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I think i will end up with a drawer full of holsters ...........first day of carry and its starting already . Looks like less ammo money for me .:frown:
 

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Multiple holsters are almost completely unavoidable, especially if you have multiple guns in your carry rotation.

While all my holsters are comfortable, I've found that my Remora works better than my Old Faithful holster for my Shield in different situations. I've also got an OWB for my little pony that I use for range work or hunting and an IWB for CC. I'm also one of the lucky ones that hasn't bought holsters that don't fit right or aren't comfortable that truly get zero usage.
 
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I got lucky to the extent that I bought a comfortable and functional iwb right off the bat then bought a nice LEO type owb holster for the range which I do use for cc occasionally when its cold and I wear a jacket. Then I have the obligatory nylon cheapie(s) for quick access storage.
Then again I am not one of those guys who has to have a holster with adjustable cant of 37 degrees super duper clips and the latest greatest state of the art fufu stuff either.
I noticed my iwb the other day still looks good even after almost constant carry for over a year now. Its well broken in and fits my gun like a glove. I have done absolutley nothing to it for maintenance Its light. soft and easy to get off and on my belt without disrobing. I can take it off without being noticeable and put it back on when getting out of my pickup without being noticeable. I have considered getting another holster but cant find a reason to purchase one.
I will get a nice western style holster for my vaq pretty soon. Thats the only holster I can see buying in the near future.
 

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I still have holsters for handguns I've not had for many years. Better to have a box full of holsters than drawers full of ship.
 

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I still find that I actually use most of mine, depending on the carry situation and the gun I'm using.
 

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If my first holster was a Remora, I wouldn't have a drawer full of holsters I didn't use...
 

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I still find that I actually use most of mine, depending on the carry situation and the gun I'm using.
That's my option(s) too. Drawstring, elastic waist pants? Possibly my Remora if drawstring will go tight enough, or Smart Carry or even an ankle holster.

Dress clothes? Probably the ankle rig 'cause I still can't get fast with the Smart Carry and any exposure is a no-no.

Different clothes, different situations = different carry/different gun. Simple.
 

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My first holster for any gun is a Remora since its so applicable in lots of situations, it's cheap, and it always gets to my door fast. After I get that then I do my research for something more suitable. Depending on the gun I never do end up bothering with getting another one.
 

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We need to set up a DC forum holster swap thread or something similar. Swap a holster with another member so we can all try new holsters without buying them.
 

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I still find that I actually use most of mine, depending on the carry situation and the gun I'm using.
Not me.

Most of my holster drawer is full of cheaper holsters. I went through quite a few trying to figure out what I was looking for and what to avoid. I carry almost exclusively in a UBG Striker.
 

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When I bought my first firearm, I had no intention of ever carrying. The sales guy said, "you'll have another gun within 2 months, your CHL in a year, and a drawer full of holsters." I laughed. He was right, of course.

Some of my big learnings as I've gone through this holster journey:

1. As with firearms, gun guys want you to buy the holster/gun that fits THEIR needs or quirks. You need a Glock/Sig/Crossbreed/Don Hume! -- even if you don't.

2. You can carry a MUCH larger firearm than people realize, by either dressing around it, or finding the right carry location and/or holster.

3. Sometimes, cheap really works!

4. OWB blows IWB away for speed of presentation. .5 seconds is an eternity in defensive situations.

5. "50 million Elvis fans can't be wrong". When everybody who tries a holster or type of holster raves about it, it probably lives up to the hype.


The journey is a fun one. The drawer keeps filling-- even when we love what we already have.
 

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I carry a Tommy Theis IWB. I love it, and it only took me buying 4 other holsters before it. Everyone does it, it just takes time to find the right one.
 

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I've had a few different ones and luckily few were abject failures. I was also very lucky to try a Garrett Silent Thunder; now I have a drawer full of Garrett holsters! I like them enough that if Garrett doesn't offer a holster for a given gun I have second thoughts about buying that gun.
 

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Now I will admit that I don't have nearly the number of firearms than most on this forum, but with that being said, I got lucky (good researched helped) with the first holster I went with for my M&Ps. FoxX Holsters are it for me. So instead of a drawer full of holsters, I've simply got two...one for my FS 9 and the other for my Shield 9. I'd be ticked if I'd wasted a ton of money on stuff I didn't use.
 

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I still have the first holster I ever bought: N82 Tactical Professional for my S&W M&P9c. It's my everyday holster.

I have a Remora for use in the car and at home with boxers/shorts/sweats.

I also bought a second Remora recently, because it made sense: I went to their site wanting to buy a single magazine pouch. Well, they only sell them in pairs and I didn't want to spend $30 (shipped) on a couple magazine pouches. But they had a special going: Buy any holster, get a mag pouch for free. So, I bought their new(ish) OWB holster for $35 shipped, and it'll be delivered with a free mag pouch.

Once the holster comes in, I plan on using it as a bedside holster. Based on its design, it looks like it would make a good one.

This is the Remora. See that flap?


And I plan to use it like this:


Hopefully it works.
 

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I have 6 drawers of holsters and that is after selling off 25 holsters last year, all bought in the last 34 months. In fact, I have a separate piece of furniture just for my holsters plus two night table drawers and a big plastic box. I ordered another holster today and will be ordering another this week for my Birthday gift. :) The most comfortable carry for me is pocket carry with a Mika pocket holster. They are not fancy looking but they work the best. I do not know why pocket holster makers feel that their pocket holsters should retain your gun as tightly as their belt holsters but the Mika is the only one that stays in my pocket after I draw and I have tried a lot of holsters.
 

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I've had a good bit of luck so far with holsters, only been through half a dozen or so - and been able to sell all of em that I didn't have any use for. I only have two leather ones that I use for EDC, and one kydex one for training - just for ease of reholstering and the speed. Oh, plus one OWB for IDPA now, oh and the Raven vanguard 2 which is pretty much just a trigger cover. My fiancé has almost just a big of a collection as I do though, and she really only uses one.
 

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Have to say my first instructor back in the late 60's early 70's gave me good advice. He introduced me to Milt Sparks an told me to buy the best from a known maker. Since I still have my summer specials and my Rosen ARG and workman still work great and extremely comfortable. For my snubs I use summer specials or kent hayes owb, for glock i use arg or a hbc if you buy a quality holter even if you end up not liking it you can sell it for your money. All the cheap nylon and gimmicky holsters out there are just that. Remember you spend good money on weapons and ammo dont cheap out on holsters an belts when you need them they will work.
 
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