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#6494985 - 10/14/16 09:10 AM need some holster help
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 425
So I had been carrying a Glock 19 as my everyday concealed carry. Then decided to buy an STI Guardian. I absolutely love the gun. However, I bought a "Sticky Holster" for it, since it was at the store I bought the gun at, and it looked like a cool idea. It is a great concept, aside form the fact that the soft side toward the body will inadvertently allow the slide safety to flip off and on at will. Since I carry cocked and locked, I cant go that route. Im thinking about going with a Milt Sparks SS2, as that seems like the consensus best option. It is for 4.25" barreled Commanders, and mine is a 4" barrel. I know I am probably being anal about it, and will most likely go with that holster. But was gonna reach out to yall and see what you thought might be a good option. I really want leather, and would prefer smooth side in. Don't know if the rough side in would mess up the finish or not... Im probably overthinking this anyway. I even thought about just doing OWB and pulling my shirt over it. I don't ever tuck anyways. Thoughts and opinions are welcome guys....

#6495007 - 10/14/16 09:29 AM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 24596
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I carry my shield no safety with one in the chamber in a sticky holster from time to time no problem and usually appendix carry. Trigger isn't gonna pull itself.
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#6495025 - 10/14/16 09:36 AM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 2274
Loc: CO
I've been extremely pleased with both of my Stealth Gear USA iwb holsters. I have one for a FS M&P 45 and one for my G26. They are top notch and built extremely well.

#6495152 - 10/14/16 10:54 AM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Gumbeaux Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 3001
Loc: Georgetown
Having owned Crossbreed, Comp-Tac, and Stealth Gear, I would agree that the Stealth Gear is definitely the best of that style.

But I've figured out that for me, not having the weight on my belt makes it a lot more comfortable. I use a 3-speed holster now.

#6496066 - 10/14/16 11:43 PM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
HandgunHTR Offline

Registered: 11/10/14
Posts: 127
Loc: Cypress, TX
The Milt Sparks is a great holster for a 1911. The extra .25 inch room at the bottom of the holster won't make a bit of difference.

#6497310 - 10/16/16 12:43 AM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
DeerSlayer31 Online   content
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Registered: 05/07/10
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Loc: Mesquite, TX

These are made by a gentleman named Gary Nixon. He was my old boss at Academy in Mesquite and is still currently the store manager there. His leather holsters are very nice. I wear one I got from him everyday and it has barely even broke in. He can do custom imprints on the leather and really likes to make the products he makes. Highly recommended by me.

Edited by DeerSlayer31 (10/16/16 12:43 AM)
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#6499946 - 10/17/16 08:49 PM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
7o8 Offline

Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 528
Loc: Plan0, TX
+1 Milt Sparks Summer Special - works good with a 4" Kimber Pro. Been carrying in comfort for 12+ years. Can get them in a couple days from Brownells.

#6500057 - 10/17/16 09:43 PM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 5072
Loc: Nevada, TX
My favorite milt Sparks is the vm2.


#6521603 - 11/01/16 11:25 AM Re: need some holster help [Re: Arrowslinger82]
HandyMan91 Online   content
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Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 287
Loc: Austin Texas
if you give kydex a chance they make them molded so that the holster retains the safety position. or at least my guy made mine for my 2011 that way.


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