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Old February 17, 2020, 09:34 AM   #26
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For IWB am using the Theis hybirds, and am another suspender wearer. Shoulder holster is Null upside down for 638. Have several Galco owb leather holsters for field revolvers, but am rarely using them.
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Old February 17, 2020, 11:36 AM   #27
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The Blade Tech Klipt kydex IWB for the LCR was perfect (for me). There are no adjustments, but I wouldn't have changed anything. I really liked how the clip was over the trigger to make it fit slimmer. About $30 on Amazon.

I sold the LCR, but am keeping the holster jic.
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Old February 17, 2020, 02:02 PM   #28
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I like leather, but have a few kydex rigs, too.
For the gun I carry most, I have a leather OWB from Done Hume, of the "avenger" style.
For IWB, I have a K Rounds kydex for appendix carry, which has a pivoting arm that allows the gun to be holstered, then the holstered gun pushed down into position behind the waistband.
I have a Clinger sticky holster for pocket carry.
Last, is a compression-style t-shirt from UnderTech, with built-in shoulder holsters and pockets on both sides.

For range use, I mostly use either a Davis Omega or Blocker Thunder, which are both steel-lined leather, but I also have a couple of Safariland 567/568, which is a good, inexpensive, suede-lined synthetic.
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Old February 17, 2020, 02:58 PM   #29
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I carry mostly IWB, in a leather holster by DeSantis. I have been pleased with its stability and with its longevity. I use a Remora for a pocket holster, for a Sig P238. I have occasionally used it as an IWB, and was pleasantly surprised at its performance. My wife has used her Remora, also for a P238, quite extensively for IWB, and is happy with it.

Like some others, I am not a kydex fan. Never tried a paddle holster - just never appealed to me enough for me to part with my money.
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Old February 18, 2020, 03:02 PM   #30
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Over the last 50 years I've bought , tried out and used a lot of holsters .
I just took inventory on all of them and discovered something ...amazing !
All the holsters I have and use , except for one cheap Uncle Mike's fabric type holster (I never bought another) are all Bianchi and are all leather . 3 are black and the other 9 are brown leather . The Galco I thought I had is actually a Bianchi .
Recently I had to replace the gunbelt and holster for my 1970 Ruger Blackhawk and after looking at a bunch and considering prices etc ... I ended up ordering a Bianchi #1L Lawman for $59.95 on sale .

Questions #2 & #3 I can't help you with .

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Old February 24, 2020, 05:05 PM   #31
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1. For leather, I especially like Milt Sparks and Kramer. I know there are a lot of other good options out there. For concealed carry, I would check Milt Sparks SS2 and Kramer #3. If the pistol is on the small side, I prefer straight pull over FBI cant.

2. Blackhawk Serpa holsters seem to be very much out of favor these days, associated with negligent discharge. I sold one I had no use for anymore and I had to pretty near give it away.

3. I like paddle holsters for range use. Mine are plastic from Red Hill and Comp-Tac. They're not my favorite for concealment though. If I lived somewhere that has a serious winter I would probably consider something like Kramer MSP.
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Old February 25, 2020, 04:59 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by chrisintx
What types and makes of holsters do you prefer?
And what do you think about Serpa holsters?
And what do you think about paddle holsters?
Note: This is for CCW holsters.

I like El Paso Saddlery holster work. Semi-custom. Others include old Alessi, Kramer, Milt Sparks, and several other custom guys. We are spoiled for choice these days.

I prefer the OWB pancake/tortilla. Can tote a service gun for CCW in one. I also like Milt Sparks VM2 IWB and clones of it.

Keep that **** off my belt and gun.

A concept I wanted to like, but have yet to encounter one up to my carry standards. Supposed to be "easy on, easy off" but those that stay where they are put when you gear up are a cast iron ***** to get on and off. Might as well just slip on a pancake holster and be done with it. Those I have tried are also "plastic paddle NOT conforming to my hip" uncomfy and conceal for ****.


For gun games or out in the woods, I will sometimes run kydex. Those are about as close to a "commodity" holster as you can get. For games and woods, even the cheapie stuff (except for fobus) works well enough.
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Old February 25, 2020, 07:18 PM   #33
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I prefer the following types of OWB holsters:

*Thad Rybka Rhodesian
*Thad Rybka Speed Scabbard
*Askins Avenger
*Milt Sparks #1 Professional-type
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Old February 26, 2020, 08:20 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by chrisintexas View Post
What types and makes of holsters do you prefer?
And what do you think about Serpa holsters?
And what do you think about paddle holsters?
1. Leather pancake. Favorite so far is DeSantis Speed Scabbard, but I may branch out soon. I used to prefer the IWB hybrids, like the CBST. They are still useful in some situations. Favorite is the Stealth Gear Revolution.
2. I don't really have a use for it.
3. I don't like them. Either the paddle interferes with getting to my wallet (paddle inside belt & outside pants) or the holster comes off when I draw the gun (paddle inside belt & pants).
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Old February 29, 2020, 07:13 AM   #35
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Leather-owb-Wright Leather works
Kydex-iwb-Vedder holsters
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Old March 2, 2020, 03:08 PM   #36
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Really like my Crossbreed Supertuck IWB at 4:00.
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Old March 4, 2020, 10:30 AM   #37
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I was really a leather fan until I purchased my first Kydex IWB from "Just Holster It" for my EDC LCR357. I like that this holster... retains well, is easily maintained (wipe down with damp cloth) and surprisingly comfortable. I wear it at 1:00 and forget that it's even there. I have a leather Azula IWB for my 3" LCRx that's nice, but am looking to get another Kydex because of their serious retention value. I have an array of Galco OWBs that are well made and I wear on occasion, my favorite being the Combat Master for the variety of guns it'll hold.

I also have a DeSantis pocket holster for my LCR's.

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Old March 4, 2020, 10:40 AM   #38
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For what purpose?

CC: Comp Tac paddle
USPSA/ IDPA: Comp Tac International (belt and Paddle Mount, respectively)

Mag holders: CC / IDPA: OWB Comp Tac, USPSA: CR Speed
CC / IDPA: Beltman double hide.
USPSA: CR Speed (Yes I am a little bit cheap).
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