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Old 04-30-2012, 05:24 PM
2ndsight 2ndsight is offline
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How would one rate the paddle holster made by them I am thinking of getting the OWB paddle 817 for open carry. I like leather holster and the 817 looks like it is well made any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:33 PM
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The 1 holster I have had from them was an OWB made of flimsy leather. Not the best.
Remember, I have only had 1. ???
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:18 PM
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I have had one of their pancake holster for the the better part of a decade now.
It's good quality leather, and lined. It's much better than most other cookie cutter holsters.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
I would really be pissed off though if the quality has dipped since I bought this one.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:21 PM
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I bought old new stock the new ones have the cheap looking plastic paddles the one I got was leather lined with neoprene towards your body. The new ones are just a cheap plastic paddle.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:34 AM
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I have their #811 model that I bought about six years ago. IMHO, it's very well made and I'm perfectly satisfied with it. I'm certainly no leather expert, but the leather seems to be of good quality.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:30 AM
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Regardless of the quality of the holster itself, the choice of a paddle holster for open carry seems a bad idea. I'm all for open-top easy draw IWB holsters for concealed carry, but if you are going to OC, I think you have a duty to insure that you cannot be easily disarmed. To me that means at least a level one retention holster and preferably a level two. A paddle holster is easily removed from your pants, gun intact. Not a good thing. Just as bad as you drawing it in a stressful situation and coming out the gun still holstered - hilarious when it happens at the range - disasterous when it happens when you need it the most.

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:21 PM
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Regardless of the quality of the holster itself, the choice of a paddle holster for open carry seems a bad idea.

JMHO

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Couldn't agree more. However, the only time I wear a paddle is during the cooler weather and definitely the winter months when I have either a loose fitting jacket or coat hiding the rig. So, technically, I'm not open carrying.

In warmer weather, I'm always IWB.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:39 PM
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I had a gould and goodrich holster for a while. Held together, but definetly a little on the cheap side.

I sold the gun it went with (on a trade in deal impulse where I got more for the gun that I paid for it) Consequently the holster went up for sale, I could hardly give the used holster away selling on ebay. Think I got 5 bucks for it plus 3 to ship.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:20 PM
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I am 51 years old and have yet been so out of it that some one snuck up on me and stripped my pistol off my hip. I also cross draw a habit I got from carrying single action pistols open carry.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:57 PM
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I have one for my 1911 and most of the time when I unsnap, the safety is already off......
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:15 PM
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About 10 years ago, I had a G&G paddle back with a thumb break for a S&W 4516. I used it for special assignments for the police department I worked for at the time.

One day, I was wearing it for a PR assignment and the holster broke loose from the paddle. The gun flipped upside down on my hip. I ended up having to lock my gun up and work the assignment unarmed.

I'm just lucky it was PR duty and not something dangerous.

I'll never buy another G&G product!
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