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Need left handed Paddle Holster with retention for XDm 40 3.8".

This is a discussion on Need left handed Paddle Holster with retention for XDm 40 3.8". within the Gear Talk forums, part of the Armory Talk category; Hi All, Just got my new XDm 40 3.8" pistol over the weekend. I like the paddle holster that comes with it, like the retention, ...

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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Need left handed Paddle Holster with retention for XDm 40 3.8".

Hi All,
Just got my new XDm 40 3.8" pistol over the weekend. I like the paddle holster that comes with it, like the retention, but it is right handed.
I called Springfield and they do not offer a holster, left handed, for this particular gun.

So I am looking for:
  • Paddle style, gun is OWB.
  • Retention or locking. Dont like just a loose leather...
  • Specifically made for this model. I am leary about holsters that don't specify my exact model and barrel length...
  • LEFT HANDED.
  • Bonus features:
    • Would like one that is made for the 3.8" barrel, not the 4.5". Why do I need it bigger than it needs to be?
    • Accomodates a light/laser.
Can anyone recommend a product that fits the bill?
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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Silent Thunder OWB with or without Auto Hood fits all of the criteria you listed with the exception of the light/laser. Garrett Industries Tac-light clam shell fits both bonus features as well.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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SA used to send you a left hand holster for free. I guess they were losing too much money doing it or something because I have heard several people say they couldn't get one. It started sometime last year. Their CS would tell people "Oh, we're out... We expect more in *insert random month*"

Then they started telling customers "Sorry, we don't make those in a left hand model."

Which is pure crap. They did make them in a left hand model. They just decided not to any longer.

I'm glad I'm not a southpaw and don't really have to deal with this stuff all the time. Although the two gun look would be pretty tacti-cool at the range right?

In all honesty I have been known to have as many as three pistols in holster on my belt at the range. That's normally only when I bring my kids to the range. I don't want to leave a handgun laying around while I check on them and make sure they are practicing safe firearms handling. So I just grab "mag guns" and stick them in the holster someplace on my belt.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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Update - I ended up with a Fobus SP-11.

It has everything I was looking for. I am now hoping that lasermax will make a guide rod laser for my gun, and I will get that to complete the package I want.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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i havent heard anything good about fobus...just that they were cheap.... i was thinking of getting one, then decided on the blackhawk serpa II.

*lemme know if i heard wrong*
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:21 PM   #6
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So far so good with the fobus. It is comfortable and fits the gun. Trigger is covered too. Seems well built and goes off and on pretty easily.
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Not specific for your gun, but I just posted pics of my twin 45's ( http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/photo-g...ml#post2714413 ) and was looking for a left handed holster. I just got off the phone with them and they are sending a LH holster for free, not even charging shipping. Hope that might help someone else looking for a LH.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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I called them twice, talked to two different people, they said they didn't have them, for my gun anyway. (XDm 40 cal 3.8")
I ended up getting a Fobus which is very similar.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #9
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I called them twice, talked to two different people, they said they didn't have them, for my gun anyway. (XDm 40 cal 3.8")
I ended up getting a Fobus which is very similar.
Where can I purchase the paddle holster your talking about (Fobus?) where can I get one of these for my XDm 40 Cal 3.8?

I seem to come across a lot of sites that state SA don't have left handed paddle holsters for the 3.8 but lots of people that have the XD can get them for free.

I like the paddle style, does the Fobus style allow for laser sights too?

Can anyone recommend a certain holster for this type of gun?
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #10
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I use the standard Blackhawk Serpa for my 3.8 XDM 40. Works perfect.
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