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Posted: 2/5/2006 5:29:59 AM EDT
Buying my Marine son an M9 for a suprise birthday present.

I also need a holster where on the net can I get an issue surplus or similar holster?

Thanks for the help.....

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 5:58:36 AM EDT
I frequently see them on Ebay - HTH.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:57:30 AM EDT
First Cav stores have them, check their web site.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:00:48 AM EDT
The issue flap holster is designated M-12.

There is the Bianchi (the original maker) and there are contracter made models.

I have a contractor made knock off that cost me about $25 NIW. Expect to pay considerably more for the Bianchi.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:06:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:10:21 AM EDT
buy him something nicer than the issue holster. Around here they are wearing everything from Uncle Mikes nylon to Galco Jackass leather to Haji special.
Get something nice.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:30:43 PM EDT
Thanks Guys......

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:34:49 PM EDT
The M12 holster works great for what ist is designed to do, retain the pistol. Having said that, when it comes time to draw the pistol...problems arise. The metal loop that keeps the flap closed has a tendency to get hung up on the stron hand during the draw stroke.

If you look at the nightly news, nobody (I mean NOBODY) is carrying the issue holster. Seems that all I see on the tube are drop leg tac. holsters. Quite a change from when I was there years ago...times change I guess.

Anyway, just my 2cents

ka
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:03:47 PM EDT
I agree with those who say no on the issued holster. They are fine for going to the range, but if your son deploys and gets to carry an M9 in theater, it sure would be nice to have something better...
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:30:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:32:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rocketman:
Buying my Marine son an M9 for a suprise birthday present.

I also need a holster where on the net can I get an issue surplus or similar holster?

Thanks for the help.....

Semper Fi



Delks Surplus in Ashboro NC has a bunch of them for $20 each

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:17:53 AM EDT
Thanks to all for the advice
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:21:50 AM EDT
taverndog,

I know Delks well. I grew up in Asheboro.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:28:55 PM EDT
The Blackhawk CQC is a really nice holster as well. I have one for my Glock 19 and also one for my Beretta 92's. Not super cheap, but great quality.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:52:55 PM EDT
I stuck with a M12 holster but with some of the nice add ons. The thumb break and shoulder rig from Bianchi, and a drop leg adapter from Specter Gear really update the issue holster, I can wear it low with BDU, clipped to web gear, or the shoulder rig for with flight suit, very versatile.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:25:23 PM EDT
If you want one for military history purposes they are neat. If you want one for use....its a PIECE OF CRAP...I've used one (in the military), and they were absolute shit.
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