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IWB holster for Glock 26.

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Ken C., Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Ken C.

    Ken C. Jack of all trades, master of none. Staff Member Super Mod

    Jun 14, 2000
    I'm in the market for a concealed carry holster for my Glock 26. Before I flop down some cash on a good holster I was wondering what most of you Glock carriers use. I'm torn between kydex and leather. I've been looking at the Don Hume JIT and a Desantis #M24 Tuck-ThisĀ® II. I'm not really sure what is available in kydex. Summer carry and winter carry will depend greatly on what I carry and I'm not opposed to buying more than one to accommodate my wardrobe for the seasons. Of course practicing draws will be paramount.

    So help me out.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  2. The Logical One

    The Logical One Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2011
    Crossbreed supertuck.... period.

    I've used 3 diff IWB holsters, two of them being bianchi's and I can tell you the supertuck trumps them all in terms of comfort.

    You don't really have to worry about tailoring your wardrobe to you carrying if you're carrying a gun that small + using an IWB holster.

    I'm 5'10 and 155lbs and I've carried a full size 1911 and a glock 22 while wearing fitted clothes. But then again I carry on my 5 o'clock so that helps tremendously. With a G26 and IWB you can pretty much carry it anywhere on your waist and wear anything without having to worry.
     
  3. bobbystoney

    bobbystoney

    Dec 13, 2010
    Supertuck is the correct answer!

    Shame that XDtalk no longer does the blem list. that was one of the greatest kept secrets on the internet.
     
  4. jdigi101

    jdigi101 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 21, 2010
  5. R.H.Clark

    R.H.Clark

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    Aug 23, 2007
    I've been using a Don Hume IWB over 10 years with my Glock 36.It's perfectly molded,thin,stiff leather.I think it cost around $35 back then.I like it better than a lot of more expensive holsters I've owned.
     
  6. ac700wildcat

    ac700wildcat

    May 24, 2011
    I'll agree with the others about the crossbreed supertuck. Stay away from the tuck this, I have one and its not very comfortable and for me it seems to be more of a pain to put on and take off.
     
  7. medusaoblongata

    medusaoblongata

    May 1, 2000
    I highly recommend a hybrid holster of some sort. Whether it's Mtac, Kholster, Shielded, White Hat, Theis, etc., matters less, as long as it's adjustable for ride height and cant. Some people don't like the obvious crosses on the supertuck clips, as it can draw attention, and you don't want people asking why your clips have crosses, or why you have clips. I like the Comp Tac clips a lot, enough that I removed the metal clips that came with my Shielded Holster and replaced them with Comp Tac plastic clips. The advantages to the hybrid holsters are that they're very comfortable since the part that rests against your skin is flat leather which molds to your the shape of body, rather than leather or kydex that is molded to the shape of the gun, the kydex keeps the holster from collapsing when empty, they don't add much width, and the two clips spread apart distribute the weight so it's not all in one spot. Youtube reviews of specific holsters are quite handy.
     
  8. Unk

    Unk Gold Member Gold Member

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  9. red1965

    red1965

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    Apr 21, 2009
    Only use one....Sparks Summer Special. You will never need anything else.
     
  10. edlex

    edlex

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    Jul 8, 2007
  11. bobbystoney

    bobbystoney

    Dec 13, 2010
    That's where it all comes down to personal preference. I had a Milt Sparks VMII that I paid a lot of money for and would wear my Supertuck any day of the week over it. Ended up selling my Sparks.
     
  12. The Logical One

    The Logical One Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2011
    If you were wearing IWB concealed, why would the belt clips on the holster be visible?
     
  13. Unk

    Unk Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 22, 2008
    bobbystoney, very interesting..while I have never owned one,the Milt Parks VersaMax II has been on my wish list for years..anything special you didn't like about it or did the Supertuck just work better for your applications?
     
  14. brizbane

    brizbane

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    Feb 4, 2007
    The Archangel is excellent if you carry appendix. Kydex, simple design and tension adjustable, the gun clicks in and is very secure,yet draws super fast.
     
  15. brizbane

    brizbane

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    Feb 4, 2007
    When carrying IWB, some holsters allow the shirt to be tucked in around the holster. In this case the holster is concealed but the clips are visible and might draw attention. IMO it is best to just wear a covering garment, and nobody sees nothin'.
     
  16. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
  17. medusaoblongata

    medusaoblongata

    May 1, 2000
    Because you can tuck your shirt in between the clips and the gun, hence concealing the gun even with a shirt tucked in and no other cover garment, which reveals the belt.
    Or, if you conceal with an open front cover garment (rather than a closed front, untucked one), the front clip will be farther forward on your body than the weapon is, and might be farther forward on your body than your cover garment is.
     
  18. The Logical One

    The Logical One Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2011
    No disrespect but I don't think wearing a gun in your waistband while having the shirt tucked in is a very good idea not to mention how odd/obvious it would look. If you need to use it how do you expect to be able to draw out quick enough?
     
  19. medusaoblongata

    medusaoblongata

    May 1, 2000
    It's not necessarily obvious at all. A lot of people conceal this way because they have to, e.g., dress code at work.
    Yes, it's slower to draw when your shirt's tucked in covering the gun, but it beats not carrying or carrying off body.

    Here are the first two videos I found showing a pistol behind a tucked in shirt:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFcAbvB4Nok
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaWyS3cTMHA
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  20. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    I really like the Minotaur MTAC holster sold by Comp-Tac.

    It's a kydex/leather hybrid. Very comfortable and reasonably priced.
     

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