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Old 11-29-2016, 03:52 PM
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Just picked up a Springfield XDS in 9mm. Shot at the range and have put 200 rounds through it. Love the feel and shooting tight groups. I'm thinking I may want to carry daily. I like to carry ITW at 4 o'clock. Any suggestions on a nice holster?
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:18 PM
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Lots of folks will recommend some fine custom leather, and justifiably so. Nice gun leather is reaaaally nice. For me, I only carry iwb in the cooler months. I chose bladetech for it's flexibility, iwb or owb with a simple bracket change.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:44 PM
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Whatever you decide, buy a good gun belt.

I carry OWB in a custom leather holster whenever possible, but I really like the Alien Gear IWB stuff. They do OWB too with the same kydex.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:11 PM
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:46 PM
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Type gun holsters in the search. Enough there to keep you reading for quite awhile
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:53 PM
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http://www.ttgunleather.com/
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:51 PM
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Check out crossbreed holsters. They have a horse hide option that is supposed to be better for humid climates.
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Vedder.

Made in Mt Dora. Adjustable retention and cant. Great customer service
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:23 PM
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Vedder.

Made in Mt Dora. Adjustable retention and cant. Great customer service
When it comes to something like a holster, I want a manufacturer that never provides customer service.

What kind of customer service to you need for a holster? They either know what they're doing or they don't. If you have to go back to a manufacturer for support for a holster, you need another manufacturer.
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by river_boater View Post
When it comes to something like a holster, I want a manufacturer that never provides customer service.

What kind of customer service to you need for a holster? They either know what they're doing or they don't. If you have to go back to a manufacturer for support for a holster, you need another manufacturer.
The OP is a first time carrier. Knowing he's buying something from company that offers a 30 day risk free and a lifetime warranty might mean something to him.

OP, they specialize in Kydex holsters. I prefer Kydex due to its simplicity, durability thiness and weight. Everyone had preferences and you may have to buy a few holsters before you find what you really like.

This is from their website.

If you are in a rush and need to meet a deadline, contact us and we will be able to tell you how long our current production time is to see if your deadline will be met. If you need to receive your holster faster, we will work with you and do our best to meet your deadline.

What is your 30 day risk free trial?

It’s confidence in knowing that you will be 100% satisfied with your holster purchase. We are so confident that you can wear it for 30 days from the day you receive it and if for whatever reason it is not for you, contact and return it to us within the 30 day period and receive a full refund of the holster price (excluding shipping).

What is covered in your Lifetime Warranty?

All Vedder Holsters’ Hybrid and Kydex holsters come with a Lifetime Warranty. If for whatever reason the holster fails you (excluding obvious neglect), simply return it and we will make it right. If we can’t fix it, we will replace it.
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As others have said, definitely need a gunbelt to go along with the holster. Standard belts aren't stiff enough. Important consideration, though. For ITW carry, your belt will need to be a bit larger than you would normally use.

I got my belt from The Beltman. www.thebeltman.net. Lots of options to choose from.

For a holster, I use a Comp-Tac MTAC. www.comp-tac.com Comp-Tac makes primarily kydex holsters. Kydex is great, but can be uncomfortable. Especially if you have to remove the weapon to enter a prohibited area, but don't want to remove the entire holster. The MTAC is a hybrid. Holster is kydex, but the backing is leather. Much more comfortable to wear. The MTAC and CTAC (all kydex), and a few other Comp-Tac holsters are adjustable. Depending on where you attach the clips will result in an adjustment to holster cant.

Comp-Tac also offers a variety of clip options. I use the V-clips, but you'll need to make sure the belt you get has velcro sewn inside. Beltman offers this as an option. Other options are standard clip, c-clip and thread on clip.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:00 AM
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I have been happy with the Aliengear ITW holster and a really nice function is the ability to adjust the angle of carry. They also sell belts which so far, mine has been fine. Their prices are also fair.
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A belt made for concealed carry is a very important thing not to overlook. As mentioned a regular 1" dress belt does not give enough holding power or stiffness to help the holster conceal the firearm. I have tried it both ways and a belt made for the purpose is just so much better at doing the job.

As an example, I have tried to like smaller handguns like the Glock 43, 26 etc but they are harder to shoot as accurately as say the Glock 19. Concealing a Glock 19 is more challenging than the 43 or 26 but with the proper belt and holster a 19 is much more easily concealed.

Ideally you would never need your weapon but should you need to I would say it would be best to use the one that you shoot accurately.

I recently purchased the Tulster IWB carbon fiber holster....very comfortable, adjustable and seems well made.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:53 AM
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Just picked up a Springfield XDS in 9mm. Shot at the range and have put 200 rounds through it. Love the feel and shooting tight groups. I'm thinking I may want to carry daily. I like to carry ITW at 4 o'clock. Any suggestions on a nice holster?
N82 are good ones and ship fast.
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look at remora holsters
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