Do any of you carry concealed with an OWB holster?
This is a discussion on Do any of you carry concealed with an OWB holster? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am always wearing a summer t-shirt (wife beater) under a bit larger regular t-shirt...or a regular t-ahirt under a Florida print shirt. My Glock-26 ...
September 9th, 2019 12:06 AM
I am always wearing a summer t-shirt (wife beater) under a bit larger regular t-shirt...or a regular t-ahirt under a Florida print shirt. My Glock-26 is carried in a leather OWB holster at about 3:30. Almost all of my holsters have an additional 'sweat guard' built into the holster.
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September 9th, 2019 04:40 AM
About 90% of my holsters are
OWB Wranglers or Defenders. The others are a pocket holster and two IWB holsters (Stealth and Phoenix II) that I use when I absolutely can't print.
The IWB work even in the South Texas heat. The OWB (and IWB) have a sweat shield like you are looking for and are the most comfortable I've found.
September 9th, 2019 05:12 AM
When I carry my Glock 19 4th Gen, it goes into the old Glock Sports holster. Polymer. Cost me $13.00? Years ago.
I trimmed it down, so I could feel the extractor. "Yes I have a round in the chamber" With cutting the slots correctly, it is almost straight up and down, a little bit of an FBI cant. It weighs nothing. Just above the hip bone at about 3-30 or 4 o'clock?
My latest acquisition, the Glock 43X, rides in a Galco BG800B held in by a clip grip at the trigger guard. Same place on the belt.
The Blaggard? This is the first issue, the nickel like finish? I like it, it shows no marks or scratches anywhere.
Really slim and weighs nothing! 11 rounds? Plus a ten-round spare. When the 15 round magazine is available, I will have one of those. (Or not) That belt, by the way, a Frequent Flier one, the Instructor version, quite stiff.
When I carried a S&W Revolver, I was happy with 6-38s and a speed loader with 6 more. Then a LW Commander, with 8 and one.
And a spare 8 rounder, Mack-Cormick magazines?
Going really back! A Browning Hi-Power, 14 rounds of Sub Gun ammo! 13+1 magazine block gone. Wee tinny sights? So? Who used those things then? Now Ameriglo, oh yes.
September 9th, 2019 04:31 PM
I have in the past. I've simply covered it with a coat or an untucked shirt. I used kydex holsters (generally they are "quieter" than leather) from Bravo and a couple of other well known kydex holster companies and was quite happy with the setup. Over the last couple of years I have gone to AIWB just because it offers better concealment and facilitates access to the gun.
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September 9th, 2019 06:29 PM
Another often-asked question that a Search would answer.
Originally Posted by SpringerXD
I would hope everyone here goes OWB. Which of my 80-holsters do you want to know about?
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September 9th, 2019 08:45 PM
Yes. The what depends on how I feel. These are all Nelson's.
Originally Posted by SpringerXD
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September 9th, 2019 08:52 PM
Well, I did it. I used my Amazon Rewards points and got this for $30.41, shipping included:
Relentless Tactical - The Ultimate Leather Gun Holster
I had never even heard of this company, but the reviews are outstanding and it'll accommodate both my Champion and TRP.
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September 9th, 2019 09:43 PM
Yes OWB my G19 or G27 mostly, in a kydex pancake holster with adjustable retention, under a t-shirt in warm wx and a sweatshirt or an untucked overshirt in cooler wx.
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September 9th, 2019 10:38 PM
Almost exclusively OWB anymore. All of the holsters are kydex.
September 9th, 2019 11:07 PM
This holster honestly wouldn't have been my first choice, but.... I want to see if I like OWB carry. If I do, then I'll probably get a couple more holsters with a more specific fit.
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September 9th, 2019 11:50 PM
Since you've already bought a holster, all I can add is advice about the covering garment.
I wear a vest.
In the summer, it's lightweight cotton. In the winter, it's fleece.
My vest is always open, so presentation is only an easy hand-sweep away.
But I also practice drawing from under a closed vest. That's easiest when the vest is fleece, because it's soft.
You have to choose carefully, to make sure that the vest covers your rig when you bend over to pick something up.
That shouldn't be a difficult choice, considering all of the available vests out there.
My doctor wears a Filson vest, which is wool and very warm. Mine are less expensive.
Do not buy a "shoot me first" photographer's vest. It's too obvious.
P.S.: I am not particularly in favor of leather holsters which are not wet-formed to fit the specific pistol. I also do not like holsters which leave the gun's muzzle hanging out in the breeze, since hitting it against something can make a mess, particularly of your front sight.
Having written that, I must note that I am no longer capable of making my own holsters, so I have to get others to make them for me. That cuts the choice down a bit 'cause I gotta take what they make.
I suggest that Galco makes the best ready-made rigs, and good belts too. My EDC, however, is in a holster made for me by Ed Buffaloe.
Get the best, stiffest belt that you can afford. The belt is just as important as the holster. Try Bullhide Belts, The Beltman, and Galco.
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September 10th, 2019 12:54 AM
Glock 42 in a DeSantis E-Gat.
September 10th, 2019 01:47 AM
Just a high-riding drop-leg holster than doesn't peak or print from beneath my long coat.
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September 10th, 2019 04:04 AM
I daily carry owb a s&w m&p 2.0 in 40. Work days, it's a Comp-Tac QB-2 Kydex. This is because work is an NPE, so it's easy to take off and stick in the safe in the truck. Off work, I prefer a Galco Fletch high ride. For those times I go iwb, I use a Galco summer comfort. Even with the grip stippling it doesn't bother me to have the grip against my skin. Normal cover is a t-shirt, sometimes I'm that guy with the tucked in t-shirt and an unbuttoned shirt over it. Eventually, I'd like to pick up some of those compression shirts that have the holster built into the armpit, just for fun.
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September 10th, 2019 07:11 AM
I have found two OWB concealment holsters that I like. The first I will mention is Kramer Holsters. They make a firm horse-hide holster.
For the other end of the price range, I like Outlaw Holsters. On those, I reverse the belt loops so that the holster is inside my belt.
I typically order the Outlaw Holsters from Amazon. The Kramer Holsters, I order directly from his website.