Running into a dilemma - Advice welcome....

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    Running into a dilemma - Advice welcome....

    Gun: Glock 26
    Holster: Old Faithful IWB..

    Problem: Pic 1 shows my fav carry position due to better concealment but extraction of weapon is impeded by being so low on the belt line have to finagle things to draw it.

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    Pic 2 shows best position for quick extraction of weapon if needed but does not conceal as well in this high rise position.

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    Has anyone else been through this "can't decide which way to go" mindset. what did you finally do?
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    All I can really offer is that low position is way too low to be effective if you need to draw. Unless you have some specific reason, like you require the absolute highest level of concealment, then there's no way I would carry that low. Personally, I would suggest trying something in between those two pictures or maybe just cant the gun forward a little bit. Anything that will allow you to get fingers on the grip without any unnecessary ride height.

    If you do need to carry that low for some reason, then I guess you just live with the fact that it's a necessary step to keep your firearm concealed.
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    This:
    Ohio Special IWB - MidWorld Holster
    It allows the holster to ride deep in the beltline, while its 20-degree forward cant allows for a full grip from the holstered position. The gun is concealed, comfortable and quickly and easily accessed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    All I can really offer is that low position is way too low to be effective if you need to draw. Unless you have some specific reason, like you require the absolute highest level of concealment, then there's no way I would carry that low. Personally, I would suggest trying something in between those two pictures or maybe just cant the gun forward a little bit. Anything that will allow you to get fingers on the grip without any unnecessary ride height.

    If you do need to carry that low for some reason, then I guess you just live with the fact that it's a necessary step to keep your firearm concealed.
    Yeah I know....the holster has three setting (holes) for mounting the clips..the first pic is as low as it rides and the second pic is about where the middle holes would place the weapon ...I guess I could punch one or two more between them to see if I could find a better ride position.
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    I'm thinking two words..."holster box".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    This:
    Ohio Special IWB - MidWorld Holster
    It allows the holster to ride deep in the beltline, while its 20-degree forward cant allows for a full grip from the holstered position. The gun is concealed, comfortable and quickly and easily accessed.
    I can cant mine by adjusting the hook positions, but I carry appendix at about 1 or 1:30 so I don't want any cant at all..just me I guess....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Yeah I know....the holster has three setting (holes) for mounting the clips..the first pic is as low as it rides and the second pic is about where the middle holes would place the weapon ...I guess I could punch one or two more between them to see if I could find a better ride position.
    Try moving the rear clip to the middle hole and leaving the forward clip down on the lower hole. That'll cant it forward and may give you a happy medium. If not, then poke some other holes in it and find a position that balances concealment with a safe, effective draw position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I'm thinking two words..."holster box".
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    I've never run into a dilemma before but I have been on the horns of a dilemma once. Deeper concealment is negated by more difficult access. Works towards something in the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    I can cant mine by adjusting the hook positions, but I carry appendix at about 1 or 1:30 so I don't want any cant at all..just me I guess....
    Now I'm confused, are you saying you carry AIWB also, or you carry AIWB and the carry position of your pictures isn't accurate?
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    dben...

    Holster box = tossing the problem holster and buying another new one.
    Most experienced gun owners joke about the 'holster box'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Now I'm confused, are you saying you carry AIWB also, or you carry AIWB and the carry position of your pictures isn't accurate?
    Must be camera angle....same position as other pic's front view....see belt buckle in original pic's..have not moved a thing...
    I call this AIWB which may be incorrect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    I can cant mine by adjusting the hook positions, but I carry appendix at about 1 or 1:30 so I don't want any cant at all..just me I guess....
    Definitely not an AIWB. Unless you can re-position everything to give you about 1-1/2" clearance between the lower corner of the front strap of the pistol and your belt-line, getting a full grip while holstered is going to be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Must be camera angle....same position as other pic's front view....see belt buckle in original pic's..have not moved a thing...
    I call this AIWB which may be incorrect....

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    Gotcha, yeah bad angle...

    Ok, then I think I'm going to change my advice some. If you want to carry AIWB, commit to it. Invest in a holster that actually allows you to carry AIWB correctly. That hybrid has two clips spaced way to far apart to get your weapon in a good AIWB position, which IMO, is closer to your center than where you have it now. I wouldn't cant an AIWB position, but I would make sure that I had enough grip to easily get a good grip without having to dig into my waistband to grab the pistol.

    I think that will probably do more for you given how you carry, but obviously it's just my opinion, so ya gotta go with what works for you.

    If it helps any, I carry AIWB all the time, and I've experimented quite a bit with it, evaluating what works well (and doesn't work at all) for me, and I did briefly see how carrying with a hybrid worked AIWB. I just found there to be too much holster for that position.
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