Mailman commeth....happy camper now......

Mailman commeth....happy camper now......

This is a discussion on Mailman commeth....happy camper now...... within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK...on with the saga.....been carrying appendix 2:00 oclock in an old faithful holstser and though it was kinda nice..... with the help of a few ...

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    Mailman commeth....happy camper now......

    OK...on with the saga.....been carrying appendix 2:00 oclock in an old faithful holstser and though it was kinda nice..... with the help of a few here and one particular I was introduced to what's called a dedicated AIWB holster. As I had never had a dedicated made for AIWB I was not really aware of the differences.

    So here it is.....Comp-tac 2:00 O'clock AIWB.

    A few said they though I made a mistake getting this one....

    I absolutely love it....way more comfortable than the Old Faithful which has really surprised me......!!!!

    If I have made a mistake, it is not apparent to me yet......this rig is really nice......

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    WOW....talk about concealment....I added a foam wedge to back bottom and this thing just becomes part of your body.......

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    I like the looks of that holster! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    I like the looks of that holster! Congrats!
    Thanks...me also....Boy what I did not know about appendix carry.......Sometime's a bit slow on the uptake but eventually I get there.......This makes a world of different (at least for me)....
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    Does it have anything to hold the gun in? I found something with a snap to hold it in will only work because I crawl on the ground a lot....hee hee, no, not drinking but gardening.

    Nice looking holster, just couldn't tell if it had something to hold it down in case you decide to do a cart wheel or something.

    (don't take that wrong, I love the holster and not that happy where I carry mine and how it fits, but I am all over the place at times in the yard and I have had trouble dropping my guns and concerned about shooting myself ~ if the gun will stay I'm interested!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Does it have anything to hold the gun in? I found something with a snap to hold it in will only work because I crawl on the ground a lot....hee hee, no, not drinking but gardening.

    Nice looking holster, just couldn't tell if it had something to hold it down in case you decide to do a cart wheel or something.
    It has two retention screws, so you can set it as tight as you want it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    It has two retention screws, so you can set it as tight as you want it......
    Thank you, that would work!

    Neither of my Smiths have a safety on them and dropping the gun/guns while pulling weeds was a problem the first of this year. Did you get it on Amazon or a gun web site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Thank you, that would work!

    Neither of my Smiths have a safety on them and dropping the gun/guns while pulling weeds was a problem the first of this year. Did you get it on Amazon or a gun web site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    ....I added a foam wedge to back bottom and this thing just becomes part of your body.......

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    tell me more about the foam wedge. photo?
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    dben: Can you compare and contrast what's so different about this one versus the other(s) you tried? Seems there are some subtle and perhaps not-so-subtle aspects that make this one so much more comfortable, effective. Care to describe? Might help others who are looking for a decent AIWB rig.
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    You should use it for a while (not in terms of hours or minutes) before you decide you are in love. It'll make the divorce less messy...

    In all seriousness, you'll have a much better frame of reference, after EDCing it for a month or so, to make some observations about your new holster. The thing that I hope you don't find, but I did with a similar setup, is that the pistol pivots on that single attachment point way too much. You'll recognize it because you will be constantly pushing the pistol back to a zero cant position. Maybe that won't happen with yours, but it did for me and that's the very reason why I wouldn't have considered the holster you chose. If it works for you, great. I'll be very happy for you.

    ***Edit: And what did you do, buy a short one made for the 26 or is that an optical illusion? It doesn't look like you could put a 19 in that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    dben: Can you compare and contrast what's so different about this one versus the other(s) you tried? Seems there are some subtle and perhaps not-so-subtle aspects that make this one so much more comfortable, effective. Care to describe? Might help others who are looking for a decent AIWB rig.
    I'll try.....the Old Faithful was just a little two wide in my opinion for appendix carry and based on the two belt clips it uses I was restricted by pants belt loops as to where I could place it. In the exact 2:00 o'clock position I was on top of a pants loop in most cases so I would have to go more to the front or more to the side taking me out of the 2 position. Also the fact that the back was leather the loaded 26 handle had a tendency to lean out away from the body even after putting a wedge on the back of it. Also the Old Faithful trigger guard was kinda at or below the belt line and I had to be somewhat careful when re-holstering. Now all in all if that's all that was available these items would not prohibit appendix usage.

    This one carries the weight just as well, can go at the 2 position on the button. It's easier (quicker) to put on/take off. Because it's not so wide it feels much better. re-holstering is no problem at all as this is total kydex and the trigger guard is above the belt.

    Hope that helps.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    You should use it for a while (not in terms of hours or minutes) before you decide you are in love. It'll make the divorce less messy...

    In all seriousness, you'll have a much better frame of reference, after EDCing it for a month or so, to make some observations about your new holster. The thing that I hope you don't find, but I did with a similar setup, is that the pistol pivots on that single attachment point way too much. You'll recognize it because you will be constantly pushing the pistol back to a zero cant position. Maybe that won't happen with yours, but it did for me and that's the very reason why I wouldn't have considered the holster you chose. If it works for you, great. I'll be very happy for you.

    ***Edit: And what did you do, buy a short one made for the 26 or is that an optical illusion? It doesn't look like you could put a 19 in that thing.
    Expat..again as usual you are correct. This holster does pivot a very small amount when sitting but the amount of pivot is very minimal and actually it pivots into a better sitting position than if fixed in place and not movable IMHO..Of course I have only been wearing it since 10:00am this morning but I don't even notice the pivot really. Now I use a thin gunbelt (Tactical 5.11) reinforced with something in the center. If I move up to a thicker gun belt I don't think there would be any pivot at all. (again IMHO).

    And yes this was fit for the 26/27/28/33. A 19 would fit but would extend out of the bottom.

    Again, thanks for stopping in...always a pleasure.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldandInTheWay View Post
    tell me more about the foam wedge. photo?
    As requested...foam wedge picture....(another green pickle on a holster....LOL)......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    As requested...foam wedge picture....(another green pickle on a holster....LOL)......

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    "dben," eh? Nope! Sponge Ben ... Square Pants.

    But, hey. Whatever works. And if it makes all the difference between keeping the butt-end tightly against the body and unseen (versus not), while maintaining reliability of carry position, then it sounds like a great change.
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