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I’m 6’ and 235lbs. I’m working with a G43 in a Vedder LightTuck with a Blue Alpha belt. I really need help settling on a carry position. Somewhere between 3-4 o’clock is decently comfortable but I feel like it prints so much. All I can see in photos is the gun bulge.

I feel like I should be able to easily conceal a G43 as a bigger guy, what am I doing wrong?? Do I have pointy hips or something that sticks the gun out more than normal?
 

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There’s no perfect fit for everyone. I carry anywhere from about 3:45 to 4:30. It just depends on what pants and more importantly what particular shirt I’m wearing that day. I’m also less concerned than many about printing. I don’t want to be obvious but if someone were to look hard enough they’d probably figure out I’m carrying. I’ve learned that you don’t carry around your dress, but you dress around your carry. Every clothing decision I make is always determined first by carry. Patterns on shirts and darker colors really can make a difference on printing.
 

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You see it print because you're looking for it to print. Slight forward cant at 3:00-4:00 works for me with loose clothing.
 
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I’m 6’ and 235lbs. I’m working with a G43 in a Vedder LightTuck with a Blue Alpha belt. I really need help settling on a carry position. Somewhere between 3-4 o’clock is decently comfortable but I feel like it prints so much. All I can see in photos is the gun bulge.

I feel like I should be able to easily conceal a G43 as a bigger guy, what am I doing wrong?? Do I have pointy hips or something that sticks the gun out more than normal?
I'd try a hybrid type holster with two clips. I have found that at your carry position a two clip holster gets pulled into your body in a way that a single clip holster can't. I have Vedder Lightucks for all my guns and they are great holster for Appendix carry not so much for traditional hip carry. I recommend Hidden Hybrid Holsters they make a great hybrid holster. Anyway that's been my experience your mileage may vary
 

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Busy designs printed on your shirt combined with a forward cant.
 
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Post a couple of pics with the gun on, so we can see if you're actually printing, or just think you're printing.

I’m 6’ and 235lbs. I’m working with a G43 in a Vedder LightTuck with a Blue Alpha belt. I really need help settling on a carry position. Somewhere between 3-4 o’clock is decently comfortable but I feel like it prints so much. All I can see in photos is the gun bulge.

I feel like I should be able to easily conceal a G43 as a bigger guy, what am I doing wrong?? Do I have pointy hips or something that sticks the gun out more than normal?
 

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I’m 6’ and 235lbs. I’m working with a G43 in a Vedder LightTuck with a Blue Alpha belt. I really need help settling on a carry position. Somewhere between 3-4 o’clock is decently comfortable but I feel like it prints so much. All I can see in photos is the gun bulge.

I feel like I should be able to easily conceal a G43 as a bigger guy, what am I doing wrong?? Do I have pointy hips or something that sticks the gun out more than normal?
Have your tried adjusted the cant and position where it tucks the grip behind your "love handle" on whichever side you carry? This is about 5 o'clock for me. I have a very inexpensive Kydex IWB holster with a spring clip that is my "grab and go" holster for the G43 that slides inside the waistband of my pants and just disappears. I normally wear an Armor leather belt that is kept pretty snug, and the pistol and holster are pulled into my side.
 

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Shorter and heavier than OP.
What works for me is 2:30 with about 25° can't. My IWB is always in that position, usually a Full-size Beretta PX4.
Closer at hand for draw. Easier to defend against a grab. More comfortable and less obvious when sitting, even in a vehicle. Easier to draw when seated, even in a vehicle. Easier to draw from a crouch, just as easy when standing straight. Cover garmet doesn't ride up when crouching or kneeling, exposing firearm.
This is what I have found works 'for me", even when I was skinny.


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I’m 6’ and 235lbs. I’m working with a G43 in a Vedder LightTuck with a Blue Alpha belt. I really need help settling on a carry position. Somewhere between 3-4 o’clock is decently comfortable but I feel like it prints so much. All I can see in photos is the gun bulge.

I feel like I should be able to easily conceal a G43 as a bigger guy, what am I doing wrong?? Do I have pointy hips or something that sticks the gun out more than normal?
That Vedder appears to be a straight drop set-up. Straight drop is great for appendix carry, in my experience, but not so great on the side. When I carried at 3:00, I needed about twenty-five degrees forward cant to bring the grip forward so it didn't stick out like a gym bag through my cover garment. You can change the cant yourself simply by drilling another rear mounting hole for the clip at the desired angle.
 

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Well I was 5-10 and 240lb for many years but with time today I'm 5-9 and 208 and have always carried at 3:00 going back 34 or 35 years . I also learned years ago I HATE Kydex only holsters, HATE them . Might be you know you can't carry that hard arsed holster on your hip bone so make some changes maybe like that holster .

I carry a lw commander or a m&p 4.25 40sw in a Comp-Tac MTAC mostly but also have another older model from Comp-tac I still use some and the Colt can be concealed under a carhart force delmont T shirt as these T's have a 2" wider waistline to them than most regular T's or most any other . I also wear square tail button downs from red cap shirts that fit nicely , more of a general wear shirt to guayabera linen shirts when out with my wife . My arm aids with concealment too . The MTAC is easy to adjust for carry height and cant angle too .

