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Safariland 6287

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by jmathis84, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. jmathis84

    jmathis84

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    Does anyone here have any experience with this holster. I prefer the bail/ thumb break type holsters for carry. I know it may seem as overkill for just CC/Oc but I like the added security of the bail on top of the firearm.Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

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    First, let me say that I'm a big, big fan of Safarliland and Bianchi (which Safariland owns). I had a 6287 for my Beretta 92. I returned it. It would be fine for strictly open carry, but I wanted something I could use for both open and conceal carry. Even without the the gun in the holster, the holster itself printed like I was wearing a bowling ball on my hip. Safariland my call it a concealment holster, but it ain't. But like I said, if you wanna use it for strictly open carry, it would be great.

    It's a different style, but I settled on a Bianchi 59. Leather, not kydex. And a traditional thumb break as opposed to the SLS system. It works great for open carry and it conceals well with a loose shirt or jacket.

    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=59

    I too prefer a bit more retention that just friction. At least in OWB holsters.

    What kinda gun were you thinking of using this for?
     
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  3. swinokur

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    I also wanted more retention when i OC. I use the holster with my Smith 1006. It was not my intention to CC with this. It might work with a business suit or sport coat. I didn't buy it for that, however, It works fine for OC.

    I added the optional Sentry for an additional level of retention.
     
  4. jmathis84

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    Sheepdog I really like that Bianchi holster you pointed out. Thanks for showing that to me I may end up picking up on of those also. I plan to use it for my G22 Gen4. Swinokur i really like the holster also. I plan to use it for mainly farm-woods carry but will also OC it when I just dont care to conceal. How do you like the sentry system? How much more complicated does it make the draw stroke if any?
     
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    It adds one more motion to the draw sequence. It is a bit stiff to rock it back prior to pushing down on the hood. I typically don't use it unless I will be in a place where there may be more people. It was only 10 bucks and took 5 minutes to install. Just another available option. I put them on all 3 of my Safariland holsters. You dn't have to use it but nice to know it's available if you feel it's needed.
     
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  6. jmathis84

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    Very true. It would add a extra security for when your in those not so nice parts of town. My only concern would be how easily is it to accidently engage it and be stuck in a sitaution if you were to not practice and train with it engaged at all times. I do like the concept of the sentry system itself
     
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    It is a very positive detent to engage it. Slightly less to disengage it. As I said if I feel like a situation may present itself or detiriorating I disengage it.

    A no brainer at 10 bucks
     
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    I will check into it especially for only 10 bucks more. Thanks for the advice. The sentry would also be a good option for storing it on the nightstand with it locked in the holster
     
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  10. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Its definitely not a concealment holster. Plain clothes LE or uniform duty use is its intent. IMO its big time overkill for CCW.

    I really like the Don Hume H721 with a thumbreak for added security. I have one for each of my handguns. They hold up well and can conceal a large handgun with a light cover garment. They are a great value for the money.

    http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_5&products_id=42

    I bought all of mine about $15 under MSRP.
     
  11. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    Poor choice for ccw, but great holsters for their intended use.
     
  12. jmathis84

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    I never planned on it to be my main CCW holster. I said it would be used for farm work, woods and every now and again OC'ing. I have a nice thumb-break holster now that I use for CC. I just want to try a different type holster and was never happy with Blackhawk's offerings.
     
  13. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    The SERPA is probably a better option. But the safariland is great for duty use.