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On the hunt - what works good for use under jacket

Flexible fit for a 9, 40 and 45 ?
 

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Yeah kjsl, that's kinda what I was lookin for, an under jacket harness.

I was searchin YouTube for videos on different products and fitment.
Found a few like the galco.

Was thinking something like the Blackhawk shoulder Unit
I like the push button secured release.
 

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Pyle !!!
Nice site with lots of other options, gave me some great ideas for other applications, under table mount for my bedside looks awesome for the nightstand quick access !!
 

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For the extremely rare event that I have a need or want to carry - if I'm going to some suspicious, possible $hit storm scenario....
I would really prefer not to carry my gun in my jacket pocket....:tinhat:

This is the unit that looked pretty slick to me... inexpensive and functional...
http://www.blackhawkholsterreview.com/Blackhawk_Holster_Review/Home.html

Not alot of info on it though... also seems on searching that there are safety concerns on the serpa release mechanism though...
 

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I'm only going to add my two cents in because I absolutely despise shoulder holsters for personal defense. (Excluding a rig designed for a large caliber handgun for carry in bear country.)

In my opinion they are totally outclassed by a belt holster (IWB or OWB). Professionals use bel holsters. Do you want to know who I see here wearing shoulder holsters? Afghans and Office types who want to wear something comfortable instead of practical. I've even seen these retards wear them backwards with the gun pointing forward and down. Try getting that out of your holster when the SHTF.

To date I have NEVER personally seen a SOF type wear a shoulder holster. NEVER, NOT ONCE! There must be a good reason why.

Try them out for yourself. Try drawing them both under pressure and better yet, running or any other semi-strenuous activity with them.

All in all, my word isn't gospel, and to each their own. I'm just trying to help out based on personal experience.
 

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I too am a firm believer in strongside belt carry but have seein a few uses where the shoulder holster may prove useful. If you spend the majority of your day in a vehicle, your weapon is much more accesible through a shoulder rig than from the belt. That being said, anytime this system is being utilized exceptional caution must be considered to keep from covering yourself or others.
 

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Thanks guys - as always I appreciate your points of view - I will def do more research on the thought before I purchase...

I hardly ever feel the need to CCW, but there are always times when it becomes a must...
Waiting for the CC law to pass here....
 

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Funny, now I didn't even realize WI was open carry... DOH - I feel stupid...

Well that just throws the whole necessity for a shoulder case right out the window... NICE...

Ok, change of thread need - whats a good belt holster.... :D
 

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Like I said, that's just my experience with them (prior to joining the Military).

Also, here's some food for thought. When people ask me why I carry as often and to the places I do, I ask them if they think they need one while enjoying dinner out with the family? Nobody at Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen TX thought they would need one either. One competent CHL/CCW holder could have saved many lives that day.
 

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Thanks SDDuc.... appreciate your thoughts....

Now I gotta learn how to tolerate wearing a belt for my sidearm.... :D
 

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The Belt is essential to your chosen method for carry. It supports your holster system, which in turn is the foundation of your draw, reholster, and manipulation. (ie. If you ever have to clear a malifunction one handed, your holster is a vital tool. However if it's not supported adquately, it loses all integrity.)

BTW, our website will be up soon so you can take a look at what we have to offer.

Other companies like Blackhawk and Blade-Tech, etc. make fantastic options as well. Just always consider how the versatility of the platform will work for your specific needs. Quality leather holsters are another great option (ie. Milt Sparks, De Santes, Galco, etc.) are all works of art, but you might lose the ability to rack of the holster or use it has a device to bring it back into battery when needed. I personally carried a Milt Sparks VMII for the better part of a decade before going over to Kydex ITW.
 

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i run a bladetech for a leg rig, it is great, i'd recommend them for a belt mounted holster

my primary carry holster is raven, if you can get past the 2-3 month backorder then they are g2g, i also wear a riggers belt, my older issued army belt always loosened up when i ccw'd
 

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Thanks SDDuc.... appreciate your thoughts....

