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    Top 5-10 carry guns?

    I am going to start stocking holsters and would like feedback on the 5-10 most common. What do you carry and what do you think the most common is?
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    I carry an HK USPc or a 1911

    Most common?

    Probably:
    Glock
    Springfield XD
    1911 Variants

    My guesses anyway. 1911 may be ahead of XD's yet.
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    Are 1911s pretty much the same on the outside... other then barrel length? I mean from a holster retention aspect.
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    I would add the M&P to the list. The only downside is all the different models that are offered for the Glock, XD and M&P. Full size, compact, sub compact etc.. I'm sure whenever a new gun is introduced from one of the big gun makers the holster companies are going .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleveland View Post
    Are 1911s pretty much the same on the outside... other then barrel length? I mean from a holster retention aspect.
    Pretty much. There are a few out there that aren't but the majority stick pretty close to the original design.

    If you are asking about this from a holster makers perspective I think a search of other manufacturers websites may give you a pretty good idea on what types fit what and even what are the most popular.
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    Hopefully I'll get up there next week to claim my Ugly Prize and I'll bring my 1911 (Springfield Armory 5"), my S&W SW99 (which fits the same Fobus holster as a Glock 29, 21SF, 30SF, 30, and 39), and I could bring my buddy's double stack 1911 if you wanted to make some patterns.
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    XD
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    1. Glock
    2. 1911
    3. XD
    4. Sig 226 or 229
    5. H&K usp-c
    6. Beretta / Taurus 92 style

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    Quote Originally Posted by davegran View Post
    Hopefully I'll get up there next week to claim my Ugly Prize and I'll bring my 1911 (Springfield Armory 5"), my S&W SW99 (which fits the same Fobus holster as a Glock 29, 21SF, 30SF, 30, and 39), and I could bring my buddy's double stack 1911 if you wanted to make some patterns.
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    I have a Glock 36. I think that that will be a popular size of carry gun due to its small size and light weight.. I think he 26 is the same size gun, just in 9mm so you could carry 1 holster and cover 2 types of gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carcharodon View Post
    I have a Glock 36. I think that that will be a popular size of carry gun due to its small size and light weight.. I think he 26 is the same size gun, just in 9mm so you could carry 1 holster and cover 2 types of gun.
    Is that the same as the 27 too?
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    Sub compact/Compact Glock*
    M&P9c
    XDsc/XDm compact

    Stock holsters in all the popular pocket guns. They're not talked about as much in the gun forums, but they are immensely popular

    S&W Bodyguard
    Ruger LCP*
    kel-Tec P3AT*
    Kahr p380
    .etc

    Smaller popular guns

    Kahr MK9/PM9*
    Walther PPS
    Kel-Tec PF9
    3" 1911s
    S&W 3" snub nose revolvers
    Taurus 3" snub nose revolvers




    That's my list off the top of my head
    * are the guns I've personally owned.
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    I carry an S&W 620 or a Beretta 92FS, or an NAA mini-revolver.

    I think some of the most common guns, based upon what I see people carry or hear people talk about for carry are:

    1. Glocks, especially the 17, 19, 22, 26, 27, and 36.
    2. Springfield XD
    3. 1911s.
    4. Beretta 92s.
    5. J-Frame S&W's ( 37, 36, 637, 642, etc. ) or other small revolvers like the Ruger LCR or Taurus 85.
    6. Sigs (P226, P220, P239)
    7. Bersa .380, Sig P230, etc. size guns.
    8. P32, P3AT, LCP style pocket guns.
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    For me it would be:

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    1911s, Springfield XD. The FNP-9 and FNP-40 are starting to become pretty popular as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carcharodon View Post
    I have a Glock 36. I think that that will be a popular size of carry gun due to its small size and light weight.. I think he 26 is the same size gun, just in 9mm so you could carry 1 holster and cover 2 types of gun.
    Actually, the 36 is SLIGHTLY different from the measurements of a 26 or 27. According to Glock's website, the 36 is 172mm long, 28.5mm wide, and 121mm high. The 26 and 27 are both 160mm long, 30mm wide, and 106mm high. So, the 36 is higher and longer, but thinner, than the 26 and 27. Hence, the 36 is labeled as a subcompact slimline. Also, the 26 and 27 have a dual-stack magazine; the 36 has a single-stack magazine.

    And, to the original poster, I'll add another vote for Glock being in the 5. In case anyone didn't mention it, don't forget to include Ruger and S&W.

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    i HAVE A GLOCK34, it's about 1" longer than a glock17 , so as long as the holster is open ended, it's good to go.

    we are all fogetting about small revolvers like 38 special snub noses / 357's & Ruger sp-101's and such..... if you need more than 5 or 6 shots your up $hit creek anyways....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock34 View Post
    if you need more than 5 or 6 shots your up $hit creek anyways....
    OT, but this is so true, and so frequently overlooked.
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    I have a G19 and XD 45 4"

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40-OD View Post
    OT, but this is so true, and so frequently overlooked.
    Agreed, and this one of the reasons why I feel comfortable carrying a snubby .357! Yes I think there is a large market for the 2-3" revolver in 5 and 6 shot. As people start to carry more concealed now they may realize they prefer a wheelgun to some pocket .380.

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    Lightbulb Concealed Or Open?

    For the last nine years my Glock 36 has been my concealed carry gun and here in Wisconsin I also open carry it (past 4 years).

    I don't think it matters what you carry openly as long as you are proficient with it. Concealed is a completely different matter. I went through four or five handguns before I settled on the Glock 36 for concealed carry. And, the holster MUST be able to hold it snugly against your body under the clothing you are wearing so it doesn't "stick out" or "print" otherwise you will be very uncomfortable wearing a concealed gun.

    The holster is just as important as the gun for concealed carry. I have a Bianchi number 5 (IIRC) for concealed carry for my Glock 36.
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    I don't leave home without my snubbie. The small gun you carry is better than the big one you left at home 'cause it's too uncomfortable. That being said, I buy into the 'it's not supposed to be comfortable, but comforting'...

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithman View Post
    Agreed, and this one of the reasons why I feel comfortable carrying a snubby .357!....
    Hell, just the noise from that .357 will kill someone, won't it?
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    If you're going to "stock" holsters, don't forget that about 1/4 -1/3 of your customers will be left-handed.

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    Something I was curious about. Is the hardware for the belts going to be one size or can they be ordered to fit?
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