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Who has good holster selection in Portland/Metro Area?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 360shooter, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. 360shooter

    360shooter Portland Member

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    I am looking for a holster for my Glock 36 for daily carry. It seems like the usual suspects (Fishermans, Joes, Sportsmens) don't really carry much more than Uncle Mikes gear.

    Can anyone recommend a place that has a great selection where I can try as many as possible until I find something that works right for me?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Nobody..as far as I've been able find.. If you don't mind being treated like a dirtbag..Kieth's has a "semi-fair" selection..
     
  3. 360shooter

    360shooter Portland Member

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    Never been too impressed with Keiths and it is obviously a hot topic based on the thread about them...I prefer to take my business somewhere where I can establish a relationship.
     
  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Im in the same situation. Ive been to quite a few stores recently looking for holsters for my Beretta 96, and so far the best place has been Kieths. Havent bought anything yet, but Im thinking of just ordering off the internet because I cant seem to find a good local selection. I dont remember ever having trouble finding decent holsters at a reasonable price, but apparently thats the way it is.

    Want a good leather shoulder rig for your pistol? Kieths carries a Galco rig thats pretty nice.....but its $150.00! Doesnt anyone carry Triple K anymore besides the internet? Ill be watching this thread to see whats out there, very curious.
     
  5. 360shooter

    360shooter Portland Member

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    treemanx---I ordered a Galco IWB off the internet. My problem is that it does not fit my needs in that I have to take it off to drive or sit at my desk at work. I want to get one that works and stop having to look and not waste endless amounts on money trying more holsters sight unseen off of the net...
     
  6. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Yeah, I hear ya man. The only other thing that Im gonna try is hitting the next Expo Gun Show the 17th- 19th and try there. They usually have alot of different styles of holsters, thats what Id do if I were you........ Unless someone else knows of someplace locally that has a good selection?
     
  7. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Lightning Arms Sports in Beaverton. Google or go to our website (Links). Super people, awesome selection - they're the best for holsters!
     
  8. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    I think most of us that carry daily have a drawer/box full of holsters we bought thinking that we finally found "the one". :bluelaugh: :laugh:

    Everyone's needs are different, and the holster your friend says is the most comfortable he's ever worn , will end up chafing you in just the wrong spot. :(

    Keep trying, and eventually you'll find one that is just right. I, however, am still looking. :winkkiss:
     
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  9. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    SquackDaddy has some wisdom here...I'd like to piggy back on his advice;

    Holster selection is like boot selection - don't let style and the "wow" factor be part of your decision making critera. A pair of boots that fits and works for your buddy "Bob" may not work for you - because we're all the same but all different.

    I have written quite a tome regarding suggestions for good concealement holsters on our website at www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com. Click on FAQ and then look for the title "What holster should I bring, buy, or use for self-defense?" You might find some valuable tips here.
     
  10. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I've bought 2 from Keith's... blackhawk paddle style with locking switch
     
  11. ZombieAssassin

    ZombieAssassin Oregon Member

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    What do you think of Fobus paddle holsters? I like them pretty well, but haven't tested them extensively in various movements and speeds of movement. I tried a belt holster once, and I concluded that the holster wasn't made of strong enough material because the pistol, when holstered, would lean away from my body.
     
  12. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I have a Blackhawk Serpa paddle holster for my M&P .45, with the retention button on the side. It is a great holster, but Ive worried what the hard kydex plastic will do over time to the finish on my pistol. So far, it has been great, but with everyday wear, will the plastic wear the bluing quicker than leather? I guess we'll see.

    But I did finally go and buy a nice leather holster for my Beretta 96 today at Kieths Sporting Goods. So far, I think this will be a great consealed carry set-up. I bought a Galco Cop Series low/high leather holster, and got the Galco Cop Series single mag pouch as well. After initially putting the gun in, and holster on, it feels like it will be just what I was looking for, for this pistol. The down side was the $72.00 total price for both, but that wasnt even as bad as it could have been. Overall I think Ill be happy with the Galco.
     
  13. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I love my blackhawk serpa. It keeps everything nice tight, the gun definately isn't going to come out til the release button is pressed which is the #1 reason I bought it; I've been in some awckward positions when hunting, you never know. Obviously it would only be for OC though, sticks out to far to use for concealed carry
     
  14. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    The answer for me has not been a single holster nor a single pistol/revolver.

    Depending on the weather or the clothes, it might be a 1911 in a Miami Classic shoulder holster under a jacket, it might be a Blackhawk SERPA on a belt for the Glock 21, it might be the S&W Bodyguard .38 in a DeSantis Nemesis in the right-front pocket, it might even be a Galco Concealable on a belt for the S&W 638 snubby.

    The only holster I bought that has been used once was the Galco S.O.B. for the .45, dang if that didn't work for sitting and driving at all. Good for standing but that was it!

    So if I had to narrow it all down to "the one" I don't think I could, because nothing works for everything as far as I know.
     
  15. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    +1 for Lightning Arms. They work by appt. only, but you can try whatever he has on hand.
     
  16. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    Ted Blocker Holsters Incorporated
    (503) 670-7972
    9438 Sw Tigard St, Portland, OR 97223
     
  17. JC9995

    JC9995 Greater "Clackamas" Active Member

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    Northwest Armory on McGloughlin doesnt have too bad a selection. What I do like about them though, is that they dont have just the uncle mikes and cheap blackhawk stuff. They carry Galco as well. I am in search of the perfect one as well, and they have had the last THREE holsters I bought in stock..... ugh.... Im going to yet another victim to the "Holster Drawer" arent I?
    Hope this helps.
     
  18. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Gladstone, OR Member

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    I think Kieths has the best selection, and I'm a Lefty, but most of my Holsters have been ordered through Ted Blocker in Tigard as mentioned above. Quality product, quality people and very reasonable priced for the quality. I only use 2 holsters that are not Blockers and all my carry holsters are Blockers. Good luck in your search.
     
  19. Lebowski

    Lebowski Greater PDX Active Member

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    Lightning Arms. One of only 2 Milt Sparks retailers in CONUS.
     
  20. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    Its not local, But I have ordered some of the Desantis site. Lots of choices.