Anyone use this galco concealable holster?

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    Anyone use this galco concealable holster?

    Reviews.. ? I just ordered a galco concealable holster for my glock 23..

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    I have one for a commander sized 1911 and I really like it, I don't have a commander sized 1911 any more, but as soon as I buy another, I be using that holster again.

    I usually wore mine just behind the point of the hip as opposed to strongside.

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    I was using the desantis mini slide and it stinks! It fits the gun great when it isn't contoured to your body.. This galco hopefully should be better quality.

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    I had a smooth draw every time.

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    I have that holster for a 92FS, and it fits well, is secure, and is very comfortable. That said, I'm not sure how concealable it would be without a coat.

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    My favorite OWB. I like the cant. It's really comfortable behind the hip. In fact, I've got it on now. There's no problem concealing it with a loose button-front shirt.

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    It's my favorite OWB as well for my XD9 service model.

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    I had a Concealable that I used with a Glock 19 for a while. I wasn't sure if I was going to keep the Glock so I didn't bother to order any custom leather for it, and the Concealable looked liked a cut above the older Galco styles (this was when the Concealable was fairly new).

    Unfortunately, if you'll look at the picture you'll see that the holster isn't cut straight across the top, but rather has kind of a peak so that it goes over part of the grip. On the Glock, and some other models like Sigs, this is even more pronounced than on the 1911, and this peak area is very thin and unsupported, both front and back.

    What happened to me is that one time while re-holstering in a hurry the muzzle of the gun caught the back peak and folded it down so that it was jammed into the holster with the gun. I pulled it out right away, but the leather was permanently stressed and softened, and from then on the back part had a tendency to sag forward and interfere with holstering the gun, unless I used both hands or very slowly inserted the muzzle of the gun and pushed the back part out of the way. I had to stop using the holster, though I couldn't bring myself to throw it away.

    I had a second Concealable in a different color and never had a problem with that one, once I realized I had to be careful when holstering the gun, but I haven't bought another since. The fit and draw were fine after the initial break in, so you shouldn't have a problem as long as you're careful with that fragile opening.
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    Best Holster Galco offers!

    Hi, I have about 15 Galco holsters and in my opinion, the Concealable is the best holster Galco sells. Best in fit and design. I have one for my J-frame 442 and Sig 232. If you want, I can post pictures tomorrow.

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    I just bought one for my G19 LNIB from a forum member over on GT. It arrived yesterday so I'm still getting use to it. First impression is, I wouldn't rate it as highly as custom work from Gary B. or the other makers we have here but it's definitely serviceable and a good interim holster while waiting on a custom order.

    I'll most likely hang onto this one to use as a back up after my custom leather arrives. Might use it for field and stream activities to keep my expensive gear from getting wet or muddy and damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skystud1 View Post
    Reviews.. ? I just ordered a galco concealable holster for my glock 23..
    I have this holster and use it when I want to carry OWB. Works very well for me. Quite satisfied with the Galco Concealable.

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    I have the thumbstrap version, the "Fletch" for my 40USP-C. Not my favorite as I'm not real big OWB fan.
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    I have had the Galco Concealable for over a year now and it is the the only holster I use for my 1911 5" The only thing I would change is to have the inside leather a little higher to prevent the open hammer from gouging when bending to that side.
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    I just got one for a Commander size 1911. I found that it is more comfortable than my Galco Combat Master, but it prints more.



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    Nice graphic Andy, I was curious what the differences between those two models were.
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