Favorite M40/M9 holsters?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by steveinaz, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. steveinaz

    steveinaz New Member

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    What's some of the more popular holsters for M9/M40 owners? Can you post a pic?
     
  2. hihoslva

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    I use a CompTac CTAC.

    Awesome kydex holster. Infinitely adjustable, tuckable, comfortable, great retention & draw, excellent quality, and a great company to deal with:

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    I have both an M9 and S9. The holster is made for the M, however both the S and the M fit perfectly. There's just about 1/2" empty space at the barrel end when holstering the S9 - the S9 is pictured in the photos.

    I tried a leather from Fist Inc. before the CompTac CTAC. The quality was very good, but I wasn't thrilled with the model I chose. But true to their word, Fist took the holster back for a full refund - all I paid was shipping back to them. This was a 100% custom leather holster, made to my specs, and they gave me all of my money back. While I wasn't thrilled with the product, the company is great to deal with, and I highly recommend them based solely on that. Plus, other models of holster might have worked out better for me.

    100% satisfied with my CompTac, however.
     

  3. Flashpoint

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    Hidden Alley Highnoon tuckable-

    Used it for about 2 years. I'm expecting delivery on a HBE Com 3 tuckable next week.

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  4. srfl

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    Hihoslva: Which FIST holster was that? I'm debating getting one of their IWB's....or another one of Eric Larsen's COM3 IWB's (I have two of them for other guns).

    Thanks.
     
  5. hihoslva

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    I bought the model #17 - IWB Interchangeable.

    It was very well made, and I had it constructed with a "sweat guard" also. But my complaints were:

    * Retention was too tight. No adjustment screw (I think it was an option that I didn't take), and even though I wedged the gun in the holster with a sock wrapped around it for 3 days straight, it never loosened up enough. Couldn't draw worth a crap. I'd hike my pants up to my chin every time I tried to get the gun out. And tightening my belt only made things worse.

    * Belt loop just didn't do it for me. I got it with the leather slotted snap loop:
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    This loop just didn't hold the holster securely enough for my tastes. Granted, part of this problem was the extreme retention of the holster; when drawing, the holster would move all over the place, and I'd give myself a wedgie trying to get the gun out. Might have worked better if the retention wasn't like super glue.

    * Belt loop attachment scratched my gun. Yep. Since the belt loop is adjustable/cantable, the screws that hold it in place can be loosened & retightened at the desired position. When fully tightened, these screws protruded into the top of the holster, scratching the slide whenever I'd draw & re-holster. Loosening the screws made the belt loop slide out of position on the holster. Trimming the screws down would have solved the issue, but I was already unhappy enough, so I didn't even try.

    Again, the company was good, and the holster seemed well made. I think the extreme retention was a big part of all my issues. I think I quickly figured out that I like Kydex better than leather, and I'm very happy with my CompTac now. I was very pleaed when Fist took back the holster for a full refund.

    They have a LOT of different styles of holster - kydex included - and I wouldn't hesitate to try something else from Fist in the future. The #17 just didn't do what I wanted it to do.

    #17 link: http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/holster/17.htm
     
  6. srfl

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  7. hihoslva

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    I think the two attachment points on a holster such as that one would work out better.

    For me, the lack of stability with only a single belt loop was annoying, especially with how tight the gun was in the rig.
     
  8. madecov

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    I ordered a FIST combo mag/cuff carrier in Kydex.

    We'll see [-o<
     
  9. Guest

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    I carry my M9 on the universal clip draw. i really like it because it adds no extra size to the weapon at all. http://www.clipdraw.com
     
  10. hihoslva

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    Welcome to the club, armtpo.

    Do you have - or could you take - any pics of the clipdraw on your pistol?

    I'm very interested in it as an easy, secondary carry option, and would like to see it in-use on a Steyr.

    Thanks.
     
  11. Guest

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    as far as pictures go im crossing my fingers that this post goes where i want it :lol: but i can say i also have one on my govt 45 and i carry that concealed just as easy as any sub compact. I took a chance on them because the price was right and the idea made sense. i havent looked back and everyone of my handguns now has one mounted on the side. The steyr's slide is perfect for it because it provides a long flat surface for mounting.