March 21st, 2005 01:05 AM
I guess I was thinking the belly button was 12 o'clock, but whatever....... I carry mine on the right side, IWB, just far enough back to clear the hip bone. Comfort is my main isssue, because if it ain't comfortable I ain't gonna carry it all the time, and I won't have it when I need it. I don't plan on getting into a fast draw contest, I figure old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.
March 21st, 2005 01:38 AM
Gosh, Hotelcharlie, you didn't know left handed people wear watches that run backwards? :Breakdanc
Originally Posted by Hotelcharlie
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March 21st, 2005 06:46 AM
Hotelcharlie may be right....geesh, what we need is a standard! Maybe start another thread and have a vote on whether 12 o'clock starts at the bellybutton or the backbone! LOL!
Originally Posted by Bumper
March 21st, 2005 11:45 AM
It starts at the belly button....thats why you hear lefties saying 8 and 9 oclock...
LOL...the only time this changes is if you are facing South. :)
March 21st, 2005 12:14 PM
I guess I'll get into this debate too. I wear just behind the right hip bone with an IWB and on the seam with a straight drop OWB. However it comes down to your particular body type and whats comfortable for you. I stay away from anything that puts the holster on your spine. Thats a good way to be paralyzed if you fall or get knocked down. As far as driving I like one the so called "driver holsters" or attach a holster to the side of the seat or console close to the firing side hand.
March 26th, 2005 05:23 PM
P95, . . . I am with you on the IWB and comfort thing. My problem is that I am more body than most folks 6'2" like me.
An OWB allows the muzzle to hang down too low for most of my alligator shirts, my denim jacket, even my two black leather vests.
I bought an OWB plastic that was set up for a righty, . . . peeled the belt loops off the back side and sanded the edges smooth, . . . rigged up a belt loop on the outboard side of it, . . . and now it is an IWB that is just about as comfortable as Mexican carry (which I prefer, but can be illegal in Ohio if you get pulled over by a real hard nose anti gun LEO).
What I am saying is, . . . if you are handy with tools and really want to go IWB, . . . it can be done. My 1911 comes out super smooth. It also rides about 3:15 in a zero cant.
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March 26th, 2005 07:14 PM
Sounds good Dwight but - still two things I have a problem with. First is sweat - in summer it is diabolical! Second - I am 6.00 and 200# .... and my ''padding'' is not enough round pelvis to make an IWB comfortable. I have tried most tricks!
As ever - it's what'll work for the individual.
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April 2nd, 2005 11:44 AM
I too tried 8:00 at first and quickly moved to 9:00 for the same reasons as the initial message in the thread. This is with a C-tac IWB w/C-clips and Glock 21.
April 4th, 2005 01:45 PM
My perpetually scrawny body (6'0", 155-160 lbs. regardless of diet and exercise) made it a bit of a challenge to work out the best way to CCW. What I've settled on is IWB at about 3:30-4:00, right behind the hip bone, but in order for this to be comfortable the gun must have a slim profile (formerly used a Spanish Govt. .380 clone, recently switched to a Hungarian PPK clone in 9mm Mak.) I have discovered I like the Bianchi #6 IWB holster, it's thin single-ply cowhide, adds very little bulk to the gun, it's about as close as you can get to Mexican carry and still protect the trigger and have good retention.
Typically there is also a Kel-Tec P32 in a DeSantis Nemesis in my left pocket.
Of course neither of these is all that accessible while driving. To fill that gap, I have one of my CZ-52's secured under the driver's seat, I merely have to reach down between my legs to grasp the butt. (The gun's, not mine.)
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