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Old 05-10-2022, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default IWB or OWB holster?

Looking for a new carry holster for my Beretta Nano. I donít love the one I have. You have to cinch your belt extra tight so it doesnít flop around while carrying.
Iíve always carried OWB but Iím interested in IWB. Anyone have any recommendations for either?


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Old 05-10-2022, 06:44 PM   #2
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Your belt makes a tremendous difference. A heavy stiff belt is what you need no matter if IWB or OWB. Mine are made by Kore.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:06 PM   #3
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Your belt makes a tremendous difference. A heavy stiff belt is what you need no matter if IWB or OWB. Mine are made by Kore.
gunbelts.com/gun-belt-1-5-wide-leather-with-core-14-oz

6 years and belt is like new, really tough and no sag with owb holster.

No flop, only belt that holds a holster up due to it's own rigidity.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:27 PM   #4
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I use both, depending on how I dress and where I’m going. I agree on the steel core belts, but I also have to cinch the belt up pretty tight or it sags. Lots of good options out there for either kind. Wright Leather or D. M. Bullard for OWB are what I use mostly but Azula makes a decent holster at a low price. IWB holsters are a different animal, most are made of Kydex. They have no soul, but they definitely work. I haven’t used enough different ones to have a preference.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:32 PM   #5
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+1 on the belt- Nano should be very reasonable to carry in many methods. Avoid the extra cinch if you can... it can create back and hip pain. I love OWB carry IF I can reasonably conceal. There are hundreds of good holster makers out there. For Kydex, I like Dara. For leather, I love TT Gunleather. But you will find many choices and I'm sure a lot of them are just as good as the makers I wear.

For comfort, nothing beats pocket carry, IMHO.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:32 PM   #6
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If you want to try a Texas belt maker, I really like my belt from Better Belt USA. They are based in Houston, IIRC.
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Old 05-10-2022, 08:11 PM   #7
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gunbelts.com/gun-belt-1-5-wide-leather-with-core-14-oz

6 years and belt is like new, really tough and no sag with owb holster.

No flop, only belt that holds a holster up due to it's own rigidity.
Thank you for that link! Awesome belts
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Old 05-10-2022, 08:57 PM   #8
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Sounds like I need to try a wider , stiffer belt.
Thanks for the recommendations.


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Old 05-10-2022, 09:01 PM   #9
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I'm 100 lbs over weight and use an Urban carry set up

Belt -

https://urbancarryholsters.com/heavy-duty-gun-belt.html

You need IWB Holster 215

https://urbancarryholsters.com/order...b-holster.html

One day I'll lose this weight and can carry appendix.
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Old 05-10-2022, 09:07 PM   #10
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Also are you thinking leather, kydex, or hybrid?

What position?

Belt makes a huge difference, but if you are going the kydex route the mounting hardware will make or break the holster. I've made my fair share of kydex holsters and if you have any questions I can help if you have any questions in regards to kydex and/or hybrid.

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Old 05-13-2022, 08:00 PM   #11
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I use Crossbreed IWB for most of my carry options. Depending on pistol I have a Reckoning, MiniTuck and SuperTuck. I probably wouldn't get the SuperTuck again - just too large based on other options.
I have one custom leather for a CZ that I love but weight means I usually grab something else first.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:04 PM   #12
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Kydex iwb appendix carry. I wear shorts with draw strings and it does fine.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:47 PM   #13
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OWB, and a Kydex-type paddle holster. Is pretty comfortable too and is always stable. Just too much trouble for me to fool with a belt-thru-holster.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:49 PM   #14
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I use kydex from JM Custom Kydex (based near Sherman) and from C&G Holsters, both IWB with a wing. Belt is relatively rigid nylon from The Wilderness, it is fantastic. Also have a thick double-layer leather belt from Lenwood Leather for OWB carry, but most of mine is appendix IWB and for me that works better with a stiff nylon belt.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:56 PM   #15
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Holster opinions from other people give you a direction to look but, everyone likes their pants,shoes and hats to fit different. Same with a holster

I have IWB,OWB and appendix for the same gun. OWB is kydex, IWB and appendix are hybrid.

A good belt helps but doesn't have to have a steel liner. My duty rig probably weighs 25# and I use the same belt off duty as on

In short, order something that has a free return period till you find what you like

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Old 05-13-2022, 11:17 PM   #16
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Holster opinions from other people give you a direction to look but, everyone likes their pants,shoes and hats to fit different. Same with a holster

I have IWB,OWB and appendix for the same gun. OWB is kydex, IWB and appendix are hybrid.

A good belt helps but doesn't have to have a steel liner. My duty rig probably weighs 25# and I use the same belt off duty as on

In short, order something that has a free return period till you find what you like

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What belt? Thanks for the info.


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Old 05-13-2022, 11:26 PM   #17
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Glaco gun leather belt, I worn the same galco belt for 8+ years everyday including at work and its still great. Very high quality belts
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Old 05-14-2022, 05:37 AM   #18
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What belt? Thanks for the info.


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