View Poll Results: What is Your Opinion of Fobus Holsters?

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  • They are the Best Holster Money Can Buy!

    4 2.60%
  • They are Junk - At any Price!

    34 22.08%
  • They are an Excellent Value!

    88 57.14%
  • Duh......What's a Fobus?

    28 18.18%
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    Oops. I started my above post before submoa posted his reply, but with numerous interruptions, I submitted my finished post afterwards.

    Well said submoa.

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    I was not being defensive. Read your post again. You quoted me. I understand that may not have been your intent, but would have appreciated a response along those lines as opposed to “If you are stepping up as the author of this defamatory comment, it is not clear”. Perhaps I am now being defensive but I find your response to be antagonistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    But, I see absolutely no reason to spend a small fortune and purchase an expensive leather holster for every handgun I own.
    How much is a small fortune? I went to LA Police Gear and found the following prices $51.20 for a Galco Cop three slot, $37.50 for a Safariland pancake, $37.31 for the Bianchi Minimalist. You can spend more if you want, but quality does not have to be expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Padawan View Post
    I understand that may not have been your intent, but would have appreciated a response along those lines as opposed to “If you are stepping up as the author of this defamatory comment, it is not clear”. Perhaps I am now being defensive but I find your response to be antagonistic.
    Lets take a look at the response you find so antagonistic.

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    I am amazed that you were insulted by my comments.
    It is insulting and erroneous to classify a group of people who make a purchase and are able to obtain satisfactory results as, "people who do not know better," especially if they are the majority of respondents to the poll. If you are stepping up as the author of this defamatory comment, it is not clear.
    My response consists of 2 sentences.

    The first clarifies what I find so insulting and contains a quote referring specifically to the first post in this thread. I believe all my posts in this thread have been consistent in this message.

    The second sentence refers to the first sentence and seeks clarification of whether you truly support describing people who disagree with you as, "people who do not know better,' or more precisely if these could possibly your words: "people who do not know better."

    Bill, I don't know what more I can say to you to clarify what I've written. I am truly bewildered that my objection to an insulting quote originating from a different gun board has escalated in your mind as antagonism towards you.

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    OK, so does anybody new have anything to add to this thread about the holster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Padawan View Post
    How much is a small fortune? I went to LA Police Gear and found the following prices $51.20 for a Galco Cop three slot, $37.50 for a Safariland pancake, $37.31 for the Bianchi Minimalist. You can spend more if you want, but quality does not have to be expensive.

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/holsters.html
    First off, my tastes in leather holsters is evidently more expensive than yours.

    Second, I own a lot of handguns. I did not say I couldn't afford to buy a single holster. My post clearly stated it would cost me a small fortune to purchase an expensive leather holster for every handgun I own.

    And Third, anyone that shoots several handguns at the range and uses a holster knows that a paddle holster is much more convenient that a belt slide for range use.

    Old Padawan, I'm thinking that maybe you didn't read the last couple of posts very carefully? Or maybe a Fobus holster is to a Galco employee what red is to a bull? Not that I blame you. If I worked for Galco, I probably wouldn't be a fan of Fobus holsters either.

    And just for the record, I own several Galco leather holsters and a couple of your very nice SB2 belts. I think everyone here, especially me, knows that Galco leather is superior quality wise to Fobus plastic.

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    I like mine

    It is my only paddle and not real sure how much I like the style. The holster is great but where my issue is, hate to admit it is I am not overweight but do not have 6 pak abs either. The hoslter really digs into my side at times. So not sure about the paddle itself.

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    Seen at the NRA Show in Louisville. I wonder if this is how the elite Mossad carry their Fobus holsters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Seen at the NRA Show in Louisville. I wonder if this is how the elite Mossad carry their Fobus holsters?
    That's the Buddy Holster. Haven't you seen it? It's not designed for the guy wearing it, it's for the guy behind him in case he needs a second gun.

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    Ohhhhhhhh. And here I thought it was just the old "Shoot Me in the Back with My Own Gun" holster. Silly me.
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    Franky I'm surprised Galco hasn't come out with one. It's perfect. You hear a bump in the night. You grab your gun and put on your Buddy Holster. You head down the hall to get the kids. Your wife follows close behind you, keeping both hands free to grab the children out of bed and whisk them to safety, yet is within easy reach of a firearm in case she needs to join the fight!

    Damn I'm good. You guys need a writer for your catalogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Damn I'm good. You guys need a writer for your catalogs?
    Sorry, that job is taken. If we have an opening for a diaper-changer, though, I know whom to call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Sorry, that job is taken. If we have an opening for a diaper-changer, though, I know whom to call.
    Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Ouch!
    Todd,
    Don't worry I hear mike is getting old, and well, he may re-enter that stage of life

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
    Todd,
    Don't worry I hear mike is getting old, and well, he may re-enter that stage of life
    I'm not changing Mike's diapers! He can find someone else for that job!

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    here is a good example of why i think fobus are a good value. I am looking seriously at kel-tec P11. Of course with my last purchase, tru carry holsters are, ummm..... difficult to find.
    So I figured i would look at holsters first to see what is available.
    I went to Galco, and found the stow and go, and a thigh holster. Sorry, bags don't work well for my work, aand many mag holders.

    Went to Fobus and found the paddle holster.

    I was hoping for my favorite (currently) S.O.B from Galco. But didn't find. Will probably end up with BOTH, the paddle, and the stack and stow or what they call it. Course I haven't tried any IWB's recently.

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    check out this video...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDeKtgkZKmQ

    it's a "kydex" apparently but are all of these "paddle" type holsters the same design ? that's somewhat scary how easily that ca be removed. granted, it would probably be under a garment so it wouldn't be seen but its just something to think about. I no longer want to do the IWB holsters, can someone reccomend a holster like this that is of better quality ? perhaps with belt loops

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    I gotta go with submoa on this one. I don't own a Fobus but I do own an Uncle Mike's model similar to the Fobus. For $20 they do provide great value----which is what submoa illustrated in his posts.

    Why all the Galco jealousy???????????

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    It's hardly jealousy. I've examined many Fobus holsters (we look at all our competitors' stuff). I simply think we have a better product with our Matrix line, and that Fobus is on the flimsy side. I think that the Uncle Mike's plastic holsters are also much better than Fobus.
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