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Tuckable holster? Springfield XD/Kel-Tec PF9
Chasaway

Posted on 03/12/2008 7:42:38 PM PDT by Chasaway

Okay, dudes and dudettes...

I need some help. I'm looking for an inside the waistband, tuckable holster for my Springfield XD SubCompact. I'd LIKE to buy the Tucker holster (pic below), but I don't want to wait 4 or 5 months.

I know I've seen some other, similar holsters that have a shorter delivery time, but can't remember 'em or where I saw 'em.

I'd rather have leather than the plastic-y stuff, so if you know of somewhere I can look and you've got some reviews of the holster, I would really, really, really appreciate your direction.

I live on the coast in S. Texas, so vests, coats, etc. aren't an option. I need something I can wear under a tucked-in polo or button down shirt...

I also would like to be able to slip my PF-9 into it whenever I want. I know it won't fit well, but it'll do for just walking around work.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; holster; pistol
You guys have always given great advice, so I'm lookin' for a little help here...

Thanks gobs...

Chasaway

1 posted on 03/12/2008 7:42:39 PM PDT by Chasaway
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To: Chasaway

http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=95


2 posted on 03/12/2008 7:44:15 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: Chasaway

3 posted on 03/12/2008 7:45:23 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: BigBlueJon
You're a little slow on the draw, aren't you?

You must have answered before I finished posting this!

C

4 posted on 03/12/2008 7:46:02 PM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto to the Lone Ranger: "What do you mean WE, white man?")
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To: Chasaway

I like the Milt Sparks Versa Max-2 for my sig p239. Dunno about delivery times though.


5 posted on 03/12/2008 7:51:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Chasaway
I keep my Kel-Tec in my front pants pocket, all by itself. No one is ever the wiser, and it can be ready as a surprise any time.

Pleated pants help.

6 posted on 03/12/2008 7:51:10 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Leftists stop arguing when they see your patriotism, your logic, your CAR-15 and your block of C4.)
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To: Chasaway

Ha, no problem.


7 posted on 03/12/2008 7:51:24 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: Chasaway
Try Thunderwear.
8 posted on 03/12/2008 7:55:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Mad Dawg

That’s a good-looking holster...


9 posted on 03/12/2008 7:56:43 PM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto to the Lone Ranger: "What do you mean WE, white man?")
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To: Chasaway

Try Milt Sparks .


10 posted on 03/12/2008 8:25:02 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: Chasaway

You could order the holster you want and pick up an “Uncle Mike’s” nylon holster to use during the wait time.

They may not be ideal but they are cheap (under $20), are available at most sporting goods shops, and in my experience, they mold themselves around your weapon to provide a nice fit.

The down side is you won’t have the option of wearing a tucked -in shirt


11 posted on 03/12/2008 8:25:56 PM PDT by voteNRA
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To: Chasaway

Go with a slight modification I learned from a friend years back. Modified “mexican” That is simply-no holster. As you are pulling up your pants, put the piece up under your shirt where you want to carry it (behind right hip if you are right handed), Hold it in place from the out side and finish pulling up the pants and buckle. I am usually not in a social situation anymore to have a tucked in shirt, but when I do , I do this. With a cocked and locked 1911, no less.


12 posted on 03/12/2008 8:27:29 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Copper and lead-Precious metals of the Future)
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To: Chasaway
I just got the XD .40 (OD Green) and Love, love, love, love,Love, love love............. my gun. I bought Bagmaster holster for it and it's pretty comfortable in the small of my back with an extra magazine.

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I bought mine at a local dealer's shop, but here's a website

http://www.gunaccessories.com/Bagmaster/StandardHolsters.asp . FYI, I also bought a Taurus PT140 PRo on the same day and I love it too, but the XD is too cool, mine came with a bag, cleaning kit, Springfield holster, magazine clip and a springfield armory buck knife all in OD green.

