This is a discussion on Holster question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I am nearing that faithfull day that my permit will be coming in the mail. I forget what I was looking at but one ...
September 20th, 2012 12:32 AM
So I am nearing that faithfull day that my permit will be coming in the mail. I forget what I was looking at but one guy said he can't do iwb anymore because he is to fat or something like that. This got me thinking as I am 35 lb overweight myself. So I took out one of my guns for the hell of it and put it by itself iwb to see what it would be like. I must say that it was fairly snugg (though I wear my pants tight at the waste with the belt as it is). I feel that my gun was going nowhere. I sat down and stood up repeatedly about 20 times without touching it in anyway and it didn't move at all from what I could tell. With that being said would it be alright for me to just go about without even having a holster? In all honesty if I loosened my belt up I could fit one in there no problem but with the way I wear my pants now I think it would be fine.
opinions on this?
September 20th, 2012 01:05 AM
I wore a gun (Glock 27) without a holster the first year that I carried IWB. I found myself uncomfortable, adjusting the grip and constantly adjusting my clothing. I always use a holster now, simply because it's a much better experience. I would also wear a holster for two important reasons. First, to cover the trigger. Second, to keep the gun stable and prevent it from shifting and moving.
If you want a holster that is minimal, look at Remora holsters. It's infinitely adjustable and very comfortable. I can't think of any reason that you would want to avoid using a holster.
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September 20th, 2012 01:11 AM
Holster it is. thank you
Originally Posted by tokerblue
September 20th, 2012 01:12 AM
Go to glocktech.com and check out the MIC holster. I use this with a glock 36. Best holster I've used. Essentially its like not having a holster except the trigger is covered so you don't shoot yourself. There are videos of how it works on the website also.
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September 20th, 2012 01:13 AM
Also, if ur user name is what I think it is......Semper Fi
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September 20th, 2012 03:22 AM
Indeed it is. Semper Fi
Originally Posted by jpeto
September 20th, 2012 03:42 AM
You might also want to look at the minotaur MTAC IWB. You can adjust height and cant.
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September 20th, 2012 03:59 AM
031131 hello and welcome.
Holster will always be your best bet over "Mexican Carry". There would always be that one time that you moved wrong, sat down or up in the wrong way and the gun hits the floor which could be at the least embarrassing.
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September 20th, 2012 08:06 AM
A very emphatic NO to your question. Carrying a gun with the trigger not covered is a ND looking for a place to happen.
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September 20th, 2012 12:55 PM
thanks everyone for the input. I will surely be getting a holster.
September 20th, 2012 12:56 PM
I agree with the warning about carrying a gun without a holster...that is an accident waiting to happen. And a painful accident at that!
I'll add my 2 cents worth on a holster choice...I looked at the various IWB choices and decided on an Old Faithful Stage 3. It is very much like the Crossbreed (which I really liked), but it has thicker leather, thicker kydex, and the kydex is attached with screws instead of rivets. That allows for easy adjustment as the leather breaks in. I've been wearing it now almost daily for 6 weeks...it is very comfortable. If you do go with an IWB, no matter the maker, you need to have a good leather gun belt and pants should be at least one size larger in the waist than usual. Once you get everything dialed in I think you'll be comfortable with it. Good luck and be safe!
September 20th, 2012 03:02 PM
Guess you already caught the dickens, whatever in hell they are anyway, so I'll shut up on that. A friend of mine is an LEO, carries Mexican, SOB, all the time and it worries me no end. Last year he was helping load hay in the barn and he fell backwards on the trailer ramp, taking most of the hit in the small of his back and on the M&P. Nothing but pain on his part....a fair amount of pain, but no AD. I watched it in slow motion and my mind was already racing towards the first aid kit. Spooky stuff.
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September 20th, 2012 03:10 PM
Holster always regardless where you carry it. Keep that trigger covered.
You might wind up getting several holsters to fit the occasion. Depending on what clothing you're wearing at a particular time & what time of then year it is or even your mood at the time it could be IWB, OWB or shoulder. I've seen some holsters advertised that can be worn IWB & by switching the belt clips, OWB.
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September 20th, 2012 05:13 PM
I see this has already been well covered, but I'll add my .02. I would never carry without a holster. There are too many things that could go wrong, and there are a lot of holsters out there that are pretty darned comfortable, so I don't see wearing a holster as an issue. If your pants are too tight to comfortably wear a holster you can always go up a pant size. Works for me.
September 20th, 2012 10:20 PM
Go look at Remora holsters. It is kind of like carrying without a holster in that it doesn't attach to anything. Simply slides IWB and the rubberized surface holds it in place.
I have been carrying my CW45 in it all summer and it has worked great. The wife uses one for her CW9.
No holster is a bad idea in my book.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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