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Old 08-02-2012, 11:44 PM
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They only make double clip IWB's. Don't fit me very well...
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:39 AM
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I had a PPS holster by don Hume and it fits my shield Perfectly!
I carry IWB appendix (1:00) and this setup works like a charm for me. I can conceal with a thin fitted t-shirt.


I have something exactly like this but in a Galco. Same shape etc, its for a Glock 26. The # is STO 286. Gander Mountain for $35. It more of a swade Leather though. Havent worn it yet but it will be at 1:00 position also. I like that Don H though. That looks nice.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:48 AM
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I recently purchased an XDs, which is almost identical in size to the Shield. I intend to carry this pistol in a front pocket, and have ordered a holster from Ryan Grizzle. In the mean time, I find that the Galco pocket holster for a Glock 26 is a perfect fit, as is the DeSantis Nemesis (or SuperFly) for the G26 and similar pistols, such as a Kahr PM40 or PM45.

Even though the Galco and DeSantis holsters are functional, Grizzle forms them better to eliminate hard edges that might print, with just the right amount of retention.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:59 PM
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Thanks. Is the Galco a kydex holster with single clip. Do you remember which model it was...
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:11 PM
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I've got one of these and love it! Best $50 I have spent..

M&P Shield Holster - LC9 Lasermax Holster - LCP Holster - Bodyguard 380 Holster - LC9 Paddle Holster - IWB Leather Holsters
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:27 PM
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I too have a White Hat IWB that's currently in shipping that i'm all too excited to try out. Even bought myself a new belt to go with it!
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:10 PM
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I just got and am now wearing my MTAC holster...it is fantastic and so comfortable while sitting or driving or really doing anything else it is so great that I made a post about it soon after getting it. In that post you will notice that I also have a Crossbreed Super Tuck and I carried with it until today now it is in the MTAC and it will stay that way so I might sell my Crossbreed! Here's my thread that I wrote today after getting my MTAC in the mail: My new Minotaur Holster for Shield!
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:38 PM
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Here is a IWB holster I made a couple months ago based on the Crossbreed Supertuck. It took about 3 hours and about $6.00 bucks. I CC a Ruger P95 currently and at times I forget I have it on. The P95 is a bit chunky, but this holster carries it very well.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:44 PM
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I have a number of holsters for my Shield and Kahr PM9 but I go to my PJ's 99% of the time. It is the lightest, thinnest, fastest to put on and take off holster I have ever seen. Did I mention low cost? Some pics are the PM9.

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:54 PM
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Have two. An Old Faithful and Kusiak Leather. The OF's most comfortable, but the Kusiak allows carry from appendix to 4 o'clock.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:29 PM
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Here's are the 3 favorites out of the dozen I've tried.




Kusiak Leather with mag pouch.



Triple K, intended for a LC9.



Holster Pro, intended for a LC9, This is the most comfortable imho, with the body shield, and slight forward cant.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. Gonna see what they at the gun show today
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM
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Picked up a Don Hume for the Shield today. Fits like a glove very comfortable.

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:24 PM
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Well, I made my first decision and purchased the Galco Summer Comfort IWB holster for my M&P 40 full size pistol. It was an internet purchase and paid $58.36 plus $6.24 for shipping. It came to the house in four days via Fedex. The leather was a little stiff out of the box but following the directions it quickly conformed to the proper sizing. I wore it all afternoon sitting, standing, and walking and it was very comfortable. This holster when wore at the 4 o'clock position is very concealable and is held tight between my body and pants. My pants did draw down a bit on my strong side but I guess it just because I am a little shall we say pear shaped at 5' 11" and 240 pounds. Suspenders would help alot if I were to use them under my shirt but then that brings another problem during personal times ;-}. All in all, I an very happy with the Summer comfort both for the fit and price.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:41 PM
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I would love to review my RKBA holster but I dont have it. I ordered it back in late June when the website said 2-4 weeks for delivery. Its going on 8 weeks out now. Anyone else got a holster from these guys?
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:16 PM
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Default Kusiak, DeSantis Nemesis, PJ

I am using the Kusiak for IWB and have another Shield in a DeSantis Nemesis (use the Glock 27 or LC9 version) in case my wife wants to put in her jacket or purse.

