Holster Cant

This is a discussion on Holster Cant within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; hello all I am curious what you all prefer when carrying OWB. Do you like your holster with a forward cant or neutral/ strait drop? ...

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    Holster Cant

    hello all

    I am curious what you all prefer when carrying OWB. Do you like your holster with a forward cant or neutral/ strait drop?
    Thanks for your opinions!

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    I wear mine canted forward, it makes it easier for the old arms to grip and draw!
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    Don't carry OWB much anymore but I did like a little forward cant. When usedin combination with my "natural forward cant" it was a pretty good carry position.
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    I like a foward cant as well, but it depends on how and what I'm carrying.
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    I prefer a slight forward cant, in the style of the FBI cant, 10 to 15 degrees.
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    It depends on the rig. High ride, forward cant. A forward cant on a high ride reduces the height which the elbow must rise to draw the weapon. Low ride, neutral or rearward cant depending on the holster. The elbow begins the draw from a lower position so there is more room for it to move upward or to the rear.
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    Straight drop, I carry appendix.
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    Forward cant, makes it easier driving, sitting, drawing,

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    I prefer a neutral cant. However, it is easier to conceal some pistols with a cant than straight drop. With most pistols that I carry, if I have to give em a cant, I try to limit it to 10-12 degrees max. My opinion is the less cant, the easier and quicker it is to get the pistol up and on target.
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    15 degrees forward for me at 1600-1700, straight drop at 1500. It's all personal preference for tailored performance IMO. You have to see what works best for you; not the way everyone else wears it.

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    The wife & I both prefer a "forward cant" IWB or OWB
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    A forward cant helps the draw and aids in concealment for me.
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    OK, I'm the Other. I carry appendix and prefer a slight rearward cant although I do also occasionally carry appendix with a straight drop.
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    I sit most of the day in an office chair or car seat, and unless my gun is at 3:00 and canted forwards about 25 degrees it jams into the seatback. I wish I could carry in appendix position, but my belt sits very low on my hips (so there's no room for the muzzle between the beltline and my thigh when I'm sitting) and my tummy is a bit too large (which pushes the butt forward when in appendix position).

    I think the fastest draw would be straight up, and down at thigh level (rather than on the belt), but that just doesn't work for everyday concealed carry .
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    I like an extreme forward cant for OWB 4 O'Clock carry.

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