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GOOFA
03-30-2012, 03:11
I know a lot of the members love their G26 & 27's. What do you feel are the easiest holsters either IWB / OWB to work with?

WS Monk
03-30-2012, 03:19
I picked up an OWB slide holster from American Pride Leather Company on Amazon. Cost about $30. Fits my 26 perfectly.

TSAX
03-30-2012, 03:23
It depends on where on the body you carry. In my opinion

Waist = Crossbreed Supertuck/A solid kydex/leather hybrid combo
Ankle = Galco Ankle Holster
Shoulder = Galco Miami Classic II/Blackhawk CQC Serpa Shoulder Harness
OWB = Bladetech/Crossbreed Snapslide/Blackhawk






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Bill Lumberg
03-30-2012, 04:31
Glock sport or galco fletch.

ak103k
03-30-2012, 04:59
Blade Tech makes a "universal" holster for Glocks that covers most models in a series for a reasonable price. When used with the 26, it looks like it was made for it. I use one with a set of "hooks" that slip under the belt in the appendix position, and it works very well.

http://www.blade-tech.com/In-the-Waistband-Universal-Fits-All-Holster-pr-814.html

While I dont normally use shoulder holsters, the one I do really like also works great with the 26. Its the Galco Executive. Its a very minimal holster that is very useable and comfortable. There are no retaining strap, as it uses friction screws to do the retaining. Only downside t tem, is the price. The are a bit salty, even when you shop around. But do shop, you can get them for $50-60 off Galcos price with little effort.

http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPT3.asp?ProductID=2032&CatalogID=2

I also use a Desantis #44 ankle holster with my 26, and it too works well. If you dont wear full cut pants though, forget about it. :)

Pops 1
03-30-2012, 06:27
I use a Don Hume H715 or a H721.

lethal tupperwa
03-30-2012, 06:37
http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/k1/K7.htm

thinnest most adjustable

get it with the j-hook.

filerunner
03-30-2012, 06:40
Glock sport. Great holster for little money.

RYNOCG201
03-30-2012, 06:43
I have a Galco summer comfort that I like but I want to get some type of OWB similar to a raven for my 27 and 23.


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Blackhawk2001
03-30-2012, 06:48
I use a Raven Concealment Phantom in a behind-the-hip carry IWB for my G27. I've also used a Blade-Tech Undercover holster and a Galco Deep Cover holster. I like the under-belt clips for concealment but, like external belt clips, they have to be tailored to the one-size belt you're going to be wearing. My everyday belt is a 2", but with dress clothing I use a 1" belt, so I've come to like the snap loop attachments that are optional with such holsters. I've come to like the kydex, molded holsters as opposed to leather holsters for IWB because they hold their shape better and allow one-handed re-holstering.

Contact
03-30-2012, 06:58
I've carried mine in a Galco USA holster for several years now with no problems whatsoever. Very comfortable holster.

LyteFly
03-30-2012, 07:17
If you had a 26 and a 19 and wanted only one OWB or IWB holster, would the 26 typically fit in any 19 holster without issue? Would you go this route or get two holsters? This would be for Kydex holsters in my case.

Beanie-Bean
03-30-2012, 07:31
I like these the best for IWB:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/d9809541.jpg

The kydex shells are interchangeable for different model pistols, and it doesn't squeak/creak when you move, either.

FLSlim
03-30-2012, 07:36
The G26 is so small and light, that almost any holster works fine IMO. At various times, I've used CBST, Glock Sport, Hume 721OT, and even a Fobus paddle. They all hold securely. Your biggest decision is going to be whether you want kydex/leather and I/OWB.

greentriple
03-30-2012, 08:21
IWB Appendix - Blackhawk CQC leather

IWB Hip - Galco Royal Guard

OWB - DeSantis Slide

I find all three of these holsters are very comfortable and conceal the pistol extremely well. I use each depending on clothing. I used to use kydex, but found it much less comfortable as compared to leather. I tried the hybrids, and while comfortable at first I found the larger ices of leather less so over time, in particular when temperatures rose. In the end minimalist holsters suit me best for a small gun.


