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Old 11-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Carrying my Sig P229. holster suggestions?

i have read many peoples opinions on favorite holsters. but very few on the Sig P229. i was just curious if anyone carried one or similar and what they liked. I have my eye on a DeSantis Cozy Partner. it looks like what "i think" i want. any input is welcome. tonight is my night to research holsters.

BTW just got my pistol permit today!
 
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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Check.. Galco holsters
And... Soteria Leather
 
Old 11-17-2013, 08:36 AM   #3
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ty, i will
 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Krounds holsters.

Kydex Holsters, Shooting Accessories and Magazine Pouches by K ROUNDS
 
Old 11-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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oh i like those. i still need to read up on kydex though. never used it or even seen it up close.
 
Old 11-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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I typically carry my P229 in a Galco Miami Vice shoulder holster. I like the Galco Speed Paddle for my Kimber & my S&W 2". I imagine that same holster would work great with the 229 as well..
 
Old 11-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #7
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i keep seeing Galco come up when im searching for options. the other ones i see allot of is DeSantis and crossbreed. so many options and i know im going to go through several before finding one or two i like. i have looked at shoulder holsters as well for when the occasion arises i might need one. the holster im using right now is a Sigtac paddle holster. its fine when im wearing a heavy coat but has to be long to accommodate how much it hangs down. even with the cant adjusted.
 
Old 11-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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I prefer a milt sparks vm2, I've been wearing one for about 5 years and so far it's been the best holster I've owned, I've also have galco, blackhawk, gcode and an incog, for my body the milt sparks has been the best
 
Old 11-20-2013, 07:21 AM   #9
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I don't have a P229, but my friend does, and he uses the Crossbreed Supertuck. I use the same holster for my XDm, and we are both happy with it. First holster I ever bought, and I still haven't found any to replace it (probably because I am too cheap to pay $150 for a really nice one).
 
Old 11-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #10
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Another CrossBreed vote

I have both a P229 as well as an XD9 Subcompact. I carry the XD daily in a CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe in horsehide, and have for the last couple years. I'll be ordering one for my P229 -- why mess with perfection?
 
Old 01-21-2014, 06:22 PM   #11
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Buddy of mine, who is since become an adjunct instructor at a well-regarded NW WA training organization (self defense), carried a P229 for awhile. In 40 S&W.

In the end, it wasn't for him: switched to another option, let's not go there to keep focused on the carry vs. the caliber, capacity, and brand. I will say he felt double-stack was a bit wide for certain kinds of carry. I share the sentiment and only do single-stack. But I have carried double-stack: seems a bit too-wide for IWB, IMO, but nothing wrong with it for OWB. Maybe thinner guys have a better time of double-stack and IWB.

My buddy was and is into simple but effective solutions. Kramer Leather is here in NW WA and has a presence at the WAC shows big-time. I've had their products and NO complaints (IWB, for Glock 26, way back when). May wish to take some training using both Kramer (or other horse hide) and Kydex, see if you prefer one over the other. At-worst you've got an extra holster or two, which can be unloaded somewhere for $.50 on the dollar or tossed into a drawer. I tried various options before figuring out what works best for my particulars.

Everything I've had from Milt Sparks, Kramer, and Alessi has been top-notch. I'm sure there are many other good options, too, as mentioned in this thread. Kramer just seems particularly convenient due to their Tacoma location.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 09:21 AM   #12
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I don't have a P229, but in my opinion it all comes down to fit/comfort. Most suggestions are going to be "great" holsters that are high quality. And most holsters that I've seen are made in the USA. But it comes down to your preference -- and unless you have an identical twin, there's really no way to intelligently choose without trying.

My suggestion is to order a few and be prepared to return the ones that don't fit you well. Among others for my current carry piece I chose Galco, Crossbreed (SuperTuck) and N8Tactical. They all have liberal return policies and are made in the USA.

But for ME, there was no question as to which was most comfortable for MY body. So, I kept that one and got rid of the others.

BTW, I'm assuming you're looking for an IWB option. If not, you might want to clarify -- because a shoulder rig or OWB is going to get you different responses...

Last edited by richardlpalmer; 01-22-2014 at 09:24 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2014, 02:41 PM   #13
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thanks for all the suggestions and info. i went out on a limb and ordered from a company called Rigid Holsters because of cost and the guy seemed to pay attention to build quality. i figured i could just return it if i didn't like it. however its great! comfortable. fully adjustable and all screws rather than rivets so it can be adjusted or replaced if need be. my friend bought one from fox holsters and i have to say IMHO the Rigid Holsters its built much better. i almost dont even know im carrying my 229. once again thanks for all the input.
 
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