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EDC Pistols: What's in your holsters?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Deinos, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    No pictures right now but, a Glock 20 in a Bianchi PDQ hip holster for me (5'6" and 168#).

    For myself, the biggest thing was a good holster. I tried a bunch of the better known makers but, to avoid printing and sagging with a service size pistols, the holster and belt choice was the key. Another consideration was drawing while seated and belted in my pickup.

    A 'pocket pistol' is easier to conceal but, a service pistol is better if you ever need it. If you can conceal a pocket pistol, you can conceal a service pistol too. Don't expect a cheap holster to work well in a CCW role. Also, don't put it somewhere hard to reach like on your ankle or the small of your back or you defeat the majority of the reason why most people carry (if I have time for a difficult draw, why wouldn't I get my rifle or shotgun out of the car trunk?); I'm not saying however you need to be the king of the quick draw either!
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  2. 71rockstar


    Jul 30, 2009
    For me it's usually a Kahr CM9 or a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380. I find myself grabbing the Bodyguard most often because of the ease of sticking it in my shorts pocket in the summer, in my jacket pocket in the winter. The DeSantis pocket holster works great, too.
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  3. jaseman

    jaseman Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 28, 2016
    Really depends on the day and situation.

    Used to religiously carry a 1911, but I've gone away from single action for defensive carry. It's just a 'manual of arms' thing with me. None of my carry arms have a manual safety at this point - one less step to worry about under stress.

    Currently it's either my FNS-40c in a a LittleFoxx IWB, or an LCP in a pocket holster.
  4. Dknight16

    Dknight16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    For nearly 15 years now, Kahr P9 in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II. Nothing has ever tempted me to change so far.
  5. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    S&W shield performance center in 9mm in a crossbreed tuckable.

    But I am considering trying one of @Horsewright ’s pancake holsters but under the belt.
  6. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    S&W MP9c IWB in an Alienware Cloak. My wife carries a 9mm Shield too.
  7. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I used to carry a Sig P290RS in a Blackpoint mini wing holster, I still carry it from time to time if I need a lighterweight and slimmer option to my current carry gun

    I'm mainly carrying a CZ RAMI B 9mm in a Black Point Mini Wing


    After reading a couple posts, it makes me much much happier we don't have registration in Indiana
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  8. Wheeler80

    Wheeler80 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    I should carry my VP9 more than I do but I’m lazy. 90% of the time it’s my Glock 43 iwb.
  9. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I've carried maybe a dozen different models over the past 20+ years of CCW. Choices made based on what others told me I should have. This one has better reliability, that one better knock down power, and this one is more concealable. But now I carry what I want, how I want....Life is too short to continue being uncomfortable in my decision to conceal.

    So now my primary carry is the S&W Performance Center 1911 in my own OWB holster. For obvious reasons, I've found OWB the most comfortable. And I now dress very casual to allow it. For slightly deeper concealment while remaining comfortable, same gun in the Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe.

    When I want to go smaller, I choose between two. For cleaner environments, it's the Springfield Micro Compact 1911, also in .45. and because it's a 1911, it fits all the same holsters.

    For beat around, the S&W Shield 9. Made a similar OWB holster, and have a "Crossbreed like" IWB. So far, never found anything more comfortable for deeper concealment than Crossbreed brand.

    I've tried more holsters than I can count over the years. I can say without hesitation that the only way to be completely dedicated to CC, is to be comfortable. Discomfort leads to the decision to leave the gun behind. And with that, a good gun belt is key to any setup. After that, it's experimental to find what works best with gun choice and body types.









  10. garddogg56


    Jan 9, 2012
    S&W Bodyguard and a Bladetech IWB
  11. robgmn


    Oct 30, 2015
    In a boring kydex OWB holster.
    But it works just fine.

  12. CL01


    Apr 19, 2007
    Nowadays, it's either a Glock 30S or a S&W Shield 9. I've been able to to carry them OWB in a high riding leather holster most of the time. If not, then I carry them AIWB. If I'm going to something formal, I carry a Kel-Tec P32 (.32) in a wallet holster (Back pocket). I also have a P3AT (.380), but prefer the P32.
  13. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
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  14. Emspop


    Oct 12, 2016
    I carry IWB strong side 3:00 in an RCS phantom w/ overclips. Refill rides in left front pocket w/ neomag. 30 rounds of 147 grain HST total.
  15. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    Colt Defender in .45.
  16. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
  17. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
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  18. J_Curd

    J_Curd Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    I carried that exact rig for years. Worked great.

    These days, the Sig 938 and custom kydex works best for t-shirt weather...and this little thing shoots like a much larger gun.


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  19. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    I grew up carrying.38 snubs with their long heavy trigger pulls. The Kahr was a godsend for us. Haven't found anything to make me change.

    I've shot a couple 938s and they are very nice. Stupid accurate for a small pistol.

    Your rig looks awesome. May I ask who made those for you?
  20. robgmn


    Oct 30, 2015


    Well, ONE of them is carried daily...
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