Need help changing carry method
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November 2nd, 2008 08:30 PM
Need help changing carry method
inhave always carried IWB but am tired of carrying in this manner, it just never agreed with me, no mater the gun size, it just always bothered me. my question to you is: what do all you OWB wearers use, the reason i never carrie outside the waistband is because of the natural advantage to conealment, i carry an h&k 45c my concern is not the magwell, but the barrell, i would love to find a holster manufacturer that has high rise that would be able to conceal anywear close to iwb? i know about all aspects of the 2 carry methods, would really appreciate any of your experiences with owb, and best methods to carry using any other method rather than iwb? sob? cross draw?
November 2nd, 2008 08:40 PM
The major difference bwteen IWB and OWB is that the barrel can poke out. You may have to adjust how you dress to accomidate.
Any of the custom leather manufacturers can build the holster you're looking for.
Check out Little Bear Custom Holsters, UBG Holsters, K&D Holsters, TT Gunleather, Milt Sparks etc. There are so many options and pretty much any of them that can mold for your firearm, will work 100%.
I have carried OWB with a Raven Concealment kydex holster. I did so with a HK45 (full size). That's quite a feat. I used an XL t-shirt and nothing more. There wasn't any excessive printing to speak of. They don't make a holster for the HK45c though.
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November 2nd, 2008 08:45 PM
Well, you've got me sort of confused. Not that that's really hard to do, but I'll say this...Mitch Rosen has a line of OWB holsters that are very high riding, and tight to the body similar to an IWB holster. Their straight drop design works effectively for strong side or cross draw. Check 'Upper Limit' holsters on their site.
November 2nd, 2008 09:03 PM
You've got to try another IWB...SOB (palm out)...not on the spine, but over the kidney...'perfecto'.
No addition to pants size...fits in the small of the back space.
Easy draw...no body parts in danger when drawing.
Won't pull the pants down.
Can sit, walk, drive, and draw without a problem.
See Fist holsters (related links above)...holster #41...I have about 6 of them for various pistols.
I've carried strong side a lot, but I'm coming back to the #41 for comfort.
Stay armed...try Fist...stay safe!
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November 2nd, 2008 09:17 PM
RS, you really are pushing Fist!! I need a pocket holster, I guess I know what you would say about that
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November 2nd, 2008 09:30 PM
I think he's an infiltrated company rep!
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November 3rd, 2008 04:53 PM
I had a Upper Limit but did not like the 3 O'clock position. I now use a Mernickle PS6 for both my P230 and P239. Rides very high and mininiun amount of leather. Had same for my Kimber Ultra. I can very quickly clear the holster and be ready for the BG. Several friends use the same holster.
November 3rd, 2008 08:16 PM
The problem is a combative one when wearing holster behind the hip, the higher it is the harder is is to get out if someone has their hands on you.
I know you have been and IWB guy but have you ever tried appendix carry?
November 3rd, 2008 10:17 PM
You and me both, and I have some really good IWB holsters from Milt Sparks (VM2), Brommeland, Null, etc.
Originally Posted by newconvert
But I guess I don't get loose enough pants to really feel comfortable with IWB carry... or maybe it's the size of my butt that get's stuffed into those pants. Whatever.
My latest holster is an OWB Milt Sparks, the Axiom, for my stainless Commander. It rides high and I find that it's really just as concealeable is the IWB holsters if I simply choose the right shirt to wear over it.
Perhaps when I lose some weight I'll go back to my IWB holsters, but for now, it sure is more comfy to wear them outside rather than inside. As far as I know, I haven't been made yet.
November 3rd, 2008 10:27 PM
The IWBs seem to just add more thickness to whatever it's holding. I find my Colt 1911 is comfortable in an IWB holster. How ever, my Glock 23 is way too fat, so I actually carry it with no holster. Believe it or not, I have had no issues doing this. Out and about the town, shopping, even at work, while working around the shop it's no big deal.
I don't like the OWBs at all unless I have a jacket on. But that's just me.
November 4th, 2008 06:54 AM
Thank you everyone
Keep your stories coming, i am getting some great ideas, tell me a little more about sob, it sounds interesting, and if so which of the sob's i have seen actually carry the weight of the weapon well without leaning away from the body?
one more thing, i posted in another thread for carrying around the house, here in denver it can get pretty hot come summer, and naturally i get to my skivvies whenever i can, and i asked everyone about thier experiences with this type of carry, and the best advice came back to an old method i used to use around the house, the tanker, anyone know where i ca get a well made tanker, i have seen so few examples anywhere?
November 4th, 2008 07:12 AM
Retsupt99 speaks the truth about FIST. I haven't been disappointed with any of the 4 I own and I didn't have to wait 6-18 months for delivery.
Originally Posted by GWRedDragon
November 4th, 2008 12:45 PM
I, too, have problems with IWB holsters due to my, um, portliness. I recently got a Don Hume IWB for my .44 Bulldog, and it is fairly comfortable, but the butt of the pistol is somewhat noticeable. I carried my NAA .32 today with an IWB and it was comfortable. The biggest problem is I poke out where others don't. Maybe I need one of them "underwear" holsters.. LOL
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November 13th, 2008 02:05 PM
I recently ordered a Don Hume OWB style "JIT slide holster" for the Glock 26 and the Charter .44, and both worked out well, very comfortable. I do need some longer carry shirts, and maybe a larger size shirt, as I can almost make out the grips on the revolver. The Glock 26 is invisible; the 3" Bulldog barrel pokes out the end of the holster, requires a longer shirt or maybe a vest.
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