OWB and CCW ?

This is a discussion on OWB and CCW ? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cytoviper If you regulary use OWB holster for CCW does it have retention? Why did you choose that option? No retention on ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cytoviper View Post
    If you regulary use OWB holster for CCW does it have retention?

    Why did you choose that option?
    No retention on my most used holster, a Galco Concealable, chosen because a good holster should hold securely, and I didn't want an impeeded draw. A cheap "generic" holster may not be as secure.

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    I carry strictly OWB, whether it's my Model 36, my GP100, my Kimber, or my 686 Plus, no retention strap needed on any of them.
    Disclaimer: The posts made by this member are only the members opinion, not a reflection on anyone else, nor the group, and should not be cause for anyone to get their undergarments wedged in an uncomfortable position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cytoviper View Post
    If you regulary use OWB holster for CCW does it have retention?
    A good, quality OWB holster has excellent retention qualities.

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    Why did you choose that option?
    Comfort, convenience, and as another option when considering what I'm going to be wearing/doing.
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    No thumb snaps for me just a properly fitting holster... one of mine of course
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    No retention straps for me. The only time I would feel that it is necessary would be if I opened carried. Than I would feel more comfortable with with some sort of retention system to lesson the chance of a gun grab.
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    chevyguy85, Are you a bigger/taller guy by chance? The reason I ask is, I too have a P345 and I really like that gun but I didn't consider it for CCW because of its size as compared to me. Being a person not that tall, a pistol that big would stick out like a red beacon! And a OWB holster wasn't really an option for me, or so I thought!
    So I was curious to know if you were a bigger guy that's able to pull off something like that? Where as a shorter dude like me is still better off with an IWB holster and a smaller cal. weapon. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    No retention on my most used holster, a Galco Concealable, chosen because a good holster should hold securely, and I didn't want an impeeded draw. A cheap "generic" holster may not be as secure.
    +1 Galco Conceal
    I also wear a High Noon Split Decision IWB. Both are very secure, quite snug but still draw well. I understand the argument for a thumb break but I feel it would still take extra time to draw, even with practice.

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    I carry OWB most of the time without any retention device and there is no problem. My holster is specifically made for my gun so it has a perfect fit. No retention necessary. (Blade-Tech Kydex holster).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cytoviper View Post
    If you regulary use OWB holster for CCW does it have retention?
    I mainly use the Comp-Tac SetCant, which has adjustment screws to precisely set the force clamping the trigger guard. This allows the user to tune the retention force, but it has nothing like a thumb-break.

    Why did you choose that option?
    My opinion is that any pistol needs to be snugly secure but a concealed pistol does not need something like a thumb-break or Serpa release to prevent its being grabbed by a BG who won't know it's there to be snatched. The "FBI" cant makes it hard for someone to yank out the pistol from behind even with no latching mechanisms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcolins357 View Post
    chevyguy85, Are you a bigger/taller guy by chance? The reason I ask is, I too have a P345 and I really like that gun but I didn't consider it for CCW because of its size as compared to me. Being a person not that tall, a pistol that big would stick out like a red beacon! And a OWB holster wasn't really an option for me, or so I thought!
    So I was curious to know if you were a bigger guy that's able to pull off something like that? Where as a shorter dude like me is still better off with an IWB holster and a smaller cal. weapon. Thanks!
    I'm 5' 6" about 150ish lbs. i have a water gut. i have no problems carrying my p345 its light, thin, and reliable. its thin enough to carry IWB but OWB is more comfortable for me that i've found out. the don hume works great at holding it in tight and retention is good. one thing you should consider doing is taking out the magazine disconnect on the gun. its only a little piece right under the rear sight. if you plan on doing any IDPA competitions this is almost a must unless they let you fire it @ the end of the stage w/ the magazine in. i'll try to take some pictures of me with everything on i need to do a review of the holster anyway. if you have any other questions PM me. there are a couple other of us on here that i've found that carry the p345. nice to know i've found one more probably :)

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    I always carry OWB and have never owner a concealed carry OWB holster that had a retention strap.
    Buy a high quality holster and forget the retention strap/thumb break.
    It's just not necessary with a holster that has been properly fit to a specific firearm.

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