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Old 01-14-2019, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Concealed OWB holster options?

What do you use that is the most comfortable and still does not print much, with just a shirt covering?
Must have some type of sweat guard unless it is held away from the body.
Also it would be nice if you did not have to wear an undershirt.

Right now my Fobus paddle is the most comfortable, but prints badly.
Maybe a leather pancake or a belt Kydex?
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:09 AM   #2
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Leather pancakes will usually fit tighter to the body and have less to snag on. Look at TT Gunleather. He makes an awesome holster with a quick turn around and is a really nice guy. I also really like the Wilson Combat OWB leather holsters.

I kind of lean more towards Kydex these days just due to consistency. Leather can change due to heat, humidity etc. I have a JM kydex version 1 that I really like and carry everyday. Would definitely recommend it and they have quick ship options with little wait time.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:09 AM   #3
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Bianchi 77
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:17 PM   #4
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Anyone else?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:40 PM   #5
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I wear a Pro Carry Belt Ride with a slide guard from the Holster Store. It sits tight to the body and doesnt print. Very comfortable.

https://www.theholsterstore.net/Pro-...procarrybr.htm
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:30 PM   #6
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I got a cheap leather one from academy. Carry a g23 . Itís comfortable. I normally wear a long shirt or a vest to cover it .
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:37 PM   #7
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https://www.bravoconcealment.com/

https://www.versacarry.com/



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Old 01-14-2019, 09:41 PM   #8
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I wear a Pro Carry Belt Ride with a slide guard from the Holster Store. It sits tight to the body and doesnt print. Very comfortable.

https://www.theholsterstore.net/Pro-...procarrybr.htm
I really like the looks of this one. What is a slide guard?

I use a Bravo kydex right now. I'm happy with it and it sits well. BTW- i am female so my womanly hips can help or hinder profiling based on where i carry. Front carry is guaranteed to jut out more, but on my 4:00 appendix works well
https://www.bravoconcealment.com/col...x-gun-holsters

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #9
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The slide guard is a little flap that is extended up on the body side of the holster to keep the slide and safety (if your gun has one) from touching your skin. I highly recommend that as well. I have several of these for different pistols I own and carry. I also appendix carry in about the 4:00 position.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:58 PM   #10
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Anyone ever seen this one? Their newest creation.
I like the design, plus they use Kydex and then cover/sew leather over it.

https://tuckergunleather.com/deep-carry-dc-1/
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:29 PM   #11
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My Versacarry leather is very comfortable and I donít have to wear an undershirt with it





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Old 01-16-2019, 07:26 AM   #12
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Bravo Concealment all the way.
They even have some new paddle attachments so you can just clip the holster on over the top and it be locked in instead of threading belt through it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:27 AM   #13
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I have been caring concealed since 1981,,, a heck of a lot longer than most,, a nylon pancake is far more comfortable than any leather holster for concealed... they can also be washed in the need should arise,( primarily if you sweat a lot ), not so much a leather one... a nylon with loops on the outside so you can wear it under the belt it also helps retain the pistol well..

I have had pretty much every style ever made, kydex, leather, owb, iwb, shoulder, ankle, none at all, clip on the belts,,,, the nylon pancake is the clear winner for concealment and comfort

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Old 01-16-2019, 04:12 PM   #14
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I the nylon pancake is the clear winner for concealment and comfort
Which ones do you recommend?
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:13 PM   #15
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I have seen those but was worried about retention on that style of holster.
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:21 PM   #16
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I use a Bianchi #5 for my G23. Mine is well broke in and soft as a babys rear end. I sometimes forget it is on. Some don't like this style because the barrel is exposed.

https://www.amazon.com/Bianchi-Black...ords=bianchi+5
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:10 PM   #17
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Which ones do you recommend?
i have not seen a lot of quality difference between brands. I have used uncle mikes, bianchi and, one other i can not recall the name of right now,, the uncle mikes sidekick size 0 is what i currently use,, i have carried a lot of different pistols in it also,,, full sized 1911's , compact 1911's, 4 different Kahr's , a couple of kel teck's, even a small snub nose revolver a couple of times although that fit is not real good..
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:10 PM   #18
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Which ones do you recommend?
pm me a # and i will send a couple of pics,,, just did a quick search and blackhawk and barsony both offer the style i prefer,,,,

