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    I've carried for a couple years now but never openly. I had a Fobus GL2 early on in my time of owning a firearm but I never used it anywhere but the range. I've also downsized from carrying a Glock 17 to carrying a Glock 26 in a CTAC.

    I'm to the point now though where I'd like to try open carry from time to time. Should I get another Fobus or is there a better option?

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    Well I'll be the first to say it, IMO ANY holster is better than a Fobus holster. You're lucky that you've carried a Glock because if it was any other gun, it would've ruined the finish. Fobus holsters are NOT suitable for carry. Save up you're dollars and get a quality leather holster. I prefer either Galco, Bianchi, or Don Hume holsters. I have a Galco for my Sig 229 and a Bianchi for my Taurus 627. I've never personally had a Hume holster but I've only heard good things. My $.02

    Here's a link to Galco
    http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterG1.asp

    Here's a link to Bianchi
    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/index.php

    And here's a link to Don Hume
    http://www.donhume.com/Products/

    Hope this helps

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    Kevin108 wrote:
    I've carried for a couple years now but never openly. I had a Fobus GL2 early on in my time of owning a firearm but I never used it anywhere but the range. I've also downsized from carrying a Glock 17 to carrying a Glock 26 in a CTAC.

    I'm to the point now though where I'd like to try open carry from time to time. Should I get another Fobus or is there a better option?
    In addition to the holster-makers above, I would also suggest checking out a Blackhawk SERPA CQC holster... They are one of the smoothest-drawing holsters that I have ever tried. I use one exclusively when OCing my XD.

    http://www.blackhawk.com/product_det..._id=5219&d=

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    how could I forget the SERPA!?!?! That's a great holster as well but I've never had one.

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    The Blackhawk holster is the best OC holster i have ever seen and use.. Dont try to conceal carry with it unless it is cold and you want to wear a jacket.

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    Desertdoc wrote:
    The Blackhawk holster is the best OC holster i have ever seen and use.. Dont try to conceal carry with it unless it is cold and you want to wear a jacket.
    Actually, I carry my XD45 all the time in a Blackhawk Serpa, and can conceal it quite well under an untucked shirt (button-up or sweat shirt).

    Then again, this might be due only to the fact that I have an unusual build, in that my shoulders are far broader than my waist.

    At any rate, the Blackhawk is by far the best holster I've ever used.

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    I just purchased a Blackhawk CCQ for my Glock 19 tonight. I'll I need to know now is why I waited this long to purchase one Blackhawk includes both the belt and paddle platforms which is something you don't typically see in a manufacturer (they usually make you pick one or buy both). THis holster is extremely comfortable and it only takes a dozen or so practice draws to get used to the SERPA retention feature.

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    I have a holster from Backwoods Leather, it's made to wear either side and has a thumb brake strap.I use it to carry a Kimber Ultra Carry II. I think I paid about $55 for it.I don't know their addres but they are in Virginia.It has a forward cant on either side.

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    If you use the paddle you might want to take some tin snips to the middle 'nub'. The paddle is a bear to take off.
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    VA Opencarry...funny you should type that. I just got back from visiting some of my buddies down south and I let him try on my Blackhawk with the paddle. I ended up having to go get his wife to help him take it off cause I no longer felt comfortable with the way it was going Tin snips tomorrow!!

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    Someone told me he used tin snips. I never tried it myself. After a few attempts I bagged the idea of using the paddle. I no longer have one now. Filing it down might work too.
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    I recommend the DeSantis Thumbbreak Scabbard or the Scabbard. I like the thumbbreak because it has a snap to retain the gun. There are obvious advantages to this in an open carry situation.



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    I have to agree the Blackhawk Serpa is a great holster...open carried with it last night, picked it up at the Hampton Gun Show on Sunday....fits my Glock 23 perfectly. To all those who recommended thanks (DesertDoc)

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    The problem with the Serpa is that the lock does not permit (or easily permit) weak hand draws. The solution, of course, is to get a BUG and carry it in a weak hand pocket or holster.

    Now you have an excuse for your next purchase

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    The information for Backwoods is below. I have 3 holsters from them and I love them can't get better craftmanship.

    Backwoods Leather
    3022 Tyre Neck Road, Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757) 483-4872



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