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Old 07-28-2020, 09:34 AM
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I have been using OWB holsters from a manufacturer that makes the holster by size not exact fit to gun. This allows for many guns to work in the same holster which I like since I don't have to buy multiple holsters. However I prefer an exact fit for IWB carry. The size 1 holster shown has a Walther PPS M2 but will also carry a SA XDm 10mm 4.5". I used to use exact fit but switched to sizing in the last year or so. Curious on the thoughts of others. The holster is made by VersaCarry.



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you spend a considerable amount of money on a reputable firearm and want to use a holster that does not fit the firearm? A CWP firearm should fit the holster and cover the trigger and no chance of the firearm falling out of the holster. A good quality holster should be in the cost range of $70.00 and up depending on the manufacture. Do not skimp on the quality of a good holster that may depend on your life or another if the gun were to fall out of the holster because of an improper fit.

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Old 07-28-2020, 11:02 AM
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I'll stick to quality leather holsters designed to accommodate specific guns.
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Old 07-28-2020, 11:08 AM
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I have both Jason Winnie Big Problem Solver as well as Little Problem Solver.



"Big Problem Solver/Little Problem Solver" - BPS/LPS - Jason Winnie Leathergoods

I purchased them because of their versatility, being able to hold different firearms and being worn both OWB and IWB.

I love Jason Winnie products and use nothing but his belts and holsters when it comes to leather. But the BPS/LPS both went to the drawer real quick... they are too flimsy when worn OWB and not secure enough when worn IWB.

Don't save on the wrong end, get a specific holster for a specific gun used for a specific task!
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I am a firm believer of fitting the holster to the revolver or self loader.

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Cast me into the specific-holster camp.

However, I will add some exceptions for specific applications.

For a pocket holster, I prefer less retention. What I don't want is the holster coming out with the gun when I draw. So I typically use a Nemesis holster, which is not gun-specific.

I use Remora holsters for my larger guns when they're on nightstand duty. Again, I want less retention so I can draw the gun easily, or shake it off the gun if my draw technique is less-than-ideal. FYI, I use nightstand holsters to keep me from inadvertently sticking my finger in the trigger guard before I'm fully awake and aware.

I usually carry my 642-1 in a Wilderness Tactical Renegade ankle holster as a BUG. The holster body is made from heavy-duty elastic. While it is snub-shaped, it is not molded specifically for a J-frame. I'm sure any similarly-sized snub would fit. However, because of its elastic nature, it holds my revolver very securely without retention straps. While I haven't done any running with it, aside from maybe jogging across a crosswalk to make the light, I have done quite a bit of hiking, some of it on some difficult terrain. The gun has never shown any indication of coming out. I've also tried pulling the gun out of the holster when it wasn't strapped onto my leg, and I have to say it took a lot more effort than I thought it would.

But other than those specific applications, I think it's best for a holster to fit a specific gun. I should add, if I were using a leather ankle holster, I would definitely want it molded specifically for my gun.
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ALL my holsters are gun-specific. I demand precise fit! Retention, draw, wear on pistol, comfort, safety against AD's etc. are all factors as to why!

Not only are my holsters specific to the gun they carry - but they are high quality holsters as well. Not only are some cheaper holsters dangerous - but in the long run they don't fare very well after routine EDC after a fair amount of use.
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I picked this up yesterday .... A custom holster made by Desrt Gun Leather, right here in Phoenix, AZ.

It fits my full sized 1911 only
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I'm typically in the specific holster camp, but I do have a beautiful Wright holster for a compact Glock that also fits my Sig P239 perfectly.
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Back when the Black Cloth Uncle Mike holsters came out it was obvious that they streached a bit and fit numerous handguns. For a while I felt that if i had a few Uncle Mikes holsters I could carry about anything with the adjustable safety strap preventing the small frames from falling out. Fortunately I got over that thinking. I like leather fitted to the gun.
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As I carry a Desantis Gunny Sack, it will fit most pistols the size of my CS 45. It comes in several sizes for larger guns. It is roomy enough to carry extra magazines, badge, cuffs, flashlight, and even a Pepper Blaster. I love this over a plain holster.

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I believe in specificity. Why else would I have over 150 holsters for about
15 guns?
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Totally! I have a trunk full.
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I picked this up yesterday .... A custom holster made by Desrt Gun Leather, right here in Phoenix, AZ.

It fits my full sized 1911 only
Bet it would fit my 1911 also. I like it.
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I have specific holsters for specific guns. That’s the way it should be.

That being said, I do have a generic holster for full sized autos that I use In certain situations. For example, bringing home a new beater gun for which I don’t have a holster yet, etc.
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you spend a considerable amount of money on a reputable firearm and want to use a holster that does not fit the firearm? A CWP firearm should fit the holster and cover the trigger and no chance of the firearm falling out of the holster. A good quality holster should be in the cost range of $70.00 and up depending on the manufacture. Do not skimp on the quality of a good holster that may depend on your life or another if the gun were to fall out of the holster because of an improper fit.

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The holster holds both guns referenced tight and can be turned upside down without either gun falling out. Most of the holsters are a version of the Yaqui and use the width, height of the top of slide past trigger guard and length of trigger guard to create the opening. The gun is in a holster for a Walther PPS that will also carry a Shield 45. All triggers are covered. My PPS holsters
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I picked this up yesterday .... A custom holster made by Desrt Gun Leather, right here in Phoenix, AZ.

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My full size 1911 by MTR Custom Leather

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I recently saw this kydex IWB hanging on a dealer's wall, claiming universal fit for X-listed guns. He agreed I could return it if it didn't fit. But, I'll be damned if it don't fit. The most snug was the Grand Power, and the sloppiest was the G48. The latter could be easily pulled up and down about a half-inch before reaching the tension around the trigger-guard. But, cinched into your pants, I can see it wouldn't be a problem. The Sig P239, and the Rex Delta were in the Goldilocks category...

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I have some experience with multi-fit holsters. In my experience they are a jack of all trades, master of none deal. I prefer a holster that is fitted to the firearm.
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Many fit holsters are typically trash. Generally speaking, any holster that has a spare mag strong side is clown shoes.
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I have a Versacarry Protector holster and I like it and the price.
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I've got a couple of Bianchi "Minimalist" OWB holsters that work in a pinch.... use to keep one in the truck and one at the cabin....... that said my EDC carry holsters are gun specific Milts Sparks IWB
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