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which holster to get

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by jasonreed14, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. jasonreed14


    Jan 29, 2012
    Indianapolis, In
    I am new to guns and to this site. I recently bought a glock 17. I was told that I couldnt conceal a full size gun, but I have a friend who is a cop and conceals a glock 22. I cant afford a compact gun right now and am expecting my carry permit in about three weeks. My question is to those of you who conceal a glock 17, which holster is good and comfortable to conceal. My cop friend told me a crossbreed supertuck, but I have read different. I am 6'2 and weigh 210 so I am going to try to conceal my 17. which holter is best for iwb
  2. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

    Jan 6, 2009
    Dub V
    Comp-tac MTAC. If yougo with Leather, HBE Leather ComIII.

  3. lyodbraun


    Jan 3, 2012
    NW Ohio
    there are lots of great holsters out there that will work wonders, WhiteHat Holsters, Theiss, American Holter Company, BrigadeGunleather, you will just have to find what works best for you and what will be the most comfotable for you, what works for one might not work for you or whatnot...
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  4. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    The Remora is always a good choice for its cost/versatility factor, in my opinion.
  5. coastal4974


    Nov 2, 2009
    Second on the Remora, it was the last holster I bought.
  6. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    IWB=Inside the Waistband - worn inside the pants and attached to the belt usually by snap loops or a clip.

    OWB-Outside the Waistband - worn outside the pants threaded onto the belt.

    Speaking of belts - you'll need one - it makes all the difference in the world. I recommend Wilderness Tactical 5 Stitch Instructor Belt for a good starter. I find the 1 1/2" width works well for me and fits all my regular jeans and such. I order them about 2 inches bigger than my jeans size.

    IWB Hybrid - Leather / Kydex - CompTAC MTAC with the regular standard clips.

    IWB/OWB All Kydex - Raven Concealment Phantom with attachments you like. You can convert to in or out holster if you order the extra attachments.

    IWB All Kydex - CompTAC Infidel, I like it with the optional loops.

    IWB - All Leather - Galco SC2 (Summer Comfort 2)

    OWB - All Leather - Galco Fletch

    OWB - Glock Sport Combat, cheap and everyone should have one just because it's made by Glock. It actually works really well.

    Note: The leather holsters I recommended above have a thumb break which I prefer.

    I own all of the above and have been very happy with them.

    I also recommend anyone new to carry buy this book: save you money and time.

    [ame=""] The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry (9780896896116): Massad Ayoob: Books@@AMEPARAM@@[/ame]
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  7. MoneyMaker


    Feb 16, 2009
    I cant stand IWB holsters,They all feel like a block of wood in there,Best holster by far for OWB CC from what i found and covers with just a tshirt is Ritchies Gun Leather CQCR holster,Pulls the gun so close all you need is a tshirt to cover and no printing,But they are a bit expensive.
  8. EAJuggalo


    Jan 17, 2005
    Eagan, MN
    I like the MTAC from Comp-Tac for IWB and the Bianchi PaddleLok or Carrylok holsters for OWB. I'd also recommend a good book, especially in IN. In addition to the Massad Ayoob book listed above I'd recommend Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin [ame=""] Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals (9781616582388): Michael Martin: Books@@AMEPARAM@@[/ame] I own both and lend them out quite frequently to people who are just getting started in guns.


    Feb 1, 2006
    S.A. TEXAS
    I carry a 22 same size as the 17 only in 40 cal in a Kramer iwb # 3 horse hide . Great holster , look them up ....:cool:
  10. kd8x


    Dec 24, 2011
    I was really surprised to find that I can conceal my G17 in my Blackhawk QCQ Serpa holster in jeans and a long t-shirt with no printing what so ever.
  11. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    Your cop friend would be correct. See if he will let you borrow his for a day or so so you can try it out for yourself.