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Well, I took the class, paid the cash, now I wait for the gov to get my permit to me, but in the mean time I am looking for a good CCW holster. Problem is iam 6'5'' and about 185 lbs and wear T-shirt and jeans most of the time. What is a good holster for this kind of wear.
Second point, I soon will be forced into a suit and tie job, and what is a good rig for that kind of outfit. Hopefully there are some tall skinny guys out there who can lend a bit of experience to my dilema.

Looking forward to your posts.
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I have a Fist Inc holster for my P99 and love it. I am 6', 180lbs and wear tshirts with jeans/shorts and this holster works for me. I carry strong side at about 8 o'clock (leftie). The holster is all leather and provided you don't wear it without the gun in it, it will keep shape fine and holster 1 handed. One thing to be aware of is that when I first got it, when I holstered the gun the screw heads for the cantable belt clip scratched my slide. Not a big deal since its a shooter not a safe queen. Here is a link to more details.

I have belt clip B and love it.
 

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Thanks for the info so far guys. Just out of curiosity, how many people are using tucker's "the answer"
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If I could afford a tucker answer I would definitely be using it. Until then I'm using a FIST kydex similar to mjs166. Definitely not as comfy as the answer but it does a great job for the price (34.95+S&H)
 

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I've been using "The Answer" for a couple of years now and love it.

The price tag is a little tough to swallow, but I knew I didn't want to spend a fortune buying and trying holsters.

The Answer is awesome. It's comfy, adjustable, tuckable, and supremely concealable. One hell of a nice leather kydex hybrid.

Whatever you get, if you want to conceal it well get a holster with the belt loops as far away from the gun as possible so it pulls it in closer to the body.
Aside, from The Answer I've also tried the Milt SParks Versa Max 2 and Watch Six. These are also simply outstanding holsters (all leather) and seem to offer more hand working for the price than The Answer. The Answer is thinner though, so in the end it won out for me.

I've got nothing but good to say about Tucker Gunleather, Milt Sparks, and Lou Alessi. These guys make absolutely to notch products. I know there are a lot of less expensive options out there, but if you're going to wear it everyday you want to be comfortable and you're only going to pay for it once, then any of these will outlive you.
 

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It depends on whether you want to tuck your shirt in or not. When I use soft shorts and am in the Florida heat, I prefer the Protech sleeve (pictured with my G26, but the P99C is almost identical).



When I want to tuck my shirt in, I use a High Noon holster



And when I expect to sweat a lot or get rained on (when I am out walking or Jeeping topless), I prefer the Protech full nylon.



I just got a Galco tuckable which I am not crazy about, and I also have a Don Hume IWB that rides a bit too high for my taste. I think I am going to have a fire sale in eBay for holster - kid you know I have over 30! :eek:
 

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Bottom line, you get what you pay for. Why put a $600 gun in a $15 holster? If you took the step to get your CHL, at least use the mindset to get your holster.

Get the "answer" and a belt from Tucker. I use both every day.

No offense, but those cheesy walmart holsters are for the deer lease, Not the street.

Stop trying to save a few dollars and protect your investment the right way.
 

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Spud,
Does the belt that Tucker sells matter? I usually don't where a thin dress belt, but is there anything special about tucker's belts that they should be prefered over others.
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Bottom line, you get what you pay for. Why put a $600 gun in a $15 holster? If you took the step to get your CHL, at least use the mindset to get your holster.

Get the "answer" and a belt from Tucker. I use both every day.

No offense, but those cheesy walmart holsters are for the deer lease, Not the street.

Stop trying to save a few dollars and protect your investment the right way.
Although I, for the most part, also believe "you get what you pay for", there are instances where bargains can be had and you can find happiness spending less.

My Protech sleeve was $15 on eBay. It is by far my favorite method of carry. If I had to get rid of my holster collection and keep one, that would be it. It is very comfortable with shorts without belts, which is what I use mostly in Florida.

Something like that won't work for everyone, but I dont think you have to spend $60 to carry your weapon comfortably and safely. I also have a Fist holster for my G19 which is very, very, very nice. I still keep reaching for my cheapy sleeve most of the time. :D
 

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Tucker's belt serve the same function as any other gun belt.

They are thick (like all leather gunbelts) and heavy.

There are reinforced nylon belts that serve equally well, and are usually thinner and lighter and somewhat cheaper.

I went with leather because I wear it every day, and I think nylon belts are tacky, especially in professional clothes.

Tucker's belts aren't special (other than fine workmanship) for the role of CCW. You do want a real gunbelt though. Somthing meant to suppot the weight of the gun. Any gunbelt.

I've done it for a bit with a regular belt...the wieght of the gun will eventually destroy that belt if you carry every day, plus your pants sag.
 

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I wrote up a small review of a UBG Canute IWB holster on my blog: http://blog.ammotracker.com/PermaLink,guid,42626add-9a11-4b05-afda-14c3097e3fec.aspx

I can wear it with a regular belt when my pants are tight (most are, they seem to shrink :) but I use a Wilderness Instructor belt during matches. They are not very stealthy so I'll probably add a leather gun belt at some point. Of course some of those aren't very stealthy eather.
 
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