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Kydex holster

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JGguns, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. JGguns

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    I am gonna be shooting a course with my loaded springer and I need to pick up a holster. I am not a fan of leather that's why I am wanting kydex. It needs to have atleast one level of retention. I am leaning towards safariland with ALS. Anyone else using kydex?
     
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  2. Honor Bound

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  3. Hokie1911

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    CBST is really comfy. Also check out Raven.
     
  4. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    I like Comp-tac paddles for range use and the MTAC for CCW.

    Raven is nice and flat, but they ride VERY high, too much for me.
     
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  5. outcast1911

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    I like my sidearmor modular. Doesn't conceal very well.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    Never heard anything but good stuff about Ravens. Aren't they adjustable for ride height and cant?
     
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  7. GJ1981

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    Don't get me wrong, they are nice holsters, though I don't think they are worth the wait. I have one for my M&P, it is very flat and surprisingly comfortable when used for IWB. The problem is it rides WAY too high, it's about halfway to my armpit. I have it set for the lowest setting too. I have very long arms and shoulder mobility issues that don't help matters either.
     
  8. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I love my CBSTD. Very comfortable and great retention. Plus, you can adjust the height/cant as well.
     
  9. I also have a Raven for my M&P9. And it does ride slightly higher than I would like. However, it's one of the flattest OWB holster that I'd worn. And does conceal nicely. Quality is awesome.
     
  10. jstephens202

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    For IWB, I have had fantastic service from a Blade-Tech "Nano" holster. Not break the bank expensive and comfortable(as ccw can be). In fact, it's the only IWB holster I use for off-duty and I use it just about everyday.
    Belt holster wise, I have found the Blackhawk Serpa does the best for me. I use one on duty on my exposed duty belt and plain clothes duty too.
    Try those, I think you'll like them.....:thumbsup:
     
  11. JGguns

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    Thanks for the Input fella's. Much appreciated
     
  12. Honor Bound

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    Ah, just re-read the OP. Now I'm tracking. The BLACKHAWK Serpa is a excellent OWB holster. Your gun will be very secure. Like any retention system, it will slow down your draw just a bit. It also doesn't conceal very well.

    I saw the Safariland on display at the shop. The release and draw felt a little weird, but I know they make solid duty products. It would probably work out OK after some training with it.

    HB
     
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  13. tango44

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    I know I'm going to get flamed but I use a Fobus paddle C21.
     
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  14. Dave T

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    I just got one of these for the two Dan Wessons I've acquired recently. Their front cocking serrations make getting them out of any of the leather holsters I have nearly impossible. This Kydex model retains them securely and releases them with a slight tug during presentation.

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    I've owned Sidearmors before but they had moulded in belt loops. This newer model allows almost infinite adjustment by loosening 3 screws, yet when locked in position is solid on the belt and during the draw.

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    I'm pleased and impressed with this new Kydex holster.

    Dave
     
  15. Nice looking holster. I like that sidearmor.
     
  16. JGguns

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    I got a great deal on a safariland 6280 from another member. I'll uPdate once I get it.
     
  17. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I had a NANO for a USP compact 45. Itw as a ncie holster. But now I have a few Comptac holsters, and I like them better. The Comptac Pro Undercover has been replaced with the Comptac Infidel. Great holster :supergrin:

    I carry my Beretta 92 and Beretta M9A1 in one.
     
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  18. up1911fan

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    I would advise against the SERPA, not only doe's it not conceal well, several of the top shooting schools/trainers won't even allow it in there classes anymore, too many problems. Blade -Tech and Comp Tac make good paddles, Fury Carry Solutions makes a great alternative to the RCS.
     
  19. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Comp-Tac OWB is the most popular holster used in IDPA and among most students.




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  20. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    :agree:

    I know for a fact that one well known school will not allow students to use the SERPA.

    As for paddles, what's the point?