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Fobus 26 DB for Glock

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Sniperfox, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    Anyone tried the Fobus 26DB paddle holster with a G26 or 27? I like the small paddles that Fobus holsters use, but the older GL26 model locks my G27 in so tight it's a major effort to draw it.
     
  2. tango44

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    Stay away from it!
    GL26 works fine with G26/27.
    Very good retention!
     


  3. tango44

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    Sorry, double post, Admins please delete.
     
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  4. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    Have you tried the 26DB? It has a thumb button release and it doesn't look like a bad design. The GL26 that I have is too difficult to draw. I have other Fobus holsters for my Beretta 92FS, 1911 and Glock 21 and they are just fine.
     
  5. tango44

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    Yes I own it and this is why I'm telling you, that release button is a PIA.

    GL26 is a lot more easy to draw, if it's too tight, leave the gun in the middle so the retention will loose.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    I tried that and left the G27 in for a day and it made no difference. I was told by a CS person at Fobus to do the same thing and heat it up with a hairdryer. No difference. I like the small paddle design of the fobus because I have a 32 inch waist and holsters like Blackhawk Serpa have paddles about the size of a friggin' snow shovel. I have an ITAC and if it didn't have that roto crap design, it would be great. The adjustable roto thingy doesn't allow the holster to fit in as snug as a Fobus design. Options are kinda limited.
    Bummer
     
  7. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Avoid FOBUS unless you have no other options. That said, if it's all you can get or afford, it'll get you by.
     
  8. Sniperfox

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    I really like the Serpa holster, but the paddle on that thing is so big. LOL
     
  9. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    True. Not a concealment holster. But a good one in the proper setting .
     
  10. SCmasterblaster

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    Is it for OC only?
     
  11. Sniperfox

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    "oc"?
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Sorry. OC is Open Carry.
     
  13. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    No, I am looking for a good concealed carry holster for my off duty.
     
  14. garebel

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    Have you given any thought to a Glock Sport Combat holster?
    For the purpose you describe, I would suggest giving it a look.
    It isn't a paddle holster, if that is important, but great retention and concealability (and less than fifteen bucks).
    Check out previous threads about it and see what you find.
    Good luck.
     
  15. Sniperfox

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    For my purposes, a paddle style is a must. With jeans and such, I rarely wear a belt.
     
  16. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    No. Just not designed to be concealable/flat. To respond to another poster- even paddle holsters need a belt to function properly.
     
  17. garebel

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    I agree.
     
  18. fop145

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    I just came back from my annual HR218 qual (I'm retired) and once again, I was thoroughly annoyed by the thumb lever failing to release my 26 from the holster.

    I took the damn thing apart and discovered the design flaw. The 26DB works great when NOT attached to any hanger (belt, paddle or thigh drop). Once a person attaches the holster to a hanger and torques the screw with sufficient force to keep the holster from rotating, the Kydex back plate deforms and pulls away from the release mechanism inside, preventing full engagement of the thumb lever with the trigger lock device. Fobus seems to have tried to beef up all the contact points with bushings, but it is just not enough.

    The design would be fine if the Kydex indexing teeth on the mating parts were strong enough or deep enough to prevent slip-by. Then reduced torque could be used on the attachment screw.

    Try it. Your pistol will never get stuck while unattached.

    Solution: Epoxy the damn indexing wheels together and then back off the attachment screw when set. Interchangeability is overrated. The damn things are cheap enough to buy multiple pieces.

    Bob Tarwacki (retired Firearms and Tactics Instructor)
    Glock Armorer
     
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  19. DaleGribble

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    Holy resurrection!!!!
     
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