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Old March 14th, 2017, 09:48 AM   #1
 
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Thinking about trying IWB

I usually carry my P99C OWB at about 4 o'clock in a Wright Leather Predator. It works well, but does require a longer cover garment. I usually wear it more in the colder months under my coat.
I'm considering trying IWB this summer so I can possibly wear my larger weapon when it's warm out. I carry my LCP in my front pocket all the time.
I once tried IWB with an LCR at 4 o'clock clock in a Talon clip on and didn't care for it much. I'm medium build 6' 185 pounds.
At risk of wasting a bunch of $ trying different holsters, I'm thinking about a Garrett Industry IWB solo, Anyone have experience? Seem to have good reviews.
A kydex/leather lined holster seem interesting.
Thanks for any input.



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Old March 14th, 2017, 10:53 AM   #2
 
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You and I are about the same build and I've tried a couple of IWB holsters (Vedder Light Tuck kydex and a DeSantis Inside Heat leather) the DeSantis is a bit more comfortable but neither are really all that comfortable for me. I also want to carry at 4 o'clock with my Shield. If you find something that is comfortable for more than a 1/2 hour, let me know. Until I find something that's comfortable it will be my LCP II in my pocket or in my Sneaky Pete.

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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.
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Look at Alien Gear, I have one that I carry a .45 cal. Colt Defender in. I am 5'10' 285 lbs. It disappears under a t-shirt. If you don't like it send it back for a full refund. The newest model is the Cloak tuck 3.
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For IWB I use small of the back right hand holster as I draw left, DeSantis with no cant.
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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.
Interesting. Might be worth a look.
I've also considered just ordering a Milt Sparks. I've learned just to buy the best.
I think it's just a love/hate thing. I saw the other thread about not liking the IWB and actually that was the thread that got me thinking.
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Hunter49,
I'm surprised that you didn't care for the Talon IWB. I was actually going to recommend the one until I read your thread. They are about the only holsters I buy now days. I have all total including a couple of their wallet holsters about a dozen of the Talons.

I have a Alien Gear with a few shells. I have used it some but it's far from being a favorite of mine.
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I carry an XDs at 4 o'clock with an Alien Gear IWB. I also have a Foxx Leather IWB for both my XDs and Glock 19. I think I like the Foxx Leather holsters more. And they are usually cheaper.

I am 6'1" 265lbs. The issue I have had with the Alien Gear holsters is the screws will back out and fall out every now and then. I have used Blue Loctite but then it's a bit of a pain to change shells later.

I can conceal it either firearm just a T-shirt when I'm using my IWB holsters.

Good luck. The gun purchase is the cheap part of carrying. It's all the money spent on holsters that is expensive.
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I carry an XDs at 4 o'clock with an Alien Gear IWB. I also have a Foxx Leather IWB for both my XDs and Glock 19. I think I like the Foxx Leather holsters more. And they are usually cheaper.

I am 6'1" 265lbs. The issue I have had with the Alien Gear holsters is the screws will back out and fall out every now and then. I have used Blue Loctite but then it's a bit of a pain to change shells later.

I can conceal it either firearm just a T-shirt when I'm using my IWB holsters.

Good luck. The gun purchase is the cheap part of carrying. It's all the money spent on holsters that is expensive.
true about the holster's I have several just for my carry gun. $$$$
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I'm thinking it may not be the holster that is uncomfortable, but rather that hard chunk of metal pressing against my hip or digging into my back under pressure from my belt. If it's not tight enough, my pants head south, if it's tight enough, it's (so far) just uncomfortable.
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true about the holster's I have several just for my carry gun. $$$$
I only carry 4-5 of my various pistols, and my wife has 3 choices for her carry weapon, and we probably have between 25-30 holsters. It ridiculous.

And I've even given away a few to people who just got their first handgun/carry permit.
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If you want to go IWB comfortably, try a Stealthgear. I use the Stealthgear Oyx and can't tell the pistol is there if I get it on the right place on my belt (3:30 to 4 o'colck for me, you may have a different body profile. I carry a Glock 19 during the winter and a S&W Shield 9 in the summer. My son carries an SR9c in the Stealthgear Onyx too, year round (he's thinner than I am).
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I'm surprised that you didn't care for the Talon IWB. I was actually going to recommend the one until I read your thread. They are about the only holsters I buy now days. I have all total including a couple of their wallet holsters about a dozen of the Talons.

I have a Alien Gear with a few shells. I have used it some but it's far from being a favorite of mine.
The Talon holsters are top notch and I am still considering one.

I'm a bit torn on all leather, or kydex/leather combo. I like the retention of the kydex.
It might have been the LCR. The cylinder bulge may have bothered me. I've never given it a chance with the semi auto.
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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.
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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 run into the same issue. I wear suspenders at all times, have for years. Helps keep my south of the border in order.
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