Tall, skinny guy looking for a good holster

Tall, skinny guy looking for a good holster

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    Tall, skinny guy looking for a good holster

    Hey everyone!!!

    Well I'm right in the middle of getting my ccw here in Colorado. I have my meeting with the sheriff's department here in a couple of weeks. I'm still trying to decide on what firearm I will be carrying at this point. Leaning towards an lc9, but they still may change. Here is my problem though. I'm 6'3" and weigh 145 pounds. With being so tall and skinny it is already a challenge to find shirts that fit up top while, being long enough to not show any midriff. I'm very worried about having my firearm exposed while out and about even if I reach for something that is right at eye level. I've looked at the smart carry holsters and they have peaked my interest a little bit. They do seem like they could be a little slow on the draw though, practice could probably help that a lot there. So any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated!


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    As I have stated many times on the forum, you can't do better than HaysHolsters. Jeff is a sponsor and does great work. Check him out!
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    Sounds to me like you need to start shopping in the "Tall" section of the "Big & Tall" stores. I am a little larger but I know "Tall" is available in other sizes. In my case, given the choice between XL and XLT, I almost always go for the XLT, I will probably use the garment for concealment.
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    Take a look at Pure Kustom, the Black Ops Pro can be worn IWB, OWB, in a total of 23 different variations. Rocky is also a DC Site sponsor and is great to work with you so you get what you actually want.
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    I think you will have a bit of a problem with an IWB holster. I'm 5-10 and 150 pounds on a good day -- not as slight built as you are. I find that the IWB holsters leave me with an obvious lump deforming the path my belt takes. Also, since it pushes the belt out, it has a tendency to slip down over my hips. Plus, it is uncomfortable in most cases. Some exceptions - I can carry a small .380 in a Remora IWB or clip on. the OWB holsters really work a whole lot better for me and I carry a G36 or G19 relatively easier. Take a look at CrossBreed OWB's. Also, if you own a Glock, consider the Glock Sport and Combat holster. Lots of people (me included) really like it, it is inexpensive in the extreme (you could have a seaprate one fo every day of the week and not spend as much as you would on one 'custom' holster), you can modify it easily (e.g. for an extended mag release, etc), comfortable, easy to draw from, and it holds securely. Just be sure to buy the right one. There is one size for the smaller frame Glocks e.g. 19 and another size for the larger e.g. 20, 21, 36.

    Best advice, try a friend's holster type (either IWB or OWB) to check out which style you like BEFORE you buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Take a look at Pure Kustom, the Black Ops Pro can be worn IWB, OWB, in a total of 23 different variations. Rocky is also a DC Site sponsor and is great to work with you so you get what you actually want.
    I'm wearing one of those right now and it fits both my G36 and G19 and looks sexy as all-get-out. BUT, try the Glock sport/combat holster first...
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    Hey Doctor Bob,

    Sounds like we are in the same boat a bit. I'm definitely looking for a "smaller" gun at this point. I'm gunna head to the gun shop here in a few days and take a look at that glock sport and combat holster.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I just got a High Noon Public Secret for my S&W Model 36 and like the fit and comfort.

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    I carry larger semi auto's in the Public Secret but this is my first one for a smaller handgun.

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    Good luck on your search for "just the right holster".

    I have accumulated many holsters over the years as have most on this forum looking for the "perfect one".

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    I'm 6'3", 170lbs and I carry a Glock 23 or P229 in a Crossbreed Supertuck without any problen


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    I like my Remora's. Easiest and most versatile concealed-carry holster I've found to position and carry. And as a bonus, it's under $30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    As I have stated many times on the forum, you can't do better than HaysHolsters. Jeff is a sponsor and does great work. Check him out!
    Agreed. I'm 5' 10 and 150lbs and had the same issue. Talked with Jeff and he built me a holster for a Glock 19 and I can conceal that no problem under just a t shirt.

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    First order of business is to start with a skinny gun to match the physique. If you decide on any kind of IWB holster over an enclosed external carry type, you can always tell your friends the bulge under your waistband is a bad hernia that you've gotta get fixed someday.

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    Consider appendix carry. I went from being iffy with a g19 or M&P9c to carrying a g17 at all times.





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    I am not quite so skinny as that, but at 6'5 and 220 I am not exactly fat (yet). I highly recommend Milt Sparks, TT Gunleather, Alessi, and a darn good belt to hang all that stuff (I use AG Gunleather).

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