This is a discussion on 1st Kimber - Need IDPA Holster. within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just bought a Kimber Eclipse and it's a lovely gun. I'd like to use it to shoot IDPA, and would love to find a ...
I just bought a Kimber Eclipse and it's a lovely gun. I'd like to use it to shoot IDPA, and would love to find a good OWB holster for it that won't scratch the finish. On that note, I have two questions:
1. Which holster material should I get to minimize finish abuse? (kydex, leather etc)
2. If Kydex is ok, then I'm thinking of either Comp-Tac or BlackHawk Serpa. Opinions?
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I carry my Kimber Pro Raptor in a pancake made by John W. O'Rourke. His web site is J.W. O'Rourke Leather Products -- Holsters, belts. Last time I checked his web site, he was not charging any shipping on his pancake holsters.
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Kydex will definetly take the finish off quicker than leather but is much smoother and faster for comp.I have used a Baer 1911 in a blade tech IWB for years in comp and carry and the blueing is about gone, but hey it's a tool and wear builds character
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Thank you very much for the responses guys. I'll look into everything suggested.
I use the Blackhawk CQC (non-retention version) for IDPA and I think it is great. Since a number of people around here use the Blackhawk as their OWB holster for various firearms, I think it's a very good choice. One of the nice things about the CQC (and, I think, all Blackhawk holsters) is that you get both belt-slide and paddle backings. I use the paddle with no problems whatsoever.
If you are concerned about the finish on the gun, Safariland (among others) makes felt/suede lined kydex...
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