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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Dakota Carpenter, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. I'm looking for a good holster for my Glock 17. I want something that I can pull up quick and something that isn't going to scratch my slide. Should I go leather or plastic? Another thing, since I'm looking for a quick draw, do I want a release button on the holster? All recommendations are welcome.

  2. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Aug 9, 2008
    Have not found anything I like better.

  3. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    May 2, 2010
  4. mattleegee


    Mar 8, 2012
    +1 on Magnus picture i bought one for my g19 today ($35)
    I am a new pistol shooter and the "Blackhawk!" hoslter is awesome, i was recommended it by a friend and love it

    Great fitment (g17 size is "00")
    Safe (button puts your finger right below the slide, instead of on the trigger when pulling out the gun, then easily you can move down into the trigger guard area)
    Lightweight (plastic)
    Lots of adjusting for different angles
  5. AA#5


    Nov 26, 2008
    I sorta like the Serpa too. What I find interesting is that you have to practice releasing the lock BEFORE you start to draw, otherwise the gun won't come out.
  6. Plastic:

    Blade-Tech makes a great kydex holster. The retention is friction bump in the trigger guard.

    Galco kydex paddle holster that works great on my 19 or 36. Same principle as Blade-Tech.

    Garett makes some nice Kydex bonded leather holsters but I haven't tried one so this is just word of mouth.
  7. Michael9418


    Jan 27, 2012
    Go with both.[​IMG]

    If you view life at 50 the same way you did at 25 you have wasted 25 years of your life. Mohammad Ali
  8. hsprincipal


    Nov 19, 2011
    I have had good luck with my Desantis Dual Carry. IWB or OWB. It does have the thumb break.
  9. DFin


    Mar 22, 2008
    To start off you should consider a Glock Sport/Combat holster for about $15.00. Good concealment for a belt holster as the pistol rides close to the body. I use the larger size made for the G20/21 because it allows a quick draw of the smaller frame Glock pistols and still provides good retention. The only thing I don't like about this holster is that it does not cover the lower 1/2 of the G-17's slide. You can spend a lot of money on holsters trying to figure out which ones you like.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  10. 2740dmx


    Mar 9, 2009
    What is your primary use for the holster?
    Concealment holsters will have much different features than the paddle type that are designed more for range use or competition....

    There is a great area subforum called "Carry issues" that will get you more responses...

    The options are many, and the perfect holster has yet to be designed....let us know what you decide!
  11. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    If ya pack a SERPA, pack ya a trama kit!
  12. tpr7304


    Jan 1, 2006
    For a leather OWB holster, check out Lobo Gun Leather. Ray makes top quality holsters for a reasonable price. I have several of his holsters and highly recommend them.
  13. Ill second the Blade Tec IWB kydex holsters, and throw in the Milt Sparks Versa Max II if you want leather.

    IWB is the way to go if you want the most concealment. Its also very comfortable once you get used to it.

    Dont get cheap here, a decent holster is going to cost you. Same goes for the belt, which is also part of the system. Kydex and nylon tend to be cheaper than leather in this respect, and in some cases, the better route to go. This is especially true if you sweat a lot. Not that its as much an issue with a Glock a it is with other guns/finishes.

    As far as wear on the guns slide, anything you put in a holster is going to get beat up over time. Kydex tends to wear at specific points, where leather tends to wear a finish overall. Kydex is sweat proof, and doesnt hold or embed dirt. They are easily cleaned under the kitchen tap. Leather tends to absorb and hold moisture, making it a poor choice if you sweat and your activity level and environment is more than that of an office worker. It also tends to keep the dirt it picks up which just adds to wear over time.
  14. glockSPD


    Jan 15, 2012
    I have a lobo holster. Great quality, great stitching, great price. Ray was very helpful and answered all of my questions. Give his holsters a try, you won't regret it.
  15. kshutt


    Aug 24, 2001
    My future holster purchases will probably be limited to those made by either Blade-Tech or Raven. The Serpa holster is taking an absolute beating in some of the firearms forums. In fact, they've been banned in some training circles.

    I still have 3 Serpas that I hang my pistols in at the range, but I'm not shooting any speed events with them unless I wear my bullet-proof leggings and steel-toed shoes! :supergrin:
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  16. mattleegee


    Mar 8, 2012

    whats the deal with the serpa (paddle) holsters?
    as a new shooter, i tried a few at the sports store and they seemed like the safest, what am i missing?
    (Blackhawk Serpa concealment holster)
  17. This isnt the only occurrence, but probably the most posted....

    [ame=""]I shot myself! Original Upload! - YouTube[/ame]

    This one also goes into a little more depth....

    [ame=""]Opinion: Blackhawk SERPA and Tex Grebners Mishap - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  18. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Aug 9, 2008
    Seems the problem started with the safety on the 1911. You won't have that problem with a Glock. Also it was blamed on the way he was wearing the Serpa. I'm not into competition so they work great for me. Good video however. Something to consider if you are rolling around on the ground.:whistling:
  19. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Aug 9, 2008
    Tex's training kicked in and the first thing he did was call his parents.:rofl:
  20. +1 :rofl: :rofl: