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Posted: 12/22/2005 2:25:32 PM EDT
Im looking at the CompTac, SideArmor, and Bladetech. Which ones are you guys using?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:35:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:59:28 PM EDT
Any of the 3 mentioned are quailty rigs.

I like the CompTac personally.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:43:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
I like Fobus



+1
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:45:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 9:40:41 PM EDT by Strazz]
Comp-Tac. I've purchased five of them.

ETA: Five Paddles, three Pro Undercovers, and a CTAC, to be exact Quality and service can't be beat.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:06:25 PM EDT
+1 for Fobus
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:08:28 PM EDT
Ive used a Fobus before but after seeing the video about them Id prefer to use something else.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:15:38 PM EDT
Just say no to Fobus
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:12:35 AM EDT
I think Safariland makes the best paddle holsters. I use the open top 5181 in the STX finish for my G19. They also make the 518 if you want a snap over the top, and the open top 5182 if you want something lower cut.

That said, you probably can't go wrong with a Comp-Tac product... I love my C-TAC for IWB carry, and they have some of the best customer service I have ever expereinced! I've also had nothing but good experiences with Blade-Tech products.

-Randy
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:11:18 PM EDT
-1 on Fobus.

I had a Fobus put a nasty scratch on a brand spanking new Colt Defender.

Sorry, personally I dislike Fobus....
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:27:28 PM EDT
+1

never had any issues with this Fobus..and its taken a lot of wild abuse.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 12:10:39 AM EDT
Fobus
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:59:39 AM EDT
I'm going to buck the trend here and say go with BladeTech. Everything I've seen from them has been outstanding and they offer the widest array of holsters for weapon mounted lights.

They are the most innovative and make market adjustments before anyone else.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:21:16 AM EDT
I like the Comp Tac and Blade Tech equally. Both make great holsters and are excellent companies to deal with. Either of them would be my first choice. IIRC, Comp Tac builds and delivers rather fast. These holsters are certainly a notch up from the Fobus, however I think the Fobus is decent for the money.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:22:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I'm going to buck the trend here and say go with BladeTech. Everything I've seen from them has been outstanding and they offer the widest array of holsters for weapon mounted lights.

They are the most innovative and make market adjustments before anyone else.



I have a CompTac paddle that is my "do all" holster. Great for everday carry (retention), yet fast enough to take to a gun class, very well built.
I have never even had to adjust the tension screws since I bought it.

While I love my CompTac paddle, the good folks @ Blade Tech are really a nice bunch too.
I have a belt holster for a 1911 that's a Blade Tech and it's the shit!!
Secure and fast!!

I do like the fact that my Safariland holster is lined. Great holster, but a little slower on the draw than the Comp Tac or Blade Tech.
Great retention though, plus it's very well made.

Fobus is OK. FAST!!
No problems for me, but the three you mentioned, plus the Safariland are much better candidates in my book.
Personal observations...
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:15:34 PM EDT
Ok, regarding fobus, anyone have a link to the LEO training video about them? Thought maybe some people who havent seen it would be interested.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:58:14 PM EDT
Do not like the FOBUS the best, bit it seems like its the first one I grab.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:23:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I'm going to buck the trend here and say go with BladeTech. Everything I've seen from them has been outstanding and they offer the widest array of holsters for weapon mounted lights.

They are the most innovative and make market adjustments before anyone else.




Blade Tech

And I agree, just say no to Fobus.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:17:25 AM EDT
Comp-Tac all the way--got 3 (one for a 1911, HK USPf 45, and G29

would not recommend Fobus past range use
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:22:49 AM EDT
Safariland 560 Paddle

Comp-Tac C-Tac IWB
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:52:04 AM EDT
From what I've seen Blade-Tech is the way to go for anything in kydex.

And if you're considering leather, try taking a look at Kramer and Fist.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 1:13:00 PM EDT
My first one was a Fobus, but then I switched to a Blade Tech and have not been dissapointed at all. ALthough I did not have any problems with my Fobus, the quality and strength of the Blade Tech's are beyond compare.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:04:12 PM EDT
+1 Fobus
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:44:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:05:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PRESIDIO:
Safariland 560 Paddle

Comp-Tac C-Tac IWB



The 560 is an excellent paddle holster and for a few bucks ($12) it can be converted to a belt holster. It is suede lined with a laminate exterior. It can also be adjustable for tension, and has a roller which makes contact under the trigger guard for less resistance on the draw. The model for the G19/23 fits the full size 17/22 and the G34/35 as well. It is also IDPA approved. I will try and get some pics up later.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:10:18 AM EDT
Brian - How do you think it would do with a G17L??? Thanks!

Bill
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:15:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 12:22:42 PM EDT by BrianNH]

Originally Posted By BC-Sgt-USMC-3rdRec82:
Brian - How do you think it would do with a G17L??? Thanks!

Bill



I would say perfectly. Pics below are with G35. Holster is suede lined, is adjustable for tension, also has roller under trigger guard for less drag, and has plenty of clearance in the sight channel. Fits 26/27, 19/23, 17/22, 34/35 etc. For $12 and a few minutes you can change this to a belt holster.




Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:20:13 AM EDT
I like the Bladetech and Uncle Mikes paddles
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:22:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Just say no to Fobus



Ditto.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:27:05 AM EDT
I moved away from Fobus, they are just not safe. This is what I use now while in training, sometimes off duty. It comes with a paddle and belt loop. When its in paddle mode its got three measures to keep it on your pants, so good It hard to get it off when you want to. The thing is fast, very nice plastic, and still has a level of retention. I cannot speak highly enough about its quality.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:39:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 8:43:32 AM EDT by AWACER]
Blackhawk CQC with G27.


Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:08:45 AM EDT
I see allot of you ragging on the Fobus. One thing I like about the Fobus is that it is easy to take off when I need to. I've tried a few other paddles and literally had to undo my pants to get the holster off.

What paddle comes off without wrestling it?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:15:17 AM EDT
+1 Fobus
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:22:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 10:27:15 AM EDT by LgAnimalVet]
Fobus gun grab video

media.putfile.com/gungrab-fobus

Still like the fobus the best of all that I have tried

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 1:13:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 1:19:36 PM EDT by BC-Sgt-USMC-3rdRec82]
Thanks for the quick response Brian! Based on the reviews in this thread I think I'm going with the Safariland 560 for my recently acquired G17L to use in 3 gun competitions. I like the suede lining to help protect the finish on my new baby, and the roller for the speed. I don't plan on using the G17L as a carry rig, got a G23 in a Galco shoulder rig for that... who knows though, if I like it with the 17 I may try one for the 23 (also have a SA XD - 9 that may get jealous and want one too!!)

Bill

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 1:46:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BC-Sgt-USMC-3rdRec82:
Thanks for the quick response Brian! Based on the reviews in this thread I think I'm going with the Safariland 560 for my recently acquired G17L to use in 3 gun competitions. I like the suede lining to help protect the finish on my new baby, and the roller for the speed. I don't plan on using the G17L as a carry rig, got a G23 in a Galco shoulder rig for that... who knows though, if I like it with the 17 I may try one for the 23 (also have a SA XD - 9 that may get jealous and want one too!!)

Bill




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