DeSantis or Galco Holster?

DeSantis or Galco Holster?

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    Question DeSantis or Galco Holster?

    Hey Gents (and ladies),
    I am new to CC and had a few questions about holsters for my Taurus PT111 Pro 9mm. I am in the Military and am very comfortable around weapons and have a lot of expereience. I am a thin guy so CC is a bit more difficult for me. I am checking to see if any of you have a DeSantis Holster of Galco and if so how you like them.

    Also any suggestions on different holsters for a reasonable price would be great. I am looking for a brand that has quick release or thumb release holsters.


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    I have handled both and own three Galcos. I like the fit and finish much more on the Galcos. Dont buy retail though look around on the net and Ebay to get th ebest price.
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    Depending on what you're looking for, I have a Galco M7X that I've enjoyed. It's not the BEST holster out there and would be better if I'd pony up the cash and get a good gun belt, but it keeps my XD close to my body and is very lightweight.

    Outside of that I ALWAYS recommend a Crossbreed Supertuck. Best holster I've had.
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    I have a Galco for my XD and I love it. Never had a problem with it.
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    I have both brands and consider both to be good quality holsters. I prefer DeSantis because they use less leather and as such are thinner and easier to conceal. I have both IWB and OWB for J frames and 1911s.

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    I have both and I like them both. Really, either one will serve you well.
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    Both are excellent off the shelf holsters... Either would serve you well....
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    I have several Galco and 2 DeSantis. I like the DeSantis a little better.
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    galco for me.
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    Once you take that step above the factory holsters, you'll wonder how you ever got by before!
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    It probably matters more which one makes the model you want.

    Custom holsters are to factory holsters what butter is to margarine!

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