My wife is a little 5-2 lady and carry's ether a p365xl or kimber ultra but she prefers a stealthgear vent core mini > shes not a wider hipped gal so she can get away CC at 3:00 also . Both holsters are a hybrid design that offer a flexible material against the skin and kydex to keep the holster open when practicing draw and fire drills . I have 18 or 19 years with Comp-Tac hybrid designs and my wife bought her stealthgear hybrid 6 or maybe 7 years ago and we are 66 years old today .
I still find my self doing elbow checks some time durring the AM hours to besure I have my pistol in the holster as I do not notice the holster or pistol . carrying over long dawn to dusk days are not a problem along with CC while driving .
Belts - I wear a 25 year old 1.5" double thick JayPee belt no longer made . Its held up well and does the job . My wife has a beltman belt made mostly like mine .

I clean and condition my leather hybrid holsters back half like any good leather product . Warm water and a good rag will take care of most cleaning needs to leather but a small amount of saddle soap once or twice a years for a more serious cleaning and saddle butter to condition the leather . The stealthgear ventcore is washer friendly . Take it apart and wash the back side . Air dry's over night .

So Start with a adjustable hybrid holster then its up to you to figure it out . Comp-tac hbelt clips offer most adjustment to some holster . I have one pair of there belt C-clips that are 18 or 19 year old . Wife uses them on her stealthgear hybrid .
 

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That Vedder appears to be a straight drop set-up. Straight drop is great for appendix carry, in my experience, but not so great on the side. When I carried at 3:00, I needed about twenty-five degrees forward cant to bring the grip forward so it didn't stick out like a gym bag through my cover garment. You can change the cant yourself simply by drilling another rear mounting hole for the clip at the desired angle.
Light Tucks are adjustable for height and for cant to 30 degrees in either direction.
I think that is one reason they are so popular - beside being so well made.
 
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Light Tucks are adjustable for height and for cant to 30 degrees in either direction.
I think that is one reason they are so popular - beside being so well made.
I just ordered my second Vedder holster. Both OWB versions. I’m pretty happy with my current IWB from Alien Gear but I could see trying one from Vedder
 

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When I have tried carry at 3:00 it puts the gun right on the point of my hip bone. it is both uncomfortable, and sticks way out.
If I move the gun back to the 5:00 position it carries better, but is hard to reach for a good draw, and impossible to reholster. It also puts the slide and muzzle behind the rear pocket making that impossible to use also.
But I found there is a sweet spot between 3:30 and 4:30 that puts the gun right behind the hip bone, and the muzzle right between the front and rear pockets. It does not interfere with access to either pocket. It puts the gun in a hollow spot . and then I adjust the ride height to put the grip right under my love handle. It lets all of my natural bulges create a hiding spot for the gun.
After that I wear an under shirt the same color as the grip, and a busy cover shirt. It makes the gun disappear. No lumps, no bumps, no worries!
Spend some time in front of a mirror with just the gun tucked into your belt. Move it forward and back, and then up and down to find your spot before trying holsters. Once you have found the spot, height, and cant, Then pick a new holster to give you that position.

Good Luck, DR
 

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A couple of thoughts, then real life observation:
Thoughts: BigTexican
...i have found wearing darker (Navy Blue/Black) tshirts really does hide well.
and Hoganbeg
Busy designs printed on your shirt ...
are spot on (pardon the pun). Tight, white, light colors enhance the perceived print.

Observation 1: [note the perceived above] I'm fairly convinced that in most societal interactions i.e., grocery stores, malls, office buildings, public streets, etc, the average person (that is not you) would not notice a slightly concealed LAWS rocket. I exaggerate, but not much. The run of the mill sheeple have no concept of an armed society and aren't attuned to look for or identify a bulge.
Observation 2: if you are lawfully carrying concealed, so be it. If I stretch to reach something high on a Walmart shelf and my IWB peeks out ... so what? I'm legal, even in the event the 1 in a thousand sheep notice. To the point that I'm considering going to a comfortable OWB under a t-shirt or lightly buttoned shirt/jacket.

-jb, IMHO, and please skip the "brandishing" that isn't a thing :D
 

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I buddy I worked , hunted and fished with durring my CC years came up to me one day after about 22 years CC' and asked how I felt about concealed carry as he was thinking about taking a class . I raised my shirt and the look on his face was a look of total surprise . Don't assuming anything about CC . Our youngest daughter is a 5-5 112lb chef . Do to her clothing she wears a band type holster . A son in law is borderline 6' and all of 16-lb skinny arse and wears a MTAC at 3:30 with a tp-40 kahr in it . His wife , our oldest daughter is 5-9 and 152 lb and wears a s&w 669 in a crossbreed iwb that she has added belt clip holes too and cut away un needed leather !! She wears hers a,, well right in front of her hip bone , so 3:15 to 3:30 .

OP ya just have to find what works for you best . Ain't no best way to carry for all of us .
 

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I'm 6 ft 235. I carry between 3-4 o clock position. FBI cant, XXL shirts and have no problem concealing. Even in casinos.

Here is my Walther in a Comp-Tac Infidel Ultra Max IWB holster. My Ruger LC9S Pro conceals even better.

Jeans Hand Shoulder Neck Revolver


Jeans Sleeve Waist Jacket T-shirt
 
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