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Old 07-22-2017, 04:53 PM
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This is not a generic "what holster for my Shield" question but a specific question. I currently own an Alien Gear paddle holster and it works fine. However, what I don't care for is how far it sticks out from my body. I would like to find an OWB holster that holds the and places the pistol tighter to my body.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:12 PM
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This is not a generic "what holster for my Shield" question but a specific question. I currently own an Alien Gear paddle holster and it works fine. However, what I don't care for is how far it sticks out from my body. I would like to find an OWB holster that holds the and places the pistol tighter to my body.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:39 PM
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I too went with an aliengear OWB holster for my first holster. While they're comfortable, nothing beats IWB. I didn't think i'd have enough room in my pants (every guy's dream line to say to a woman) but i do. And it's so much more comfortable as well. I would recommend you find an all kydex IWB holster. I've been sampling a shooter industries holster off of ebay for a bit now and my gun never leaves the holster. i would seriously recommend one of them, and if you buy, tell him i sent you!
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I'd look at one of the kydex manufacturers. I'm in North Carolina and the guy I buy from is IBX Tactical.com. see if there's a local guy like that in your area. I use the IWB and OWB. He also suggested the Volund Gear Works belt and that makes a huge difference.


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I have an R. Grizzle leather Georgia Snap for my Glock 43 and it pulls the gun in super tight. Also has the added bonus of being a snap loop design so easy on and off if need be.

Ryan does great work and I will go to him again in the future for holster needs.

Of course it is leather, so if looking for kydex he is not your guy, and he isn't cheap nor quick. But good things come to those who wait!
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R. Grizzle High Country will do this as will the Mitch Rosen Upper Limit.
The Grizzle can be had with a slight forward cant while the Rosen is only straight pull. I own both in straight pull and really like them.
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This is not a generic "what holster for my Shield" question but a specific question. I would like to find an OWB holster that holds and places the pistol tighter to my body.
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Must be paired with a quality carry belt

Once broken in, it's as superior a rig as there is

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You might take a look at the Safariland 571 & 7371 holsters. Both are fairly new to the market and can be had with a paddle or belt slide belt attachment. I have both and they ride close to my side using the paddle attachment.

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I went with a Desantis thumb break holster for my 45 shield I have been very happy with it. It fits snugly and contours to my hip. It easily hides it under a button up shirt. It's a well made and was reasonably priced.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:11 PM
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I'm carrying a Shield 9 in a Don Hume 721OT. It has a body shield but no thumb break/strap. The same holster with a thumb strap is the 721. Holds the gun snug against my side, but not enough to dig in. I'd say it's a very good value.
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I will definitely check all the suggestions made so far. Does anyone have any experience with these?
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You could try nova concealment as well
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Yes! I have 2! Wonderful, close fit!!
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Yes! I have 2! Wonderful, close fit!!


Can you elaborate on it's ability to become an IWB just by changing the clips?


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Old 07-22-2017, 09:47 PM
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All mine are leather from ElPaso saddlery.
Only have 4 currently.
5th on the way a shoulder rig for when Im motorcycling.


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For a quality, OWB, High & Tight hold,

*Mitch Rosen Upper Limit Express*



Must be paired with a quality carry belt



Once broken in, it's as superior a rig as there is



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I like the looks of this as well as the Presidents Express. I do own a carry belt.


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Old 07-22-2017, 11:11 PM
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I'm carrying a Shield 9 in a Don Hume 721OT. It has a body shield but no thumb break/strap. The same holster with a thumb strap is the 721. Holds the gun snug against my side, but not enough to dig in. I'd say it's a very good value.


Looks good as well and I know you said you have one for your Shield but it doesn't appear it's available for the Shield 9 according to the selector.


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Old 07-22-2017, 11:28 PM
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Don Hume doesn't actually sell from their web site. I usually start with Gunners Alley when I want Hume stuff (which I do with some regularity.) They frequently have things that the Hume web site doesn't. At the moment they show both black and brown in stock for right hand holsters for the 9/40 Shield, with left hand models on preorder. Check out Don Hume H721-OT Belt Holster

BTW, the same holster fits the Walther PPS just about equally well. When I had magazine spring problems with my Shield, I just carried a PPS in the holster for the week it took to get new springs for the Shield.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:33 PM
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Don Hume doesn't actually sell from their web site. I usually start with Gunners Alley when I want Hume stuff (which I do with some regularity.) They frequently have things that the Hume web site doesn't. At the moment they show both black and brown in stock for right hand holsters for the 9/40 Shield, with left hand models on preorder. Check out Don Hume H721-OT Belt Holster



BTW, the same holster fits the Walther PPS just about equally well. When I had magazine spring problems with my Shield, I just carried a PPS in the holster for the week it took to get new springs for the Shield.


Thanks for pointing me in that direction. I originally thought I wanted Kydex but, looking at these as well as the other leather ones suggested, I am interested.


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If you ever try a Panther Concealment OWB kydex you'll never want anything else. Take a look at it on their website. Best OWB body hugging holster I have ever used and I'm a leather guy.

