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    Todd:
    I will give you break in technique a try and report if my feelings towards the holster change.

    Method:
    I have their run of the mill inside the pants holster. I forget what size mine is but I actually went up a size or so(ie a larger holster than needed). This allows the gun to ride a little lower. Some people would recommend against it but for me it makes for a more secure and comfortable carry and I can get to it plenty fast. Check out the website below.
    http://www.uncle-mikes.com/products/..._holsters.html

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    Honestly, if I was to move to Florida, I would stick to high riding OWBs and invest in some loose, lightly-colored linen buttonup shirts. Sure, heat is an issue but I can always duck into some store or restaurant for an A/C break.

    In regards to Galco, I do own a Miami Classic II and one of their belt-riding open-top pancakes. Both are extremely good quality items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truman565 View Post
    Todd:
    I will give you break in technique a try and report if my feelings towards the holster change.
    I know my Galco has you work it by hand, pushing with your fingers from the inside out. I did that for a couple hours while watching TV and it worked well. But the other technique is wrapping the gun in wax paper, and sticking it in the holster overnight. If that doesn't make a difference, you can add another sheet of paper, and so on until the leather is stretched just enough to allow for easy draw but still offer the solid retention of a custom molded holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by literaltrance View Post
    Honestly, if I was to move to Florida, I would stick to high riding OWBs and invest in some loose, lightly-colored linen buttonup shirts. Sure, heat is an issue but I can always duck into some store or restaurant for an A/C break.

    In regards to Galco, I do own a Miami Classic II and one of their belt-riding open-top pancakes. Both are extremely good quality items.
    That's what I hope to do ideally as it's probably be the most comfortable option. Do you know of a company that sells linen button up shirts like a lot of the guys that work at the gun stores wear?

    With what I do for work, I'm not required to wear anything specific, and I'm on my own for hours at a time. I'm essentially my own boss, no special requirements for much other than following legal statute. I wouldn't care about the heat to much because even in the dead of summer I'm not out of my car for more than 5-10 minutes, and most of the time less than that. It's something I could definitely cope with.

    I will say that I'm not interested in wearing a vest... lol

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    Most of the holster stuff has been covered. But what I use in the colder weather in NH is a Blackhawk Serpa in the 3 to 3:30 position. I realy like the retention of the Serpa. I also find it very easy to draw from with practice. I typicaly cover it with a sweatshirt or Jacket. It does sit pretty far outward and is concealable but not as much so as some designs I have tried. It is very comfortable, secure and easy to use which is why it is my main carry holster. When I need deeper concealment I use a Basic Uncle Mikes IWB with retention strap. The ones that are about $20. Very inexspensive, but works great for me. It is easy to draw from, but due to being flexible, it is hard to reholster with one hand. That is something that to some is pretty important. So if it is to you then you may want to look into something that has a reinforced mouth to aid in reholstering. I have Don Hume leather IWB that fits this design. I do like it in this reguard but it is alot more uncomfortable for me then the UM. If I need to deep conceal, I use the Don Hume if I am not going to be wearing it like that for long amounts of time. If it is an all day afair, then I use the Uncle Mikes as the comfort keeps me wearing it rather then getting uncomfortable and taking it off. The bad is though as it is very flexible and doesnt protect the trigger very well, I tend to not carry with a round chambered in the UM. I do in the Blackhawk and the DonHume. They are solid and protect the trigger. I feel as it is a much better idea to carry with a round chambered. So I may look into more comfopratable options for the warmer weather that will alow a chambered round but be more comfortable then the DH.

    As far as mag releases, I have never used one and for me it is not needed. I know the mag release is a bit small and hard to manipulate, but with practice it becomes second nature and easy.

    I also have gone awy from the pinky extensions. I bought them right after buying my 26. Used them for a bit, but then tried it without them. I find that I am not at all more accurate with them. I shoot same impact without them and just as accurate. So I havent been using them anymore. They do make the gun a little more comfortable to my hand. The grip feels more natural with them. I have used the Pierce +0 (just pinky addition, no extra rounds). For a little extra grip enhancement, in my opinion the way to go would be the Gap models. I havent tried them but may soon. Many disagree as to the pinky extensions like the Pierce +0 doesnt add to the printing and concealement. But it does for me. When wearing with light clothing it is very noticeable to me the extra printing with the extensions compared to without. That is why I have gone without them. I have to wear the pistol ot about the 2 oclock position to not notice it with the extensions in place. But without them(stock baseplate) I can wear the gun at about any position. I am not a huge guy(5,8 175 pounds) so smaller in the grip makes a big difference to me.

    So I just say maybe hold off on the pinky and mag extensions and try it without. And depending on attire normaly worn, you may find a cheapie Uncle Mikes may work for you. Not a big loss if it doesnt.

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    I carry a G27 in the front pocket. I use a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster and I would not use anything else or carry anywhere else. Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Method View Post
    For any of you guys with experience with the G26:

    I plan on getting the extended slide and mag release. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the extended mag release came out far enough to be triggered by a holster.

