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advice on holsters for G23

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by BBauer927, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. BBauer927

    BBauer927 Florida Glocker

    Dec 31, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    just got a G23 and looking to pick up a quick holster for now. Then in a 2-3 months (when my concealed permits hopefully arrives) going to invest in a top quality IWB holster. But for now I saw on homesite they sell their basic "sport" holster for only 14$. Thats a killer deal. or is it? is this thing a waste of money and I should spend the 15 bucks extra for a blackhawk or fobus or a like brand? Thanks for everyones help. I would also like to use this one for future OWB use on winter days or days I'm wearing larger clothing.
  2. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

    Oct 23, 2009
    Yes, that is a great deal!
    That is the OWB I use the most. It functions awesome, holds the gun high and tight, fits multiple models and hides under just t-shirt.
    Every Glock owner should have one, regardless of what other holsters they have and use.

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire

  3. Cwlongshot


    May 31, 2011
    I use three, I like a Fobus paddle, I have a Fobus belt slide and a M.I.C. holster.

    I use the paddle and M.I.C. the most.

  4. xy9142


    Jan 5, 2013
    new york
    I have a comp-tac MTAC. Love it. Highly reccomend.

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  5. SargeMO


    Jun 30, 2007
    I carry a Glock 23 anytime I'm out of uniform.

    I use the Glock holster you pictured, a Safariland 27 for IWB, a Blackhawk Standard Sportster on an old nylon duty belt for farm chores, and I have a Simply Rugged CID coming for it as well.

    All are perfectly serviceable holsters within their design parameters.
  6. BBauer927

    BBauer927 Florida Glocker

    Dec 31, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    Thanks all for you helpful input. Also what is the pros/cons to the hard polymer style holsters vs the softer nylon ones. I have a nylon one for my sd40ve but that's more for protection and safe keeping of the firearm than for carrying purposes. For carrying I'm talking about. Thanks again everyone
  7. isp2605


    Oct 2, 2002
    Save your money on the cheap holsters. Spend another $20 and get a really nice holster that will last you a very long time and you won't mind showing off.
    The one below is one Ed made for me in 1999. I wore it everyday in plain clothes and off duty so it's gotten a lot of use since new. It's still as stiff and retained its shape just like the day Ed delivered it. This one is mahogany basketweave.
    $34. Delivery takes about a week. You won't be disappointed. And you won't believe the quality for such a low price. Ed works out of his basement so there's no business overhead. It's a hobby for him. He's been making holsters for well over 30 years.

  8. SargeMO


    Jun 30, 2007
    The important thing is that the holster, regardless of its material,

    1. provides a protective shell that fits the gun perfectly,
    2. encases the trigger-guard, and
    3. holds its shape so nothing engages the trigger during

    If I'm carrying a Glock, I want a holster made for that specific model.
  9. par4buffett


    Nov 4, 2012
    north Houston
  10. suff528


    Mar 26, 2012
  11. Christopherloaf


    Jul 28, 2012
    Raven, 101holsters, crown holsters, rdr holsters, bravo concealment for kydex owb/ somewhat iwb.

    Crossbreed, bianchi, white hat, and from looks but no experience g-code INCOG for constant iwb.

    White hat is local for me but they are still good, quality holsters and I have a 101, with a Crown on the way and single mag carrier from rdr (rounds down range) on the way.
  12. G23G21


    Aug 22, 2008
    Check out the Bianchi 101-16 holster. It fits Glock sub-compact up to G21 size Glocks. It's really quite comfortable. Cost is best of all, Midway sells it for $11.65, plus s&h. Midway number is 638392. HTH
    BTW, it comes in leather tan and black and fits 1 1/2" belts.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  13. dsalvador


    Dec 3, 2012
    I'm not a holster expert, but I carry my G23 in that $14 sport combat holster and like it very much. I have a Fobus paddle holster that I am satisfied with as well but I prefer the Glock holster.

    That said, isp2605's suggestion of the rodekleather holster in post #8 looks like a great deal on a quality holster that will probably be my next purchase.
  14. Lots of good advice here and lots of good holsters to choose from.

    I have a few holsters that I use mainly for my G23:

    First is the Galco Triton. ~$50 at your local gun shop or online. It is my grab and go holster. For a quick trip to the store it can't be beat. It slips right into my waistband and is actually pretty comfortable even when worn for long periods.



    My favorite IWB holster is my Milt Sparks VM2. It is very very comfortable and is extremely well made. They run around $115 from Milt Sparks or just a bit more from Top Gun Supply.


    I don't have any pictures but I also have a Milt Sparks 55BN for OWB carry. It's not as good as a pancake holster when it comes to CCW but it's well made and tough as nails. Also not pictured I have a Minuteman Pancake (For a G22 but I use it for my G23) which I also like.

    Good luck!!

  15. I've spent an ungodly amount of money on Holsters in the 12 or so years I've had a CHL. I also make my own out of Leather and Kydex.

    The best holster I own, hands down is a Minotaur from before the design was sold to Comp Tac but the Comp-Tac ones are pretty much exactly the same. I carry a G19 in it.

    Minotaur Holster
  16. nightstalker865


    Jan 20, 2013
    Crossbreed SuperTuck for IWB carry. Just can't go wrong with them.
  17. Stock Perfection

    Stock Perfection

    Jan 12, 2013
    There are some really good suggestions here! Nice gear. I used an Uncle Mikes soft holster with a plastic belt clip. Wore a left hand, on my right side inside the belt. Had to replace it every couple years or so, but when I got my first one I think I paid around $8, they are around triple that now (but don't quote me!). There are better options, but I was always happy using it for daily carry.
  18. GIG4FUN


    Jan 13, 2013
    funny, I've been buying too many different ones over the years much like has been said. I seem to be one to buy all types when I get a new weapon (go crazy shopping for them). I have crossbreed for every one of my weapons it seems as well, they have always been my "go-to" each time.

    I have an N82 on the way (ordered about a week ago). They were a new company to me that I hadn't heard of until joining this forum.

    I'll get back here when it comes and give my 2cents.