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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by nomefur, Sep 27, 2020.
Vedder light tuck
Kramer #3 inside the waistband in horsehide.
Milt Sparks Criterion is the very best IWB on the market. It's also expensive and has a long wait. It's worth it.
I have a half dozen Versa Max II’s. I just need one Criterion to compare. I have found that not all guns are the same. I dislike the Versa Max II for my Glock 43, and much prefer the cant of the TT Gunleather Mike’s Special. On the other hand, I love the fit of the Versa Max II with my Glock 19.
I'm sure we'll get some interesting responses to my thoughts.
My two favorite holsters for my G19-3 are MS SSII and Comptac Infidel.
The leather is slightly more comfortable but the kydex is more secure.
The SSII is secure as long as the belt is tight holding your pants up.
Some calls of nature require undoing your belt which allows the holster to go upside down.
I was at home both times I dropped mine.
The SSII doesn't leave the house anymore.
There are ways to beat the problem but I choose to just use the proven to me kydex.
Something to think about.
Theis hybrid IWB...fifty bucks to your door and quick turnaround. His holsters are what I exclusively use for IWB when I'm off duty.
*Kramer Handgun Leather: IWB#3
*Milt Sparks: Criterion; Summer Special 2; Executive Companion.
*Mitch Rosen: Uncle Sals Decision Exp.
*R. Grizzle: T&C; T&C2
*Taurus Holsters: In The Pants Holster
*TT Gun Leather: Reinforced IWB “Mikes Special”
*Multi Holsters: IWB deep concealment
*Vedder: Comfort Tuck
Blue Line LLC..excellent Kydex IWB holster at a good price...
I agree about the TT Gunleatger Mike's Special for small guns. It has a smaller footprint than similar Milt Sparks holsters. However, for mid size to larger guns, the Criterion is the better choice.
Leather is more for comfort but Kydex is more secure. Leather holds moisture so in some areas that is an issue.
Depending on your build, you will find that the 19 may be uncomfortable to carry. I prefer IWB Appendix but the G19 is too long so I found the 5 o'clock carry does well for me. It took a lot of experimenting to find the right position and cant.
My next gun & holster will be a Vedder lite tuck.
Here's more info: https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/g19-summer-carry-tips.1346529/
GALCO if you want leather, Vedders if you want index or go Crossbreed.
Ok, I've read all the suggestions and looked at holsters I'm not familiar with.
There are a couple of things to be considered before you decide on a holster.
The most important thing to consider is how you normally dress, casual or business. Will you need to remove holster and gun during your daily activities?
I do not like AIWB from a purely safety stand point. I also prefer metal clips over plastic and both of those over belt loops.
Buy a holster that has a “claw” available, it will push the butt of the gun in toward your body and of course, learn to squat rather than bend over.
The best investment to make is in a good high quality gun belt. They are available in steel lined leather or a more tactical look. I use a Kore Essentials Tactical belt but there are many brands available.
For holsters, I have been very impressed with Vedder Holsters, I use their LightTuck for all my EDC (1 with and 1 without light) and another for my double stack 1911. One nice thing about Kydex is that it can be adjusted with a heat gun. They only offered a single stack 1911 and I massaged it to fit my double stack.
Vedder also offers several options for lights with the G19 and the holsters can be configured for various ride heights and cants,
I'm left handed and carry at 08:00 with a 15 degree forward cant. I can conceal my G23 under a pocket-T in summer and it is comfortable to drive with. I carry two spare G17 mags in a leather DeSantis mag pouch in my RT front jean pocket.
My G19/G23 weighs just under 2# loaded, its a great choice, don't be afraid to experiment and most important, BE SAFE.
Black Arch Holsters, Dual clip Protos-M. I've had it a few months. It is excellent.
I love my crossbreed IWB at 3:30. Horse hide and Kydex. Five years and no wear showing. Very comfortable. Easy to clip on or remove from belt. Also get the best belt you can. Just as important as the holster.
I like my N8. Works well with my 19 or 26
All kydex holsters are not equal. If you decide to try a kydex holster spend the extra bucks and get a good one. I prefer Vedder and Tulster. Both quality holsters with excellent retention, click at the trigger guard. Main differences - Vedder has steel clip and is more adjustable.
You can order both on Amazon but the Tulster ships faster.
JM custom kydex IWB3 with split loop and 15* cant.
Do you have a good belt?
I’m partial to steel core leather belts. Even if you don’t get a steel core, get a GUN belt.
As you’ve seen, there are many, many holsters available. For all day wear, I’ve found the Alien Gear cloak tuck to be decent.
If you want leather, give Mitch Rosen a look.
I use an iwb BraDec Holster, affordable and good quality. I have been very pleased!
I carry my G19 AIWB in a Henry Holsters with a RMR and a TLR-7a. I am 6'-195lbs. It is surprisingly comfortable and does not print too bad. I carry my cell phone in a horizontal holster to its right which help conceal the firearm with an un-tucked shirt.