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Old March 15th, 2017, 05:54 AM   #16
 
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I've been using a Raw Dog Tactical Pro IWB holster for 3 years now and love it. It's a hybrid, leather and kydex, minimal yet very secure. Easy on and off too and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.
I researched and went ahead and ordered one of these to give IWB another try. These holsters look like what I want. I actually did a "dry run" and placed my gun at about 4 o'clock position inside my pants and belt and it actually felt pretty good.
I also ordered a new belt from The Belt Man.
Hope to give a full report back after I receive and wear.



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I'm thinking it may not be the holster that is uncomfortable, but rather that hard chunk of metal pressing against my hip or digging into my back under pressure from my belt. If it's not tight enough, my pants head south, if it's tight enough, it's (so far) just uncomfortable.
I'm 6'1" and 195 lbs and have given up on carrying IWB long time ago for this very reason
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I carry IWB almost exclusively, but gave up on strong side carry long ago. My current EDC is a Kahr CW9 in a Don Hume H715 at about 10:00....far more comfortable for me than 3:00-4:00...especially driving.
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Is leather tougher on bluing than Kydex? I've never really thought much about it, but it might be worth considering.
I tried a Kydex holster once and I have it around here somewhere. I didn't care for it. It may have been the holster brand which I don't remember or because of the particular gun I was carrying in it which was my Sig P 245.

Leather is hard on the bluing but I tried something a few years ago and I can't believe how well it has worked at least for me. As soon as I get a new gun I want to carry, I clean it and remove any oils from the bluing.
Then I give it a few coats or more of that Johnson's paste wax. After that then once or twice a month while I watch TV I'll recoat a couple of my carry guns.

My 3 1/2 year old Sig P 938 that is my primary carry gun has no holster wear on the anodized frame and the stainless slide only has a couple minimal shinny spots. I also found if you get a new leather holster and it's rough on the inside put a coat or two of wax inside the holster. The wax can tells you it's good for leather.
I bought a new S&W M 442 almost 2 weeks ago and it's had several coats of this wax already and I haven't even carried it yet. It doesn't take long and it sure protects the guns finish from holster wear.
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I researched and went ahead and ordered one of these to give IWB another try. These holsters look like what I want. I actually did a "dry run" and placed my gun at about 4 o'clock position inside my pants and belt and it actually felt pretty good.
I also ordered a new belt from The Belt Man.
Hope to give a full report back after I receive and wear.
Hope you like it. It's been great for my LC9s Pro and I just ordered another for my Sig 239 since they're on sale.
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Hope you like it. It's been great for my LC9s Pro and I just ordered another for my Sig 239 since they're on sale.
Just following up on the Rawdog tactical Pro I ordered. I love it! For the price this holster can't be beat! IWB has quickly become my favorite way to EDC and I hated it before.
You do need to have an extra inch on your pants to make it work well in my opinion, but it conceals so much better than OWB. I also have it paired with a Beltman belt with internal stiffner. That combo works very well.
The first holster I ordered was lost in the mail. Rawdog replaced no questions asked. Great service!
I highly recommend these holsters.
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Just following up on the Rawdog tactical Pro I ordered. I love it! For the price this holster can't be beat! IWB has quickly become my favorite way to EDC and I hated it before.
You do need to have an extra inch on your pants to make it work well in my opinion, but it conceals so much better than OWB. I also have it paired with a Beltman belt with internal stiffner. That combo works very well.
The first holster I ordered was lost in the mail. Rawdog replaced no questions asked. Great service!
I highly recommend these holsters.
Glad to hear that it all worked out for you
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You will like it in summer time, Got to have loose pants & very good belt.
I like the Alien Gear with neoprene up against your skin. (If not you have to have 2nd shirt between you and holster) rubs you & to hot in 80-90 day to wear 2 shirts


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