pancake leather versus leather scabbard holster

pancake leather versus leather scabbard holster

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    pancake leather versus leather scabbard holster

    I'm looking for a leather OWB holster, and I see these two different holsters and im wondering which one will be better for concealment. What do you all use for concealing if you use one of these ?

    Here's what I mean by pancake holster:


    and here's what I mean by a scabbard, which has the second belt loop behind the holster

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    The pancake style have always held the gun tighter to my body so I have used them a lot.
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    I do not think any other OWB holster lays as tight against the body as the pancake. Of course the snap type are essentially the same.

    I wear OWB at last 95% of the time and a pancake is the leather holster I always wear.

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    The pancake tends to pull closer to the body. There's no "tunnel loop" on the backside, which will push the holster and gun out a nominal amount. It's my opinion that in most cases the differences are inconsequential. Maybe a quarter-inch at most.

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    I agree with Bruce Gibson The Bone Broken Bull Rider.

    Also....If you want to carry a firearm in a raked position AKA firearm canted then you'll need a pancake.
    Nothing is really wrong with having a rear slot as long as that loop is quite tight to the main body of the holster and the holster leather is very firm....and...you have a good gun belt.

    I have carried in both and as long as the maker is good and the gun belt is good then I think both styles work fine.
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    Pancake does pull in tighter. I have a KL Null scabbard for my g23, it does not pull in to the body as tight.
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    The M. Sparks pull the firearm in quite close.

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    If you can stand the wait, the Sparks I-BAK is one of my favorites, and is priced very reasonably at $85. The problem is that you cannot even order a Sparks holster until next month due to his load.
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    Eric at H.B.E. Specialty LeatherWorks has an excellent reputation on these forum for quality and short lead time. You might give him a call. I do not have one of his holsters, but wish I did.
    If you don't have a good gunbelt order that also.

    The one holster I bought from Fist was excellent. You might give them a try.

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    I have a Gould & Goodrich 3 slot pancake holster that I love. It pulls the weapon into me without sacrificing draw.
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    Pancake is much thinner and more secure. The first Kramer you have pictured is one of the best, even though they call it the "Belt Scabbard".
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    I have that exact Glock 30sf and Kramer holster (also black horsehide) shown in your pic. Excellence.

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