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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by SIG_Fiend, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    As the title says, I wanted to see if anyone here could point me to something specific. I'm wondering if their is a holster for concealed carry similar to the Smart Carry Holster, however with some form of retention. Here's a pic of the Smart holster for those unaware:

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    I don't care whether it's a velcro strap, button strap, etc. More and more, I'm really liking the idea of using a Smart Carry Holster for a much more compact backup gun, and for carry where anything else would be too bulky. However, the one thing I absolutely do not like about that holster and similar ones is the fact the gun and extra mag are literally just sitting in the holster. What if you should fall down in just the right manner? It's always possible something could come falling out of the holster. I just can't stand the thought of that. With typical kydex IWB holsters I'm a bit less concerned about retention as most common brands like Blade Tech, Comp Tac, etc are either incredibly form fitting to the gun, requiring significant force to draw the gun, or they have an adjustable tension screw to account for this. Having a fabric type holster with no retention is just a little unnerving to me. I'm almost considering just buying a Smart holster and sewing a retention strap to it or something. ;) If there is something out there like this already, I'd love to hear about it if anyone knows where I can find such a holster.

    While I don't like the idea of carrying a gun pointed at my johnson, I do like the idea of the positioning as far as visibility goes as you can really obscure a small gun as opposed to having any sort of bulge on the side of your hips. There is also always the possibility of carrying in this position without a round chambered for even more safety. Okay, now I'm just rambling.
     


  2. FlyinFast

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    It really depends on what gun you carry.
    I dont care for fabric cc holsters. In order to be comfortable they are thin and flexible. Too much so that they don't keep their shape well. I am a big fan of Milt Sparks holsters http://www.miltsparks.com/

    I either carry a P7M8 in a Versa Max 2 or a 1911 in a Summer Special 2. They are the best money can buy. When I get a j frame for carry I'll get one of their pocket holsters. The down side is they take a long time to get from Milt Sparks directly. Around 3 months or so. You can go through one of thier dealers that stocks for them.
     
  3. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Well the main reason I was looking at something like this Smart carry holster was to use for a backup gun and not for a primary. With a small, thin gun, it just seems to be relatively unobtrusive that I figure why not go ahead and do it. I still plan on carrying a primary CCW in a typical IWB holster at about 4'O Clock. Right now I have a CompTac CTAC. I'm sure, like most others, after just a year or two of carrying I'll end up with a drawer full of a wide variety of holsters. ;)
     
  4. picketeer

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    Packin'Heat.com has an awesome selection of holsters and based on my one time buy from them, their service is excellent! :D
     
  5. FlyinFast

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    Floyd_Droid Active Member BANNED!!!

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    Yep! I agree. I'm waiting for Aug 1st to place my order for a Milt Sparks VM-2 for my Beretta 96 Vertec.

    Well worth the wait.
     
  7. shaggydog

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    HK Friend - I am a big fan of the SmartCarry and have used one for a number of years as my daily concealed carry holster with my Glock G30.

    I think that you will find that your concerns about the "looseness" of the gun while in the holster is unfounded. True, If you are wearing the holster with no pants on then yes, the gun is somewhat loose however, once fully dressed you will find that the weapon is fully secured.

    I believe that the manufacturer has a 30 day, no questions asked return policy and I think that, once you try the system out, you will find your concerns negated. If not you can return it for a full refund.
     
  8. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Thanks for the reassuring words Shaggydog. Yeah, typically I am a little overly paranoid about most things, always looking for the worst so I can hopefully keep from having to experience it by "accident". I just need to shutup, buy one and try it out. ;)
     
  9. funkybassplayer

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    Wow. this thing is really cool. Once i get my CHL i will likely get one of the hoslters becuase in my line of work i am always wearing a button down/polo shirt tucked into slacks or jeans. THis definalty answered my question fo which IWB holster to use. also the WalletPal holster looks pretty cool. I guess you can just draw and shoot with the gun still in the holster.
     
  10. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Funkybassplayer, I wouldn't be so quick to decide on the pager pal. I did a ton of research into them on every forum I could find, and the general consensus seems to be that the leather they use is much too stiff so it doesn't typically conform to the shape of your pants, meaning it can leave quite an obvious bulge. Many people coined the term, something along the lines of the "viagra holster" or something because of it. ;)
     


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