GUN Recommend me some holsters for a Glock 19...

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  1. sprite

    sprite Active Member

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    I'm just looking for a good open-carry belt holster that I can wear at the range, and that would be appropriate for use in a defensive/tactical pistol training course. I'll probably be getting a magazine holster too... they all look pretty much the same but if there is a particular brand/features to look for let me know. TIA...
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i was going to say comp-tac ctac but you want an outter band
     
  3. sprite

    sprite Active Member

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    Yeah, I don't have concealed carry permit yet so I don't really need a super slim or IWB. Plus, it seems like most classes (unless its a CCW specific class) want you to have a regular OWB belt/paddle holster.
     
  4. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    Serpa CQC is the fastest, safest holster I have.

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    alessi leather
    tuckergunleather
    milt sparks
    comp-tac if you like plastic

    Those are my picks for the best manufacturers.
     
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    i like my fobus paddle

    its A ok for the range
     
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    plus its cheap
     
  9. RonJeremey

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    Comp-Tac paddle holster. I like the FBI cant myself, but you could get the adjustable one too.

    http://www.comp-tac.com/ct_paddle.html
     
  10. sprite

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    That comp-tac paddle looks pretty good... I thought they only made IWB's. Looks like it rides pretty tight, and is mid-priced. How is the retention on those? Looks pretty low in the front...
     
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    If you want a kydex paddle holster I like the Blade-Tech one. You can also get the belt style one, they are both about $20 at cactustactical.com
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Comp-Tac belt, Kytac, Blade Tech
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Talon Tactical
     
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    The tension is adjustable.... :dunno: I like mine...
     
  15. krott5333

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    Uncle Mikes Kydex.. for $16 you can't beat it.

    if you got the money, go sidearmor, comptac, or blade-tech
     
  16. krott5333

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    it is actually very safe.. just slide your finger over the button while unholstering, like you would naturally do anyway, and that releases the retention..

    if someone just walks up and tries to grab your gun, it wont come out
     
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    There were a couple of instances where people shot themselves with Glocks while drawing from that holster. Basically the keep pressure on the "button finger" as the drew the weapon, once their finger cleared the holster it would slip into the trigger guard and bang! Operator error and a ND, but still...
     
  18. krott5333

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    well those people are retards :hsughno:
     
  19. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    I was thinking the retention is better than a open holster that just has a tight fit to hold it in.
     
  20. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    when the introduced the g17 to the aussie cops, they had 5 or 6 of them shoot themselves in the foot... :rofl:

    must have been tough going from wheel guns to semis for australia's finest... :o
     
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    No, the holster is a faulty design on two counts.

    Number one, it puts the release finger in an improper position on the draw, leading to an increased number of ND's. You can blame it on poor handling, and believe me, I'm the first person to bitch at people for poor handling, but I've drawn from one just to see for myself. It puts your finger in the wrong spot. Bad design.

    Number two, the release gets jammed. Small dirt, big dirt, lint, whatever. That release gets jammed with crud, and WILL NOT release. You can't push the button, you can't get your pistol out. Faulty design, and more deadly than the first problem, because if you can't shoot yourself, you definitely can't shoot your adversary, and he will shoot you while you fiddle-fart around with your holster.

    Number three, and this has been fixed with the LATEST iteration of the holster, the hardware holding the holster to the shroud/belt mount/etc. sucks. While yanking on your pistol because it is stuck in there from the button not working, you are likely to rip the whole holster off the belt mount because the hardware is less than sturdy. As stated, the LATEST models have fixed this, but if you have an older one, or the store you buy one from tomorrow hasn't updated their inventory in a few months, you're buying a three-time piece of shit holster instead of just a two-timer.

    It's a shitty holster, it's unsafe, and if you're going to buy one and use it, just be aware of these things.



    All that said, Milt Sparks, Lou Alessi, Blade Tech, and Talon Tactical are the four brands of holsters I recommend. The first two are leather, and expensive, the last two are kydex, and less expensive. Talon Tactical stuff is made by Mike Benedict. He's a great dude, and will do some custom kydex for you as well if you have some odd requests or something. If you go with BladeTech, make sure you don't get their Tec-Lock or whatever it is. People have had problems with those things not holding, and either sliding around on the belt or just not staying on the belt at all. Go with normal belt loops.
     
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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    The feel and draw feel really good to me, but after you pointed out the button issue I could see a problem. If something does mess up or get stuck in the button, you can't even draw.
     
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    I have the quad-mag pouch that comes with Tek-Lock and so far it isnt bad. It's adjustable to accomodate different belt widths, and it clips on hard, its a lot harder to get off than my paddle holster. But it does still slide on the belt if you use the wrong kind of belt. All in all, innovative design and seems to be well thought out but I agree that you should probably stick to tried and true regular belt loops if its going to be relied upon in an emergency.
     
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    Do Alesi IWB holsters have a metal band in the mouth that keeps them open for reholstering? Milt Sparks holsters do, and it makes all the difference. It keeps you from having to use such thick leather to stiffen the holster, and also allows you to kind of adjust the level of retention by squeezing the metal in a little if you like.

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    Those are my two Milts.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Left and right?

    How well does it stay open when the pistol isn't in it for an hour or so?
     

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