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Onelight
03-29-2012, 08:54 AM
I need some help picking a holster for a compact 45 (glock 36) I am thinking IWB strong side what do you think would be the most comfortable for all day wear ?
I wear jeans all the time I build homes and do dirt work so I am on and off tractors and in and out of homes under constuction.
I am 5'11" weigh 200 lbs should weigh 160 most of my chest has dropped down to a comfortable position over my belt :redface:And it ain't gonna get any better.
What holster do you think I should try?::popcorn:
Thanks Mark
Oops....I should have put this in holsters

Bronson
03-29-2012, 09:08 AM
what do you think would be the most comfortable for all day wear

OWB

Bronson

PHMadness
03-29-2012, 09:45 AM
OWB +1. I really really thought I needed IWB when I first started carrying. Go OWB and you never go back.

Horseshoe
03-29-2012, 09:54 AM
For that gun a OWB to be honest. The only gun that I can carry all day everyday is my pf9. I do construction and remodeling. I want iwb because I paint quite a bit and do not need a painted gun :) PF9 with the clip attachment and you will be happy. Or p3at if you want slightly smaller with clip. I carry 16 hours a day and often forget it is there. I LOVE IT!

Sorry. I also forgot to add when I carried my BT380 and CC IWB I used an Uncle Mikes #1 I believe. I customized it a little to have it sit lower on my belt line. I am 6'3 250 :) big boy and I carried it everyday. I did know it was there all the time but I got used to it.

KirkG
03-29-2012, 09:55 AM
OWB > IWB, generally speaking. If you can or are comfortable with open carry, do so. If you must go IWB, I would recommend the Comp-Tac MTAC. I use one to carry a G17 during the colder months of the year. It could get a little warm in your OKC summers though!

Michael T
03-29-2012, 10:23 AM
(glock 36)

Ditch that get something thinner and smaller . Perfect work gun IWB be a BersaCC. My self I would go with a pocket pistol Like a KelTec P3AT in a nice pocket holster. Its out of the way at work ,lite enough you won't notice weight. and will still work.
No one pistol perfect for every carry. I have different guns for different ways I dress . from 25auto up to 45 auto. But at work would always be small and pocket.

Mason
03-29-2012, 10:29 AM
I'm up down sit some stand a lot.. I bend over a lot (show time for the crew).. Even down on the ground some.. I have tried several different combo's over the years. Kel-Tec P3AT in back pocket with a DeSantos Pocket holster works very well for me. Thats at work all day.. Now if I'm going to a Bar-be-que then its my 1911 OWB...

mitchr
03-29-2012, 03:14 PM
Well, I don't have to crawl around on the floor, beggin' from FXW like Mason does :wink:, but I don't see how any really active person, as you must be, can carry IWB comfortably. I vote OWB also, with pocket carry being second choice.

gtgeorge
03-29-2012, 04:23 PM
I carry all day everyday with an UBG Striker housing a 45UC. I work as a mechanic doing various tasks and positions, in and out of cars and even use a tractor with it on. Tractor straightened out a clip I believe on the metal seat, but other than that I find it quite comfortable. If you can do OWB I believe that would be even better, but find IWB protects the holster and firearm better when brushing against things like steel tables, buggies etc.

Onelight
03-29-2012, 04:58 PM
I have a paddle holster but it carries the gun so low I have to wear a long vest or coat to cover it.We can't do open carry in okie land. I also have a p3at and a front pocket holster that is comfortable.
We have had several burglaries at homes we have built so I have the habit of going by any time I am out and I feel more better with the 45 than the p3at at those times.I like the little keltec for when I don't think there is any chance of trouble.The paddle holster is so easy to put on I may use it at night with a vest in summer.
I like small guns they are so handy to carry BUT they are not my first choice when checking in the dark to make sure no one is steeling stuff. I had a situation once with some big guys and all I had was a north American arms mini 22mag.
It felt kinda like a dream where you wake up nekid in church.It worked out and they never new how small my gun was :redface: but it made me take my gun choice more serious.
How bout a fanny pack for tactoring.any one tried those?

gtgeorge
03-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Okay, I will definitely recommend the Striker IWB for you then. Less chance of a unlawful flash and very comfy. That is if he makes them for your firearm...and I am sure he does. www.ubgholsters.com (http://www.ubgholsters.com) by the way BTW, many are fond of luvthegun holsters also. I plan on adding one of his at some point.

Onelight
03-29-2012, 05:13 PM
Thanks guys I will look up the UBG striker and the Comp tac MTAC

Bronson
03-29-2012, 05:21 PM
We can't do open carry in okie land.

