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    crossdraw without crossdraw

    I have been doing an exhaustive search on this, but have found nothing.

    I like the AIWB carry method. I don't have an AIWB holster. From what I've seen, most AIWB holsters are straight drops. I think it might be easier to draw from AIWB if you used a holster with opposite cant. I don't see anything about anyone doing such a thing, but I have been known to be a bit....unorthodox. The reason I am asking this is because of the angle of the grip. I would be almost perfect to draw because it just seems like a much more natural angle to draw from with a gun in this position. My hands tend to angle away from my hip, so a holster that angles toward it seems like a good idea.

    The question I guess I am asking is this: Has anyone used a "crossdraw" holster as an AIWB? How does it work for you? If you haven't, how well do you think it would work?

    I have little experience in the whole EDC setup thing, and holsters are a REALLY big new point for me.

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    Several of the makers of AIWB holsters offer a negative cant option. Depending on exactly WHERE you carry AIWB (the term AIWB is often applied to anywhere forward of your pants seam, i.e., 9:00 to 3:00), this works for some people. Personally, I use a straight drop and carry around 10:30-11:00 (I'm in my RIGHT mind ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodLark View Post
    Several of the makers of AIWB holsters offer a negative cant option. Depending on exactly WHERE you carry AIWB (the term AIWB is often applied to anywhere forward of your pants seam, i.e., 9:00 to 3:00), this works for some people. Personally, I use a straight drop and carry around 10:30-11:00 (I'm in my RIGHT mind ).
    Right now, I carry about about 2, my shtfgear holster is a bit...wide to carry much anywhere else up from. It kind of shifts itself to about 1-130 because the edge of the leather pushes against my hip and shifts the entire holster over. I actually like it there, but it makes it difficult to do some...necessary things. I had to stagger the right height to get it to almost neutral cant (by stagger, I mean put one clip all the way up, and the other all the way down.) It still angles a bit, but I can draw from it fairly easily here. I think it would be ideal if the grip canted toward my hip in this position so the draw stroke wouldnt be completely vertical. It would be more the motion of reaching in and pulling something out of my pocket. I might just have to buy a holster canted for left draw and wear it on my right side and let you all know how it works out. Hopefully I can find a decent one at an affordable price...

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    This holstler index has a clip you can adjust for your preferred angle. I have the pro model and really like it. I haven't tried it yet for crossdraw aiwb though - yet

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    It would probably help my case if I mentioned I carry a p229.... a fairy heavy gun....

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    Those n82 professional holsters look SO sweet.


    Just put an order in for the n82 professional holster. I just watched and read about 15 reviews on these things and everyone is raving about them. I will let you all know how it works out

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    If you like the hybrid style holster, Old Faithful makes one called the "Belly Holster" that has a default neutral cant. You could make it a negative cant by staggering the clips like you have done with your current holster. The Silent Thunder from Garrett Industries will also allow a wide variation in cant. I have a Fist #1KB; this holster allows an infinite adjustment of both cant and height by using velcro to attach the clip. It works great with my snubby, but I don't know how well it would work with a much heavier gun.
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    I have put a reverse cant on my Shaggy for several people. Though they have told me it is to get the muzzle more comfortably aligned to their thigh than for ease of draw. I typically use 5deg. or less reverse cant for those requesting it in AIWB cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    I have put a reverse cant on my Shaggy for several people. Though they have told me it is to get the muzzle more comfortably aligned to their thigh than for ease of draw. I typically use 5deg. or less reverse cant for those requesting it in AIWB cases.
    OOOOOO! A holster maker! It's good to know that people are actually asking for this to be done specifically. Have you gotten any reviews back on these? How are they liking it?

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    Ok, I'm going for full disclosure here..........

    I finally got my "returning to making orders" with Troy over at Brigade Gunleather. I placed my order. It is somewhat of an expensive holster, and I want to get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwarang54 View Post
    Those n82 professional holsters look SO sweet.


    Just put an order in for the n82 professional holster. I just watched and read about 15 reviews on these things and everyone is raving about them. I will let you all know how it works out
    One holster does all 3 postions. I normally don't wear a T-Shirt with this holster but I wanted to spare you the horror of my big white gut. The backing is soft soft on this
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtn View Post
    One holster does all 3 postions. I normally don't wear a T-Shirt with this holster but I wanted to spare you the horror of my big white gut. The backing is soft soft on this
    Crossdraw
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    4 o'clock
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    One holster to rule them all? Thanks for the pictures. It is good to know that there is actually a holster that doesn't need to be modified to fit where the user wants it to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwarang54 View Post
    One holster to rule them all? Thanks for the pictures. It is good to know that there is actually a holster that doesn't need to be modified to fit where the user wants it to be.
    All you have to to is twist the clip to the desired cant

    Just a note - I've tried good leather IWB holsters, Galco King Tuck and a couple other cheap IWB and none were this comfortable. I really am impressed with this N82 Pro holster. And no I don't work for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwarang54 View Post
    OOOOOO! A holster maker! It's good to know that people are actually asking for this to be done specifically. Have you gotten any reviews back on these? How are they liking it?
    I have had very positive response on the Shaggy in general and those that have opted for the reverse cant have had good things to say about it. I'm sure that there are some who the Shaggy doesn't work for. No single holster is going to work for everybody, that's just a fact, and the Shaggy is definitely a one trick pony(AIWB). It does that trick very well though.
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