IWB or OWB?

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    depends on the situation, owb everytime I can, iwb if I can't.
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    Front pants pocket strong hand side for BUG sometimes primary.

    4:00 IWB for primary.
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    I have both, actually several of each. I don't use any of them. In FL., 99% of the time I'm in shorts and a tee shirt. I have yet to be able to conceal either IWB or OWB without printing badly. Depending on which is my EDC for the week, I use either a DeSantis Nemisis, a Galco Pocket Pro or a Stoner custom pocket holster for my LCR. Pocket carry seems to work best for me. If I can lose 50lbs. things might change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    So you are saying that your are holster bi-sexual?
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    I prefer IWB for concealment. I do a little dinky security gig on occasion in my retirement and under the circumstances can get by with OWB carry, generally in a high-rise holster concealed beneath a shirt in summer, a jacket in winter.
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    CrossBreed Super Cut......IWB.........Great rig, and a sponsor....Give them a look.

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    I like IWB because: it's less likely to get bumped or caught up when I'm moving around; I like being the only one around me to know it's there; My firearm doesn't have to be locked down, but it's still secure.

    I've worn OWB once & will likely do it again because: I can more comfortably carry a full-size firearm; It'll be easier to get to in the cold, multi-layer clothing months.
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    Brommeland Max-Con V IWB all day every day.

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    IWB about 90% of the time because my best holsters are IWB. I would like to carry OWB more, but need some better holsters.

    Looking at some of Rocky's Pure Custom holsters as well as the Brommeland Def Con.
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    Generally IWB - with the right holster, I find it to be comfortable.

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    I carry a Beretta Px4 Compact in a Crossbreed IWB Supertuck holster at 4:00. I also have 2 OWB holsters that I only use when I am wearing a jacket or coat heavy enough not to imprint. I find the IWB really brings the gun close to my body, and is much more comfortable than my OWB. I sometimes also use a Crossbreed Qwik Tuck IWB at 11:00 for a cross draw. I find this to be more comfortable when driving.
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    I prefer IWB. Doesn't get in the way during everyday activities, such as sitting down in a chair with arm rest . Doesn't get hung up on stuff. Don't have to change holsters if I am really concerned about concealment.
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    My general carry is IWB because of work mostly. But when I go hiking or something like that (i.e. walking the dog) I will many times go OWB with a galco pancake.

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    I carry both ways, but primarily OWB. Mostly because my leg goes numb when carrying IWB. Past injuries coming back to haunt me, so 70% of the time or more, for me is OWB.


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    When I first carried, it was primarily OWB. Now, it's mostly IWB for concealment. If you go IWB, choosing a comfortable holster is essential. I bought an excellent custom fit holster by Shielded Holsters that fits me like a glove. I've worn it for almost a year and it looks/feels brand new. After five minutes of wearing the holster, I forget it's even on. I think he has molds for almost anything, simply tell him what you want and it gets made.

    Carrying IWB for concealment just requires that you be conscious of how you might look from all angles (e.g. printing). For example, instead of bending over to pick something off the ground (potentially exposing your firearm), you squat down keeping your back upright (firearm in alignment with your torso).

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