How many holsters do you have in your holster drawer?

How many holsters do you have in your holster drawer?

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  • 0 - I picked the right one the first time

    19 8.96%
  • 1-2

    31 14.62%
  • 3-5

    58 27.36%
  • 6-9

    42 19.81%
  • 10+

    42 19.81%
  • I am opening up my own holster store.

    20 9.43%
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    How many holsters do you have in your holster drawer?

    Everyone here seems to have to go through a multitude of holsters to find the one that works for them. We all have a bunch of holsters in our holster drawer just collecting dust.

    So the question is, how many holsters do you have in your holster drawer just collecting dust?
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    But who's counting; not really just collecting dust
    more like I use different ones for different occasions
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    I voted 6-9 and actually have 8, but, I have 2 coming next week from K&D so that will put me at 10 . Its amazing how many holsters it takes to actually find "the one" that is your go to EDC holster. Oh well.

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    Had to put 10+, but since I have over 20 handguns I don't guess that is too bad. Different holsters for different guns and situations.
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    I need to open up a holster store to get rid of some of these things.

    A drawer?? There isn't a drawer big enough.

    I have 15 holsters for IWB and they all fit 5" 1911's. (long story) They are leather, suede out, smooth in, with SS belt clip.

    So........where is the classifieds anyway?

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    I have 3-5 useless holsters...closer to three. I had more, but just got rid of 4x that many.
    Why keep what I don't need?
    I have enough trouble keeping track of the 2 dozen+ that I do have/use.
    I bought myself a hanging shoe tree and put individual gun holsters in each compartment...this helps a lot with organization.

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    I have six; 2 for my single action revolvers for cowboy action type shooting. 1 sholder holster for ocasions I am unable to carry on my waist. 1 Hip holster for my Ruger super blackhawk while hunting. 1 in the waistband for 5 inch 1911 and 1 in the waistband for compact 1911. I do not have any holsters that I do not use at sometime. When I buy a holster I know what I want and need, so I don't have to keep buying other holsters. Should a holster get worn out it gets replaced with another the same or similar. I don't keep worn out holsters, by taking good care of my holsters they last nearly forever.

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    I've got way over 20 I'm sure. Probably closer to 30. But then, I've got 15 handguns.

    Thinking about it, I do at least have one for each handgun. Not bad I think.... of course, I only regularly carry two or three in rotation. But the others (most anyway) have been carried regularly at one time or another over the years.....

    ETA: BTW, I've got one coming this month from Milt Sparks (an Axiom for a 5" 1911).... and another from MS next month (a Summer Special 2 for a 1911). Doing a quick count, I think that may put me over 30.... I need to get them organized, I like RetSupt99's idea. They're now divided among a few drawers and a storage unit .
    Regards, T Bone.

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    I can start a store. I can remember at point in time last year I had 10+ holster orders pending with different makers. Just recently I finally thought I was done. I wound up placing another 4 orders this past month. It's definitely an addiction.
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    I have two custom ones for my Glock 36, I have a generic Nylon OWB for my Taurus and Witness, and I have a generic IWB for when I need to deep conceal.

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    I have holsters for guns I no long own! I am going to have a give away at the next IDPA match.
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    five + an mtac on the way
    EDC's Colt Defender 45 acp and S&W 442 .38
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    Ruger SR9
    Ruger Super RedHawk .44 mag
    mossberg 590 12 gauge tactical
    bushmaster AR15-M4

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    After selling 9 of my holsters I have only 17 left!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    About 6 to 10 and all quality leather and a couple of Fobus. I love them all.
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    Only 5 collecting dust......but I don't count any that belong to a handgun that I could carry, but usually don't.
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