Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: plastic retention holster...but i can't find the right one

  1. #1
    Regular Member hammer6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,167

    Question plastic retention holster...but i can't find the right one

    so- every time i look in a gun magazine, i always see the ad for FOBUS holsters, with the 4 or 5 plain clothes cops, who are all wearing paddle holsters, but they are ohhh so snug to their body. my paddle holster hangs "out"- away from my body, making it impossible to conceal. these holsters in the picture are like tightly snug to their hip. no matter how tight i pull my belt, it still hangs away from my body.


    are these just fake holsters? or what? i've got a blackhawk serpa, but can never use it.

    i love retention holsters, because i feel they are much easier to arm myself, and to keep my weapon in the holster at the same time. my leather holster has a snap, but i feel that could be difficult to engage, but also unreliable.


    HELLLPPPPP
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    doubt is a distraction from reality. fear is acknowledging doubt as reality.

    it's time to tap in to a higher reality; the one you were made for.

  2. #2
    Regular Member Fallschirmjäger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    3,915
    SERPA's definitely aren't in the concealment field, either paddle or belt. The only holsters I've noted that do seem to tightly hug to the body are the 'pancake' style that have extended wings to the front or rear.

  3. #3
    Regular Member 4angrybadgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    411
    I have two Serpas (subcompact XD and RIA 1911), and they both tend to stick out a bit on me. I suspect a person's body shape may factor into whether it hugs the hip or not. Even with a somewhat oversized, heavyweight "hoodie" jacket over the Serpa, there's a noticeable lump on my hip. When I conceal, I use an IWB holster.

  4. #4
    Anti-Saldana Freedom Fighter Venator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lansing area, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    6,445
    I love my safariland thumb release retention holster. http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/p....aspx?pid=6378

    Plastic outside with a leather inside to protect firearm. Has paddle and belt attachments. Decent retention with a thumb activated quick release. About $50. I think it looks good as well.
    An Amazon best seller "MY PARENTS OPEN CARRY" http://www.myparentsopencarry.com/

    *The information contained above is not meant to be legal advice, but is solely intended as a starting point for further research. These are my opinions, if you have further questions it is advisable to seek out an attorney that is well versed in firearm law.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758
    If I can cc a Highpoint 40 S&W in a Fobus... But yes, I feel that they are a great holster. They are a bit snug to the body, but that does help to cover it. I can just throw on my north face and call it good to go. The retention might seem extreme at first, I weigh about 200# and had a friend pick me up off the ground by the grip of my firearm and it wouldnt come out. (Please note: The firearm was unloaded and verified by all parties involved.) But, I could still draw quickly. We did some drills at the range and I could draw and double tap in 1.3 seconds, center mass. It takes some getting used to. I have since moved to another firearm, that fits into a kholster, and find the retention is kind of a joke. (I didnt heat it up and adjust it. I have heard that helps a lot.) Either way, Fobus has a great warranty . "We stand behind our holsters and offer a no question asked return policy." If it doenst work out, send it back. Also, if you can get the Evolution series, get it. The standard holsters do not have a retention screw. (Helps when it starts getting worn.) The only problem you might have is they do cause some wear on your firearm, where it "clicks" in.
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

  6. #6
    Regular Member WalkingWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    12,271
    Quote Originally Posted by Mlutz View Post
    We did some drills at the range and I could draw and double tap in 1.3 seconds, center mass.
    I can draw and hit a balloon in under a second. 1.3 is a long time when someone is trying to kill or harm you. But then I don't use one of those plastic holsters, it is strictly leather for me with a safety snap. It has been awhile since I was under the timer, but the last time was .47 second with wax bullet and 211 primer in a colt SA revolver. Unless firing from concealed you should be able to get that number under 1 second. I saw video of a women with no experience draw from a bra holster and get close to the 1 second mark.

    Here is a suggestion if you are using traditional sight picture. Most fights are at night, and close distance. Train a lot with a training gun or ammo, use a shotgun sight picture using only the front sight both eyes open. Now this is going to sound strange but major law enforcement is using this method. Get a quality airsoft that matches your carry firearm. Get the brightest BB you can find. Then train with targets progressively getting smaller. You will be able to see your BB on it's way to the target and this helps with learning instinct shooting. For revolver you can use wax bullets, they travel faster though and are harder to see.

    Just Sayin'

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    , Arizona, USA
    Posts
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by hammer6 View Post
    so- every time i look in a gun magazine, i always see the ad for FOBUS holsters, with the 4 or 5 plain clothes cops, who are all wearing paddle holsters, but they are ohhh so snug to their body. my paddle holster hangs "out"- away from my body, making it impossible to conceal. these holsters in the picture are like tightly snug to their hip. no matter how tight i pull my belt, it still hangs away from my body.


    are these just fake holsters? or what? i've got a blackhawk serpa, but can never use it.

    i love retention holsters, because i feel they are much easier to arm myself, and to keep my weapon in the holster at the same time. my leather holster has a snap, but i feel that could be difficult to engage, but also unreliable.


    HELLLPPPPP
    Try changing your gun belt. I have several "good" Amish work belts, but even they allow the holster to "lean" away from my body. I finally bought a true gun belt from the "Beltman". Expensive, but made to last a lifetime and it works. It holds the holster tight to my body even with a full size CZ-75B.
    Mitch

  8. #8
    Regular Member WalkingWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    12,271
    Quote Originally Posted by MITCH View Post
    Try changing your gun belt. I have several "good" Amish work belts, but even they allow the holster to "lean" away from my body. I finally bought a true gun belt from the "Beltman". Expensive, but made to last a lifetime and it works. It holds the holster tight to my body even with a full size CZ-75B.
    Mitch
    Usually a good double layered belt will make a hardy gun belt. But belts are usually unlined, and even if lined not double layered. Two layers of 4/5 oz making a 9/10 oz belt sewn with sinew would do it. Use of bone glue also will stiffen the belt considerably. A belt like this is not cheap, not sure what the beltman charges. But almost anybody can stitch a belt, though it does take some time.

    I did look the beltman up and his belts are double layered. As I expected they are pricey for someone on a budget. A handy person could have a double layered belt for around $30 if they are willing to do the work.
    Last edited by WalkingWolf; 08-30-2011 at 01:59 PM.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    758
    It very well could he faster, we just used a stop watch.
    "I don't really care for "cream cheese"..."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •