GUN Belt or Paddle Holster?

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  1. Bigsnake

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    Been looking at Comp-Tac and Blade-tech.

    Wanting a OWB holster for my Glock 34. Something that will only be used at competitions (Found a local IPSC meet I want to start going to) and for any training classes. This holster would not be used for concealed carry or anything similar.

    I can't decide if I want belt or Paddle. What are the pros/cons of each?

    I had a belt holster for my XD that I didn't mind and the other day I bought a paddle holster to try out until I get something nice (both were cheap Uncle Mike holsters).
     
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    I only have 1 paddle, a galco, and I find its impossible to get a good draw since its not securely fastened. I'd get something that would thread through your belt.
     
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    If it were me, I would be a belt. The only reason I see getting a paddle is if you need to slip someone on quick..like a run to the gas station.
     
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    And I own both brands and my Comp-Tac is a better holster.
     
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    The purpose of paddle holsters is be easily removeable from your body for when you have to walk into a bank, a school, or anywhere else where firearms are prohibited by law, it allows you to easily leave your entire rig in the car rather than just your gun.

    If you're not going to be CCW'ing, then there is absolutely no reason to buy a paddle holster and a paddle holster will never be as secure and solid as a belt holster with a good belt and even if you are going to be carrying and want the ease of a paddle holster, Blade-Tech's "teklok" does the same thing while still maintaining the rigidity (is that a word?) of a belt holster.

    Blade-Tech injection molded holsters are currently the most popular holsters for IDPA competitions ever since Uncle Mikes stuff was banned because of the stupid "no light can shine through" rule.

    I've got a Blade-Tech injection molded holster with tek-lok for my M9 that I use with the SFDCC and IDPA competitions and it's been good to me.
     
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    I keep seeing "tek-lok" on their webpage and others... What is it?
     
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    My Comptac blade holster stays in place fine... (shrug) it's my range holster too
     
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    It's basically the same thing as a regular belt holster, but you can unlock it and pull it back allowing you to easily take the entire rig off your belt. Does the same thing as a paddle holster but it's just as secure as a standard belt holster.
     
  10. krott5333

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    I carry at the bank everyday :dunno:
     
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    its not illegal as far as I know :hsughno:
     
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    It is here in Florida, no carrying in any banks. Kinda stupid and a law abiding CCW holder would never rob a bank or anything like that, and what if criminal holds up a bank, what are the law abiding citizens supposed to do? It would be a repeat of the Luby's diner incident where the whole thing could have prevented in that woman ignored the "no firearms" sign and brought her gun in.

    Stupid laws.
     
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    check state and federal laws :noes:
     
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    I have both. I wear a belt pancake holster at work most times, depending on what I carry. I only use paddle holsters for reasons that davie mentioned, as well as when I ride the motorcycle.
     
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    I love my Uncle Mikes OWB Belt kydex..

    :wiggle:

    ibPTsaysitsucks
     
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