Holster recommendation for 3 o'clock IWB?

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    Holster recommendation for 3 o'clock IWB?

    Hey everyone,

    I know these threads pop up all the time and I've searched around so that I don't start a thread unnecessarily.

    I've been carrying my Kel Tec PF9 for a few months now in a Sticky holster (for those not familiar, it's a Remora type holster), and it's great, but I find myself adjusting it a lot. I bought an Alien Gear holster and it isn't too comfortable, even when I put it in the recommended 4 to 5 o'clock position.

    I was thinking of something maybe like the "FoxX Trapp" All Kydex IWB Holster but I'm not sure if that will be much better.

    Anyone have experience with that type of holster? Or can you recommend me a more suitable holster for around 3 o'clock?

    Thanks!
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    Check out the Versacarry. It's the most minimalistic holster you'll find short of just a "TC" trigger cover, like the Glock Tech MIC covers, although a TC holster wouldn't really work well at strong side. It's more for appendix carry/12 o'clock.
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    Check out the Little Foxx from Foxx Holsters. Very comfortable holster, especially with a smaller gun. Had one when I had my Nano. Couldn't even tell it was there. Not sure if he's using the same screw hole configuration on the clip, but when I had mine you could set it up for a straight up draw or a slight forward cant. Was able to use it for apendix carry as well as any other typical carry position people use.
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    This one is designed for a low, secure ride at 3:00, and keeps the gun where it goes without constant adjustment. It is a prototype, based on the short-lived Ohio Special from Midworld.

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    3 o'clock means exactly on your hip.... you should want a straight drop, .... or minimal cant, otherwise your draw action would be awkward.

    Anyway, my all time favorite is Mitch Rosen CLP.... not sure if he makes one for PF9, but you can call to find out. Straight drop, low ride, minimalist design, super strong steel clip, steel plate reinforced mouth, minimal bulk. If won't win a beauty contest, but is one of the MOST effective holsters that I have owned.

    I have , and have had owned, various Alessi, Milt Sparks, UBG, HBE, Tucker, and a few more 'big name' non-custom holsters, but EACH of my subcompact has a Mitch Rosen CLP ..... that's how much I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon View Post
    3 o'clock means exactly on your hip.... you should want a straight drop, .... or minimal cant, otherwise your draw action would be awkward.

    Anyway, my all time favorite is Mitch Rosen CLP.... not sure if he makes one for PF9, but you can call to find out. Straight drop, low ride, minimalist design, super strong steel clip, steel plate reinforced mouth, minimal bulk. If won't win a beauty contest, but is one of the MOST effective holsters that I have owned.

    I have , and have had owned, various Alessi, Milt Sparks, UBG, HBE, Tucker, and a few more 'big name' non-custom holsters, but EACH of my subcompact has a Mitch Rosen CLP ..... that's how much I like it.
    A straight-drop requires the gun to ride too high off the belt line for my preference. Drawing from a 20-degree forward cant has never been an issue for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdJean View Post
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    Are you sure you can't just fix the "adjusting" issue without switching holsters? I love a Remora for my guns of that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    A straight-drop requires the gun to ride too high off the belt line for my preference. Drawing from a 20-degree forward cant has never been an issue for me.
    CLP has a low ride. 20 degree cant for 3 o'clock draw??? Wow.

    Oh well, each of his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon View Post
    CLP has a low ride. 20 degree cant for 3 o'clock draw??? Wow.

    Oh well, each of his own.
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    I love my MTAC from COMPTAC worn at 3:00. Let my son use it and I never got it back, had to order another one, ONLY IWB holster for me.

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    Thank you to everyone for your suggestions. I've decided to stay with the Sticky holster. I have realized that it is far more comfortable and versatile than most others. For those of you that have only used hybrids style holsters, I invite you to try a non clip style holster like Remora or Sticky. I found the Sticky more comfortable and "stickier" (no pun intended) but have tried both and they're both good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smarshe View Post
    Are you sure you can't just fix the "adjusting" issue without switching holsters? I love a Remora for my guns of that size.
    Yeah I finally realized that I'm the problem, not the holsters. Even with the alien gear holster, I had to adjust it periodically because that's just the way I like to wear pants. And another thing I realized is that I've been looking at the adjustability "issue" of the Sticky all wrong. It's not an issue, it's a feature. When I sit down, I can tilt it forward to make it more comfortable or make it available to draw. I don't think you can beat that, and it always stays put when I practice drawing.

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