Help me pick a holster.

Help me pick a holster.

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    Help me pick a holster.

    I bought a S&W SD9VE at my local Academy sports on sale for $289. It is my first handgun and i plan on carrying it once my permit comes through. I needed to know of a good iwb holster for it that isn't too expensive. I can spend up to 60 bucks at the moment, I'm relatively new to firearms and accessories so I don't know of any good brands. I should also ask about quality belts as well. Any input is appreciated.
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    Welcome to the forum. You need to try some leather and some kydex holsters to see which appeal to you. There are also some ready made leather back-kydex front ones that a lot of people prefer. And then there are belly band styles, etc.

    Not trying to beg off, but you need to have at least some idea of what you want so people can make helpful suggestions.

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    Sticky Holsters | Redefining Concealment $24.95 $34.95 + coupon code for magazine holder

    Alien Gear Holsters $29.88 and up

    Foxx Holsters $39.00
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    Howdy from Ohio...good to have you in the house! I really dig my Little FoxX Holster for my S&W M&P full size 9.
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    You need to decided what material you are ok with and what postion you want the holster in .. More toward the front or back ...? And rather you want leather or plastic ... If leather Galco/De santis all make holster that are good for under 60 if you look .. The ones Kenydale posted are good I will say ...

    Galco and others makes holster .. Belt man does too

    I like remora holster for cheep trying out rigs but no clips so some like them others dont
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    Welcome to the forum from Texas.

    The SD9VE is a nice pistol. True, it does have an 8 lb trigger but great none the less.
    A very under appreciated gun.
    As others have stated, there are many options. Many like the Alien Holsters.

    Get one of those and a Remora or Sticky and you will still be under your budget.
    But they won't be your last holsters.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    In addition to a holster, you should budget at least that much toward a good gunbelt. Although there are a few good holsters out there for $60, they are going to be hard to find, and good gunbelts run that much, and more.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin ... I tried to many holsters till I found Crossbreed , now have three for different pistols . To me the most comfortable iwb holster made . Try E-Bay for get it now !
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    Finding a holster maker who makes one you like for the SD is the hard part. I have the SD40, and carry it in a Theis holster.
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    I have a lot of holsters, leather, kydex, and hybrids. In my opinion, hybrids are the safest bet for IWB if you're not sure what you're looking for. There are good ones that aren't so expensive. They are highly adjustable for ride height and cant by moving the clips around. Most have a relatively thin profile, and the kydex shell doesn't collapse. Ozarks Holster Co makes a great horsehide/kydex hybrid for about $45-$50 shipped. Theis Holsters and SHTF Gear make great holsters for slightly more. All have great customer service. Also, as at least one other person pointed out, a good gun belt is important. IMO, it's less important for IWB than it is for OWB, but it's still important.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin! You'll eventually wind up with a drawer full of holsters like most of us. The holster that's loved by some are also hated by some.

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    Welcome to the forum. We have a whole section for holster questions, you'll get a better answer there…

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