Looking for Ideas for Concealed Carry Holster

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by PrimitiveHunter, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. PrimitiveHunter

    PrimitiveHunter Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    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?

  2. LittleGun

    LittleGun Active Member

    Jun 27, 2008
    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.
  3. PrimitiveHunter

    PrimitiveHunter Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    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.
  4. Sneakyabn

    Sneakyabn New Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    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.
  5. OldGringo

    OldGringo Member

    Aug 16, 2008
    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.....
  6. 300shooter

    300shooter Active Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    when I was carrying a 1911 I used a pancake style holster like the Hign noon bare skin

    Bare Skin

    it keeps the gun close to the body and is easy to reholster.

  7. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

    Sep 20, 2008
    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...
  8. PrimitiveHunter

    PrimitiveHunter Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    Whitesboro, TX
    You're right about that. I just need to practice so I'm confident I can draw correctly.
  9. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    Check out www.ubgholsters.com , Nate made one for my CZ Rami that
    I wear every day and has been good for me for the last 2 1/2 years.
  10. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 16, 2008
    You mean the safety, right?

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