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Preferred method of carrying

This is a discussion on Preferred method of carrying within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; as voted....prefer OWB, but due to dress/work/etc I use IWB most of the time in warm weather, can carry OWB in winter though as for ...

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  • Iwb

    173 63.84%
  • Owb

    63 23.25%
  • Shoulder Holster

    3 1.11%
  • Fanny Pack

    4 1.48%
  • Pocket

    18 6.64%
  • Clip Carry

    1 0.37%
  • Ankle

    1 0.37%
  • SmartCarry/ThunderWear

    8 2.95%
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    as voted....prefer OWB, but due to dress/work/etc I use IWB most of the time in warm weather, can carry OWB in winter though

    as for holster opinions requested in original post...
    -comfortable: OWB
    -tactical: tactical or OWB
    -concealed: IWB, though I do use SmartCarry on occasion also
    -fanny pack: just not for me, don't like the feel of it
    -clip draw: IMO-only an option if using a firearm that has a safety, thats a minimum, I'd rather not carry a weapon thats not in a holster that covers the entire trigger guard though
    -pocket carry: never done it, would think there are enough pocket holster options out there to work properly to conceal and be safe (I'm considering getting a Keltec P11 and a snub .357 soon to have a pocket carry firearm, will post my observations/opinions)

    I have to add, I've really grown fond of Fobus paddle holster for wearing around the house. After a full day at work/play carrying IWB it sure feels comfortable to slip on that paddle to carry when I'm on my property. I also got a roto model to carry crossdraw for long car trips. Makes draw while sitting in car really easy.

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    I use shoulder holster for my SW99.When I use my glock I use my
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    Voted IWB. That is in the summer. When weather cools I am going to OWB for an extended time & give it a honest try.
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    4:00 OWB and 8:00 OWB, most of the time....
    4:00 IWB and left ankle the rest....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyC
    You need to add SmartCarry/Thunderwear to your list. That's often my method, especially in summer months.
    ++1million- here in south florida its summer 9 of the 12 mos. and with so damn humid/sticky/steamy ass hot weather my smart carry totally eliminates me having to figure out, "what to wear", " how to wear it". In fact, come this winter when we do get a chilly day after a good cold front comes through, and its going to be 50-55 for the high my stocky arse is wearing a t-shirt "thats tucked in btw" as I normally do anyway when its in the 50's/sun-shining and everyone else who's wearing flannel ,insulated flannel,vest,jackets,coats,sweatshirts,etc. I can suppose may be carrying?

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    Depends... on Lots of factors...
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    Thumbs down Smart Carry = Thunderwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus
    ++1million- here in south florida its summer 9 of the 12 mos. and with so damn humid/sticky/steamy ass hot weather my smart carry totally eliminates me having to figure out, "what to wear", " how to wear it". In fact, come this winter when we do get a chilly day after a good cold front comes through, and its going to be 50-55 for the high my stocky arse is wearing a t-shirt "thats tucked in btw" as I normally do anyway when its in the 50's/sun-shining and everyone else who's wearing flannel ,insulated flannel,vest,jackets,coats,sweatshirts,etc. I can suppose may be carrying?
    I can't stand that method of carry. I had it when it first came out. I quit when the waitress at a nice restaurant came over to pick up my dropped napkin and took a look while giving my WIFE a knowing smile It's too uncomfortable and difficult to draw....I suffer from a severe case of DUNLAP Syndrome.....where my gut has DONE LAPPED over my belt buckle.....I'd rather carry in a belly bag.
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    IWB, or shoulder.
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    IWB using a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 with my Wilson Professional. As soon as I get my Broomeland Max Con V I will be able to IWB my Springfield XD-45. I also IWB my 3" Ruger SP-101 in a Tucker Heritage made for a 4" J frame Smith. The Ruger fits the holster like it was made for it.
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    IWB and Pocket (P3AT) work for me. There is definately $$$ out there for somebody that comes out with a "cool" alternative to the fanny pack.
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    About 75% of the time, OWB in a Fobus right side paddle holster.

    The remaining 25% are split between and IWB rig, a Smartcarry, or a fanny pack holster. These are utilized depending on the situation.

    For instance, if we go to the Zoo, it's the fanny pack holster option. It blends right in and is comfortable for extended use.

    The Smartcarry for times when I need deep concealment.

    The IWB when the OWB would be a bit too obtrusive.

    I go with what the situation calls for.

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    OWB 95% of the time
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    in summer glock 27 in pocket.in winter kimber uc II in owb

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    I carry OWB strong side 100% in an Andrews Hybrid Saddle.

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    Kimber SS Ultra Carry .45ACP IWB strong side in a Versa Max 2 about 90%, SmartCarry about 10% for deeper concealment. I find IWB very comfortable with the VM 2 and the M1911 narrow profile. SmartCarry isn't as quick from which to draw, especially sitting down, but overall it works very well.
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