What type of holster do you use?

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View Poll Results: How do you carry and do you change with the seasons?

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  • Leather IWB all the time.

    78 29.77%
  • Kydex IWB all the time.

    33 12.60%
  • Leather IWB in warm weather, Leather OWB in cooler.

    29 11.07%
  • Kydex IWB in warm weather, Kydex OWB in cooler.

    6 2.29%
  • Kydex IWB in warm weather, Leather OWB in cooler.

    6 2.29%
  • Leather IWB in warm weather, Kydex OWB in cooler.

    2 0.76%
  • Kydex OWB all the time.

    10 3.82%
  • Leather OWB all the time.

    39 14.89%
  • Off body carry.

    2 0.76%
  • Pocket carry.

    57 21.76%
  • Smart carry.

    11 4.20%
  • Ankle rig.

    9 3.44%
  • Shoulder rig.

    10 3.82%
  • Holster shirt or similar.

    5 1.91%
  • Method of carry changes by mood, moon phase, alignment of planets etc

    58 22.14%
  • I only carry some of the time and not enough to sufficiently answer

    2 0.76%
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    What type of holster do you use?

    A friend and I were talking today about the different holsters out there. IWB, Apendix, OWB, Crossdraw, Bellyband/smart carry, off body carry in a safe packer or similar etc. We wondered something, for those of you who carry one way, do you change to a different method for a different time of year?

    Curious no?

    So here it is, a poll to answer just that, how many of us change our method of carry and how.
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    Lightbulb

    Where's the poll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    Where's the poll?
    Hit enter too fast

    And vote for multiple options if you use multiple methods.

    If you use a crossdraw method please simply select OWB if applicable. I didn't have quite enough room to add that in to the poll with other options.
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    I voted for Method of carry changes by mood, moon phase, alignment of planets etc!

    While I prefer IWB with a Brommeland leather holster, I really change up too often to vote for that exclusively. I rotate among about 3 different methods and positions of carry.
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    While I normally carry a leather Fist IWB at either 3:30 or 5:00, I am beginning to enjoy a Fist #12 Basic for my Glock-36. It's remarkably comfortable and could become my next preferred method of carry...I'm already sold on the Glock. Therefore...my method of carry changes...
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    I carry leather OWB when I have cover. I pocket carry always. So most of the time I have two.
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    I usually like IWB at 4:00, but sometimes the moon phase affects my method of carry. OK so maybe it is more weight fluctuation.......... or weight gain, man would ya please stop interrogating me.

    I have a Canute from UBG I like the most, when the moon phase is right that is.
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    I use a Blackhawk nylon pancake holster and a leather pocket holster. Winter time, leather OWB, + leather pocket holster..

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    Wish I could afford other options: poor choices in years past dictate a homebrew Kydex rig. On the other hand, it works pretty well.
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    Primary EDC Glock 26 OWB all the time, BUG either pocket (LCP) or ankle (S&W 642) if I carry BUG.
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    Kydex IWB in warm weather, Leather OWB in cooler.
    I'll elaborate a bit more on what I do in the cooler weather. I'll also carry with my kydex IWB holsters with my shirt tucked in behind them so my pistol is actually exposed if I were to take my jacket off. Best thing about this method for me is that if I go in some place too warm for me, I can simply un-tuck my shirt to cover like I normally would in warm weather once I take my jacket off. I wouldn't be able to do that with any OWB holster that I have.

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    I'm OWB Kydex all the time. I believe in having the gun in the same place, carried the same way, all the time. Same gun, too. That way, I don't need to remember what I'm carrying and where.

    My XD98SC and I really like the Springfield, Fobus, and Uncle Mike's OWB paddle holsters for this. They're small, light, secure, and hold the gun tight against my body. I like the "click-click" of the gun in/out.

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    Most of the time I carry a Sig P239, or my Kimber 1911 in Milt Sparks VMII holsters. Other times I carry a Kahr PM9 in a Fist K5 pocket holster.
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    Too many moons, too many carry options.

    But no matter the lunar views. It's always wrapped in leather.
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    When I had my S&W 649 I would often carry it in my Maxpedition Versipack when it fit "the day" better.

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