Opening up my question for debate/opinion

This is a discussion on Opening up my question for debate/opinion within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Decided to open this up to a larger audience so I can get more opinions.... Background- 6'2 240 lbs (no beer belly) looking for OWB ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Opening up my question for debate/opinion

  1. #1
    Member Array rgreenpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    65

    Opening up my question for debate/opinion

    Decided to open this up to a larger audience so I can get more opinions....

    Background-

    6'2 240 lbs (no beer belly) looking for OWB concealment holster.

    Something comfortable since it will be worn driving.

    My mode of dress: Shorts/jeans untucked shirts.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...9&postcount=82

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array NCHornet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Mt Airy, NC
    Posts
    2,158
    I have CC for 11+ years and by far the best holster I have used is the Bianchi Carry Loc series. I am totally against thumb straps and most retention devices. However the way they have designed this holster the release level is hit during a normal draw and doesn't slow the draw at all. I have done a lot of practice with this holster and love it. I like hearing the "click" when the gun is holstered. Try it you'll like it.
    When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Just Minutes Away!!
    Carry On!
    NCHornet

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array goldshellback's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    OKC; by way of St. Mayberry, GA
    Posts
    4,750
    If the holster/sidearm will be used/worn primarly while driving, a cross draw holster might be a really good choice. A quality paddle holster for quick, convenient removal and replacement may work as well.

    +1 for NCHornet's carry-loc also.
    "Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008

    (Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array MR D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South Central PA
    Posts
    864
    I think a lot depends on what gun you will be carrying, and what type of carry you prefer E.g. cross draw, shoulder holster, smart carry...

  6. #5
    Member Array rgreenpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    65
    Sorry I have a Sig P228

  7. #6
    Member Array vashooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Warrenton, VA
    Posts
    204
    Comp-tac's adjustable cant paddle holster would be a good choice - good, stable paddle design, adjustable cant to rake it farther forward or backwards for driving...

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,235
    I use a Galco Concealable for OWB. I have one for each of my CCW's because the darn thing simply works and works well!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  9. #8
    Member Array rgreenpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    65
    Thumper - you ever had any retention issues?

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array sass20485's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    2,093
    If it's going to see a lot use driving, than a cross draw might work best, Kinda hard to grab your gun off your hip, seated in a car, but it can be done. Andrews, K&D, UBG make great holsters. Comp tec also may have something to suit you. I'm mostly an IWB guy.

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array Knuckledrager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    693
    I'va always been happy with Kramer leather and Mark Garrity customs. Both make a "driving" style holster.

  12. #11
    Ex Member Array jahwarrior72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    the raggedy edge
    Posts
    1,438
    i like the bianchi minimalist. you can get one with or without a rubber o-ring retainer, and they fit most 3.5" to 4.5" pistols.

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array SIGguy229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kommie-fornia-stan
    Posts
    7,046
    Depending on the cover garment, you can get a Blackhawk SERPA--Level II holster, without a thumbreak. Great holster...I highly recommend it
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

    martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
    You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know

  14. #13
    Member Array rgreenpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    65
    SigGuy... I like but it won't work for CCW in the Florida climate.... maybe IRAQ though :).

    Or if I were to apply for Blackwater :)
    Last edited by rgreenpc; September 26th, 2007 at 05:56 AM.

  15. #14
    VIP Member
    Array Echo_Four's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Land of the mostly free
    Posts
    2,812
    I carry my 228 OWB in a UBG Holsters Bonneville. Since you don't have much of a cover garment, the micro may be more to your liking. Talk to him and he'll work with you to make sure that you get exactly what you're looking for. For instance, a holster that rides higher on the belt than normal may be needed in your case.
    "The only people I like besides my wife and children are Marines."
    - Lt. Col. Oliver North

  16. #15
    Member Array KnightHawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by rgreenpc View Post
    Thumper - you ever had any retention issues?
    (with a Galco Concealable)

    I use a Concealable most days and there are no retention issues. Even well worn models hold the gun securely and require a positive pull to draw. They do not drop guns but they do ride "high and tight" to give a comfortable and well concealed carry.
    Packin' Heat Leather
    Galco & Bianchi Dealer
    McAllen, Texas USA

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Question about AK vs AR debate
    By charlie1826 in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: July 29th, 2010, 11:05 AM
  2. Wanna ask a question at the next GOP debate?
    By Bob The Great in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 18th, 2007, 11:15 PM
  3. SA/DA Question/Opinion
    By .45acp in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: April 17th, 2006, 08:02 PM
  4. 1 more Holster Opinion Question w/o Stoning me??
    By Curio Bill in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 13th, 2006, 11:41 PM

Search tags for this page

bonneville holster for sale

Click on a term to search for related topics.