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Let me first apologize because I know there are hundreds of threads addressing this. I DID read many of them, but just need some personalized advice…

My main CC weapons are a Kahr P9, S&W air weight revolver (the one with the shrouded hammer) and my recent addition is a Glock 42. I also have an HK P2000sk with .40/.357 sig barrels (for when I want to up the stopping power for a night) but I hardly carry that as its a bit of a brick to me.

Anyway, I've always carried IWB and usually at 5:00. But its just never gotten any more comfortable for me over time. I've experimented with a few holsters on many of the firearms and different positions too. One main issue is that I drive a lot. Sitting makes IWB really uncomfortable and I don't like removing the weapon when I get in and out of the car.

My most comfortable holster for the HK is a CB supertuck. The revolver is probably the easiest one to carry in a simple elite holster, same with the P9. But I got the G42 in hopes of it replacing the Kahr as my almost every day carry. But now i'm wondering if carrying OWB might just be the better way to go.

So any recommendations on nice holsters for the G42, or any of my other weapons (and advice on a good gun belt) for IWB or OWB are greatly appreciated. FYI, I'm a fairly big guy (6 3" 205) and, again, I do a lot of driving. I do generally wear untucked shirts but I've always thought that OWB wouldn't be a smart option in this unfriendly gun state.

Thanks in advance!
 

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The CB SuperTuk and Galco KingTuk are both pretty comfortable and very similar. I carry more at the 3:30 to 4 position and while driving don't find them uncomfortable. I can see that the 5:00 would be very uncomfortable as you mentioned.
 

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I not a fan of cross bread . The super tuck was my first hybrid and soon replaced my a comp-tac neutral 11 years ago . Bought for a cw9 kahr and used with that kydex body for a tp40 kahr and several 1911's . Now with a body change a p320c sig and still a good rig . I never carried as far back as 5:00 . More like 3:30 to 4:00 .

As small as your kahr a glock 42 is a simple holster like Foxx Holster has with there Deluxe Trapp or there Little hybrid will work . Both will cant 20* in both directions and have some vertical adjustment . You might find you can carry ether the glock or kahr around a 1:30 to 2:00 position with the grip lay to the rear so its parallel to your belt. Bending over or driving works well and drawing for a sitting position needs no extra body movement .


OWB - First choice would be Nelson Holsters . Budget choice - mitch rozen express line and ross leather .

Buy a Wolff RP striker spring for a 1lb lighter trigger pull . My kahrs have several thousand rounds thru the wolff rp spring and totally reliable with 5lb + or - a few oz trigger pull .
 

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About 6 months ago a buddy in the Customs and Border Patrol told he's a huge fan of cheapo Uncle Mikes holsters in an appendix carry for his P2000sk. I got an UM and tried it with my Glock 26 and was an instant convert. It's comfortable whether sitting or standing and very accessible.

That said, for a Glock 42 you should look into a pocket holster. Very confortable and easily accessible.
 

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This is not so much a "what hoster" to use reply as it is how I deal with holsters and guns in my car.

If I am going to be in the car a lot, or getting in and out of the car a lot, and if weather (and therefore clothing) permits I use a shoulder harness.

But usually I use a "stickey" holster and carry at 5 o'clock like you. When I get in the car, I place the weapon in the door tray which is deep enough to totally hide the weapon yet exceedingly easy if i need to grab it quick, like for a car jacker.

I know that laws can influence where you can carry in a car, and if loaded etc. It isn't an issue in Alabama. Also if you have kids, then my method should not be used. But for me, it works.
 

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Let me first apologize because I know there are hundreds of threads addressing this. I DID read many of them, but just need some personalized advice…

My main CC weapons are a Kahr P9, S&W air weight revolver (the one with the shrouded hammer) and my recent addition is a Glock 42. I also have an HK P2000sk with .40/.357 sig barrels (for when I want to up the stopping power for a night) but I hardly carry that as its a bit of a brick to me.

