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    Glock 43X in a Vedder Lightuck holster. If uncomfortable with a glock AIWB simple solution is to remove the holster after pistol is drawn and holster pistol then as a unit AIWB. Super slim package very reasonable weight 10+1 rounds, I like it so much my CZ PCR has been doing nightstand duty lately instead of EDC.
    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them.....well, I have others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    Glock 43X in a Vedder Lightuck holster. If uncomfortable with a glock AIWB simple solution is to remove the holster after pistol is drawn and holster pistol then as a unit AIWB.
    Re: removing the holster: This always sounds good when written out but you have to think about situations beyond administrative handling where this is not an ideal means to go about holstering the firearm.

    As mentioned above the Tau Development Group Striker Control Device (Gadget) IMHO is a must for carrying a Glock regardless of where the holster is.

    R&G, If you're up to new guns, a hammer fired poly offering like a PX4 is a great AIWB gun as you can thumb-cap the hammer while reholstering (the SCD allows one to thumb-cap a Glock in similar fashion)

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    Just one word: Suspenders.

    Thought I was gonna say "Plastics," didn't you! Well, there's that, too...

    I know that suspenders, especially with a belt, is a really-old-man's apparatus.
    Well, I'm a really old man, and I gotta tell you: It works!

    And it works best with a much lighter pistol.
    Get rid of the early-20th-century wrought iron, and get something new and mostly plastic. (I'm sure that you've already done that.)

    And if you don't like the idea of suspenders, get braces instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Re: removing the holster: This always sounds good when written out but you have to think about situations beyond administrative handling where this is not an ideal means to go about holstering the firearm.

    As mentioned above the Tau Development Group Striker Control Device (Gadget) IMHO is a must for carrying a Glock regardless of where the holster is.

    R&G, If you're up to new guns, a hammer fired poly offering like a PX4 is a great AIWB gun as you can thumb-cap the hammer while reholstering (the SCD allows one to thumb-cap a Glock in similar fashion)

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    Agreed the Gadget is a must.
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    How about trying the Glock 26 or 36 (mentioned in OP) AIWB. ?
    Revolvers don't cut it for me.
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    You could try a Gunfighters, Inc Kenai chest holster or Quicklock Holsters Susitna chest holster that distributes weight Across the shoulders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Iíve typically carried full size pistols or compacts, from a G17 to a G26, a G36, and a Stainless Steel Colt Government 1911. Almost always with an OWB DEFCON by Brommeland.

    So, due to back pain I am now in PT, and have been carrying a Ruger LCR AIWB to keep pressure and weight off of my hips, waist and back.

    The LCR Is nice and light, in 38 Special, but thereís a slight problem.

    It is my wifeís.

    So.....thoughts on my predicament? Look at small revolvers? That could be fun! Maybe a snubby? If so, I like 357 since I can run 38 or 38 +P.

    Not keen on a new automatic unless a Glock or a 1911, but not keen on little 1911ís as I am more inclined to stick with JMBís original.

    I donít want to spend a lot, or learn a new gun or manual of arms.

    So.....

    What do you think?
    This rig is as painless as it gets for AIWB carry. The holster shown is an old Galco Scout. I've used it for years but Galco still has it at something under $100. The gun of course is a S&W 442.
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    If the wifeís LCR is working for you, then you can just get another one in whatever caliber you like.
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    Carry a sidearm always. Be able to put shots into the torso and then head, if needed. The rest is much less important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Iíve typically carried full size pistols or compacts, from a G17 to a G26, a G36, and a Stainless Steel Colt Government 1911. Almost always with an OWB DEFCON by Brommeland.

    So, due to back pain I am now in PT, and have been carrying a Ruger LCR AIWB to keep pressure and weight off of my hips, waist and back.

    The LCR Is nice and light, in 38 Special, but thereís a slight problem.

    It is my wifeís.

    So.....thoughts on my predicament? Look at small revolvers? That could be fun! Maybe a snubby? If so, I like 357 since I can run 38 or 38 +P.

    Not keen on a new automatic unless a Glock or a 1911, but not keen on little 1911ís as I am more inclined to stick with JMBís original.

    I donít want to spend a lot, or learn a new gun or manual of arms.

    So.....

    What do you think?
    Glock Models 43X or 48.

    I would add a ďGadgetĒ or Striker Control Device, sights to your taste, a good holster - Tenicor - and call it good.


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    Some days the back just says no! Since I carry lightweight J-Frames all the time Iíll just carry one in or on the waist or in my pocket. Most days itís good enough to do both. Itís all the other gear I add that starts trouble. The 442s are my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Oh...Whoops! For now carrying a vintage S&W "J" in a SPARKS prototype pocket holster.
    It's a phenomenal piece of "one of" custom leather work!
    No..you cannot buy the exact same one but, Sparks does have great pocket rigs to choose from.
    I'd like to see a pic of this "one of one" Sparks pocket holster, if you wouldn't mind sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    ...So, due to back pain I am now in PT, and have been carrying a Ruger LCR AIWB to keep pressure and weight off of my hips, waist and back...

    So.....thoughts on my predicament? Look at small revolvers? That could be fun! Maybe a snubby? If so, I like 357 since I can run 38 or 38 +P.
    ...
    What do you think?
    Just my $0.02. The S&W 60-10 is an example of a 3" J-frame, all stainless, that really handles .38 Spl. +P+ very well. It is not enjoyable to shoot with .357 Mag ammo.

    Just about any vertical cant IWB holster would work for forward of the hip carry.

    I know you said you didn't want to spend a lot of money. A 3" J-frame .357 will cost something over $500. Here's a current listing:

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/852313322

    You could always sell one of your GLOCKs to offset the investment in a S&W...
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    I used to carry at 4 o'clock up until about 2 years ago. I have the same issue that you do and found AIWB was much more comfortable. With the right gear (holster, belt and pants) you should have no issue comfortably carrying even a Govt model 1911. I narrowed my carry down quite a bit, but this time last year I was carrying a full sized Beretta (M9A3) AIWB, and it was comfortable due to the gear that I used. I spend a lot of time driving or sitting at a desk, and the smallest that I will generally carry is an M&P 2.0 Compact with a full sized slide. I will even carry my G17 from time to time and it's always been comfortable. All that you mentioned all work well for AIWB with the right gear, and it will conceal well. Not that I would ever talk someone out of a new firearm, but if you are looking for a "reason", look into the G43x/48 series. They are small, lightweight, and with a Sheild Mag, you can have it with 15+1.
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    Update:

    I have found my wife's LCR in 38 great at AIWB great in an inexpensive Don Hume clip on. I've worn this a bit now, and am becoming comfortable with it given my activity level. Of course, therapy is changing a lot that I do and how I do it, and is giving me some relief.

    More later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    You should get a 4" 1911 and a Good leather AIWB rig from Desibens Gunleather.

    There's a very slim margin of error for Glocks and AIWB and I don't recommend them for those new to AIWB.

    PHLSTR makes a really nice AIWB rig for LCRs and J-Frames, the City Special.

    Dark Star Gear has the....Apollo?

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    TT gunleather does a nice leather AIWB. I use one for my Wilson/Beretta, go to meeting gun.
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