Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby nightmare69 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:27 pm

Whatever level of retention you choose for your OC holster, practice, practice, practice. I practiced with mine so much I was able to draw and aim at a scumbag before he could get his firearm half way out of his waistband.

Another drill I would run at the range was to be able to draw, aim, and fire one round on target (about 5ft to target) in 1.5-2 seconds.
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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby misterlarry » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Great thread! Thanks for the list.
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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby casp625 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:02 pm

Just ordered a Safariland 6378 ALS from Amazon for $38 bucks and it will be here tomorrow! Thanks for the list :hurry:

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby Beiruty » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Why do I need another holster? :totap: :totap:
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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby mr1337 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:43 pm

tbryanh wrote:
tbryanh wrote:Which one(s) work for iwb at the 4 o'clock position?

Looks like The Prowler might work.http://www.desantisholster.com/THE-PROWLER


Does that one use the index finger to disengage the retention mechanism?

Not a fan of the trigger finger having more than one job, like Serpas. That's how negligent discharges happen under stress.
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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby Excaliber » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Beiruty wrote:Why do I need another holster? :totap: :totap:


Well, just - because! :biggrinjester:
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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby John Galt » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:18 am

Excaliber wrote:
Beiruty wrote:Why do I need another holster? :totap: :totap:


Well, just - because! :biggrinjester:


or because I can. :mrgreen:

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby oljames3 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am

John Galt wrote:
Excaliber wrote:
Beiruty wrote:Why do I need another holster? :totap: :totap:


Well, just - because! :biggrinjester:


or because I can. :mrgreen:

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby olafpfj » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:45 am

This list is great but I can't really find what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for a retention holster for my SigP226 that will be a little more subtle in presentation on the belt. I want that "undercover detective revolver" look but using retention and a full sized Sig.

I'm guessing leather but really I'm starting to think that such a thing does not exist. Everything is geared towards a Sig P229.

Are there retention holsters geared towards full sized frames that won't make me look like I'm trying to be "high speed"? :bigear:

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby RHenriksen » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:36 am

I'd also like to find a leather, OWB holster w. a retention solution *other* than a thumb break/strap; but haven't had any luck, either.

Wound up ordering a Desantis Facilitator yesterday; I really like the location of the thumb release between the holster/gun and your body. Thanks for compiling this list, Excaliber! :tiphat:

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby mojo84 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:37 pm

olafpfj wrote:This list is great but I can't really find what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for a retention holster for my SigP226 that will be a little more subtle in presentation on the belt. I want that "undercover detective revolver" look but using retention and a full sized Sig.

I'm guessing leather but really I'm starting to think that such a thing does not exist. Everything is geared towards a Sig P229.

Are there retention holsters geared towards full sized frames that won't make me look like I'm trying to be "high speed"? :bigear:

I've looked online till my eyes are blurry... :crazy:



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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby RHenriksen » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:40 pm

mojo84 wrote:
olafpfj wrote:This list is great but I can't really find what I'm looking for.

I'm looking for a retention holster for my SigP226 that will be a little more subtle in presentation on the belt. I want that "undercover detective revolver" look but using retention and a full sized Sig.

I'm guessing leather but really I'm starting to think that such a thing does not exist. Everything is geared towards a Sig P229.

Are there retention holsters geared towards full sized frames that won't make me look like I'm trying to be "high speed"? :bigear:

I've looked online till my eyes are blurry... :crazy:



https://www.copsplus.com/prodnum2965.php


I saw that one, but the release mechanism is pretty easily discernible by a potential gun grabber. I opted to compromise on the leather vs. plastic to get the more concealed release design on the Desantis.
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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby NotRPB » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:04 am

New to me Level 1 and 2 holsters
http://www.fab-defense.com/en/category- ... sters.html

(Ran across while trying to find level 2 or 3 Retention for Taurus 85 Ultralite small frame revolver<<< Still looking as CQC from Serpa blackhawk doesn't fit it right due to lug under barrel, Taurus made several "85 models")


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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby Rvrrat14 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:30 am

I'm another Safariland user. Love the ease of the paddle and usability with whatever I'm wearing. For my Glock 19 it's perfect. Don't plan on OC, but glad this holster fits the bill for both! It is lined and helps with wear and the thumb release is perfect for retention.

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Re: Retention Holsters for Concealed or Open Carry

Postby VoiceofReason » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:52 am

Will retention holsters be required for concealed carry?
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