Just ordered a PJ IWB Kydex holster this week. Good reviews from several sources and he was very quick to respond to a question via email.

The Kusiak leather IWB is the one with the extra mag sleeve attached. I give it a 7 out of 10 star rating.

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Well made, attractive, leather
Strong clip
Inexpensive ($45)
Conceals well at 3 o'clock

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Stiff new leather (will likely soften up)
Not canted enough to keep extended mag from printing

Let you know how the PJ performs for me when it arrives.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:20 PM
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...Not canted enough to keep extended mag from printing

Let you know how the PJ performs for me when it arrives.
Look forward to your review. Did you ask for a cant different than offered as standard?
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:39 PM
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Here is a IWB holster I made a couple months ago based on the Crossbreed Supertuck. It took about 3 hours and about $6.00 bucks. I CC a Ruger P95 currently and at times I forget I have it on. The P95 is a bit chunky, but this holster carries it very well.
Very, very nice!!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:43 PM
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Thanks Jeep4 #61 for sharing your favorites and the photos really help.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:52 PM
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Here is my Shield in a IWB for Hidden Hybrid Holsters. Really like this holster, and there customer service is phenomenal.. .



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Old 08-14-2012, 09:19 AM
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Ordered my Shield holster from N82 Tactical yesterday afternoon. http://n82tactical.com/n82store/ It has already been shipped. Same day service. Now I gotta wait about a month for the Shields to get into the MA pipeline.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:26 AM
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I didn't have pictures in my other posts but I thought I'd add some.

Old Faithful holster


A Bianchi 100 made for a G26 which I wet a little around the trigger guard area and then stuffed the Shield in for a perfect fit.


I use it for quick trips and the OF for all day wear.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:50 PM
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Anybody try the VersaCarry for the Shield?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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I don't have a Shield but I have a 9c. I also have a PJ holsters holster and love it. Great fit, even the edges of the kydex are beveled so there are no sharp edges. Shipped in about 2.5 weeks. and I love it.

I can't recommend them highly enough.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:00 PM
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If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at UBG Holsters IWB line UBG Holsters . Nate puts out a fine product at very reasonable prices. I have one of his Canute models for a Kel-Tec P11 that I absolutely love ( the holster that is, the p11...not so much). I'm waiting on a Shield to come in and I'll be ordering one of Nate's Strikers for that. Best of luck with your choice.

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:35 PM
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Ordered my Shield holster from N82 Tactical yesterday afternoon. http://n82tactical.com/n82store/ It has already been shipped. Same day service. Now I gotta wait about a month for the Shields to get into the MA pipeline.
I know I'm quoting my own post but I just wanted to let you all know that my N82 shield holster came today. It looks to be a great product. Very well made and when I put it on the comfort was immediately apparent.

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I know I'm quoting my own post but I just wanted to let you all know that my N82 shield holster came today. It looks to be a great product. Very well made and when I put it on the comfort was immediately apparent.

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How much Thickness did it add? Did u get the kydex or stretchy stuff? Tuckable? Sorry for the questions but I am seriously thinking of a tuckable N82 when my Shield arrives. Thanks
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How much Thickness did it add? Did u get the kydex or stretchy stuff? Tuckable? Sorry for the questions but I am seriously thinking of a tuckable N82 when my Shield arrives. Thanks
I got the polycarbonare holster. It is tuckable. It's the same thickness as wearing most IWB type holters. I don't think I'd wear one with a heavy gun though because it relies on one belt clip so the load isn't spread out.
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Here is my shield in a High Noon Closing Argument. I wear it at 4 o'clock with either a 511 leather or nylon belt. I have no problems concealing.

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I use mostly Raven Concealment Systems Phantom holster IWB appendix carry, with the exception of the Galco (Glock 26)





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I know I'm quoting my own post but I just wanted to let you all know that my N82 shield holster came today. It looks to be a great product. Very well made and when I put it on the comfort was immediately apparent.

