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Anyone use IWB holster as a OWB holster?

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    The belt on the outside does improve the retention abilities of the holster and does pull the weapon in tighter than the typical OWB with the belt in the inside of the holster.


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    I have tried Glock 27, CW9, LCR, all of them dig into my "spare tire". I know, lose weight, yada yada yada. Now, if I just had a figure like cammo girl! Well, that aint gonna happen, too much beer, pizza, you know! I have good OWB holsters, but they always seem to bulge out a little, when wearing shirts untucked. However, if I wear an IWB outside, it seems to keep the weapon closer to the body. My preferred winter carry is the CW9, so I am going to keep trying holsters, maybe one will work. BTW, I even made my own IWB patterned after Crossbreed, it works, but the gun digs into my side after awhile, even with a t-shirt tucked in. Hmmm, ok, maybe it is time to work on my weight loss.
    PS I also have a good gun belt from the beltman, it helps, but not a lot.
    Thanks to all for the responses.
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    are you wearing the holster behind your hip? Most spare tires don't go that far back. (Notice I said most!)

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    There is a pic some where on this site with a guy doing just that......I'll try to find it an post the link

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    Yes, I have tried behind the hip, but then it is uncomfortable to sit, which I do alot. The OWB holsters seem to be made so the gun sticks out for a faster draw, which makes them push the shirt out, if worn outside the pants. I could get larger shirts, but would need to get a whole new wardrobe. What I am looking for, is an OWB holster that hugs the body. Will keep looking.
    Thanks for the help.
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    This is a holster I made which is both ambidextrous, and can be worn either IWB or on the belt with a simple change of a screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerdodger View Post
    What I am looking for, is an OWB holster that hugs the body.
    Check out Kramer's horsehide Belt Scabbard. Just what you're looking for. Tough as nails, comfortable, and tight to the body.
    http://www.kramerleather.com/
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    Well, if you’re in this hobby long enough you’ll end up with one of each style. I've gone through many holsters and guns over the years and now I think I finally got it right. Once you actually settle on a gun that you decide to keep, then buy the holster style you like. Then buy another style based on your second preference, and so on. Before you know it, you'll be broke just like the rest of us and you'll have the right holster for every conceivable occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Well, if you’re in this hobby long enough you’ll end up with one of each style. I gone through many holsters and guns over the years and now I think I finally got it right. Once you actually settle on a gun that you decide to keep, then buy the holster style you like. Then buy another style based on your second preference, and so on. Before you know it, you'll be broke just like the rest of us and you'll have a right holster for every conceivable occasion.
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    I've grown to find IWB very comfy. Most of the time it is my G27 in a MS SS II. But my pants are an inch bigger than my waist. That helps a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    Yes:

    Attachment 21660

    Most the time this is iwb.
    What brand is this Holster ?
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    I've worn mine like that....makes the IWB a bit more versatile...


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    It's a Masters 7326. Designed for a Glock 26, 27, or Sig P239. Short for the barrel, but the rest of the fit is good and it is super comfortable to wear IWB. It was a temporary solution till I got a custom one made, but I keep going back to it for some reason.

    I wish it were black.

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    I wear mine like Cammo Girl for open carry (with shirt tucked) but most of the time IWB (shirt untucked). IWB holsters take some getting used to. As others said, make sure you're wearing your pants a tad larger. This can make a big difference regarding comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    I've worn mine like that....makes the IWB a bit more versatile...

    That one looks like it could be worn either way. What kind is it?
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