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3/4Flap
06-02-2011, 20:21
I have nothing but praise for this Glock holster. I've been carrying both a G17 and G19 in this little paddle holster on ski jaunts in the moutains, in town concealed carry and for ranch chores now for a while and it has served me very well.

I think I've posted enough here for the membership to know I use gear hard and under tough conditions. I like this paddle holster. I make my own...leather...but this thing has got me rethinking holsters in general.

Easy on, easy off the belt, it stays put for me when I draw. Very light weight as well.

When I first saw them I thought "Fobus". Interesting, because when I contacted the distributor, they told me the CEO of iTac was from Fobus and his goal was "to make a better product".

I am not here to beat up Fobus holsters, as I hear very good reviews from them as well, but this one is a one-piece injection molding and works really well. I like it, and I'm a leather guy...maker and user.

I think they make a few different models, but the one I have has a tension screw which is really handy to use, tight when skiing or doing chores on the ranch and lesser when carrying under clothes and being forced to window shop with my better half... :supergrin:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011D.jpg



http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011C.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/ITACholster.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/ITACholster2.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/ITACholster3.jpg


Since I've never seen them for sale in stores, here's some contact info. No, I do not sell them. Wish I did...

customerservice@itacdefense.com

http://itacdefense.com/home.aspx

3/4Flap
06-02-2011, 20:47
Backside;

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/ITACholster1.jpg

ck1
06-02-2011, 20:53
I use one now and again, it really is much better than a Fobus, one-piece instead of cheap rivets and the paddle locks on to the belt tight... plus, for tgose of us who don't need the retention, they're offered with no dangerous button to push with your trigger-finger.

wolf19r
06-02-2011, 21:04
Nice looking holster.

3/4Flap
06-02-2011, 21:47
I use one now and again, it really is much better than a Fobus, one-piece instead of cheap rivets and the paddle locks on to the belt tight... plus, for tgose of us who don't need the retention, they're offered with no dangerous button to push with your trigger-finger.

Good assessment.

Yes, the one-piece construction eliminates the rivets, and the loop prevents damage to the belt also.

I like the thing, and want one for my BHP, also.

GTlight
06-02-2011, 22:02
I haven't trusted these paddles since I saw this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDeKtgkZKmQ

CrackerKen
06-02-2011, 22:14
That company also has the ones where you depress a button like a Serpa. I had one of those for my G30SF, and I liked it a lot. They are also sold under the name of RSR, and CDNN sells them, here:

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/rsrdehose.html

They don't sell the ones like the OP showed though. I like those too. I wish I could live in that part of the country - prettier than the flatlands of Florida.

BTW: The Fobus Evolution holster series has the retention adjustment screw, making them better for adjustable retention. The original Fobus holsters could be hard on the draw.

CrackerKen
06-02-2011, 22:25
Here are the holsters just like the one the OP has, at CTD:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/58434-33.html

3/4Flap
06-03-2011, 02:39
Thanks for the tips. I got mine thru iTAC. Wasn't aware of the other dealers.

carloglock19
06-03-2011, 04:48
That's a nice holster and awesome review. I have one for my 1911 that I use from time to time and it works great.

alexcc
06-03-2011, 04:55
Forget the holster... More pics of where you live please :supergrin:

Glock 17L
06-03-2011, 05:22
Nice looking holster for the money..
Is the bottom open? Could a G34 or 17L fit in it??

CrackerKen
06-03-2011, 05:49
Forget the holster... More pics of where you live please :supergrin:

Great idea!

I must compliment the OP for the nice photos. They should use the first one for marketing.

Bill Lumberg
06-03-2011, 07:57
Looks like a good holster. There buttons on serpa's are not near the trigger guard, and are in no way dangerous. That said, not everybody needs that level of retention. For those that don't , this apparent improvement on fobus looks like a decent low end holster.

dpadams6
06-03-2011, 08:02
how do they compare to the blackhawk serpa?

125K9
06-03-2011, 11:29
Although I presently have a drawer full of holsters, literally, your post has my attention. How close does this holster hold the pistol to your body? Does the holster stay rigid? In other words, I made the mistake of getting a "revolution" holster for a SIG of mine, and while it works, the plastic is so inferior that the pistol "wiggles" around alot, for lack of a better word.
I'm more envious of your home/lifestyle. Coming from being born/raised in the Appalachians to the flatland, the mountains are really missed. Unfortunately, making a living prevailed.
Beautiful pictures that brought back memories.

