OWB: Snaps or Slotted ?

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    OWB: Snaps or Slotted ?

    I am trying to decide if I should get a OWB with snaps or belt slits. Originally I thought I wanted snaps for easy on and off.

    For those of you who have tried both please let me know why you prefer one over the other.

    Thanks

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    I recently had a holster made with snap loops. My first one.

    I can't tell you how convenient it is to have the ability to remove it on a whim without having to un-belt. And it's just as easy to re-attach, too.

    At first, my biggest concern was that the extra thick snap loops were going to create a problem with concealing [printing] the rig, but that wasn't the case. The holster also keeps the weapon tight to the body.

    I'm very happy with mine. It was made by TT Gunleather.

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    los...

    Great looking rig.

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    To the OP...
    I have only started to use an OWB holster...used to only use an IWB. The belt loops do get a bit tiresome, but my OWB does hug the body as well as an IWB.
    I cannot carry at work, so all the other times that I'm armed, I'm in shorts and T's. The looped OWB is not really a problem for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
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    Great looking rig.
    Thank You, Sir.

    I've always carried slotted rigs and never considered them to be an inconvenience. I actually just placed an order for a slotted holster for my first carry revolver.

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    I've always liked the slotted holsters...until I got a snapped holster.

    PROs
    - Easy to take on/off: No need to take off belt to switch holsters/guns
    - Easier to work around belt loops
    - Snaps can be replaced if worn or if you change belt width

    CONs
    - Snaps might wear out
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    I prefer the slotted holsters for my OWB carry. If I'm going somewhere that I'd have need to remove it, then I'd just simply carry IWB.

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    I have the Laredo Defender for my Glock 19 and absolutely love it.

    All my other paddle and slide ons are sitting in my "holster drawer". I wish I would have one snap on from the beginning.
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    I have a UBG Regulator snap-on OWB for my P220/P226, and I think it fits great. It is very solid over a good gunbelt, and I have never felt like the snaps were in any danger of coming off. The convenience factor is just outstanding.

    I got mine one after JD posted pics of a similar rig he got for Limatunes.
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    If you're a lefty like me, it is no contest. I hate having to take my belt all the way off to remove my holster.

    Yes, I could simply wear my belt the other way, but I've done it one way for 68 years, and it just doesn't feel right if I flip it.
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    Thanks for all your responses. I think I am going to try the Gladiator by Comp-tac. I have their Mtac and like it so I why not stick with the same family. Hope I don't end up with a draw full before I find the right one.

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    I have a summer comfort (galco iwb) that I often wear OWB. Still hug close to the body. (Still sits inside of the belt, but outside the pants waistband).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedinius View Post
    I have a summer comfort (galco iwb) that I often wear OWB. Still hug close to the body. (Still sits inside of the belt, but outside the pants waistband).
    I tried this with my MTAC. Can't get it in the position I want due to the belt loops.

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    I think you will like the Gladiator, I picked one up for my G26 and its now my favorite. Holds nice and tight to the body with great retention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidw View Post
    I tried this with my MTAC. Can't get it in the position I want due to the belt loops.
    I don't think it would work with the MTAC as well. It does't work with my SuperTuck, though I don't wear that as often as the SC.
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    That's a sweet outfit los! TT gunleather turns out some of the best rigs on the market. I use some of his stuff myself and couldn't be happier. To the question about slots or snaps for OWB, I much prefer snaps. They are much handier and also seem more comfortable to me. Slotted rigs seem to twist slightly under the belt especially until they get good and worn in. I have and use both slots and snaps, my vote is snaps.
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