Can someone take a quick look at this link so I can make sure my holster is okay for IDPA?
It's a Fobus paddle holster:http://www.fobusholster.com/catalog/Paddle_Holsters-86-1.html
Holsters: Page 35 of the IDPA Rule Book
I highlighted in red the rule that would concern me
A. Cross Draw Holsters.
B. Shoulder Holsters.
C. Small of the Back Holsters.
D. Holsters designed and/or marketed as “competition” models.
E. Muzzle forward or ‘on the belt’ adjustable cant holsters.
Those that allow the cant to be adjusted by the shooter while the holster is on the belt are not allowed. NOTE: Holsters with an adjustable cant via removal of bolts and repositioning of the backpiece are approved if set for neutral or muzzle rear cant.
F. Drop loop holsters.³
G. Positioning of the firearm where the breech face (autos) or the rear of the cylinder (revolvers) is below the center of the belt.³
H. Cutting of the front edge of the holster more that 1¾” below the breech face on pistols or 1” below the rear of the cylinder on revolvers.
I. Offset back-pieces and/or belt slots.³
J. Gap in the following areas:
1. From the body to the inside of the belt.
2. From the outside of the belt to the inside of the backpiece and/or backside of the holster.
3. From the outside of the back-piece to the inside of the holster.³
Not legal Legal
K. Seeing daylight when looking through the belt slot area of the holster with it on the belt/body.³
L. Any type of filler to hide an offset.
Exception – Police or military officers may use their duty rig, but ALL retention features of the holster MUST be used and all belt
equipment (mace, handcuffs, etc.) must be present.
Me personally I would save more money and buy this, this or this before I bought a fobus holster. I have a safe full of holsters I wouldn't use for IDPA so I should know.
Buy once cry once
"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."
Do you know if Comp-tac makes a holster like the one you liked that leans forward just a little?
I like this Comp-tac holster. The forward lean you are talking about is called an "FBI cant". I don't own any IDPA holsters that have a forward cant. The FBI cant can be more comfortable for all day carry, however it is not "faster". For me personally I don't use my carry holster to play with, others however do. This is a game and for me every fraction of a second I can save on the draw means more time I can use up on well placed shots.
All that said. I do prefer Ready Tactical holsters and magazine pouches. Don't buy before this weekend. Come checkout what others are using and pick their brains. Just my opinion, and I have many!! :0
I need a note book!
I finally figgered it out Ty! Clint Eastwood... Pink Cadillac.
The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC
Huh? I am not clear on what you figgered or figured out.
The quotation you run at the bottom of your posts was Tommy Nowak (Clint) in Pink Cadillac.
Ding ding ding, you got it. Ok..... you were commenting to my signature. Yes you are correct. I saw the movie again recently, liked the phrase and knocked if off as my signature.