Ride height and cant poll

Ride height and cant poll

This is a discussion on Ride height and cant poll within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; For the past couple of years, I have always wore my IWB low with a cant of about 15 or so degrees. OWB I wear ...

View Poll Results: What ride height and cant do you prefer?

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  • Low ride no/low cant

    4 3.54%
  • Low ride medium cant

    18 15.93%
  • Low ride extreme cant

    3 2.65%
  • medium ride no/low cant

    14 12.39%
  • medium ride medium cant

    33 29.20%
  • medium ride extreme cant

    3 2.65%
  • high ride no/low cant

    8 7.08%
  • high ride medium cant

    25 22.12%
  • high ride extreme cant

    5 4.42%
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    Ride height and cant poll

    For the past couple of years, I have always wore my IWB low with a cant of about 15 or so degrees. OWB I wear with a 15 degree cant.

    So I received a hybrid style holster for xmas and cant decide what height and cant to wear it.

    I am not asking what is the best height and cant because I know ride height and cant come down to personal preference. I was just curious on what you guys/gals prefer. Specifically those that wear their holster around 3-5 o'clock positions.


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    As far as ride height goes, when I made my OWB kydex holster, I placed the rivet spacing so that the belt runs parallel with the trigger guard. Little to no cant is preferred since I carry at 3 O'clock and like to draw straight up and out.
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    My preference seems to be dictated by my pants.
    I can't wear my big 'Ol gun belt with dress pants..so it's a bit of a compromise.
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    Vertical cant won't work with my short torso and hourglass figure. A vertical cant has even very short guns jabbing me in the hip and the ribs. Also, having a short torso means that high ride won't work for me, especially for behind-the-hip carry. It makes drawing too difficult and again, has the gun butt jabbing my ribs.

    There can never be a "best" ride & cant, because body types vary so widely. A 6' 2" man with a long, straight torso might give an answer the opposite of mine.

    This is an interesting poll, though! Thanks for posting it.
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    Nobody can tell you what is best for you. Trial and error is the only way. I constantly change height and cant on my new holsters until I find something that works for me. IWB and OWB are different for me.
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    It depends on the gun I'm carrying. My 1911 and my CZ P-01 I prefer high/extreme. My Kahr med/no cant is preferred.
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    Hard to pick just one choice on the poll. I choose med ride/med cant, but it can depend. Personally for me, IWB too high, and something as large as an XD9/Glock19/etc. seems too "top heavy" and unstable. Too low, and a good grip is difficult for a clean draw. Trigger guard parallel to the belt line seems to be the compromise between concealment and access.

    My XD9 seems to carry best at a 15-20 degree cant behind the hip (4:00? maybe). Too much more angle, and the base of the longer grip is too high, digging into my ribs while printing way too much. My XD-s, well that's substantially smaller, so it's no problem to carry it however I want. Although I haven't settled on a preferred carry for the XD-s just yet, I'll probably carry it close to the same as the XD-9. As far as muscle memory goes, it just makes sense to keep things similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    It depends on the gun I'm carrying. My 1911 and my CZ P-01 I prefer high/extreme. My Kahr med/no cant is preferred.
    I'm kind of the same way. 1911 (large frame) OWB at 4-5:00, I prefer a high ride and a cant; maybe not "extreme". 25-30 degrees?
    PPS or snub nose revolver IWB at 3:00 I prefer lower,but so that I can still get a full grip, and zero cant.

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    I chose high ride no/low cant. Medium ride with no/low cant also works for me.
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    High and tight, vertical if on duty and if conceled with a 15 degree forward cant worn just behind hip. I do not like to carry on the hip off duty or conceled as I would be banging my weapon and holster in to way to much stuff working during the day, and it concels so much better for me behind the hip.

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    Looks like I'm the only one voting who likes a low ride with a 20-degree forward cant.
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    I carry my 1911 with the trigger guard at my belt line and a little bit of forward cant.

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    I'm with Mike1956. I set my IWB supertuck so that only the handgrip shows above my belt, canted as much as it will go at that height. I can still grab it with a good grip, and it conceals great. It's a little harder to reholster that way, but I really like it for drawing and concealment.

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    My choice would be firearm dependent. My EDC is a GLOCK 23 carried AIWB, so medium height with no cant is best for me there. If carrying a 1911 I carry ~ 4:30-5:00 and prefer a medium to high ride and the cant depends on the barrel length, a Govt. gets more than a Commander to get that 5" Bbl. hidden if OWB, if IWB then a standard 15* is fine, something like the Milt Sparks Summer Special II is perfect. Field guns like heavy revolvers carried at 3 don't require cant and height depends on what I am wearing.

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    My preference is as low as it can go and I can still get a combat grip on the gun. I prefer 15* cant. I carry at 3:30 or so.
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