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DannyII
03-30-2012, 08:34
IWB - Comp-tac MTAC is the most comfortable holster I've ever used, and I have tried many, many, many IWB holsters. Plus, I can use it for my 26, 19, 17, or 34.

OWB - Hard to beat the Glock Sport Combat holster. Super thin, lightweight, and cheap. It's what I use when I OWB carry. Plus, I can use it for my 26, 19, 17, or 34.

Dooger
03-30-2012, 09:35
Theis Holster

kmb
03-30-2012, 17:22
I carry a g27 in an X-Concealment 'C' type. Before that I carried in a Glock Sport/Combat. Both excellent holsters.

HKLovingIT
03-30-2012, 18:58
Ones I own:

Galco SC2: Leather, thumb break, IWB. Yep you read that right. I like it. I actually own it in G19 and G26 size. You can just get the G19 size of course and your G26 will fit like a champ.

Galco Original Summer Comfort: Don't like it. Always felt like the little G26 was going to pop out of it like a potato. Never did of course, but I much prefer the version with the thumb break.

Comp-Tac MTAC - Hybrid IWB. Very good. I use it with the standard clips. Very comfortable.

Comp-TAC Infidel - Kydex IWB with loops. Has sweat guard. I actually find myself using this in the summer a lot. I prefer the all Kydex for sweat protection plus you can just unscrew the loops and rinse it if you want. Really good retention. I've seen guys take the belt clips off the MTAC and put in place of the loops. Haven't tried that myself. I like it pretty good.

Raven Phantom - it's okay but honestly I would go for a knock-off by a reputable competitor and save the cash and wait time. It's just a couple kydex sheets after all.

Galco Fletch: OWB, leather with thumb break. Love it. Hands down my favorite OWB. The back side of it that faces your body is slightly curved and not really boned to the weapon so that it sits up against you as tight as can be and is just super comfy.

Glock Sport Combat: It's okay. Everyone should own one because it's dirt cheap and ambi. Plus it's a Glock product.

Bianchi - Pistol Pocket. Leather, IWB, Thumb Break. Has a really great belt loop, snap setup. Cons, only comes in brown and it rides kind of higher than I like. I think for a longer barrel pistol like a G19 or G17 it would be the bomb. I'm actually thinking of buying this one again in G19 size and carrying my G26 in it. The longer body holster should alleviate any concerns I had about it and bonus points it will carry my G19 as well if I choose.

Bianchi - Covert Option - leather IWB, offset leather loops. Did not like for same reason I did not like the summer comfort without a thumb break. Maybe with a longer barrel pistol this would be good. Seemed to ride kind of high. Quality made though. Look it up. You might like the design.

Galco Stow N Go - cheap, okay for around the house or something. I wouldn't really use it out and about.

Desantis Nemesis: It's a synthetic pocket holster. It actually works really great in the pocket or if you just want something nice to slip the pistol in to protect it while riding in the center console or something. Worth having one around for sure.

That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure I have more in a tub somewhere. :rofl: I put my faves in bold. So it would seem I like Galco for leather and Comp-TAC for kydex. It only took me a few hundred dollars to figure that out. :faint:

2740dmx
03-30-2012, 19:56
Fist, Inc ultra thin kydex IWB
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/IMG_0390.jpg

Comptac, MTAC IWB
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/020.jpg

MinnesnowtaWild
03-31-2012, 01:04
Just bought a Serpa for my G26 today and so far I really, really like it. I do like the Glock S/C Holster too, especially for the money. I just like the retention button on the Serpa...easy in and easy out.

jb1911
03-31-2012, 09:13
White Hat horse hide. It molds to your body after you wear it for a couple of weeks. Very comfortable and sweat is not a problem at all. Top quality. You can order replacement kydex shells for all your pistolas and change them around.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6809608773_7b27b84032.jpg

arushus
03-31-2012, 10:32
I really like remora holsters. I had a white hat holster, but after trying a remora, the white hat got sent back..

ak103k
03-31-2012, 10:56
I never got the hybrid leather/kydex type holsters. I went to kydex because leather, regardless of type, just plain sucks as a hard use IWB type holster. If youre the least bit active and sweat, especially in a hot and humid climate, the leather is soaked through in less than a day, and doesnt dry out over night.

