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New guy with a holster question

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by mustangdan, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Hello everyone

    Please allow me to intoduce myself. My name is Dan and well Im very new to ccw. I have a question that im sure has been asked over and over, I just thought that I could get some advise from everyone. My wife purchased my 1st handgun for me for Christamas, Its a Glock 21sf and I love it. This is going to be my daily carry soon as I recieve my ccw. Anyway my question is what do you all recommend of an IWB holster. I have looked at Comp-Tac and really like those, Galco as well. Any feed back from you all would be a huge help

    Thank You for any and all the help

  2. majordmb


    May 19, 2009
    Try Tommy Theis Holsters. Very good holster and carrys the weight very well.

  3. major
    thank you ill check them out
    do they have a web site
  4. The Retired Sarge

    The Retired Sarge "The Sarge"

    Feb 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I swear by Comp-tac and will be ordering two more tomorrow morning. For IWB I use the Infidel. Bill
  5. Streetglider08


    Jan 24, 2012
    So many holsters to look at in that style.
    Galco king tuck
    White hat holsters maxtuck
    Cross breed super tuck
    Shield holsters
    tommy theis

    I'm sure I missed some. But honestly. I recommend googling all of those holsters and check them out. I watched YouTube videos on almost all of them. I ended up going with tommy theis holster. Great price and great reviews. Good luck choosing and let us know what you pick. There are also SO many threads on this topic to read reviews of the different makers.

    I also use a galco stow n go for short trips and around the house.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  6. ssharber


    Dec 1, 2002
    Having carried for some time now, I can attest to the fact that the search for a comfortable holster has taught me this: what suits one person, or even a majority of people, will not necessarily be a guarantee that you will find it comfortable. I have a drawer full. Galco's, G & G's, custom made holsters, Don Hume, ( I really like the Don Hume line), etc. Doing alot of research, and if possible finding a local gun shop which carries a wide variety where you can look at them and even try them on would be a plus. About halfway down this page there are links to many many holster manufacturers. Good luck with your quest and welcome to the world of Glocks and CCW.
  7. tommytrauma


    Jul 1, 2004
    When you get your holster (whatever you decide on), also get a good belt intended for handgun carry. i can't count the times I've heard variations of "this holster sucks" when the belt was actually at fault.

    I'm running a Comp-tac CTAC on an Ares ranger belt, and love the combination. YMMV.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  8. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    Crossbreed in horsehide. There are several others like that but make sure you get horsehide.
    I have 2 Crossbreeds and they are serving well. Their customer service is excellent as well.
  9. GenoTac Ind.

    GenoTac Ind. |KYDEX GEAR>

    Jun 22, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    Just pushing the point of Tommytrauma, get a good stiff belt. Don Hume makes some good stiff garrison belts that run at a good price. Get a good belt.

    Now on the holster question. All the suggestions above are great. But you will not be satisfied with just one holster. I have 12 off duty holsters, and have 5 duty holsters. There will not be one that will fit all your needs. You will have to try all of them and find that one that is perfect for your carry needs on that certain day. Be ready to spend the money on multiple holster. Also did I say get a good stiff belt?
  10. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    Get a good carry belt.
  11. 911brute


    Feb 2, 2012
    You said... "STIFF"
  12. I will second this recommendation for the G21. It's not a pretty holster (I have one for my G30) but it does a great job with large, heavy pistols. It spreads the weight out and is very adjustable for height and cant which is very important. Because if it's adjustability, you can find the comfort zone in a variety of positions on a variety of body types. I generally prefer custom leather but for a new user who needs something that works out of the box while you learn about other custom options, you really cant go wrong with CBST.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  13. yamen1999


    Oct 4, 2008
    When choosing a holster allot has to do with your body shape. I'm 5'9 at 185 slim build. I carry my G21 around the 4 o'clock position. My holster is a tucker cover up. My friend who has a keg instead of a six pack was uncomfortable using my tucker in the same position. He went to a crossbreed with 2 mounting points and carries at the 4 o'clock position just fine.

    You may want to look into the Hex sight system. It's a combat sight system that I find works extremly well when shooting on the move. It takes alittle time to learn how to use it, but Tim at Goshen Hex sight is a great tutor over the phone.

    A good gunbelt is a must. They are not overly expensive, but are worth their weight in gold.

    You may need to change your manner of dress. I had to go from tee shirts to button down mechanic work shirts. Some people do fine with tee shirts and golf shirts. Again it depends on your build.

    Last but not least get traing by a professional. Were do you live?
  14. thank you everyone
    for all the input on a good IWB holster
    looks like im goona be checking a lot of different one before i buy

    yamen i live in a suburb just north on denver
    and i am working on classes before my 21 goes anywhere

    again thanks everyone
    im sure ill have a bunch more questions

  15. Streetglider08


    Jan 24, 2012
    Here add this one to the list. They look great. Wish I would of seen these before ordering mine.
  16. kantor99


    Jan 10, 2011
    I just received a Remora clipless IWB holster for my Para Carry 6. The material it's made of stays in place by itself and it's very comfortable. There's no weight hanging on your belt and they're priced around $25-35. I'd recommend you take a look at :
  17. larson1122


    Jan 30, 2012
  18. +1 on Theis holsters

    And welcome aboard Dan, you're obviously "a man of wealth and taste"
  19. :rofl:
    thanks eruby
    that was a good laugh
    "ive been around for a long long year"
    you can tell that by the gray hair

    again thanks everyone for all the pointers
    im checking all the holster everyone has suggested

    ill keep eveyone posted
    on the 1 i go with

    one more quick question
    ive heard the 21sf is to large for daily carry
    is that true or just opinion?

  20. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    Unless you already have it. I'd recommend some good self-defense training to go along with your CCW permit.