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    New - Holster Advice

    Hello,

    I am new to concealed carry and could use some advice on holsters. I am a woman who has a Glock 36 and am looking for an outside the waist band holster that does not require a belt (I am unable to wear belts). Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance.
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    I nomal say remora holster but thouse are iwb .

    You will want to look for somthing like this owb with a clip that you can attacts to your pants Amazon.com: Glock 36 Right Hand Pro Carry Outside The Waistband OWB Gun Holster: Sports & Outdoors . I think forbous makes one that you just slide on .

    A glock 36 is still a big gun it may pull away from you . Can you pocket carry/shoulder carry?

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    Thank you WrongRecroom. I will check out the link you posted. I guess I hadn't thought about a pocket or shoulder carry. The shoulder carry would probably be an option in the cooler months when I'm wearing a jacket for work. Something to think about.

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    A fobus paddle will work without a belt....sort of.

    A belt will keep everything cinched up. I've carried a full size gun in a fobus with shorts and a drawstring before, so it can be done. But if you are working with just elastic, it's going to be hard to do.
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    You might do better with a belly band . I use the 3Speed Holster It will carry firearm and a spare magazine and has its own Velcro band 20130607_121837a.jpgDSCN4634a.jpgDSCN4718c.jpgDSCN4719.jpg

    I am also interested in Kangaroo Carry Which is a shoulder cross draw holster
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    Thank you for the reply StripesDude. I just searched that online, and it looks like a holster I have, the only problem for me is that it's a lot of holster to get used to. Maybe I would in time? It's my understanding it conforms to the shape of your body over time, is that correct? I could be wrong with what I'm saying, just going by what the guys at the gun store told me/sold me.

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    Fobus paddle holsters are plastic, so they won't conform to your shape.

    The belly band suggestion is a good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinnc View Post
    Thank you WrongRecroom. I will check out the link you posted. I guess I hadn't thought about a pocket or shoulder carry. The shoulder carry would probably be an option in the cooler months when I'm wearing a jacket for work. Something to think about.

    There is also this opplanet-undertech-concealment-shorts-women-t0546wh.jpg they also make a shirt version that would be a good bet . UnderTech Underwear.com - Concealment Clothing for Concealed Carry and Travel or others . Not owb but has the strength to keep any gun up and not falling down

    The only problem with glocks or any other double stack gun is they are bigger and wider so harder to hide . You may end having to get a few before you find the perfect one esp for a not belt sit .

    There are also belt clip for glocks in that you just clip them into you pants and such Amazon.com: Glock Quick Clip Belt Clip Fits Models 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31,32, 33, 34, 35 and 36: Sports & Outdoors but on a gun without a manual safety I would be leery but they do make quick use trigger blocks if you want to go that route Amazon.com: Glock Saf-T-Blok RH Post '98 **Read Fit Description**: Everything Else.

    Shoulder holster are good but take time to get use to drawing from

    And belly bands are other good option yes

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    Just a note I wouldn't typically think of shoulder or pocket as outside the waistband carry so that might be some of the confusion;)

    Your options are somewhat limited by the lack of a belt, however the good news is your not alone. I think you'll likely find pocket holsters are made for men's pockets which are much deeper than woman's(I had no idea till my wife showed me how short most of her pockets were). So that leaves belly band type holsters which are IWB rather than OWB, shoulder rigs etc.

    I think unless you've got a good reason to restrict to outside methods of carry only you're going to find more options that might work for you IWB. Another option that really doesn't fit in any normal box is bra carry, there are a few bra attached holsters on the market which some women have found success with. That said I think a Glock 36 is likely too much gun for that method of carry, I see it more for very small light weight guns in most cases.

    Personally I don't have much luck with belly band style holsters, they just don't work for me and aren't at all comfortable, however I have used and like the SmartCarry type of holster for certain times when I need more concealment or I throw my back out. For some reason the way it rides puts less stress on my back which lets me carry when I otherwise wouldn't be able to because of my back. Typically I still carry in a normal rig but it's not a bad option to have available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinnc View Post
    Hello,

    I am new to concealed carry and could use some advice on holsters. I am a woman who has a Glock 36 and am looking for an outside the waist band holster that does not require a belt (I am unable to wear belts). Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance.
    If you're going to cover your holster and gun with a shirt, then I highly recommend a belly band. I carry a Glock 30 SF daily, and the belly band can be worn with the shirt tucked in or out. And no need for a belt.

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    Below are some holsters that might just work for you. They are available from Midway USA, a company I have used for years. The number in the picture is the item number, so it you go to their site you can pull them up with this number. Prices range - Bianchi $59.99, Safariland $42.40, Serpa $26.99, Galco $27.96. I have personal experience with the Safariland rig and consider it one of the best I have used.

    Bianchi Paddle 612968.jpgSafariland Paddle 483327.jpgSerpa Paddle Holster 559332.jpgGalco Paddle 876412.jpg

    Hope this helps....
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    The paddle holsters will work, up to a point.
    When I first started carrying I had the same problem, no belt loops on elastic waist jeans. While 'paddle' style will hold the gun on your hip, without a belt when you draw, the holster will want to come out with the gun before releasing it.
    I ended up purse carrying instead, then lost weight and treated myself to some 'real' jeans with belt loops!!.

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    Try The Well Armed Woman .There are some great holsters, there. They have a magnetic catch holster that looks cool. It comes in standard cant or cross draw.
    It might work for your application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennydale View Post
    You might do better with a belly band . I use the 3Speed Holster It will carry firearm and a spare magazine and has its own Velcro band 20130607_121837a.jpgDSCN4634a.jpgDSCN4718c.jpgDSCN4719.jpg

    I am also interested in Kangaroo Carry Which is a shoulder cross draw holster
    I second the 3 Speed Holster opinion. Mine is amazing. As was shown, you can carry in ANY clothing - gym shorts, pajamas, jeans, whatever you feel like wearing. You also don't have to wear it in the front like he is. You could wear it off to the side just like an IWB holster (or maybe even an owb holster too? Never tried it...), and as you can see, it is even canted a bit to help with concealment if you choose to do that. Reholstering is its only downfall. Besides that, convenience, security, concealability, comfort, versatility all get an A+ rating from me.

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    Been carrying a Kahr CM9 in a 3speed for a while now and its been great. Works for deep concealment, wear it high for more comfort/accessibility. Drawbacks are that its not good for on and off (running errands, picking kids up at school, etc.) but I have started locking the gun in the car and wearing the empty holster if I can't carry where I am.
    Kahr is a small gun, but I'm seriously considering getting another for my Glock 27 when it starts warming up again.

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