Anyway, I've always carried IWB and usually at 5:00. But its just never gotten any more comfortable for me over time. I've experimented with a few holsters on many of the firearms and different positions too. One main issue is that I drive a lot. Sitting makes IWB really uncomfortable and I don't like removing the weapon when I get in and out of the car.

My most comfortable holster for the HK is a CB supertuck. The revolver is probably the easiest one to carry in a simple elite holster, same with the P9. But I got the G42 in hopes of it replacing the Kahr as my almost every day carry. But now i'm wondering if carrying OWB might just be the better way to go.

So any recommendations on nice holsters for the G42, or any of my other weapons (and advice on a good gun belt) for IWB or OWB are greatly appreciated. FYI, I'm a fairly big guy (6 3" 205) and, again, I do a lot of driving. I do generally wear untucked shirts but I've always thought that OWB wouldn't be a smart option in this unfriendly gun state.

Thanks in advance!
Tuck your elbow into your torso next time you shoot your AR15............




Take a look at Mikes Better Belts USA and Clinger holsters.
 

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I've been carrying my HK P2000 in a Stealthgear Onyx (IWB). Recently drove to/from Los Angeles (600 mile round trip) wearing the holster/gun the entire way. I think physique must have a lot to do with comfort especially when sitting in a car, but as long as I can stay where I am (6', 190 lbs) the gun is very easy to conceal and comfortable using that holster. I'm also finding that the holster/gun combination decides where it's going to be worn (3:00, 3:30....); if I put my holster in the wrong position it quickly corrects my error my rotating itself (and my pants) to the correct place.
 

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First... a wise man once said that carrying a gun is supposed to be comforting, not comfortable. While we obviously want to maximize comfort there is validity in the statement. Carrying around a heavy piece of metal (and plastic in some cases) will never be the most comfortable thing in the world. Getting used to it is often the true key in being comfortable.

I swear by this holster even though it has fallen out of favor by most in the last decade or so, and this belt (5 stitch, no polymer lining). From time to time I carry leather holsters rather than the kydex. Sometimes I'll wear a leather belt (usually Looper Leather). But this is the go to setup. I have one of these holsters for any gun I'll carry and am never let down.
 

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OP, for casual wear like khakis/jeans and a golf shirt..........I sometimes wear a OWB kydex zero cant holster just in front of my hip with a Shield 9 (I could not do this with a double stack handgun). It needs to ride high enough so that when you sit down in your vehicle the bottom of the holster does not hit your thigh. Your belt will need to be pretty stiff to keep the holster from wanting to tip out and print. It's like carrying appendix, but OWB and a little further back.

I'll say that having a above average chest size/width compared to your waist size helps the garment drape over the holstered gun when wearing it up front. If you are small chested and/or with no athletic body shape............it makes things a little harder in my experience.

My setup is a PER-SEC SYSTEMS holster with a infinitely adjustable ARES GEAR Aegis belt

A leather version would be something like the Mitch Rosen Upper Limit/Express

 

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When I carried my G19 it was in a http://3speedholster.com/#oid=1003_1 . Worn AIWB

Now I carry a G17 gen 4 in a Appalachian Concealment "Gladius"



I love AIWB carry !


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Some of the f this may depend on your activities out of the car. I use a lanyarded trigger guard hols when I drive a lot. I have a crossbreed vanguard 2 for me G17 and a MIC for my LC9s. It is really nice for the smaller pistol, because I can run the lanyard behind my belt and over the pistol while staying holstered and seated in the car. Works th same way coming off. That way I can keep it in the center console when I'm driving. Also makes a good backpack holster.

I know that is not OWB, but I have found that when row better for me.
 

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Thanks to everyone for the replies. I've read them all. For the past couple weeks I've been carrying the G42 in a very basic elite IWB holster. Per a couple guys suggestions all I did differently was change my carrying position. This weapon is great at 4:00 for me. I don't even notice it when I'm driving. In fact I had one of those panic moments last week when I didn't think I had it on me and couldn't recall securing the firearm at home. It was right on my hip.

Thanks again
 
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