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Never had a paddle holster before - Only Biancho and Galco leather belt holsters.

Thought about getting a paddle holster from Galco - anyone have one of these? Are they as concealable as a Galco FLETCH? Is it comfortable?
 

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shipwreck, how do u like your FLETCH, is it easily concealed, does it hold close and high to the body? im thinking of getting one for my usp or xd.
 

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I prev had a Fletch for 8 years for a Glock 26. I sold it last Oct when I sold my Glock. But yes, it works great.

After 8 years, I thought I would try something different, so I have a Bianchi 7L for my compact Walther P99 I bought to replace the Glock. It works well too. I think I liked the Galco a bit better, though...
 
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shipwreck, how do u like your FLETCH, is it easily concealed, does it hold close and high to the body? im thinking of getting one for my usp or xd.
I use a Galco Fletch when I carry my Beretta Cougar (for sale by the way) :wink:

Here are some concealment pics that I took of the Fletch... Also located on another thread...

 

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Well, I will eventually hard chrome my USP compact's slide, and I was trying to come up w/ a different holster to carry it in - That's why I was thinking of trying a paddle.
 

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Well, I like to carry the gun on the outside of the pants waistband, not so much on the inside. I thought the paddle would be easier to take on and off, but I don't wanna give up concealability.
 

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Paddle holsters are harder to conceal than belt holsters with slots, no question about it. Basically, with the paddle holster, you have a piece of plastic between your body and the gun, in addition to the leather. This extra layer of "stuff" makes the paddle holster sit farther from your body than a belt holster.

If you want quick on-off and concealment like a belt slot holster, look at Galco's Side Snap Scabbard. It's as concealable as the FLETCH, and probably the most comfortable belt holster I have ever worn.

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Yea, they look nice. But, that is a bit too expensive. My main carry is my compact Wlather. I was looking for a somewhat inexpensive holster for my compact USP for days I feel like a changeup on the gun.
 

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Your milage may vary, but the Kydex paddle holsters I've tried generally weren't to comfy against my bony hips... not that I'm skinny, I just have no ass.
 

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Your milage may vary, but the Kydex paddle holsters I've tried generally weren't to comfy against my bony hips... not that I'm skinny, I just have no ass.
:smt046 I cant believe you said that! :oops: :oops: :oops:

You can have some of mine! :butthead:

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jwkimber45, I honestly feel the Kramer MSPD paddle is more comfortable for 16 hours than the Alessi CQC. Yes, I own and use both but for me the Kramer gets the nod. Regards, Richard :-D
 

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jwkimber45, I honestly feel the Kramer MSPD paddle is more comfortable for 16 hours than the Alessi CQC. Yes, I own and use both but for me the Kramer gets the nod. Regards, Richard :-D
There is no doubt its more comfortable. I just feel you give a little in concealibility.
 

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The MSDP Paddle was designed for LEO use. Let's look at this with this perspective in mind. How many policemen (Undercover/ Detectives) care whether anyone sees their carry gun. Most, I see, view their handguns as proof of their status and do not care if anyone sees the weapon. A case in point is dectectives on my local police department wear handguns without cover garments. I question how a police officer on another department knows they are LEOs. In a similar situation I would carry totally concealed. Regards, Richard :-D
 

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My primary carry holster for my XD is a leather paddle by Wild Bill's Concealment. Very comfortable to wear. The only draw back is, the gun does not stick to your side like a belt holster. Just like mentioned above, the plastic paddle pushes the gun out.
 

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I don't like paddle holsters for CCW as they tend not to ride tight enough to the body.

However, Sam Andrews at www.andrewsleather.com makes a sweet paddle holster that has a clip that hooks under the belt thus pulling the butt in tight to the body.
 

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Simple Slide Holsters

I tried a paddle holster for CCW but it was too easy to see. I now use a simple slide holster that can be worn a number of ways to accomodate different clothing. I usually carry IWB with a light weight T shirt underneath. Fits snug to my body. I have the small & medium size to carry small & medium weapons. That Galco Fletch looks good though.
 
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