OWB holsters & OC for 2D people...
This is a discussion on OWB holsters & OC for 2D people... within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Without this turning into a OC vs CC debate...PLEASE
This occurred to me while I was in Las Vegas (cool enough to be wearing a ...
November 10th, 2011 07:14 AM
OWB holsters & OC for 2D people...
Without this turning into a OC vs CC debate...PLEASE
This occurred to me while I was in Las Vegas (cool enough to be wearing a jacket...turned into a problem in the casinos having to keep my jacket on) after reading some debate threads.
I am 6'3, 170# fully loaded (EDC). I have a side profile of 9" (I turn sideways, I am a hard target to hit...), a whole 2.5 " wider than the grip/slide height of my carry. This means that my hips are not round, but rather pointed, so any carry position between 2:30 and 3:30 aint gonna' happen.
When I do OWB and the rare occasions that I OC, it is in the same place as my IWB - about 4:00. Serves two purposes, 1 - keeps the tool where I am used to it being, 2 - obscures it from people I interact with face to face so as to not panic the sheep.
This begs the question of whether or not it would be better to have it forward of my hip to better protect it from the slight chance someone may feel the need to grab it from me, but very visible to those I encounter.
How do the other 2D people here OC?
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November 10th, 2011 10:07 AM
I don't have the problem, however, one of our carry club members has the same issue. He carrys a Colt Python in a cross draw at his 11 since he is right handed. My daughter also carrys this way, S&W Model 39. It requires care when drawing or unholstering as the tendance is to sweep anyone nearby to that side. Conceal is still possible if desired and open is easy for them.
November 10th, 2011 10:52 AM
OC your firearm where it's most comfortable and where you're draw is trained. Do not rely on your firearm's position on your belt for retention. To combat the "slight chance someone may feel the need to grab it from you", ensure you have a quality retention holster, ensure you have weapon retention training and keep your awareness sharp.
Originally Posted by Sticks
November 10th, 2011 11:35 AM
What is a 2D person?
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November 11th, 2011 12:03 AM
2D!! That is priceless! I have a 15 year old son who fits this description as well. He is 5'10 and weighs 118 pounds. He eats like a horse or two but still stays rail thin. the kid makes me sick. Come to think of it, so do you. I do not have this problem.
November 11th, 2011 02:23 PM
A few ides:
Look into different retention systems.
There are a few options out there other than an on duty LEO setup. Go with a tight friction fit holster and a severe forward cant to orient the grip nearer 3:00 and make it more difficult for a rear attack to succeed.
Don't give up hope. There have been almost zero documented cases of an OCer being disarmed (other than by an LEO!).
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