OWB for Sig P229

OWB for Sig P229

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    OWB for Sig P229

    I'm considering an OWB holster for my P229. I tried IWB for this gun but it seems like OWB would be a much more comfortable solution. I'm not sure what holster fits my needs. I need a concealable OWB that has to have a body shield/sweat guard because I intend to just wear a shirt over it and I don't wear undershirts. Any suggestions?


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    I can't help you with the shirt requirement as I always wear an undershirt but I switched my 229 from IWB to OWB and have been EXTREMELY happy with the choice. I carry most days in a Galco Fletch High but have a few other options as well. It's coat season here most days now so I have all kinds of options.
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    I really like the Galco Concealable.
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    I carried mine in a K&D defender with good results. Comfortable and very concealable.


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    Rocnerd,

    That is a sweet looking setup you have there...

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    P.S. The only Holster I have for my 229 is a BlackHawk Serpa, but don't carry it...

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    I recommend the Blackhawk SERPA...I have one for my P229 and carry 50/50 with my IWB....

    SERPA has a great retention system that doesn't deal with straps and both the paddle and belt configrations are solid and secure on your hip.

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    OWB is more comfortable hands-down but IWB shouldn't be too bad - usually the problem is pinching from the pants being too tight or whatever. The right clothes in the right size are an essential part of IWB. OWB - doesn't matter what you wear I guess.

    The 'body shield' (also called fat-tab and sweat-guard) is a great feature - keeps your clothes out of the way when you re-holster - plus keeps sweat off the gun in summer ... definitely the way to go.

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    Post When you offer up your holster suggestions ---

    Please keep in mind what the member wants.

    "I need a concealable OWB that has to have a body shield/sweat guard because I intend to just wear a shirt over it and I don't wear undershirts."

    If the member is looking for a holster and wants the holster to have a sweat shield then please keep that fact in mind when you make your suggestions.

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    Rocnerd,

    Sweet rig you got there! How does the Defender carry? Does it hug tight to the body? Does it have a body shield?

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    Side note: For those who recommended the Blackhawk SERPA for Personal Protection.

    Blackhawk SERPA recommendation, try this for those who recommended the SERPA. Only use your opposite - arm/hand and remove the handgun from the holster. Could you do it ? If you did how long did it take you ?

    Personal Protection Handgun and magazines / speed loaders (same applies to knives and flashlights) should be reachable and removable with either hand. Think about the "why".

    The holster recommended the Blackhawk CQC "without" the SERPA retention is good to go for Personal Protection. As are the Blackhawk magazine "single" pouches.

    SERPA works for body armor vest mount, when you have others with you with firearms and you are carrying a rifle / shotgun as your primary.

    The "why" because you may not have use of your primary arm / hand for many reasons.

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    For concealment....stick to a pancake it will keep the holster/gun close to the body. The Blackhawk is pretty good but needs a bigger cover garment.

    Many properly designed pancakes will keep the gun almost as close a the best IWB's will and position the gun in the same location for you.
    This is very important because you dont have to relearn your draw and presentation techinque. Look for something with loops close to the gun..this will keep the gun stable and tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raffysoriano View Post
    Rocnerd,

    Sweet rig you got there! How does the Defender carry? Does it hug tight to the body? Does it have a body shield?
    Thanks!
    It does hug tight to the body and although the leather comes up fairly high on the skin side of the gun it doesn't cover the entire slide or the grip. However, I would imagine if you talk with Kevin at K&D he just might be able to come up with a sweat shield for you. It is worth a call anyway. I have been extremely happy with this holster. I carried this way every day for over a year in the office and in the field with no one the wiser.
    Oh, and by the way, if you like the alligator trim it didn't add that much to the cost. I guess that is a benefit of K&D being in Florida. I tried to get alligator from a different maker and it would have doubled the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I really like the Galco Concealable.

    +2

    Its the one I use for my P239 40 and my P229 40. On a Beltman's belt or a Don Hume belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocnerd View Post
    I carried mine in a K&D defender with good results. Comfortable and very concealable.

    Is this the Eagle Defender, from K&D? I really like it. I too am trying to decide between OWB and IWB, and this might sway me to the OWB...if I can get him to make it ride a little higher.
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    High ride is for handguns with 5 inch barrels, holster has to be higher otherwise when you sit down the muzzle touches your seat and pushes the holster upward. The benefit of being able to sit down with a 5 inch carry gun is lessened somewhat by the center of gravity being much higher above your belt - so the high-ride has to come with a good stiff gunbelt if you go that route.

    If at all possible stick with normal holster height unless the lengh of the fun forces you into high-ride ... just my .02

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