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

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  1. mikedeanellis

    mikedeanellis XDTalk 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?

     
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    GIMike XDTalk 100 Member

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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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    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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    mikedeanellis XDTalk Member

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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*
     
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    mikedeanellis XDTalk Member

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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 XDTalk Member

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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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    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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    I use the standard Blackhawk Serpa for my 3.8 XDM 40. Works perfect.
     
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    Ah thank you...I will check it out. Do you have a specific place you would buy it from?
     
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    Amazon has cheap prices on blackhawk holsters with free shipping
     
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    Blackhawk
     
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    Funny, I just got off the phone with Springfield today. I'm left handed with a Xdm 9mm 3.8 compact. I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, the slide size are the same on the .45, .40 and 9mm. It's just the barrel that is obviously different.

    Anyways, I called them and they are sending me a free left handed one. The downside is they are so backlogged he said expect it in 3-4 MONTHS!!!
     
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    Hmm your post made me call them too...

    Girl:"We currently do not have them produced yet..."
    Me:"OK, can I be put on a list to receive them once they do get produced?"
    Girl:"Whats your name, address, serials # etc...?"
    Me:yada, yada, yada. Have you ever had them in stock or shipped to anyone because I'm getting different story's from people online saying you guys shipped them and others saying the exact same thing as you?
    Girl: No Sir, we have NEVER produced them for this type of gun." (Rather abruptly)

    Who know's I'm sure if I called again I would get a different answer...Ok let's try and see call #2...

    Girl:"No Sir, unfortunately we have no indication as to when they will send them out, but we can put you on a waiting list. With everything going on just now (assuming she means with the latest shootings) I would imagine this will be put on the back-burner for a while, maybe after the new year we might hear something".

    This girl was sympathetic and appeared genuinely apologetic.

    So I'm going to assume that the people that have said they are in stock and getting one shipped to them in the mail is for the XD versions not the 40 3.8?

    :confused:

     

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