6'1" 155lbs. Carry a HK P2000sk in a versamx II @ 3:30.
This is a discussion on How/what do the skinny guys carry? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 5'11" 170# M&P45 Serpa at 3-4 mag at about 9 Columbia PFG shirt The Columbia shirts are cut for comfort (loose) and seem to work ...
5'11" 170# M&P45 Serpa at 3-4 mag at about 9 Columbia PFG shirt
The Columbia shirts are cut for comfort (loose) and seem to work well.
My mother (82yrs old) can "see" it, but she knows I carry. Carried in the store all day Sunday, and no one had a clue.
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6'1" 155lbs. Carry a HK P2000sk in a versamx II @ 3:30.
Well... Am I still skinny? I'm not sure. I think so?
I'm 5'3", and at my last doctor's appointment (the 12th) I weighed in at 106 lbs, but my waist is just a little (understatement) larger than it used to be (can't wear any of my old pants or lay on my tummy any more). Of course it would probably help if I wasn't totting a 4" long child down there who is doing nothing but growing, growing, growing.
I still carry a 1911 (either my Wilson Combat Professional (a 4" commander) or my Kimber Ultra CDP (3" Defender)). It's been a challenge as I can no longer carry IWB which was the most concealable but OWB still conceals nicely, especially under maternity clothes, but I DOUBT you want to change your wardrobe to include maternity shirts.
I've found that either of my 1911s still conceal pretty well behind the hip at the 4-5 position in a good leather holster, but as it's getting more uncomfortable to wear belts I stick with my shoulder holster a lot which provides come pretty good comfort and concealment.
I have an M&P 9c that is nice and light but a little too thick so it prints much more but it's lighter so it's nicer to carry in some respects.
My favorite on my really bad days have been my S&W 360PD. Pocket carry is great.
I can't even remember 130 lbs, and I didnt carry back then either. However, if I did it would be just as I do now ... Strong side OWB ... Always!
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Sig 239 .40 in a Comp-tac Two O'clock. Conceals pretty well untucked, especially if you clip a cellphone to your belt. It's tuckable but doesn't conceal too well tucked if you're thin. I'm 5'8", 160.
if ya carry a bag of doritos with you on a regular basis you won't be asking questions like that lol
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I am 5' 11" and weigh approx. 165 lbs. I am still waiting on my primary carry holsters...crossbreed supertuck IWB's for my SW1911 and M&P 9c so I can't give you any info on how those work for me YET, but I just got my SpecGear Truss system in the mail today and have been wearing it around the house with the M&P 9c.
The TRUSS system is basically a torso band which I happen to have in the crossdraw model. Holds gun...three mags...cuffs...flashlight...and a knife. Not the quickest draw unless you are wearing a button up and practice with it however it conceals completely under a button up shirt (preferably with snaps) or a sweatshirt of something of the like. Its great for a backup and carrying a small arsenal of ammo and other gadgets.
I highly recommend it. Not too expensive either.
I will post again once my crossbreed arrives and let you know how that works out.
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G30 IWB at 4:00
1911 OWB at 3:00
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Unfortunately I wouldn't know...
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I don't wanna pirate this thread but I am 5'6 1/2 and weigh in at a whole whopping 118. I don't know what holster would be better for a scrawny guy like me.
I'm not as "skinny" as you, but I am a smaller height challenged male of the species that tends to favor carrying a full size weapon.
I like IWB of good quality and oftentimes, depending on the gun, a fair bit of rake on my Holsters. I can effectively conceal a 5" 1911 in my ARG Holster by Mitch Rosen under a short sleeved button down Camp Shirt.
The "trick" is using a good Holster and Belt. When yopu order a Holster, order a Belt too as it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.
Right now, depending on the gun, I'm using Holsters by Matt Del Fatti, Mitch Rosen or Milt Sparks. To those names I can recommend Ted Blocker, Low Allessi, Ken Null and Greg Kramer. They all make "first class" gear that is worth every penny you spend.
Take care and good luck.
I am 5"8" and 160lbs. I usually carry my Glock30 at 4:30 postion IWB or S&W Bodyguard in my front pants pocket or 1911 Champion IWB at 3:00 position and last option is my Ruger sp101 IWB at 2:00 position. I guess it just depends on my mood or clothing for that day.
5'10" / 165
Kahr K9 at 3:30ish in a crossbreed supertuck.
roughly 6-0 and 200.lbs here , neither thin nor " fat " . I normally carry a Kahr p9 , a Kahr pm9 or both for comfort and weight factors . I can and have carried about anything up to a 4" L frame smith concealed , but as i get older , and considering i am no longer LE as well as my current profession ( rancher/farmer ) i have went to smaller , lighter guns . I still wont carry ( as a primary )anything that i couldnt do a full duty gun qualification with , but do not insist on the pin point accuracy that i did back when i was LE , rather ill trade down a bit for the comfort and weight reduction that can be found nowadays .
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