Looking for Ideas for Concealed Carry Holster

Aug 6, 2008
99
16
Whitesboro, TX
I'm going to concealed-carry a Colt Defender 45. Today, I went to the gun show in Fort Worth and ended up buying a waist band holster. Under my t-shirt, you can tell something's there. You just can't tell what. I also have a Colt Mustang 380 (much smaller frame) and it looked the same.

I didn't particularly want to carry an in-pants holster in the small of my back cause my shirt might ride up when I bend over.

What kinds of concealed carry holsters are y'all using?
 

LittleGun

Active Member
Jun 27, 2008
291
16
Spring/Houston
I have a Milt Sparks Versa Max II Inside the Waist Band holster. I wear it in the 4:00 to 5:00 position. I've never tried Small Of Back carry, but would like to experiment with it, although I have concerns about that method of carry. One of my concerns is ability to draw in a timely manner.

The Versa Max II is comfortable, as holsters go, and I'm satisfied with it. I started out with it in the 3:00 position but didn't like it because the gun handle kept jabbing my ribs. I moved the holster toward the 6:00 position until I found a compromise between draw and comfort.
 
Aug 6, 2008
99
16
Whitesboro, TX
I actually have another issue too. I've always been a Glock shooter (don't hate me!) and this is the first single action semi-auto I've owned. I'm pretty nervous about walking around with it cocked and locked. I can just see the slide lock getting knocked down and me firing it halfway through my draw. I want to feel safe while I'm carrying it; not like I'm going to shoot myself drawing it.
 

Sneakyabn

New Member
Dec 9, 2008
22
6
Pasadena
I run a Raven Concelment holster with a M3 light attached I have used it for a year or so and this thing is the Heat.The Malabar Front


I use this with A Glock 23. There product really stands up and they warranty there stuff for Life.
 

OldGringo

Member
Aug 16, 2008
159
16
S.W. Houston Area
Just from my limited experience with custom holsters I like my

Texas Heritage IWB from Tucker Holsters for my full size .45 1911 (wide distance between holster clips disperses weight evenly)

Memphis IWB from Southewestern Holsters for my 9mm S&W's (pricing placed a role here. again, good distance between clips for weight distribution, but not reinforced for single handed reholstering)

Uncle Mike's IWB (cheap throwdown holster, but i find i will frequently grab it when I'm just making a quick run to pick-up pizza or fill up the truck on a Sunday night)

Will be placing an order next week for another holster from a lesser known leather maker but cannot comment on his work as of yet. Being a lefty makes it difficult to find stocked gun leather which I can try before I buy.....
 

DirtyD

Well-Known
Sep 20, 2008
1,628
38
Spring
With the 1911 following on here, I am surprised nobody haschimed in on this yet.... I am actually more comfortable from a saftey standpoint carrying my 1911 over any of my striker fired pistols. There are more safteys on a 1911 and unless you are running a competion or LE trigger, the trigger pull is about the same. You shouldnt have your finger inside the trigger guard on a draw anyway... just my opinion...
 

40Arpent

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TGT Supporter
Jul 16, 2008
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Houston
...the slide lock...
You mean the safety, right?
 
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