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Old July 21st, 2010, 06:27 PM   #1
 
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GP 100 Recommended Holster?

Looking for a good holster for GP100 w/4" barrel to use for IDPA. Would anyone have any recommendation? I'd prefer leather, but would welcome comments on what has worked for others in the past.



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Old July 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM   #2
 
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I don't know much about IDPA, but Safariland makes great stuff.
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Don't know about IDPA, either, but carry my 4" in a Tauris:

Tauris Holsters, L.L.C. - Custom Leather

He has a couple of options along with belt width for which to make it. Seems there is someone here that posts that has shot IDPA with a GP that commented something about GP's shooting as fast as S&W's between shot breaks. Might post with a GP IDPA heading to get attention.
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Particularly for IDPA, I'd recommend kydex-it'll give you a faster draw. I had them make up an IWB one for my Security Six; it's great for both IDPA and general concealed carry (which is kind of the point of IDPA, anyhow).

In leather, I had Kramer make an IWB in horsehide; it also is a great holster, very comfortable.

Regarding speed, comfort, and security, I'd go with the Blade-Tech. However, if your GP100 is blued, kydex will be a tad harsher on the blueing; blueing wear will show up more quickly on the portions of the gun that rub against the holster-so if that's of particular concern, you might want to go with the Kramer (or a similar horsehide/cowhide holster) as your first choice. On a stainless steel gun, the wear is pretty much imperceptable.

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I carry my GP in a Bianchi 5BHL, and it is great. Easily concealable under a coat, well made and very comfortable during all activities.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 06:07 PM   #7
 
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I use Blade-Tech OWB with my GP for IDPA; there are a lot of Kydex holsters used in our matches, fast and secure. If only everything else I do in IDPA were as fast as drawing from my Blade-Tech... when I carry otherwise, I use leather, but not as fast as Kydex for sure!
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This is what I use...

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I use a Blade-Tech paddle for IDPA with my 3" GP and it works fine. With the wisdom of hindsight I'd get regular belt loops, though, since I have to partially de-belt anyway to unload cell phone etc. and put on speedloader pouches.

My next GP100 holster, though, I think will be an IWB of some kind so I can actually carry it sometimes instead of my SP101.
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Wow, thanks for all the leads, I've been combing the web for about an hour checking them all out.

Lots of great options.
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