How do you carry your SA XD .45?

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    How do you carry your SA XD .45?

    This is the 4 inch with the 13 rounds +1. I don't have my permit yet, but I was wondering how you guys carry yours. Or the real question... How can I keep this gun on my person and out of sight once I get my permit?

    Little info... I live in south Mississippi so it's hot here most of the year. I'm 5' 8" 190lbs with a nice little gut and some love handles. Left handed but shoot right handed as strong side.

    Thanks.

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    IWB is going to be the best option for us with extra "surplus". This allows the gun to ride lower and not be pushed out so much by the loves....
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    Bianchi CarryLoc or Blackhawk Serpa

    I have been carrying my XD-45 4in most days in a Bianchi CarryLoc. Occassionally, I use a Blackhawk Serpa holster. I really like the Blackhawk but it does not hold the XD in ral tight for me so it does not conceal as well as the CarryLoc. I like retension holsters so these two are very much to my liking. I have a CarryLoc for another handgun as well. It had been my primary holster choice for 3+ years.

    Good Luck and Carry Safely.

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    Also consider a holster with a sweatshield. Helps keep the gun from rubbing on your side.
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    +1 for the iwb

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    Thumbs up SWEAT Shield

    I carry my XD-45 Service (4")in a High Noon Slide Guard and use a 1-1/2" Acker reinforced gunbelt. Do Not Cheap Out On The Belt!
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    I carry IWB with a BladeTech universal that fit's all XDs. As others have noted, do not cheap out on the belt because fully loaded this is not a light weapon. I use a Galco Instructors belt.

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    Cool

    It rides in an IWB C-TAC during situations were folk might tend to get in my personal space, otherwise it goes in an OWB Tucker Gunleather pancake. Oh yeah, Bulman gun belt.
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    I have that gun in .40S&W.

    Just got an IWB rig from Mark Garrity. I would recommend IWB as the way to go.

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    I carry mine in a Blackhawk CQC Serpa Holster.

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    I carry mine in either Crossbreed IWB, or Tucker answer IWB.
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    When I carry mine I use a Galco Concealable Belt Holster. Works good but a loose shirt is req'd to hide the long grip.
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    Thanks for the replies. I thought it was going to be hopeless...

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    SGERINGER" I use a Galco Instructors belt."
    How would you compare the Galco instructors belt to a leather belt.
    I have a thick 1 1/2 Rafters belt but it digs in to my pot belly when sitting which a web belt might not. I was thinking a web belt would not give as much support as a leather belt. What is your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGeringer View Post
    I carry IWB with a BladeTech universal that fit's all XDs.
    +1 on the Blade Tech. Best minimalist IWB going. Leather, IMHO, is an unnecessary expense for a hybrid pistol. I carry my 1911s in one on the hottest of hot summer days. Ping recommended.

    Then again, if money is a little less of an issue:
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    I carry mine in [a] Tucker answer IWB.
    I LOVE my Answer! Hands down, the most comfortable IWB I've ever had.

    As stated above, your belt is the single most important component in ANY carry solution. Good gun belts are only to be had from competent holsterers. They should be made of two-ply, bonded leather, and THICK! Be sure you get the belt loops/clips on your holster, to match the chosen width of the belt. DON'T SCRIMP, or compromise on your belt!
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