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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by lenrolson, Oct 20, 2011.
Need holster (hip) for .357 - six shot revolver (Windcator) 2" barrel.
Your request is easily found, but I have to ask if you have any specific requirements for the holster? How about right or left side of your hip? Do you want cowhide, horsehide or synthetic? Let me know what you want, not simply a holster for a 2 inch revolver. There are thousands of them available!
TIG, You would probably know, what is the best synthetic holster to use for my G-19?? I have 2 leather holsters but use an Uncle Mikes paddle because the leather is just too bulky for someone with a bad back. Leather seems to dig in and annoy me. I have always worn it on my right rear hip and doubt I could change now.
I am a big Comp-Tac fan. Half leather half kaydex. www.comp-tac.com
Thank's Ben, I'll check that out. I needed a new Paddle anyway, that's why I asked about more of a Holster.
Hey Gloc, what's your plan for a CC holster? Is it IWB or OWB? Sounds like you're not a fan of the IWB due to your back problems. If you have decided on an OWB system, the only other thing I'm curious about is your budget. As you know holsters run the entire range from cheap to sweet. Where do you fit? I've got a Fobus paddle that didn't cost much at all and it has been a very nice holster. It's a matter of preference and affordability for all of us!
Hi Tig, Cost is not a problem, within reason! lol
I wear my guns IWB as I cannot/would not carry exposed and had always thought OWB would be much harder to conceal?? (I never tried one)
I guess I should have asked if any Nylon type Holster made would be any better than the Uncle Mikes Paddles I am already using?? I find them comfy, but would like something just as comfy but more secure. I almost dropped my 1911 last week as it crept up/out when driving, but I mainly carry the Glock.
I can't bury it in the small of my back, but wear it on my right rear hip area. (In back, not on the side)
Hope that helps.
As I'm writing, I hear "something" rustling around outside the bedroom window of my Apt!
*Have Glock in hand!
Just my humble opinion, but carrying appendix forward is the most secure, concealable and quickest draw. Most criminals carry appendix forward, so there must be something to it.
I have to carry at 2:00 due to my six pack being a full keg. I try to stay away from 3:00 or anywhere behind me.
Thank's Ben, Unfortunately I have been carrying there for over 30 yrs now, and I really doubt I'd be able at this point to get used to another area on my body. If I did ever need to go for it, I'd automatically reach where I have practiced all these yrs. You have a valid point, I see many carry there.
I feel lucky I was able to simply trust a Pistol over a Wheel!
But as they say, It's hard to teach old dogs new tricks! lol
I've been carrying for a long time now & have tried both IWB & OWB. I'm tall & thin so IWB is uncomfortable (presses on bone) so the only one of that type I can wear is when I carry my Bond Arms Derringer .45ACP (cross-draw on my left side). So my preference is belt wear (holster positioned between belt loop). I've got two leather holsters, one from Galco the other from Safariland.
My paddle holsters I wear just behind the belt loop (is that 3:00?). Fobus (so-so), Blackhawk Serpa (great carbon-fiber holster), and the plastic one that was included in the kit w/ my Springfield XD-M ( not a bad one at all).
I've also got an Uncle Mike's nylon ankle holster for my Ruger LCR that's really comfortable - I can wear it for hours and not even feel the added weight, it's balanced so well.
Practice makes permanent thats for sure. I tried switching guns this summer for Trap Shooting and put myself in a terrible slump for months even after I switched back.
Sounds like a good setup that works for you.
I would check out the videos on YouTube though for that Serpa. If it is the one with the trigger finger release, there are cases of people under stress pulling the gun up hard before they release it. This makes the release extremely hard to actuate. If you then push real hard with your trigger finger and get it to release, you may end up squeezing off a round into your leg.
I appreciate the info from you guys. My main problem though is after carrying in 1 spot for over 30 yrs, (I have an UM's Ankle Holster as well, never use it) I am just leary of switching positions. As I mentioned, IF ever needed I know my first reaction would be to reach behing my right hip. If there is a nylon type holster that I can place there that's better made, that I'd consider. I don't buy UM Holsters cause they are cheap, they have just been the most comfy for me.
I understand your proclivity for what's familiar but you forget one thing, practice. If you want to change to a new holster system or style, you're going to have to commit to the decision by training and practice with it. You can decide to keep what is most familiar to you and most comfortable which is fine, there isn't anyone denying they are some very important considerations! But should you want to make a change to something else, you'll have to commit to training and practice with it to regain the comfort you now have with your current system. In the end, it's up to you Bob! Good luck with your decision!!
I understand what you are saying Tig.
I just figured it would be easier to first ask about something I am used to, then to re-think things after/if there are no good answers, if that makes any sense?? (*Sounds a lot like my life! lol) You are right. I just don't do change very well at this point in life. Seems like I preach "practice"myself to young people almost every time I go to the Range, as it seems many ask questions of me I guess cause I'm older??
But Hell, I never liked Blondes but I'm in a relationship with one for the first time right now! So I do intend to take all that has been said and try 1 or 2 of the items mentioned in this thread. I'm not a closed minded old coot! lol
But, I am still trying to figure out what *BEN meant by "Appendix forward"??? Sounds very uncomfortable for some reason??
I don't want to be hiding a Gun in my Junk! lol
Thank's to all for the input!
I guess it would be pointing at your junk, or at least it is not junk yet - LOL.
Appendix forward is basically 1:00. Very concealable and quick to draw. You can also conceal your draw better. To bad I cannot carry there myself.
Thank's Ben! lol
What Gloc9 & Tig emphasize is very true, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, & w/ the Blackhawk Serpa and it's trigger finger release that's what I've done/am doing. In a stressfull situation though, with all that adrenalin pumpin', drawing from an open-top holster can be "shakey" even.
I'm currently using my Glock36 & I'd like to get a Glock23 (they both fit the Serpa)
SNKE, Do you know of any sites that would show it??
Gloc, No - I don't know of any.