Problem Holster

This is a discussion on Problem Holster within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just purchased a new Galco IWB model Sum 2268/ F919TD holster for my Glock 19. Very unhappy with it. It doesn't seem to stick ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Problem Holster

  1. #1
    Member Array Stormtruck2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    Posts
    166

    Unhappy Problem Holster

    I just purchased a new Galco IWB model Sum 2268/ F919TD holster for my Glock 19. Very unhappy with it. It doesn't seem to stick into my waist band far enough. It keeps rolling out either inverting or raking in an undesired direction. Will a new belt help or is it just a normal problem with such a short IWB holster? I also was hoping it would hold a Sig 225 but not so well. Still looking for a great IWB for a 225.
    When the chips are down, only hits count

    Train as you fight, fight as you train.
    Sig 220-45,Sig 225-9mm,Sig 226-.40,Bernelli M1,Bernelli Nova, SW 4340-.40
    Glock 19,Llama Mini .45,U-238 WMD, (so the anti's say),and others

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    post pics of the way you wear it and we will have a better idea,the difference in a glock 19 and sig P6/225 are significant
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  4. #3
    Member Array Stormtruck2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    Posts
    166

    Cool How I wear it.

    I wear it a 3-4 oclock inside either dress slacks or dickies. Will try to get some photos to post. I'm a techno tard though. No promises.
    When the chips are down, only hits count

    Train as you fight, fight as you train.
    Sig 220-45,Sig 225-9mm,Sig 226-.40,Bernelli M1,Bernelli Nova, SW 4340-.40
    Glock 19,Llama Mini .45,U-238 WMD, (so the anti's say),and others

  5. #4
    Member Array Craiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Vermont USA
    Posts
    277
    If it is the SUMMER COMFORT INSIDE PANT HOLSTER (SUM226B)
    I have a similar holster and from the way you describe things I would lean towards the belt being the issue.

    You need a good gun belt and you have to make sure it is the right width for the loops in the holster (Usually 1.50 Inch width) Not your normal 1.25 dress belt
    In God we trust, Everyone else we monitor...

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,244
    Get a good belt, it will help. Then look at the VM-II style IWB holsters, B-I-G improvement in design!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  7. #6
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    So........how much would you be asking for the "problem" holster? My apologies if it appears that I'm not being of help in your situation.

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array rottkeeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    3,194
    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    So........how much would you be asking for the "problem" holster? My apologies if it appears that I'm not being of help in your situation.


    Sounds like you are going to need a good gun belt. If you are wearing a flimsy belt it will want to roll on you in some positions.
    For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the son of man be. Mathew 24:27

    NRA Member

  9. #8
    Member Array Joe70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ctrl. NY
    Posts
    93
    I had a XD subcompact .40 and tried an IWB holster but it was like trying to stabilize a ball in my waistband. Short holster without a good retaining belt loop(s). Sold it and got a G30 and a Fist OWB holster. Much more comfortable and efficient for me.

    Joe

  10. #9
    Member Array Stormtruck2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    Posts
    166

    Cool Pics by request

    Here are pics of the rig without cover garment, (thank you Capt Obvious). Besides a large fuel tank for the love machine, (some say a beer belly) what should I do to make it carry better. I realize it is made for the G19 not the P225. It just feels like it wants to flip out of me pants like it doesn't protrude far enough down into me trousers. Many thanks in advance for the multiple helpful ideas, and for the less than helpful
    Attached Images
    When the chips are down, only hits count

    Train as you fight, fight as you train.
    Sig 220-45,Sig 225-9mm,Sig 226-.40,Bernelli M1,Bernelli Nova, SW 4340-.40
    Glock 19,Llama Mini .45,U-238 WMD, (so the anti's say),and others

  11. #10
    VIP Member Array automatic slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    The western edge of The Confederacy
    Posts
    2,198
    It does seem to be riding very high. Of course if the center of balance is above your waistline, it will want to flip out of your pants. The loops seem to be made for a wider belt. My guess is that the belt is 1.50" wide and the loops are for a 1.75" belt. I would suggest buying a 1.75" belt which by coincidence Galco does make. The extra width and tighter fit would make a big difference.
    "First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand."
    Edge of Darkness

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array the_fallguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southern Missouri
    Posts
    544
    The belt is too narrow for the loops, for one thing. Who made the belt? You really do want a "real" carry belt if you plan to carry for long periods of time or train at all with your setup.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    Where self preservation is concerned, if you're not cheating, your not trying...

