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I just purchased a Milt Sparks VM2 IWB holster for a Glock 19/23, RH with 1.5" loops and am not happy with how high it rides. It just is not comfortable. I need a holster for an upcoming tactical rifle class am looking for suggestions??????? I would like something to use as a CCW holster and use for trainning.
I am interested in the Blade-Tech IWB holster as it is kydex, can be worn inside or outisde the pants, sits deeper in the holster, and costs me about $60 to my door. The VM2 sat way too high and stuck out crazy on my body.
I cannot keep buying expensive stuff and I don't know anyone that has given good guidance locally. Thanks guys.
I also own the VMII, and I gotta tell you that it's one of the lower-riding IWB concealment holsters out there. What kind of handgun would this holster be for? My dad has a Bersa he carries in a Crossbreed Supertuck, and while it's a great holster I have doubts about how well the combination leather/kydex holsters can support the weight of, say, a 5" 1911 (which is what I have and carry).
Overall, I've liked my VMII, but eventually I'll be purchasing a Brommeland Max Con V, which should be a little thinner, lower riding, and have a slightly greater cant. I have long arms, so the lower I can get the holster on my waistline the better.
I am tall as well and have a G19. I am not so worried about concealed as I am with comfort and ease of drawing. The Glock just sat too high and I like my Uncle Mike's IWB holster better than the VM2 b/c it sits low and I need that for stability. I am not obese, but not a rail either and IWB holsters tend to stick out on my body when they ride high.
Uuuuuh...can you describe the VM II (R or L) and which gun it is used for? I might be able to take that POS off your hands:p
For polymer pistols I tend to like using kydex/injection-molded holsters. I think the G19 would work well with the hybrid holsters like the Comp-Tac Minotaur (MTAC) and the Crossbreed Supertuck. All-kydex/injection-molded holsters like Raven Concealment's work very well. The hybrid type of holsters will conceal a little better and be more comfortable, but nothing beats the speed of plastic holsters for plastic guns.
You could do leather, but in my opinion you don't gain anything by doing so.
You should look at Brommeland Max-Con V. For the Glock 19 I like the Brommeland better than the VMII. For a 1911 I like the VMII.
I've been running a Comp-Tac MTAC for my 19 and 26 for almost 2 years, never had issues with it. Every now and then I run a Raven Concealment for my 19 with SF X300, both work extremely well. The Raven is another kydex holster to look at.
I am currently waiting for a Kramer #3 for my 19 though, looking forward to that.
I am pretty confused- everyone I know, literally everyone that carries behind the hip loves the VMII. I have used one for a 1911 and a G23. The only reason I don't use them anymore is due to a change to AIWB.
If you don't like the holster or it just doesn't work for you, dump it, but I have to wonder if you are wearing it properly based on your description.
hammonje, have you tried placing the holster at 230-3 o'clock (assuming you're a righty)?
I have several friends that have VM2's and placement was not the issue for me. I placed it from 2:30 - 4:30 on my waist.
I just have come to the realization that I do not like pistol barrels in my pants. It's just the way it is for me. I need to go with an OWB holster. I am not going to be carrying concealed 24/7. I need the option and the UM IWB holster appendix carry is satisfactory.
I already sold the VM2 so I did not lose any $$$$. What I do need is something to train with??? A holster that is tight and can be re-holstered without looking down. I have been looking at the Safariland ALS 6377. It comes with both the belt and paddle attachments. I want kydex also.
Sarariland stuff is very nice. You could go with a Raven Concealment setup to run with a light, also makes for an awesome concealed rig.
Try Raven, you can modify one holster for IWB & OWB.
I'll give you $60 for that piece o'sh'ite Sparks VM2, right now.
I don't really like Safariland as concealment holsters. Since you're out a concealment holster right now, and it sounds like you carry concealed, that might be a problem for you. (Note, I'm not saying you can't conceal Safariland holsters, but you can definitely do better for concealment.) The Raven Concealment holster works well for larger people. On my 32" waist, the 'wings' are too wide and I can't get the holster to hug my body. My dad, who I think has a 40"+ waist, finds that it fits him fine.
I carry in my VMII at 0400-0430; the holster is designed to be carried behind the hip, and it works even for us scrawnier folk. Assuming what I know is still current in the holster world, you probably won't find much better than the VMII as a compromise between comfort, concealment, and grip height (well, for available holsters, anyway :rolleyes:).
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