Jump to content

Opinions on buying Holsters, Ammo Cans and Rifle Cases


Recommended Posts

I need some opinions on some items i want to buy without end up wasting money.

I need a new holster for my Glock G45 9mm to wear outside the waistline. Maybe something that locks over the back of the slide while in the holster. Any manufacturers i should consider?

I need a rifle case for my AR. It has a 16" barrel and 32" total in length. Id like to have enough space for the rifle a side arm and a couole of mags. Ive seen plano, pelican, savior nanuk and case club on amazon. Looking for something sturdy but not something i need to spend a arm and a leg on.

Finally im looking to buy a "tactical" magazine ammo box to store my 5.56 mags in maybe 9mm as well. Cant seem to find a quality one, prefer metal instead of plastic.

Thanks in advance.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post

I've went through dozens of holsters before finally deciding on just a plain pancake style leather holster for daily carry.  I found a good custom holster maker (https://www.desertgunleather.com) and have been having him make all of my holsters since.  I do usually have to wait 4-6 weeks for any new holster.  The only non-pancake holster I've purchased in the last few years is I had Rick make an Avenger style holster for the IWI Masada setup for a Holosun dot sight.  I prefer leather holsters for comfort.  Wet-molded leather has enough retention for my use since I don't plan on running... not even to chase down an ice-cream truck. <grin>

  • Like 3
Link to post
5 hours ago, NwoSlave said:

Finally im looking to buy a "tactical" magazine ammo box to store my 5.56 mags in maybe 9mm as well. Cant seem to find a quality one, prefer metal instead of plastic.

I just get surplus military ammo cans and some dense cell foam and make my own. Metal and water tight. If you are storing for a while, pick up some bags of silica gel (easy to find on Amazon)  and drop one in each can to control moisture. 

  • Like 4
Link to post
5 hours ago, Snaveba said:

I just get surplus military ammo cans and some dense cell foam and make my own. Metal and water tight. If you are storing for a while, pick up some bags of silica gel (easy to find on Amazon)  and drop one in each can to control moisture. 

This is what I do as well. If you really want to get "uptown" in storage, check Amazon for some foam inserts for ammo cans that are precut to hold mags in place. I've got some of 9mm and 556 both. And for real slick storage, you can get some nice molded plastic cans for them as well.

Either method will work.

  • Like 2
Link to post

I have a Bianchi Model 82 leather OWB for my G19/G26. It has their "Carry Lock" retention. There's a catch that holds the trigger guard and a lever /switch right below it to release it. I like it well enough, though I usually carry a single stack (Kahr PM9, G43, or Shield) IWB in a Remora holster.

Edited by monkeylizard
  • Like 2
Link to post

For the times I open carry I very much like the Safariland ALS holsters.  A tough holster with level II retention that still allows for a quick draw of the gun although it lacks the aesthetics of a finely crafted leather holster.

For a hard case I have been pleased with these Pelican alternatives: https://www.harborfreight.com/9800-weatherproof-protective-rifle-case-long-black-64520.html

  • Like 2
Link to post

For the hard case, how sturdy are you talking about? A cheap Plano from Academy will keep a long gun protected for going to/from the range in the trunk of a car/back of a truck. I wouldn't want to use one as checked baggage on an airline for a hunting trip. You also can't store one on the bottom of a pile of crap without deforming the plastic. For stronger I'd opt for something like that Harbor Freight one if I needed to ship one or store it with stacks of other stuff on top of it. Of course if we're talking about a multi-thousand dollar hand crafted O/U shotgun, Pelican all the way.

  • Like 1
Link to post
  • Moderators

I’ve got one of those Harbor freight Apache cases, and it is about as sturdy of a case as I’ve seen. With the coupon you can usually get it for about $110 or so.

i’ve also got to say that if you need an overt holster with active retention, the Safariland with the ALS system is the only way to go. Everything else runs the gamut from merely falling short, to straight garbage (Serpa).

