hip holster suggestions

hip holster suggestions

This is a discussion on hip holster suggestions within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am new to this site. I have a S&W .38 with shrouded hammer. I will be carrying it while running. I purchased an UncleMike's ...

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    I am new to this site. I have a S&W .38 with shrouded hammer. I will be carrying it while running. I purchased an UncleMike's size 0 open IWB. I don't like how it sits, the barrell pokes my leg as I stride. If it could just angle a bit it would be fine. Does anyone have a suggested holster?

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    Jen that is a tough one -- I would be interested in what you end up getting however. I have a similar problem while cycling and haven't figured out what to do. I don't want to go with a fanny pack and can't figure out how to conceal under a cycling jersey.
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    maybe a bellyband hoster, or a diffrent rig might work. I am thinking something with adjustable cant. Personally, I have yet to find a comfortable holster for exercising.
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    Depends on what your wearing. During the summer when my wife an I go walking. I use a Smartcarry holster that work very well for walking. Belt holster with a thumb snap would work very well also.

    Check out www.highnoonholsters.com for a number of models including some new ones not made of leather but covers the gun so it won't dig into your side.

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    Holsters are kind of a personal thing. What works for one person won't always work for another.

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    Thanks for the replies. I visited a local gun shop today and they suggested carrying in a different position--small of the back or more between my hip and belly button. I will try these and see if they might work. Also recommended using a belt. Thanks for again for replying!
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    You might also look at the Camelbak "Goblin" if you're open to a non-belt holster. (Do you actually plan on wearing a gunbelt when running...?) It won't look out of place. Alternately, The Wilderness tactical does a fanny-pack style holster that holds 2 Nalgene bottles.

    If you are wearing a belt, Kramer makes this women's-specific holster...

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    when I am outdoors, I use a smartcarry for my SW 642. I usually wear it conventionally or at 3pm. It is great because you can wear exercise attire shorts, sweats, running pants and don't have a wear a belt, plus it is very comfortable and doesn't flop or ride or cause your pants to fall down. I went on a three day bike trip with mine at 3 o'clock and hardly noticed it was there. some people don't like them, but they are worth the money just to have in the holster arsenal, and come with a money back warranty.
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    thanks

    Thanks for the suggestions. I am thinking about the smartcarry now after experimenting with different positions with the holster I have. The fanny pack is my second choice. AgentX I like the holsters in the picture you posted, but no I wasn't planning on wearing a gun belt running.
    Jen

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