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Holsters that your Witness happens to fit in...
« on: July 25, 2007, 07:10:17 AM »
If you have a Witness pistol, you've probably experienced the frustration of trying to find a holster for it.  I know there are some custom makers who have Witnesses specifically on their lists but, as far as the "major brands" go, it's almost impossible to find an exact match.

I usually carry an XD in a custom UBG holster but I'd like to maybe open-carry my Witness 9mm full size around the property.  I have two holsters that the Witness will fit; one cheap Uncle Mike's size 5 IWB and one nylon OWB pancake that's kind of a Yaqui style (that I don't like).  I wouldn't mind getting some kind of open carry holster.  I'd prefer a simple belt holster or maybe paddle.  I haven't seen a pancake style holster yet that doesn't look like a huge slab of leather stuck on my side.  I also don't really want to spend the money for a nice custom rig just for working outside.

I would expect some holsters listed for a CZ-75 might work but I'm not sure.

There is some Fobus holster advertised for a Sig model (229 maybe?) that is supposed to work with a Witness but I test fitted at a gun store and it wasn't a good fit at all.

If you know *first hand* of a particular holster brand/size for some other gun that your Witness happens to fit really well, please let me know.

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 08:02:31 AM »
Ross Leather lists holsters for the Witness.  I've got their holsters for several other guns and the quality is very good.  Here's the link:  rossleather.com/

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 10:22:12 AM »
I have a Bianchi UM84 that I use and it fits my full size Baby Eagle perfectly. You might also find it listed as an M12 holster by it's military designation. It's a good holster for a wide array of full sized guns. 1911 also fits securely in it with no problems. Only thing is that it comes with a flap, but there are thumb break straps for the holster too. It's not pretty, but it gets the job done for me. I bought mine at a gun show, used military surplus for 20 bucks. In stores here the holster runs about 70 to 80 bucks new.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 12:38:50 PM »

Both G-Code and Blade-Tech make holsters for large framed Witnesses.  Henning sells the G-Code holsters on his site, and Blade-Tech lists the Witness Elite Match as a model in their weapon lists.  That should work fine for any large frame Witness except the Limiteds and Gold Teams with full length dust covers.

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 09:27:05 AM »
I've found that many holsters for the Beretta 92 and Glock 21, that are not precisely molded, fit Witnesses just fine.  Sportsmansguide has a few of them for sale.

As for the Fobus Holsters, the one for the Glock 21's fit fairly well.  I have one and it fits my 2004 vintage .45 Witness. Fobus Holsters for the H&K USP 45 also fit, but I would modify them by relieving the area where the underside of the Trigger guard rests to avoid finish wear.  Finish wear is a problem with some of the synthetic/molded holsters.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2007, 06:56:58 PM »
A Bianchi 7L for the P226 works well for my .45 standard slide. If you want Kydex, the G-Code Witness holster fits great. I purchased one from Henning a couple months ago.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 07:51:15 AM »
Thanks for the replies so far.

I forgot all about the Beretta 92.  They are very similar.  Will also check out the other ones mentioned.  Gives me something to look for.  Thanks, again.

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2007, 06:25:36 PM »
I have a Witness Compact in .45, and managed to hit the "holster lottery" when I came across a Don Hume JIT Slide #58
Fits the Wit like a dream, and a nice high carry without the "peekaboo muzzle" of the Vega.


I emailed both EAA AND Don Hume about it...they were like: "Uhhh....okay."



Don Hume JIT Slide #58...perfect fit.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2007, 10:05:56 PM by ReloaderFred »

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2007, 09:25:54 PM »
I carried a Witness full size EA40 for years in a Galco Hi-Jak pancake rig made for the CZ-75. Gun is long gone, still have the holster, and it STILL looks good.

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 07:51:56 PM »
I wanted a shoulder holster for my full size Witness (steel) in 40 S&W.  I like to take a pistol with me hunting and a shoulder holster keeps the pistol out of the way when toting a rifle and pushing through the brush.  I had an old military shoulder holster for a 1911 and no 1911 to go in it.  Soaked it in warm water for a few minutes.  Slipped my Witness into a large zip lock baggy and shoved it into the wet holster.  With my fingers I kinda smoothed the leather to the contours of the Witness and let it dry over night.  Now its my "custom" shoulder rig!  Worked out great.

Probably could do the same with any other thin leather lightly molded holster.

Out West

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2008, 09:35:52 AM »
I picked up an HBE holster a while back for a CZ97 speculating that it would fit a full length dustcover Witness. Sure enough my Limiteds both fit into it nicely. It worked pretty well for the Matches I used to have as well.

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 12:38:45 PM »
I believe Crossbreed is advertising EAA Witness in their line up now. I know they're big guns for IWB but I plan to buy one for my Match .45 anyway.

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/contact_us.html

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2008, 05:23:37 PM »
Got a molded leather Beretta 92 holster from one of the "name" manufacturers (sorry, forget which one) and it fit just fine.

Gun also fits fine in the appropriately sized generic Uncle mikes auto holster.


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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008, 07:39:15 PM »
i got a cheap 6 buck holster from walmart made for a bb gun.it sticks out the bottom about 1/2 a inch.it has a extra mag holder built onto it and a Velcro strap for putting it on your belt so you don't have to take your belt off. also the strap on the top to keep it in has a button and a plastic clasp.i like it better than my uncle mikes holster for just carring it around.my buddy has one for both his walther p99's.he likes them too.

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2008, 12:48:11 AM »
Also consider the new Fobus HK-2 Holster. ( I have one on order to try for another pistol and it may also fit my newer 2004 EA Series Witness.)

The Fobus HK2 Holster just came.  Tried my 2004 EA Series .45 Witness in it and it fits very nicely!
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