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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM   #1
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Holsters - no the pew, pew kind

Looking at several styles; shoulder (vertical/horizontal), drop, inside the waistband, etc. and have found them very size specific. I have a 1911 and a full-size 9mm and the poly gun carries much different than the good old all metal .45.
I picked up both a horizontal and a vertical shoulder rig figuring the 45 would carry better in the latter. I was buying cheap (UTG) figuring once I found the position I liked I'd spring for something custom-fit. I wasn't impressed with that particular vertical design before even trying it out with a load but the 9 fits very comfortably in the horizontal setup. No way either would be used for CC unless I was wearing a fairly heavy jacket.
The drop holster was just for shits and because I'd been watching Walking Dead last week and they all sport the drop leg. For $13 I can put it away for WWZ.
Anyway I'm looking for input on a CC holster for autos with riding in mind. I've also been looking at the Ruger Alaskan in 44magnum.
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For CCW, I use Crossbreed Supertuk Deluxe IWB holsters. They are comfortable for all day carry and conceal both a 1911 and wide body pistols like Glocks very well.

I have one for my officers model 1911 and one for my M&P 9mm full size.

You almost forget that you are wearing them they are so comfortable.

Opt for the horsehide as it isn't affected by sweat.
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Buy leather. Buy 'handmade' or actual 'custom', buy IWB and spare no expense.

Anything less, is.
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Old Yesterday, 04:56 PM   #4
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Over time you may find shoulder rigs are a bit much to deal with on a daily basis.

Posts 1 & 2 hit it right on...go exact fit for the gun. I prefer leather, but have had good service from kydex and molded cordura holsters.

Depending on season, clothing, activity you may find that one holster works - that is the best solution - consistent positioning, consistent draw, consistent retention release (if so equipped). I'd add...select and focus on one carry gun.

IF your in a position where during the day the holster has to be taken on/off...you might find a paddle holster is just the ticket.
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I prefer my old Smith Chiefs Special J frame and an Alessi Guardian shoulder holster on the bike for CCW but Alessi makes plenty of other custom fit holsters and they are a quality piece of gear.
http://www.alessigunholsters.com/
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Pew pew kind? What other kind of holster is there?
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Pew pew kind? What other kind of holster is there?
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