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Old 02-21-2021, 01:22 AM
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Iím looking into buying a 45 Shield for EDC. What kind of holster do you recommend? If I buy used what should I look out for?
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all my guns are in Milt sparks VM ll holsters, expensive yes, long wait yes yes, worth it YES YES YES...
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Old 02-21-2021, 07:18 AM
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My iwb is from concealment express and my owb is from bravo concealment.


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Old 02-21-2021, 08:38 AM
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My Shield is a 9mm, but I carry it either in a Vedded LightTuck IWB or pocket carry w/ a Sticky MD2. It's right on the edge of being too big for pocket carry, so the .45 would most likely be too big for that.
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it's going to vary on your environment, body type and the clothes you wear. I'm a rather stocky fellow and tend to wear an untucked button down or "Polo" type with jeans when I am not at work. Usually in firearm friendly locals. As such I can get away with a Desantis, Raven, Bianchi or Galco OWB holster. With a good gun belt an OWB is the most comfortable IMHO. I find a leather pancake style to aid in concealment. However, when I head back home to NY, a notoriously firearm unfriendly location, I go for the IWB. As mentioned above the Milt Sparks is excellent and often copied. GALCO and Desantis make decent IWBs as well.

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Old 02-21-2021, 04:03 PM
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I have a pair of Dale Fricke holsters for my 4" Shield w/RDS. I find them functional for my life when that is my carry piece.
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Old 02-21-2021, 04:29 PM
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IWB either appendix, or 5 O'clock position. The IWB holster is a kydex I made my self. My shield is a 9mm. I have an IWB alien gear but i never use it.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:45 PM
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I carry my Shield 9 in an leather pancake OWB exclusively. I can't tell the pancake makes any difference over a plastic IWB holster of any kind. I must have 8 different holsters. Someday you will wind up with a drawer full of holsters that looked good at the store but didn't fit you personally.
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I like my Outbags USA IWB Leather Holster, it's an inexpensive yet well-made holster.

My brother got me one for Christmas a couple years ago for my SW40VE and I ended up liking it so much that I recently purchased one for my M&P40 Shield.
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Mostly I use a Galco Combat Master OWB pancake under an untucked shirt. On occasion I'll pocket carry using a Mika pocket holster.
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Kangaroo Carry shoulder holster.

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Old 02-23-2021, 11:24 AM
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JM4 magnetic holster - works with any attire without a belt.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:40 PM
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Owb in a Safariland GLS holster.

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Old 02-23-2021, 02:33 PM
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Tactical Gun Leather

His holsters are all suede lined and worth every penny. Fast to ship too! Great price!!
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:41 PM
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I carry my Shield 9 in an leather pancake OWB exclusively. I can't tell the pancake makes any difference over a plastic IWB holster of any kind. I must have 8 different holsters. Someday you will wind up with a drawer full of holsters that looked good at the store but didn't fit you personally.
I'm pretty sure most of us have several holsters we've bought that are now stored away, never to be used again. I can't justify buying an expensive holster just to find out it doesn't work for me. I've settled in with an Alien Gear IWB for my Kimber Ultra Carry and my Sig P938. I find them very comfortable and they adjust for cant and ride height depending on personal use. They are multi functional so if you have different guns you can buy a separate "shell" that works for the same base. Separate shells are $12-$15. They also have models you can switch from IWB to OWB. They are guaranteed for life and you can always swap one shell for another (for free) if you change firearms. I have found a holster that works perfect for me and wouldn't look for anything different.
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IWB for my Shield 9 is Concealment Express. OWB is Simply Rugged Cuda leather.
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OWB. Don't even know it's there. An extra mag or two in the cargo pants pocket. If I want to go a little heavier, same set up with M2.0.
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The previously mentioned Galco Combat Master is a fine holster. I have owned them for Sig P239 and Beretta 92fs pistols. For my Shield I use a DeSantis. I donít usually care for IWB holsters but this one is comfortable. Vedder makes a comfortable IWB Kydex model; I have one for my Glock 43.

You might explore Winthrop holsters as well. I have one for my Sig P250sc.
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I carry my 9mm. Shield in a Bianchi Pro 100 IWB. It has a full leather back that keeps the pistol from rubbing up against my gravitationally challenged body.
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OWB safariland with micro paddle, Bianchi remedy.

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At first in a OWB, then a shoulder holster and now back to my 642-1.
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I EDC in a Don Hume H715M WCS Clip-On IWB Holster With Bodyshield. I've found that appendix carry (just in front of the hip bone) is the best position for me. It conceals well even under a t-shirt. Gunner's Alley has the best price at about $35.

This clip-on holster allows for fast easy on and off without removing the firearm. The holster can easily be shifted from strong to weak side carry for driving. The holster works best with a true gun belt and sits high enough that a solid combat grip is natural and the draw and presentation is fluid.
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I just had Tom, one of the members here that goes by the handle: Triggernosis, make a holster for my 2.0 Shield. It is a beautiful IWB holster that fits the gun just right. The fit of the holster to my large body is very comfortable. He makes holsters for all sorts of different makes and models. Send him a PM and see if he has something that may interest you.

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