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    holster primer?

    I'm looking for a primer on holsters. What to look for, what models do what for you, basically how do you pick a holster for your needs. I am overwhelmed w/ styles and acronyms I don't understand. I also can't visualize how some of the models work in the catalogs I have received. I guess I need the carry holster basics before I ask more detailed questions. Any suggestions?

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    OK, here's a "Starter Kit" for you:

    SH: Shoulder Holster

    OWB: Outside The Waistband

    IWB: Inside The Waistband

    Rake: The Angle the Gun Is Held At

    3 O'Clock: Relates to where the gun is placed on the body with the navel being 12 O'Clock

    Ankle Carry: Gun Carried in an Ankle Holster

    Pocket Carry: Gun Carried in a Pocket in a Holster designed for this mode of Carry

    I hope that helps. Me, I carry an N-Frame Revolver with a 4" Barrel as my EDC. The trick to carrying such a big gun is a good Holster and Belt. You may wait up to a year to get a great Holster/Belt from a "Custom" maker, but it's worth it. I also carry one on my Ankle and one in the Pocket unless I'm wearing shorts. If I'm wearing Shorts, Ankle Carry is out.

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    This may answer some of your questions.
    Primer on Concealment Holsters-Eimer.pdf: http://www.personaldefensesolutions....er_article.pdf
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    Visit Galco Gunleather's web site. You pick your gun make/model and all holsters available will come up. Each holster will show about (3) pics of how it is worn and each pic can be expanded for more detail.
    Click below for their site:

    www.usgalco.com

    Scroll down to the bottom of the flag page and click on online cat.

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    Also Go Here

    Matt Del Fatti Fine Holsters - CLICK HERE

    He has a very helpful site. Scroll down the page on the above link.

    Check Out Determining Holster Rake & Belt Length. and...........

    Things To Consider When Choosing A Holster.

    Also view his Photo Gallery.
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    Biker, What do you carry that "N" frame in? I have a GP100 w/4 inch barrel that I would like to carry at times and haven't come up with anything yet!
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    Most of our resident holster makers tend to focus on the Concealed Carry Holsters area of the Forum. If you post your question there you'd be more likely to get information from the professional makers.
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    Here is a small article I put together with the help of others.
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    Here is a search engine that lets you look for the holster you want from many of the more commercial makers, based on about a dozen or so different criteria, including weapon type.

    RIGRATE
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    Also, I think most of the custom holster makers (Particularly the ones on this forum), will help you.

    I know I've asked my share of questions & they were answered. Gary of Brommeland holsters, in particular, says he does consultations & I know others have been helpful, too. Although I admit that's only helpful if you're considering one of their holsters.

    Is there a certain kind or material that you're considering & for what gun?
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    Actually, if you speak with just about any holster maker here and it turns out they don't make what you're looking for, they'll more than likely know exactly who you can get it from. I've seen makers recommend the work of others a number of times, it's professional courtesy at it's finest.

    Like CL01, I've talked Gary's ear off on a number of occasions and I've always come away with a wealth of information on just about anything you could imagine. Heck, he's even helped me decide on my last two carry guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realleycat View Post
    Biker, What do you carry that "N" frame in? I have a GP100 w/4 inch barrel that I would like to carry at times and haven't come up with anything yet!
    Right now, an "El Cheapo" IWB. I'm waiting on a Garrity "Incognito Deluxe".

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    Thread moved to Concealed Carry Holsters & Carry Options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipse View Post
    Here is a small article I put together with the help of others.
    Very nice, clipse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Right now, an "El Cheapo" IWB. I'm waiting on a Garrity "Incognito Deluxe".

    Biker

    I haven't thought about an IWB for a gun that thick? I'm a big fan of OWB. I'll find one that I can live with one of these days.

    When is your "Incognito Deluxe" due in? I would like to see a picture of it being worn. I think that the 4 inch N frame is about the same size as the GP100...
    Tony

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