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Glock IDPA Holster II

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SturmWaffen, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. SturmWaffen

    SturmWaffen

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    Sorry for so many questions.

    What is a good holster that wont wear the finish off of your Glock to fast and is legal for IDPA? It has to fit a Glcok 17 though. Which ever one is recomended the most is the one ill go with.

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  2. MarkP

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    If you want to preserve the finish on your glock , stay away from kydex.
    Find something in leather with a lining ,Safariland has some that are IDPA legal ,like this one:

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    The 560 model.

    Another supply source is Wilson Combat, who market the same stuff.

    Dillon Precision has holsters that are great quality and not as expensive as Safariland/Wilson .
    If you stay with the sport long enough , you'll have a collection of holsters !
    ;f
     

  3. eljay45

    eljay45 NRA member

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    I think any holster will wear the finish eventually. Fortunately the Glock finish is very tough. That is why I use Kydex, if you get 1 that fits your pistol well and keep it clean it won't harm your finish. I use Blade-Tech but they aren't cheap , no good holster is. Kydex is probably the most popular holster in IDPA where I shoot. At the nationals last year Blade-Tech was the most used holster. You can check out equipment used at the nationals at www.idpa.com
     
  4. MikeyG23

    MikeyG23 Millennium Member

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    Any Kydex holster will wear your gun's finish but if you are serious about shooting competitively then your gun's exterior finish needs to be low on your list of priorities. The amount of practice that it takes to shoot at high levels wears finishes no matter what holster you use. FWIW most of the better shooters in IDPA are using either Comp Tac and to a lesser extent Kytac. Comp Tac's customer service is world class, Kytac's is something less based on what I've seen and heard.
     
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    my blade-tech cost me $20, including delivery...
     
  6. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    The injection molded holsters from bladetech mikes etc are decent, but not what I would call a good holster.
     
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    FWIW, any holster will affect the finish some. I always thought shooting a gun that was good and holster-worn was a badge of honor; it means you practiced your butt off.

    :)

    Ted
     
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    I campaigned a 17 hard for 2 years in IDPA using a vertical Sidearmor, and you'd have to know where to look to see any wear on it.
     
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    Start with one from Kytac. http://www.kytac.com/ You won't have to get another. It's way cheeper that way.

    Mark
     
  10. Joe D

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    Matt, just curious why you do not like the BT injection molded holster. They sit low, have adjustable tension and allow one to get a good grasp on the gun while drawing. Another plus is they have a tall sight tunnel that allows the use of sights like the Dawson or Heinie.
    They are hard to beat for $14.95.
     
  11. Duck of Death

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    Kydex will not hurt the new Glock finish. Uncle Mike's Kydex is cheap and as good as any.
     
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    The difference between an uncle mikes "kydex" holster and a Blade-Tech or any other well made kydex holster in immense. Fit, finish ,and material are a lot better on Blade-Tech holsters. There is a reason 1 is $15 and the other is $60
     
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    eljay45

    I have both a UM and a Blade-Tech. I use the UM as it is faster. In this case cheaper is better.:)
     
  14. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Joe D. Basically they are cheap. The fit and overall quality is far lower than most other holsters. Additionally the designs are mediocre.
     
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    I too have both, I bought the UM just because of the price, I keep it around the house in case someone comes to shoot without gear. For me the Blade-Tech is far superior. I'm glad the UM works for you.
     
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    eljay45

    I have both a UM and a Blade-Tech. I use the UM as it is faster. In this case cheaper is better.
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    There is nothing as fast as a Kytac. It has been proven in competition over and over. Uncle Mikes is ok for the money but it's not in the same league as some of the custom ones. Give Dave a call; KyTac@aol.com (405) 844-6040 he has many champions who use his holsters because they want that edge. Remember, you are playing a game that is measured in fractions of a second.

    Mark
     
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    Blade-Tech is still the dominant holster at the IDPA nationals
     
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    Blade-Tech is still the dominant holster at the IDPA nationals-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    If I remember it was a KyTac Sooper Hooper that won.

    As Bill Jordan was fond of saying "There are no second place winners"

    Mark
     
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    Matt..........
    So you have left the posters question unanswered... What is a good holster. You obviously have some pointed opinions and it would be good to hear them. Thanks:)
     
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    I don't know what divison or class winners used, I would like to know. Do you have a link or something that list equipment used by the winners?

    When I said Blade-Tech is the dominant holster at the nationals I was referring to the fact that Blade-Tech holsters were by far the most used single holster brand at the nationals for at least the last 2 years. Ky-Tac came in 6th and the scooper hooper was used by 4 of the 16 Ky-Tac users.