I am looking for a better way to conceal my 229. I'm female with a bit of extra tummy. I'm fairly tall and long waisted, but even my highest-rise jeans sit lower than most men wear their pants. (And it may be vain but I don't want to start dressing like my mom in order to conceal)
I bought a Galco Stow-n-Go IWB holster since it sits far enough down inside the waistband that the grip doesn't print as badly, but after wearing it a few times I decided that I have to wear such a long shirt to cover the bulge at my hip, that I might as well get an OWB holster. Or wear a parka.
I tried my husband's 1911 in an Old Faithful hybrid holster, and found it VERY comfortable, and better concealed with the kydex part on the highest setting. The 1911 is thinner and easier to conceal though.
So, since I'm going to require a fairly bulky cover garment anyway, I'm thinking about ditching the whole IWB thing entirely.
My question is: Looking at either OWB or hybrid IWB holsters, what are the drawbacks for ones that sit highest above the belt? Are they less secure? Do they let the grip flop? Are there any specific ones that hold the gun tighter against the body?
(I do have a smaller gun also that is easier to conceal. But I'd like to have more options to take the bigger pistol with me. I do realize it's not going to be a warm weather gun at all.)