Need an OWB for a J frame

Need an OWB for a J frame

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    Need an OWB for a J frame

    I had a Simply Rugged Sourdough for my k frame that was ok but I think I could go even more comfortable for the J frame. I was thinking kydex so it can be low profile and keep it open for reholstering. The ones that stick out to me right now are:

    1.) Crossbreed Snapslide
    2.) FIST K2 Kydex High Ride
    3.) Comp-Tac Belt Holster
    4.) Talon Tactical R4

    Any opinions/experience/insight on the matter would be helpful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmoose View Post
    I had a Simply Rugged Sourdough for my k frame that was ok but I think I could go even more comfortable for the J frame. I was thinking kydex so it can be low profile and keep it open for reholstering. The ones that stick out to me right now are:

    1.) Crossbreed Snapslide
    2.) FIST K2 Kydex High Ride
    3.) Comp-Tac Belt Holster
    4.) Talon Tactical R4

    Any opinions/experience/insight on the matter would be helpful.

    I want as much comfort as I can reasonably get. In a day I find leather more comfortable than kydex. I also much prefer low ride holsters. While they are slightly more difficult to cover, if one has planned his clothing to cover it he will not reveal the holster. But the lower ride holster is easier to get to and clear the covering garment from the gun. Some of us also have shoulder problems that are aggravated by a high ride holster.

    I have bought several Fist J frame holsters (#12) recently for friends and myself. They are very good and at a good price for the quality. They also have a lead time of about 5 week.
    They stay open for easy reholstering. I can recommend them through experience.

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    Jerry

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    I agree with Jerry about the comfort of leather. If you are stuck on a plastic holster you may want to check out a Blackhawk Serpa CQC. Nifty little holster, but you may lose a bit of concealability depending on dress.

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    They are all good choices. I am partial to FIST and Comptac as I own many Kydex holsters from both makers. I do prefer FIST pancake Kydex/high ride for OWB and Comptac for IWB. The FIST high ride will conceal very well. There is nothing wrong with Kydex and I find Kydex much faster although it does cause more wear on a handgun's finnish.

    The Serpa is is mold injected pollyeurathane and it is not Kydex. I would avoid the Serpa and Fobus products. Many people seem to love the Serpa but you better put alot of time into training. In a real life stressful situation, you may forget to hit that unlock button and the the bad guy may win . In training classes, I have seen students fumble with the Serpa on live fire draw drills. The Serpa is affordable and sold in every mom and pop shop so you will see many people using them.

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    Your choice of Fist would work, but the Fist #12 Basic, in leather, would work pretty well...it really hugs the body.
    I have the #12 for my Glock-36, and it is as tight against the body as any of my IWB's...
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    I don't have or wear an OWB but my favorite is this one from TT Gunleather

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    Check Fobus and see if they have a J frame holster.

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    Tried a bunch of them, but I like this one best. GALCO Stinger. I use it during winter when I can wear bulky "over clothes", sweater, coat etc. Tucks in close and is fast.

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    I make a The Slide for the J-frame. I have a couple in stock.

    Side Guard Holsters - OWB Holsters - The Slide
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    I'm very happy with my Kramer MSP Paddle in horsehide.

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    My favorite OWB holsters are the Snap on/off holsters. I have them from a variety of manufactures and they are all comfortable, easy on and off, and tight to the body.
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    I like the FIST #12 Basic for my N-frame revolvers, and the FIST #9 Close Cropped Basic for the little guys.

    These two quickly became my favorite OWB holsters, inexpensive but well made, and hold up nicely.

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    Looks similar the TT, but this is Andrews Saddle style


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