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BBauer927
01-25-2013, 20:04
just got a G23 and looking to pick up a quick holster for now. Then in a 2-3 months (when my concealed permits hopefully arrives) going to invest in a top quality IWB holster. But for now I saw on glock.com homesite they sell their basic "sport" holster for only 14$. Thats a killer deal. or is it? is this thing a waste of money and I should spend the 15 bucks extra for a blackhawk or fobus or a like brand? Thanks for everyones help. I would also like to use this one for future OWB use on winter days or days I'm wearing larger clothing.

pizza_pablo
01-25-2013, 20:10
Yes, that is a great deal!
That is the OWB I use the most. It functions awesome, holds the gun high and tight, fits multiple models and hides under just t-shirt.
Every Glock owner should have one, regardless of what other holsters they have and use.

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Cwlongshot
01-25-2013, 20:18
I use three, I like a Fobus paddle, I have a Fobus belt slide and a M.I.C. holster.

I use the paddle and M.I.C. the most.

CW

JBS
01-25-2013, 20:34
These people make some of the best

http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog.php?osCsid=5ht2tm1b6jh4reooen384f5iu0

xy9142
01-25-2013, 20:41
I have a comp-tac MTAC. Love it. Highly reccomend.


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SargeMO
01-25-2013, 20:50
I carry a Glock 23 anytime I'm out of uniform.

I use the Glock holster you pictured, a Safariland 27 (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/224687/safariland-27-inside-the-waistband-holster-right-hand-glock-17-22-19-23-26-27-s-and-w-39-59-439-5946-469-laminate-black) for IWB, a Blackhawk Standard Sportster (http://www.opticsplanet.com/blackhawk-sportster-standard-cqc-concealment-holsters-w-belt-loop-paddle.html) on an old nylon duty belt for farm chores, and I have a Simply Rugged CID (http://shop.simplyrugged.com/ecommerce/CID-Holster.cfm?item_id=167&parent=669) coming for it as well.

All are perfectly serviceable holsters within their design parameters.

BBauer927
01-25-2013, 21:01
Thanks all for you helpful input. Also what is the pros/cons to the hard polymer style holsters vs the softer nylon ones. I have a nylon one for my sd40ve but that's more for protection and safe keeping of the firearm than for carrying purposes. For carrying I'm talking about. Thanks again everyone

isp2605
01-25-2013, 21:11
Save your money on the cheap holsters. Spend another $20 and get a really nice holster that will last you a very long time and you won't mind showing off.
http://www.rodekleather.com/site-map/belts
The one below is one Ed made for me in 1999. I wore it everyday in plain clothes and off duty so it's gotten a lot of use since new. It's still as stiff and retained its shape just like the day Ed delivered it. This one is mahogany basketweave.
$34. Delivery takes about a week. You won't be disappointed. And you won't believe the quality for such a low price. Ed works out of his basement so there's no business overhead. It's a hobby for him. He's been making holsters for well over 30 years.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c125/ispcapt/guns/23RODEK.jpg

SargeMO
01-25-2013, 21:55
Thanks all for you helpful input. Also what is the pros/cons to the hard polymer style holsters vs the softer nylon ones. I have a nylon one for my sd40ve but that's more for protection and safe keeping of the firearm than for carrying purposes. For carrying I'm talking about. Thanks again everyone

The important thing is that the holster, regardless of its material,

1. provides a protective shell that fits the gun perfectly,
2. encases the trigger-guard, and
3. holds its shape so nothing engages the trigger during
re-holstering.

If I'm carrying a Glock, I want a holster made for that specific model.

par4buffett
01-25-2013, 22:35
Consider the phl skeleton. In stock. Fair price. Holds tight. Easy on, off. Hides reallll well.

http:/www.phlster.com/
I have both of these and have worn them for many weeks so far with zero complaints.

http://monderno.com/gear-reviews/phlster-skeleton-vs-raven-vanguard-2/

No one spots either.

suff528
01-25-2013, 23:06
When you decide to spend the money on a good IWB holster, i recomend this
http://n82tactical.com/n82store/?page_id=2873

I wear it every day and it's extremely comfortable.

