If cost was not a consideration for a holster.

If cost was not a consideration for a holster.

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    If cost was not a consideration for a holster.

    What would you order? I have plenty of Kydex holsters so looking for leather or some other material that can be cut/molded to hold a weapon with a light. I conceal my EDC under shirts and would prefer one that imprints as little as possible Can be an IWB as well but I find that wearing an IWB is limited to a few hours at most.
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    I would order a custom made OWB leather holster designed for my exact gear. OWB because carrying a gun/light combo seems a bit much for IWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    I would order a custom made OWB leather holster designed for my exact gear. OWB because carrying a gun/light combo seems a bit much for IWB.
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    There are tons of custom makers out there. I have limited experience with custom makers, but my holster from UBG is fantastic and priced well.
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    If cost was not a consideration for a holster....BUT WAIT....Cost hasn't been a consideration, according to Mrs. oldChap! She frequently points to the duffel bag full of unused holsters.

    And not to belabor the obvious point. Carrying a gun that conceals well with an attached light is like pulling an 18 wheel truck with a VW. Separate the light from the gun, buy a quality hand held flashlight for a pocket, and enter the world of not needing uber expensive holsters. Just an opinion.
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    If cost were not a consideraton I would still buy a JM Custom Kydex. And, I am with OldChap. If you're not a cop, a weapon mounted light on a handgun is a lot of un-needed bulk. Buy a real good quality handheld light and be done with it.
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    Sorry to post again, but I was going to suggest a good hand held light. This one does the job:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    A quality weapon mounted light is 2-3X more expensive and forces you to buy a holster that costs 2-3X more. Just not worth it, unless you're a police officer.
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    I would order a custom made OWB pancake style exotic leather holster designed for my exact gear.
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    I don't care how little something costs, but I'm sure I have an upper limit. Either way, I am still happy with my Vedders.
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    D.M. Bullard Combat holster and magazine carrier in brown Tiger Shark leather with calfskin lining.


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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    If cost were not a consideraton I would still buy a JM Custom Kydex. And, I am with OldChap. If you're not a cop, a weapon mounted light on a handgun is a lot of un-needed bulk. Buy a real good quality handheld light and be done with it.
    I never cared for weapon mounted lights, screams here I am coming around the corner. Hand held can at least be tactfully positioned.

    My favorite holster is the one I got from TM (Trail Master holsters). I recommend him strongly. Good custom work.
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    For AIWB, semi-auto: Black Arch Single Clip Protos M (review here)

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    For OWB, concealed @ 3:30: Wright Leather Works Predator

    For IWB, Concealed at @ 3:30: Nelson Stealth Holster

    These are not crazy expensive holsters, and some are relatively inexpensive. But I have found they work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    I would order a custom made OWB leather holster designed for my exact gear. OWB because carrying a gun/light combo seems a bit much for IWB.
    My IWB Kydex holster works fine with the light on the EDC. The Mini Olight is pretty small anyway and this doesn't make it any less comfortable. But I do prefer an OWB for this new one if I can find one that minimizes imprint.
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    Leather plus a light may not work well at all. Stick to the plastic if you have to have a light on your gun.

    Nelson leather is the way to go.
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