Holster help with IWB hybrid just does not work for me.

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    Holster help with IWB hybrid just does not work for me.

    I have tried to carry a Glock 26 and Kahr PM9 at 3:30-4:00 with several holsters and a good double thickness 1 1/2" belt.

    My problem is it feels very uncomfortable, I have tried it high and low, still it just seems to either be poking me in the back or the hip. I have tried different holsters and the most comfortable for the 3:30 is the Remora, I have a Concealment Solutions (hybrid like CB), Highnoon, they all are just to uncomfortable.

    I do carry in AIWB with several different holsters and it seem very comfortable, maybe some peoples build are just different. I am 5'10" 200lbs wear a size 36" waist, I just don't get it, so many people carry at the 3:30 position and like, could I be doing something wrong?

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    Stick with AIWB.

    I used to carry at 4:00 until I discovered AIWB. Now I wouldn't go back to that carry position for almost anything.

    I find AIWB more comfortable, concealable and faster than any other place of carry I've tried.
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    I carry IWB, but back about 3:30 or 4:00. I prefer it behind my hip. I'll carry OWB on the hip, but not IWB. And you have to distinguish between acceptable and uncomfortable, I've never found IWB comfortable exactly. But I have found spots where I'm fine carrying there all day.
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    Nothing wrong. We are all built differently. I can carry IWB comfortably when standing/walking but I tire of it when I drive for some time. Overall, I prefer OWB with a cover garment.
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    Have you tried it at 2:30-3:00 position? Have you increased your pant waist size? Have you tried a Vanguard/Bandito/MIC/Zack or any other name they go by holster?
    I have been wearing my Glock 30sf in a Remora holster at the 3 o'clock spot. I even slept with it one night to see if it would shift, didn't move at all. I find it works better for me at 3, then 3:30 or 4:00.

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    Can't see how a PM9 would be uncomfortable. Maybe the wider Glock. For IWB, I would have specific set of pants and jeans with a wider waist. I'd locate it strongside just behind my hip bone. Felt strongside gave the least chance of an accidental exposure versus appendix. Also do not like a barrel pointed at my vitals when sitting (i.e femoral artery). Depending on the dress code required, I do avoid IWB if I can carry in a belt or shoulder holster. To me, strongside in a belt holster is the fastest to draw from and getting an initial proper firing grip. Also less chance of grabbing some shirt on the draw.

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    I could never get a hybrid to work comfortably, either. I wear a Brommeland Max-Con V at 3:00 for strong side carry, and have one available for a Kahr.
    A short video describing the Max-Con can be seen here:
    The Brommeland Max-Con V, (arguably) The Best IWB Holster On The Planet - YouTube
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    Might I suggest looking at the "Max Tuck" from White Hat Holsters, great IWB product that is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. What I like about the product too is that you can just order new Kydex molds for different guns that you want to carry using the same holster. Tony @ White Hat has done a good job on this holster. Im waiting for them to make the Kydex for the new M&P Shield that I just picked up and I will order it too. Check them out at White Hat Holsters

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    I think you should try appendix (AIWB) carry. I used to be about your size a couple of years ago and I found that AIWB carry was the most comfortable way for me to conceal my G27 in a tuckable hybrid holster.
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    I've tried quite a few, also some expensive ones... I ended up using Gunmate holsters, extremely comfortable IWB and only ~$10 each...
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    I second the MaxTuck recommendation....I also had no luck with the 3 or 4 0'clock location, the holster dig into my spare tire when seated. I adjusted my clips to level out the cant and now carry between 1 and 2 o'clock and find it to be very comfortable even when seated. My Pro 140 never points at my jewels, even when seated.

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    AIWB works best for me too. I use either a Cane and Derby kydex or AKJ/Concealco leather; hybrids just don't work for me. I just order a pjholsters kydex for my new M&P shield.
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    Try locating a new 'niche' at 4:30 - 5:00...worked for me!
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    AIWB while sitting is uncomfortable for me. I've found the CBST and MTAC work well at 324 :) with a lot of cant so the grip doesn't dig in.
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    When using IWB and/or IWB tuckable you need to give it about a week of carrying to see if you get comfortable with it.

    I have believe that some times less expensive ends working better that the more fancy deluxe expensive holsters. I find the inexpensive Ace holsters to be a good fit. With the price of them its worth a try.

    Inside the waistband
    In-The-Pants Holster - Leather - Ace Case

    Inside the waistband -- Tuckable
    Tuck-able Holster - Leather - Ace Case

    They also have a 2 for $19.98 (mix and match)with free shipping and handling deal
    This way you can one of each of for another handgun if you have one
    Mix & Match Leather ITP and Tuck-Able Holsters - 2 for $19.98 (includes s&h) - Ace Case Manufacturing, LLC

    Also wearing suspenders can be a real pain if concealing. Perry suspenders makes a great pair that is perfect for those in need. They only hook on each side rather than front and back. They work great. They also have easy on/off belt clips.
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