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    Holster cracked...common or not?

    I holstered my firearm today and something felt off, I looked at it and saw this.

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    Has anyone else had this problem with a iTac, Blackhawk, or any holster with a similar design?

    I'm not sure if I should scrap the plastic retention holsters and go leather, or order a new plastic one and see how it goes. This holster is anywhere between $20 and $50 depending on where you get it from. Currently iTac is the only company that makes this kind of holster for my CZ75B.

    This happened after about 3-4 weeks of normal wear & tear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTheGreek View Post
    I holstered my firearm today and something felt off, I looked at it and saw this.

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    Has anyone else had this problem with a iTac, Blackhawk, or any holster with a similar design?

    I'm not sure if I should scrap the plastic retention holsters and go leather, or order a new plastic one and see how it goes. This holster is anywhere between $20 and $50 depending on where you get it from. Currently iTac is the only company that makes this kind of holster for my CZ75B.

    This happened after about 3-4 weeks of normal wear & tear.

    Mike, MIke, Mike... $hit happens Sir. Don't sweat it. I would call iTac & gripe, but it looks like they don't back their products very well. Falco makes decent affordable (for most folk) holsters. Check them out @

    http://www.cz-holsters.com/cz-75b-holster.html

    LOOK -> Remember you get what you pay for & this one has a 5yr warranty
    http://www.falcoholsters.com/eshop/a...k-it-602p.html

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    Why not go with leather?

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    Thanks FreeInAz! That looks like a pretty decent holster.

    I recently found out that the Level2 & 3 BlackHawk duty holsters made for the Beretta 92 will work for the CZ75B with a little modification/heat treatment, so I'll probably order the falco, and both blackhawks.


    IndianaJones- I'm not a huge fan of leather holsters. I like the plastic retention duty holsters that I can drop down a few inches to make it easier to OC.

    I have a Galco holster that was like $100 and it loosened up after a few weeks. It has no top strap either, so 0 retention, anyone could walk up and pull the gun out of my holster with no effort.

    I enjoy having a button release and low ride for comfort/security.

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    That's what you get for buying a crappy holster.

    Here's what you SHOULD buy:

    http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/p....aspx?pid=6280

    They make a version for the CZ75B. There shouldn't be any question what to buy when you get a holster. I don't ever buy a holster "because it looks nice"(aka leather-look), I buy for functionality.
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    Shoulda went blackhawk......

    I know a guy who has "used up" two serpa holsters and each time replaced by blackhawk without question. He is an instructor and does a lot of training enough that his holster is wore out from how often he draws his weapon for teaching and practice. He showed me the barrel of his glock once...almost smooth. That guy has put a ton of ammo through that weapon and I wouldn't want to be on the other end. Anyway back on topic I wouldn't expect my serpa to crack like yours did. I think it is too strong to do so. Do yourself a favor and get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.ross View Post
    That's what you get for buying a crappy holster.

    Here's what you SHOULD buy:

    http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/p....aspx?pid=6280

    They make a version for the CZ75B. There shouldn't be any question what to buy when you get a holster. I don't ever buy a holster "because it looks nice"(aka leather-look), I buy for functionality.
    I agree that safariland is one of the best holsters out there. However he SHOULD buy whatever he feel's will serve him the best and at a price he wants to pay. I know skimping on holster's is like buying the cheapest brakes you can find for your car, but for some people it's the best they can do.

    He is new to OC and I am sure many of us have a box full of holsters that we don't really use much. It is just a matter of finding what fits & works best for each of us. Hell he came to us from Canada where the only holster he had to worry about was the one to hold his Tim Horton's Donuts AYE.

    Thanks to all for being the helpful people you are. We were all new to OC at one time. Some really good choices listed here for him to investigate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeInAZ View Post
    I agree that safariland is one of the best holsters out there. However he SHOULD buy whatever he feel's will serve him the best and at a price he wants to pay. I know skimping on holster's is like buying the cheapest brakes you can find for your car, but for some people it's the best they can do.

    He is new to OC and I am sure many of us have a box full of holsters that we don't really use much. It is just a matter of finding what fits & works best for each of us. Hell he came to us from Canada where the only holster he had to worry about was the one to hold his Tim Horton's Donuts AYE.

    Thanks to all for being the helpful people you are. We were all new to OC at one time. Some really good choices listed here for him to investigate.
    Researched and bookmarked every holster listed by you guys, thank you. I'll most likely buy all of them over time and decide which ones I like more.

    You guys are the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTheGreek View Post
    Researched and bookmarked every holster listed by you guys, thank you. I'll most likely buy all of them over time and decide which ones I like more.

    You guys are the best!
    Meh, another (among many) reasons to stick with leather, and leave plastics to the tacticool crowd..

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4l View Post
    Meh, another (among many) reasons to stick with leather, and leave plastics to the tacticool crowd..
    Meh, leather doesn't have extra safeguards, the only real choice is holster retention. Safariland holsters can have up to 5 levels of retention, leather can't. I'm not of the tacticool crowd, I'm of the "use your brain" crowd.
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    I've known guys who have taken their blackhawk holsters on multiple deployments and they were needing new straps for the things (leg holsters), but no issue with the actual holster. So I would say if you like the non-leather holsters then simply look for a different/better brand. Also realize that even the best of brands have the potential to have a defect.

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    Kydex

    I think it is important to custom molded kydex, since this usually holds up better than plastic and/or thermo-molded kydex, IMHO... I recommend Comp-tac who definitely backs their product...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTheGreek View Post
    I holstered my firearm today and something felt off, I looked at it and saw this.

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    Has anyone else had this problem with a iTac, Blackhawk, or any holster with a similar design?

    I'm not sure if I should scrap the plastic retention holsters and go leather, or order a new plastic one and see how it goes. This holster is anywhere between $20 and $50 depending on where you get it from. Currently iTac is the only company that makes this kind of holster for my CZ75B.

    This happened after about 3-4 weeks of normal wear & tear.
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    No holster material (leather or kydex) or manufacturer is perfect. Leather stretches, even the best leather. When I carried daily in a leather holster, I found that those holsters had to be replaced every couple of years. Kydex has its own issues. It can break, fracture or tear. The interesting thing about Kydex is that you may be able to repair it. I had a Kydex magazine holder that cracked at a stress point. I used epoxy (the brand PC7, I think) and fiberglass cloth to repair the crack. Once its cured, an epoxy repair can be sanded, smoothed, filed or drilled. The pouch was stronger than ever. The color didn't match, so I brushed or painted it with black leather dye I got at a shoe store. You can hardly see the repair.

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