Along comes kydex to save the day. No more wet and rusty guns, and no more leather rug and chemical "burn", when your tee shirt rides up and you have bare leather against your skin.

Putting the leather back on those hybrids makes no sense to me, and if you were going to make one, I would have thought the kydex would have been against the body, and not the leather.

Zeroskillet
03-31-2012, 13:38
how comfortable can an all kydex holster be IWB? You just dont have issues with it rubbing or even "Cutting" with edges into the skin?

I really like teh whitehat holsters...they look top notch.

ak103k
03-31-2012, 15:05
The Blade Tech kydex holsters I have, have been very comfortable, especially when things are wet and its against your bare skin. They are smooth and rounded, much like an all leather holster, with no cutting or rubbing issues at all. You also dont get the chemical burn with kydex, like you do with some leathers.

jb1911
03-31-2012, 15:23
The White Hat horse hide that I have could not be any more comfortable. Horse hide is a world of difference from cow hide. The grain is much tighter and the hide is harder/stiffer. Once it molds to your shape it's like a second skin. Sweat is NOT a problem. Don't knock it till you try it. I drove my F150 from Chicago to Tampa and back last month wearing mine with the G26 and the whole week I was there it was comfort to the max.

ak103k
03-31-2012, 15:51
Horsehide isnt waterproof, far from it. For a number of years, I used to use two horsehide Galco Royal Guards a year up until I got my first Blade Tech. In the summer, both were constantly wet and never dried out when in use.

A lot of this is how often you wear the gun and what you do while you do. Some of us dont live and work in the controlled climates of air conditioned cars and offices, where "sweat", is usually only an annoyance going between the two. Spend the day working physically in 90* plus heat with 90% humidity, and you soon learn leather aint all that great, for you or your gun.

Im not totally knocking leather holsters, I occasionally use a couple of Sparks VMII's during the winter when on layoff. But for active work where air conditioning doesnt exist, and you really do sweat, (not just "perspire" :) ) you want kydex.

robhic
03-31-2012, 16:48
A +1 for the Remora. It is light and truly sticks to a surface so you can 1) slip it IWB without having to fool with belt hooks and 2) change it around from pants to pants to pants with little trouble. I plan to also keep one stuck between the driver's seat and console in my van for mobile use.

NMPOPS
04-01-2012, 01:26
Don Hume. JIT

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cadillacguns
04-01-2012, 03:13
Left front jeans pocket.

jb1911
04-01-2012, 06:08
I also have a Remora that I think is a great product, except for one thing. I get a bad rash when I wear it. Even with a t-shirt between it and me. Wish I could use it for IWB but I can still put it in my Carhartt jacket pocket and use it that way.

Roger1079
04-08-2012, 05:08
I have 3 holsters for my G27, all by Galco. I have a Summer Comfort IWB, a Side Snap Scabbard OWB, and their standard ankle holster. All of them are great. I have a kydex holster for my G19. I couldn't imagine kydex for an IWB solution.


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257 roberts
04-08-2012, 06:09
I have a DeSantis Nenemis pocket holster,a Remora IWB/and a DeSantis IWB(not sure what model) and a Blackhawk Serpa.....the Remora gets used the most

Blackhawk2001
04-08-2012, 12:15
I have 3 holsters for my G27, all by Galco. I have a Summer Comfort IWB, a Side Snap Scabbard OWB, and their standard ankle holster. All of them are great. I have a kydex holster for my G19. I couldn't imagine kydex for an IWB solution.


