Holster for Springfield XD Subcompact 40

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    Question Holster for Springfield XD Subcompact 40

    Newbie here from Tennessee, first time posting - love the site


    Taking suggestions, opinions, and thoughts on all types of holsters for the Springfield XD Subcompact

    I am looking for a IWB and maybe a paddle

    I have heard great things about High Noon - Split Decision and Crossbreed - Super Tuck adjustable


    what do you think? if you have pictures - i would love to see them


    Comfort is most important, price - lower the better, but I will spend some money for a good one

    And if you have any DO NOT BUY ones please share those also

    I am a little under 200lbs, and about 5' 11"

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    Welcome aboard!!! My recommendation for an IWB for an XD Sub would be that you look for something with a closed muzzle (this feature is intended to eliminate the tendency for a short gun to poke you.)
    As far as a paddle goes, I generally do not recommend them at all - I've yet to see one that offers the concealment and security of a conventional belt holster.
    Good luck with your search - there's a lot of talent here, and I'm sure you'll get sound advice from some of our members. And again, welcome to CombatCarry!

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    The XD sub-compact's sure are getting popular. As usual, Mr. Brommeland's right (Of course!).

    A "good" paddle (One that doesn't come off with the gun), are good for the range or special needs. I used to wear one in investigations at times.

    A good OWB holster with be comfortable & concealable, but if you want more concealment, an IWB is good.

    Personnally, I'd recommend UBG holsters, because of your comments. His wait times are short & he's relatively inexpensive, by custom maker's standards. In fact, his prices are very competitive with decent mass produced leather holsters.

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    For IWB the MaxCon V from Gary Brommeland is absolutely the most comfortable holster I've ever worn. I carry a 5" steel 1911 in one and it conceals under as little as a loose t-shirt. For OWB I've got an order in with Gary for a Def Con (for a Glock G19), I'll post pics as soon as possible. Can't really offer advice on paddle holsters, IWB and pancake style OWB work well for my needs.

    There's a lot of talented holster makers here on the Forum and each offers something different. Finding the one (or more) that suit your needs/tastes is the fun part.
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    I received a UBG IWB for my XD9 service yesterday. Today is the first day wearing the holster, but it is not my first UBG holster. I would agree with cockedlocked01 in recommending UBG (Nates) work. His holsters are very comfortable to wear all day, reasonably priced and quick turn around times.

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    Heck I missed that this is both your first post AND you're from TN - Welcome to the Forum. There's quite a few of us Tennesseans here, what part of the state are you in?
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    I agree with staying away from paddle holsters for concealed carry and I can also attest to the Max-Con V (Inside the waist band) as well as the Def-Con's that Gary makes. I have them both and are world class holsters, but with that Gary has a long waiting period. So first and formost I recommend Gary's stuff but know that it won't be there next week to use. http://www.brommelandgunleather.com/

    Next I also agree with the fellas UBG holsters (Nate) is making some quality products. http://www.ubgholsters.com/

    Another one I would recommend is Rhome's holsters, I have his stuff as well and are a great product for a very fair price. http://www.desbiensgunleather.com/

    Really, we are blessed with great talent in the holster market and there is at least 8 more holster makers that I would recommend to ya but with this and the others will get in on the right path.


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    First off, Welcome, you can trust the holster makers on this site. I know they will all tell you if you have any questions they would tell you to call them and talk to them about it.

    I have a holster for my M&P on order with Gary but dont overlook any holster maker on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3 View Post
    Heck I missed that this is both your first post AND you're from TN - Welcome to the Forum. There's quite a few of us Tennesseans here, what part of the state are you in?
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    From Jackson, but I am finishing up my last semester in college in Murfreesboro.

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    Welcome from TN.

    Another XD owner not using the XD gear holster.
    Why do they even bother giving them away with the gun?

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    I have only had dealings with Kevin at http://www.kdholsters.com/ and Gary at http://brommelandgunleather.com/ Both offer outstanding quality and service. All of the holster makers here seem to truly care about their customers. So What I would suggest is that you phone a few of them and listen to the advice they give you. I will bet that you will hear the same basic good advice from all of them. Good luck and stay safe
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    XD40sc in a Crossbreed Supertuck:



    Various other shots of the same combo:
    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...sc/crossbreed/

    I rarely wear mine tucked, but it's nice to have the option--most often when the temperature is considerably warmer than I anticipated when choosing a cover garment.

    I replaced my clips with C-clips from Comp-Tac, because I sometimes need to remove my holster during the day--With those, I don't need to un-thread the belt, I can suck in my gut and rock the belt out of the clips.

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    I love my IWB Dakota Defender from K&D holsters. It is tuckable, which is how I wear it 90% of the time, and it carries my XD40sc very comfortably. And the craftmanship is second to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Another XD owner not using the XD gear holster.
    Why do they even bother giving them away with the gun?
    I'm a new owner of an XD-45, and I actually like the XD gear holster. It holds the gun securely, fits it perfectly, and is very fast to draw from.

    However, it's not a concealed-carry holster. It's for open carry, or if you have a jacket on and don't care about "printing". I find it useful when taking walks in my neighborhood at night.

    Remember, there are still a few states where open carry is legal.

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