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Cross draw holster Glock 19

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ARP, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. ARP

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    This is my preferred method of carry for conceal carry. My 2 choice of CC weapons is a 2nd gen Glock 19 and a S&W J frame model 36 .38sp snubnose. For the S&W.38sp I use a Winthrop leather cross draw holster. For me it seems to be the most comfortable and easiest for concealing on the .38sp. I would like to match the motion with the Glock 19.

    To give a best description of how I carry and how the OWB holster rides on the .38sp, I am right handed and when carrying, the heal of my right hand when on the grip is touching my belt buckle. The holster is on the left hand side of the belt buckle. Looking for leather. Thinking the muzzle should be at about the 4 o'clock position for the Glock19. I have a shoulder rig and a Blackhawk CQC Serpa for the Glock but like the cross draw the best.

    Looked a little bit at a show this weekend, got bored with it and did not buy. Does anyone else carry like this, my shoulder seems to be a bit limited motion wise to reach back for a pancake to the rear of my hip, my body shape is oval and not round so concealing in front is easy. Had a holster salesman that was selling some really butt ugly leather and kydex holsters trying to tell me that I am going to be painting a 100* arc with the muzzle if I carry cross draw style. He started regurgitating some FBI study he read about cross draw and then did a simulated wide sweep with his arm to demonstrate his point, I almost started laughing at him. When I draw from cross draw, the gun comes out at about a 10o'clock position to about chest level with the muzzle pointed at the ground and then it is rolled and presented. Quick and compact.

    Note: checked the archives, zero hits.
     
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  2. dosei

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    You may like "The Transverse", made by Mitch Rosen.
    http://www.mitchrosen.com/product_line/product_line.html

    Other options:

    DeSantis Sky Cop
    http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-GUN-MANUFACTURER/GLOCK/19-23-32/BELT-HOLSTERS/Sky-Cop

    Galco Stinger
    http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=4324&GunID=47

    Brigade M-13
    http://www.brigadegunleather.com/m-13.html

    Garrity's Gunleather X-CALIBRE CROSSDRAW
    http://www.garritysgunleather.com/BeltHolsters.htm

    D. M. Bullard Leather Crossdraw
    http://store.dmbullardleather.com/catalog/product/1f46ad9b10b4482faf43feddb73fe885


    .....and many more.


    There use to be a thread which was a "sticky", that had a compiled list of holster makers with links to websites. Looks like it is no longer a sticky...most likely because holster makers are popping up and dissapearing faster than a wack-a-mole game.
     

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  3. ARP

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    I should have mentioned, as another option I can have one made by a local to me leathersmith. She is very good, makes a lot of holsters and will make me anything I want. I fiddled around with an Uncle Mikes cheapy nylon holster today and I am thinking that the biggest factor I will run into is trying to get the cant correct on a holster that is not adjustable for comfort sake when carrying appendix style.
     
  4. Jake514

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    ARP,
    How did things work out for you ad getting a cross-draw? I am thinking of a cross-draw for a G19 myself and was curious of your experience and likes/dislikes.
     
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  5. ARP

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    I was not going to do anything until I talked to my local leathersmith. Her shop is not real close to me but I will be in the vicinity of it in the next day or 2. I definitely want her imput on the cant angle. From every holster I have looked at in leather $90 to $100 seems to be the going rate. I don't want to just start buying and trying, trying to get it right the first time.
     
  6. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    Take a look at these: http://www.highnoonholsters.com/

    There are quite a few nice holsters in leather for under $50. I have a "Bare Asset" IWB and like it a lot. Good holster and good support people. Their site has more holster (and belt) info than you can shake a stick at!!! :supergrin:
     
  7. ARP

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    I think Jake and I are looking for the same holster. We are seeking an appendix style owb holster for a Glock 19, one that can be worn comfortably while sitting or driving and there in lies part of the problem. The cant needs to be correct or the frame will be jabbing us in the ribs and the barrel will be stabbing us in the thigh. I have been sitting with the gun sort of pressed into place and with myself it appears that with the barrel pointed at a 3:30-4:00 position, and the grip left of my belt buckle, the barrel is not pointed at my thigh even in a seated position, the top of the frame does not poke me much if at all. As a result it is very difficult to determine from just a picture how a certain mass produced holster would work. Why I'm looking at going custom with my local holster gal.

    I have seen police officers who carry a taser in this fashion so I know a solution exists. I'm thinking the extra money I may spend on a custom will be money saved in S&H if I don't get it right the first time on a mass produced holster.
     
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