This is a discussion on Can't get my hybrid holster to be comfortable HELP within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by sioux565 My advise is to give it more than a week. When I first started carrying IWB, it was not comfortable. After ...
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Crossbreed Supertuck. I don't feel a full size 1911. Great gun belt from The Beltman. Elephant hide. http://thebeltman.net/
A good belt makes it better, but they are still not comfortable. Not sure why everyone loves them so much. Bottom line is anything IWB is not all that comfortable. Depending on what position you have it your pants and belt may need to be up to 4 or 5 inches bigger.
i agree that the hybrid is not for every one, glad it worked for you. i prefer OWB leather myself.
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I'm a habitual holster buyer. I buy 2-3 holsters a month. And sell off almost as many (the ones I don't like). IWB kydex. IWB hybrid. Little Foxx holsters. N82 tactical. OWB kydex. OWB paddle. You name it and I've tried it.
But I always find myself strapping on the Foxx hybrid most often. It's very comfortable - I've worn the same gun and holster for 16+ hours daily one week straight and at times I forgot I had a gun on me.
Will it work for everyone? I dunno: do you feel comfortable wearing someone else's underwear type/size? If it doesn't work for you just keep looking. When you find your solution you'll find it. You don't have to care if others find it comfortable.
I have carried guns off and on for over fifty years. I started with a cheap hip holster on my belt. Over the years, I have tried most types of carry and always go back to hip carry on my belt. I tried small of the back carry and hated it. I tried in the waist band and hated it. I tried Kydex and hybrids and hated them. I tried ankle carry and hated it. I tried shoulder holsters and did not like them for concealed carry. Every year or two, I take a box of slightly used holsters to the LGS for a credit on future purchases. The most comfortable for me is either a leather pancake style holster on my hip or a leather in the pocket holster for a BUG. I carry a government size 1911 in this D.M. Bullard Combat holster from the time I get dressed until I go to bed. It is very comfortable for me.
You may need to shift it to 5:00
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If you're new to carrying I'd suggest you do this. First determine what carry position you like best. Stuff your UNLOADED cw9 and stuff it into your pants at the various positions. Go right around the the clock on your strong side. Sit, stretch, bend, work in the garage, cook, whatever. You get the point. It's not exactly the same as doing it with a holster, but it will give you an idea of what position works best. Once you know where, look at holsters designed specifically for that position.
Everyone is different, there is no one right answer. Your body type and clothing preferences will play a big role.
Here is what rides slightly in front of my right hip. Hope you get it sorted out.
You really need to give it time. Nothing is going to feel comfortable right away. I have a N8Squared Tactical Original, a Ramora, and an Old Faithful kit holster. None of them felt right for the first couple of weeks. Now I can use any one of the three with no problem. I have Old Faithful's gun belt also, by the way. Their belt/holster combo is what I'm using the most often these days, mostly every day. I've become so used to them all that I feel like I need to check that my Ruger is still there!