Padding for Appendix Holsters

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    Padding for Appendix Holsters

    Does anyone else ever add padding to their appendix (or any) holsters to add a little personalized comfort?

    I found that the heel portion of orthopedic shoe inserts sold at Walmart adds a good deal of comfort to my appendix holsters. I just cut to fit and gorilla glue them on to the holster. It prevents the muzzle or kydex from digging into my groin in certain positions.

    Now, I know some people's holsters are on par with a fashion accessory, but mine are just tools.

    Here is my "Old Faithful" for deep concealment. A Highnoon Mr. Softy

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    And my Cane & Derby PIC for when I don't care if I get made. I added two layers to this one to pad the kydex and tilt the butt of my G19 into my abdomen.

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    How about you guys... Anyone else ever make such "personal comfort" modifications to your holsters?

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    That's a Gel pad.....? Hmmm.....interesting idea.

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    No, just some kind of smooth foam. I've worn these for about 2 months now to see how the gorilla glue would hold up. So far it's held like... well, a gorilla.

    If they do peel off or wear out. I'll just sand and replace. I've got all of $7 in each one.
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    Good idea!
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    Interesting idea ....thanks for the advise
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    Yes, I have added foam pieces to the bottom of my appendix holsters by using industrial 3M Hook & Loop Velcro. I've added them to the 4-5 Dale Fricke Archangels, Custom Carry Concepts Shaggy, C&D Pardus, and they are now on my two JM Custom Kydex holsters.

    This is made for a G17/19 with a CT Lightguard installed



    The one made for plain G17/19/26 is at the top with the white foam wedge attached to it.



    My Archangel which is my backup holster with Velcro foam wedges

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    Looks good TMoore.

    Does that set up last a while? What kind of adhesion do you use?

    *** never mind the adhesion. I re- read your post. I'm bad about scanning too fast on this stupid phone.

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    The 3M Tape behind the Velcro is top notch. If you prepare the surface by getting rid of any oils and such, then the tape isn't going anywhere soon.

    I prefer the Velcro wedges, because I can adjust them if I need to. Plus I have different size wedges to dial it in if need be.

    I found the 3M Self Adhesive Hook & Loop Velcro at Walmart. Worth every penny.
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    Padding for Appendix Holsters

    I use beer koozie foam for my padding.


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    I duct taped the kneepad, (folded double) that came with the EOTech Operator pants onto the back of my Archangel; not pretty, but the beauty is in the increased comfort/concealability.
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    Man, your mr. softy is alot different than mine. Looks like he changed em a bit, both mine have a little bit of leather flop on the side that I've found REALLY helps cushion the holster/muzzle off my inner thigh.





    I just got the Archangle, man that thing digs in BAD. I put a little foam, didn't do well enough. I like the heel pad idea, or the beer koozie idea. I'll have to try those.
    I really don't know if I can do the archangle becuase the ride is SO high also. Just gets really uncomfortable really quick. The mr softy has ruined me, plus I switched the clip and made mine tuckable.
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    I had the issue of the back edge causing pain. I just super glued a shaped piece of a mouse pad to the back of my Comp-Tac 2 O'clock. I also slimmed the profile by trimming the clip to reduce the pressure to the back edge of the holster. I haven't tried it out yet, but I will tomorrow at work.




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