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I normally conceal carry on my ankle. I would like to use a IWB holster but I think that Im too chubby for this CC option to work. I have some OWB holsters but have difficulty concealing them because of my chunkyness. I was wondering if other chubby guys like me have the same issue. If you do not, I would greatly appreciate it if you provide pics on your concealment. I am especially interested in pics with chubby individuals that use IWB holster. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, but please post pics so that I can have an idea if IWB holster could work for me.

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I don't have any pics at present, but I highly recommend the Crossbreed Supertuck for IWB. I'm plenty overweight (working on that) but the ST makes my XD .45 Service disappear.


It's also comfortable enough that I forget I'm carrying after a while.
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I'm 6' 2" weigh 245 and can hide my Glock 30 in a Crossbreed Supertuck easily with all the comfort to be expected. Don't have pics but will follow this thread to view those who show theirs. Good luck with your selection.
 

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I carry one of three ways, and I'm on the chunky side...

IWB at 3:30... FIST, INC.

IWB/SOB (palm out draw) at 5:30 (over the kidney not the spine) FIST, INC.

OWB at 3:30 FIST, INC.
 

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I carry one of three ways, and I'm on the chunky side...

IWB at 3:30... FIST, INC.

IWB/SOB (palm out draw) at 5:30 (over the kidney not the spine) FIST, INC.

OWB at 3:30 FIST, INC.
So, just curious, with the FIST SOB holster, what is the difference/benefit of not just taking another IWB holster, lets use a Galco stow n go as an example, and getting an opposite handed draw and placing it SOB? It seems that a lot of SOB holsters are just clip in opposite hand draws, I have seen a few that have the mag pointing up that seem more uncomfortable but safer on the draw... Thanks for any feedback!

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Collin
 

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Advice for fluffy persons.

Joey, Crossbreed Supertuck IWB. WOW! It is the best, I am 5'10'' and weigh 305# I used to weigh 324, still a work in progress, I carry a Glock 19 at 4 o'clock. I wear an under shirt and then my outer shirt, be it a t-shirt or polo or button down. The holster allows for the outer shirt to be tucked in and between it and your pants. It does need a break-in period, I used saddle soap and wore it around the house, do not wear it without the weapon holstered. I ordered the horse hide due to the humid climate here in Texas. I tried an ankle holster but my gut will not allow me to stoop or bend far and fast enough to draw properly.
 

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Welcome...

from Central Florida!


So, just curious, with the FIST SOB holster, what is the difference/benefit of not just taking another IWB holster, lets use a Galco stow n go as an example, and getting an opposite handed draw and placing it SOB? It seems that a lot of SOB holsters are just clip in opposite hand draws, I have seen a few that have the mag pointing up that seem more uncomfortable but safer on the draw... Thanks for any feedback!

Cheers,
Collin
I tried that approach for a cross-draw and the angle was not the same...does that make sense?
I believe that the grip angle would not be correct for an effective draw.
I already have about 1/2 dozen of this Fist SOB holster for various guns and they work very well. I can pull a firearm from this position almost as quickly as from the strong side. Additionally, I can actually put my hand on the gun (in a parking lot) and no one can tell what I'm grabbing...can't do that with strong side.

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from Central Florida!




I tried that approach for a cross-draw and the angle was not the same...does that make sense?
I believe that the grip angle would not be correct for an effective draw.
I already have about 1/2 dozen of this Fist SOB holster for various guns and they work very well. I can pull a firearm from this position almost as quickly as from the strong side. Additionally, I can actually put my hand on the gun (in a parking lot) and no one can tell what I'm grabbing...can't do that with strong side.

ret :31:
Totally makes sense and answers my question, thank you! I am just doing research right now(CPL class next week :hand10:), and from what I have seen online, I couldn't tell the difference between the angles, which I am sure must make all the difference! Thanks for the insight! I am glad I have a couple months to get this whole holster thing figured out(and budgeted properly!).

Cheers,
Collin
 

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I am 6'1" weight 300lbs and currently use a Milt Sparks VM2 to carry my Springfield XD45C at the 4 o'clock position. I was using a Galco Summer Comfort Holster until I purchased my VM2.
You can not go wrong with the VM2 it spreads the weight out evenly on you belt and you do not have a large bulg from the barrel.
Here is a picture of my Sig P229 w/Galco IWB.
 

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I don't have any pics at present, but I highly recommend the Crossbreed Supertuck for IWB. I'm plenty overweight (working on that) but the ST makes my XD .45 Service disappear.


It's also comfortable enough that I forget I'm carrying after a while.
Just my $.02
+1!!! I am 6'0 280+. I stop counting my weight after this point and add a plus for the few extra possible pounds I think I gained recently.

:haha: :rofl: :smile:
_But anyways, I own this same brand Holster and carry my Glock 26 quite comfortably IWB. I dont even have a conceal carry gun belt(Old worn out Duty Man, not made for anything more than holding up britches), and its still is comfy. Get a Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe, and you will not regret it! Im ordering my gunbelt from them as well very soon :santaclaus:.





 

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My Double Clip/Snap works for IWB for the around the middle challenged. Most common comment from customers, "It is the most comfortable IWB I have ever used."

For OWB, The Slide is what I use.

My name says it all "Burly" and all my holsters have "Side Guards" to protect your side from the gun. :image035:
 

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I am one of the full-size adults on this forum (6'4" and 400lbs); I currently use a tuckable IWB to good effect (see http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/defensive-carry-holsters-carry-options/86185-pic-request-cc-suit.html post #6 and http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/defensive-carry-holsters-carry-options/59289-post-pics-your-home-made-kydex-holsters.html posts #6 and #12). I've also been very pleased with a homemade SmartCarry used with a bobbed-hammer revolver (see http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulletin/defensive-carry-holsters-carry-options/74762-homebrew-smartcarry.html).
 

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Alot of people that are large seem to forget that you can hide a handgun very easy if you dress correctly. I know I am a large person. When I drive my Ford Escort to work I have to take it off and put it on for work. My crew laugh there butts off in the parking lot:hand5: untill we go to the gas pump that is when I do the laughing:rolleyes:
 

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I am 6'4" 350is and really new to ccw, but have found that the holsters that ride lower and cover the slide are what work best for me. Right now my 19 is in a DeSantis Pro Stealth which I find rather comfortable though not with an extra magazine in place. I have a Bianchi 100 Professional Holster coming that I hope will be good as well.
 
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