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I'm looking for holster recomendations.

matt2636

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OK, I agree the belt loop is much sturdier.

However, calling the paddle an "accessory" is absurd. I suspect a majority of Serpa users use the paddle; it's more comfortable and convenient.

But, either way, the paddle is no more an "accessory" than are the belt loops. They are the means by which the holster attaches itself to you, which is, you know, one of two things the holster actually has to do. And, either way, if they break then the gun is no longer attached to you.

I never said it had to last "decades". I said that plastic will catastrophically fail. Leather will wear slowly, and you'll probably want to replace it before it's in danger of failing anyway. In both cases you have to buy a new holster. My estimate is that the mean time to replacement is about the same. The difference is that catastrophic failure of your "accessory" can get you killed, whereas slowly wearing out just means it looks ratty until you decide you've had enough.

I wear my holster in the rain. It's just a Desantis thumb break. No big deal.

http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum11663.php

I used to be a big Serpa fanboy, but the truth is that thumb break isn't really any poorer retention than a super obvious button, especially if your plastic holster snaps off completely (which they will do). Also a leather belt holster tends to hold in tighter against your body, which is better for retention and more practical for EDC.

The other big thing is comfort. I never found a Serpa uncomfortable until I had been wearing it every day for years. It finally began to irritate me how inflexible and unyielding it is.

And finally, I haven't had a single fool make a stink about cocked & locked since I started carrying in the thumb break. I guess the hammer doesn't draw attention to itself when it isn't so exposed. Anyway, I've come to feel that the less "tacticool" a carrier is, the more likely he is to create positive rather than negative reactions. Serpas are tacticool, to be frank.

I've come to feel that a 1911 in a leather belt holster is far and away the most practical EDC piece for the average citizen. To each their own and all that, though.

Oh, and btw, I guarantee you don't practice drawing more than I do. lol. You're not going to wear out a leather holster by drawing from it. And breaking in a leather holster is a matter of wearing in. Two three days of all-day carry and boom, broken in.

Frankly, for all your talk about how much you draw, it's pretty clear to me you don't have much experience to speak to. Your notions about leather holsters are really rather farcical. You act like you'll spend a month breaking it in, only to have to replace it days later, because we just have no idea how much you practice. :lol:
ha! son ive done more holster draws on a work up going to Afghanistan then you would in a year. go make sure your 1911 doesnt have rust on it ok.
 

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ha! the drop legs can cost 140$ and if the military used them then why dont they use them now? start trainning with your leather holster. it wont last forever and neither will the finish on your gun. im sorry you cant accept the fact that 99% of people who are putting their life on the line is using a plastic holster of some sort. this isnt the 1920s anymore things get better.
My such anger over not being able to afford a quality holster, it's OK you don't have to be ashamed.
 

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My such anger over not being able to afford a quality holster, it's OK you don't have to be ashamed.
im not the angry one who said he was going to stop talking to me yet couldnt resist the temptation cause you had to defend the wad you blew on one holster that you couldnt use right away cause it takes days to break in and then after that you have to maintain it in order for it to last.
 

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ha! son ive done more holster draws on a work up going to Afghanistan then you would in a year. go make sure your 1911 doesnt have rust on it ok.


BTW, it's amusing how off the mark you are. My 1911 has epic holster wear, and as a result is no stranger to a nice patina of rust – especially in the summer. Where I live is a swamp compared to you. Everything rusts. :lol:
 
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BTW, it's amusing how off the mark you are. My 1911 has epic holster wear, and as a result is no stranger to a nice patina of rust – especially in the summer. Where I live is a swamp compared to you. Everything rusts. :lol:
Not plastic, it just crumples into pieces...
 

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im not the angry one who said he was going to stop talking to me yet couldnt resist the temptation cause you had to defend the wad you blew on one holster that you couldnt use right away cause it takes days to break in and then after that you have to maintain it in order for it to last.
Where did I say I was going to stop talking to you? Delusions maybe? Reading comprehension?

I don't have to defend anything I do, ask Marshual. I could care less what you use, or what you think I use, I just think it is funny you have to make doo doo up because you can't afford real leather. IMO people should use what they want, whether it is plastic, leather, canvas, or whatever works for them. You made false accusations about holsters pulling the triggers on Glocks, I guess because you are jealous of those who can afford quality.
 

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i dont wanna know what you had to type into google to find that. so you have to clean you 1911 everyday? that sucks. ive left my glock in the rain and had everything from dust to mud without cleaning it with no issues. though i do like the 1911 but it wouldnt last in those conditions. but you guys should seriously go check and see if you have rust on your 1911s and rub some leather care products on your leather holsters so they last another day.
 

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Where did I say I was going to stop talking to you? Delusions maybe? Reading comprehension?

I don't have to defend anything I do, ask Marshual. I could care less what you use, or what you think I use, I just think it is funny you have to make doo doo up because you can't afford real leather. IMO people should use what they want, whether it is plastic, leather, canvas, or whatever works for them. You made false accusations about holsters pulling the triggers on Glocks, I guess because you are jealous of those who can afford quality.
so you must be better than everyone else on here cause you can afford stuff. i can afford leather and have bought leather and realized it was a waste of money and time i could spend trainning and on ammo. the best things arnt always expensive.
 

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so you must be better than everyone else on here cause you can afford stuff. i can afford leather and have bought leather and realized it was a waste of money and time i could spend trainning and on ammo. the best things arnt always expensive.
Sure you can~~wink wink
 

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i dont wanna know what you had to type into google to find that. so you have to clean you 1911 everyday? that sucks. ive left my glock in the rain and had everything from dust to mud without cleaning it with no issues. though i do like the 1911 but it wouldnt last in those conditions. but you guys should seriously go check and see if you have rust on your 1911s and rub some leather care products on your leather holsters so they last another day.
Every day? It's lucky if I clean it every other month. :lol:

Now you're just trolling, desperately at that.

u mad bro?
 

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Every day? It's lucky if I clean it every other month. :lol:

Now you're just trolling, desperately at that.

u mad bro?
Hell if I am not carrying my 1911 it gets cleaned about twice a year. I hope he knows the barrel on a tupperware gun is still steel and needs care.
 

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Every day? It's lucky if I clean it every other month. :lol:

Now you're just trolling, desperately at that.

u mad bro?
i own and have carried a 1911. every other month k you are either trolling or you dont really carry. are you mad bro?
 

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i sure can big guy wink wink ;) and my tupper ware has a tenifer coating that is a metal treatment not a coating. google it. so please know what you are talking about before you spew misinformation. so google it please
Provide a citation that the coating is on the inside of the barrel?
 

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