So I've settled on a glock 19 as my first gun. I like the size and feel a lot, it was pretty much love at first sight. Unfortunately with the sudden surge in gun sales, buying a glock has been all but impossible. So I've started to acquire my holsters first. I really like the blackhawk serpa holsters. Since the glock's safeties are not external, I want a holster that makes sure that the trigger guard is covered at all times.
Because of that I'm mostly limited to OWB holsters and shoulder holsters. (If I want the serpa style release) Recently my holster came in, and I tried it on, and I can't for the life of me figure out how I am going to conceal it. I don't know if I have the wrong clothing, though I do have some oversized jackets and sweatshirts, or if concealing a serpa holster is just unrealistic.
The serpa holster I have is the level 3 retention where there is a bail that holds the rear end of the slide in place. I don't think that it adds much length to the holster, though I think it may add signifigant thickness though I have not been able to compare it to a level 2 rig with a weapon in it yet.
I'm a fairly big guy 210 at 5'7" board shoulders and not carrying too much of a spare tire. But when i tried the shoulder holster on I get noticeable printing from the front and back, and I if I bend down, or twist it's really obvious that something isn't right. I also have a hard time adjusting the rig so that on a draw I'm not chasing it around my back. When I reach my strong side shoulder pulls the holster further around my back, which make it hard to reach. At a minimum it isn't a natural motion.
So, now I'm not sure what to try next. I'm open to new holsters, though I have a preference for something with a serpa like security. I'm also open to different clothing ideas, and tips on how to wear a shoulder holster as I really don't know how high or low on my body i is suppose to sit.
I plan to do a fair amount of walking with it in a city, and the last thing I need is for the gun to come loose or ride up cause I'm jogging across a cross walk or something.
Thanks in advance for the help. I know that this is probably a pretty common question, but most people are comfortable carrying a weapon in a holster that doesn't have any active retention features, so some of the more common recommendations aren't quiet what I'm looking for. Thanks for you time