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Old 08-17-2010, 06:30 AM   #1
Michael Leach
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Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

anyone have suggestions on holsters for open-carry around the house and at the range? my current concealed-carry options are as follows:

keltec p3at with belt clip
ruger lcp with paddle holster or ankle holster
kahr pm9 in a comptac c-tac
glock 19/26/33 in a comptac c-tac

with that said, 97% of the time i carry the p3at with belt clip or, if i can dress around it, the kahr pm9 in c-tac.

the first thing i do when I get home is empty out my pockets and get comfortable (disarm myself). i'd like to get a holster that i could comfortably (open) carry around the house. i'd prefer to carry the g26/g33 or pm9 over the .380s. any suggestions?
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

by the way, I live in FL; you have to conceal-carry in public, but are allowed to open-carry on your property.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:15 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

I wear the 5.11 (Bladetech) kydex holster at the range for the Glock 22. I like it, it has an adjustable retention on it and no retention on the top. Just yank on it and out it comes ready to go.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:33 AM   #4
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

Blade-tech for sure if you are not running or jumping around. Although any cheesy Uncle Mike's or similar kydex works (I have several varieties) Blade-tech uses more durable plastic and has more flexible mounting methods. It would require that you wear a belt, so a more flexible option may be some kind of a shoulder holster, but IMHO, 99% of shoulder holsters suck to draw from and are awkward to train with. An alternative may be to use some kind of messenger bag/pseudo fanny pack if you can find one that doesn't make you look like richard simmons. And definitely go with the Glock.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:35 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

My only suggestion is that if you find it necessary to carry at your house, I would look into moving....
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:39 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

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My only suggestion is that if you find it necessary to carry at your house, I would look into moving....
its better to have and not need than to need and not have.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #7
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

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Blade-tech for sure if you are not running or jumping around. Although any cheesy Uncle Mike's or similar kydex works (I have several varieties) Blade-tech uses more durable plastic and has more flexible mounting methods. It would require that you wear a belt, so a more flexible option may be some kind of a shoulder holster, but IMHO, 99% of shoulder holsters suck to draw from and are awkward to train with. An alternative may be to use some kind of messenger bag/pseudo fanny pack if you can find one that doesn't make you look like richard simmons. And definitely go with the Glock.
speaking of running and jumping around, last week i had an incident where i was jogging a mile or so from my house when a very large german shepherd came charging towards me growling and showing signs of aggression. i started screaming like a psycho and he/she stopped about 10 feet away and after a few very uneasy few minutes of staring at each other i was able to slowly start backing away. i was in gym shorts and fivefingers and there were no trees to climb, no place to hide, etc. the situation would have been very bad. figures that's 20 minutes of the whole day that i'm outside my house and unarmed when a dog wanted to eat me. are there any holster options that'd hold up to jogging?
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:57 AM   #8
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

Have you tried any of these fine suggestions?
http://www.dontevenreply.com/view.php?post=84 Not WFS
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #9
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

I just thought that, seeing as i only 'do' about 5 websites or so, and as most of those are serious, there is a high probability that i have ripped this from another CF thread; sorry for trying to steal the street cred of whoever did it first (but isn't that the goal of the internet - to pass off others' stuff as your own?)
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:31 AM   #10
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Re: Looking for holster recommedations for home [open-carry]

Fobus paddle holsters are really cool, as is the 5.11 Tactical PUSH pack. 5.11 also has a pretty neat holster compression t shirt which I've worn quite comfortably.
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