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    cdsguy is offline Junior Member
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    Question Paddle or Belt Holsters?????

    I am planning on getting an Uncle Mike's Kydex holster for my Glock G22, I was wondering what the advantages and disadvantges are to the belt holsters and the paddle holsters, This is gonna be my off-duty carry holster. i also do some plain clothes work for my security company, anything from slacks and a polo shirt to jeans and a sweatshirt. just wondering what might be better for my use. So any help, Paddle or belt holster????

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    The two plastic paddle holsters I have position the pistol too far from my body to easily conceal. Therefore, I only use them at the range, where I can openly carry. They are however easy to get off an on, and it's easier to holster the weapon as compared to a tight-fitting leather holster.

    My leather belt holsters hold my pistols much closer to the body, so I can conceal with a normal shirt. I will sometimes thread the belt in front of the hoster instead of behind, as this will pull the pistol in even closer.

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    PhilR. is on the money, as usual. Paddle holsters are the least concealable of belt-type holsters. A Kydex belt holster is normally not much better.

    With the concealing garments you mentioned, you'd probably be better off looking at a pancake-style leather holster or an IWB.

    Edited to add: Galco's M7X is a thermoplastic belt holster that is quite concealable, and also fast on and off like a paddle holster. Keep in mind that I work for Galco when not deployed.
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    Get a good belt and belt holster. The outfits I like the best are Galco, Don Hume, and El Passo. All three have quality stuff. Stay with leather works best for me. I had one plastic holster and gave it away. There all right for out in the woods but not everyday packing. Good luck.

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    Hey i just want to thank you guys for your help, i still went with the uncle mikes kydex but did it with the belt holster instead of the paddle style. i love it so far. works perfect for the occasion, and have even gotten to test it out, we had a good little fight involving weapons on one of my details. smooth and fast draw. And thank you mike, i have looked at the M7X ans may by one as my true off-duty holster and just use my uncle mikes kydex for plain clothes work. thanks for all the insight it has helped me out better, as the only thing that i was used to was a duty holster. once again thank you.

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    Hey Mike, how would you compare the concealability of the M7X to an uncle mikes IWB?

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