New ccw holder

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    New ccw holder

    I recently posted about how to use a Smart Carry holster.

    I also bought a Crossbreed Supertuck and Crossbreed belt. And a CCC Shaggy appendix holster.

    I only wore each one once, but both felt weird, awkward, and slow to draw from.

    The Supertuck was slow because I think I had it back too far, and I had trouble reaching far enough back to grab my XDm compact. I'll put it on closer to 3:30 next time.

    The Shaggy was slow because the retention was so tight. I felt like I'd need to be King Arthur to free my gun from that holster.

    My questions:
    1) Is it likely I'll get comfortable with them over time, and just get used to it?
    2) Do I just need to practice my draw a couple hundred times to get it fast?

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    Yes and yes. I find I have more luck with a crossbreed style hybrid more at the 3-3:30 position. If it doesn't have the combat cut and some of the leather is slowing you down as you grab for your holster trim where necessary. If retention is too tight you can try loosening any tension screws etc (I am unfamiliar with the shaggy holster). Also with the crossbreed experiment with ride depth and cant. You can change it to be canted more or less and really customize how the gun sits. My carry method of choice
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    Thanks. I haven't tried adjusting the clips. They just screw on and off for the Crossbreed, right?

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    A hybrid worn at the 3-4 o'clock (or 8-9 o'clock) position is the most comfortable option IMO. So yes your initial issues should go away and you'll get spoiled by the level of comfort after awhile.

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    Agreed with what the others have said. A portion of the "awkwardness" is likely because you're new to carrying something that big at your waist and inside the pants. Give it a few weeks of daily wear or at least wear it around the house so it feels more natural. I'm just the opposite, every time I put on a pair of pants with out an SHTF Gear IWB holster it feels really unnatural and awkward.

    I like to wear a hybrid holster at about the 3:30 position with about a 15 degree forward cant.

    -Clay

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    Boy I really have the mentality of a 12 year old most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniacmechanic View Post
    Boy I really have the mentality of a 12 year old most of the time.

    Hmm.... odd and confusing comment.... Care to offer any further explanation?

    -Clay

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHTFGearLLC View Post
    Hmm.... odd and confusing comment.... Care to offer any further explanation?

    -Clay
    Big... in pants... real juvenile. Forgive me. Just spent all day shopping for household decorations and kitchen stuffs... saw the comment and had a giggle.
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    Actually, I had the same thought. I just didn't want to admit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniacmechanic View Post
    Big... in pants... real juvenile. Forgive me. Just spent all day shopping for household decorations and kitchen stuffs... saw the comment and had a giggle.

    Haha, OK. I re-read the comment. after laughing I thought "man I better edit that!".... but no, I shall leave it in place for the continued enjoyment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHTFGearLLC View Post
    Haha, OK. I re-read the comment. after laughing I thought "man I better edit that!".... but no, I shall leave it in place for the continued enjoyment.

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    Lmbo! Do what you wish sir! I got my giggles... hahahaha!

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    I too am new to cc. Here's a shot of my White Hat IWB and belt, which is similar to your crossbreed. Took a few days of playing with waist location, cant, and ride depth to get it right for me. After a few days with the right adjustments, I hardly notice it's there.
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    Update:

    I've worn my Crossbreed a couple times, both in and out of the house since I last posted. I moved the holster up to 3:30 or so, and comfort and ability to draw improved a lot. I just need to wear it more and more to get used to it now.

    Also, the Shaggy holster did have a tension screw, and some adjustment makes the draw just fine. I haven't worn it again, though, so I can't comment on comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHTFGearLLC View Post
    Agreed with what the others have said. A portion of the "awkwardness" is likely because you're new to carrying something that big at your waist and inside the pants. Give it a few weeks of daily wear or at least wear it around the house so it feels more natural. I'm just the opposite, every time I put on a pair of pants with out an SHTF Gear IWB holster it feels really unnatural and awkward.

    I like to wear a hybrid holster at about the 3:30 position with about a 15 degree forward cant.-Clay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwarf View Post
    Actually, I had the same thought. I just didn't want to admit it.
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