You can help do something about that http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?100653-Open-Carry-HB2522-Passes-the-House

:smile:

Bronson

Onelight
03-29-2012, 05:36 PM
:thumbs up:
Thanks guys I will look up the UBG striker and the Comp tac MTAC

Can I quote myself ? Here is a Link to comp tac ,this and the striker both look really nice and I may wind up with one of them. But the more I think about it the tractor is so hot sweaty and dirty in the summer I don't think any open holster is a good choice.:smile:http://www.comp-tac.com/index.php?osCsid=6etgomiv1moqp526ptlpe7up05

Onelight
03-29-2012, 05:45 PM
You can help do something about that http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?100653-Open-Carry-HB2522-Passes-the-House

:smile:

Bronson
Ain't that something ,I live here and find out about it from Battle Creek,Mi thanks :thumbs up:

Onelight
03-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Ditch that get something thinner and smaller . Perfect work gun IWB be a BersaCC. My self I would go with a pocket pistol Like a KelTec P3AT in a nice pocket holster. Its out of the way at work ,lite enough you won't notice weight. and will still work.
No one pistol perfect for every carry. I have different guns for different ways I dress . from 25auto up to 45 auto. But at work would always be small and pocket.
Bersa thunder Glock 36
Weight. 20 oz. 20.1oz
Length. 6.6 inch. 6.77 inch
Height. 4.9 inch. 4.76. Inch
Bersa grip is thicker. Glock. Slide is thicker
Nickle bersa. Is perty. Glock. Looks like a glock
The bersa is rounded so seems smaller, The glock is 45
:tongue:

Onelight
03-30-2012, 08:52 AM
A tractor solution ,Horseshoes post about uncle mikes got me looking around at uncle mikes website and saw this, I already have 1 and the 45 fits great.http://www.unclemikes.com/products/gun_pak_pouch.html
I got it a long time ago and have been using it on motorcycle trips to carry pocket stuff.
It should work great on the tractor and general summer constuction wear.
It ain't fast draw but should protect the gun.:thumbs up:

gtgeorge
03-30-2012, 08:59 AM
Great if it works for you. I personally would be catching it on stuff all the time. Just too big and bulky for my taste. It seems it would prevent bending over etc. also. Let us know how it works for you if you get it.

Onelight
03-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Great if it works for you. I personally would be catching it on stuff all the time. Just too big and bulky for my taste. It seems it would prevent bending over etc. also. Let us know how it works for you if you get it.
It seems smaller than the website shows it,I have probably ridden 40,000 miles with it using it for wallet keys etc. But I haven't tried it on my tractors I hope it works ok.
Thanks Mark

cdbillups
03-31-2012, 08:44 AM
I carry my 9UC Pro in a kholster (http://www.kholster.com) IWB around the 4:00 position all day. Once you get used to it you really don't notice it anymore.

Onelight
03-31-2012, 09:58 AM
I carry my 9UC Pro in a kholster (http://www.kholster.com) IWB around the 4:00 position all day. Once you get used to it you really don't notice it anymore.

I have seen others recommend kholster when I try to go to the site my I-pad locks up and I have to reboot when I can get to my PC I will give them another shot.:tongue:
Thanks Mark

JONESN
03-31-2012, 10:04 AM
I carry my full size Colt 1911 in a Don Hume IWB and it works great for such a massive gun! I got at a gun show for $50.00 bucks! Man that kholster thing has got to be one of the ugliest things Ive ever seen!

Onelight
03-31-2012, 04:46 PM
I carry my full size Colt 1911 in a Don Hume IWB and it works great for such a massive gun! I got at a gun show for $50.00 bucks! Man that kholster thing has got to be one of the ugliest things Ive ever seen!

Which don Hume do you have?
Thanks Mark

RodeoX
04-03-2012, 03:08 PM
I bought a Galco IWB holster just last week and I love it. They make a huge variety of holsters for many gun brands. Mine was a suede model with a second mag pouch built in. I find it very comfortable at 1:00. Comfortable except for the fact that a gun is pointing at what little manhood I have.
Select your Glock 36 here and see what options they have.
http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG1.asp

Onelight
04-04-2012, 06:18 PM
Thanks RodeoX Galco does have a lot of holsters.:D

mikeo
04-04-2012, 07:10 PM
The White Hat Maxtuck holster works, for me, with my Bersa Thunder 380.

Onelight
04-05-2012, 01:58 PM
The White Hat Maxtuck holster works, for me, with my Bersa Thunder 380.

Can this style holster be put on or removed while sitting in a car?
Thanks Mark

mikeo
04-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Can this style holster be put on or removed while sitting in a car?
Thanks Mark
Not easily.

JONESN
04-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Which don Hume do you have?
Thanks Mark

sorry Mark for the delay > here's my Don Hume & Colt Gov!26912692
this holster may be removed while in a car.