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I'm not gainsaying your preferences, but my Galco Deep Cover holster is my least favorite and most uncomfortable. I've been using kydex IWB holsters since 1998 and a well-made one tends to be thinner and more rigid than a comparable leather holster. Since I also wear an IWB knife/pocket tool/flashlight holder on my offside, having a thinner holster is a big factor with me.

Warp
04-08-2012, 12:47
how comfortable can an all kydex holster be IWB? You just dont have issues with it rubbing or even "Cutting" with edges into the skin?

I really like teh whitehat holsters...they look top notch.

Very comfortable. I have probably spent more time carrying a G26 in a CTAC than all other combinations combined, dating back to when I started carrying in 2005. I did put some moleskin over a small section on the inside of the kydex, but that was it.

I think I prefer it to the MTAC because it secures the gun within the holster better, especially when it is not being worn.

I recently moved to a Milt Sparks VM-II though. Very nice.

Bill Lumberg
04-08-2012, 15:38
This. While I often use a crossbreed when I feel I need IWB, I've spent many long days wearing kydex IWB. Sidearmor to be specific. No issues. Very comfortable. I have probably spent more time carrying a G26 in a CTAC than all other combinations combined, dating back to when I started carrying in 2005. I did put some moleskin over a small section on the inside of the kydex, but that was it.

I think I prefer it to the MTAC because it secures the gun within the holster better, especially when it is not being worn.

I recently moved to a Milt Sparks VM-II though. Very nice.

AGAF
04-08-2012, 18:06
I have tried a LOT of OWB holsters for my G26. I recently picked up X-Concealment's new Generation 2 "C" Series owb snap-on holster. It is now my favorite and the one that will be toting my G26. It is extremely light, well made, and holds closer to my body than anything else that I have tried.

Keep in mind that everyone is different, everyone's body shape/type different, and what each person "perceives" as comfortable different. There is no one "perfect" holster for every person. Only what is perfect for each person individually.

With that said, you should check out X-Concealment. It has been my experience that they have the best service in the industry.

ScottieG59
04-08-2012, 18:14
Currently, my Glock 27 has a Crimson Trace LaserGuard installed, which limits my options. I currently use a GALCO Summer Comfort J109TD SUM494B.

I also have other holsters that are similar, but I like the Summer Comfort with the loops to kip in in place. I am always moving around and I the clip holsters have not stayed secure.

I can also use an Uncle Mike's #4 pocket holster, but it hold on snugly.

sandworm40
04-09-2012, 08:56
For my Glock 27, I use a BladeTech Nano for IWB. It can be adjusted for both straight drop and slight forward cant, two choices which allow several IWB positions to include AIWB. I use a X-Concealment "C" series, the first generation, for OWB. Both holsters have adjustable weapon retention which is a feature I very much appreciate. Both companies have good websites, good service and reasonable prices.

Filhar
04-09-2012, 09:40
www.clevelandsholsters.com in horsehide, but don't tell anyone else, cause I need to order another one.

pizza_pablo
04-10-2012, 12:45
IWB = Crossbreed Supertuck
OWB = Glock Sport / Combat
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Veedubklown
04-10-2012, 15:25
+1 to the tuckable IWB holsters. I made mine, and I learned to snowboard, wearing it. If you've done that, you realize how much you end up on your ass. It was actually comforting, because the holster would spread out the area of contact, and that side hurt less than the other, the next day. Could have been the fact I was also trying to not fall on my gun.

I used a blackhawk serpa for OWB, it's nice because of the indexing release it has. Very positive, went rock climbing/hiking with it, solid the whole time.

truetopath
04-10-2012, 17:10
I use the Hideaway by Ritchie holsters for my G27...it's an expensive holster but worth every penny, hands down the most comfortable, concealable holster I own. Plus they're made locally near me :)

www.ritchieholsters.com (http://www.ritchieholsters.com)

up1911fan
04-10-2012, 21:06
I have/do use a bunch. My favorties for OWB are: RCS Phantom, Kramer Belt Scabbard, Comp Tac Paddle. For IWB: MTAC "slide", Kramer #3, Occidental Stronghold Pheonix. I've got a SCW Y12 that should be here this week, it's one of my favorite IWB holsters ( i've already got 2 for other guns).