3/4Flap
06-03-2011, 12:15
Answers;

Bottom is open, and the G17 sticks out farther. Both fit snugly and very closely. The tension screw adjusts just how tight you want the gun to be held. I really like that as for me the tension I want varies depending on what I am doing and a quick turn with my screwdriver blade on my pocket knife settles it.

I've tried ripping the holster off the belt and it does NOT pull right off. Of course the snugness to the body depends on the tightness of the belt and also the width of the belt. This is not a beltloop type. At first I was skeptical about the security on the belt but it has turned out to work very well in practice. A couple falls on the skis and everything stayed put for me.

I normally wear full or 3/4 flap leather holsters of my own making on the trail, but tried this one under my anorak and it went very well, and it is LIGHT.

As for other pix, I've posted a bunch on here and on the 10 Ring section. No doubt more to come. Thanks.

Mostly green now, still snow on the ridges and peaks. These are pix from Memorial Day, last Monday. I drove the 4 wheeler up thru the mountains till I hit snow, then skiied up over the top of the peak and top ridge, then ditched the skis and hiked down the other side that is inaccessible otherwise, then back up to my skis and back down. Thought I might ambush a bear. No bear, but the day was like many others, a hard pull but very enjoyable none-the-less.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011F.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011G.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011A.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011E.jpg

Looking for foraging bear from a rock ledge.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt05302011B.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Skijaunt053020111.jpg

DFin
06-04-2011, 06:45
Do they keep the pistol as close to the body as the Glock OEM concealment holster?
I have an Uncle Mike's kydex holster that sticks too far out from the side of my belt to be effective for concealment. I hate to buy things and then find out I don't like them.

3/4Flap
06-04-2011, 07:10
DFin:

I doubt anything holds the gun closer to the body than the Glock holster. The iTAC would be similar in positioning to a Fobus. Grip is readily grasped and for heavier {...fat...} fellows I think it would be very concealable. I don't pack much spare blubber so it tends to stick out farther than the Glock holster. I can conceal it with a loose sweatshirt or jacket.

You'd have to try it to see how you like it.

I like the Glock holster, but it has one tension grip. The iTAC with the adjustable screw allows easy adjustment thruout the day if you like, depending on use. I wasn't sure if that would even matter when I got it, but it has become a feature I use constantly. Since my activity varies so much, having the ability to change from loose "bucket" tension to very tight and everything in between comes in very handy.

Dan
06-04-2011, 07:14
I haven't trusted these paddles since I saw this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDeKtgkZKmQ

Thanks, that is good to know.

Sonnytoo
06-04-2011, 08:16
From one who's over the hill, it looks like you have a nice life.
Sonny

3/4Flap
06-04-2011, 10:34
The video of the gun steal pretty much applies to most paddle holsters. As far as the breaking of the paddle off is concerned, it will be a far sight harder I think with the iTAC as it is one piece and pretty stout. The paddle when worn inside the pants or outside as I like to wear it can be bent out quite a bit, but certainly can be rotated out and away, or even removed. I thought that was pretty much a wellknown situation with paddle holsters.

The paddle could easily be modified with two hole, one on either side of the holster, and a piece of cord run thru the secure it, thus making a belt loop style rig also. Would not be able to carry IWB then but would be very secure on a belt.

I carry the thing in the woods mostly, and in town some. In town it is hidden from view.

CrackerKen
06-04-2011, 13:26
In addition to what 3/4flap said above, it could be easier for someone to pull the pistol out than go through all the trouble of breaking it off - even from a holster threaded through the belt. I had one of the retention holsters from the same company as this one (with the button for release), and the plastic was rather thick where it bends over from the holster to the paddle - it would be very hard to break that, to the extent of causing a big wrestling match between the carrier and the bad guy. The paddle also has little nubs on it which catch under your belt (even when inside the pants), and it gives more retention of the paddle. I'm thinking about ordering one of these.

Glock 17L
06-04-2011, 15:38
I'm gonna look for one of these iTac holsters just like the one shown above in the RH version.. I think it could be used with the G26 & G17L..

