carrying a fullsize xdM...

carrying a fullsize xdM...

This is a discussion on carrying a fullsize xdM... within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; so i am a younger guy and average size..., about 5' 9", 180lbs, and i am having issues finding a good IWB carry and cant ...

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    carrying a fullsize xdM...

    so i am a younger guy and average size..., about 5' 9", 180lbs, and i am having issues finding a good IWB carry and cant position, with a crossbreed supertuck holster... any suggestions? pics will come soon enough


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    I know this will sound like heresy in light of all the rave reviews the CB-ST gets, but - have you tried a more compact holster, such as the Summer Special by Milt Sparks? That design is emulated by nearly every major holster maker, such as DeSantis and Galco, and you won't have to wait 6 months for it. (That said, I'd prefer the Sparks...)

    It's a lot more compact than the Supertuck, and might conform better to your anatomy.
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    actually, i didnt wait 6 months for the holster, it was about 2 weeks...

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    First of all, remember that that is a relatively big handgun. You are not going to have the "it just disappeared" feeling. That being said, try to cant the grip as far forward as possible. Then try to position it behind your hip - almost to the small of your back - then bring it as far forward as you can while testing for comfort and concealment.

    Lastly, comfort is a mindset. Will you be more comfortable with the XDm on your hip or in the safe?

    Good luck.
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    I use a desantis "Cozy Partner" every day for carrying my XDm. I usually have no problems with concealability at 3:30 or 3:00. I am 5'8" and about 170 lbs - the holster provides a fairly robust forward cant, and the loops are pretty close together with allows it to move a little bit along with me as I do day to day tasks.
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    With a little work, one can carry almost anything. You may have to buy an extra holster or two (that's why they invented the holster box) and learn to adjust your clothing.
    Enjoy the search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j1999t View Post
    actually, i didnt wait 6 months for the holster, it was about 2 weeks...
    I meant that the wait for a Milt Sparks is normally about 6 months.
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    Concealed Rocket Launcher Carry

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    With a little work, one can carry almost anything. You may have to buy an extra holster or two (that's why they invented the holster box) and learn to adjust your clothing.
    Enjoy the search!

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    How about a concealed rocket launcher: Texas Congress passes concealed rocket launcher bill | Texas Travesty

    Guess you would have to wear a full length Burka over a highly modified SmartCarry concealed holster: http://smartcarry.com/.
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    i'm 6' 220lbs and my 4" XD practically disappears at 3:30 with a 15-20 degree cant. I can tell its there and feel like its very obvious, but everyone i've asked said the had no idea until i asked them.
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    Milt Sparks SSII

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunday View Post
    How about a concealed rocket launcher: Texas Congress passes concealed rocket launcher bill | Texas Travesty

    Guess you would have to wear a full length Burka over a highly modified SmartCarry concealed holster: SmartCarry - Concealed Gun Holsters.
    I'll check and see if Fist either makes or would customize a holster for a concealed rocket launcher...IWB or OWB?
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    The concealed rocket launcher law is set to go into effect in mid-October. Until then, Texans with concealed-carry licenses are encouraged to set up targets behind their trailer homes for practice, and to educate their children as how to properly load an rocket-propelled grenade.
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    I made an IWB holster for a XDm which hides it great. It is about as thin in the waist band as you can get for that size of pistol. Take a look on Soutforkholsters.com under the Bobcat 2. It sits at a 15degree cant and should be worn about the four o’clock position. I think you made a great choice with the XDm as I got the chance to put a mag or two through it and it shot great. I was surprised how large this pistol is, almost the same size as a Glock 19, but it didn’t feel that big in the hand. It was new out of the box when I shot it and after 200 rounds it never experienced a failure. I was impressed. I hope your experience is the same.
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    Better choice maybe

    I find the following line much more comfortable.

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