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    carry position

    this may have been anwsered already. What is the best position for concealed carry. It will be iwb. I am right handed approx 6'4" 205 lbs. My gun i will b carrying is a XD .45 4" barrel. Any and all input would be greatly appericated. Thanks in advance.


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    I am 6'0 and 205 lbs. I carry my Sig P220R in a CrossBreed Supertuck at 4:30 to 5:00. It is very comfortable and disappears at that position.

    As far as the "best position", that is all personal preference. Try various positions, and see what you like and where the gun conceals well.
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    how accessable is it at that position?

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    Very, the draw took a little getting used to, but it's second nature now. I don't even have any problems drawing while sitting in the car.
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    Excellent, u da man

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    I also carry in the 5:00 position, but with a palm out draw. Very comfortable, and the draw is very natural...as with all holsters and positions...practice makes or breaks it.

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    5'10", 180#, AIWB @ 1:00 or so.

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    what is a palm out draw

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    imagine a left handed holster on your 5 o' clock.

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    i must b super retarted that dosent make any sense to me. i'm sorry

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    The butt of the weapon would be facing the right side,. So when you grab it, you would be reaching back like you would if you had it in the small of your back.. I've never tried to carry this way, but if it works,. GREAT...

    I carry around 4-430... I seriously forget I have it on most of the time.. But that comes with time for sure.. Everyone is different and you'll find that place that is comfortable and it just works,. I recommend just trying different areas and see what works for you..

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    You build, holster and type of weapon will dictate what works for you. Ideally 3:00 (for right handers) is the most desirable position but most will find a 3:30 - 4:30 position conceals the grip better.

    I carry a 1911 or SIG P-220 in a VM-II at approximately 4:00
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    6'3" 215. I tried a lot of holsters and a lot of positions. While the majority of people like the behind the hip, I could not get used to that. I ended up using a CompTac MTAC at 1:30 (appendix carry). I have no comfort issues and it is very accessible and concealable.

    Unfortunately, I think you will have to try multiple positions with multiple holsters (hence the proverbial drawer full of holsters) to determine what works best for you.
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    My EDC is a Beretta PX4 in .40 cal using a Crossbreed Supertuck at 4:30 to 5 ish. I use an undershirt with a button down shirt over that usually isn't tucked in.

    As far as best... Dunno. Whatever provides the best compromise with comfort, concealability, and what you are willing to carry daily.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooguru View Post
    what is a palm out draw
    Here ya' go...

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