rough-side out or smooth side out for IWB holster?

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    rough-side out or smooth side out for IWB holster?

    Hi all,

    I just got my first CCW license and my first gun dedicated to CCW... a Sig P239 in 9mm, DA/SA. When considering an IWB holster, what are the pros and cons of rough-side out and smooth-side out? Why would I want to choose one over the other? Thanks a lot.

    Chris

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    Rob's blog from Tucker Gunleather...

    http://www.tuckergunleatherblog.com/...ooth-side-out/

    Congrats on getting your license. Shoot well!

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    Rough in or out

    My 2 cents. I like my Andrews Mc D II with the rough side out. It helps it stay in place, along with the tight fitting belt loop. Having the smooth side in against the gun, also helps make for a smooth easy draw. I'm finding I prefer the smooth lined holsters.

    All my future holsters will be made this way.

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    Smooth side out....much easier to put on and off and let's you adjust the rig in your pants if need be (like driving).

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    This is one of those personal preference things, as you can see from two of the above posts. this is why i offer my In-Cognito IWB in the standard smooth-side out version, and the Deluxe version with smooth lining (still smooth-side out so to speak) and with the suede backing on the rear. Some guys like the rig to grip their clothing and lock it place (rough-out or suede-backed) others like the ability to shift and adjust a smooth-side out rig.
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