Newbie Holster Question

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    Newbie Holster Question

    Hi
    I'm new here and was hoping to get some advice on a holster setup. I have a SW40VE and was looking at this holster for it
    Fobus Holster: S&W ENHANCED SIGMA SERIES 9/40 VE/E/G - ROTO-HOLSTERô PADDLE
    I am a bigger guy and always wear lose clothing and I am think about carrying in my small of back. It looks like this holster will do that. I am right handed and it looks like the right handed holster will have the gun in an upside down position on my back, Would this be correct?

    Thanks for any advice!

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    That is a right handed OUTSIDE the waist band holster. If you put it at 4-5 clock position on your wait the handle will point towards your spine.

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    The Fobus Roto-holsters tend to hold the pistol quite a ways out from your body which makes it hard to conceal (prints badly!).

    Also, most people on this forum will tell you that small of back is a poor place to carry. The gun is in a very vulnerable location for someone to grab it, and if you fall and land on the gun, you are going to very likely do some damage to your spine.

    Personally I like to carry either in the "Appendix" position (about 1:00-2:00 for right-handed people) or underneath my arm (3:00-3:30 for righties). I think the security offered by these positions is superior, as is the speed of draw.
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    Thanks for the replies. As being a bigger guy ( fat ) ...lol It is just the most comfortable place I seem to have found to carry. Would you have another holster suggestion?

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    My suggestion is to avoid the roto holsters by Fobus. I've never heard a good review of them.
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    Though I haven't tried one, I think a Crossbreed Supertuck would be a great place to start.

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    I would stay away from Fobus for concealment. I would also stay away from S.O.B. carry. S.O.B. carry is not without its problems.
    It is hard to sit for any length of time - hard to drive & it usually prints badly when you bend forward.

    Suggestion:
    Buy a good leather OWB pancake style holster - Try to find one that houses your firearm with 15 Degree forward cant (often called an F.B.I. cant) - couple that with a good gun belt & locate the holster just behind your strong side hip.

    That is an extremely comfortable way to carry.
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    The fobus roto was my fist holster, and my last fobus and was only used for a couple of days at most, it ended up dumping my gun on the floor of a mall...

    Better to just avoid Fobus in general.

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