What is the best IWB for the Glock 21 Gen4 45acp pistol?

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    What is the best IWB for the Glock 21 Gen4 45acp pistol?

    I am in the market for an inside the waist band leather holster for my Glock 21 Gen4. There are a bunch on the market, some cheap and some very costly, but I know that highest price is not always the best. I want a leather one, hopefully won't damage the finish on the gun. I came across the OD Green version and bought it. I wonder if the hard synthetic holsters would rub on the finish of the gun. Anyone have a favorite brand of holster that fits my needs?

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    One of the big advantages of Glocks is their tennifer finish. It's one of the properties that makes them so tough. Don't worry about the finish. I did several thousand holster draws with an ill fitting kydex light compatible kaluban cloak holster before any holster wear began to appear on my G23. Don't worry about holster wear. Honestly, a lot of great shooters sport holster wear like prized medals. That many draws means you're probably very familiar with that gun and have extensively trained with it.
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    That is an awfully big gun to carry IWB, have you considered other carry methods like OWB or shoulder holster? If you insist on IWB and want leather, I'd recommend a hybrid like a Super Tuk or similar. This will give you leather on the part that you will touch but the gun itself will be held on the outside by a rigid kydex which will help prevent roll out and printing.

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    If I were to carry a full-sized wide-body Glock, it would be in something like this one:
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    That is a full-sized M&P in a two-piece kydex holster with leather belt loops. Mark at Mid-World Gun Leather - Kydex can make one for your Glock which will be very similar. It is comfortable, concealable, and accessable.
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    This is an impossible question to answer. It is like asking which is the best shoe for your feet. You have to try several to know which is the best for you. Only after you have a few dozen holsters sitting in a box or in my case, 5 drawers, will you know which is best for your gun/body combination. How do you define best also effects the holster decision. Best can be most comfortable, most concealable, easiest to put on and take off, etc.. Then even when you find your best holster, you will keep looking because there is always something better. :) After you have used holsters for a while you will look back on this post and chuckle as you try to figure out what to do with all those holsters you have piled up collecting dust. :)
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    I agree, very hard to answer. Most of the answers you will get are from us telling you what works for us, which may not help you. Personally, I like the Garrett Silent Thunder IWB. It's got a kydex body but it's lined with leather. To me this is the best of both worlds- the kydex is rigid, offering good retention and allowing easy reholstering, but the leather liner protects the finish of your sidearm and makes the holster quiet. It's also highly adjustable, making it easy to get a good fit.
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    You have to figure out what job you have for the holster and what features are important. Thats not always easy.
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    If I buy a non-Garrett holster in the near future it will probably be a Sky High or Topless. Those are some really nice looking rigs!
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    I have my G22 in a SHTF Gear holster..... superb holster IMO. Great fit, good looking and fully functionable.
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    I don't blame you for wanting to carry the G-21, great gun, I've had mine for 20 years. But IWB! no thanks. That's why I bought my G-36.
    I think you'll find it pretty uncomfortable. If I had to go that route I'd probably give the N82 professional a try and if I didn't like that maybe one of the Kydex Hybrids like Foxx, Crossbreed, King Tuk etc.

    As far as the finish goes- It's a Glock not a Les Baer 1911. Why sweat it?
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    I picked up one of these for my Gen 4 G21 and it worked quite well. Granted, I am a "full grown" fella and carrying IWB is not really an issue for me. I posted a link below that can give you some more specifics.

    Galco Summer Comfort Inside the Waistband Holster Right Hand Glock 20

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