IWB Advice

IWB Advice

This is a discussion on IWB Advice within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recently lost twenty pounds, but still have a gut. Was contemplating getting IWB for summer to carry Para Ord CCW (commander size) weapon. Haven't ...

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    Question IWB Advice

    I recently lost twenty pounds, but still have a gut. Was contemplating getting IWB for summer to carry Para Ord CCW (commander size) weapon. Haven't carried in twenty years. Last carried in a Bianchi Pistol Pocket and Kramer IWB. I am considering Kydex for thinner holster. Need thoughts on brand and question of Kydex versus leather


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    Why not look at hybrids?

    They have a kydex shell with a leather backing. You get the comfort of leather (no kydex against the skin) and you get the ease of re-holstering without the bulk of a reinforced holster mouth.

    Click through the banners at the top of the page. Kholster is the least expensive IIRC.
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    +1 on the hybrid holster.

    I have a gut myself (6'2-275ish) and carry a G26 iwb in a Shielded Holster which is similar but less adjustable than a Kholster, both are somewhat like a Crossbreed only less expensive. It took me a while to get it adjusted right and figure out where the most comfortable position for it is but once I got it figured out it is very comfortable to wear all day, also I can go out wearing a T shirt untucked and jeans and it conceals my gun very well.
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    My suggestion would be a hybrid as well, particularly a MTAC. More comfy than kydex.
    They are fully adjustable for ride height and cant, therefore can see what position works best for you.
    In addition, can be attained in quick time period.
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    +3 on the hybrid suggestion.

    While I haven't dealt with some of the holster manufactures that support this forum (will be doing that in good order), do have considerable experience with both the Comp-Tac and Crossbreed offerings.

    I find the Comp-Tac more comfortable and easier to put on if you wear a t-shirt between the holster and your skin. The Crossbreed is more comfortable worn directly against the skin. The difference is very slight.

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    Hybrid is the only way to go I have a crossbreed supertuck deluxe and love the comfort level
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    There's a ton of holsters to look at in here... HOLSTERS
    I would recommend the Fist #1A in leather...leather is much more comfortable.OMO
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    +4 on hybrid... being rail thin myself, kydex works good, but I have heard a lot of other people say that the hybrids are excellent if you have a little weight. Comp Tac Minotaur or Crossbreed
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    MTAC would be first followed by Crossbreed for IWB. Comp-tac gladiator for OWB.

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    My personal preference is leather. That being said I have used the MTAC and the Crossbreed and IMO the crossbreed is at the top of the pile with the advantage for it's against the skin comfort.

    I now lean to a more minimalistic approach to holsters and since I carry a PM9 now I don't need that much holster. I use a Mitch Rosen CLP.
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    Pure Kustoms Black Ops (IWB AND OWB), Milt Sparks VM II or SS II. Great retention on all and they are more comfortable than kydex IMO.
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    Depends on what you want to spend. On a budget go with a Kholster hybrid. Got a bit more to spend, get a Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro. The Kholster is very adjustable, comfortable and generally less expensive than other hybrids. The Black Ops Pro is the Cadillac in terms of quality, performance and comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim View Post
    My suggestion would be a hybrid as well, particularly a MTAC. More comfy than kydex.
    They are fully adjustable for ride height and cant, therefore can see what position works best for you.
    In addition, can be attained in quick time period.
    This. They have a 2 day turn-around right now. I have an M-Tac (hybrid) and a C-Tac (all kydex). While the C-Tac isn't bad, the M-Tac is definately better, especially in the humid Alabama summers. I wear it directly against the skin with no problems.
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    I too like the MTAC, great turn around time and their CS is top notch!

    However, when it comes to cradling a beloved 1911,.....Brommeland MaxConV! Best IWB holster I've ever owned.

    Yes a bit more $$ and a wait time as well, but,....like I said,... best I've ever owned.

    Get the MTAC and if it does you well for the summer and you get the itch for a good leather holster,...well,... you know.

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    chiming in here for CrossbreedSuper Tucks. Best IWB holster I have ever owned. Of course I have only owned a few.
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