I've been trying to find a good OC holster for my Glock 21SF with the 1913 Picatinny rail, not an easy task.
I found that the cheap Uncle Mikes sidekicks in size 15 do hold the gun, but after using mine for a while, the gun seated itself so deeply that the front sight would go below the bottom of the holster and catch when I draw. I also didn't like the single belt loop it anchored on, seemed to make it flop around alot and made it feel quite heavy. So I replaced it with an Uncle Mikes nylon pancake holster in the same size. Seems to work better as the gun is not seated too deeply, and theres a seem where the front sight can ride up when I draw. The problem with it is that the cheap construction is starting to show. Some parts are fraying and as soon as the weapon is out it immediately collapses and I cannot reholster without some work. However it was good enough to show me that I really like the way a pancake holster feels and holds close to my body. I also like that I can go OC to CC with light cover. Even though I have a comp-tac minitaur spartin for CC, it's nice to be able to switch quickly if there is an unexpected reason to need to conceal.
The only holsters I have tried so far have been nylon and the kydex hybrid. But now I'm looking at a good leather pancake holster. It seems that the only people who make one for my gun is DeSantis. Does anyone know if they make quality holsters?
Also I am trying to decide between the Speed Scabbard and the Thumb Break Scabbard. My uncle mikes pancake is a thumb break, and while I don't particularily like drawing with a thumb break, I suppose with enough practice I will get proficient at it. I really wanted the Bianchi automatic retention pancake holster, but I emailed them and they don't have one for my gun. What is the concensus, is active retention a must for OC? I have always been of the opinion that it is, but I've also never heard of an actual case of a gun grab.
Anyway, here are the two products I'm looking at:
Thumb Break Scabbard
Also if anyone else knows of any good pancake holsters that would fit my gun I'm very open to recommendations.