MLittle
04-10-2012, 21:23
[QUOTE=Zeroskillet;18783149]how comfortable can an all kydex holster be IWB? You just dont have issues with it rubbing or even "Cutting" with edges into the skin?

How comfortable........VERY. I have several Dale Fricke holsters that are all kydex. Attaches to a belt with two straps. Mine are their "Archangel" model. It covers all of the pistol except for the stock. No sharp edges, very slim, light, and sweat proof. I carry my Sig P220Carry, or Glock30sf, or Glock26 appendix iwb on left side just in front of my hip AGAINST my skin under a T-Shirt. Actually, I find leather holsters hot and uncomfortable, plus they will absorb sweat and possibly cause your firearm to rust. I much prefer kydex....

southernfire97
04-12-2012, 14:48
Does any body carry cross draw? I am looking at getting a cross draw holster cause it seems to me that it would be comfortable and pretty quick/easy to draw.

tango44
04-12-2012, 21:50
OWB Glock Sport Combat Holster!
IWB MTAC.

Data9
04-19-2012, 20:27
N82tactical is my favorite, and I've tried just about all of them.

sr975j
04-20-2012, 07:54
OWB- Casino Customs kydex holster. by far the tightest to body owb ive ever used.

IWB- #1 Remora #2 Crossbreed

Sam

Bluestreakfl
04-20-2012, 08:14
For my 27 it's a Remora Holster IWB. No clips, just sticky grippy. Extremely comfortable, and it distributes the weight of the gun flawlessly. I can run, jump, do somersaults, jumping jacks, and the gun and holster don't even move. For $20, it's really hard to find something better IMO. I loved mine so much, I also got one for my S&W 65-5 Lady Smith. http://img.tapatalk.com/aefc8025-6f48-f8b6.jpg


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Steve in Az
04-20-2012, 13:03
OWB: DeSantis Mini slide (G26)
IWB: High Noon Mr. Softy (G26)

Chris Brines
04-20-2012, 14:16
For my 27 it's a Remora Holster IWB. No clips, just sticky grippy. Extremely comfortable, and it distributes the weight of the gun flawlessly. I can run, jump, do somersaults, jumping jacks, and the gun and holster don't even move.


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That one looks nice....I'm looking for an IWB for a Glock 26, and possibly for a Glock 23. I am only 5'7, 150, so concealment is somtimes a bit more of a challenge. I have a Belly Band that works well, but limits me to 2 o clock carry, because it bulges out pretty clearly in any other position. I really would like to carry at the 4 o clock position if I can find a holster that will allow me to do that. I am only looking for IWB holsters at this time. But yeah, I just got an email saying my CHL is on its way so it is time to find a holster for sure....

so I'm on their website...one of the modification options for this holster is "tuckable holster", not sure what that exactly means...anyone feel like briefing me on that?

Bluestreakfl
04-20-2012, 17:52
That one looks nice....I'm looking for an IWB for a Glock 26, and possibly for a Glock 23. I am only 5'7, 150, so concealment is somtimes a bit more of a challenge. I have a Belly Band that works well, but limits me to 2 o clock carry, because it bulges out pretty clearly in any other position. I really would like to carry at the 4 o clock position if I can find a holster that will allow me to do that. I am only looking for IWB holsters at this time. But yeah, I just got an email saying my CHL is on its way so it is time to find a holster for sure....

so I'm on their website...one of the modification options for this holster is "tuckable holster", not sure what that exactly means...anyone feel like briefing me on that?

Well the one for my 27 is the same size as your 26. For the 23 it's gonna be a model a tad larger. The tuckable is designed to be worn if your attire requires that you wear a tucked in shirt if I'm not mistaken.

ETA: I'm 5'11" and 170lbs, so about the same build and the 27 disappears in the remora and is super easy to conceal as well as extremely comfortable, after a while you almost forget its there.


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