Rosen Upper Limit is great as suggested.Wife likes crossdraw and carries her Shield 9 in one but for the Shield 45,the Panther is spectacular. Very unique design with adjustable tension. Specially made for your own belt width.
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This is not a generic "what holster for my Shield" question but a specific question. I currently own an Alien Gear paddle holster and it works fine. However, what I don't care for is how far it sticks out from my body. I would like to find an OWB holster that holds the and places the pistol tighter to my body.
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You'll get a lot of holsters to buy answers. Try this. where the paddle bends over___stick something (a screw driver handle may work) that forces that area more open and take a hair dryer to that "bend" area. Depending on the way the paddle edges are,
I've done this successfully on several paddle holsters.
I've wound with the butt (grip) of the pistol hugging me.
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You'll get a lot of holsters to buy answers. Try this. where the paddle bends over___stick something (a screw driver handle may work) that forces that area more open and take a hair dryer to that "bend" area. Depending on the way the paddle edges are,

I've done this successfully on several paddle holsters.

I've wound with the butt (grip) of the pistol hugging me.

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Thanks but this holster is pretty thick on the back side which is the issue. Unless I am missing something.


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If you ever try a Panther Concealment OWB kydex you'll never want anything else. Take a look at it on their website. Best OWB body hugging holster I have ever used and I'm a leather guy.



Rosen Upper Limit is great as suggested.Wife likes crossdraw and carries her Shield 9 in one but for the Shield 45,the Panther is spectacular. Very unique design with adjustable tension. Specially made for your own belt width.


Looks like it does hold tight. Are there any negatives that you have come across?


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Also please look at Aholster.


In the video the guy says it's designed to be worn at 4:00. Can it be worn at 2:00? How uncomfortable is the Kydex piece that sticks up and goes against your skin?


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For a quality, OWB, High & Tight hold,

*Mitch Rosen Upper Limit Express*



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Once broken in, it's as superior a rig as there is



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Does it have a body Shield?


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I have a DeSantis 002 X7 and could not be more pleased.

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I don't see that on their website.


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Only having experience with Kydex, how well does a leather holster hold the firearm?


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A quality leather holster retains the pistol very well. I prefer leather over Kydex as I find them more comfortable to wear. I make my own using a pancake speed scabbard design. The key is to have a good belt to support the weight and keep it tight to the body.
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Looks like it does hold tight. Are there any negatives that you have come across?


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Smoke,I have found nothing negative at all about the Panther. Jim Kay makes these holsters and his partner Scott tests each one thoroughly before they leave the shop. That unique paddle design really hugs the body. It is secure on the belt and the pistol is very secure,but as stated you can adjust the tension to your preference. I only had to back off the top tension screw about one turn to get the draw that I wanted.
Shipping is fast. He will ask you specific questions about your carry mode to be sure he gets everything exactly right for you. Great guys to do business with. I went through hundreds of draws with mine the week I got it,and was very happy with the speed of presentation. Conceals like a pancake holster.

Email contact is the best way to order,and replies are quick.
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A quality leather holster retains the pistol very well. I prefer leather over Kydex as I find them more comfortable to wear. I make my own using a pancake speed scabbard design. The key is to have a good belt to support the weight and keep it tight to the body.


Thanks. Yes, I do have a quality gun belt.


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Undershirts really do make carry more comfortable and contrary to popular belief wearing an undershirt will actually keep you cooler

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SPEED SCABBARD, Belt Holster, Tuck Holster, DeSantisHolster.com

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Here is one that holds my gun real close to my side.
http://www.desantisholster.com/MINI-SCABBARD

Amazon have them for about 38 bucks.


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Any of you guys recommending the Desantis, can any of you compare the Speed Scabbards to the mini Scabbard?



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I find that paddle holsters and pancake holsters print too much for my liking here in Africa hot Texas. I use a Vedder Light Tuck IWB and am happy with its low profile and comfort.
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I have a DeSantis 002 X7 and could not be more pleased.

This is my exact OWB Shield carry holster. Love it! I also have an Outbags IWB that I really like. Now if I want to mount a laser I have to buy all new holsters. Take that into consideration if you think you might want to mount a laser later.
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All of the above concealment holsters are good holsters depending on your body shape. In my humble opinion, the very best concealed carry holster is the humble Kangaroo holster. I can carry easily all day anywhere with my Shield glued to my upper body sitting or standing. The weight distribution makes in very comfortable. I still love my good leather holsters but the Kangaroo doesn't pull your pants down even with elastic waist bands. I use it a lot.
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All of the above concealment holsters are good holsters depending on your body shape. In my humble opinion, the very best concealed carry holster is the humble Kangaroo holster. I can carry easily all day anywhere with my Shield glued to my upper body sitting or standing. The weight distribution makes in very comfortable. I still love my good leather holsters but the Kangaroo doesn't pull your pants down even with elastic waist bands. I use it a lot.
Concealed carry holsters | Shoulder holsters, Gun holsters – Kangaroo Carry
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Bravo Concealment BCA with pancake loops. The best OWB I have found hands down. Nothing comes close for the price when concealing OWB IMO.
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Just as an option for people looking, here is one I have for my 9 and 45.



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This is my exact OWB Shield carry holster. Love it! I also have an Outbags IWB that I really like. Now if I want to mount a laser I have to buy all new holsters. Take that into consideration if you think you might want to mount a laser later.
That is hilarious. I too have an Outbags IWB. This one to be exact.

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Look at the Braids holsters. I really like mine.
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I have a DeSantis 002 X7 and could not be more pleased.





After being on vacation for almost 2 weeks in Wyoming and Colorado I used that time to look at all the recommended holsters and collect my thoughts. After getting home I made my decision and placed my order for this holster, the Desantis Speed Scabbard. Received it in the mail today, put it on and gave it a whirl. So far it appears to be exactly what I was looking for but time will tell. Thanks for all the input. Some great holsters and makers out there.
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