AIWB holster question????
hey guys, im new to the forum so first and foremost hello! im waiting on my concealed carry permit to go through here in OK and while i'm waiting i have been considering many different types of holsters. i currently own a sig sauer p228 that i love and i will soon be purchasing a m&p shield or 9mm compact for a warmer weather carry gun. last summer my dad and i attended a class at the sig sauer academy and our instructor recommended the raven concealment appendix carry rig. i did some research on AIWB and decided to give it a try. i carry the gun around the house in this holster from time to time and im still not sold on it. here is my issue: when i carry the gun (UNLOADED) simply in my waistband in the 1 o'clock position, i love it. i find it to be very concealable and comfortable. but, i obviously would never carry a loaded gun this way. the trigger is not covered and there is no retention. when i put on the ACR holster, the retention and safety are great, but i lose some concealability and lots of comfort. the gun is not small to begin with, and when i pair it with that holster, it just seems like too much bulk. so im not sure what to do! i like AIWB, but im not sure what other holsters to try. i already feel that i have wasted $100 on this holster, i dont feel like spending hundreds more looking at holsters. anyone have any recommendations? anyone ever AIWB'ed with a belly band? im considering scratching the whole idea and purchasing a crossbreed-type holster too. any help would be much appreciated, thanks guys