Skip to comments.Concealed carry holsters? (Vanity)
Posted on 08/28/2011 6:15:47 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck
I have always used a belly bag for concealed carry, but I am thinking about leather holsters now. Input sought.
Not certain what you are looking for. I would recommend a clip type mounted on side of holster.
Got Milt Sparks. Looking into Crossbreed.
My concealed carry instructor said the only people who carried in fanny packs were either gay or didn’t know it was 2011.
What are you carrying? The size and shape of the gun means a lot.
Crossbreeds are already picked-out and on my shopping list for immediate purchase (as soon as I actually have disposable income again, hopefully soon after Inauguration Day 2013 ;-)
What kind of firearm are you trying to conceal?
On what kind of physique? (Be honest, now.)
No one can really advise you without knowing the exact weapon that you are carrying......
Of course, I don't have much to worry about because Arizona has open carry and Constitutional carry and defensive display laws.
Another system that I often use while driving is a fanny pack with the seat belt positioned under the fanny pack. This insures that the gun stays with me if I have to brake hard or have a collision.
Holsters are very personal things. You will have to try some and see if they work for you.
DO NOT use a left-handed holster on your right side.
Consider your draw, and you’ll see that you’ll be sweeping your right kidney and spine as you draw. This, combined with the need to slide your hand between your body and the pistol to grasp it, makes for a very clumsy and dangerous draw.
A good right-hand IWB can be positioned at the 4:30 position (over your right buttock) and will be much easier (and safer) to grasp and draw. My Raven Concealment Phantom IWB with belt loops works PERFECTLY with my Glock 19. However, they’ve become so popular that there’s about a four month wait. Yes, they’re that good.
Read up on this one
Kinda pricey though
I have tried many methods of carry, any IWB I've tried is painful, small of the back is uncomfortable when I sit. Any method of carry that is uncomfortable, I'm not intrested. I prefer a pocket holster in the front pants pocket. It is comfortable in a hot climate, it doesn't get in the way. When I switched to pocket carry 10 years ago, I didn't have a gun that would fit in my pocket, I had to buy a snub nose revolver, I now have several.
This guy does quality work...
Put it anywhere inside the belt. No belt clip required. A very “sticky” material keeps in place.
I’ve tried just about everything, IWB is probably the most concealable, but the little Yaqui Slide is OK, too. As of late, I’ve been carrying a full size 1911 in the Beltster, which is made right here in Texas. It is a belt with a molded loop on it, and the gun can be taken out, and it does’nt show as a holster. I position it with the muzzle tucked down in the back pocket of my jeans, and with shirttail out, I’m ready to go. There are some IWB holsters that can be worn with the shirttail in, but they are somewhat hard to access the gun then. I have carried a small of back (SOB) holster some, but don’t care for it when driving. They are fine for “stand up” jobs such as clerks might have, but they have limited use for me.
Most IWB holsters will “print” to some degree, if you bend over, but I don’t let that concern me here in TX, as long as the gun stays covered up.
If you choose one of the SOB holsters, Ihave a Galco and can recommend it, it is a well made leather holster that will last many years.
It’s nice to run into another fan of the venerable CZ-82. Nice grips.
What do you carry? I usually carry a Kel-Tec P32 and use a small wallet-carry holster in my right-rear pocket. Looks just like I’m reaching for my wallet, but instead it comes out with 8 shots on tap.
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