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gregs55150
02-18-2012, 05:51
Why am I having such a hard time finding a black leather holster for my G23? Yes I am fussy about it but i dont want an ISWB or a plastic type holster.I have looked in a few local stores like Cabelas and local shops but nothing.I am also worried about buying one online getting it and not liking it.I hate to be so pesamistic about this but I wont be happy with just any holster.I have looked online as well and have to check out Bianchi I guess and see what they have.Any help on this will be appreciated.TY
GREG

3/4Flap
02-18-2012, 06:03
Good luck getting what YOU want.

I wasn't satisfied with anything I found for my needs so started a new hobby.

Like you I am not in love with kydex, etc.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Holsters/6INCHGLOCK20HOLSTERA.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Holsters/Holster8.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Holsters/G20Holsteropen2.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Holsters/SIGRigs1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Holsters/HolsterDesignA.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e115/Skaapskieter/Holsters/tokholster1a.jpg

papajohn
02-18-2012, 06:20
safariland 328 for g22 g23 black leather OWB pancake style holster hugs body fine.

ibedanny
02-18-2012, 06:29
Try Kolbeson leatherworks. I like my leather rig :)

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packinaglock
02-18-2012, 06:39
I have a few Nick Mathews that I really like, good quality and price.

Stevenson
02-18-2012, 06:45
Trying to find a store bought or off the rack holster, and being particular does not add up. Look at a custom leather maker. I just ordered a all black leather one for my G23 from:

http://www.adamsleatherworks.com/

Great products, short wait time.

alba666
02-18-2012, 06:58
Try Kolbeson leatherworks. I like my leather rig :)

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+1


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

MNBud
02-18-2012, 07:03
Over the years I have been very happy with Don Hume or Galco holsters. They are both generally available online. I waited twelve weeks for a custom holster and the only true feature I wanted was 1 3/4" belt loops and he screwed that up, I ended up having to open the slots myself.:whistling:

Washingtonrebel
02-18-2012, 07:37
Why am I having such a hard time finding a black leather holster for my G23? Yes I am fussy about it but i dont want an ISWB or a plastic type holster.I have looked in a few local stores like Cabelas and local shops but nothing.I am also worried about buying one online getting it and not liking it.I hate to be so pesamistic about this but I wont be happy with just any holster.I have looked online as well and have to check out Bianchi I guess and see what they have.Any help on this will be appreciated.TY
GREG

I'm not sure if they do black but, simply rugged does really nice work, http://www.simplyrugged.com/ I am expecting the holster I ordered for my G-21 next tuesday, I had them make one for my .460 and it fits the gun really well and it even holds that big X-frame close enough that I can conceal it with the right clothes.

Bill Lumberg
02-18-2012, 07:38
With intenet pricing, it just isn't smart for local stores to have large inventories like they use to. Quality OWB leather holsters are plentiful, there are nearly endless choices. Bianchi is okay. High end galco and Tucker gunleather are excellent. Keep in mind, none will perform well unless worn on a proper gunbelt. From your post, it sounds as though you don't yet know what you don't know (nod to Rumsfeld) about holsters. Take the plunge. Why am I having such a hard time finding a black leather holster for my G23? Yes I am fussy about it but i dont want an ISWB or a plastic type holster.I have looked in a few local stores like Cabelas and local shops but nothing.I am also worried about buying one online getting it and not liking it.I hate to be so pesamistic about this but I wont be happy with just any holster.I have looked online as well and have to check out Bianchi I guess and see what they have.Any help on this will be appreciated.TY
GREG

Montblanc
02-18-2012, 07:39
Bianchi model 82 carrylok

xrmattaz
02-18-2012, 07:51
I'd highly recommend the Tucker HF1, and/or the Alessi/or Ritchie Gunleather CQC-S style holster for deepest OWB concealment.

I find I can hide a big firearm with either of these almost as easily as with my Sparks VM2 holsters.

Hour13
02-18-2012, 08:05
This is a Gould&Goodrich OWB, it's for my H&K, but they make this holster for the G22/G23 as well. Retention is amazing for an open top, and it's tough as nails. Also hugs the body perfectly. I'm only 5ft8" and 160lbs, and my fullsize HK vanishes under a loose fitting T-shirt.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/hour13/gun%20stuff/100_4368.jpg

+1 on the above post on gunbelts! Get a GOOD gunbelt, otherwise your holster side will droop bad, and be very uncomfortable.

Also a +1 on the top-line Galco gear, good stuff! And their customer service is fantastic.

MoneyMaker
02-18-2012, 08:07
CQQR By Ritchie Leather, in stock at topguns supply

collim1
02-18-2012, 08:10
I have a Don Hume H721 for each pistol I own. They are a great value and hold up well to daily carry.

like someone above mentioned the Bianchi 82 is a great holster also.

