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Need Iphone Holder For Gunbelt

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by ricky, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. ricky

    ricky Millennium Member

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    I need something that attaches to a gunbelt securely and will protect my phone at the same time.

    Somebody here has to have some good ideas. :wavey:
     
  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    No you dont.


    Your Iphone has WAY too much of your personal information and family's information to risk it falling off during a fight or a chase and winding up in the hands of the bad guys.

    Keep the phone in the car.
     


  3. 23owner

    23owner

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    I disagree that keeping your phone in the car is the best option. Sometimes you need it on your person, and mine rarely is missing from my front left pocket. I keep my iPhone in a silicone case made by incipio, but Otterbox makes some very robust cases with belt clips. I have many friends hat have gone this route with success.
    Just remember to put a lock code on your phone and invest in some of the better GPS locator software that will allow you to find or wipe a lost phone.

    What if you need to call 911 and your phone is in the car?

    EDIT: I seem go have overlooked that the post was intended to request options for an officer to carry on duty. I hereby retract my above comments. I am not an officer, so I have no room to speak. I'll read a little better next time.

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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  4. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Not a chance


    Mine is Issued and i use an Otterbox my personal cell is in the car..

    I can page out a whole section with my Iphone and it's a great tool, would not carry my personal phone on me while working..
     
  5. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

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    My cell phone came with this really handy pleather bag and a rad shoulder strap.

    It kinda hard to chase bad guys while talking on it because the cord between the bag and the handset is kinda short.
     
  6. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    Circling the wagons.
    Otterbox.

    But I agree with collim1 about not carrying it on your person. If you do, find pocket space for it.
     
  7. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    If you want to look stupid, by all means find a belt holder for it. Maybe you could transfer it from your duty belt directly to your pleated dockers for casual time. Some guys carry their iPhone in a sweet case attached to their epaulette it looks good and it is convenient. Seriously, very lame.
     
  8. SAR

    SAR CLM

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    I keep my phone in my uniform shirt pocket. I don't care how bulletproof a phone holder is, I always manage to tear the damn clip off getting in and out of cars. The only option is to get someone to make a custom leather case for it that attaches like the rest of your gear on your Sam Browne. Those cheap plastic clips that come on most store-bought phone holders are worthless.
     
  9. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Otterbox vote here, but like others said, ya really shouldn't risk having the phone fall into the wrong hands.
     
  10. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Get a magpul case for it and keep it in your shirt pocket.
     
  11. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

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    On the 28th of september, my phone fell off my belt and was picked up by some d-bag. I called it, sent texts to it, even pinged its location, and they wouldn't respond to my requests to give the phone back. I had a lot of info on that phone, not just my immediate family's but my parents, sisters, brother in laws, nieces, mother/father in laws etc. Email addresses, work phone numbers, all of it now in someone elses hands. I called the police, but there was little they could do.

    My phone stays in my pocket now, not on my belt.

    I have the silicone case for my new Droid 3 that replaced the stolen phone, and it grips the inside of your pocket like a pocket holster.

    As far as lock codes and all that, it is easily, I mean easily bypassed. Like a padlock on a bicycle, they're meant to keep honest thieves out, not determined ones.

    I hate cell phones, I wish I didn't need one.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  12. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

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    I agree. Keep it in your car.

    Another point to add is you don't want to be clearing a building and you are THAT GUY whose phone starts ringing.
     
  13. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    i use nite-ize brand cases. i have the rugged case for my blackberry and it is awesome. it has a very heavy duty clip that rotates 360 so you can wear it vertical or horizontal. The case itself is made of very durable nylon and is a velcro closure. I have had 0 probleems with the case and have been is several fights/foot chases and have had 0 problems with the case. I also use an otterbox on the phone itsself. I recently ordered the Iphone 4s and spoke w/ niteize about what cases would fit. They have a rugged iphone case available, but it does not have the swivel clip and only allows the case to sit vertical:
    http://www.niteize.com/collections/rugged-phone-cases/products/hardshell-rugged-smartphone-holster

    I personally ordered the cargo wide model, they said it fits the Iphone w/ otterbox perfect and has the 360 clip on it:

    http://www.niteize.com/collections/rugged-phone-cases/products/clip-case-cargo-wide

    This is the case i use now for comparison:

    http://www.niteize.com/collections/rugged-phone-cases/products/rugged-case-blackberry

    IMHO i wouldn't think twice about carrying a phone on your belt. Maybe if you use the cheap otterbox clip that comes with the defender, but with a case like i listed above the chances of your phone falling out are very low. I've been using the same case for a year and a half and the velcro is still like new...
     
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  14. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    The ring tone would probably the theme song for "Cops".......

    :rofl:
     
  15. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

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    I am not going to tell you why you shouldnt do what your asking us...

    You need the Otterbox Defender, or Speck Toughshell.
     
  16. SAR

    SAR CLM

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    I had two Nite-ize cases and they both ripped to shreds at the clip in just a few weeks. At the end of the day, they are still imported cases not made to the same standards as say a Safariland or Bianchi case. If you look, the inside of a Nite-ize case is cardboard. I now have a black nylon Nite-ize case (same as yours). Nite-ize sent me that when I complained about the damage. The only difference I can see is the outside material. The construct is otherwise very much the same.

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  17. ditchdoc24

    ditchdoc24

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    I swear by Otterbox for my Iphone. The only problem is the clip portion is not secure. I've dropped my phone at a dead run inside the PD onto a concrete floor and my phone was fine. I use the Otterbox Defender but instead of the clip, I use a Maxpedition case: http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/CP-M-8p2.htm

    Even with all this protection, my phone stays clipped to the visor in my car.
     
  18. GenoTac Ind.

    GenoTac Ind. |KYDEX GEAR>

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    Mine is wrapped with the Ballistic HC and stays in my thigh pocket with internal pockets for AR mags, 5.11 tdus are what I'm issued. The phone fits perfectly in the AR mag pocket.


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  19. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    If you think you need it with you, in your shirt pocket, underneath the vest, set on vibrate. You don't want the bad guy to get a hold of it.

    I'm that way with phones from work even.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011