IWB comfort, concealment: leather or kydex?
Having decided that I will probably use my Kel-Tec .380 for the rare occasion when I actually carry a concealed weapon, my next option is a Glock Model 23 if I am REALLY concerned about the current events wherever I might be when I get out of my car.
Given those circumstances, I have been experimenting with concealed carry locations and have decided on 3:30 or 4 o'clock and am leaning toward kydex as a material for an IWB holster for the G23. However, I read many positive reviews of leather (horsehide or cowhide) as a more comfortable holster and I would like to narrow my choices before I drop $60 bucks or so on a holster.
Is kydex a good option for a Glock or is leather better? Which one will dig into my side the least? Should I get one that offers an option to be 'tuckable' if I have to wear more formal attire (like a golf shirt or dress shirt tucked into my slacks or Dockers? Should I get the 'C' hook or 'J' hook and have it made to fit a 1-1/2" belt (most often worn with jeans or corduroys) and then hope it will work with a dress belt of 1 inch or 1-1/4 inches?
I expect that most of the time when I go with the Glock, I'll be wearing the holster against my bare skin, so chafing and rubbing will be a factor.
So far my weight loss program is going pretty well, so I expect the spare tire won't be an issue within a few months. If I can hold off the weight gain, I should be able to consider lots of belted options, but I like the idea of slipping the weapon (and holster) off and on in the driver's seat of my car. So, ease of mounting the gun is important.
The research I've done to date leads me to consider the Blade Tech and Bear Claw Covert as top choices, with C-Tac Pro Undercover and Mr. Softy as distant seconds and FIST K4 in last place. The fit and finish looks very strong on the Bear Claw and it looks like it would slide into place pretty easy.
Any experience and recommendations would be welcome.
The Kel-Tec will remain in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster or an ankle holster (Uncle Mike's or something else?).
Thanks for the input.