The CZ P-10 C is sized very similarly to the Glock 19. So it works well in multiple roles. It can be a great concealed carry firearm and can even work for duty or competition use. There’s just a lot of things you can do with the CZ P10C. So, there are a lot of different holster options that might be the best for you. Before purchasing a holster, you do want to determine the task you plan on using the CZ P10c for. Maybe you’re going to use it as both a competition pistol and a concealed carry firearm. For that, you’ll likely need two different holsters. You want to make sure the holster has all the right features you’re looking for in that given task.
CZ P10c IWB Holster
IWB stands for Inside the Waist Band. Inside the waistband means that the holster is going to sit behind your belt and your pants. There are two main positions where you’ll likely carry your CZ P10C IWB. appendix and strong side carrier. When we talk about strong side carry for a right-handed shooter, where you’re talking about carrying from the three to five o’clock position. Appendix carry is generally forward of the hips.
There are also other positions like cross draw and behind the back. I would not suggest either of those for both safety concerns and comfort. The big danger with small the back is going to be potential damage to your spine. It’s not a good idea to have a hard object sitting in that close to your spine. If you were to fall on your gun it can cause you serious back injuries. You considering you’re likely carry a gun to protect, you don’t want to cause long-term damage to yourself by choosing an inadequate carry position.
So there are features that are universal for an IWB holster. And then features that you need for appendix carry or for strongside that is specific to those positions. We’re going to cover all of them here. Any IWB holster is going to benefit from having well-rounded edges. Especially around the area below the trigger guard and the muzzle of the gun. If you’re carrying strongside, the muzzle of the gun being well-rounded is going to be very important as that area could potentially jab into your rear end.
For appendix carry, having the area underneath the trigger guard well-rounded is going to be very important since that is going to sit in your inner thigh. There are lots of sharp areas on a gun and squared off the edges. The codex itself will have a tenting effect that will make those edges less sharp but at the same time, it’s sometimes necessary to go into the base design of your holster mold and around those edges off even further to make them more comfortable. We try to do that with all of our inside the waistband holsters.
When carry a holster strong side or from a three to five o’clock for a right-handed shooter, the most important aspect is going to be adjustable cant. Adjustable cant is going to allow you to angle the grip of the gun so it’s optimized for either concealment or for an efficient draw stroke. Sometimes these things add up to be the same position and other times they do not so you’ll have to make a compromise.
Having adjustable cant allows you to decide what that compromise will be. And you’re not just looking for a couple of degrees of adjustable cant. For gun size in CZ P-10 C, I would suggest up to 30 degrees of adjustable cant. Again, this is going to vary from body type, type of clothing you’re wearing. There are a lot of factors that come into play, but it’s nice to have the ability to customize the cant to your individual needs.
CZ P10C Appendix Holster
For an appendix holster the most important feature you’re going to be looking for is going to be adjustable ride height. So like in carrying in strong side, the gun is going to need to be positioned. So it’s optimal for both speed of draw and concealment. Very rarely do these two things line up perfectly. In general, the higher the ride height of the gun, the quicker your draw is going to be because it’s going to be quicker and easier to access the grip of the firearm. But generally concealment will not be as good and comfort will varied based of the user. You’re going to want the holster itself to sit nicely in the pocket of your thigh.
And considering we’re all shaped a little bit differently with how big is our hip are, how much, how tall our torso is and all these other factors that come into play the comfort of the firearm. You’re going to want the ability to just adjust the whole strategic view. Another thing to take into account is when you wear something like jeans, which tend to ride lower on the hips, your holster comfort is going to be different.
Then when you were wearing something like khakis, which tend to sit a little bit higher. So the optimal ride height with one pair of pants may not match the optimal ride height with another pair. This is something I would take into account when choosing your concealed carry setup including clothing. But at the end of the day, having adjustable ride height allows you to find out which compromise works best for you.
An eighth of an inch can make a big difference in both concealment and comfort when carry concealed. It can also slow down your or speed up your draw, depending on how that eighth of an inch is positioned. There are also gestures you want on your holster for penny scare that are not necessary or even helpful for strong side. Those accessories are called a wing or claw. And then you also have something known as a wedge.
A wing or a claw is an accessory that leverages the tightness of the belt to help torque the grip of the firearm. Further, into your hip when carrying appendix. This is very important with the CZ P-10 C as the grip is fairly large, so most people will need this upgrade. In fact, unless you’re absolute huge individual that has a waistline that is completely flat on the front, you’re going to need this accessory.
