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Holster recommendations needed

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by shibbershabber, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a good owb holster for a Beretta 92... Maybe iwb...

    Something for everyday tee shirt & jeans carry

    Prefer a paddle or clip thats easy to pop off when needed rather than having to remove my belt

    Something close fitting & not too low...

    Im just under 6' & 170#
     
  2. easy-e

    easy-e Burien, WA Member

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    I've got a couple different OWB holsters that came with my 92 that I'm not using and I'll post a picture of when I get home.

    I purchased a hybrid holster during Beretta's Black Friday sale and have been very happy with it although it is currently out of stock: Beretta 92 / 96 series Hybrid Holster (IWB RH) (http://www.berettausa.com/en-us/92-96-series-hybrid-blk-iwb-ho-gi03incimrh/e00833/)

    I'm 6'0" and around 265 right now so my tactical beer belly helps hide a big pistol like the 92 a little better.
     
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  3. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I use a safariland 6378 with a 1911, P226, G17, M&P.......
     
  4. easy-e

    easy-e Burien, WA Member

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    I'm really a fan of holsters with two attachment points. I haven't tried a single attachment point IWB or paddle holster yet.

    Left to right:
    Bianchi nylon with extra mag storage (free)
    Beretta FO29 (free)
    Tagua leather OWB belt holster (I like this style for OWB)
    Beretta Hybrid IWB (what I carry)

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  5. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    I am an Alien Gear fanboy, umm, fanoldman. They work for me. I do however, also like my single clip IWB holsters. Grab and go as it were. Best wishes with your search. Keep us posted.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When I had a full size beretta I had a galco holster that would hold it size ways in the small of my back it was pretty comfy.
    Either way that's a large gun to carry. It wasn't all that comfortable.
    I would suggest getting a carry gun and you'll be a lot happier.
     
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  7. cascadianliberty2012

    cascadianliberty2012 DPR Portland Well-Known Member

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    I really like CoverSixGear. They're a small outfit, but their customer service is outstanding. What I like about their holsters is that they allow you to buy the kydex shells by themselves, so you only need the one IWB platform, and can swap out the kydex shells easily to carry different pieces.
     
  8. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    For OWB easy detach - Galxo Matrix M7X - you have two mounting points, it holds SNUG to the body, and it uses two one-way snap straps for attachment. I used to use paddles, and they were comfortable - but paddle holsters with any retention to them seem to wind up coming out of the pants along with the gun, so I stopped using them.

    For IWB - same story - snap straps are the king. Only clip that doesn't suck is Ulti Clip - but you might as well use a snap strap at that point. They are more secure, and it matters not if it is metal or polymer, the clips will fail to hold to the belt at some point and the holster will come out with the gun. I've done J hooks, C hooks, clips, straps - it's straps or nada. I'll use a paddle back for mag carriers, or a clip for a mag carrier - but NOT for the pistol holster. Pull the dot one way snaps make life simple and easy and you know the gun is the only thing coming out of your pants when you draw.

    One other nice thing with snap straps over clips - they blend. If you wear a leather belt - you can get leather straps of similar color. If you wear nylon - you can get rubber or nylon straps of similar color - they blend in and no one things twice. A shiny metal or plastic clip however, is a lot more noticeable.
     
  9. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    image.jpeg The very finest and most comfortable iwb holster I have found for a full size and weight pistol (1911 Commander) is the Milt Sparks Nexus.

    Backside is horsehide and pretty impervious to moisture. Frontside is steer hide contoured to the specific sidearm. Double belt loops that close magnetically.

    Alien Gear would be a close second, but the Nexus is much more comfortable.

    Like many others, I have quite the collection of uncomfortable and less useful holsters. Double attachment points will spread the weight of the pistol and help with comfort.
     
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  10. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    So the Ted Blocker DA3 is the best IWB holster I have for a full sized pistol. I use mine for a 5" 1911.

    DA3 IWB Concealment Holster (http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/DA3-IWB-Concealment-Holster_p_30.html)

    For the OWB flavor of a concealment holster I am currently floating back and forth between a Ted Blocker 911M and a Blue Ridge Kydex hybrid.

    911M Concealment Holster (http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/911M-Concealment-Holster_p_10.html)

    Urban EDC Hybrid ™ (http://onlinestore.blueridgeholsters.com/products/urbanedc)
     
  11. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I ended up buying an Old Faithful hybrid holster. The price was right and theyre a local NW company.
    Its adjustable, It sits low enough that I dont print too much and I can still effectively get a good draw.
    Ive only been wearing it today, but it does feel pretty comfortable and the retention feels right on too.


    Time will tell.
     
  12. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    For carrying a full size gun with an 18rnd magazine.... its pretty nice.

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  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Tactical beer belly?
    Did know I could call it thato_O