Why do people bash cheapos?

Why do people bash cheapos?

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    Why do people bash cheapos?

    I bought an IWB holster the other day. It was one of those Uncle Mike's universal holsters. I got it because of the warm weather coming up, lack of serious cash, and the fact that I really have no idea why I should spend $100 bucks on a good holster when the $14 dollar one I bought does just as fine. It's comfortable. It fits my Glock nicely. Holds on tight, and has a good trigger gaurd. What else does one need? Most importantly, it conceals well with just a T-shirt on. Not so with my custom OWB holster.


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    Nothing wrong with "cheapos".

    What ever gets the job done.

    The only reason I put in an order for a CrossBreed was because I couldn't find a cheapo that worked well for my XD
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    I agree.I believe whatever you feel comfortable and confident with,whether holster or gun,use that.

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    I have a 6" S&W revolver that I never carry for CCW (way too big to hide on my 6'0" - 175lb frame) but I've been shooting a bit of IDPA with it (although the rules technically only allow for a 4" gun, the nice folks at my range are allowing me to use it until I buy a semiauto 45, since I'm an IDPA noobie). I bought a cheapie, $25 nylon adjustable holster for it to use at the range. It works surprisingly well for it's intended purpose. Not sure how comfortable it'd be after a few hours, but I too have wondered what's so bad about them. Many will probably say "you don't know the difference until you've had a (name expensive holster)", and they may have a point, but as AMH said, whatever gets the job done.

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    I've said it on here several times and will say it again. You get what you pay for in a holster ( generally speaking). I had an Uncle Mike's IWB holster for my 642 and it was the most unreliable, shifting, non trusting holster I can imagine. Not to mention a poke in the side. If you're in love with the Uncle Mikes, you've never had a good quality leather holster. The custom holsters dont shift, the gun wont fall out and it holds the gun tight.
    With the Uncle Mikes, everytime I got out of a vehicle I had to shift the darned thing and several times the gun just about fell out.

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    I have an Uncle Mike's nylon clip holster I use occasionally for IWB carry. I've had it for a very long time. I don't own any holsters that don't get used---no drawer of bogus holsters here. I like options, and lots of them. As stated previously---whatever is comfortable and works for you while being ultimately safe at the same time.
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    Why do people bash cheapos?
    As we should be aware, and can see in every day life---some want to make everything a contest---the 'I'm better than you'---'I've got better stuff than you', 'I wouldn't own that even if I wanted to', etc-----see--those types of insecure people (cheapo bashers) must stand up among their fellow insecure peers and go with the flow in the pack mentality they are accustomed to. Everything has a place, and there is a place for everything. Those who would deny such shall be termed as closed-minded individuals even when the pack dictates there be no individuality.

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    i have the uncle mikes iwb cheapo for my g-27. yearand a half now.
    works great for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    I bought an IWB holster the other day. It was one of those Uncle Mike's universal holsters. I got it because of the warm weather coming up, lack of serious cash, and the fact that I really have no idea why I should spend $100 bucks on a good holster when the $14 dollar one I bought does just as fine. It's comfortable. It fits my Glock nicely. Holds on tight, and has a good trigger gaurd. What else does one need? Most importantly, it conceals well with just a T-shirt on. Not so with my custom OWB holster.
    It might depend on what gun you're using with it. I also bought a Uncle Mike's IWB holster when I picked up my SP101 at the gunshop just so I'd have something until my other holster arrives.

    I tried it out and it was comfortable enough for say a quick run to the store but that's about it IMHO. It also printed pretty badly, but again would do fine for a quick run to the store provided I am wearing a jacket.

    Since your carry gun is an auto rather than a revolver it might work perfectly well.
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    OK...devil's advocate here...

    With that reasoning, I should sell my Harley and buy a 125cc Honda...they both could get me to work...

    Hey, in reality...whatever works for YOU. But a good quality 'boned' holster is MY choice.

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    I had a cheap UM for my snubbie. I carried in it until I could afford something else.

    UM type holsters are temporary holsters. They don't last long.
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    You get what you pay for. if you are happy with your cheapo, that's great.
    I'm happy with my M Tac, the nylon holster sits in a drawer, the Fobus went in the trash.

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    Why do people bash cheapos?
    Cheap quality often won't do, when the chips are down. With a few exceptions, it's often that good tools improve with age. So it is with quality firearms and related gear. I'm all for spending less, but not at the expense of quality and ability to serve the need. When making any purchase in this area, it's my life and the lives of my loved ones that I'm protecting. While I'll certainly look to spend less, I will never compromise on effectiveness.

    To paraphrase a saying in automotive racing: A $2 helmet protects a $2 head. The money isn't the issue. The quality and suitability to purpose is.
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    There is nothing wrong with a cheepo if it does the job you desire. I often carry a gun in a Fobus Paddle. Yes, many will tell of how it is junk. I won't argue with whatever they have experience.
    I will just say that I have owned several for about 10 years, have made thousands of presentations from them and never had a problem.

    In fact I carried a 642 in a Fobus today to church morning and night. I normally carry a 1911, G26, or a Kahr P9. Mostly I use among the best leather holsters by folks such a Sparks, Brommeland, Kramer, K&D, Andrews, and maybe some others I cannot think of right now. But I continue to use the cheepo.

    Bottom line is I use and like the Fobus Paddle. They have worked for me.

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    Check the people that carry professionally... LEO, Military, Private Investigators, Personal Protection Specialists, etc. Bet you'll never see an Uncle Mikes, but will plenty of Sparks, Brommelands, Del Fatti's, Kramers, Bulmans...you get the idea. Secure and dependable carry, along with precision presentation, can only be had with a properly designed and fitted holster, NOT "Choose size 1, which fits the following guns..."
    If you want a generic nylon bag to carry your lifesaving tool in, go ahead. No need for a magpouch either, just carry your extra rounds loose in your pocket.
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    A lot of people bash cheap holsters because they've been down that road and they didn't work well for them. I don't think all inexpensive holsters are bad but I don't like the generic fit types. Not many people know what I use or own so it sure isn't bragging rights. Personally, I'm a little envious. If I had a bunch of UM holsters that performed as well for me, I could have saved a bundle.

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