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Stupid 5.11 holster - still love it.

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by OfficerChris, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. OfficerChris

    OfficerChris L.A. fanboy

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    I got myself this holster

    http://www.511tactical.com/All-Products/Accessories/Holsters/Appendix-IWB-Holster.html

    for my G19 to use while on duty (plain clothes).

    Most of the times I wear polo shirts and the holster works quite good with it. Even use a 5.11 gun belt and I really like the setup.
    The holster is small, feels ok on the skin and I like it to be able to get it out with the gun just by bending up the clamp a little bit.

    Downside: The stupid holster rips holes in my shirts... :steamed:

    I already have four shirts with tiny holes, up to an inch. One shirt, the one I am wearing while writing this, has five holes in it... FIVE!.

    Seems like every time I sit down the clamp catches the shirt and rips a tiny hole.

    At first I put some tape around the clamp but it came off quite fast. So now I am looking for another solution.

    Anyone else has or had this problem?
     
  2. Lowjiber

    Lowjiber

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    I wear some 511 gear at times...clothing, belts, etc. However, I can't bring myself to buy a holster that fits "inside the WASTEband. I simply don't have one of those.:rofl:

    Check the link...I'm not kidding.:whistling:
     


  3. I hate clip on holsters like that.

    You could try to find a big piece of heat shrink tubing. Slide it over the clip and heat it up.

    Or find a real.narrow bicycle inner tube, cut a piece and slide it over.

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  4. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I despise their holsters, but their 1.75" web belt is indestructible. I have been wearing it for years. It can easily support a P226 and two spare mags.
     
  5. OfficerChris

    OfficerChris L.A. fanboy

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    haha what a stupid typo :rofl:
     
  6. OfficerChris

    OfficerChris L.A. fanboy

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    Well I sent an email to 5.11 and got an answer.

    They told me that the mail is fowarded to the development team and that I get a free polo shirt..!.

    Thats what I call customer support!.
     
  7. greyhoundafw

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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012
  8. OfficerChris

    OfficerChris L.A. fanboy

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    indeed it is the clip. Very good idea, will try that. Thanks a lot to all of you, especially vafish and greyhound for the idea.