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    I have barely even taken it out of the box much less shot it. But I am excited to now have 2 guns. I just need a holster or two and i'll be good to go!

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    richarcm wrote:
    I have barely even taken it out of the box much less shot it. But I am excited to now have 2 guns. I just need a holster or two and i'll be good to go!
    Nice choice! XD, or XDM? Tactical?

    What holster(s) are you looking at?

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    Nice choice! XD, or XDM? Tactical?

    What holster(s) are you looking at?
    It's an XD9 with the tactical rail.

    I want an IWB...something that will conceal it real well.

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    richarcm wrote:
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    Nice choice! XD, or XDM? Tactical?

    What holster(s) are you looking at?
    It's an XD9 with the tactical rail.

    I want an IWB...something that will conceal it real well.
    You might want to look at one of the sponsor's at the top of the page (Tucker or Crossbreed).

    I own two of the SuperTuck Deluxe from Crossbreed personally. One each for my Kahr P9, and 1911 and like them both.

    There are definitely plenty of options out there.

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    diesel556 wrote:
    You might want to look at one of the sponsor's at the top of the page (Tucker or Crossbreed).

    I own two of the SuperTuck Deluxe from Crossbreed personally. One each for my Kahr P9, and 1911 and like them both.

    There are definitely plenty of options out there.
    Those are pretty nice. There is another one that I like that is probably not a sponsor of this page. I'll just have to do some research and see what I can find. I think I've decided to keep my 1911 as my primary target/OC gun (she's pretty) and keep the XD as the self defense/CC gun with the obvious ocassional target use....especially right now since I need to adjust to it.

    Going from a 1911 to just about any other gun takes a bit of getting used to!

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    richarcm wrote:
    Those are pretty nice. There is another one that I like that is probably not a sponsor of this page.
    I was only throwing them out there as options. The important thing is that you like it!

    Going from a 1911 to just about any other gun takes a bit of getting used to!
    I went the other way (from an XD9 to a 1911), and it was just as disorienting!

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    Congrats man! I have a Comptac CTAC that for my XD45 compact and it works really well. I'm waiting for my MTAC to come in (hopefully today). I've heard a lot of good things about it, so hopefully it fits my lifestyle.

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    Pictures ?

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    Check out www.blade-tech.com

    They have top notch customer service and great holsters. I got one for my Glock 26 and couldn't be happier. I've owned 3 of their holsters and loved 'em all.

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    bordsnbikes wrote:
    Check out http://www.blade-tech.com

    They have top notch customer service and great holsters. I got one for my Glock 26 and couldn't be happier. I've owned 3 of their holsters and loved 'em all.


    Hey, I've been thinking about buying a holster from them for my H&K USP Tactical (Full Size .45 ACP) because they're one of two companies that make kydex holsters that will actually fit the raised front sight and the only company I know of that makes a kydex that will fit my USP Tactical with a light attached.

    I'm thinking about their level 2 tactical holster with light in a paddle model.

    Do you have any experience with their paddle holsters?

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    Yeah the first holster I owned was a paddle from them. I was new to CC and it was a bad choice for that. For OC though, it would work great. It was an excellent holster but the gun kind of leaned out just a little too much for CC and it printed REALLY bad.

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    bordsnbikes wrote:
    Yeah the first holster I owned was a paddle from them. I was new to CC and it was a bad choice for that. For OC though, it would work great. It was an excellent holster but the gun kind of leaned out just a little too much for CC and it printed REALLY bad.
    Thanks for the information. I'm only interested in OC with a full-sized USP Tactical, so printing isn't an issue. I'm more concerned with the retention capabilities and the security of their paddle design. Ideally I want a Blackhawk SERPA but they don't make them that fit the Tactical's front sight profile. I'm thinking of one of theblade-techs with a thumb-break as well as the normal tension screws. Thoughts?

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    I've never seen one of their's with the thumb break so I really couldn't say, I didn't even know they made them. But like I said, awesome holsters and great company, I really can't recommend them enough. But I would stay away from the Serpa. It's been beaten to death in another thread so I won't get into it any more than this.

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    bordsnbikes wrote:
    But I would stay away from the Serpa. It's been beaten to death in another thread so I won't get into it any more than this.
    Link?

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    I couldn't find it. If someone does please post the link.

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    bordsnbikes wrote:
    I couldn't find it. If someone does please post the link.
    I tried finding it too, that's why I asked. *shrug* Thanks for looking.

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    XD9 is a top choice, good safety mechanisms and the mags are not over priced. I shot my XD9 and a Sig 250 9mm this week and the XD put it to shame, even though the Sig has great sights. The XD trigger makes all the difference.

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    diesel556 wrote:
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    I couldn't find it. If someone does please post the link.
    I tried finding it too, that's why I asked. *shrug* Thanks for looking.
    This is the last thread I recall talking about the Serpas:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum62/20048-1.html

    Generally speaking, for my needs, I like Serpas.

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    That's the one. Thank you Deepdiver

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    Tallinthesaddle wrote:
    XD9 is a top choice, good safety mechanisms and the mags are not over priced. I shot my XD9 and a Sig 250 9mm this week and the XD put it to shame, even though the Sig has great sights. The XD trigger makes all the difference.
    I agree...so far anyways. Previously my only gun was a 1911. However I have rented numerous guns and tried several friend's guns. I never liked how the non-1911's felt. The triggers always threw me off and I didn't like how that jolted my confidence. However I took the XD9 out this weekend and I REALLY liked how it felt! It seems to be a pretty solid gun. I love the how the trigger feels, I like the sights much better than the Heine "8" sights on my 1911 and I love the minimal weight.

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    I understand the thought process behind getting the gun that fits you best. Just know that you can learn shoot anything with some practice. You can damn accurate with it too. You can even learn to shoot it upside down and between your legs.

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    bordsnbikes wrote:
    I understand the thought process behind getting the gun that fits you best. Just know that you can learn shoot anything with some practice. You can damn accurate with it too. You can even learn to shoot it upside down and between your legs.
    Yeah that is true with anything. Cars, guns, golf clubs, and bowling balls. But ideally from the beginning you prefer that that fits in your hands best. Chances are you will perform best that way given the same practice that you suggest for that that does not fit perfectly in your hands.

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    Yeah but people get to hung up on get what fits. Get what's best, then learn to use it.

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    bordsnbikes wrote:
    Yeah but people get to hung up on get what fits. Get what's best, then learn to use it.
    I agree but at the same time if it doesn't fit your hands you aren't going to be able to use it the way it is intended. Not to mention if it isn't comfortable you may never decide to use it at all....you need a quality gun that you are comfortable with and fits well with your body type. a 5'0" girl shouldn't be shooting a Desert Eagle. She can practice all she wants but she's never going to be as accurate with it as she would with a sub-compact of some sort. It has to be the right gun for the right person. Just like anything else....cars, golf clubs, tennis shoes, or racing bike. You can always partially overcome some physical awkwardness and be OK with it...but never as good as a piece of equal quality that fits you properly.

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    richarcm wrote:
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    * a 5'0" girl shouldn't be shooting a Desert Eagle.* She can practice all she wants but she's never going to be as accurate with it as she would with a sub-compact of some sort.
    That's like saying a girl shouldn't be driving a lifted truck. She can't practice all she wants but she's never going to be able to drive it as well as she would a Honda Civic. It's sexist and asinine. Anyone can learn to shoot one gun as well as another, IF THEY WANT TO.

    Just so you know, my friend ex-wife is 4'10" and can drive tacks at 50 yards with a .50 DE.

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