My wife is thinking about changing out her S&W Shield for a P365 as she thinks it will be easier to conceal. She currently uses a Tier 1 kydex holster with ulti clip for appendix carry. She’s thinking a leather holster might be the way to go with a 365 so I’m wondering what suggestions might be found by those who carry it daily.
For reference, she’s 5’6” and 126lbs.
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Posts: 6088 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: April 30, 2003
No pic (sorry), but I'm currently using the appendix carry holster from black label holsters. That thing is awesome. The clip itself is adjustable and is angled ever so slightly and has a small bump on the outer edge of the holster so as to push the butt of the gun closer to you. Check them out, and they are very responsive to email as well.
If you want leather, Tim at ttgunleather has a great AIWB holster as well and the mouth is reinforced. He will also slightly tweak it for you if you want (i.e. lower ride). I have one from him and that is very comfortable, though its slightly bulkier compared to kydex so only gets worn when I have a thicker cover shirt.
I really loved leather holster but I subscribe to the fact that they eventually wear. The material just eventually weaken and bend. That is, in my opinion, a dangerous element to have in the opening of the holster. I would not want it to catch the trigger while re-holstering my carry.
For this reason and this reason alone, I'd go with kydex.
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Posts: 995 | Location: Wisconsin | Registered: May 27, 2009
I really like my Vedder Light Tuck IWB for off duty.
On duty it's in a IWB holster I modified for inside my left cargo pocket, with a slight ledge on the holster for my thumb to push off of. That holster was, I believe, a BBF Make I picked up off Amazon for not much, and wasn't bad, but the Vedder is better so the BBF got modded for work.
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Posts: 1060 | Location: Oregon | Registered: March 18, 2014
I use a Don Hume leather IWB clip holster originally for my Kahr PM9 that fits perfectly for my P365. small but decent leather at a good price from Gunner's Alley. Lightweight enough to clip on sweat pants or shorts but still with a re-inforced mouth for easy re-holstering. I would prefer with a belt but in an emergency can be used without.
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Posts: 1595 | Location: South Carolina | Registered: May 26, 2005
I like leather holsters but I prefer a kydex for ccw/iwb. They are thinner and lighter, for the most part. I have bought many types different types from Alien Gear, Vedder,and a few others and spent some good money in the process. I bought an inexpensive kydex holster from Amazon made by B.B.F., a relatively unknown brand for a little Taurus pistol I have,(figured it would be perfect for the pistol and I didn't want to spend a ton) and was surprised at how decent it is made. I wound up buying another for my 365. It keeps the gun very secure, the thickness of the material seems strong and doesn't flex, is able to be canted a little and for $20.00, I am impressed. Just my 2 cents