13 posted on 03/12/2008 8:35:12 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: Chasaway
The BEST of the BEST is without a doubt the CROSSBREED which is the first IWB that truly allows me to pack a full sized Sig P226 with total concealment and in utter comfort under a tucked in shirt and no other cover garment in the muggy sultry heat of Miami, FL. The best part is a 14 trial period wherein you can return for a full refund anytime. I wouldn't have any other IWB now that I have this. Check them out. I'm image challenged when it comes to posting pix here so maybe some of you folks can post some of the pix from the CrossBreed webpage?
14 posted on 03/12/2008 8:40:13 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I have a general rule of never pointing my gun at anything I don’t want to shoot and I’d have to say that this underwear breaks that rule in the worst way.


15 posted on 03/12/2008 9:08:58 PM PDT by ScratInTheHat (Don't like my immigration stance? I'm dyslexic. PC keeps sounding like BS to me!)
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To: Army Air Corps

I have a general rule of never pointing my gun at anything I don’t want to shoot and I’d have to say that this underwear breaks that rule in the worst way.


16 posted on 03/12/2008 9:09:47 PM PDT by ScratInTheHat (Don't like my immigration stance? I'm dyslexic. PC keeps sounding like BS to me!)
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To: ScratInTheHat
I have a general rule of never pointing my gun at anything I don’t want to shoot...

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"Missed it by that much!"

17 posted on 03/12/2008 9:41:14 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: All

I like the blade tech concealex holsters. Ive got one for my walther p99. It’s reasonably priced and you probably wont have to wait on one.

I also like the milt sparks rig mentioned, but unless you luck into some dealer who has one on the shelf the waiting list is six months.


18 posted on 03/12/2008 10:41:58 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Chasaway

Bumpin’ me...


19 posted on 03/13/2008 2:19:30 AM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto to the Lone Ranger: "What do you mean WE, white man?")
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To: Chasaway

Bump again.


20 posted on 03/13/2008 2:39:20 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Chasaway
desantis makes some interesting stuff. i like their hunting holsters, but haven't tried any of their concealed leather products.
i do have their belly band which i find rather comfortable. conceals my p220, my compact 1911, and my j-frame equally well.
21 posted on 03/13/2008 5:51:51 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (white male christian hetero married gun toting SUV driving motorcycle riding conservative smoker)
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To: txroadkill

I looked a long time before I decided on the XD SubCompact. I’m like you. I love mine; more than a man ought to love an inanimate object (although, I’m beginning to think mine loves me back...).

It shoots amazingly well for the short sight radius, the trigger is terrific and it breaks down in nothing flat.

Although it seems “broad in the beam”, it’s actually flatter across the grip than a 1911...which is my all-time favorite pistol. Seems weird, but it is true...


22 posted on 03/13/2008 4:55:50 PM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto to the Lone Ranger: "What do you mean WE, white man?")
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To: Chasaway
I need some help. I'm looking for an inside the waistband, tuckable holster for my Springfield XD SubCompact. I'd LIKE to buy the Tucker holster (pic below), but I don't want to wait 4 or 5 months.

I have three observations for you. The first is to pick up a Galco Crossbreed Supertuck as an intirm holster that's pretty close to what you're after. They're made for the XD Compact, and Galco stuff is about as available as you can ask for.

Second thing: If you can afford it right now, go ahead and order the Tucker, and once it comes in try it and see if you really do like it better than the Galco rig. If you do, no prob, you can happily let whichever one with which you're less pleased go to a new XD owner for what you've got in it- and until then, you've got a spare.

Third possibility: A $20 Triple K Skeleton Belt Slide holster, also usable worn under the belt, as a crossdraw rig should you have to work from a sitting position a lot, or, reversed, as a weak-side holster should you damage your strong hand. I don't know which model is most suitable with the XD, but I've got one from the 1970s that frequently carries a .45 Commander, a Browning GP, a Walther PP or a Makarov, depending on the jacket or hooded sweatshirt worn with it; I'd expect that the Ruger P85 rig would come pretty close to being a solid fit- these guys would know: XD Forum The Triple K rig is also available with a retention strap for those whose agency regs one asTriple K's "Secret Agent" holster, a bit less multipurpose than the skeleton unit, but still a nice pick for a spare or loaner rig.

