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groovielou
08-14-2009, 4:06 PM
Can we create a list of links to CCW holster makers? I'm somewhat new to the whole daily carry thing, and comfort is one of my main concerns. Draw from a seated position is another. Any suggestions?

Some that I have looked at:
http://www.donhume.com
http://www.desantisholster.com
http://www.bianchi-intl.com
http://www.usgalco.com
http://www.crossbreedholsters.com
http://www.comp-tac.com
http://www.miltsparks.com

Please add your links and experences...

riprap
08-14-2009, 4:34 PM
I migrated from a Milt Sparks VMII to a Comp Tac C-Tac. Why?

*Infinite height and rake adjustments
*No more sweat soaked leather against my handgun
*Nothing beats the speed of Kydex

Fjold
08-14-2009, 6:23 PM
http://www.ttgunleather.com/catalog/i35.html

MrClamperSir
08-14-2009, 7:50 PM
Draw from a seated position is another. Any suggestions?


In a car or office chair? In a car the shoulder rig is the only way I could draw with effectiveness. Office chair, same as standing (provided it doesn't have arm rests).

As for holster Galco is one of the only CCW holsters I found comfortable. Unfortunately I've spent a decent amount of money on other holsters that just don't work right.

groovielou
08-14-2009, 11:22 PM
Any Calgunners make holsters? IWB or otherwise?

ptdog
08-15-2009, 5:20 AM
Kholster
http://kholster.com/

Wulf
08-15-2009, 8:41 PM
Any Calgunners make holsters? IWB or otherwise?

I've made about a dozen. 2 of them were actually good enough that I use them regularly. The other's were rough drafts and mis guided ideas.

Its really not that hard and can be accomplished with relatively few tools. Its just a little time consuming.

MidnightSon117
08-16-2009, 3:20 AM
I migrated from a Milt Sparks VMII to a Comp Tac C-Tac. Why?

*Infinite height and rake adjustments
*No more sweat soaked leather against my handgun
*Nothing beats the speed of Kydex

I understand the first reason, but the second doesn't make sense.

I've carried IWB for days in the heat and humidity of Jacksonville, and the VMII performed just fine. No sweat/oil spots, nothing. In fact the only thing that developed rust was the part NOT covered by the holster (mag release, decocking lever.) Unless you sweat horribly, and that sweat blemishes your gun somehow, I disagree.

As for the Kydex speed thing, what time difference have you noticed between the two holsters?

riprap
08-16-2009, 11:01 AM
I understand the first reason, but the second doesn't make sense.

I've carried IWB for days in the heat and humidity of Jacksonville, and the VMII performed just fine. No sweat/oil spots, nothing. In fact the only thing that developed rust was the part NOT covered by the holster (mag release, decocking lever.) Unless you sweat horribly, and that sweat blemishes your gun somehow, I disagree.

As for the Kydex speed thing, what time difference have you noticed between the two holsters?
*Reduced friction coefficient
*Adjustable retention tension
*Adjustable height
*Adjustable rake
*Ability to carry exactly where I want (3:00) without rig shifting fore or aft of my hip
*Will not flex and bind during full speed GOTX drills or other draws that donít resemble "stand and deliver" square range shooting.

No single attribute alone is significant. Cumulatively? Iíll take the advantage.

Canít say I sweat any more or less than anyone else. I do work out of doors quite a bit, sometime in full summer sun. At summerís peak, the MS VMII would not dry out overnight.

I will say that nothing beats the comfort of a MS VMII. Unfortunately, it came up short meeting the rest of my needs.

Knauga
08-16-2009, 11:10 AM
http://www.kramerleather.com/

http://www.alessigunholsters.com/

I have a couple of Kramer OWB holsters and they are very comfortable and conceal well. I've used an Alessi fieldmaster shoulder holster, I think the Alessi is the BEST shoulder holster I've ever worn.

I normally carry in a Milt Sparks IWB.

Librarian
08-16-2009, 11:08 PM
See this post in Accessories: Holsters, Safes, Locks & more
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124836

1923mack
08-17-2009, 7:24 AM
Aker holster down in San Diego area (El Cajon or ?) makes some nice holsters and accessories.

Pvt. Cowboy
08-20-2009, 7:29 AM
Aker holster down in San Diego area (El Cajon or ?) makes some nice holsters and accessories.

I like Aker Leather belt slides. Got a few White Lightning slides for Glocks and a 1911.

Big D
08-23-2009, 2:35 AM
I had a comp tac that was comfortable and hid my gun well. It was an iwb model with a molded kydex belt clip. the only problem is that the belt clip broke after I had the holster a little more than a year. When I called the company they told me it only had a one year warranty, but that they would be glad to sell me another one. This was a few months ago. I'm still torn between buying another because I liked it and not giving them any more business because they don't stand behind their product. I'm pretty sure they were aware of that holster's weakness because they have since changed it

groovielou
09-08-2009, 7:19 AM
I bought an OWB holster from this ebayer for my Kahr, and it is great!

http://myworld.ebay.com/shootist274

Big Jake
09-08-2009, 3:15 PM
See this post in Accessories: Holsters, Safes, Locks & more
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124836

Ditto!:threadjacked: I know it was unintentional. LOL!

MrBrent
09-10-2009, 7:02 PM
+1 on the ttgunleather!!

AbinSur
09-19-2009, 9:10 AM
I used Ross leather holsters for a few years, then got hooked on Fobus paddles, then I switched to Comp-Tac paddle(s) and am in love. The Fobus holsters with a glock 30, Champion, Kahr or whatever other guns I've carried seem to walk around the belt or 'wiggle' on my frame. The Comp-Tac doesn't walk at all, holds very tight to my waist and has a precision fit to the pistol that's just awesome. At some point, all of my pistols will have a Comp-Tac paddle holster...

ruffstock
09-19-2009, 8:04 PM
I swear by the Cross breed holsters as I own several of the super tuck deluxe and havent found a more comfortable one yet for that price. I would definetley suggest getting the combat cut feature which is a HUGE advantage especially if shooting a 1911.

bsg
10-01-2009, 11:48 PM
please do check out a kramer #3 iwb. i don't think you'll be disappointed in this one if you like leather; the horsehide is offered as well as cowhide. it is not bulky and even my p220/p226 conceals well. this is top of the line stuff. good luck.

FloridaEllie
01-05-2010, 9:11 AM
I am soooo glad I joined CalGuns! I had no idea what a ccw was before reading all your posts. I was learning about guns to someday have one for home. It didn't even occur to me to be able to carry one around when I go out! That made me think of the best fantasy for when/if I ever got a permit (and a gun for that matter).

I don't know if the guys here are aware, but for girls, when we go clubbing, especially in college areas, there's always the random jerk guy who will walk up out of the blue and start feeling you up while you're on the dance floor. So anyway, my fantasy is that I would go to the club and be dancing with my girlfriends in a totally sort skirt. When some ***hole comes up and tries to stick his hand up hoping for a feel, he would run straight into a holster on my thigh. OMG, I think the looks I would get would be totally priceless!!

Not that I'd actually do any of that, but I can have my dreams, right?

Milk
01-09-2010, 9:06 PM
I got nothing.