4" and 5" - Difference?

4" and 5" - Difference?

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    4" and 5" - Difference?

    Live in Illinois right now, so no CCW
    But I will be on my way to Texas, I figure I'll fetch a holster now and still use that for around the house until I depart for TX.

    I use a Springfield Armory XD .45 Acp 5" Compact.
    Can anyone recommend any IWB holsters for the 5"?

    The only ones I ever find are for the 4"...

    Looking for a good one that does not scratch the gun or anything when holstering/drawing.
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    The 5" is a XD-45 tactical. I make them.

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    It is a Tactical, but with the compact grip, it's referred to as the 5" Compact due to the grip.

    I just can't find a good holster for it.
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    The grip doesn't go into the holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    The grip doesn't go into the holster.
    I know that, thought you were telling me that my model was called the "XD 45 Tactical", was just clearing it up saying it's the 5" compact...the Tactical has the longer grip.

    So they do make good IWB holsters for the 5" though, link me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    The grip doesn't go into the holster.
    Maybe that's why my holster took so long to break in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdcard View Post
    Maybe that's why my holster took so long to break in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdcard View Post
    Maybe that's why my holster took so long to break in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Looking for a good one that does not scratch the gun or anything when holstering/drawing.
    I have never seen a quality holster that scratches a firearm. That said, any holster (no matter what it is made of) will eventually cause wear of the finish over time. This is just the nature of physics - rub any surface against another one long enough and one will wear.
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    Ox spend the money with Rocky you won't be disappointed. If you wear your firearm daily it WILL show wear no matter what you do.

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    I'm looking for a good IWB for the 5" XD, with 2 belt loop snaps.
    I know NOTHING of holsters, never had to buy any before.
    If it at all matters, I'm not a huge guy, I have muscle but I'm to the skinny side if that matters on the holster..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    The grip doesn't go into the holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    I'm looking for a good IWB for the 5" XD, with 2 belt loop snaps.
    I know NOTHING of holsters, never had to buy any before.
    Well for starters, not all 4" auto's are comfortable to wear inside. You have a 5" model and apparently have never tried any type holster. You're starting with a long barrel firearm, so I'd suggest you stuff it in your pants with a tight belt and walk around the house awhile. Sit down and stand up several times. If you find that uncomfortable, shoving an IWB leather holster with that 5" XD will not feel any better. I'd hate to see you jump on the first holster maker you see, spend a lot of money and find it hurts to wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jacket View Post
    Well for starters, not all 4" auto's are comfortable to wear inside. You have a 5" model and apparently have never tried any type holster. You're starting with a long barrel firearm, so I'd suggest you stuff it in your pants with a tight belt and walk around the house awhile. Sit down and stand up several times. If you find that uncomfortable, shoving an IWB leather holster with that 5" XD will not feel any better. I'd hate to see you jump on the first holster maker you see, spend a lot of money and find it hurts to wear.
    I'm not loaded with a bunch of cash, and right now, this is the only firearm I can carry, the only other guns I have are a Taurus Judge 6.5" barrell, and a WASR-10.
    So I'm going to have to make things work somehow.
    Hmmm...
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