Shooting drills with leather/kydex IWB (working out the bugs)
I recently took my M&P40c to the range in order to get some practice with my new Foxx IWB. My goal was to practice drawing from the holster in a simulated self-defense manner and put two rounds on target...... starting from a slightly crouched position (to simulate being startled by sudden/nearby gunfire), turned toward the target, drew my weapon and fired. In addition to familiarizing myself with the interaction between the gun and holster, I also learned something unexpected.....
I had worn this holster around the house for a while and felt very comfortable with it. I had cleared my shirt and drawn the gun many times, pointing the gun at the wall at home. No problems at all. Then, I got to the range and immediately started having an issue with the tail of my shirt hanging against the rear belt clip on the holster (I have the standard metal clips). Granted the shirt I was wearing that day was just a bit longer than usual, but it was still a shirt I wear often - and is a good choice for a cover garment. I should say that I don't necessarily think this is a problem with the design of the clips on the Foxx holster, I'm sure they could be bent slightly or adjusted to aid in fixing this problem if needed. I adjusted the way I cleared my shirt and all was good from then on, but this took several attempts to get it right.
So, the moral of the story is this: practice with your carry gear and try to make it as real as you can. You never know what kind of unexpected "bug" you may find and work out.....after all, that is the point of practicing in the first place, right?!
Hope you all find this helpful.