Bad printing at 3:30 position when sitting down..

Bad printing at 3:30 position when sitting down..

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    Bad printing at 3:30 position when sitting down..

    Carrying at the 3:30 position feels great and doesn't print a bit when standing or walking around, but when I sit down, my xDm3.8 prints like no other. I've tried everything shy of wearing a parka. Are there any tips or tricks out there?
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    Tried an IWB thats adjustable like a Crossbreed so you can sink it deep into the waist?
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    I carry a full size XD at 3:30 as well. Just make sure to adjust the cant of the grip forward as much as you're comfortable with if your holster can be adjusted, and have the pistol ride relatively low. If not adjustable, get a holster that can be adjusted. It makes your life so much easier. I use a MTAC Minotaur.

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    Hard to say without seeing. Can you take a picture, or even better have someone else take a picture so we can get an idea of what you're seeing. It is quite possible that what you think is printing badly, is a non-issue in reality.
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    Modified CBST @ 1:30-2:30 (I can carry my ful size XDM with no printing worries.)

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    Should have mentioned - It's seated in the SHTF ACE-1 IWB holster. Right now I have it at full forward cant, but I'll give sinking it further into the waste a try. Having the cant is great for ease of access, but I guess you have to give a little to get a little.
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    This is why I've moved to a 3:00 draw with a 15 degree forward cant. Appendix carry works well with some gun/holster combinations.

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    I'll see if I can get someone to take a picture for me.. Just tried myself and needless to say, I'm a terrible shot with a camera.. haha
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    Try moving it up to 3:00 with a twenty-degree forward cant, deep into the beltline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Try moving it up to 3:00 with a twenty-degree forward cant, deep into the beltline.
    3 o'clock with 15 and 20 degree cant work great! Thanks for the help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadsmiles View Post
    3 o'clock with 15 and 20 degree cant work great! Thanks for the help!
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    Re: Bad printing at 3:30 position when sitting down..

    My first thought is unless you are in a wet t shirt contest who cares if your printing some... I'm betting its no where near as bad as you think!

    98% of people will think its a cell phone the other 2% are carrying and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadsmiles View Post
    I'll see if I can get someone to take a picture for me.. Just tried myself and needless to say, I'm a terrible shot with a camera.. haha
    I hope for your sake that's not a high capacity camera. DiFi will be after you in a heartbeat!
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    I don;t see how this is a problem unless it is uncomfortable for you. Realistically, how many are looking at your butt?

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