This accessory helps concealment a time as well as angles the grip back more so. Not only concealing the firearm but also optimizing the angle of the gun. So your entire palm at your hand hits it when you go to draw the gun versus hitting the back portion of the grip first, and then having to rotate the gun with your hand, slowing you draw down.
When you carry appendix, the holster is essentially sitting in a pocket that sits right next to the thigh on your body. You want that pocket to be filled for two reasons. One is comfort. If that pocket is filled, the pressure of the holster is going to be more evenly distributed and not distributed one or two places. The more even distribution of pressure prevents hot spots. The second reason is, that pocket is going to allow the muzzle of the guns you want to force into the body, pushing the grip of the gun out away from the body.
You’re also fighting gravity because your belt is torquing on the lower half of the gun while the weight from the loaded magazine and the top of the slide are wanting to tip out away from the body. So by filling that area of the body with a wedge and helps push the grip of the gun back into your body, making things more concealable and kicking the muscle out away from your body, making things safer.
CZ P10c OWB Holster
Choosing an OWB holster for the CZ P-10 C again is going to depend on your implicit goal. If you’re running this in a tactical style setup, you may need a retention holster. Whereas if you’re running this for competition, you’re going to want some sort of OWB taco style holster that has a very quick draw and sits fairly far out from the body. If you’re running this holster for concealment, then you’re going to want something that hugs the body extremely close. As well as has a good amount of adjustable cant. You can optimize the concealment for your body type. There’s certain features you’re looking for in each holster and it’s good to know that before you purchase.
So if you’re looking for a competition holster, it’s important to have a couple of features. One of those is going to be adjustable retention that has a wide range of retention adjustments. The CZ P-10 C trigger guard is shaped a little bit differently than most other trigger guards. Even if you have zero retention on the front of the trigger guard, you can still get retention on a CZ P10 C holster. So the draw is going to be a little bit different than most other guns. But you can still design it with a wide range of adjustments.
You want a holster that it could adjust properly. So you can feel safe, riding very quickly around on a four wheeler with lots of vibration. If you’re a USPSA competitor your needs are different. You want something where there isn’t much retention on it and you get a very slick and smooth draw. I personally prefer the stiffer retention as I find my draws that are more consistent with that style of setup.
Another feature that is not 100% necessary, but it’s definitely nice to have is a flare in front of the CZ P10c Holster. This flare is going to make re-holstering much easier. For most competitions, there isn’t a portion where you have to reholster under the clock. So this isn’t a huge deal, but it’s a nice feature to have. And there really aren’t any downsides when it’s executed properly. Just makes your experience much more positive. Another important thing is to have a solid mounting system for your purpose. There are all different types of mounts out there. You want to make sure the holster has versatile as a mounting pattern as possible. So you can take advantage of the variety of mounts.
There are a ton of different mounts on the market, but we’re going to cover the main ones. If you’re looking to shoot a specific competition like USPSA carry optics, you’re probably going to be well-served by a variety of options. The most optimal option is going to be a competition style hanger. Competition hangers are very stiff and they normally clamped to a belt and have to be removed with screws. The designed to work with competition-specific belts.
This is an option you’re likely know whether or not you need it. It’s is not something for the casual user. This is something for somebody that is very serious about competition. They want the stiffest possible solution with an optimized draw and cant of the holster. You can adjust almost everything on these mounts and they aren’t cheap. But for the competition, hole shooter, they are worth it.
Now, if you’re looking for a more generalized solution, I suggest something like an X Lock or a Tek-Lok. These solid devices allow you to take a holster on and off and belt fairly quickly. While still being very secure. They’re more secure than something like a paddle and they work great for tactical applications. The perfect thing to match your CZ P-10 C holster to a battle belt.
Paddles are another popular option and not all paddles are created equal. I will say the paddle we used on our OWB holsters is pretty darn secure. It’s still reasonably easy to take on and off. It’s not as easy to get on and off as many other paddles on the market. But those paddles, I would not count on working when you need them the most. They have a lot of breakpoints. So that’s just something you have to take into account.
When you’re looking for an OWB concealment holster for the CZ P10c you’re going to want to look for something that has adjustable cant. Adjustable cant is very important in OWB concealment holster, as well as something that sits tight to the body. Adjustable cant like when carrying strongside, is going to allow you to optimize the angle of the grip.
This is for both your draw stroke and concealment. Again, you looked for something probably between 15 and 30 degrees of cant. If you’re carrying more at three o’clock, you might have a seven-degree cant or even a zero-degree cant. But the gun is not known to be as concealable as carrying it a little bit further back. There are pros and cons to everything, but just make sure you have all the right info before you purchase.
CZ P10c Holster with light
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