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Old 08-29-2014, 22:55   #1
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Holsters.....leather or synthetic?

I like a great leather holster.....but, if I were looking for utility, I'd say nylon, kydex, are unbeatable.

The exception to the rule, would be pocket holsters.....imho, nothing but leather will do.

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Old 08-30-2014, 02:31   #2
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For a pocket holster, I really like DeSantis. The synthetic Nemesis stays put and doesn't try to extract with the draw.

My favorite concealment holster is the Comptac MTAC Minotaur. It's a hybrid holster, backed with leather, and a kydex body and belt clips. Very comfortable, very secure.

For single action revolvers like the Blackhawk or Vaquero, I like leather.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:39   #3
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IWB leather, OWB does not matter to me.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:59   #4
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Leather, OWB for me.
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:52   #5
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Really like my M-tac
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:31   #6
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I have both but still prefer leather. With that said, I'm sitting here with my G26 on my right hip in a Raven Concealment Kydex holster. Perhaps I should say I prefer the nostalgia of a leather holster.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:43   #7
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A very simple rule of nature:

1911's, BHPs, and revolvers - any firearm made of iron and wood, should be encased in the flesh of dead animals.

Plastic guns demand plastic holsters.

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Old 08-30-2014, 06:46   #8
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A very simple rule of nature:

1911's, BHPs, and revolvers - any firearm made of iron and wood, should be encased in the flesh of dead animals.

Plastic guns demand plastic holsters.
I like it..well said.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:59   #9
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Leather. Kydex is good for competition, but I like leather a lot better.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:16   #10
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Leather for me too.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:40   #11
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Leather for non "light" carry,polymer for when I have a light attached.'08.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:24   #12
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I prefer leather.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:34   #13
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I have many of both, but find myself carrying kydex IWB and pocket more than anything.

I've got a new Glock holster on custom order. It's made of 100% young man beard fibers interlaced within a pheyol. resin.

It's a hipster holster.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:05   #14
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My vote and dollars go to Kydex. SJ 40
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:33   #15
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A bit of both for me

For carry, both IWB & OWB, I prefer good quality leather (Milt Sparks, Ritchie, etc.). For range practice, I use kydex (X-Concealment, BladeTech, etc.) with adjustable tension which I find is a little faster draw. Good quality leather is generally more expensive than good quality kydex. I've been carrying concealed since the '70's and for the last 15 years about 12 hours/day everyday.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:48   #16
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Leather looks better, but I'll happily forfeit that for the easier care of synthetics. If I carried my 686 I think I'd have to get a leather holster for it. Just seems required for a revolver.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:15   #17
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I like hybrids like the CTAC Minataur. I don't dislike ones made of only leather. Will probably get a leather owb for a G21 I just got.
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Old 08-30-2014, 14:52   #18
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Every gun I carry has a specific holster. Some pocket pistols have horsehide, some have nylon. Some belt guns have polymer, some leather, some nylon. It all depends on the gun and method of carry. YMMV. tom.
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Old 08-30-2014, 15:00   #19
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Leather if available.
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Old 08-30-2014, 15:22   #20
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I purchased an IBW holster from Front Line for my CZ 75 compact. Was their leather with alpha lining. Fits the pistol perfectly and drawing is slick and smooth.
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