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    WB Mike!
    Sounds like you've found a workable solution to your problem.

    With my chronic pain/back issues, I haven't been able to carry IWB since I changed from a 38 snub to the G19. The G19 settles well in an OWB at 3:30-4:00 or for short times an AIWB at 11:30.
    I also use a wedge for AIWB to tuck the grip frame in closer to my body.

    I have exactly the opposite problem.
    Since I quit actively farming in 2018, I have gained 15-20 pounds. Most of that around my waist. Two problems with that. The added weight makes it more difficult to walk with the cane and pushes the grip out away from my body which makes concealing it more difficult.
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    Welcome back Mike. Since you make your own holsters, it might take some time but you'll figure it out and be back to carrying all the time - soon, I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Welcome back Mike. Since you make your own holsters, it might take some time but you'll figure it out and be back to carrying all the time - soon, I hope.
    Thanks. I actually am still carrying full time, just with other makers' holsters. This Dara model that I have works great after some modifications. I also have a JB leftie for a regular .45 Shield. I now have working models upon which to draw from to make AIWB holsters for my other carry guns.

    For whatever reason, the photo app here insists on flipping my added pics around. Here is my 45 Shield Performance Center model with the RMSc red dot:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Thanks. I actually am still carrying full time, just with other makers' holsters. This Dara model that I have works great after some modifications. I also have a JB leftie for a regular .45 Shield. I now have working models upon which to draw from to make AIWB holsters for my other carry guns.

    For whatever reason, the photo app here insists on flipping my added pics around. Here is my 45 Shield Performance Center model with the RMSc red dot:
    Mike, I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but I simply cannot see how that is comfortable when bending, driving, sitting, etc. Aaack.
    I'm glad it works for you, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Mike, I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but I simply cannot see how that is comfortable when bending, driving, sitting, etc. Aaack.
    I'm glad it works for you, though.
    I cannot see how it is comfortable while doing all those things, either, but it is. I had to make some serious mods on this particular holster (see the holes where the belt loops used to attach?) to make it work, but having done all that, it works very well.
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    Might try a hybrid holster at 3:00. I find them considerably more comfortable then standard kydex because leather is toughing you not plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Thanks. I actually am still carrying full time, just with other makers' holsters. This Dara model that I have works great after some modifications. I also have a JB leftie for a regular .45 Shield. I now have working models upon which to draw from to make AIWB holsters for my other carry guns.

    For whatever reason, the photo app here insists on flipping my added pics around. Here is my 45 Shield Performance Center model with the RMSc red dot:
    Ouch! No, just...no. As a matter of fact, that would be the third degree of no.

    Man, I can’t even look at that pic...

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    IWB just doesn't work for me hard as I've tried with some fine holsters. Short periods here & there are manageable but I've settled on OWB 2:30-3:00 is my favorite sweet spot for all day comfort.
    Good subject matter for discussion …...
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    This is something that I have started doing.

    Its amazing how our bodies can change, ( good or bad) in just a few years time.

    I have found that placing some hard foam at the end of a kydex holster works great for additional comfort, and to allow for the grip to tuck in tighter to the body.

    This makes much more sense to me than trying to buy more holsters, or spend time and money for another gun.
    That wedge makes all the difference for me. The JB came with one, which worked great right from giddyup. I added one to the Dara, which I am now wearing most days.
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    Explain the wedge, please.

    <edit> I was looking at the Dara website -- it says they've now replaced the wedge with a claw. I've already tried the claw w/ AIWB. It doesn't make it any more comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Explain the wedge, please.

    I was looking at the Dara website -- it says they've now replaced the wedge with a claw. I've already tried the claw w/ AIWB. It doesn't make it any more comfortable.
    Two different features. One should not replace the other.

    This pic is courtesy of JM Kydex

    The wedge can serve two purposes. Comfort and pushing the muzzle end of the holster away from the body to better cant the gun toward the body on the vertical axis.

    The claw and other devices help cant the gun along the horizontal axis.

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    If the wedge is not needed for the tuck feature, a Dr Scholls heel.pad can do the trick for comfort.

    Or you can mod a hybrid of the two as I sometimes use.

    Also note that the claw is still being used.

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    Thank you for a good detailed explanation, JD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Thank you for a good detailed explanation, JD!
    You're welcome!

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