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Dynasty90
06-23-2012, 16:34
What's the best bang for the buck open carry holster for the Glock 17? I'm looking for a holster to carry my Glock 17 around the range and around the farm. I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg, so the cheaper the better. I want something that will not leave holster marks on the weapon.

Thanks for your time and help!

ADK_40GLKr
06-23-2012, 16:59
I have a kydex Uncle Mike's from Gander Mt. and a cheapie nylon Blackhawk (NOT a Serpa) from Wally World. Don't know about holster marks, but I'd suspect the nylon would be better in that regard. Both cost about 25. The kydex is interchangeable paddle or belt bracket. The nylon one is adjustable with a moveable metal belt clip for L or R IWB or OWB and came with a mag pouch sewn on the front.

I prefer my Crossbreed Supertuck, leather & kydex IWB (~ $60) for carry but not at the range where a lot of reholstering is necessary.

Wil Ufgood
06-23-2012, 17:04
Cheap but useful for certain applications

http://www.fobusholster.com/

unit1069
06-23-2012, 18:08
For cheap, reliable, and perfect fit there's nothing wrong with the Glock holsters. I bought my Sport/Combat holster for $11.00 about five years ago. I've read they're already up to $13 today.

DannyII
06-23-2012, 18:55
I love my Glock sport/combat holster, but the Glock sport/duty holster provides way more protection for a 17 sized gun than the sport/combat and is only $13.

http://glockdutyholsters.com/images/glock_duty.jpg (http://glockstore.com/pgroup_descrip/329_Duty+Holsters/7800_Glock+SportDuty+Holster/?return=?tpl=index&category_id=329&&&page=2&nothumbs=&filter_1=&filter_2=&filter_3=&filter_4=)

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/GLOCK-102

owl6roll
06-23-2012, 19:52
What's the best bang for the buck open carry holster for the Glock 17? I'm looking for a holster to carry my Glock 17 around the range and around the farm. I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg, so the cheaper the better. I want something that will not leave holster marks on the weapon.

Thanks for your time and help!

Rrange/farm......no marks on the weapon??? :dunno:

Dynasty90
06-23-2012, 20:56
I love my Glock sport/combat holster, but the Glock sport/duty holster provides way more protection for a 17 sized gun than the sport/combat and is only $13.

http://glockdutyholsters.com/images/glock_duty.jpg (http://glockstore.com/pgroup_descrip/329_Duty+Holsters/7800_Glock+SportDuty+Holster/?return=?tpl=index&category_id=329&&&page=2&nothumbs=&filter_1=&filter_2=&filter_3=&filter_4=)

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/GLOCK-102

Will this mark up the pistol when holstering and drawing?

AngryPanda
06-23-2012, 20:59
Try a don hume JIT slide, cheap ($20-$30), decent, fit for your gun.

AngryPanda
06-23-2012, 21:02
http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67_368_117&products_id=53

Wil Ufgood
06-23-2012, 21:02
Will this mark up the pistol when holstering and drawing?

Any holster will show wear on your pistol after time.

vafish
06-24-2012, 04:41
Any holster will show wear on your pistol after time.

+1

If you plan on carrying around a farm on your daily chores the gun is going to get marked up.

The dirt in the holster will cause the wear. Unless you have a farm inside a clean room you are going to end up with dust and dirt in the holster.

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DannyII
06-24-2012, 06:07
ANY holster (kydex, leather, even nylon) is going to mark up a gun after being carried for a while. All you can hope for is to minimize the wear. Keep the holster clean by wiping the inside from time to time. Usually, the wear will only go so far, and then stop.

Even if the holster causes zero wear, you are going to bang the grip on stuff, causing wear.

A Glock, especially one carried daily on a farm, is a tool. While you certainly want to take good care of your tools, getting some usage wear is perfectly normal, and to me is somewhat a sign of pride that you are actually using it.

If you want your 17 to look NIB forever, keep it NIB in the safe. Of course, it can't protect you or your farm back home in the safe. You have to choose what is more important: your protection, or the appearance of your Glock.

Spiffums
06-24-2012, 06:36
You buy a $500 gun and you want a $10 holster to carry it during physical activities. Just break down and spend the $50 to $90 for a GOOD holster and you wont be pissed when you get in from feeding the cows/hauling hay/herding chickens (I don't know what chicken farmers do) and realize your cheap holsters has lost your gun.

Or you get hung on a piece of equipment and it rips the cheap holster off your belt. I lost a good knife sheath like that once.

Kentucky Shooter
06-24-2012, 07:35
The basic uncle mikes belt holster is hard to beat for the money for the intended use you describe.

DannyII
06-24-2012, 15:17
Here's a pic of the backside, and a brief description. Note the wide belt slot, and the two holes at the bottom to let sand/grit/water out if it gets in there. It fully covers the trigger guard, all of the slide, and has a thumb break. What more could you want?

GLOCK SPORT/DUTY HOLSTER
Available for right and left-handed users
Proven thousand times over in tough and strenuous everyday service. This holster is also popular with shooters. Sturdy polymer shell design is able to absorb shock.

http://www.glock.com/images/acc_holst_duty.gifhttp://www.glock.com/images/acc_tech_dutyholst.jpg
MATERIAL
Polymer

ATTACHMENT
Belt widths
34/45 mm
1.34/1.77 in..

COMPATIBILITY
Standard size
GLOCK pistols

Sharky7
06-24-2012, 16:39
I would go with the Blackhawk Serpa.
http://brianvancise.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/glock-serpa-concealment-holster.jpg

Or the Safariland ALS

http://www.galls.com/styleimages/LP609_330_1.jpg

ZO6Vettever
06-25-2012, 14:32
I use a Glock Sport/Combat and it's good but it does wear
on the slide finish pretty quickly. It doesn't bother me because I don't consider it BBQ gun.

vmann
06-25-2012, 16:32
blackhawk serpa....hands down for open carry

magiaaron
06-25-2012, 16:52
Best bang for the buck? iTac Defense gets my vote. http://www.indianadefensivefirearms.com/v/vspfiles/photos/ITAC-GK17-2T.jpg

$26.50 for them. They lock the gun in the holster and they have a VERY adjustable cant.

This is, for whatever it's worth, the company that makes Sig Sauer's brand of holsters, red dots, ACPs, etc. :P

-magiaaron