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Old 06-20-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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So as I shared with you guys earlier this week, I got my training for my CCW class. Today I went and bought the firearm that I plan on carrying. After much consideration, I went with the Taurus model 85 snub nose revolver in .38 special.

I've heard a lot of people say ease of carry and comfort is all dependant on the quality of the holster itself, especially with an IWB holster.

Do you guys have any suggestions on websites that offer good quality holsters?

Maybe you even have a suggestion on a specific holster?

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Anyone have experience with Sneeky Pete holsters?
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:12 AM
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I don't have any experience of IWB's for revolvers sorry (so no CBST, or MTAC for you) all my IWB's are for Semi-Auto.

However that said I've had luck with...

DeSantis
Del Fatti (currently overloaded, but contact them and see)
Bianchi

The top two are good (Del Fatti is excellent, and it's reflected in the price), Bianchi has mixed reviews.

For comfort, three things...
  1. Get a quality belt, with a stiffener, it needs to redistribute the weight around your waist and not concentrate it at the place your gun is, diametrically opposite that point, or at any point you have any bony protuberances (hip bones for instance).
  2. Get pants that are 2" bigger at the waist, you don't want your gun being pressed into you by your pants waistband. You need to dress around the gun.
  3. Find the right location to carry, everyone's different I cannot carry at 3:00, 6:00 or 9:00, but can at 2:00, 4:00, 8:00, or 10:00 (with the appendix carry positions being a a compact, sub-compact or I don't plan on sitting down or leaning forwards).
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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I bought from Kusiak Leather Bodyguard 380 Holster, M&P Shield Holster, LC9 Holster, LCP Holster, LC9 Lasermax Holster, LCP Crimson Trace, PPS Holster, P2000 Holster, P238 Holster for my Ruger LC9 and have been very happy with it.
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:31 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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De Santis, Alien Gear, Armiger Solutions, Dark Star Gear, Raven Concealment, Bladetech, Comp-Tac all make good IWB holsters. You'd have to check on whether they make them for revolvers, though.

Might also be worth looking into getting a kydex IWB holster made with a custom leather backing.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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There are lots of good holsters out there, I usually look on ebay to find the ones I like and then buy them on there or by searching that brand and model online.
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Thanks for all the great suggestions so far! Going to look in to all of them.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Ha, get ready to start your holster collection. Every CCW carrier has one. I have 3 until I found one that I liked, I'm probably an exception, others may have a dozen. I did IWB for a few months, but I found out that I really didn't need one and my OWB conceals fine over a baggy tshirt.

Anyways I would add this to the IWB holsters to check out: Crossbreed Supertuck. I've never tried it but they are very highly reviewed for comfort and quality in the various dedicated gun forums. Galco also has a cheaper copy cat model of this as well.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I have three holsters for a J frame:

Shielded Holsters Kydex/leather,similar to a Crossbreed Supertuck.

Ankle holster by Galco.

Uncle Mikes and Blackhawk size 3 pocket holster. This is what I use the most. With my hand in the pocket, I'm ready to draw.

I carry a S&W 442 or 640: 38 +P or 357 magnum, respectively.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Second vote for a Crossbreed. You may get lucky and find what you want at their "seconds" site.

Also good and with similar designs are Theis and Old Faithful. The Old Faithful is a modular design such that you can carry different gun designs just by ordering and swapping out the kydex shell.
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