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

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  1. Jan 18, 2011 #1
    mikedeanellis

    mikedeanellis XDTalk 100 Member

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    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?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 #2
    GIMike

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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.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 #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.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 #4
    mikedeanellis

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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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    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*
     
  6. Jan 29, 2011 #6
    mikedeanellis

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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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    mikedeanellis

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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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    CronikXDm

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    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?
     
  10. Dec 27, 2012 #10
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    I use the standard Blackhawk Serpa for my 3.8 XDM 40. Works perfect.
     

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