    Any of you guys have experience with that?
    I have the extended mag release on my G17 and G26. I did not notice a problem with it using the CQC SERPA holster but as we transition to warmer weather I started looking for an IWB holster. The current IWB holster I have is for my Taurus Millennium PT111. The G26 fit OK enough to give me an idea as to the function of an IWB I'd like to use and I noticed that the extended mag release did press against the holster. No doubt using a holster of similar design could cause the mag to be released.

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    Summer carry

    I have a Glock 27 and use the Crossbreed Supertuck, extremely comfortable during the summer with shorts that are one size larger then you normally wear. Do some checking on it, many people have a large box of holsters and this is the one that they prefer the most. I also use the Smart Carry and find it extremely comfortable with the 26/27 size. It works well with summer athletic shorts when there is really no other way to carry. Do your studying because there is no perfect holster!

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    Mitch Rosen Upper Limit is the best OWB holster for a baby Glock IMO.

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    Has anyone that is interested in pocket or cargo pocket carry tried this holster?



    http://www.pocketholsters.com/Glock_...t_holster.html

    The IWB/OWB doesn't really work for me, since I always tuck in my shirt. I'm not really concerned about a quick draw, I just want to have my G26 with me.

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    Super Tuck Delux

    I use a Super-Tuck Deluxe IWB holster from Cross Breed for my Glock 26. It has a wide leather panel that fits up against your body for comfort. The outer part is a rigid plastic, Kydex I think. This holster only adds about 1/4 inch to the thickness of the gun so that helps with concealment. Its also possible to tuck in your shirt with this holster although its a bit difficult to do. The 4:00 position works best for me. I would suggest that you order the combat grip. Total cost is about $80.

    This is the best setup for me that I've discovered so far, but I'm always on the lookout for something better. IWb adds about 1-2 inches to your pant size and belt size.

    I've heard of one or two cases of a Glock firing while being holstered. (I don't know what kind of holster was used.) Possibly clothing was hanging over the side of the holster which bunched up under the trigger and safety. I would suggest being very careful when holstering a Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_S View Post
    I've heard of one or two cases of a Glock firing while being holstered. (I don't know what kind of holster was used.) Possibly clothing was hanging over the side of the holster which bunched up under the trigger and safety. I would suggest being very careful when holstering a Glock.
    Absolutely! When I was a cop, we had a detective shoot himself in the butt cheek while re-holstering his G19 on the range. The thumb break of the holster got caught on the trigger. Since I'm not in law enforcement anymore, I don't carry a round in the chamber. I know a lot of folks will probably disagree with me, but here's my reasoning:
    • Prevents accidental discharges
    • The added psychological factor of the bad guy hearing and seeing me rack the slide (it seems to work well for shotguns)
    • If the bad guy gets control of my weapon, I know there's not a round in the chamber, he doesn't. This gives me the edge when fighting to regain control of my weapon.


    Edit: I have a change of heart and decided that considering all the variables, you're better off with one in the chamber. With the new styles of IWB/OWB holsters that use Kydex, I feel more secure with a round in the chamber of my Glock. I'm not sure I would ever go back to thumb break holsters again.

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    CQC Serpa

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    Quote Originally Posted by KS Trekker View Post
    "Absolutely! When I was a cop, we had a detective shoot himself in the butt cheek while re-holstering his G19 on the range. The thumb break of the holster got caught on the trigger. Since I'm not in law enforcement anymore, I don't carry a round in the chamber. I know a lot of folks will probably disagree with me, but here's my reasoning:
    • Prevents accidental discharges
    • The added psychological factor of the bad guy hearing and seeing me rack the slide (it seems to work well for shotguns)
    • If the bad guy gets control of my weapon, I know there's not a round in the chamber, he doesn't. This gives me the edge when fighting to regain control of my weapon."

    That's good info. I've carried both ways, one in the chamber or not. I like the idea of being able to grab the gun and bring it into play with one hand. But carrying a Glock in ready to fire condition and pointed in the general direction of my... tender parts... is a bit disquieting.

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    Ide stay away from the Extended Controls if i were you. I have them on my Duty weapon and even with my BlackHawk Serpa Holster, if notice depending on how i sit, ive accedentaly popped out a mag once or twice. As for IWB carry, i use a ClipDraw. Under any shirt, tank top, or whatever....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizcat68 View Post
    I have a Glock 27 and use the Crossbreed Supertuck, extremely comfortable during the summer with shorts that are one size larger then you normally wear. Do some checking on it, many people have a large box of holsters and this is the one that they prefer the most. I also use the Smart Carry and find it extremely comfortable with the 26/27 size. It works well with summer athletic shorts when there is really no other way to carry. Do your studying because there is no perfect holster!
    Grizcat68 may I ask how the Smart Carry is for comfort when sitting or driving?

    Also is it a rigid holster or soft?

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    Subscribing to this thread... I'm of similar build to the OP & looking at the G26 to carry.

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