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New Holster

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by String, Jul 31, 2017.

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    The Mail Lady brought me a new holster today. I saw these reviewed somewhere and have always liked the idea of a belt slide holster so thought I would give one a try. This is a VersaCarry Commander holster size 2. They come in 3 sizes, Size one (Full Size) size two (1911 size) and size three (Sub-compact). This one is supposed to fit 1911s, Springfield EMP, Walther PPK, Remington R-51 etc. Time will tell. I guess I will find out if this holster makes my butt look big. I'll probably pick up another mag pouch to go on the left side and let this spare be 3rd in line. If I get down to the 3rd magazine I'll probably be on my hands and knees crawling around behind something by then anyway. These are $55 on the VersaCarry website but I got mine from Gnarly Gorilla for $38 shipped. I see them on GB for about that same price. IMG_20170731_140715.jpg IMG_20170731_140726.jpg
     
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    This is my first belt slide but I have looked at them for years. I remember seeing Col. Jeff Cooper wearing them with his 1911s. I just don't really care for IWB holsters. Back when I was younger, more limber and thinner I did carry a Manurhin PPK-S in a Milt Sparks Summer Special behind my right hip. I almost always dress casual and buy my shirts XL tall so I can usually hide a OWB holster as long as I don't try to carry my Deagle. I have also given consideration to trying a IWB appendix carry.
     
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    I used the factory XDs holster for a little while and the slide protruded out of the bottom of the holster like yours does and I had my gun get knocked loose a couple of times. I fixed that issue by switching all my holsters to ones that were long enough to cover the muzzle or at least are the same length. If I carry IWB it is exclusively appendix carry. I would highly recommend a kydex holster for that carry position.

    Let us know how your new holster works for you.
     
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    IWB are for thin people! ;)
     
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    I carry IWB in jeans with a 32" waistband...:cool:;)
     
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    Like I said... thin people! ;)
     
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    I have some Kydex holsters or at least I think that's what they are made of. I have the ones that came with a couple of XD pistols. I also bought a Blackhawk Serpa CQC for a XDS that came with a paddle and belt loops. It works well enough and has a retention device to keep the gun from falling out. Then I hung a Viridian C5 green laser/light on it so I bought a Tacloc ECR holster for it that turns the device on in the same mode it was in when you holstered it without you having to do anything but draw. It came with the paddle only and don't care too much for it so was going to order the belt attachment when a light came on. Looking at the two holsters it became obvious they were both made by Blackhawk and the belt attachment for the CQC fit the ECR perfectly. Still as a OWH they are noisy if you bump into anything and in both of mine the gun rattles a little. I would have to try a hard holster as a IWB but I kind of like the feel of leather against my baby soft skin. :). This one is made out of buffalo leather.
     
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    I wore size 32 jeans....... in about 1980. I don't consider myself overly large as I'm 6' and 220 or so and wear size 38 pants unless I'm going to a all you can eat buffet then I wear jogging pants.
     
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    I guess string needs holsters for his guns as well :p
     
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    For some of them I do. lol. Not all.
     
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    I have 2 kydex holsters. They hold my pistols firmly, no rattling and it'd be hard for someone to draw them cuz you need to pull straight up not off to any direction. Also my kydex holsters make a distinct sound and feel when holstering and drawing. I have a leather holster that looks much nicer but I prefer kydex.
     
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    Both of the ones I have, have the retention doohickey that snaps inside the trigger guard and you have to depress a button to draw the gun. Maybe that contributes to the rattle. I don't know but they do rattle. With the ECR I'm still trying to figure out what's turning the laser on and off. :)
     
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    I like a belt slide for OWB. You just have to me somewhat mindful of the muzzle.

    The Versacarry piece is similar to my Tennessee Holster Co slide in that it looks to be pretty secure. Yaqui slides like from Galco are best left for range duty, IMO... they offer little to no retention.

    I'm kinda full-up with belt slide holsters right now but they're mostly model-specific... if I need a new one I'll definitely check out Versacarry, looks like a winner.
     
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    I have a Belt Slide in leater for my XD40 I like it but I am normally wearing a SOE EDC Belt or a Wilderness Instructor so I fine they tend to bind up on the webbing. So I changed all my kydex holsters to Speed Clips and my Cloak Mod has the paddle attached.
     
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