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    Formal and work holsters or on-for-everything

    How many use different holsters for different occasions and how many just have one they use all the time? Different scenarios being, like, going out to a nice dinner with family friends versus working in the yard?
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    I have two holsters for my EDC handgun - the EDC one and the BBQ one. (The BBQ one is a gussied-up version of the EDC one.)

    Same manual of arms no matter what.

    Yes, I have other guns which have other holsters. When planning to wear them I do some practice in the hope that I do not try to draw my EDC handgun from my EDC holster when wearing something else.

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    Most times I use a specific holster for each gun. I am so ugly nobody notices if I have a pretty holster. But I do have a zombie holster for the Glock I made for someone and they never picked it up. So a made a mag case, and knife sheath to go with it. I just make sure to never wear it on Thursdays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Same manual of arms no matter what.
    I'm not familiar with what manual of arms means. I've now read the Wikipedia page on it but I suspect you don't mean it in quite the way it is presented there. Does it just mean that both holsters are essentially of the same type and that the same steps for usage are the same between them?

    I realized today that I have ended up with two different holsters that basically fit the fancy and basic categorizations. But, rather than having an EDC and then a nice or formal holster, it is more that my fancy or nice holster will be my EDC and I will probably use the other less expensive holster, if doing an activity that might get it scuffed or dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    I'm not familiar with what manual of arms means. I've now read the Wikipedia page on it but I suspect you don't mean it in quite the way it is presented there. Does it just mean that both holsters are essentially of the same type and that the same steps for usage are the same between them?

    I realized today that I have ended up with two different holsters that basically fit the fancy and basic categorizations. But, rather than having an EDC and then a nice or formal holster, it is more that my fancy or nice holster will be my EDC and I will probably use the other less expensive holster, if doing an activity that might get it scuffed or dirty.
    Yes - having the mind know how to get it out and into business without having to remember what gun in which holster makes life easy.

    Switching out means practice or taking a crapshoot on being as good as I need to be.

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    I use Fobus holsters on almost all of my pistols. The utility of them is the best option for me as I bang into things as I stumble through life.
    I do have a few leather holsters for "occasions". Dressing up for my Sweet Baboo, or some formal thing will get leather, and just knocking about merits kydex.

    I am looking for a good BBQ holster.
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    Formal and work holsters
    A gentleman never wears brown leather after 6:00 pm.

    Anything other than a black leather holster in the evening is just gauche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    A gentleman never wears brown leather after 6:00 pm.

    Anything other than a black leather holster in the evening is just gauche.

    Ohhh My! Guess that leaves out my green zombie holster...
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    it is okay if it glows or is black-lite fluorescent


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    What if one's holster is made from the skin of Hugh de Cressingham?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    What if one's holster is made from the skin of Hugh de Cressingham?
    Patchwork holsters are for hippies, just like patchwork vests. And I would be amazed if you could pull hard enough for it to give up its grasp retention.

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    Last edited by skidmark; 05-10-2015 at 02:54 PM. Reason: realized I used a less appropriate word, even when discussing Sir Hugh's hold on things of value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    What if one's holster is made from the skin of Hugh de Cressingham?
    (Damn! I hate when he does that! Had to google it.)


    Answer to Marshaul's question: Only appropriate at cannibal fundraisers. And, the occasional Scottish commemoration of the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    How many use different holsters for different occasions and how many just have one they use all the time? Different scenarios being, like, going out to a nice dinner with family friends versus working in the yard?
    Always running (or running with) a black, hot-waxed leather holster. They're sturdy, secure, and go with everything from a T-shirt and faded blue jeans to a dress shirt and slacks (I hope).

    WalkingWolf inspired me to hot-wax my belt, and I then got carried away and did the same to my other belts and holsters.
    15-20 minutes of soaking left them impervious to moisture (sweat, rain, or spills; yeah, I can be clumsy )
    In short: I like leather, and I like hot wax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    SNIP
    In short: I like leather, and I like hot wax.
    I ain't touching that one. Nope. No way.

    Last edited by Citizen; 05-10-2015 at 06:09 PM.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    SNIP...In short: I like leather, and I like hot wax.
    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    I ain't touching that one. Nope. No way.

    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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    RYM, both result in smoothness to the touch!!!

    oh wait wrong thread...or is it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    Always running (or running with) a black, hot-waxed leather holster. They're sturdy, secure, and go with everything from a T-shirt and faded blue jeans to a dress shirt and slacks (I hope).

    WalkingWolf inspired me to hot-wax my belt, and I then got carried away and did the same to my other belts and holsters.
    15-20 minutes of soaking left them impervious to moisture (sweat, rain, or spills; yeah, I can be clumsy )
    In short: I like leather, and I like hot wax.
    Sounds like something I need to do. I got caught in a downpour and now my holster has some spots

    BTW, anyone know how to get rid of said spots, relatively inexpensively?
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    For years I have intended to get a very nice, custom leather holster for my carry sidearm. Something always messes it up just before I do it; most often me buying a different gun.

    I do have a decent leather holster I use for OC with my preferred 1911 that I think looks nicer than my kydex options.

    So yes, I am totally on board with the OP concept of a daily "duty" holster that may get beat up a bit and a nicer holster for other times, but I have not quite got around to that yet but do keep my holsters presentable and clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    Sounds like something I need to do. I got caught in a downpour and now my holster has some spots

    BTW, anyone know how to get rid of said spots, relatively inexpensively?
    Don't know about the spots, but make sure your holster (or any leather) is completely dry before the waxing. Then again, the waxing will render any color into a darker shade of its former hue, so the spots might disappear to the untrained eye. For instance, the "tan" color of the horsehide liner on my belt turned a walnut brown, making the texture lines go away. I almost hated seeing them go, but nobody but me would ever know they were gone, so...
    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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