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Old 10-23-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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I just bought a Walther PPS 9mm for personal carry. (Taking the CHL class soon). I'll need to get a carry holster (I'm thinking inside waist) for it. Any suggestions of ones I can try and possibly brands to stay clear?
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Crossbreed SuperTuck.

CrossBreed® Holsters
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Oh yeah, if your body type is not slim, you won't likely be happy with IWB carrying. Just an FYI.

For OWB, I recommend a Snapcake holster from Zlogonje. I carry my XDS .45 with one, and a simple t-shirt will conceal it well. The snap design makes it very easy to put on or take off, without removing your belt.

http://www.zlogonje.com/OWB.php/snapcake-holsters
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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I appreciate the suggestions and will take a look.

BTW, I'm 5' 10" and 180, so I'm not skinny or really overweight, just average.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Couple more things...

You'll probably build up quite a collection of holsters before you settle on one that you REALLY like. The suggestions above are just what *I* like. Holsters are a very personal thing - like a wallet, or a pair of shoes. Not everyone will like the same thing.

Also, and this is FAR more important than it seems, get a good gun belt. Gun belts are extra rigid, and hold the weight of the gun without sagging, like a dress or other "regular" belt will. A good belt is critical to comfortable carrying.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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Also, and this is FAR more important than it seems, get a good gun belt. Gun belts are extra rigid, and hold the weight of the gun without sagging, like a dress or other "regular" belt will. A good belt is critical to comfortable carrying.
Thank you. Something I didn't know.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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My personal favorite is Comp-Tac. I have several different holsters from them and depending on what I am wearing is which I'll use. Very light weight and very sturdy.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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Just to muddy the water a little more, there are various "holster substitutes" - carry bags, gizmos that look like a big pager box on your belt, and of course the good old fanny pack with quick-opening compartment. And various vests that incorporate an integral holster or gun pocket of some sort. Take a look in Dillon's "Blue Press" catalog/magazine.

Have to second the motion to get a good gun belt - bad belt will defeat the goodness of a good holster. There are several good options in Blue Press.

Do practice with whatever you decide to use.

Probably you will end up with a collection of gun leather for various outfits, different times of year, etc. This is the gun guy's analog of women buying mass quantities of shoes. We are just as entitled as they are IMHO.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Well, after doing some reading online and watching a number of YouTube videos, I've decided to first try the MaxTuck from White Hat.

I have a fairly solid feeling belt, but if it doesn't seem to hold well, I'll shop around.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Heard good things about crossbreed supertuck.
And yes, if you carry a weapon resign yourself to the fact that you will have a drawer full of holsters in no time at all. I prefer the outside the waistband pancake type holsters myself and do fine with it concealed in shorts and tshirt (keeping in mind that in most cases most people are so self-absorbed that they won't notice a gun unless you carry it on your head).
Currently I mostly use a snap-on OTW holster by Lobo, who built one to my custom specifications:
Lobo Gun Leather - Home

Also note the support for gun rights by Lobo: In response to the actions of some US state and local governments, Lobo Gun Leather has taken a position of REFUSING ANY ORDERS placed by any government agency in those states and municipalities that have passed laws restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.


And yes you need a gun belt, my selection is below. Nothing fancy, just functional:
Frequent Flyer Belt

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