Looking for IWB advice

Looking for IWB advice

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    Looking for IWB advice

    My current IWB holster for my Sig P229 is a Galco Kydex Triton holster. I wear it at the 3:00 position. I like everything about it except for the way it rides on me and my belts - too low to take advantage of the full combat grip.

    So, I'm looking for suggestions of similarly designed IWB holsters that hold the grip higher up in relation to the belt line. Photos while wearing the holster are greatly appreciated!

    I'm not opposed to leather, but the kydex just seemed to be slimmer, and it's molded, so retention is really good. I don't want an extreme cant. In fact, straight vertical would be fine with me. A sweat guard is nice. Lastly, my profession takes me in and out of courthouses and govt. buildings on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. So, I need to be able to slip the holster off and on in the parking lot with as little fanfare as possible. That's why I like the single clip vs. multiple clips and/or snaps.
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    It's not kydex, but it is easy on and off and comfortable.

    Milt Sparks SS II

    SEMI-AUTO SUMMER SPECIAL 2 | Brownells

    This is the way it will ride on the belt. Gives you a full combat grip on the draw.





    The new INCOG holster is a joint development project between Haley Strategic Partners and G-Code Holsters. It can be worn in different positions and has clips for the belt.

    http://www.tacticalholsters.com/product/INC/INCOG.html

    In my opinion, a zero cant IWB holster for CC is going to print like hell at the 3 o'clock position. It will also need to ride pretty high to give you a good initial grab of the grip, which could and probably will cause stability issues with just a single belt clip. I know you live in Georgia and can CC or OC, so printing is a non issue with regards to the law.
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    Not kydex here either but a holster that I have worn religiously for over the past 5 years.

    High Noon Public Secret holster with Glock 23 AIWB. High Noon Holsters, Gun Holsters and Concealment Holsters

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    Don't have a pic, but most all the Crossbreed Hybrid-types (I currently use a Tommy Theis) have several holes for the clips that allow you to adjust the ride height. I too have to disarm at times in the car, and have no problems doing so with both clips. There About the same as swapping out a paddle holster.

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    Ok, looking for pictures of people wearing IWB, off-set single clip, high ride/combat grip, straight drop or slight cant holster, preferably at 3:00 position. Is that too much to ask?
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    Off set, single clip holsters are too unstable. Especially if they are high ride.

    You are wanting a IWB holster to do something that it can't do well. But you can keep dreaming though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    Off set, single clip holsters are too unstable. Especially if they are high ride.

    You are wanting a IWB holster to do something that it can't do well. But you can keep dreaming though.
    Well thank you Debbie Downer. JUST KIDDING! What if I put the clip back in the center, is that doable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoore912 View Post
    Off set, single clip holsters are too unstable. Especially if they are high ride.

    You are wanting a IWB holster to do something that it can't do well. But you can keep dreaming though.
    Totally agree. I have a High Noon, much like Ron (post #3), for my PPS. It is a light weight single stack, but I still sometimes wish I had two attachment points to keep it more stale. Other times (like when driving) I appreciate being able to tilt the pistol/holster.

    I really like my Sideguardholster double clip for my steel frame CZ. You may want the double snap for more convenient on/off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjinga View Post
    Ok, looking for pictures of people wearing IWB, off-set single clip, high ride/combat grip, straight drop or slight cant holster, preferably at 3:00 position. Is that too much to ask?
    Sounds like it might just be, since most folks have figured out a better way to do it than the way you're describing.

    Another vote for Milt Sparks SS II here.

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    Another vote for milt sparks summer special
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    Moderate weight guns become heavy guns with only one clip, and heavy guns become lighter with two clips. Tie a 3 lb. weight to your 3:00 o'clock belt loop and walk around for 5 minutes. Untie the 3 pounder, then tie a 1.5 lb. weight to your 6:00 o'clock belt loop and a 1.5 lb weight to your 2:00 o'clock belt loop and walk around for 5 minutes.

    Edit to add: FWIW, I currently use a Crossbreed, and for the times I have to un-arm, I leave the holster on and just slip the gun in a Remora and the leave it in the vehicle like that. A holster may never be comfortable, but a good holster will never be uncomfortable. Remember too, that all leather holsters tend to wear over time at the seams from stitching, kydex is extremely durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Another vote for milt sparks summer special
    +1 for the Milt Sparks....another good one that I recently acquired is the Gould & Goodrich IWB. At Midway they are listed as product number : 385909

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    20130612_171318.jpg20130612_171430.jpgThey say "necessity is the mother of invention". So, I went back into my pile-o'-holsters and pulled out an Uncle Mike's to tinker with. I'd previously altered it by having the clip moved down and back (you can kind of see the old stitch holes in the photo). I further modified it this afternoon at the bottom and got the grip just like I like it!
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    Here's the Galco version of the Milt Sparks--Galco Summer Comfort--love it--easy on and off, great retention, and has a good forward cant...
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    holster.jpegholster1.jpgOk. I just "pulled the trigger" on a Gold Star holster; $45.00 w/ free shipping. These are photos off the website; I'll post my own with comments after I get it.
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