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Unexpected Holster Fit for Shield .45

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Old April 7th, 2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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Unexpected Holster Fit for Shield .45

Hi all, first post here, picked up a Shield .45 today and, after ordering both an IWB and OWB cheap Kydex holsters this morning, I decided to check my old gun stuff drawer tonight to see if by chance I anything that might fit my new gun.

Well, lo and behold, a Don Hume JIT (Just In Time) Model 36 slide holster fit PERFECTLY! This had been used for a Glock 19, 22, and 23, and has an open bottom so it would fit multiple barrel lengths. Fits very tight to the body and is a great concealment holster. I've got a Wright Leather Works Predator ordered for my new Shield, but it's 8-10 weeks out. Did I mention that this fits absolutely PERFECTLY?!

So, anyone looking for a leather, high ride, open top holster that's relatively cheap (20.99 on LA Police Gear dot com), and fits the Shield .45 perfectly, just order a model 36. I've been using these for years for my Wilson Combat 1911 and Sig P938 and they have worked well.

Also, I shot it at the range today, 70 rounds total, 50 Federal 230 gr. FMJ's and 20 Remington Golden Sabre 185 gr. +P JHP's, all fed perfectly, but the +P's ARE a bit snappy for my 60 year old hands coupled with the very thin grips. I've got some Speer Gold Dot 230 gr. Short Barrel JHP's ordered that I will likely carry with it, provided they feed okay.

Gonna try to post some pics, we shall see how that works out...
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Old April 8th, 2017, 06:12 AM   #3
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Good tip, thanks. I just picked up a Shield 45 due to the rebate last week. I will check out this holster.
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Old April 8th, 2017, 07:33 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard!

The JIT style holsters are good holsters and are a very common design. I have one for my M&P40c only made by Gould & Goodrich and it works great! I can also carry my M&P40fs, M&P40 M2.0 and my Sig P229, and in a pinch I can even carry my Shield40 in it.

My daily carry IWB holster is made by Safariland/Bianchi it's their Model 135, I have one for my 40c and one for my Shield 40. Nice and comfortable holsters.
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Old April 8th, 2017, 10:13 AM   #5
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My Shield 45 carry holster is a kydex OWB made by Panther Concealment, specifically for that model pistol; so no exposed slide or muzzle.

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