Need a good IWB holster

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    Need a good IWB holster

    I need a good IWB holster but I keep running into the same issue. Most of them require (or at least are the most comfortable) carrying behind the hip. For me that is just too much of a reach and I feel the gun pokes me more. I like to carry my springfield 5" 1911 or my beretta 92 and I am currently looking to purchase a p226 SAS. I want an IWB holster that I can carry on my hip, and even though I know its redundant I would also like to have a thumbsnap option (I am getting into law enforcement and would like to be able to carry my duty weapons plain clothes in a holster that I could possibly use for plain clothes duty as well). Any ideas? Maybe even some without the thumbsnap option, I can always carry owb if need be for that.
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    not a huge fan of kydex for inside the waistband. They don't seem to bend and flex like leather. I used a don hume for a while with my hk but with the 1911 the hammer tends to poke into my waist, if I could find one similar to it with a sweat guard I would be set.
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    Not aware of too many that offer a thumb break option. I'd recommend you get on the phone and consult with a few of the makers. Based on your wants/needs/past experiences etc., they could design a true custom rig for you.

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    The only IWB holster with a thumb-break that I know of is Bianchi's Model 3S "Pistol Pocket". An additional feature is it's cant adjustment.

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    CompTac Mtac. Wear it while you wait for your custom leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSig? View Post
    CompTac Mtac. Wear it while you wait for your custom leather.
    Will this sit on my hip? The problem I have found with most of these holsters that have the clips far apart for "support" is that they won't sit on your hip comfortably. If I was going to get a IWB from comptac I would prolly go with the infidel as it would give the most options.
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    yeah i used a CTAC for 2 years and it sat right at 3-3:30 and was very comfortable. The MTAC is the same concept just with leather.
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    I wear my Garrity Incognito Deluxe on my hip - right about 3 o'clock. Maybe 2:45 even. Its not as comfortable as my bed, but it isn't bad either. I can wear it all day with my full size all steel 1911 with no problems. Naturally a good belt is a must - mine is a 1 3/4" from the Beltman. The support being far apart is not really a factor for me - I think it helps distribute the weight, and it doesn't effect concealment at all IMO. If you didn't notice, lots of the holster makers are turning out these wide spaced loops - they work! I think if you want a thumbsnap you can have it from pretty much any custom holster maker. However, if its going to be IWB, the gun is not going to come out. I could hang upside down and my gun would stay right where it belongs.

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    As far as most comfortable behind the hip, the depends. My gun feels like it hides better if I wear it at 4:00 or even 4:30 - but if I try to reach it, or have to sit down, all the sudden its not so great. So I moved it up to where its easier to reach, and not quite as comfortable. Simple solution for me - might not work for everybody. It does conceal perfectly at 3:00 - just doesn't feel as sneaky.
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    Desantis makes a pretty good leather IWB with thumb break.

    http://www.desantisholster.com/098.html


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    The belt isn't an issue, I have a great plastic reinforced 1.5 inch belt from beltman. The holster I have now is a ted blocker da3, and it digs into my hip and leg if I seat the pistol where I like to wear it because of the stablizing fins on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Desantis makes a pretty good leather IWB with thumb break.

    http://www.desantisholster.com/098.html

    I've used this model and actually cut down the size of the wing hanging out the rear of the holster. Resewed and it's a ton more comfortable. I use VM2's now.
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    I just looked at that holster - lots of leather there. I can see what you mean about digging in on the hip and leg. My holster has smooth edges and narrows down at the bottom - might still dig in depending on body type but probably not as much if at all.

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    Oops, forgot to let you know who makes it. Brigadegunleather.com Sorry don't know how to make it a link. Item M-37 C.C.H. 2 Also available in brown.
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