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I was wondering if anyone using the Galco front pocket horsehide holster PH 436 and if so is it any good.
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Welcome Metric!
I looked at that one when I picked up my LCP but thought it wise to shop around before getting the first one I saw. I kind of wish I had bought it because now that I know all the options out there it's made the decision much more difficult.
 

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I was looking for a good front pocket holster for my LCP and I ran across this from Galco and wanted some feedback.
 

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I've been using the Galco for several months. I don't remember the model number but it is the one that was made for the KelTec P3AT. It fits the LCP well and stays put when you draw. It's about the best pocket holster for the LCP that I've seen. For the price you can't go wrong.

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Satx40, I found that holster for $46.36 at Opticspanet.com is that around what you paid for it?
 

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I also use the Galco 436 and find it very comfortable and easy to carry in my pocket, not too bulky at all and easy to draw from in my pocket. I would highly recommend it. I paid $19.96 plus shipping at Packing Heat Leather.
 

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Are you sure about that price for the PH436?
That holster has a retail of $57.95.
http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=2419&GunID=314
I believe galco makes that holster in 2 different models, smooth leather exterior and rough exterior.
The one I looked at was $24.95 in rough leather exterior, they didn't stock the smooth one but I recall the price was twice as much. The smooth one is made of thicker leather and the stitching was different. I would think they have them both at the galco site under keltec holsters.
 

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Yes the one I have is rough leather and is model PRO 436, it is not smooth leather. I do like how the roughness keeps the holster from coming out of your pocket when you pull the gun. It is adequate for me.
 

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metricquartz said:
I was wondering if anyone using the Galco front pocket horsehide holster PH 436 and if so is it any good.
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I finally went and bought one today, the pro 436. Ill let you know how it works out but so far it feel good.
 

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I just purchased a Ruger LCP and a Galco 436. (the one made out of the rough leather) The problem is that the gun is REALLY tight in the holster, there is NO WAY I can remove the gun from the holster with one hand. Am I doing something wrong? Every time I pull the gun out of my pants the holster comes with it. (I usually wear loose khakis) Will the holster loosen up over time so I can at least eventually use it how it is supposed to be used? If possible I would prefer not to buy another holster, I already blew money on this one...
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I have the horsehide Galco pocket holster and it is OK. The front seam (where the top of the gun is, so front when in pocket) is very stiff and prints a little more than I would like it to. It does't look like a gun in my front pocket, but it is obvious something is in my pocket. In the summer time I usually wear cargo shorts and I typically will use one of the leg pockets instead of the front pocket with this holster.

As far as draw method... you need to catch the seam/hook on the edge of the pocket as you pull the gun out. The more expensive horsehide holster has two hook oportunities, so you can catch the front or rear of the pocket. The less expensive Galco holster only has one hook, so you have to catch it on the rear part of the pocket on the way out.
 

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Pork Chop said:
I just purchased a Ruger LCP and a Galco 436. (the one made out of the rough leather) The problem is that the gun is REALLY tight in the holster, there is NO WAY I can remove the gun from the holster with one hand. Am I doing something wrong? Every time I pull the gun out of my pants the holster comes with it. (I usually wear loose khakis) Will the holster loosen up over time so I can at least eventually use it how it is supposed to be used? If possible I would prefer not to buy another holster, I already blew money on this one...
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Give it a couple weeks and it will loosen up. That little wing thing on the bottom is a push off for your middle finger
 

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What I have done in the past is to place the pistol in a sandwich bag or even one bag inside another and then place it into the holster and let it set for a couple of days. The bage shape to the pistol so it stretches the holster exactly to the shape of the gun.
 
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I tried to explain this in an earlier post... but I will try again... the hooks are used to catch on the pocket during your draw...

This is from the Galco description of the product (PRO436)
The holster’s hooked shape – at the base of the handgun’s trigger guard – is designed to catch on the pocket so that, with practice (using an unloaded firearm) and while using the proper pants, you can draw the firearm while the holster remains in your pocket or falls away.

This is from the Galco description of the product (PH436)
Lastly, it allows one-handed release of gun from both pocket and holster. The holster accomplishes this by hooking and catching one of two leather hooks on the top of the holster into your pocket corner when you draw your firearm. With practice (using an unloaded firearm) you can draw the firearm while the holster remains in your pocket or falls away (in the proper pants).

I have practiced the above method and it is the only one that will ever work with these holsters...

Good Luck...
 
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