SNAP vs. SLIDE ON

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    SNAP vs. SLIDE ON

    Do the snap loop style OWB holsters work as well as the "slide on belt"type?
    Do the snap loop style type stay tight against the body with no drooping and ....etc.

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    I've got both, they work equally well. The slide on is thinner, and makes more sense if you put it on in the morning and take it off at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebk637 View Post
    Do the snap loop style OWB holsters work as well as the "slide on belt"type?
    Do the snap loop style type stay tight against the body with no drooping and ....etc.
    I have the Del Fatti LPS in which I carry a full size Kimber 1911 and it works fine with no drooping and stays tight to the body.

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    I have both. I like the strap & snap better, but I"m not sure I can say why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I've got both, they work equally well. The slide on is thinner, and makes more sense if you put it on in the morning and take it off at night.
    I prefer to be able to take it on and off as i feel and the snap loops would fit my need perfectly provided they work as well as a slide on.

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    I have a Galco Summer Comfort IWB with snaps and I've never had any issues with them. I think it's just an issue of personal taste and what you feel more comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunrunner View Post
    I have a Galco Summer Comfort IWB with snaps and I've never had any issues with them. I think it's just an issue of personal taste and what you feel more comfortable with.
    Somewhat different concept on IWB.
    IWB, your pants/belt do much to hold the gun into your body.
    With OWB, as original poster asks, the way the belt goes through the holster can make a big diff as to how tight it holds into you; ie, slits or snap closed loops.

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    The very high-end 2 year wait ones do (Del Fatti, Alessi, Sparks), but the one week wait ones do not. High Noon - in my humble experience.

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    I prefer the slide on belt holsters as they hold closer to my body. They do take a little longer to put on and take off, but the extra 15 or 20 seconds I need to get on my carry gear is worth it. I really like the DeSantis Speed Scabbard and Blackhawk Compact Askins holsters, both pull the grip of my gun towards my body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalina View Post
    The very high-end 2 year wait ones do (Del Fatti, Alessi, Sparks), but the one week wait ones do not. High Noon - in my humble experience.
    I am thinking about one from here
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    It's called the "the snap" for my P11

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    I put my "daily carry" on in the morning and it's basically on all day.
    I really never have to remove my daily carry for any reason.
    So...I like keeping it simple with a "slide on" rig.

    To answer your questions...
    Do the snap loop style OWB holsters work as well as the "slide on belt"type?
    Do the snap loop style type stay tight against the body with no drooping and ....etc.


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    I have a Mitch Rosen snap-on OWB and it rides as high and tight as a slide-on while being more convenient

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    I have three snap-on holsters, a High Noon (does not hold as tight as a slide on), a Galco M7X Matrix (plastic, which may turn off some people, but it does hold as tight as a slide on) and a TT Gunleather (looks a lot like the Alessi pictured in the earlier post and actually works better than slide ons that I have tried).
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    Depends on your need, I think. I want one of each: one an easy-on, easy-off, and the other for longer-duration carry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ebk637 View Post
    I am thinking about one from here
    Side Guard Holsters - Home Page
    It's called the "the snap" for my P11
    I have the snap. Actually my wife has the Snap from Side Guard. She uses it with her P11 as well. I have the Slide.

    Both are great and Ill do business with Erik again. Love these holsters.
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