  13. #12
    Member Array Stormtruck2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Mechanicsville, Iowa
    Posts
    166

    Cool Belt manufacturer

    Don't remember who made the belt, but it is old. Guess its time to drop another $8 for a new belt. Ah heck, maybe I'll go big and spend as much as $10. So you all think its the belt and not a holster problem then. I'll try a wider double thick belt and see how that goes. Still open to other suggestions though.
    When the chips are down, only hits count

    Train as you fight, fight as you train.
    Sig 220-45,Sig 225-9mm,Sig 226-.40,Bernelli M1,Bernelli Nova, SW 4340-.40
    Glock 19,Llama Mini .45,U-238 WMD, (so the anti's say),and others

  14. #13
    Member Array Intrepid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    107
    It does look like the belt is the issue to me. I have a Galco Summer Comfort for my M&P40. I use a 1.5 inch wide Aker gun belt and have no problems with my set up.

    Unfortunately a belt made specifically to carry a gun is going to cost more than $10.
    Last edited by Intrepid; September 14th, 2009 at 12:20 AM. Reason: spelling

  15. #14
    Senior Member Array the_fallguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Southern Missouri
    Posts
    544
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormtruck2 View Post
    Don't remember who made the belt, but it is old. Guess its time to drop another $8 for a new belt. Ah heck, maybe I'll go big and spend as much as $10. So you all think its the belt and not a holster problem then. I'll try a wider double thick belt and see how that goes. Still open to other suggestions though.
    Your chosen method of carry is at least as important as your choice of pistol. It doesn't matter how good your handgun is if you can't employ it effectively due to fit or function, or you don't carry all together due to issues with discomfort.

    A good belt will make a marginal holster a good one, and a poor belt will render the best holster there is a useless piece of garbage. You need a "real" carry belt that is designed to support the weight of a pistol without sagging or rolling. Any old double thick belt isn't gonna work.

    If you're serious about defensive carry, take the advice offered here and invest in a belt that is designed to support a pistol.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    Where self preservation is concerned, if you're not cheating, your not trying...

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array jbum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Dandridge Tennessee
    Posts
    2,060
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormtruck2 View Post
    Here are pics of the rig without cover garment, (thank you Capt Obvious). Besides a large fuel tank for the love machine, (some say a beer belly) what should I do to make it carry better. I realize it is made for the G19 not the P225. It just feels like it wants to flip out of me pants like it doesn't protrude far enough down into me trousers. Many thanks in advance for the multiple helpful ideas, and for the less than helpful
    New belt will fix that prob I think.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Small problem with new holster...
    By PAcanis in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 18th, 2010, 06:29 AM
  2. Problem with my C.T.A.C holster...
    By Captain Kahr in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: April 15th, 2010, 07:41 PM
  3. Problem with a new holster
    By Ryan81986 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: October 20th, 2008, 06:10 PM
  4. Problem with my C-tac holster and new belt
    By spetrola in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: June 18th, 2008, 11:03 PM
  5. Help, holster problem
    By exit42 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: November 20th, 2007, 12:06 PM

Search tags for this page

galco 2268 holster
,
galco cm2268
,

galco f919td

,

galco f919td holster

,

galco sum 2268

,

galco sum2268

,
galco sum226b for glock 30s
,
glock and leather holsters problems
,
leather iwb concealed holsters sum2268
,
sum2268
,
sum2268 galco
,
sum226b
Click on a term to search for related topics.