  • Like 2
Link to post
On 1/22/2021 at 10:18 PM, hipower said:

This is what I do as well. If you really want to get "uptown" in storage, check Amazon for some foam inserts for ammo cans that are precut to hold mags in place. I've got some of 9mm and 556 both. And for real slick storage, you can get some nice molded plastic cans for them as well.

Either method will work.

im going to sound stupid but all i can find on amazon is foam for  .50  nothing for 9 or 5.56. can you link to what you have bought in the past?

 

On 1/23/2021 at 9:30 AM, billyblazes said:

For the times I open carry I very much like the Safariland ALS holsters.  A tough holster with level II retention that still allows for a quick draw of the gun although it lacks the aesthetics of a finely crafted leather holster.

For a hard case I have been pleased with these Pelican alternatives: https://www.harborfreight.com/9800-weatherproof-protective-rifle-case-long-black-64520.html

I just bought the case from Harbor Freight today. I used all my gift cards to pay for it, no coupons were available but i didnt pay for it *thumbsup*.  im going to pluck while watching some football.

i took a look at safariland and it appears ill have to learn about all the different locking mechanisms so i can choose which is best.

 

Link to post
35 minutes ago, NwoSlave said:

all i can find on amazon is foam for  .50

What you are seeing is foam to fit a .50 cal can, not .50 cal mags.

  • Like 1
Link to post

Premium Tactical Supply, Case Club, My Case Builder, and MTM Mag holders.

These searches should bring up the foam inserts for 50 cal cans. 

They work well.

Link to post

If you have an idea on what you want holster wise, give 1911 alltheway a holler. He made me a shoulder rig and a gun belt. I am very happy with both. Quick turn around time to on custom stuff.

  • Like 1
Link to post

If you're looking for kydex, I've been real pleased with Bravo Concealment. I have a couple of ALS Safariland and the son loves the GLS if you require some type of mechanical release.

For leather I'm old school and just get Bianchi.

 

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By leroy
      Am thinkin about red dotting one of my glock pistolas... Gonna use a Holosun 507 plus tall irons... Who do ya recommend to do the machining..?  Turn around time... Any other observations...?
      Thanks in advance...
      leroy.
    • By leroy
      Brothers n Sisters...
      A potential " New Mania " has struck me... The " RedDot on a Pistola Mania "..!  
      Do yall think the mania is, indeed, just somethin to play with or if it is, indeed, a viable home and vehicle defense tool..?  Im thinkin a full size pistola... Glock, Xd, Smith, IWI... 
      What's the best way ta do this..?   Milled slide or " Optics Ready "...?    Whaddya think about the tiny RMRs...? Ones ya like...  Them " tall iron sights... Which ones ya like...?   A
      Enlighten me please...
      Thank all y'all in advance...
      " J Thaddius " leroy... " Struck by the red dot mania "...!
    • By Snaveba
      I am looking at getting a 22LR pistol to introduce / teach my daughter about handguns (also for plinking as ammo is too expensive at the moment).
      My local FFL has a used Sig Mosquito Sport for sale. I like the feel holding it and I like Sig pistols. 
      Does anyone out there have experience with this particular handgun? 
      Also, what are thoughts on it's retail value?
      Thanks, 
      Briggs.
       
      Sig Sauer Mosquito Sport 22LR Thoughts
    • By stRay
      I just picked up my first (well, second, since I already bought the .22 LR training analog) “budget AR-15”; a Smith and Wesson M&P15 Sport II with the Crimson Trace CTS-103 on it. 
       
      I don’t want to go crazy with it, but adding a weapon light a bit closer to the muzzle, gaining a little real estate on the hand guard and having some mounting options would be nice, but that stock hand guard...
      I was told that if I want to keep it “budget” and stay off the gunsmith’s bench, I would need to work around the stock gas block with the integrated rail, but that options were out there.
      This is not a brand new model, so I’m hoping someone might have a recommendation for a good hand guard upgrade on this one?
      Thanks in advance!!
      Ray
    • By KEN GALDES
      SHERIDAN PELLET GUN HAS DEVELOPED A SLOPPY BOLT AND HAS A HARD TIME PULLING THE BOLT BACK. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM

THE FINE PRINT

Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines
 
We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.