Lesson learned: Don't Knock it till you Try it.

Lesson learned: Don't Knock it till you Try it.

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    Lesson learned: Don't Knock it till you Try it.

    Since I first learned to shoot I knew I wanted to have my CHP. I thought for sure because of my weight I would never have a IWB holster! Oh man the gun would jab me, or kill my hip bone or something worse. So my first carry rig was a Don Hume Agent OWB holster with thumbreak for my XD 45. It was nice but was not the most comfortable rig in the world. I figured I would just get used to it. But for some reason I just really diddnt. Sitting in cars, trucks hell even bar stools caused it to jab me in the side or become very uncomfortable.

    Then when I got the new Millenium Pro I was looking for holster options. Member Kelsey was nice enough to offer me a leather IWB holster for my new gun. I gladley accepted the offer, thinking that i would take it and if i diddnt like it (which i anticipated i wouldnt) then i could pass it on to another member free of charge to "pay it forward". When the holster arrived I thought for sure it was too small for this "pro" gun. But it did fit, very tightley!

    So I figured what the hell. Ill give it a try! And what do ya know! I love it! the gun\holster combination really work perfectly. The gun doesnt ride high at all and really stays tucked under one of my fat rolls! I can sit in chairs and in trucks, cars and on couches without feeling hurt or uncomfortable. The gun stays secure on the hip and when i draw it feels better not having to pull my shirt up so high to get to the grip.

    Im offically converted. I will carry OWB for open carry but i think for CCW i am a IWB fan for life now. Here is a picture.



    Thanks for reading! And if your an OWB lover thats cool! but if you have never tried the IWB holsters, give them a try even if you have to return the holster atleast you made an attempt.

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    I'm a dedicated IWB man myself, so many more concealment options.

    OWB for IDPA and hunting, no open carry in Alabama.

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    Well - glad that works so well.

    I just cannot deal with IWB. Altho I have a bit of ''surplus'' - I am actually rather boney round pelvis and cannot get comfortable with IWB.

    Other factor for me, a lucky one - is my concealment options and lifestyle make my OWB a cinch to conceal. As ever tho - whatever works for each and every one of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post

    ''surplus''
    Great word! I think ill put that one into use. My Suplus is definitly well stocked. Has a nice ring to it.
    I carry because I care.
    "An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject."
    "Cling to the Father and His Holy name, and don't go riding on the Long Black Train" - Josh Turner

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    IWB for me works best. The right rig for an individual will make all the difference no matter what style of carry though.
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    That is great Gelicious!! I am pretty much IWB all the way. I love it. This is my EDC.

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    I prefer a IWB too OWB works fine but my dress doesnt always work with owb

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    It is great to hear that the holster worked for you.

    And really cool that your new PT-111 is working for you too!
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    That's what it's all about...finding a carry method & location that works best for you.

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    IWB...

    is very comfortable...don't even know it's there...
    Sometimes, a shoulder rig on the Harley...that feels pretty good too...but limits the removal of the leather or 'extra' jacket...

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    I use IWB most of the time. Then shoulder holster is very comfortable and do-able for me. I've been looking at several of the OWB and I'll say several have caught my eye. But I'd want wrap around loops for easy on and off use.

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    Congrats on finding an IWB solution that works for you.

    I carry IWB, OWB, Smartcarry and pocket carry. I have found a solution that works well for each gun that I do carry and choose from those solutions based on what I'm planning to wear. Sometimes I like one type over another or one type work better for a particular gun.

    Just find the way it works for you and use it!
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    I have steared clear of them as well over the past years due to my fatness. However I am going to try one again and see if a better quality holster makes a differance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freetrapper View Post
    due to my fatness.

    Dude! Its "Surplus"!!! I got enough surplus for the next world war!
    I carry because I care.
    "An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject."
    "Cling to the Father and His Holy name, and don't go riding on the Long Black Train" - Josh Turner

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    Im sorry, Surplus!!!!!!!!!!

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