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Old 04-08-2013, 1:37 PM
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I had a question about holsters for women and what I should be specifically looking for. My wife and I are going to be taking some pistol courses together and they require the use of a holster. She is going to be shooting a Glock 17. She doesn't have any use for the holster outside of class as we live in LA County and are not able to get CCWs (so concealment is not a concern)...however she might strap it on if there were ever civil unrest, etc.

That said, I'm the family CG member so I wanted to find some things I can show her. I know almost nothing about holsters to begin with so I know less than nothing when it comes what differences there are, if any, between holsters for men/women. If there are options for different draw types that would be better than the standard hip holster, she would also be interested in those.

I'd appreciate any help pointing us in the right direction. Also, considering the limited use she will have with this holster, the lower the price the better.
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Old 04-08-2013, 1:43 PM
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I would get her a Kydex holster. They are fast drawing holsters VS a leather one. Check them out here http://www.statureman.com/
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Old 04-08-2013, 2:23 PM
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I know almost nothing about holsters to begin with so I know less than nothing when it comes what differences there are, if any, between holsters for men/women.

As far as I know, there are no special holsters for women. Since she's not going to carry concealed and not planning to use it outside of these couple of classes, just get whatever random holster that fits the Glock 17. Honestly. It's as easy as that.


Also, you may want to check with the pistol course instructor to find out why the holster is required. Are you taking a tactical pistol course where you will be drawing from the holster? I once took a pistol class which required a holster.....we only used it to carry our pistols between the classroom and the range.


If her body shape makes hip holsters awkward, she could try a thigh holster; but, that seems a little silly for what you all intend to use it for......


Anyway, here you go! Try this website: http://lapolicegear.ecomm-search.com/Holster-Finder


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Holster, Carrier and a good belt. There are a lot of quality holsters out there. The LA Police gear link is a good one along with Cornered Cat which I believe is a sticky. I run with Blade Tech and a Wilderness Instructor Belt. Do not forget Eyes & Ears
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As far as I know, there are no special holsters for women.


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Yes, actually there are. The BladeTech Dropped offset is especially for women.
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Old 04-08-2013, 5:10 PM
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Holster, Carrier and a good belt. There are a lot of quality holsters out there. The LA Police gear link is a good one along with Cornered Cat which I believe is a sticky. I run with Blade Tech and a Wilderness Instructor Belt. Do not forget Eyes & Ears
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Thanks we'll check those out.

Yes, these will be tactical pistol courses (she may even attend the carbine class with me) and we will be drawing from holsters, etc.

We wont forget the eyes and ears Have been shooting for many years but there is always that excitement for a new class, etc that makes you forget the little things!
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Definitely some sort of Kydex holster like the Blackhawk CQC but make sure it does not have the active button retention. All you need is a regular holster. Some places don't allow the use of the active button type retention holsters.
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Yes, actually there are. The BladeTech Dropped offset is especially for women.

Interesting! I've never heard of that before. I tried to look it up on the manufacturer's website and was unsuccessful. What is it about this holster that makes it special for women?


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Interesting! I've never heard of that before. I tried to look it up on the manufacturer's website and was unsuccessful. What is it about this holster that makes it special for women?


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Soooo....that holster is meant for women because it leans away from our wider hips?

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Ok


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The best source of information on this that I know of is at Corneredcat.com.
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I was Front Sight a few weeks ago at their 4-day Handgun Course. I had a regular outside the waistband holster. Ended up with a bruise on my waist somehow from my Glock 17. Our instructor recommended the dropped offset holster as it sits lower and leans away from the body which is good for women (due to our hips). Makes it easier to hit the first motion of a good grasp on the gun. However, I can't use that type of holster if I conceal carry, so I am sticking with my regular holster.
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For training, the plastic Uncle Mike's brand seems to work just fine for my wife. She wears hers a bit forward of the point of her hip and finds it quite comfortable that way. The demands on a training holster are far less than those for a serious carry rig. Last time I was at Front Sight I used a old nylon Bianchi "Ranger" and didn't have any problems. For a long time my "training" hip holster for my Browning HP was an old USGI 1911 holster that I "doctored-up" by removing the flap and belt-hook.
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One thought might be to buy the Blade-Tech holster with the drop-and-offset attachment (D/OS) for $70. When the class is over, sell it here on Calguns for $55. For a Glock 17, it will sell very quickly.

http://shop.blade-tech.com/index.php...4#.UWUlKBnbJtw
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Another vote for the Blade-tech kydex DOH.

My wife uses one with her Glock 19 for training classes and when she shoots IDPA. Fits her much more comfortably than just the holster itself on her belt without the drop & offset attachment.

Get a good belt also like a Wilderness or Uncle Mike's Instructor nylon belts.
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