Oh, and spare mag carriers, Dawson and Heine night sights and spare parts and XD goodies? You'll want to check these folks, who offer some pretty nice holster rigs specifically for the XD Compact, too: Pistolgear XD45 Compact

23 posted on 03/25/2008 8:15:14 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Chasaway

I also recommend comp-tac [www.comp-tac.com].


24 posted on 03/25/2008 8:17:44 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: archy
Ahhh...great minds...

"...The first is to pick up a Galco Crossbreed Supertuck as an interim..."

That's exactly what I'm going to do! I ordered the Tucker a week or so ago (it's gonna be a long wait!) and was looking for a good "interim" holster.

I've seen the Galco and wondered if it'd work.

Thanks for the suggestion... C

25 posted on 03/25/2008 2:12:45 PM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto to the Lone Ranger: "What do you mean WE, white man?")
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To: Chasaway
The first is to pick up a Galco Crossbreed Supertuck as an interim..."

That's exactly what I'm going to do! I ordered the Tucker a week or so ago (it's gonna be a long wait!) and was looking for a good "interim" holster.

I've seen the Galco and wondered if it'd work.

You may find it wants a little rework or modification, depending on your build, gun carry position, and the size of your hand. See all sorts of Crossbreed thoughts, including modification info *here.*

Really, though, don't overlook the value of one of those cheapie Triple K skeleton rigs as an additional item. They can be used VERY effectively as a *between the belt and the pants* rig worn on the inside side of the belt, which is how I wear mine with a hoodie sweatshirt with a kangaroo pouch. The inside of the sweatshirt pouch-pocket is cutaway, and access to Mr. Colt is simple and foolproof.

And in really nasty weather when you'd rather not get a top-grade holster soaked but really REALLY want to have your XD available, the Triple K rig is again the answer. And of course they're a much better arrangement than most of the cheapie nylon *utility grade* holsters.

26 posted on 03/25/2008 3:40:41 PM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy

Final tip to all:

Purchase a few, high quality, Hawaiian shirts. The good ones have solid buttons and are made of high quality fabric. You can wear them with shorts or jeans in a casual setting, or the highest quality shirts can be paired with a good pair of Dockers for a look more dressed up than jeans. The advantage is that the shirts are designed to be worn un-tucked.


27 posted on 03/31/2008 9:36:54 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: Stat-boy
Final tip to all:

Purchase a few, high quality, Hawaiian shirts. The good ones have solid buttons and are made of high quality fabric. You can wear them with shorts or jeans in a casual setting, or the highest quality shirts can be paired with a good pair of Dockers for a look more dressed up than jeans. The advantage is that the shirts are designed to be worn un-tucked.

I used to be fond of the guayabera shirts popular South of the border for much the same reason. Likewise meant to be worn loose and untucked in warmish weather, they're pretty commonplace in the US Southwest.

That's still not the answer for the still-chilly days and chillier evenings of Spring. But I'm getting by with a long-sleeved *hoodie* sweatshirt when a jacket isn't worn, with a *kangaroo pouch* tunnel in front. Snip away the fabric beneath that tunnelled pocket, and you not only have a concealed piece covered by sweatshirt, but you can have your hand *in your pocket* ready on the pistol's grip, ready to begin the draw stroke. Like Gomer Pyle used to say: Sur-prise, sur-PRIZE!


28 posted on 03/31/2008 9:50:06 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy

I like that guayabera shirt. Nice. I plan to keep a look out for some.

I enjoyed your hoodie alteration—great idea. My wife laughs at me because I plan my wardrobe and shop for clothes around concealed carry. For example, some light jackets have elastic or are tight around the bottom—avoid those! Purchase light jackets that drop straight down and will not rise up above the concealed item. Also during the winter I often wear a sport coat. It makes someone my age look very proper and mature.


29 posted on 03/31/2008 11:11:03 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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