NCBobD
04-06-2012, 07:59 AM
I have two IWB holsters. Both were impulse buys due to what seemed like an exceptionally low price. Both are made by Taguq Gunleather. One is a simple belt slide holster style with a metal clip. The package said it would fit Bersa 380, 1911 and others. (http://www.taguagunleather.com/new/inside-the-waist-holsters-p27). The other is form fitted for the 1911 (http://www.taguagunleather.com/new/inside-the-pants-holster-p32). I paid about $20 each which seems like a decent deal. The leather work is reasonbly nice but I'm sure not as nice as you'd get from luvthegun or ubg. The metal clip seems a little on the cheap side. On the belt-slide style it wouldn't stay in the slots... I replaced it with a slightly larger/heavier clip off a holster I don't use anymore and solved that issue. On the other holster the clip is very secure. At $20ish each they're hard to complain about. At suggested retail I wouldn't be so impressed.

I really wanted to give IWB carry a try and, given the price I came across, these became an easy impulse buy. I wouldn't have a problem carrying like this all day, though I'm usually in situations were the gun is on and off throughout the day. With either holster I can conceal easily under an untucked tshirt... even a full-size 1911. The belt slide style holser, which I use with my BT 380, can stay in the waistband without the gun and be virtually unnoticeable. Reholstering is easier with the formed holster than the belt slide style.

There are times I'd prefer OWB, others IWB. Having options is good.

Entelzha
04-06-2012, 09:18 PM
I have a tagua iwb that I picked up at the local gun shop for under $25.00.
The leather work is clean and snug with a nice reinforced mouth

http://photos.imageevent.com/thefakeplace/rdsweirdshit/huh/icons/2012-04-06_21-56-41_543.jpg (http://photos.imageevent.com/thefakeplace/rdsweirdshit/huh/2012-04-06_21-56-41_543.jpg)http://photos.imageevent.com/thefakeplace/rdsweirdshit/huh/icons/2012-04-06_21-56-52_709.jpg (http://photos.imageevent.com/thefakeplace/rdsweirdshit/huh/2012-04-06_21-56-52_709.jpg)http://photos.imageevent.com/thefakeplace/rdsweirdshit/huh/icons/2012-04-06_21-57-06_20.jpg (http://photos.imageevent.com/thefakeplace/rdsweirdshit/huh/2012-04-06_21-57-06_20.jpg)

Not the best by far, but a good bargain for for the buck

mitchr
04-06-2012, 09:30 PM
I was browsing the holsters while my wife was buying her pistol yesterday & found that the LGS I use has started stocking their stuff. I have a couple of their small 'belt slide' holsters & they aren't bad. They were stocking mostly IWB holsters, but didn't look too bad & decent prices. Don't have any idea what their OWB pancake style holster would be like, so I'll stick with luvthegun, I guess, especially on my Bersas because they fit so well.

Onelight
04-11-2012, 12:25 AM
Thanks for all the input it was a lot of help,I bought a Looper Leather IWB holster and just ordered a Desantis that is similar to the super tuck. Now I need to get a good belt and I hope I will be set when my CC permit gets here.
Thanks again.:thumbs up:
Here is a link http://www.looperleather.com/roughout-iwb-holster.html
Here is the other,http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-GUN-MANUFACTURER/GLOCK/19-23-32/INSIDE-THE-WAIST-BAND-HOLSTERS/Intruder

pbrowe01
04-20-2012, 09:21 PM
I just bought a Remora 6ART for my Glock 26. I really like it. Very comfortable IWB and stays in place without a clip.

Phil

JJW
04-21-2012, 08:19 AM
Thanks for all the input it was a lot of help,I bought a Looper Leather IWB holster and just ordered a Desantis that is similar to the super tuck. Now I need to get a good belt and I hope I will be set when my CC permit gets here.
Thanks again.:thumbs up:
Here is a link http://www.looperleather.com/roughout-iwb-holster.html
Here is the other,http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-GUN-MANUFACTURER/GLOCK/19-23-32/INSIDE-THE-WAIST-BAND-HOLSTERS/Intruder

I boiught one of these belts and I couldn't be happier. Quality is geat!!! http://www.hanksclothing.com/amish_belts_black_buy.html Learned about them here on Bersachat.

Sher Khan
04-26-2012, 02:06 PM
Seems like IWB holster fit varies a lot with the individual. I got a Wild Bill IWB for my Bersa CC, but couldn't wear it comfortably at all. My wife tried it, liked it, and wears it with her Bersa CC. I wound up with a Don Hume IWB for my Bersa, pretty much the same as the Don Hume I have for my Glock 30. And I have Wild Bill paddle holsters for both pistols for OWB wear. I guess it's "if at first you don't succeed, try and try again". And find a storage space for the unsuccessful attempts.

cluznar
05-02-2012, 02:03 PM
Holsters from N82Tactical.com or else Comp-Tac holsters, both are very nice.

Also have a DeSantis Sof-Tuck for my Thunder .380 and really like it. :cool: