View Full Version : Holster for Concealed Carry?
June 14, 2004, 21:15
I just got my concealed carry permit today, now I need only get myself a holster for the weapon I'll be carrying. What I am looking at right now for carry is the little .380 caliber Makarov I picked up at the gunshow a couple of months ago. Not as much stopping power as I'd prefer but its more accurate than I am and its all I can afford for the time being. The only other handguns I have at the moment are a tiny .25 auto I inherited from my father and a CZ-52. I'm not really willing to trust my life to the .25 and with summer weather concealing the CZ-52 isn't really an option (winter may be a different story).
Anyways, I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good holster to use for packing the Makarov as a CW? I'd prefer something that has a clip attachment or can otherwise be attached in a manner that allows carrying inside the waistband, also something with an attached pocket for an extra mag would be nice. Money, unfortunately, is a concern here, I'm willing to pay for good quality but I don't have a lot on hand just now :(.
Thanks in advance
June 15, 2004, 05:14
take a look at bag master holsters I had one for a glock for years and it worked fine. you can get them with an external mag pouch and IWB clips. Rember if you are gonna where an IWB holser get pants and shorts a little on the big side and where a shirt one size larger than you normaly where.
June 15, 2004, 08:54
June 15, 2004, 13:21
Depends on what type of holster you want. Leather or synthetic.
Don't scrimp on the holster, less expensive ones often are not stable, don't fit the weapon well and don't conceal well either.
A well made holster will have a full combat grip, this means that when you reach for the wepon your hand can obtain a full grip. Some of the nylon types of holsters do not allow this, you would need to re position your grip after drawing the weapon. Decent holsters are also completely stable, meaning they don't rock around or slide on your belt. They are also more concealble because they fit better.
go over to the holster forums on 1911forum.com and glocktalk. Then search the makers web sites. Another good source for holsters for the Mak is makarov.com
June 15, 2004, 14:51
When I carry a Mak, I just use a cheap Uncle Mike's Sidekick IWB holster. Carry it in the small of my back and it works just fine. Can't remember the size; I just tried a few for fit.
Gun stays stable and hasn't had any problems with falling out. Also fairly comfortable, but if you're going to be wearing it for a long period, I'd suggest a belt slide holster of some type. The Mak's small enough that a long shirt should cover it adequately.
June 15, 2004, 15:15
G-CODE (http://www.tacticalholsters.com/high_res.htm#) makes really nice Kydex, and they have an IWB adapter for their Mak holster.
Check em out.
PS: Texas Tactical on this site sells G-code for good prices.
June 17, 2004, 22:29
I live in Las Vegas NV where the Summer temperature will often exceed 110 degrees. My everyday carry is a ParaOrdnance P14-45 in a Dillon CLS holster. I wear a one-size-oversize shirt and have never had a problem.
June 18, 2004, 11:37
When i'm carrying my Para P12, which is, oh yeah, everywhere but the shower it's ALWAYS in an Alessi Talon clip. Each one is designed for the individual gun.
The quality is excellent and guaranteed for life.
Service is first rate; They get 5 stars in my book.
June 18, 2004, 12:10
Kramer Gunleather and Rusty Sherrick both make outstanding horsehide holsters.
I have met Rusty and he is a shooter and tactician as well.
Both companies are recommended.
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