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    This pistol comes in a beautiful heavy duty case that is suitable to carry sensitive electronic equipment in it safely, it comes with a molded clip-on magazine carrier for 2 magazinesthat iscustom fitted for that model. It also comes with a molded plastic paddle holster. (or some other patented name for plastic)

    BUT! it is for right hand use, andI am a lefty! Springfield armory does not offer left handed holsters for the XD-m as of yet, but possibly by fall of 2009. and the holsters designed for the XD, do not fit the XD-m verywellthey end upscratching the finish on the gun.

    next problem, I do not wear belts! and my typical clothing does not even have beltloops on themto add a belt. So without wearing a western-styled cowboy action gunbelt, what are my options? When I am out scrounging around in the woods, I wear a nylon utility belt with my 4" barreled revolver in a nylon holster. it hangs a little low for what I would consider proper open-carry in a city setting. I was hoping for something that sits a little higher on my hip. Am I being forced to buy some new clothes and some beltsto have the abilty to carry properly? Suggestions?

    back when I lived in another state , I had CCW provisions, and I carried my revolver in the small of my back in an IWB holster. (yes it was comfortable sitting with it there)

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    I haven't looked myself but check Blackhawk. You should be able to find a Serpa Paddle....not sure though.
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    Check Safariland or SpecOps....

    As for belts, buy a regular belt, duty belt, and belt keepers when you get new pants. A duty belt makes it easier to remove all the gear and permanently attach the holster to the belt. The belt keepers wrap around the duty belt and the normal belt.

    This holster should work, you could always ask someone who has an XD with this holster and try it. About Safariland, this is a level II holster below and you can remove the holster from the belt mount if you choose to use a tactical holster mount instead. Safariland has multiple levels of retention which must each be deactivated, unlike other holster brands. Preventing gun grabs is more important than usinga blackhawk level II/III which seems to magically release all the retention mechanisms at the push of a botton.

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    Duty pistol holsters
    http://www.safariland.com/info/willfit/pistols_dg.pdf

    Tactical pistol holsters
    http://www.safariland.com/info/willf...s_tactical.pdf

    If you scroll down to the XDM, you'll see there are a few holsters for it.

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    i found a guy and his wife this weekend at the Monroe gun show he makes all sorts of holsters he will customize how you like and tell you how to custom water fit and take care of them i bought 3 he also gave me some neats foot oil for them

    i am wearing mine right now very comfortable

    he also makes belts , bags , saddles , and other leather goods nice stuff reasonable price and right here in wisconsin

    boy am i glad i had the for thoughht to go back and get his card before i left i would be kicking my self if i had not.

    Stan Bonjour 608-795-4014 he is out of LeadMine Wis



    i recomend the one he makes high ride slight forward can't mine had basket weave very pretty with a snap retention strapit was desinged for a 1911 i am using it for a s&w m39-2 so basicaly comander sized he didn't nessacaly know what every model was but he can make anything if you show him the gun and what you want

    i will have to try and post a pick later








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