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Old 02-05-2013, 16:02   #26
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As far as Kydex goes Raven Concealment sets the standard. Their Phantom line can be set up for IWB or OWB. If you want something smaller their VG2 Isabel of polymer cover the trigger and connects to a belt. My friends call it the bikini of holsters.

Since everyone is different it's really hard to have people recommend you a holster. If you go to a store or a gun show you might able to try some on. Also local clubs/matches might be beneficial for this as well.
Is Kydex better than leather or is it personal preference?
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Old 02-05-2013, 16:18   #27
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I like the looks of the Mad Max. Does anyone have any experience with Don Hume? It looks simple but is it any good? Also how much does skin contact with the gun hurt it?
I carry with a Don Hume h715 IWB

I have a right handed one, that I carry in front
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a left handed one I carry in the rear when I have a
long coat on.


Great holster, love it, no issues



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Old 02-05-2013, 16:23   #28
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I received my IWB Basetuck from Whitehat Holsters a few weeks ago, great company to deal with. I have been carrying my G19 in it since it came. Conceals great, holds the gun tight and with the cant adjusted just right for me, allows for a good fast draw. I also have an MTAC for a PF9 that I used daily for almost 2 years and that is super comfortable too.
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Old 02-05-2013, 21:20   #29
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That's weird OP. I have exactly the OPPOSITE phobia. I can't seem to think of my Glocks as reliable UNTIL they show wear, and trust me... that takes a LONG time! Mine have always been 100% reliable, but I love them once they show some silver and have some knocks and dings. For some reason they have "proven themselves" when they've been carried and shot that much.
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Old 02-05-2013, 21:23   #30
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Old 02-05-2013, 21:24   #31
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That's weird OP. I have exactly the OPPOSITE phobia. I can't seem to think of my Glocks as reliable UNTIL they show wear, and trust me... that takes a LONG time! Mine have always been 100% reliable, but I love them once they show some silver and have some knocks and dings. For some reason they have "proven themselves" when they've been carried and shot that much.
What kind of holster do you prefer? Kydex or Leather?
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Old 02-05-2013, 22:58   #32
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Is Kydex better than leather or is it personal preference?
It's definitely a personal preference.

My personal preference is Kydex. The nice thing about the CrossBreed holsters is you have the advantage of Kydex on the pistol for fit and leather against your body for comfort.

For OWB holsters, you can't beat Raven Concealment, as others have stated.

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Old 02-05-2013, 23:25   #33
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I have tried both leather and Kydex. During the summer I sweat too much for leather and the poor Glock was actually showing signs of rust. I go Kydex year round because I can wipe dry the holster and Glock as needed. PJ Holster from this site is good and I currently use an X-Concealment IWB. And yes the G21 is showing signs of carry/wear but that is exactly why I chose it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:08   #34
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I have a bunch of holsters for my Glocks (sparks VM2, M-Tac, C-Tac, Raven, Alesi CQC-S, Galco concealable, Galco SOB, Galco Miami Classic, etc..). I like the C-Tac and VM2 for IWB carry. But honestly, when I carry OWB, I use the Glock concealment holster. With a riggers belt, it holds the weapon close and tight. Its easy to reholster, good for left or right side carry and only cost $15. I've had mine for years and its still going strong. It works for me for OWB. Every now and then I buy something expensive to replace it and I end up right back to it.

Try it, you might like it for OWB carry.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:01   #35
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Show me a man with a pristine Glock; and I'll show you someone who either just walked out of a gun store with a brand new EDC, or a man who's no good with, at least, that particular gun.

As far as the gun goes, the only thing that matters is how well you handle and shoot your Glock. Get over it! The way you're going you ain't never going to be dangerous with one of those toys to anyone other than (Perhaps?) yourself.
Yeah, that ^^. It's a GLOCK, a tool, a weapon, and nothing more. Sweat on it, beat it, pound it, shoot the hell out of it and get GOOD with it because your life depends on it as well as everyone near you should you have to use it.

I carry a G19 or G36 in a Galco tac slide OWB. Can't stand IWB carry. The holster fits BOTH pistols too.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:34   #36
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I carry my G19 all days on Old Faithful Holster, very comfortable, sometimes I forgot that I'm carrying a gun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:20   #37
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Ok. I've seen a lot of great suggestions. I have been looking at all of them. My next question is this after reading several IWB or OWB comments. Is it easy to conceal a G19 on an OWB rig? I personally having never carried think that I would be more comfortable carrying OWB. I just don't want to be that guy that just screams hey look at me I have a gun. I'm 6'2" 205lbs. I'm not obese but obviously not completely slim either.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:53   #38
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Ok. I've seen a lot of great suggestions. I have been looking at all of them. My next question is this after reading several IWB or OWB comments. Is it easy to conceal a G19 on an OWB rig? I personally having never carried think that I would be more comfortable carrying OWB. I just don't want to be that guy that just screams hey look at me I have a gun. I'm 6'2" 205lbs. I'm not obese but obviously not completely slim either.
That is really going to depend on what you wear. Some people can conceal full size guns with ease, while for others it might be impossible.

