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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