holster for fishing....

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  1. Jpfish

    Jpfish Active Member

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    Im looking at getting a holster for my glock to carry while im fishing. Trying to get an idea for the best way to carry while wearing waders and a vest? Im thinking a vertical or horizontal shoulder holster. Anybody have another style they like to use while fishing?
     
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    I always have my gun boy bear my firearms while fishing, same with hunting.:D But then we are not allowed Glocks up here.:(
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Ceck out Uncle Mikes Ambidextrous Sidekick holsters...
    They are inexpensive and come with a reversible clip and a belt loop.
    not a great holster in and of itself ... but works for me at the times I do ccw while fishing.
     
  5. HAK

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    After 20 years in Alaska.... shoulder holster, centered on chest, inside waders is by far the best. It's there all the time, dry and if you get knocked down you still have your gun. If this is a grizzly bear gun you really need a 50 Cal S & W. Lesser calibers are largely ineffective.
     
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    I use a blackhawk SERPA chest holster harness coupled with a blackhawk CQC holster. Some considerations:

    Pros
    - Chest harness keeps your sidearm up high out of the water and easily accessible centered between the shoulder straps from your vest.
    - Secure holster - CQC uses passive retention with an audible click--won't drop out when you bend over.
    - Adjustable angle for the CQC harness on the chest plate gets exactly the right angle for extraction.
    - Comfort - Harness Harnes has substantial width padded shoulder straps with clip fastener for easy removal and cinch straps that can be snugged down to prevent bouncing even in a light jog.
    - Matt carbon fiber/Polymer and nylon strap setup is 100% weather resistant.

    Cons
    - Gun is easy to access but also highly visible, if that is a concern, depending on your area.
    - Passive retention requires depressing a release tab to extract the weapon. takes a little bit of practice.
     
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    That guides choice is sure sweet! If you don't wade very deep, are a fair weather fisherman, and have $165 to spend, thats definitely the way to go.
     
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    Josh dead in the water

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    Most all of these are open carry scenarios. However open cary isn't always preferred when you may run into other people. I don't like passing by private land with an open carry gun. But I still want to have something incase I come across an extremely unfriendly dog, for example. I was thinking if I could find a good holster/harness that was still high up and secure but that would tuck in nicely behind the left panel of my fly vest that would be ideal in that scenario. Right now my concealed carry option is the pouch at the top of my waders...
     
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    I've had no issues with wearing it inside my waders (for deep wading) and usually in inclement weather I've got a wading jacket on, but you're right--they don't give them away.
     
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    Karry Lost in Nontana

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    Call a few stores that sale holsters and ask if you can bring in your gun and test fit. Most will let you. then bring you waders and vest too. That will be a lot cheaper and faster that buying one that don't work for you.
     
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    Jp,

    I recently purchased a chest holster with a magazine carrier from here: http://www.survivalsheath.com/holsters/ for carrying while wearing waders. The owner lives in Oregon and will custom make you what you want.
     
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    rory Go Outside

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    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    I am not a fan of leather when talking about a (potentially) wet environment.
    If I am CC, an Uncle Mikes pocket holster held vertically (it doesn't move) in my inside wader pocket...Kahr PM9.
    Quick and easy access even if I'm wearing a jacket.
    Trail/backwoods carry is an Uncle Mikes hip holster on a separate nylon duty belt....Same as a wading belt.....SW 386 Hunter.