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    Default S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    Recently acquired a Shield 9mm, and am looking for an IWB leather holster. Have been on Amazon, Midway, and other sites looking at various products, and one thing I am often finding confuses me. Most leather holsters I see with many good reviews, state in the product description that they fit a hold range of guns. I just don't get that. One holster ad (The Defender) listed the same holster being for Springfield XDS, Glock 17, and S and W Shield.

    How can a holster that will take a gun the size of a Glock 17 also properly fit a Shield, which is about two thirds the size of a Glock 17? I have 2 OWB hip holsters (Glock 19 and Sig P228). They both were made for one gun, and form fit the gun perfectly.

    Any comments/recommendations on leather IWB holsters that are decent quality and snugly fit a Shield would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    This is what I carry my Shield in:

    https://comp-tac.com/mtac-premier-iw...ster-comp-tac/

    I've had it for years and it's still going strong. It's pricey, but I'm pretty sure they have a 15 or 20% off sale in November.

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    Last edited by free; September 15th, 2019 at 04:26 AM.

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    Can you narrow down what you are looking for? Price range?

    For a simple leather clip on, I use a Don Hume 715-M WCS. I have one of them for just about every pistol I own.
    https://www.donhume.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=828


    If you want the best, versatile holster ever made, Pure Kustoms Black Ops Pro...but before you click the link, it’s about $200....
    https://www.purekustom.com/pure_kust...k_ops_pro.html

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    Thanks for the recommendations guys.

    Tommy T

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    Hi spartakis,

    Thank you for your response to my question about the Don Hume IWB leather holster. I don't really need the measurements; I was just concerned that it might be overly thick. Glad that's not a problem a problem.

    The reason I asked was that in reviewing some IWB leather IWB holster reviews on Amazon, I noted that, in some cases, purchasers liked the quality of various holsters, but felt they were so thick that they compromised concealability.

    I am going with the one you recommended. Thanks again.

    Tom

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    I have 3 Garrity holsters, all "Inconspicuous" model. The clip is a real beast and will not fail. You couldn't give me a Kydex clip.
    http://www.garritysgunleather.com/In...ip-SigP239.jpg

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    Default Re: S & W Shield 9mm IWB Leather Holster Recommendations

    DeSantis makes a model called the Dual Carry II that I use for my G43x. It is dual carry as it does have a belt slit for wearing OWB, but also has a j-clip style plastic clip so you can wear it IWB from appendix to 4 or 5 o'clock. It also has a snap retention over the back, so if I wear it OWB or even open carry, I have at least that level of retention. Not sure if this is of any interest to you, but it is an option. I also bought a LH version of the same holster that I like to wear OWB at 6 o'clock concealed. I prefer that draw from SOB right handed out of a LH holster. The holster is a straight drop that I also prefer.

    https://www.amazon.com/DeSantis-Dual.../dp/B00FYQ95WE
    Last edited by VooDoo1VooDoo1; September 30th, 2019 at 04:28 PM.

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