I'm relatively new to concealed carry and I've gone through the usual trials and tribulations with holsters deciding how I want to carry by Glock27. I've posted a couple of adventure posts already and I wanted to share something with other newbies (and maybe some old timers will enjoy this as well).
After going through the various options... paddle holster, OWB, I finally gave IWB a shot and after doing my research I went with a Theis (pronounced 'tice') Theisholsters.com | Photo Gallery | Custom IWB Holsters
I received my holster in 2 weeks, and within 3 days of wearing it I was hooked. Very comfortable, even though I never thought I'd be an IWB guy. Couldn't have been happier.
In the meantime, I had also placed an order for an Old Faithful Stage 3 kit, they were having a 20% sale so I figured I'd see how I liked the thicker kydex they use. Hip Holster | Gun Hip Holsters | Old Faithful Holsters
I received the Old Faithful mid-last week and when I took it out of the package I noticed 2 things...
1) the Old Faithful was considerably larger (wider) and
2) the leather was quite a bit thicker (which I knew would be the case)
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Immediately, I thought to myself "Well Iggy, you wasted a few dollars, should have quit while you were ahead"
But I assembled the kit and decided to give it a shot. Wow, was I shocked... the Old Faithful is even more comfortable than the Theis. More comfortable for me, Iggy, maybe not for everyone. I've heard great things about both.
What I am suggesting though is that you can't judge a book by its cover, nor can you be sure what will be more comfortable for you based on your preference, your body type/shape, what position you carry in, etc., until you try them.
If I'd looked at those pics above without having tried either of them first, I'd have thought for sure the Theis would be more comfortable. And for some, it probably is.
If you have the means, spend a few bucks, help out a couple small businesses and try some competitors who are in the same category of holster. You may be surprised.
I highly recommend both of these holster makers. High quality products and quick service. There are many others out there that make this style of holster, so enjoy the search and your own adventure.
By the way... this pic isn't a holster, but it's my first grandchild, born this morning (Dec 24). Wren Marie. Being held by her lovely, and very happy grandmother.