Does anyone actually use the holster/mag carrier that came with your XDS?

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  1. Jan 17, 2014 #1
    bodhisatva

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    I'm probably going to end up going with a FoxX OWB hybrid eventually, but reading the holster threads got me wondering...
    Do you use your "included holster" as your main carry holster? Only for the range? Used it until you could get to WalMart to pick up anything they had rather than use it?
    I tried it on during unboxing but I don't think I could wear it comfortably for any length of time.
    What say you?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2014 #2
    MichaelB48

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    Both are worthless; Springfield could have saved some money by casing the pistol in a fashion similar to G**ck.
     
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    I used the paddle holster in my car, attached to my left door map pocket. I'm a lefty so it works great in that location, covered with a black knit winter cap for concealment. It's easy to make the transition to my holster before I exit the car; I've already got the belt holster on.

    The mag holder is worthless.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2014 #4
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    Carry the holster frequently now that its jacket weather here in fla. Its too bulky for my normal warm weather clothing......I like it fine....but its limited in use for me...I have others for warmer weather concealment....
     
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    Jason.Benjamin

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    XDS 3.3 = nope

    XDM 3.8/4.5/5.25 = Yes for IDPA.
    The plastic holster is surprising descent for action shooting.
    I have several bladetechs for other guns, and don't find the stock one bad enough to pay for an upgrade.
     
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    themelios

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    At first I thought it was great to have the holster included in the package. But I have had 3 XDs pistols (for myself and family members) and the holster has scratched the slide on every one.
     
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    Acheron2010

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    No. I'm a leftie, so it was not an option. I like R1derbike's idea for using it in the door pocket. thanks.
    I use a Fobus paddle OWB, and an AlienGear IWB with StickyPockets magazine carrier.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2014 #8
    RobzXD

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    The Holster and mag holder are very adequate starter holsters for someone getting introduced to IDPA, without spending $200-$300 for a competition rig. As others have mentioned, the holster also makes a fine car door rig.

    To those who are adamant about the Holster & mag holder being crap, I say they should get everyone to petition SA to create an "XD-S Essentials" package, that would give them JUST the Pistol, Spare mags, X-Tensions and the cheap box they got their Recalled pistol returned in. ;)
     
  9. Jan 18, 2014 #9
    davegran

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    Well said! :razz:

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    Demianu27

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    I've used the mag carrier a couple of times. No use for the holster, but the car idea sounds good.
     

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