I carry a G27 in a SHTF Gear hybrid holster. I have yet to find a holster better than this one. Carrying IWB will take sometime to get used to, so don't give up on it right away.
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Ok. I've seen a lot of great suggestions. I have been looking at all of them. My next question is this after reading several IWB or OWB comments. Is it easy to conceal a G19 on an OWB rig? I personally having never carried think that I would be more comfortable carrying OWB. I just don't want to be that guy that just screams hey look at me I have a gun. I'm 6'2" 205lbs. I'm not obese but obviously not completely slim either.
Depends on your attire. In addition to all the other considerations you have when you decide to carry a gun, you have to think about what you wear. With an IWB holster, barrel/slide length isn't an issue. With IWB and OWB, the grip length can be a problem for some folks. Also, some states CCW laws wont even alow "printing" of a firearm. VA is not that stringent. Know the laws and try some different holster/clothing combinations. You will end up trying several holsters until you find the one that works for you. The good thing is that you can post the ones that don't in the classifieds and get some money back.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:29   #40
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Crossbreed Supertuck with my G26, it's been the most comfortable holster I've used so far.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:31   #41
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After a lot of experimentation, I've ended up with a Galco Matrix for my 26 (and is now modified for my 19), and a Nate Squared Pro holster for my 21, and it also works great for my 19 and 26.

I like that both are just clipped on, so they're quick to put on/take off.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08   #42
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I like the looks of the Mad Max. Does anyone have any experience with Don Hume? It looks simple but is it any good? Also how much does skin contact with the gun hurt it?
most of my holster are Don Hume, good holster for the price and most of the times in stock, I wear a T-shirt under...T-shirt, gun, pants, belt and untuck shirt..
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:26   #43
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I'm with fusion_21. Love my Crossbreed.
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Old 02-06-2013, 13:19   #44
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Buy whatever holster that meets your needs and budget, but don't forget a quality gun belt.

$$$ such as Beltman, and most holster makers
$ such as Wilderness 5-stitch.

I have and use both types, but the Wilderness is my first choice.

Happy shopping.

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Old 02-06-2013, 14:31   #45
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I'm the total opposite- I kinda like that my G32 is finally showing some holster wear on the edges. :lol: For reference, it's been carried fairly regularly since mid 2009.
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:41   #46
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I would say Crossbreed, Theis Holster are what I've heard a ton of great reviews on. Below is a photo of my G36 in a holster I picked up at a local gun show just about a week ago. I'm still waiting on my permit here in PA, however I've been wearing the holster out and about and when I'm home I wear the gun around the house. I like it because the leather actually forms to your body shape and with some adjustments in the holes, I have it so the top of the kydex part is right at my belt-line. I can easily draw out the firearm and it conceals very nicely in designer style jeans and a looser (not baggy) polo shirt.

Here is a photo for reference. BTW I was going to order a CB or TH but I didn't want to wait for it. The one I have is pretty much a replica design but still used quality materials.

Oh yeah and I totally don't care about holster wear or scuffs. I plan to carry my glock for years and years and put millions of rounds through it lol. It will build the character. Congrats to Being able to carry.

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Old 02-06-2013, 18:09   #47
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I just picked up a Uncle Mike's IWB holster for my G23 and it works well enough, not very easy to reholster the gun so I will shopping for another IWB holster but for under $20 it is great. I am a smaller guy at 150 lbs so concealing is a little challenging without a baggy shirt which I dont own many nor do I like button up shirts very much. I just started to carry so I am getting used to it and figuring out what will work best for me.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:13   #48
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After a lot of experimentation, I've ended up with a Galco Matrix for my 26 (and is now modified for my 19), and a Nate Squared Pro holster for my 21, and it also works great for my 19 and 26.

I like that both are just clipped on, so they're quick to put on/take off.
You say that the N8 squared you use for your 21 also works for your 19 and 26? That is one holster I really like the concept and look of. I have had a hard time finding anyone who has one to ask them about it. How is the quality? How do you like the polymer vs. kydex?

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Old 02-06-2013, 22:48   #49
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You say that the N8 squared you use for your 21 also works for your 19 and 26? That is one holster I really like the concept and look of. I have had a hard time finding anyone who has one to ask them about it. How is the quality? How do you like the polymer vs. kydex?
Yeah, since only half is leather, the holster will tightly hold the 19 and 26 when it's in the belt.

The quality is really top-notch. Been carrying it daily for about 7 months now, and it hasn't had an issue. There's a noticeable shape of my 19 (most carried) in it, but even the sharp mag release hasn't damaged the leather, which is what I was worried about. The leather is stitched nicely, and the plastic hasn't caused undue wear on my guns. The weird part is that you have to twist the gun a little to draw, but it really only takes a few repetitions to get used to it. A big plus for me was that the holster is 100% US-made, and all of it comes from and is produced right here in NC. Or at least that's what the Nates say. Only real complaint is that it gets pretty warm in the summer. Great holster overall. Well worth the $65 I paid.
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I have been using a crossbreed supertuck with the horsehide and combat cut for my 27 and 23. I have used it for over a year here in Florida. It's an awesome IWB holster.
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