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    Holster options and opinions on what to try

    I have an XD .45 4", and do not care for the holster that came with the kit. I have been thinking about a shoulder holster, but still like the hip holster. Any brands maybe better than the factory holster worth looking at? Thanks.

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    blackhawk serpa cqc or safariland als

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    Re: Holster options and opinions on what to try

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    blackhawk serpa cqc or safariland als
    This. Also G-Code retention holsters (RST?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paver1055 View Post
    Any brands maybe better than the factory holster worth looking at? Thanks.
    Um, all of them? You'll have to narrow down what you're looking for (retention? shoulder? IWB? OWB? etc)

    SERPA, Galco, Don Hume, Crossbreed, Comp-tac, Kirkpatrick, Theis, Old Faithful, El Paso, Tucker, etc etc.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyore View Post
    Um, all of them? You'll have to narrow down what you're looking for (retention? shoulder? IWB? OWB? etc)

    SERPA, Galco, Don Hume, Crossbreed, Comp-tac, Kirkpatrick, Theis, Old Faithful, El Paso, Tucker, etc etc.....
    +1 hundreds of choices. OP you need to narrow down the type of holster, based on your preferences and how you carry. Provide some info on what you want and you may get more defined suggestions.
    Last edited by WalkingWolf; 09-17-2012 at 01:38 PM.

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    I have a shoulder rig two hip holsters and a pocket holster. My favorite is the IWB hip holster. I also prefer leather over Kydex.
    Generally speaking, any of the major brands that specifically fit your weapon should work. And, as is often the case with the weapon itself, with holsters you usually get what you pay for.

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    With my XDm 40 I have a couple of Serpas, a Blackhawk leather holster and an Uncle Mikes IWB. I like all of them as they all serve their purpose well. The IWB for me is for concealment and works pretty well. Since I've gotten a smaller gun, I'm done trying to conceal my XDm but if I need to, it's still possible. As for the OWB holsters, the Serpa works great. It is sturdy and holds the gun in place. It does have retention, though with its popularity, the retention isn't much help if that's all you're relying on to keep it in the holster. You'll also need to keep up your situational awareness. When I first got my Serpa I was so excited I walked up to a friend to see if he could unholster my gun, turns out being in the military makes you pretty familiar with a Serpa (lol). My favorite holster right now is the OWB Leather. It isn't anything fancy, just a leather holster with a thumb break. It's comfortable, fashionable and even though it's specific to my gun, it will fit most double stack handguns. I actually use it with my Taurs 809c, too.

    To pick a holster, I'd say take your unloaded gun to a gun shop, outdoors store, etc that sells holsters, check it with the information/ customer service counter to double check rules on trying holsters and then go try on some holsters. You really won't know what you like until you feel and see it on yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paver1055 View Post
    I have an XD .45 4", and do not care for the holster that came with the kit. I have been thinking about a shoulder holster, but still like the hip holster. Any brands maybe better than the factory holster worth looking at? Thanks.
    Personally I would suggest finding a local leatherman and have one made. You'll spend the same price as corporate cop-outs and you'll get 100x the quality.

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