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Old May 24, 2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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SIG P238 Holsters review

Since I just got the Sig P238 recently I found that holsters for this weapon vary in style and type to the point I was sort of confused on what would work best. My final analysis dictated for me that these different types may all work well depending on the event(s) and clothing you wear. I am by far no expert but thought I’d share my thoughts thru experimentation based the following four holster purchases.
First off, the Galco B719H Tuck & Go IWB. What a simple elegant and lightweight design. The quality of materials is very good and the ability to tuck your shirt inside between pants and holster are a big plus. The weapon fits well and doesn’t move around and seems to be a perfect holster for quick on/off attachment. I will use this holster in the 6 o’clock position with shirt tucked in or jacket cover up.
The price is right ($59) and the only negative I see is the belt width is only 1.25 inches. So if you wear a wider belt this brand/style might not be for you unless you compromise. Purchase wait time, zero (point of purchase) Overall Score: 9.0

Next, I purchased a Crossbreed Mini-Tuck ($69). Again a terrific design that’s excellent in style, comfort and materials. When installed the only items showing are two flat black belt clips with a black leather base and a Kydex molded holster. The weapon fits snug with a leather back that rises above the weapon when holstered so no metal touches your skin. I can see this being the most used of all my selections. Your shirt will tuck inside the pant with this holster. Nothing at all to say negative regarding this brand, I’m impressed and will wear this allot, wait time 4 weeks! Overall Score: 10.0

My next selection doesn’t really qualify as a holster. It’s the Galco Day planner ($70). It’s constructed of supple DK brown leather with room for 1 double or 2 single magazines along with your weapon. This is not the typical 8.5 x 11 size planner but the 5x8 size instead. None the less my Sig P238, My Kel Tec PF-9 and Ruger SR9c all fit nicely. I added a small metal logo from my company in the lower RH corner and this makes for a perfect open/hidden carry as long as your not expecting to “quick draw”. Overall Score: 9.5

Lastly but certainly not least a High Noon IWB “Alter Ego” cowhide holster. Let me tell you, I’ve not seen better quality of materials or construction anywhere that can surpass this holster It is simply beautiful even the inside is perfectly stamped mirror image of my weapon with a rubber ridge guide liner to track the gun when re-holstering. It saddens me to tell you that this design model is not and should not be built as a IWB holster, It’s over 2.50 inches wide and that for a “mouse gun” Sig P238 is not acceptable. They do however make EXCELLENT outside the waistband holsters but I cannot ever wear this IWB model.
Wait time 3 weeks, Overall Score: 7.0 (quality & construction: 12.0!)
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:16 PM   #2
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Old May 24, 2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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I've had multiple IWB holsters for the mustang and the p238. the tuckable usa (an older model) galco is a favorite, but right now the 238 is in my back pocket. you can unsnap the backer and use it front pocket as well. 45 bucks.



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