Christopherloaf
01-26-2013, 00:09
Raven, 101holsters, crown holsters, rdr holsters, bravo concealment for kydex owb/ somewhat iwb.

Crossbreed, bianchi, white hat, and from looks but no experience g-code INCOG for constant iwb.

White hat is local for me but they are still good, quality holsters and I have a 101, with a Crown on the way and single mag carrier from rdr (rounds down range) on the way.

G23G21
01-26-2013, 00:19
Check out the Bianchi 101-16 holster. It fits Glock sub-compact up to G21 size Glocks. It's really quite comfortable. Cost is best of all, Midway sells it for $11.65, plus s&h. Midway number is 638392. HTH
BTW, it comes in leather tan and black and fits 1 1/2" belts.

dsalvador
01-26-2013, 00:43
I'm not a holster expert, but I carry my G23 in that $14 sport combat holster and like it very much. I have a Fobus paddle holster that I am satisfied with as well but I prefer the Glock holster.

That said, isp2605's suggestion of the rodekleather holster in post #8 looks like a great deal on a quality holster that will probably be my next purchase.

MikeG36
01-26-2013, 00:55
Lots of good advice here and lots of good holsters to choose from.

I have a few holsters that I use mainly for my G23:

First is the Galco Triton. ~$50 at your local gun shop or online. It is my grab and go holster. For a quick trip to the store it can't be beat. It slips right into my waistband and is actually pretty comfortable even when worn for long periods.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/G19Triton_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/G19Triton_2.jpg


My favorite IWB holster is my Milt Sparks VM2. It is very very comfortable and is extremely well made. They run around $115 from Milt Sparks or just a bit more from Top Gun Supply.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/G19VMII.jpg

I don't have any pictures but I also have a Milt Sparks 55BN for OWB carry. It's not as good as a pancake holster when it comes to CCW but it's well made and tough as nails. Also not pictured I have a Minuteman Pancake (For a G22 but I use it for my G23) which I also like.

Good luck!!

Mike

Mad Ryan
01-26-2013, 01:10
I've spent an ungodly amount of money on Holsters in the 12 or so years I've had a CHL. I also make my own out of Leather and Kydex.

The best holster I own, hands down is a Minotaur from before the design was sold to Comp Tac but the Comp-Tac ones are pretty much exactly the same. I carry a G19 in it.

Minotaur Holster (http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=95)

4Rules
01-26-2013, 15:37
Holster "Pain" Glock 23
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1418321

Concealed Carry
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1450495

Looking for an AIWB holster
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1454496

IWB Conceal Suggestions
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1454693

Gun Belts
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1462967

nightstalker865
01-26-2013, 15:51
Crossbreed SuperTuck for IWB carry. Just can't go wrong with them.

Stock Perfection
01-26-2013, 16:03
There are some really good suggestions here! Nice gear. I used an Uncle Mikes soft holster with a plastic belt clip. Wore a left hand, on my right side inside the belt. Had to replace it every couple years or so, but when I got my first one I think I paid around $8, they are around triple that now (but don't quote me!). There are better options, but I was always happy using it for daily carry.

GIG4FUN
01-26-2013, 17:30
funny, I've been buying too many different ones over the years much like has been said. I seem to be one to buy all types when I get a new weapon (go crazy shopping for them). I have crossbreed for every one of my weapons it seems as well, they have always been my "go-to" each time.

I have an N82 on the way (ordered about a week ago). They were a new company to me that I hadn't heard of until joining this forum.

I'll get back here when it comes and give my 2cents.

SargeMO
01-26-2013, 17:41
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=230730&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1359169450

Spoke too soon, LOL. Mine broke at the rear belt loop today.