Thread: 3" XD holsters?
I have a blackhawk,and the D gear holster (wich I actually like,its fobus w00t.) but I'm looking for some more options here,and keep seeing alot of stuff for the 4" models,but no the 3" models...if I had known it woulda been this hard I'da just bought the damn 4" barrel
The Blackhawk Serpa is a great holster (level 2 retention) that fits all XD's. Comes with a paddle attachment as well.
Hi Kurt. Which XD did you buy? I have the XD9SC (sub compact) Uncle Mike's makes an ok nylon holdster that I use occasionally, but I mostly use a paddle holster from this guy: http://www.wildbillsconcealment.com/ He's usually at the Richmond gun show.
The 3" will fit the 4" but holster makers seem to think 1 size fits all and market 1 holster for all length's, like people shouldn't care if it''s too long. I also have a Wild Bill's that is made for the 3".
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Ghettokracker71 wrote:I guess to better answer your question, where do you carry? OWB? IWB? Looking for any level of retention?I have a blackhawk,and the D gear holster (wich I actually like,its fobus w00t.) but I'm looking for some more options here,and keep seeing alot of stuff for the 4" models,but no the 3" models...if I had known it woulda been this hard I'da just bought the damn 4" barrel
Here's a link to that SERPA for the XD -- I have one and love it.
Thanks for all the links,guys.
Its a two toned Xd .40S&W cal w/the 3" barrel, aka the subcompact. I'm looking for a couple of different holster styles,I only carry OWB right now butttttttt I might want to try IWB,and shoulder and smart carry stlye.... I'm concerned about shoulder/smart carry since I sweat alot. Taking CHP class oct 13 w00t
I have a Galco leather holster for my Kimber that I really like. I usually carry the Glock in a Serpa, but the leather looks nicer on dress clothing.
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You can chop down the Serpa holster (it fits the 4" guns perfectly) by one inch for the SC model XDs. Just run some tape around the bottom one inch up and take a dremel and follow the line of the tape.:celebrate
Thanks for the link to the Serpa Holster. I just bought one, with some other goodies. I was getting sick of the XDGear holster that came with it, it's very uncomfortable, and I've only had the gun a few days.
Glad you like it -- just be sure to practice with it a bit to get that natural draw. I had an issue drawing in an IPSC competition with it yesterday simply due to lack of practice.
As long as it's more comfortable than this God forsaken XDGear holster, I'm willing to put practice into it. Plus, I would like some retention, not just a slot to slip the gun into.
lol I'm wearing my xd in the xdgear holster right now:P
lol, so am I. It presses against my hip and gives me a bruise. I don't think it's balanced very well. I just got back from Winn Dixie OCing and my hip hurts like a bitch.
You could just trim down the blackhawk with a dremmel tool or something, sand the edges down, and maybe heat them to smoothe them (read somewhere else that someone did this). Just a suggestion.
I've been meaning to conver my XD-gear holster into a bed or car holster.. a lot of writeups on xdtalk.com
I was thinking about doing that. I could just put holes in one side and mount it to my center console, readily drawable from the driver's seat.
Was also thinking about putting a desk holster right above my thighs like in those old detective movies... but that's just the nerd in me.
That'd be cool, but I got the 870 sittin right next to my desk within arms length if needed.
OMG I got my Serpa today, it's a thousand times more comfortable and much less noticeable than the XD holster. I'll still put the XD holster to good use though.
WhiteRabbit22 wrote:I've had one for a month or so now, and today I got my thigh rig for it. Gotta say I love it. "Cheesy" would be a compliment when describing the XD Gear holster.OMG I got my Serpa today, it's a thousand times more comfortable and much less noticeable than the XD holster. I'll still put the XD holster to good use though.
Lol if I really feel like stiring things up,and being noticeable I'll pack my Hi-poiont .40 in a universal black hawk..."donky wang" (as amanda,my fiancee calls it.)
I need to get some better holsters for my XD