How does one actually use a "tuckable" holster?

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    How does one actually use a "tuckable" holster?

    I have a Crossbreed Super Tuck. I have not found a good way to tuck a shirt in and not have it look like there is a gun under it.

    Any suggestions?

    I am a lefty and carry in the 8 o' clock

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    I use a tuckable holster and don't seem to have a problem. I wear it at work everyday and only one person has ever caught on. I just tuck it like I would normally then I stretch to loosen it up enough that it isn't obvious. To me it prints but I know it's there and am probably still paranoid since I am fairly new to CC.

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    Don't tuck it tight. You have to "blouse" the shirt a bit to ensure there is a little extra fabric.
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    I tuck in the shirt as I lean the holster towards my body to be able to tuck the shirt deep down to the bottom of the clips. Then I shimmy the shirt from left to right to ensure it's completely to the bottom of the clips, and from there pull the shirt upwards to loosen the fabric around the holster. It's completely hidden I always wear to my Church (with Pastor approval) and nobody has ever noticed even those that I've asked if it could be seen said no and were surprised at how well hidden it was. I carry the M&P 40c in the 4:00 position.
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    I would add another question. What are the mechanics of drawing with a tucked shirt?
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    Reach to just above holster and pull shirt with left hand, draw with right hand.

    I fold my shirt tail before I tuck. I do it for two reason, it tucks better and their is less shirt to pull before the draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCXDm9 View Post
    Reach to just above holster and pull shirt with left hand, draw with right hand.

    I fold my shirt tail before I tuck. I do it for two reason, it tucks better and their is less shirt to pull before the draw.

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    Thanks, which leads to a few more questions. Is it possible to draw effectively using only one hand? How does one practice drawing, holstering and drawing repeatedly? It would seem that each draw, holster, and re-tuck would be tedious enough to not practice much at all. Finally, how adversely does it affect draw time compared to untucked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Thanks, which leads to a few more questions. Is it possible to draw effectively using only one hand? How does one practice drawing, holstering and drawing repeatedly? It would seem that each draw, holster, and re-tuck would be tedious enough to not practice much at all. Finally, how adversely does it affect draw time compared to untucked?
    Even with an un-tucked shirt you need two hands to draw...support hand to pull up shirt while gripping gun with shooting hand. It is not a whole lot different with a tucked shirt. It does take some practice drawing with a tucked shirt. I've found it helpful to use both hands to pull up the shirt, then grip the gun. Carrying while wearing a tucked shirt does slow the draw down a bit, even with practice. However, it is better to have a slightly slower draw than to not have anything TO draw if needed.
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    To draw from a tucked shirt:

    1. Pull shirt up, giving one's self a wedgie in the process.
    2. Grasp grip firmly, only to discover that you're still partially tucked have a handful of shirt.
    3. Realize that you're still standing on the X, fiddling with your clothes and wonder why you're still alive.
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    First it must be a loose tuck and not a skin tight tuck.

    Second...the type of shirt makes a big difference....prints work best then strips, solid colors etc...etc....a shirt that to small will not work well......


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    I tuck every day and everything mentioned above is what I do. The draw is slower since you do have to rip the shirt out with your left hand (I am right handed, so opposite for you) to draw. Only been made once by my daughter after 6 months of carrying. She saw the clips on my belt.
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    I use a tuckable most everyday and blouse me shirt. I use a Whitehat holster and have the velcro clips, it conceals really well. If you look closely you can see a bulge on my hip, but most people don't look that closely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevTracy View Post
    Even with an un-tucked shirt you need two hands to draw...support hand to pull up shirt while gripping gun with shooting hand.It is not a whole lot different with a tucked shirt. It does take some practice drawing with a tucked shirt. I've found it helpful to use both hands to pull up the shirt, then grip the gun. Carrying while wearing a tucked shirt does slow the draw down a bit, even with practice. However, it is better to have a slightly slower draw than to not have anything TO draw if needed.
    The bold part is just plain false.
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    How do you draw with 2 hands? Once the gun clears the holster the second hand, support hand, is very close to the gun. For practice their is very little difference between tucked or untucked. In fact, tucked maybe slightly easier since I fold the tucked shirt their is less shirt to pull.

    Its not nearly as hard as you are imagining it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Thanks, which leads to a few more questions. Is it possible to draw effectively using only one hand? How does one practice drawing, holstering and drawing repeatedly? It would seem that each draw, holster, and re-tuck would be tedious enough to not practice much at all. Finally, how adversely does it affect draw time compared to untucked?

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    The OP needs to check on YouTube...many videos showing how to dress and how to draw from a tucked position.

    Yes it takes practice..drawing and re-tucking and re-drawing...it's the price you pay to carry in a tucked style.
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