SideGuard Holsters Custom IWB for XD45c

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    SideGuard Holsters Custom IWB for XD45c

    A while back, MNBurl asked for assistance designing a maker's mark for his brand. I did the winning design and as a treat, he offered to make me a holster of my choosing. Shortly thereafter I started carrying an XD45 in an MTAC. I thought the MTAC was pretty comfortable, except for bottom ends of the clips that would dig into my thigh, even after trimming, and the fact that they could rotate allowing the rig to shift over time.

    So I spec'ed out an IWB that would use the same clips but hold them vertically, allow them to be height adjusted (in case I wanted to tweak the cant a little), might allow me to move them farther in or out if the need arose, and might allow me to switch to other clips in the future. This is what we came up with (my scuffs and towel lint included):




    It turns out to fit just perfectly as is. So I trimmed the ends off of the clips and left them in the outer channels. I'm not sure I'll ever really need to exploit the ability to change out or adjust the positioning of the clips (I'm sure MNBurl is grumbling now), but I think it might come in handy should I ever want to have him make me some tuckable leather loops or something like that.

    Not only does it feel good, it conceals amazingly well. The XD isn't particularly slender, but it's gone under my shirt at 3 o'clock.


    In this picture, the XD is on the left side (my right); the bump on the right side (my left) is actually my phone holster. What is showing in the picture, which is actually hardly noticeable is actually the front clip of the holster pushing forward, not the gun. I haven't gotten it completely broken in yet.


    And me bending over stretching the shirt out shows a bit of grip printing, but hardly a concern.



    Last, but not least, MNBurl maker's mark in the real:


    <p style="font-size: 200%"><b>Thanks MNBurl!</b></p>

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    Nice design, it looks similar to Garrity's Triskel holster, but updated with the current Comptac clip design.
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    Wow! Makes me excited! I ordered the same thing except with leather belt loops.

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    Nice setup. There's nothing like a little customization to suit your particular needs
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    Nice.

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    No thank you Ree for the makers mark design!

    That looks like it will work perfect for you.
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