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Old 01-16-2019, 06:25 PM   #19
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Clinger holsters make some real good holsters. They have a sweat guard. They hug real close to the body and create good concealment. They have been the best one I have had.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:13 AM   #20
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Anyone that sells this will never get my business.

https://www.barsonyholsters.com/new-...-pistols-32-2/
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:51 AM   #21
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Anyone that sells this will never get my business.

https://www.barsonyholsters.com/new-...-pistols-32-2/
well good for you,,, i guess..... kinda lame reason for anything,, but whatever
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:23 AM   #22
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My Versacarry leather is very comfortable and I donít have to wear an undershirt with it





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Just saw this and it's exactly what I've been looking for. Got on the versacarry website and they are running a $50 off code right now.

Get the OWB holster and a good belt for $60 after shipping!

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Old 01-17-2019, 10:23 AM   #23
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:23 PM   #24
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I have seen those but was worried about retention on that style of holster.
Initially holster is very tight. I put mag and pistol in it and let it form for a couple of days and now itís just right. Happy so far.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:37 PM   #25
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Anyone that sells this will never get my business.

https://www.barsonyholsters.com/new-...-pistols-32-2/

What am I missing?
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:46 PM   #26
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What am I missing?
I wouldn't want that holster either, it carries your mag on the strong side, exactly 180 degrees from where you need it. I don't know if that's what he was talking about though.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:52 PM   #27
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:59 PM   #28
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I love my DeSantis Speed Scabbard leather holster. I donít own an IWB since this one is so comfortable. Once the leather gets worn in, you wonít even tell itís there. Doesnít lean or squeak. Highly recommended


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Old 01-17-2019, 10:28 PM   #29
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Make sure you get a good belt. A good holster with a bad belt and you will know it. Good luck, most people have a drawer full of holsters. Especially cops, always looking for the newest ones. I still prefer leather, good leather.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:48 PM   #30
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:56 PM   #31
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I have a full alien gear setup for my shield
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:10 AM   #32
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I love my DeSantis Speed Scabbard leather holster. I donít own an IWB since this one is so comfortable. Once the leather gets worn in, you wonít even tell itís there. Doesnít lean or squeak. Highly recommended


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I have the desantis style like this for a Glock 17 with a light. That's a big ole gun with the light. I bought it because it was cheap and pretty good quality. Only planned on using it at deer lease and tracking etc but I actually like it. Too big of a gun for me to carry every day but I wear it to and from hunting lease. Run I to gas stations, restaurant etc when on the trips there and it suprisingly conceals well with a just a long shirt.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:27 PM   #33
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I have a couple from Tucker Gunleather, the HF1 is my most comfortable.

https://tuckergunleather.com/hf1-belt-holster/
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:14 PM   #34
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I have a couple from Tucker Gunleather, the HF1 is my most comfortable.
I like Tuckers products, but hard for me to spend $100+ for a holster, on a $285 M&P Shield pistol. My 1911 is another story.

I think I might try the Bravo since it gets great reviews and is relatively cheap.
Also their optional dual clip pancake paddles are supposed to keep it really close.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:19 PM   #35
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Make sure you get a good belt. A good holster with a bad belt and you will know it. Good luck, most people have a drawer full of holsters.
Unfortunately from past experience on other pistols, I have a few.

I have been using the 5.11 Tactical belts for years and love their versatility.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:33 PM   #36
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How good are those belts? Holster looks nice. Just bought a G19 and am looking for a new carry rig for it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:13 PM   #37
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I ordered the Versacarry last night. Will let y’all know how it goes.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:20 AM   #38
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I ordered the Versacarry last night. Will let yíall know how it goes.
Sorry for the delayed response. I carry a shield in mine. I love the belts ability to hold the weight vs a regular belt. I will say that like most leather products it is very stiff at first and takes a little to break it in. I was happy that it fits in regular belt loops(cinch) just fine without a struggle.

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