Help picking a pocket holster.

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by fruitbat, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. fruitbat

    fruitbat

    Dec 17, 2003
    I’ve normally carry a Ruger LC9s in a FIST kydex pocket holster. It has worked great for years when I only carried it on weekends and some evenings. Now I carry it all day every day and it just isn’t holding up. It is starting to crack in some areas so I know it’s about time to get something else. I’m looking for something that can take being carried everyday. Or be cheap enough to replace occasionally. I currently only get the FIST to last 12-18 months before it cracks and I have to replace @ $55 each. Recommendations greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    I have a pocket Holster from Bob Mika at Mika's Pocket Holsters. I use it for a SP101. I am very happy with it and Bob was very responsive and very well priced. It is not fancy, but it works. I don't use it often, so I can't testify to its durability but it is a soft side holster so it won't crack.
     
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  3. Jordan@DLT

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Vedder makes excellent pocket holsters, as does Alabama holster, I have used both and been very pleased with each.
     
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  4. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Mika’s holsters are the very best. Imho. I have several. Best part he makes it fit the gun and sizes it to fit your pocket.
     
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  5. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    Yet another enthusiastic vote for Robert Mika holsters. I have 4 of them now. Like @Shann , one of mine is for my Ruger SP101. That is a decent sized pistol, yet the holster is perfect.
     
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  6. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I normally carry my Sig 938 in an IWB holster but do pocket carry at times. I’ve used a front pocket Alabama holster and am very pleased with it.
     
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  7. fruitbat

    fruitbat

    Dec 17, 2003
    Both of them are the type I like. I’m guessing they use a thicker kydex? And maybe that would make them last longer?
     
  8. Jordan@DLT

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Whats the thickness on your current kydex?
     
  9. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I have a Galco horsehide pocket holster for my S&W j-frames that I love. On the cheapo side, I think Mike's are pretty decent.

    I don't think I would like a kydex holster in my pocket very much. A little too rigid. But, of course, to each their own! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jordan@DLT

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    Jul 22, 2014
    You'd probably be surprised, the gun is gonna be rigid either way, and the kydex is very comfortable if shaped properly, less bulky than many of the nylon options as well.
     
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  11. fruitbat

    fruitbat

    Dec 17, 2003
    The one I currently have is about 1mm thick
     
  12. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    DAMMIT! Robert Mika pocket holsters. All you need to know!
     
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  13. fruitbat

    fruitbat

    Dec 17, 2003
    Problem solved!!!! Ran across an eBay seller making kydex pocket holsters. I took a gamble. It turned out better than I had hoped. It’s exactly what I wanted. I’m pretty impressed in the fact that the seller made the holster and I received it 4 days later for $27.99.
     
  14. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta

    Feb 16, 2012
    How does a kydex pocket holster work? Kydex is so slick against cloth, and generally takes a lot of pull force to get the gun to come out, so how do you get the gun out of your pocket and not gun and holster together?
     
  15. fruitbat

    fruitbat

    Dec 17, 2003
    It is held in place by the trigger guard. It has the spot to push it free with your thumb and the the gun comes free from the holster.
     
  16. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    The Mika holster stays in your pocket... no need to push is with your thumb. Ditch the kydex, get a Mika. You WILL thank me for it, trust me.
     
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