Don't be afraid to give one of these a try.
I have the N82 pro, for my shield. It is very well made and comfortable. Very little to no imprint. I wear untucked t-shirts and shorts or jeans. Very fast service. Made right here in North Carolina.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:55 AM
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I have the N82 pro, for my shield. It is very well made and comfortable. Very little to no imprint. I wear untucked t-shirts and shorts or jeans. Very fast service. Made right here in North Carolina.
Ditto. I have the standard version with a Pro on the way. VERY comfortable, and the Pro is tuck-able and uses Polycarbonate IIRC, which is tough stuff.
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People, like holsters come in a variety of sizes and models. Tall and slim, short and fat...etc. Now what might fit one person comfortably won't fit another. Trial and error seems to be the answer, however, it can get expensive in a hurry. Now me for example, I've never been tall and I used to be slim (bout 30 years ago). So far I've been batting zero. I have the old faithful one. It doesn't work with a t-shirt for my build. I have a sticky but don't quite trust it not to slip down and out. I have the desantis with the clip but whoever designed it put the clip waaay too high on the holster for me. I found another one on line but forgot the name. It has a flap that keeps the pistol off my skin and I used the option to get a forward cant. The clip is high enough for me to get a grip on the pistol it's kinda like that high noon above but with cant. I'll probably have to change my wardrobe from tshirts and shorts to hawaiian shirts and shorts. That seems to be proper fat guy wear anyway.
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I have the N82 pro, for my shield. It is very well made and comfortable. Very little to no imprint. I wear untucked t-shirts and shorts or jeans. Very fast service. Made right here in North Carolina.
N82 Holsters are the best kept secret out there. Top notch quality and service too.
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I know I'm quoting my own post but I just wanted to let you all know that my N82 shield holster came today. It looks to be a great product. Very well made and when I put it on the comfort was immediately apparent.

Don't be afraid to give one of these a try.
No offense intended, but this has to be one the worst holster designs I've seen in a long time. I'm all for innovation and thinking outside-of-the-box, but this design ignores one of the most important fundamentals of basic holster design: allowing a full and unimpeded grasp of the firearm for presentation.



Just look at the photo above. The backflap extends above, around and well past the magazine well of the pistols shown. You can see in the photo as Nate uses his thumb to clear his shirt for presentation of the firearm, how the backflap has already started rolling outward along the arc between the beavertail and the bottom corner of the magwell, and how naturally the thumb goes behind that flap (as is shown here). Under stress, and at full speed, there is a very good chance that a thumb will eventaully end up behind the backflap, therby causing it to roll over and come between the hand and the grip, which in turn will stop the draw stroke. It's really more of a 'when', not 'if', this event will occur. There is a good reason that NO major respected holster maker offers an IWB holster design like this: it is a very, very bad idea.

I'm sorry, but I don't care how comfortable the design is, and how their website tries to twist the uncredited Clint Smith quote and turn it in to a selling point, I can only take comfort in wearing a primary CCW holster, when the holster design allows me a completley unimpeded initial grip. I could pick nits about other design shortcomings of both their Original and Professional models, but there is little need to do so with such a flawed holster design.

IMHO, Forum members would be far better served choosing any number of other proven holster designs, than counting on their ability to get their thumb between the backflap and the grips, when their life may depend on it.
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You can see in the photo as Nate uses his thumb to clear his shirt for presentation of the firearm, how the backflap has already started rolling outward along the arc between the beavertail and the bottom corner of the magwell, and how naturally the thumb goes behind that flap (as is shown here). Under stress, and at full speed, there is a very good chance that a thumb will eventaully end up behind the backflap, therby causing it to roll over and come between the hand and the grip, which in turn will stop the draw stroke.


I thought your post was interesting so I decided to do some tests. Admittedly I had not thought of this problem when I purchased the holster and since I have been using it in practice I have not had this problem. When I do my draw stroke I use the off hand to clear the shirt and the fingers of my draw hand come up naturally under the grip and the gun comes free with out issue.

I decided to try a one handed draw as shown in the picture with the thumb clearing the shirt and coming back down on the grip. Again, as before when my hand drew my thumb naturally slid into place with out incident. I decided to test your idea about the possible roll over blocking the draw stroke. When I put my thumb behind the pad there was some roll over, but it was not enough to stop the draw. Even when I tried to make it roll over as much as I could the gun still came free with out incident. On my 40c the max amount of roll over I could get was not enough to cover more than half of the grip. Perhaps they have already considered this as in the Pic there is a lot of pad over the top of the 1911, but on my new Pro there is very little pad that extends beyond the top of the gun. Perhaps the model in the pic is an older design.
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I thought your post was interesting so I decided to do some tests. Admittedly I had not thought of this problem when I purchased the holster and since I have been using it in practice I have not had this problem. When I do my draw stroke I use the off hand to clear the shirt and the fingers of my draw hand come up naturally under the grip and the gun comes free with out issue.

