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    I'm curious how many people carry in what color of OWB holster.

    I'd think black would blend with most sidearms and clothing better. But a light leather brown sends a positive message, IMO.


    Do you think the public perceives a black on black gun and holster differently then a stainless and tan gun/holster?

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    My holsters are like Model T's. Any color you want so long as it's black.
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    my wife gets mad at me when my holster does not match my shoes and belt
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    Does a Serpa in "Coyote Tan" count as "Brown" or "Other"?
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    I'm with tcmech, I take conscious effort to coordinate belt shoes & holsters.

    Always brown w/ jeans, & khaki's, always black w black & navy pants.

    No basket weave for me, all mine are plain black or brown. Makers are El Paso Saddlery, Bucheimer, Gould & Goodrich, Don Hume, Bianchi, Tex Shoemaker.

    Use paddles more than anything else.

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    Well, I only have Serpas and a couple of cheap nylon holsters for my target pistol, so black it is.
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    BreakingTheMold wrote:
    [quote]I'm curious how many people carry in what color of OWB holster.

    I'd think black would blend with most sidearms and clothing better. But a light leather brown sends a positive message, IMO.
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    I've got several holsters that blend in with my belts and pants.
    A G-30 in a Dark High Noon holster gets little notice.
    Stainless guns and light colored holsters on dark pants attract the eye to them and the one carrying them...
    I'm a retired LEO and learned years ago to blend in with the crowd and never draw attention to myself. My first rule has always been to 'Look like you Belong'.

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    All of the holsters which I regularly carry are either IWBs or pocket holsters.

    I have a rarely worn belt slide for my Glocks that's black, a never worn Fobus paddle holster for my M1911s that's black, and a brown, made in Pakistan GI M1911 holster that probably hasn't been on a belt or had a gun in it in twenty years.

    When I bought my Don Hume 715M IWB for my Glock 19, brown was out of stock. I was happy to get it in black instead.

    Color is of no importance to me.
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    Black for me.

    Black goes with everything, so you can't mess it up
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    Three colors for me, brown, tan, and russet!

    I think that the only person who ever looked good with a all black rig was Paladin, in the TV series "Have gun, will Travel".
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    good show drop

    Brown all the way for leather

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    Light purple with WileE Coyote tooled into it.

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    XD40coyote wrote:
    Light purple with WileE Coyote tooled into it.
    I think that calls for a picture.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    XD40coyote wrote:
    Light purple with WileÂ*E Coyote tooled into it.
    I think that calls for a picture.
    +1, this I must see.

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    I like my Black Fobus even though my P95 is Stainless on Black

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    Most used: Brown holster with Stainless firearm.

    On rare occasions I will carry a blued firearm in a green holster.

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    Mine are tan Galco's, save for some synthetic nylon Uncle Mike's (first holsters and IWB) and a gray Serpa paddle. I like brown, but does stand out more. Plan to add a black leather holster and leather paddle holster to the wardrobe soon.

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    I have black, brown and awful scratched and scuffed but serviceable. They all keep my gun off the ground so I am easily pleased and who cares about fashion in sweat pants or bib overalls.
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    Black basket weave leather for all my accessories, holster, belt, and magazine pouches. Black goes with everything. Only now do I understand chicks’ obsession with the matching of accessories.

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    Although I must admit these accessories look very elegant in Havana, it’s the only other color I would everconsider wearing as a rig because it still looks very masculine.
    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." - President George Washington

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    Old Grump wrote:
    I have black, brown and awful scratched and scuffed but serviceable. They all keep my gun off the ground so I am easily pleased and who cares about fashion in sweat pants or bib overalls.
    How do you wear a holster with bib overalls? Pics, please...

    I'm a HUGE fan of OshKosh and Dickies denim bibs whn I'm working in my woodshop or letterpress studio, but I can't seem to figure out a way to wear a sidearm that is practical and doesn't look just flat-out-stupid...

    Usually, I just tuck my .45 in a drawer in the workbench, or carry my Walther in a pocket holster...

    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    I like my sage green drop leg holster. Granted it's what I was issued and what I'm required to wear, but still...

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    Shoulder rig perhaps?

    But then, I am biased towards the style, that may just be my personal preference.

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    When you wear Overalls you can wear a belt holster under the Overalls. It looks strange to wear a belt over overalls.
    Wear em about 1-2 sizes too large and leave the top side button un-fastened.
    (I've got pants in sizes 38-44 due to weight gain & loss, so I could do it.)
    OR...
    Drop a Glock 26 or 27 in your ft. pocket in a pocket holster. A S&W 642 or 640 works well also.

    (Open Carry looks strange in Overalls, unless you have something reasonably small sticking out of the bib.)

    I go in and out of stores all the time with the grips of my 640 above the bib. I've done it enough, I forget it's there. It's never been a big thing, and I see no reason to draw attention to a visible pistol.

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