3/4Flap
06-04-2011, 16:44
I'm gonna look for one of these iTac holsters just like the one shown above in the RH version.. I think it could be used with the G26 & G17L..

Other than sticking out the bottom, it should fit the long-barreled guns just fine.

Glock 17L
06-04-2011, 17:28
That's what I want!!
I will use it as a range holster, non competition for the 17L & could also use it for the 26 too..
Thanks for the great pictures..
I will only buy it face to face at one of the local gun shows, There's a 2100 table show next weekend that should have something or I'll just buy a MIC Holster..

nursetim
06-04-2011, 20:20
I want to see more of the knife in the 4th picture. Is it a golok?

3/4Flap
06-04-2011, 22:10
I want to see more of the knife in the 4th picture. Is it a golok?

That is the general type; parang, golok, bolo, Standhauer, Praxe, etc.

I make them and use them here on the ranch and in the mountains for all sorts of work and chores.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/parangbolo.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/tolleknivbolo.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/grallochingbowie.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/shortbolo.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/heavyparang44.jpg

Uzi4U
06-04-2011, 22:29
Thanks for the review. I just ordered one from Top Glock. It looks like it might be a good holster for competition.

3/4Flap
06-04-2011, 23:21
I think you will like it.

You mentioned Top Glock.

For those who have gotten them from other sources, how about a list of where these are sold?

Karlsson
06-05-2011, 08:56
For those who have gotten them from other sources, how about a list of where these are sold?


http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=itac+holsters#q=itac+holsters&hl=en&sa=X&tbs=vw:l&tbm=shop&prmd=ivns&ei=s5jrTeGAIKnWiAKs56DhCA&ved=0CAYQvQ0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=958affb17c3c8db3&biw=1826&bih=1267

jamaicanj
06-05-2011, 09:02
Thanks for the review. I've never looked in to them.

ET.
06-05-2011, 10:12
I use the BlackHawk Serpa CQC carbon fiber holsters. At first I thought that the carbon fiber reinforcement was in the paddle as well as the holster, but since have decided that the same paddle is used with the plastic holster & the carbon fiber holster. Because of that I only use these holsters when I conceal my guns. If the perp doesn't know I have the gun then they don't know to break off the holster at the paddle. I also use the belt loop attachment instead of the paddle 50% of the time. I assume that the belt loop attachment isn't any stronger than the paddle. I would think that Blackhawk would want their holsters more secure at the point of attachment for their LEO carbon fiber Serpa holsters. Maybe they are & I'm just not giving them the benefit of the doubt.

CrackerKen
06-05-2011, 15:39
I checked out pricing plus S&H on Top Glock and Cheaper Than Dirt. CTD has them for $18, but the shipping is about $6.75. Top Glock is $21.99 and the shipping is $2.99 flat rate. Averages out to about $25, delivered.

Bill Lumberg
06-06-2011, 06:37
They are plenty secure for a paddle, but they are still a paddle. I don't believe Serpas have any carbon fiber in them whatsoever. That's a finish, not actual carbon fiber. I would think that Blackhawk would want their holsters more secure at the point of attachment for their LEO carbon fiber Serpa holsters. Maybe they are & I'm just not giving them the benefit of the doubt.

stevo1001
06-06-2011, 10:09
I just got one fromm i tac with the paddle and its pretty sweet for the price. now the great people in FL just have to wait for the open carry law to pass and this holster will be even better

CrackerKen
06-06-2011, 13:21
No open carry for us FL folks, at least not this year. They aren't giving up though, but I'm not optimistic about it at all. The Gov said he would sign it, but all the winers and anti 2A folks went crazy over it. Also, the FL Sheriff's Assn. had a big hand in squashing it. It's a long story.

Still a good holster for CC though (with a loose shirt or jacket).

CrackerKen
07-03-2011, 22:21
I ordered one of these iTac retention holsters from Cheaper Than Dirt this past Friday night. Looks like it's going to be a good holster, and I like the screw adjustment for the retention. I'll probably grind down the burs on the paddle a bit (about 1/2 way) like I did on the other holster from the same company.

happyguy
07-04-2011, 16:24
I haven't trusted these paddles since I saw this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDeKtgkZKmQ

The holster in the video is neither Kydex nor the holster the OP is referring to.

Regards,
Happyguy :)