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NOTICE: To all y'all,

The year 2017 has been and will continue to be extraordinarily CHALLENGING and BUSY for me. Blog entries will likely be even more infrequent than usual until all projects and issues are completed or resolved.

Thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciated it.

Best wishes,

Zack



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Holster Review: Bianchi Professional 100T for Glock 26 (also fits G27 and G33)

Normally I try to use a holster for a long period of time before writing a review, however I have owned a G26 for years and this is as close to a (for me) functional G26 IWB holster as I have yet found.  My initial impression is that this ~$40 tuckable works for me, kind of, sort of.  I’ve had this holster since November of 2014 but only recently started giving it a serious shakedown (photos taken 4/12/15 and reformated today for this blog entry).  Located on the sole wing of the holster, the single adjustable polymer C-Clip is set away from the thickness of the pistol; I like that.  It is far too soon for me to speak on the durability of the clip.   I cannot find replacement clips listed anywhere on the Safariland Group (Bianchi) website.






The suede-like finish goes next to the body and is intended to help keep the holster from sliding around.  I dislike the suede style finish on my IWB (and pocket) holsters; it gets grimy and (IMHO) it does little to serve its intended purpose.






This is a very substantial sweat-shield, IMHO it is very well done.  It helps keep the carry nice and comfy.  The carry pretty much disappears from my consciousness when I am sitting / driving.








The C-Clip is sized for a 1.5’’ wide belt but initially it did not fit the double thickness of my 1.5’’ gun-belt; I had to use my 1.25’’ wide gun-belt to get the C-Clip to fit for these photos.  A few days after I took these photos, I altered the top portion of the C-Clip (using a sharp side-cutter and a sharp pocket knife) so it would fit my 1.5’’ belt; it is still a C-Clip but now is much closer to being a J-Clip.

Even though it is only secured with the one clip, the holster does keep the handgun where I want it, even when I spent the afternoon doing the gymnastics required to remove and reset a couple of dozen bricks on the front patio.






Presto, when I put on a shirt and tuck it in, that thick little G26 is substantially concealed.

Keeping my shirt tucked in during activities with a lot of bending and stretching is close to impossible for me.  For polite activities when I cannot wear an un-tucked shirt or a covering jacket or sweater, this tuckable may prove adequate.  Aside from being a tuckable, it does serve as a decent enough regular old IWB holster.

I have not tried wearing this G26 IWB holster while riding a bicycle.

I have only worn this holster for walks of less than 1/2 mile; I have no idea whether it is a comfortable carry during long hikes.

As a matter of personal practice in reholstering with an IWB holster, I remove the holster from my waistband, I holster the handgun (not just with Glocks) and then place it back in my waistband.  This is to avoid accidentally tucking a shirttail or anything else into the trigger guard while reholstering.

As I gain more experience with this holster I will append anything meaningful to this blog entry.



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