Now I gotta learn how to tolerate wearing a belt for my sidearm.... :D
Now, make sure that its a belt that is designed with enough strength and support to hold your firearm adequately. I use boston leather belts. They look good, they hold their shape well, and they hold up well over time.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions - I'll take a look at those, but moreover I really appreciate the advice....
I'm sure you guys spent plenty of big money over the years with gear that just didn't work the greatest, and ended up being a waste.
Nothing like disappointment or frustration in [email protected] products....

I have alot of hobbies and have spent countless dollars on things, so I really like to do my homework and get others opinions before wasting too much time and money...

Looking for something that will be flexible and possibly interchangeble

Right now I have a H&K P30 and Para 18-9. Really love both these guns...

I'm looking to add some 45's to the arsenal - leaning heavily towards a XDm 45, and an H&K 45c.
The XDm felt and fit great for me... haven't gotten my hands around the 45c just yet... Never enough time in a day it seems.
 

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P30 is a great carry gun. If your only option is open carry, like Dana said above I'd be all over a Raven Concealment holster.

Like Tackleberry also stated, get yourself a good gun belt. Something thick enough that'll support it all day without wearing or folding. As Dana also said above, a Rigger's belt is also a good option as it's sturdy enough. For me however the only time I find myself needing a Rigger's belt is when I need to mount a Helo lanyard. I prefer a good leather gunbelt as it's stylish, low-profile, and does exactly what I need. Liger makes a decent belt as well.
 

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I glad you steered away from a shoulder holster. The only time I really see shoulder holsters being useful is in vehicles and hunting if carry a large pistol under a jacket. Mexican carry, small of the back, and shoulder carry(in this order) are some of worst ways to conceal carry.

As stated IWB and OWB are more practical. More concealable if done correctly, faster, and IMO more comfortable. I personally IWB. I'm a big fan of COMPTAC's ctac for kydex. I also have a MTAC. The MTAC is more comfortable but I prefer the CTAC for its slimmer profile. I also have a Milt Spark's VMII for leather. I only use leather for my 1911 and p7m8. While the VMII is super high quality and very nice, I just tend to prefer the cleaner/quicker draw that kydex offers for a CCW. Whatever holster you buy, make sure you buy from a company that specializes in CCW type holsters like comptac, miltsparks, crosstuck, to name a few. Stay away from companies like blackhawk, fobus, etc. Most of the time I mold my own kydex holsters but when I don't I get comptac.

A gun belt is also a very important overlooked part of a ccw rigg. Shamefully, it was also the part I overlooked. I couldn't see myself paying over $50 dollars for a "gun" belt. Its funny how some of us can spend thousands on a pistol, over $100 on some holsters, carry ammo thats a $1 a round give or take, and yet skimp on a belt. After I ruined two $35 dollar leather belts, I finally took the plunge, and shelled out for a Liger. It is absolutely amazing how much a actual gun belt matters. Its tough as nails, doesn't deform, and distributes weight nicely. As far as "gun" belt I can only speak for the LIGER but I will say I've had this belt for years now wearing it almost every single day. I have swam in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, various rivers, ponds, through mudd, and chlorinated pools. It looks great just a few scratches and no deformation. There are a couple really good choices and the Liger isn't for everytone but I can personaly attest to its strength and quality. Riggers belts work okay with loops but I don't recomend them over a good gun belt. They also don't work very well with clip style mounting options.

Just my .02

Sorry, for the long winded post. Hopefully it helps and saves you a couple bucks.
 

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Thanks Darwin.... I'm not cheap, quality is huge - I was looking at the LIGER belts, they look nice and worth the money... Just need to figure out 1.25 or 1.5 ?

I have no intention of buying any clip on holsters - from what everyone says they are a waste.... I'm sure like many I'll probably end up with a few different holsters until I find one that works and is comfy, thankfully - concealed carry is extremely close to being passed here in WI, so that'll give me more options as well...

Holsters look to be a trial an error for each individual user so I'll be feeling the options out... Appreciate all the help here guys...
 
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