I decided to try a one handed draw as shown in the picture with the thumb clearing the shirt and coming back down on the grip. Again, as before when my hand drew my thumb naturally slid into place with out incident. I decided to test your idea about the possible roll over blocking the draw stroke. When I put my thumb behind the pad there was some roll over, but it was not enough to stop the draw. Even when I tried to make it roll over as much as I could the gun still came free with out incident. On my 40c the max amount of roll over I could get was not enough to cover more than half of the grip. Perhaps they have already considered this as in the Pic there is a lot of pad over the top of the 1911, but on my new Pro there is very little pad that extends beyond the top of the gun. Perhaps the model in the pic is an older design.
Thank you for confiirming the possibility of the backflap being rolled over by errant placement of the thumb. Your statement about being able to complete the draw stroke (should you manage to get your thumb in the wrong place), fails to communicate the fact that you will necessarily have to readjust your grip to complete the draw stroke. The point being, you should be acquiring your firing grip only once, and then completing your presentation. Any need to readjust or reaquire your initial grip is time lost and an invitation to potential disaster.

You already own the holster, but those still looking may want to ask themselves: Why knowingly choose a flawed holstered design, when better and more time-tested holster designs are readily available?
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I haven't completely made up my mind yet on what I want for the long term, so until them...to tide me over, I went cheap and picked up a DeSantis Sof-Tuck for around $20.

So far it seems to be working just fine.


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Thanks....it does it job well. Very happy with the results.
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fails to communicate the fact that you will necessarily have to readjust your grip to complete the draw stroke. The point being, you should be acquiring your firing grip only once, and then completing your presentation. Any need to readjust or reaquire your initial grip is time lost and an invitation to potential disaster.
As I said, this has not been my experience. I also did not notice and disruption in attaining my grip, even with the roll over. It was one smooth motion either way. I honestly had more trouble with the shirt than the pad. As far as my experience has been the design as it is is not flawed, and I recommend it highly.
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I cannot say enough good things about the Silent Thunder Solo from Garrett Industries in Houston, TX. It is by far the most comfortable holster I have ever used, and I love the fact that it offers the rigidity of kydex, leather-lined interior, and a soft suede foam that rubs up against your skin. I can't tell you how perfectly it fits with a Shield, and I can wear it all day in either the 4:30 position or in an Appendix carry position. Plus, the customer service is second to none. I own several of their different holsters for various 1911s and revolvers as well...I've never been disappointed.

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Bought the Desantis Cosy Partner. Only have it one day but it seems comfy and I like that I can adjust how tight it hold the gun.
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This is my small collection of holsters, the ones that I use the most are the hybrid Red holsters and the Remoras.

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Need more holster pics. Shield9 is on the way. Looking for extremely thin IWB & tuckable. Single clip only. Keep the pics and opinions coming!
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Just got my Comp-Tac Infidel IWB. Really like it a lot. here are a couple of pics



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Ordered a comfort cut holster from Foxxholsters the other day. Got the comfort cut due to the talon grips scraping my side. Will post up pics when I receive it.
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Another vote for the DeSantis Sof-Tuck for CCW for the shield. I know I am in the minority but I am not a Kydex fan no matter what the handgun holster configuration. For $18 plus shipping from Midway this Sof-Tuck hoslter will do the job for me. Not going to start collecting a lot of different holsters for the shield.
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I have a Tommy Theis holster. Very comfortable and good guy to work with. Also have one of his belts that I use with a Comtac holster for IDPA and my 9mm Pro
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I have one on order from Bug Out Custom Holsters..
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Got a Sof-Tuck to try AIWB. Decent holster for 25 or so I paid. I think it has too much leather too high on the outside area of the slide, but a stop at the leather shop will fix that. Only have 2-3 days carrying it but it works fine, better than I would expect from a cheap holster.
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