XD .45 & Super Tuck = Bad News

XD .45 & Super Tuck = Bad News

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    XD .45 & Super Tuck = Bad News

    Well I just got my new super tuck a couple of weeks ago & it is a great holster. I used it twice but had to stop because it was not helping with my back pain. I have a pinched nerve & when I use the holster it makes it worse.

    So now I'm shopping for a new carry pistol & outer waist holster. I'm thinking a single stack would suit me better. I'm looking for advice & suggestions for a new holster & pistol. Caliber size isn't important. My current pistol is a XD .45 Compact.

    Thanks!!!


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    Have you tried appendix carry? I have a Walther PPS 9mm. Its very slim and I carry it either appendix or 3 o'clock depending on what I'm doing that day. It might relieve some pressure.
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    How do you sit with the appendix carry?

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    Sorry if there's history here before (couldn't find it), but what's the source of the pain from the pistol? The weight on one side? Squeezing a certain area? Pulling or twisting? I'm curious about what other options might work, but it's tough to brainstorm without knowing what's exacerbating the pain.

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    I have lower back problems from an injury last year. My primary gun is my Glock 36 which I carry IWB, and my secondary gun is my Khar CW9 the rest of the time. Both are slim single stacks, although the Khar is slimmer than the 36. I carry my gun around 4oclock IWB and 1 or 2 spare mags around 7oclock. I notice I have less back pain at the end of the day when I carry 2 mags as it seems to help balance out the amount of weight on both sides of my back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlWhiteGT View Post
    How do you sit with the appendix carry?
    Slightly rotate the rig counterclokwise so it sits naturally on the curve of your leg...(hope that makes sense - you have to experiment a little). I carry either my PPS or my Model 60 3" that way very comfortably, even driving.

    I use a High Noon Hidden Alley tuckable IWB. Very thin and flexible.
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    I carry at 4 o'clock but having the pistol pressed against my back with the belt tight causes more pain. I'm thinking that a owb holster would help out. Just don't know anything about owb holsters. Was thinking of a 3" 1911 style pistol.

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    Sounds like you need a good doctor. You're trying to manage the symptoms, not the cause.

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    I am sorry about that. Did you consider the PM9?
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    I certainly can feel for you. (I've been living with severe back pain for almost 30yrs.)

    First try a good/wide gunbelt. (A Wilderness Tactical "Instructor" belt does offer some support for me.)

    Whenever the pain gets to great for me to wear my 24/7 or XDM in my ST, I switch to another holster (Maverick "Tuckable"); this way I can carry in different positions that may help relieve the pain. I also use a "Smartcarry" from ttt to help relive pressure on my side.

    When all else fails, switch to a smaller gun.

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    I have back pain from multiple sources, with which I've been contending for years. IWB carry can be a challenge, and even OWB carry can aggravate back problems. The XD is a pretty thick pistol, so that makes carrying it IWB even more of a challenge. I typically carry my 1911-types in Brommeland Max-Con V holsters, which are very thin and which were designed by a man with back problems of his own. There is a condition called meralgia paresthetica that is fairly common in police officers, truck drivers and others, especially men who are overweight. The pressure of a gunbelt/holster combination, or even just a waistband and belt while seated for long periods, along with an oversize gut, impinges on nerves at the waist, and can cause a lot of pain. It may also be a matter of direct impingement on the sciatic nerve. You say you have a "pinched nerve;" do you have a herniated disc or arthritic spurs pressing on a spinal nerve root? If so, the slight change in position caused by the mere presence of the holstered pistol can aggravate. Balancing the holster on one side with a mag pouch on the other might help keep your posture "balanced." Little things can make a big difference. Good luck with your quest.

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    I would go with a 9mm or SW snub nose. I highly suggest the SR9C or SW body guard snub. These snubs carry more than 5 rounds. I think 7.
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    Just for starters I would give up the XD and get smaller firearm. The XD is a pretty think gun as was commented on prior. Ever think about a PPS, or LCP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlWhiteGT View Post
    How do you sit with the appendix carry?
    I have always wondered that myself, as I am a little short for my weight, lol......
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    I have major back problems. I appendix carry a PM9. You will forget it is there. When I sit it just tucks up in the crease of my leg. Do not even notice it. A snub nose works well also. I am sure a longer barrel I would notice, but the PM9 is perfect.
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