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Old 02-07-2013, 21:44   #1
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Glock 19 Leather Holster

Can anyone recommend a leather OWB holster for a Glock 19 that can be drawn from without tugging? All help appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:05   #2
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Can anyone recommend a leather OWB holster for a Glock 19 that can be drawn from without tugging? All help appreciated.
Yeah...one made of kydex. Seriously, smooth draw is not leather's strong suit. (really, with the advent of kydex, nothing is leather's strong suit...)
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:35   #3
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really, with the advent of kydex, nothing is leather's strong suit...
It smells better than kydex.
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:53   #4
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Don Hume makes one with a cutout on the front and a thumb snap...... after breaking it in, it was the best I ever owned. I have the same now just without the cutout. Nice, comfortable, lower cost holsters

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Old 02-07-2013, 22:57   #5
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H726 is the model with cutout, h721 is without.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:40   #6
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Galco concealable
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:21   #7
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The reason your OWB leather holster drags is that the cant is not inline with the angle of your draw stroke, if you love leather, try changing the cant, if possible. merely shifting your holster is not changing the cant as it will naturally go back to its original state as you move, walk, sit, stand etc throughout the day.

I also recommend the Galco line. After seeing wait times of a year for high end leather goods from custom shops, I invested in the Galco line of holsters.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:50   #8
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I have the Don Hume 721 Open Top and couldn't be more pleased with it.

Unless I lived in a state besides Maryland which severely restricts carry permits.

http://www.donhume.com/index.php?mai...products_id=44
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:58   #9
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I like Safariland 518 series paddle holsters. I have them with and without thumb breaks. I think my open top one is a 5181.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:05   #10
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Perhaps one of these may be right for you.

http://www.themakogroup.com/category_s/114.htm
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:35   #11
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Broken in Kramer Horsehide.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:47   #12
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+1 for Galco Concealable. I carry OWB exclusively and like the Concealable because it retains well but still allows a fast draw. Also economical if purchased through Optics Planet.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:10   #13
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No. Tugging is always required. Tugging properly is called drawing. Any quality leather holster will release the gun properly when the user is competent. Sharp draw to the armpit. Galco, Strong, and Tucker are veery good. h
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Can anyone recommend a leather OWB holster for a Glock 19 that can be drawn from without tugging? All help appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:15   #14
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FIST holsters.......closest to custom without the custom price.

Superior to any Glaco I've owned.

Not bashing Galco, Ive owned 3 and really liked them just that I like FIST better.

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Old 03-31-2013, 18:13   #15
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What did you get?

Bobbyboy332,

I too have a G 19 that needs a holster.
I bought a Milt Sparks IWB leather holster for the G 19 that I have never used and will probably never use.

I need a OWB holster for concealed carry.

What did you find out?
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Old 03-31-2013, 19:27   #16
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Try Simply Rugged. I have one for my Glock 23, PPK/s, Sp101, and 686. I guess you could say I like them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 19:35   #17
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High Noon Holsters - Slide Guard and Topless. I've had a number of them for various handguns I've carried off-duty. Great retention without being overly tight.
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Old 03-31-2013, 20:00   #18
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IHL gun leather
Combat slide

That's what I carry in every day

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Old 04-01-2013, 00:43   #19
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When I carry OWB it's either a Milt Sparks 55-BN. Top Gun Supply is a good place to get one without much of a wait.

http://www.topgunsupply.com/milt-spa...ock-19-23.html

Or Galco Concealable.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/galco-co...-holsters.html

The 55-BN is very comfortable to wear all day long but, it sticks out a bit more than the Galco Concealable. I have no problems with either of them being too tight. That said, just about any holster takes some time to break in. Sometimes wrapping your (unloaded) firearm in a plastic bag then inserting it into the holster over night can help.

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:52   #20
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DM Bullard bodyguard, nice forward cant. I have several.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:33   #22
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All leather holsters have break-in periods. Kydex will scratch your Glock, leather, not so much.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:05   #23
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Thank you all so much for your advice. I have a lot of options to chose from.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:27   #24
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(really, with the advent of kydex, nothing is leather's strong suit...)
Leather wont eat a polymer frame like a plastic holster will.
Leather wont build up an electro-static charge that attracts debris to scratch the gun.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:58   #25
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http://www.lobogunleather.com/

Lobo will make you a custom holster for about the same price as many of the factory made ones and they are a good holster.

As some have said, leather holsters take a little while to break in. A well known trick is to wrap your pistol in a gallon size baggie and jam it in the holster, check it after several hours and keep checking until it feels right.
It will still hold secure when it is on your belt.

Cant also comes into play which is why most holsters used in competition have zero cant. The draw is faster but cant in a holster can make concealment easier as it rotates the grip forward.

Lots to choose from, Good Luck!
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