Appendix Carry XD9SC - Need holster
I am looking for a holster for appendix carry of a XD9SC. I have narrowed it down to either the Crossbreed QwikClip, The Comp-Tac Minotaur Neutral Cant or the Comp-Tac two o'clock. I am not sure I will like the kydex as I don't always wear an undershirt, but willing to try. I like the idea of having one clip for ease of on/off. The concern I have with the QwikClip is when it is set for no cant, the clip seems so far from the body of the gun.
I am 5'11" 180lbs, no gut. I have been carrying a PF9 in a Kholster for a year and I find it comfortable and easy to conceal. I usually carry at 1:00, closer to belt buckle with a good belt.
What are your recommendations or experiences?
Dale Fricke Archangel AIWB Holster
I highly recommend a Archangel made by Dale Fricke and sold exclusively through One Source Tactical. Dale makes other appendix holsters also, but I like the Archangel the best, and carry a Glock 19 with it. I went to carrying AIWB almost exclusively about 9 months ago after losing 25 lbs. and getting rid of my spare tire. Dale does amazing stuff with Kydex and even though it's hard plastic, it is very comfortable to me, because of how Dale shapes the back of his holsters. I'm a REALTOR and carry everyday, and I usually use a sport coat to conceal. I am in and out of my vehicle, my office and people's houses all day long carrying this way. If I have to, I can work at my desk all day with no problem.
I also carry a Comp-Tac MTAC Neutral Cant with a Kahr P9. It is probably my next choice in a AIWB holster. It's a solid holster, but not as rock solid as the Dale Fricke. I have a Comp-Tac 2 O'clock for my little Kel-Tec P3AT .380 and I like it. But I pretty much know that if I had a 2 o'clock for a larger gun, I would hate it because of the sharp edges. An observation I have about AIWB, is that you need to have a rock solid quality gun belt for it to be comfortable for all day wear. Another thing I experienced carrying this way, is that you have to give your body a little time to adjust having a gun in that position. Not so much in the standing position, but in the seated position. Appendix carry is not comfortable in the beginning, but give it a week and you will stop noticing where the weapon is. For appendix to work properly, their is a fine line between where the holster rides on the belt and also the length of the holster, which helps with stability. IMHO. YMMV.
Here are some pics of the Archangel
Here is the Comp-Tac MTAC Neutral Cant