looking for some holster advice

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    I have a bunch of holsters by a bunch of renown manufacturers, including Raven Concealment. I'm ready to buy another holster and of all the brands I own, I'm going with FIST inc. I've never had a problem with one; they have such a wide variety and will customize some features. And you don't have to wait three months to a 18 months to get your holster.
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    I don't know if i want kydex or leather!? I am freaking out! Lol. Too many choices out here. Can someone...anyone post pics of a owb set up with shirt and show how they conceal for a compact such as my m&p. This is a huge deciding factor. If they can hide well....I like raven and i like the one Sgb has here.

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    Just got 2 Tommy Theis hybrid holsters today. One is for a Ruger Security Six, the other for a Glock 36. First impression when trying them on is I am going to like them allot. Can also recommend Fist holsters, have a number 8 for a Glock 26 that I use for my Glock 36 and it is a favorite also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    I don't know if i want kydex or leather!? I am freaking out! Lol. Too many choices out here. Can someone...anyone post pics of a owb set up with shirt and show how they conceal for a compact such as my m&p. This is a huge deciding factor. If they can hide well....I like raven and i like the one Sgb has here.
    Go with both at the same time. Garrett Industries Silent Thunder has leather bonded to Kydex. That is, the inside of the kydex holster is lined with leather. Makes for a smooth and quiet draw that doesn't wear the finish on your weapon. Really a high quality rig. And a really good company with which to deal. Check them out at Garrett Industries, LLC Designers/Manufacturers of Custom Kydex and Leather Holsters and Tactical Gear
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    Kramer belt scabbard in horsehide for OWB

    I have a box of holsters, most of which I don't use. After a lot of trial and error, I have come to favor the Kramer horsehide belt scabbard holster for OWB use. Horsehide is fairly stiff compared to cowhide, and retains its shape better over time. The Kramer product is molded to hold the gun very close to the body, canted at the correct angle to hide the grip. I have this holster for several different guns and it works well with all of them.





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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorBob View Post
    Go with both at the same time. Garrett Industries Silent Thunder has leather bonded to Kydex. That is, the inside of the kydex holster is lined with leather. Makes for a smooth and quiet draw that doesn't wear the finish on your weapon. Really a high quality rig. And a really good company with which to deal. Check them out at Garrett Industries, LLC Designers/Manufacturers of Custom Kydex and Leather Holsters and Tactical Gear
    How is the concealment on these.....anyone??
    Thanks pogo2 I will make sure to look into these!

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    I wear a Mitch Rosen every day. I've got one of his holsters for every one of my hand guns

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    I have a Personal Security Systems rig as well as the Garrett Industries Slim AIWB, (for Sig P229), both are top notch, but I have been carrying the Garrett Slim more than anything lately and plan on ordering a OWB for my Colt 1911. I didn't like the PSS holster for IWB carry, but it worked well for OWB. I also found the pancake attachments a waist of money, they take up way too much belt real-estate and interfere with belt loops no matter where I try to carry it; the standard attachments work better.

    Don't fret so much over which holster to buy, you are going to end up with at least a dozen anyway, might as well start the adventure. For my P229 I own the aforementioned PSS, Garrett Slim, High Noon Down Under, Galco Miami Classic II and those are the one's I use frequently. I think there are a couple more tucked away in the holster collection.

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    Yea my budget (and wife) says no to having a collection Matthew. Lol

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    Matt. If your budget is small, why not take a look at the Blackhawk Industries detatchable conceilment holster. I reccomend it to many of my customers at the store. Has snaps on it so you can take it off real quick, and vice versa. About 68.00-75.00 bucks and is all leather. You model number is 420128BK-R for the M&P
    might be the one for now, or until you see something else.
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    I have a good number of holsters and the crossbreed supertuck is my favorite by far.

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    Thanks class3nh! I will check into this. Genauwiedu, I agree I have two and love them I am just looking to get an owb holster this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    How is the concealment on these.....anyone??
    Thanks pogo2 I will make sure to look into these!
    I think the concealment is excellent. The hoster profile is slim, it holds the weapon high and tight and it covers the entire barrel as opposed to the way some slide holsters leave your tip hanging out. The retention is adjustabel and you can order the cant of your choice. They do not squeak when you walk the way some leather hoslters do. It is realy a quality product and the people who own the company are nice. One caveat, carefully measure your belt and determine the exact width and thickness. If, say, your width is 1 5/8" then order the 1.75 belt loops. If it is more than 3/16" thick, be sure to tell the Garretts and they can adjust the slide loop openings accordingly.

    their IWB options also look qite interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    Yea my budget (and wife) says no to having a collection Matthew. Lol
    If you came home with a couple of pairs of shoes your wife would notice, but two or three holster's... never will she be able to see a difference as long as you go all brown or all black. LOL!!!

    Now an amateur might make the mistake of getting say a brown Milt Sparks SSII and a black High Noon Belt Slide and bust himself, but a sly gun guy can switch OWB to IWB and talk her out of realizing they are two different holsters. HaHaHa!!!

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    Hahahahaha! Yea just use the "this old thing!??"

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