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IWB or OWB?

This is a discussion on IWB or OWB? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OWB glaco Fletch, except for my LCR then it in my pocket :)...

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    OWB glaco Fletch, except for my LCR then it in my pocket :)


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    I didn't vote in your poll because the correct choice for me, "BOTH", wasn't offered.

    I carry OWB and IWB as the situation dictates just as I carry concealed or openly depending of different factors.
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    Typically I carry IWB for a compromise of easy concealment and access. If I need to be 100% sure of concealment i.e. at work I will carry a below the waistband; excellent concealment but poor accessibility.
    In cooler weather or the rare times I OC, I use an Uncle Mike's Belt Slide for OWB. It is comfortable even with a Beretta 92 and still can hide under a sweatshirt or hockey jersey.
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    Similar to TN Mike, both, IWB - 95%, and now that it's cooler, OWB - 5% with the same (interchangeable) pancake kydex rig, btw. Remove 4 screws, switch (IWB) kydex belt clips to install 4 screws and leather (OWB) belt loops. 3 minutes max. with small rechargeable screwdriver. Easy peezy, Japaneesy.
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    Almost always IWB: Crossbreed, MTAC, VMII
    Sometimes OWB: Galco Avenger or paddle
    When it's -10 or colder, it's in the parka pocket so I don't have to unzip layers.
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    For me, IWB at 3:30 feels the most secure, comfortable, and hidden, and I like to be consistent.
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    Tucked IWB on work days, untucked or OWB on my time.
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    I go both ways...........


    Entirely dependent on my mood and what I'm wearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    I go both ways...........
    So you are saying that your are holster bi-sexual?



    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    I carry IWB 100% of the time. I've found a holster/belt/gun combination that works for me. It allows me to carry a full size gun and be concealed. I also use the same holster and belt along with a smaller gun when needed. I just love the sameness of my carry system.

    If I could carry open, that would be a different story because then I would buy an OWB holster and use that exclusively.
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    I use a homebrew IWB tuckable (sewn into waistband of slacks). Church and visits to friends I wear a long-sleeved shirt; around town or farm I wear a T-shirt. I always wear tucked because I wear suspenders, so IWB tuckable it is. And I made my own because of finances and I don't like unexplained straps or clips over the belt.
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    I use both also, but primarily IWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    I didn't vote in your poll because the correct choice for me, "BOTH", wasn't offered. I carry OWB and IWB as the situation dictates just as I carry concealed or openly depending of different factors.
    Ditto. + 1
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    I carry IWB 100% of the time, both for deep concealment and also the sense that it would be harder for someone to disarm me. Maybe that is just the female insecurity thing coming out a little.

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    Most of the time I use IWB, but on some occasions I do use OWB holsters that I have for the same firearms.
    Both are comfortable, but IWB does provide for a bit more concealment.
    Since we cannot OC in FL, concealment is important.
    There are days that I wear print shirts rather than T-shirts and will be out & about for extended time. That's when the OWB holster comes into play.
    The IWB holsters are much quicker for on/off...just a clip. The OWB holster means threading the holster on my belt...a bit more time, but not a problem.
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    I voted OWB, but really use both methods of carry. I'm OWB right now, and prefer that method, but use IWB if I need more concealment.

    On Mon and Tue I'll switch to a tuckable IWB. Mon I will be interviewing and Tue I will be a reading tutor at my grandson's elementary school.

    I make my own, so I have multiple holsters, but, if I could only afford one holster, it would have to be IWB (or a dual carry type) so it could be used all year round.

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