severe cant angles (like 37 degrees)

severe cant angles (like 37 degrees)

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    severe cant angles (like 37 degrees)

    Hey all - so one of the things that still somewhat annoys me is that when I sit down with one of my holsters on (around 3 o'clock) I can't seem to get the holster to 'fit' perfectly to my body. For this example let's assume an sp101. It either pokes into the back of my padded chair (barrel or grip) or pokes into me. It's tolerable when driving, running around town, etc, but since I sit most of the day, I'm looking to improve this.

    So, I've been playing around putting the gun in my belt while seated and found a wonderful little spot that it tucks in perfectly - and then went and measured it. It's like 40 degrees! I can make a holster so I think I'm going to try to make one just to see if it would work, but has anyone else had a holster with this much cant? Just looking for feedback, ideas, etc while I design this thing.


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    I'm not sure of the angle, but I like a pretty steep cant too. I use an IWB holster with 2 clips on it, which makes it easier to adjust the cant. Seems like I drilled an extra hole for the screw on one clip to get it just right.

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    When I worked I was traveling between my five offices, crossdraw worked very well driving or sitting, now I am retired I still keep a remora in the car for crossdraw while driving. Milt sparks an Mitch Rosen make excellent crossdraw holsters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    When I worked I was traveling between my five offices, crossdraw worked very well driving or sitting, now I am retired I still keep a remora in the car for crossdraw while driving. Milt sparks an Mitch Rosen make excellent crossdraw holsters
    Cross draw works really well for me - I carried for quite a while that way (comfy in car, seated, etc) but the wind would always catch my shirt and I had too many close calls. :) Plus, lifting kids and things like that tend to pull the front of my shirts up so it just didn't conceal as deeply as I would have liked.

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    You might want to think about attaching a holster under your desk. They make one that locks an opens with your fingerprint. That way you could go get coffee or trips to the copier without worrying
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    try this link...Inside Waistband Holsters - IWB Holster .. this looks like what you are talkin about....good luck...

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    I've found that with an aggressive enough cant I can conceal a 92FS in a $5 uncle mikes IWB holster with nothing but a polo over it comfortably and effectively. For those that have tried, as far as autos go a 92FS is pretty much only exceeded by a desert eagle in how difficult a time people typically have concealing it. I did for the longest time too. Only once I started realizing it was OK to have that much cant did it start becoming a breeze to carry a 92FS in the dead of summer and be comfortable enough to forget it was there. The difference is huge.

    Same with my P64, cheapo IWB holster, and severely canted I can conceal it in shorts and an extremely light t-shirt and not even print while bending over and touching my toes.

    Not only that, but the draw from each is extremely natural.

    I think that the whole 15 degree FBI cant is way overrated. In my book, 30-45 is optimal.

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    sit a lot? what about a shoulder holster?
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    +1 for shoulder holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    When I worked I was traveling between my five offices, crossdraw worked very well driving or sitting, now I am retired I still keep a remora in the car for crossdraw while driving. Milt sparks an Mitch Rosen make excellent crossdraw holsters
    Easy8 has the answer...and I agree. The crossdraw would work much better for the problem at hand. The bad thing about holsters with extreme cants is that often they only work really well in one position or situation. The same cant that works well in a car will likely be horrible to draw from while standing. Crossdraws, once worked with and perfected, can be extremely easy to draw from in a variety of positions.
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    This is more than 20 deg but less than 30. it puts the gun just under my love handles an at the same angle. Its the ost comfortable position Ive found.





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    I also like a severe cant to my holster but it is harder to draw quickly. Nothing that some practice won't help. I am considering trying a small of the back holster, and wearing it on the side, maybe around 3-4 o'clock. Looks like it would be easy to conceal and pretty comfortable, sort of like a horizontal holster. Anyone every try this?

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    Take a look at DM Bullard holsters. Some of his have a fairly severe cant also and I did have one for my M&Pc. Nice and well made but with that cant it carried too far back for me.
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    I like the severe can't for behind the hip carry, bianchi 58, around 30-35 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell47 View Post
    Take a look at DM Bullard holsters. Some of his have a fairly severe cant also and I did have one for my M&Pc. Nice and well made but with that cant it carried too far back for me.
    I have the DM Bullard "Bodyguard" for all of my OWB pistols. When riding in a car or sitting, the steep rake puts the gun nearly vertical & easy to draw. Although it looks like it would be an uncomfortable draw while standing, even my Govt. 1911 seems to leap out of the holster. Can't explain the physics, it just "is".
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