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    Looking for a Lvl III holster for XDM 4.5" 40

    Hi so I am new here and I am looking for a level III holster for my Springfield XDM 4.5" 40. Let me introduce myself first though. My name is David and I am 24 years old. I just started open carrying off and on about 3 months ago (please forgive me if I am not using the proper lingo lol). I usually alternate between conceal carry and open but I prefer open carry more. I currently use the Level I holster that came with the pistol when I bought it but I am always nervous about someone attempting to grab it. A good friend of mine has the Blackhawk Level III duty holster for his XD 45 and I would like something similar.

    I want a paddle that sticks in the pants so that I don't have to wear the pistol holster on my belt. I want it to be easier to take on and off. I want to get the Crimson Trace LG 453 for it but I don't want to buy it if I can't find a holster that I could use with that combo. If I can't find a good Level III holster, I could settle with a Level II but I much rather have the Level III.

    Does anyone else have that combo? What holster do you use? Provide a link to it please?

    Thanks a lot

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    I'd suggest using safariland, the website is you are able to put all of your gun information in and they will bring up all of their available holsters. I personally love their holsters

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    BLACKHAWK or Safariland are the best in my opinion. Both should be great for your needs.
    What made you decide on a level 3 over the level 2? Not knocking your decision, just curious.

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    I wouldn't discourage any other holsters, but I personally really love my Safariland holster with its ALS retention. I like having the retention lever on the inside where my thumb is instead of on the outside like some of the others.

    Has worked very well for me.
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