first post. I admit the backing on the N82 looks good, but like you hinted at earlier, I don't like the metal clip. If you wear it over your belt you have to hide it. If you wear it behind your belt it moves.
     
  11. wittmeba

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    Thanks, Doc. Clearly indicates you are reading and understanding my posts. Thanks for pointing that out.

    I'm looking closely at these variations and this one seems to have a more defined bottom bend than some of the others to aid in belt retention. If you look at the bottom of the clip it almost appears recessed into the leather.

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    I will certainly do more investigation before buying the the DeSantis and N8 Squared are strong candidates.
     
  12. firelooker

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    Since I seem to be short on funds consistently I make my own holsters from used leather purses my wife discards or I buy at yard sales. I use the belt clip from a uncle Mikes nylon holster which is very strong . Since I'm making my own it's custom fitted for my Ruger P345.
     
  13. Doc3402

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    I see what you're talking about, but these old eyes can't tell for sure, even with a 400% magnification. It looks like the leather is two or three layers with a hole cut in the center of the layer nearest the clip to form a recess. The only problem is that it could also be a photography artifact. If I was a betting man, I would call it a hole cut for recess. With my luck... well, that's why I'm not a betting man. <grin>
     
  14. MenzRoom

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    I use a N8 squared and I am in love with it
     
  15. karateguy28

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    +1 on the n8 squared. I have the professional model for the shield. I sometimes forget it's there it's that comfortable.
     
  16. Fathead00

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    I have 2 of the N82 holsters and wouldn't buy anything else!!! These holsters are soooooo comfortable.


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  17. Doc3402

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    Except for the backing they look totally different than the one pictured in post 8. Are they a different model or a different level than the one pictured? Also, can you give us some more detail on the belt clip? Thanks
     
  18. karateguy28

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    I think you are referring to the different models. If you buy a "professional" version, the holster comes specifically molded for that gun. If you buy any of their other models, the holster comes fitted with a stretchy fabric that kind of fits around the gun. Definitely go with the professional version. I don't know if that stretchy fabric wears out over time and reholstering in that fabric is a PITA.
     
  19. Doc3402

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    Okay. I can see that now. The only problem for the OP then is the clip. Is he willing to compromise on the belt clip to get the comfort everybody agrees is outstanding? That would be a no-brainer for me, but I'm not the one that will be wearing the holster.
     
  20. karateguy28

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    The clip is not that bad and blends in pretty well with a black belt. The other great thing is that the holster has an adjustable cant.