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    need a holster recommendation

    This is for a left handed female who carries a S&W Airweight. She would like an IWB as well as an on the belt style. Thanks.

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    Crossbreed supertuck for the IWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horseman View Post
    This is for a left handed female who carries a S&W Airweight. She would like an IWB as well as an on the belt style. Thanks.
    The "Ugly Holster" by Cleveland's Holsters can fix you up an IWB for a reasonable price.
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    My vote is for the Cleveland... https://clevelandsholsters.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by davegran View Post
    The "Ugly Holster" by Cleveland's Holsters can fix you up an IWB for a reasonable price.
    +1, I have one for my SR9. I liked it so much I just ordered one for my .356 snub-nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nam-Vet View Post
    Crossbreed supertuck for the IWB.
    I like their design as well. I'm a lefty too and wanted a supertuck deluxe for my beater gun but didn't want to pay their price so I copied their style and made my own.


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    I'm a lefty with a G17. Use my blackhawk serpa for OC purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trip20 View Post
    I like their design as well. I'm a lefty too and wanted a supertuck deluxe for my beater gun but didn't want to pay their price so I copied their style and made my own.

    Looks very nice,good job.

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    +1 on the Cleveland, just wasn't the 1st to pop into my mind.

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    Thumbs up Double Retention is Good!

    Quote Originally Posted by Horseman View Post
    This is for a left handed female who carries a S&W Airweight. She would like an IWB as well as an on the belt style. Thanks.
    If it hasn't already been mentioned, for OWB wear it would be prudent to get at least a double retention holster like one of the Blackhawk Concealment Holsters. They Have a screw adjustment for how hard the holster squeezes your sidearm, PLUS a lever lock release system. Many of them come with both a belt and a paddle mount, adjustable for cant. They don't have the beauty of a leather holster, but the price is much lower. Sorry if I sound like a salesman, I'm just a satisfied customer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norwisman View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61IT85GZT6g

    Blackhawk SERPA button issue.
    Please, don't start a Blackhawk debate. They are used by hundreds of thousands of people, including the military, without issue. Use it properly and you won't have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Please, don't start a Blackhawk debate. They are used by hundreds of thousands of people, including the military, without issue. Use it properly and you won't have a problem.

    ^this plus a million. You can debate everything to death. Guns....holsters...politics...

    The OP was asking for suggestions and can do the research on each suggestion to see what fits their needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Please, don't start a Blackhawk debate. They are used by hundreds of thousands of people, including the military, without issue. Use it properly and you won't have a problem.
    The thing actually breaking was resolved with a recall. Avoiding the recalled batches should be enough on that.

    My only other comment is during my CCL class, the two instructors, both retired highly experienced LEOs they differed a bit on the button for retention. One thinking as long as the arched finger (in the middle) was used to depress you wouldn't hook your trigger finger in accidentally, the other was saying "well, basically for noobs it's not the best choice under high stress conditions."

    I think it comes down to do you like that type of holster or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norwisman View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61IT85GZT6g

    Blackhawk SERPA button issue.
    The guy who does the presentation is not even sure if it is an "issue". At 1:23 into the video he says,
    "There have actually been some cases out there, and I haven't seen a whole lot of substantiation, but it's worth considering."
    The "issue" is in training and practice; because unfortunately, the Blackhawk and many other holsters are not idiot-proof.... There are thousands of these retention holsters in use every day and I just don't hear of any ND's lawsuits against the company, do you? Cites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by norwisman View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61IT85GZT6g

    Blackhawk SERPA button issue.

    Funny thing about the "Blackhawk Button Issues"--they are generally only an issue to people who don't carry them, have a lot of money invested in holsters made by their competitors, are clueless noobs looking to get on YouTube, or are trying to sell you something else...

    If it's good enough for the USMC and Todd Jarrett, the Serpa is good enough for me--and my Serpa's have preforme flawlessly in EDC and USPSA competitions for over 3 years...
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    For the OWB I would strongly suggest one of the holsters specifically designed for women. The are designed to push the top of the holser away from the belt so a woman's figure doesn't push the draw into her side but gives her more of a vertical presentation. I have been looking at them a bit for my wife and a friend who are taking their CCW class next week (CC only in our city). I'm sure one of the ladies will be along shortly to educate us more about women specific carry options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepdiver View Post
    For the OWB I would strongly suggest one of the holsters specifically designed for women. The are designed to push the top of the holser away from the belt so a woman's figure doesn't push the draw into her side but gives her more of a vertical presentation. I have been looking at them a bit for my wife and a friend who are taking their CCW class next week (CC only in our city). I'm sure one of the ladies will be along shortly to educate us more about women specific carry options.
    Fortunately, Blackhawk offers spacers for their holsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davegran View Post
    Fortunately, Blackhawk offers spacers for their holsters.
    Excellent to know! Thanks! I haven't kept up on their products the last few years. Have several of their holsters but haven't bought one in a while. May get a few of those spacers to make it easier for my wife to use the ones we have.

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    I had one made at Black and Chrome in Wausau. It is a custom made highride. The firearm fits perfect. If I knew how to post pictures I would.

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