LT642
02-18-2012, 08:25
I agree with the Ritchie holster suggestions. I have one I bought a few months ago, they are making holsters that are on par with the holsters Lou Alessi made when he was still with us.
Great stuff!

swinokur
02-18-2012, 08:28
Pure Kustom, Tucker, Milt Sparks

Glockdude1
02-18-2012, 08:37
http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum1868.php

Galco COP 3 Slot Holster

Excellent holster.
http://www.copsplus.com/products/large/gal-cts.jpg

:cool:

DRJ1911
02-18-2012, 08:56
I have a Adams leather pancake and mag carrier on order for my G30. Eric does very good work.

Doyle

beforeobamabans
02-18-2012, 21:14
I have a few Nick Mathews that I really like, good quality and price.

+1 on NM Holsters. For $75, you'll not find a better designed and made holster. Mine was made for the 17 and works just fine for the 23.

The only holster I like better is Brommeland but they are twice as much--and worth it if you are a committed leather snob.

Sheepdog Scout
02-18-2012, 21:45
Bianchi's model 19L (belt) or 59 paddle are great holsters.

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=19L

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=59

They have pancake types as well:
http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/CatList.php?numSubCat=1

FireForged
02-19-2012, 12:36
Milt Sparks
Grizzly Tuff
Del Fatti
DeSantis
Galco

dosei
02-19-2012, 13:32
Why am I having such a hard time finding a black leather holster for my G23?

Because you're looking in stores. I've been in countless stores, none of them carry what I consider to be quality holsters. Occasionally, I've come across places that carry some okay production leather holsters (like Galco, Bianchi, or DeSantis), but almost nobody carries the really good quality holsters...for those you have to order and wait.

deputy1199
02-19-2012, 13:41
Try K.L. Null Holsters LTD., 161 School Street N.W., Hill City Station Resaca, GA 30735 706-625-5643. Custom made horsehide holsters for most any handgun. Quality workmanship and fast service. I got my black horsehide IWB for a Glock 32 in less than 3 weeks, and it fits my G36 also.

Gimp
02-19-2012, 15:12
I got exactly what I wanted for my G19 from cheaperthandirt. No longer available, but I found what I thought would be satisfactorily similar at sportsmansguide.com and want to warn you, this Bulldog was obviously stored at the very high temperatures you find in a metal shed with no climate control. It arrived stiff, warped and with the finish slightly crackled.

I own a can of Mink Oil and decided that effort was a better trade than the hassle of a return for probably the very same problem, but just tossing a warning.

Gimp
02-19-2012, 15:15
PS
Shooting gallery/gunshops often have a selection of used holsters they took in trade. I got many of mine that way.

DannyR
02-19-2012, 15:25
Check out www.dillonprecision.com

tuica
02-19-2012, 15:50
+1 for Don Hume (G38). Also like the "Sable" (SA XD40SC) from Ray's Leather. I have purchased many holsters online, sold what did not work for me, and have settled mainly on Glock's Sport/Combat for now. Have Raven Phantom on the way, so will now explore Kydex. Leather nice, but synthetics have greater holding ability related to size/thickness of holster. All part of the learning process - and I just sell the holsters I do not want on this site or ebay. Good Luck.

Bodyarmorguy
02-19-2012, 16:53
Why am I having such a hard time finding a black leather holster for my G23? Yes I am fussy about it but i dont want an ISWB or a plastic type holster.I have looked in a few local stores like Cabelas and local shops but nothing.I am also worried about buying one online getting it and not liking it.I hate to be so pesamistic about this but I wont be happy with just any holster.I have looked online as well and have to check out Bianchi I guess and see what they have.Any help on this will be appreciated.TY
GREG

Hi Greg....your not really specific aboout what features you are looking for outside of black leather.....for what its worth if I am going to carry outside the waistband my preference is toward what is often referred to as a "Avenger" style holster. Straight up and down or a slight forward cant (I like straight up and down), tunnel loop to secure the main portion of the holster to the belt, with a belt slot to pull it in close. Galco makes such a holster as do many others. My personal favorite is a CBS model from 5 Shot Leather. I don't really care for the picture here but it gives you good idea. I have this model for both a 1911 and for a G22, both in plain black.

http://www.5shotleather.com/cbs.htm

Here is a better pic

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXLWLCMp1PFZnB5UQ42JtRaQONgATm72FUz39CB8dgpfkgYs0n_w
happy hunting

Orive 8
02-19-2012, 17:26
EDC a Glock 19 in a Kramer OWB horsehide belt scabbard.

I've been using this style holster since the early 90s, have not found a better OWB holster - and I have owned "a few" over the years.

NEOH212
02-19-2012, 18:22
http://www.desantisholster.com/

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