Got a new TOY (Handgun which I will properly use) HAHA

Got a new TOY (Handgun which I will properly use) HAHA

This is a discussion on Got a new TOY (Handgun which I will properly use) HAHA within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; so i just got my FIRST gun. my dad has 2, well actually 3, because he just got a Taurus 24/7 .40, which i have ...

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    Got a new TOY (Handgun which I will properly use) HAHA

    so i just got my FIRST gun. my dad has 2, well actually 3, because he just got a Taurus 24/7 .40, which i have been using, but this is the first i purchased for myself. a Springfield Armory XD 40. i got it for concealed carry, so now i need a holster. i don't want an inside the pant holster, i want to either carry on my hip, or at an angle behind my back. anybody have any suggestions???


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    Yep--Google up Comp-tac or Tucker Leather!
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    First of all, welcome to the forum and the world of concealed carry.

    Check out this section of the forum.

    Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options - DefensiveCarry Concealed Carry Forum

    It has endless threads about holsters etc. Also look at the mega holster link.

    Defensive Carry Holster Links

    That should keep you busy for about a week or two. Then come back and read the responses, and you will know exactly what everyone is talking about.

    Seriously, there are so many designs and makers your just going to have to start looking at them get some ideas of the ones you like then find out what people that already have and use them think.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Congrats! Try rocket man holsters. Just google rocket man holsters and you will find him. Good luck.
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    An XD40 was the first handgun I purchased as well. Shoot it a lot and be safe.

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    Welcome from Southern Colorado!! You might also try Highnoon holsters.

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    Welcome, take a look at Sideguard Holsters. I had a lot of luck there.

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    welcome and as for a quick suggestion I would stay away from a SOB Small of the back. I am not a fan personally and if you fall it will hit your spine. (pending you land on your back.) But suggestions above are good and you will find like many of us you will have a drawer full of holsters some work others don't.

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    Well, I guess it's a start? J/K, the XD is an excellent weapon.

    Seriously, welcome aboard and congratulations!
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    I don't usually speak of this...try a Fist holster. Either Fist #1A IWB with a clip, cant, and body protector...or a #41 IWB/SOB (one of my favorites...palm out draw from against the kidney.

    Find Fist holsters via the 'Related Links' above...

    Stay armed...with Fist holsters...stay safe!
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    try comtac
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Congrats on the XD40. I am not a big fan the .40 S&W round myself, so I have the XD40's slightly bigger brother the XD45ACP.

    +1 on Comptac holsters!
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    I was going to suggest something, but when I read the following, I laughed so hard I fell off my chair and now I can't remember what I was going to say!
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    I don't usually speak of this...try a Fist holster.
    Oh, it's starting to come back to me slowly...


    Lots of holsters and different carry options to try. If you get it perfect with the first holster you buy, I recommend going out and buying a lottery ticket immediately!

    I sometimes carry in a leather combination OWB/IWB, but some prefer Kydex. If you have a critical need to not be detected carrying, I recommend adding a Smartcarry to your holster box.

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