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Andrewsky
12-09-2011, 17:11
With regards to the leather holster you use for your main carry gun...

Three choices:

1. If you hold the holster upside-down the gun falls out.
2. If you hold the holster upside-down and you shake it up and down the gun falls out.
3. If you hold the holster upside-down and you shake it the gun never comes out.


Also, generally speaking, how tight do you require your leather holsters to be?

geoemery
12-09-2011, 17:23
Mine have a retention strap with a thumb release (Blackhawk 3 slot pancake). So it falls under 3.

HerrGlock
12-09-2011, 17:33
None of my leather holsters have had a thumb snap and only a single one of them was a 2. All the rest are 3.

I got rid of the 2.

Jason D
12-09-2011, 17:37
Number 3 without any retaining strap.

SuperSleuth
12-09-2011, 18:07
2.5

I give a couple of light shakes. If the gun doesn't come out with that, I'm satisfied. Oh, and no straps, retention from holster/gun fit only.

6StringGeek
12-09-2011, 18:13
For IWB I don't care how loose it is. The belt takes care of the retention...option 1 for me.

Warp
12-09-2011, 18:53
With regards to the leather holster you use for your main carry gun...

Three choices:

1. If you hold the holster upside-down the gun falls out.
2. If you hold the holster upside-down and you shake it up and down the gun falls out.
3. If you hold the holster upside-down and you shake it the gun never comes out.


Also, generally speaking, how tight do you require your leather holsters to be?

Simply Rugged Tribute for GP100: Retention strap

Galco COP 3 slot for G21SF: 3. Retention strap

Galco COP 3 slot for G19: Retention strap


Otherwise they vary between 2 and 3.

Tank44
12-09-2011, 18:57
Number 2 for me and happy with it. I carry a heavy 1911.

MN-glock27
12-09-2011, 19:17
Number 2 for my three holsters.

NEOH212
12-10-2011, 04:55
#3 for my open top holsters including IWB.

#2 for my retention holsters.

Bren
12-10-2011, 05:12
I must have 50-70 leather holsters in the house, maybe more. All different.

58duck
12-10-2011, 06:27
i make my own leather holsters.
they are all "3" without a retention strap.

happyguy
12-10-2011, 07:39
With regards to the leather holster you use for your main carry gun...

Three choices:

1. If you hold the holster upside-down the gun falls out.
2. If you hold the holster upside-down and you shake it up and down the gun falls out.
3. If you hold the holster upside-down and you shake it the gun never comes out.


Also, generally speaking, how tight do you require your leather holsters to be?

IWB I don't even worry about it. When I tighten down my belt the gun isn't going anywhere.

OWB is pretty much the same.

How secure the holster is when worn is not necessarily the same as when it is not.

In my opinion it is a dumb test.

Regards,
Happyguy :)

ChicagoZman
12-10-2011, 09:23
Cannot give an answer as I've yet to find someone willing to hold me upside down while wearing my holstered firearm.

rahrah12
12-10-2011, 09:33
#3 - Occidental Stronghold Phoenix

tommyboy923
12-10-2011, 09:44
Loose.

But my leather PANTS are skin tight.

samuse
12-10-2011, 10:46
The main thing to consider is if you can easily draw the gun when wearing the holster, and be able to go about your business without the gun coming out of the holster.

Holding a holster upside down doesn't tell you anything, it's how it performs when you're wearing it that matters. I've had a lot of IWB holsters and IME, most of them are built with too much retention.

I like to carry with a holster that I'm comfortable using in an IDPA match or a training class. If I can't even use it for training and practicing/playing, why would I want to use it to save my bacon?

alba666
12-10-2011, 12:27
2.5 - doesn't move with light shake upside down. Fine for me.


Real women have real bodies with lotsa curves so I can hug'em really tight and not get bruises!

tuica
12-10-2011, 12:31
Pretty much like this post.The main thing to consider is if you can easily draw the gun when wearing the holster, and be able to go about your business without the gun coming out of the holster.

Holding a holster upside down doesn't tell you anything, it's how it performs when you're wearing it that matters. I've had a lot of IWB holsters and IME, most of them are built with too much retention.

I like to carry with a holster that I'm comfortable using in an IDPA match or a training class. If I can't even use it for training and practicing/playing, why would I want to use it to save my bacon?

Novocaine
12-10-2011, 15:00
Holding a holster upside down doesn't tell you anything, it's how it performs when you're wearing it that matters.

Cannot give an answer as I've yet to find someone willing to hold me upside down while wearing my holstered firearm.

Bingo. Retention will often tighten up when you strap the holster on. But in a "free" state my leather holsters are #2. Good thing to do with any new piece of gear is to roll around on the floor with it a bit and see what happens.

fiasconva
12-10-2011, 15:41
I've never even checked. I figure by the time it gets to someone holding me upside down and trying to shake the gun out of my holster the gun will be empty anyway.:rofl:

tuica
12-11-2011, 16:58
I found that the Bernie holster I just purchased to be much tighter than the Don Hume I obtained just prior. Cheers.

SCmasterblaster
12-21-2011, 13:33
My old Bianchi Model 4/4L is still very tight. My G17 won't fall out, and the belt loop is very tight.

jsnake
12-21-2011, 14:01
To add to the op's question, How long have these holsters been worn and did the amount of retention change over time? BTW, I have a 2 that started out life as a 3 that is a manufacturers replacement for a 3 that became a 1 (both cases 6 months).

Dalton Wayne
12-21-2011, 14:14
number 3

PAGunner
12-21-2011, 14:47
Number 1 for my main carry's main iwb holster that I use, and I wouldn't have it any other way. My belt is what keeps it in, the leather is strong, no chance of the gun NDing and that is all that matters.

Number 3 would seem kinda silly, might have a hard time drawing a weapon from a holster that tight, I know some people prefer that, but I don't. I did have a holster that was number 3 tight, but I've since sold it, hardly used. Good holster if that is what you were looking for.