Leather, plastic, nylon, or other?

View Poll Results: What is your holster preference?

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  • OWB/Leather

    18 30.51%
  • OWB/Kydex

    5 8.47%
  • OWB/Nylon

    2 3.39%
  • IWB/Leather

    13 22.03%
  • IWB/Kydex

    10 16.95%
  • IWB/Nylon

    2 3.39%
  • Pocket holster

    4 6.78%
  • Thigh rig/leather, nylon, or kydex

    0 0%
  • Ankle/leather, nylon, or kydex

    0 0%
  • Other (small of back, SmartCarry/Thunderwear, etc.)

    5 8.47%
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Thread: Leather, plastic, nylon, or other?

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    Leather, plastic, nylon, or other?

    Basically, I'm just curious as to what everyone's holster preferences are. Also, what is your carry method: OWB, IWB, Smartcarry/Thunderwear, ankle, small of back, pocket, or other?

    In the summertime, my carry preference is IWB, with an Uncle Mike's sidekick (made of nylon) size 16; when my Hi Point C9 was my primary duty and carry weapon (I work as a security guard), this was my duty holster. When I purchased my Glock 22, I discovered that it was an excellent IWB holster and have been using it that way for the Glock ever since.

    During the cooler months of the year, I prefer OWB; when I was carrying the Hi Point, even though my holster options were limited, I was able to find a Fobus paddle holster made specifically for it. This winter, I'll be looking for a Serpa for my Glock.

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  3. My priimary carry right now is a C-Tac, but I just ordered a Crossbreed Super Tuck. I have several Kydex paddles for different firearms. I also have Don Hume leather slide and a leather IWB.

    Overall, I prefer the Kydex and IWB.
    "Always at your command"
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    OWB, leather. Strong side, sometimes cross draw. In cooler weather I will often carry in a leather Vest by Coronodo Leather. These are my preferences. In the heat of summer sometimes I am forced to go to a fanny pack.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  5. Carry rigs vary from big ol' cartridge belts with holsters, thru regular belt holsters, yaqui slides, JIT slides, ITB rigs, jackass shoulder holsters, custom mades, home mades, etc., etc. Big preference for leather. I like it functional, tough, fast, and safe. I've spent a fortune over the years trying to find "the rig" only to discover that it doesn't exist. Slow learner I guess. Different outfits for different occasions. I've found out what works for me and appreciate the accomplishment. So do holster makers all over the damn country!

  6. I use a Blade-Tech for training only, for carry its IWB Leather! God made not man made... it molds to you and the weapon.


    ALWAYS carry! ~ NEVER tell!

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    +1 I like on the belt but it does not hide as well IWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. SIG View Post
    I use a Blade-Tech for training only, for carry its IWB Leather! God made not man made... it molds to you and the weapon.
    In defense of kydex, it is already premolded to the weapon and doesn't require any breaking in like leather does.

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    I use Kydex for most applications, but do own a couple of leather holsters in horse hide, cow hide and exotic leathers. I recently ordered a Milt Sparks holster due to recommndeations from several buddies who have one and swear by it. My main reason for liking the Kydex holsers is that I'm often in a hot and humid environment, and have gone into the water on more than one occasion with my firearms.

    We'll see how the Milt Sparks holster feels when it arrives.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    I use Kydex for most applications, but do own a couple of leather holsters in horse hide, cow hide and exotic leathers. I recently ordered a Milt Sparks holster due to recommndeations from several buddies who have one and swear by it. My main reason for liking the Kydex holsers is that I'm often in a hot and humid environment, and have gone into the water on more than one occasion with my firearms.

    We'll see how the Milt Sparks holster feels when it arrives.


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    I DO NOT carry here in Hawaii. It's illegal to carry without a permit. I only carry where I'm LEGALLY allowed to do so. That means that in most states I travel to while on the road. I've gone into the water in FL and NC with my firearms.

    I comply with the law to the best of my ablility where ever I go. I do my research before traveling to avoid breaking any laws and having to explain my non-compliance to a LEO.

    FOR THE RECORD, I DO NOT CARRY MY FIREARMS HERE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII!

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