OWB Holsters

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by robin.kevin, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. robin.kevin

    robin.kevin Guest

    Ok you may have read my other thread after much looking around, researching and thinking I have decided on a few things and narrow down my choices.

    I am wanting a holster with at least some sort of retention, must work for both open and conceal carry, and looking to stay under $50.

    With that being said the ones I am currently looking at are:
    DeSantis Quick Snap or Maverick - Concern that the holster might move too much on my belt.
    The Maverick is the same only with a spring metal clip instead of the snap.

    Fobus Paddle Holster - How close would this hold to my body?

    Uncle Mikes Super Slide - Nylon holsters are usually bulky...

    What yall think? Has anyone tried any of these or know of another holster that might fit my needs?

    Thank you,
  2. TucsonMTB

    TucsonMTB New Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Tucson Arizona
    Of your choices, I only have personal experience with the Fobus.

    It stays very close to my body.  The adjustment screw works well.

  3. Profirefighter

    Profirefighter New Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hanceville, Alabama
    At $11.15 from KT the belt clip is my favorite.
  4. robin.kevin

    robin.kevin Guest

    Found a Barsony pancake holster with thumb strap that I think will work great for my needs. At $30.00 I think its a great deal for a good leather holster. I should get it this week and will update with review and pictures!

    Their website: http://www.barsonyholstersandbelts.com/servlet/StoreFront
  5. Jmpainter

    Jmpainter New Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    For Open Carry the Fobus Paddle is great and cheap.
    I have one for my p11.

    For close to the body carry, the Don Hume JIT Slide is excellent.
    Rides high on the belt. Though I think the Grandfather Oaks Evolution is a bit higher.
    No extra retention needed with that in my opinion.

    I wouldn't limit yourself to one Holster for Concealed and Open carry.
    The advantages of open vs concealed will be removed....
  6. KD_Holsters

    KD_Holsters New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    This is a recently designed holster by us. I use it all the time.



    Holds the gun in tight. In addition to its being an OWB (between the belt and pants), it also functions as a pocket holster. It's not yet up on our website, but is available for order.
  7. frankmako

    frankmako Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Chattanooga TN
    try the belt clip. works well for the p3at.
  8. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Kevin, so what are calling this one?
  9. Ka6otm

    Ka6otm New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Kevin, so what are calling this one?  

    I vote for "The High And Tight".

    Marines would like it.
  10. KD_Holsters

    KD_Holsters New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    It's called the Double Duty Defender.
  11. CavMedic

    CavMedic New Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    I have had every type of holster from IWB, pocket, to the desantis quick snap.... The one that I use the most is that belt clip. Nothing is going to stay closer to your body and the retention is kept by your body pressing against your beltline. And to top it all, its very inexpensive.
  12. JAB

    JAB Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2010
    East Tennessee
    My P3AT in the FOBUS I have for it will disappear under just a longish T-Shirt. Cheap, simple, effective, good retention with no strap, etc. to slow down presentation of the pistol and easy to remove if I have to go into a potential victim disarmament zone. I like FOBUS holsters for some of my other handguns but prefer other holster types for some of them. For the P3AT, however, the FOBUS and a pocket holster cover all my carry options/needs where the P3AT is concerned just fine.
  13. robin.kevin

    robin.kevin Guest

    I am planing on getting a clip as well for conceal carry but it wouldn't really work for open carry. The Barsony holster is coming this week I will post pics and a review of it for yall.

    The fobus looks like a good holster but doesn't seem like it would hold tight to the body...
  14. rhinokrk

    rhinokrk New Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    +1 other than the fact it isn't a OWB
  15. 2000silverz28

    2000silverz28 New Member

    May 7, 2009

    What is the price of this holster? When will it be available?
  16. 2000silverz28

    2000silverz28 New Member

    May 7, 2009
    Did you ever get this one? How was he quality?
  17. TucsonMTB

    TucsonMTB New Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Tucson Arizona
    +1 The Fobus stays close enough to the body that I found it useful to install a plastic sweat shield for use on my bicycle under a cycling jersey.  The older Fobus would stay a little further away from the body, but you can't buy them anymore.