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Old 10-01-2011, 17:27   #1
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Conceal Carrying a Glock 17 holsters and positions?

So I went to Cabelas today and purchased two holsters for my glock 17:
1.) Soft Armor Compak Shoulder Holster and Belt Holster
2.)DeSantis - The Insider (already have one for my Glock 19)

So far I haven't figured out how to properly wear the shoulder holster. I have used the DeSantis Insider in the past for conceal carry with my glock 19 and it worked good overall except for when sitting down to drive car etc.. a little uncomfortable. Anyways was wondering which position most you guys carry. I Personally find 2 oclock is most comfortable for me. It conceals well, comfortable while sitting down and driving;however it may not be the best drawing position as the gun sits on my right thigh... by the way I'm 5'9'' 165 lbs. So how do you guys carry your full size pistols(position, holster)?
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Old 10-01-2011, 18:38   #2
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I am also interested in reading the responses. I want to conceal my G19 but have found it a bit challenging to hide in "summer time clothes."
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Old 10-01-2011, 18:48   #3
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I use a horsehide iwb made by fellow GT member "theis" I carry it at 4:00 and a matching iwb mag pouch at 8:00. It's similar to a comp-tac mtac or a crossbreed but I like its thinner horsehide and has metal clips and his prices are much better.
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Old 10-01-2011, 23:39   #4
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I'vs found 2 to 3 oclock is the most comfortable and concealable for me. Anything rear of the hip sticks the butt if the gun out like a flag. I have some trouble getting the butt of the gun to not jam into the seat bolsters in the car with my glock 19, but just picked up a lc9 today which is slimmer and shorter and solves the problem completely. It really disappears on me too.
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Old 10-02-2011, 21:38   #5
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Sounds like you guys need to can't your gun forward more. If it is sticking out while carried in the 4 oclock position it may just need to be canted. I can carry a full size xdm without an issue at 4 o'clock IWB. I don't like the 2 o'clock idea just for comforts sake while sitting down.
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Old 10-02-2011, 22:13   #6
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I carry my Glock 17 in a Blade Tech IWB NANO holster at about 9:00 to 9:30 on the left side. It has a FBI cant on this holster and I can conceal it under a button up shirt or sweatshirt in the winter. Very comfortable to wear also as I have worn it for 16 hours a day pretty regularly.
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Old 10-02-2011, 22:20   #7
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Cant is the key to concealing a long grip. I like adjustable holsters so I can fine tune.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:13   #8
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Cant is the key to concealing a long grip. I like adjustable holsters so I can fine tune.
What do you mean by cant? I am curious because I just got a 17 and it will be my carry gun when I get my permit.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:21   #9
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What do you mean by cant? I am curious because I just got a 17 and it will be my carry gun when I get my permit.
Cant means the tilt of the gun in the holster. Some holsters are adjustable, and you can tilt the grip forward so it is more or less vertical. This makes it so the grip does not stick out. Some non-adjustable holsters have more cant than others.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:24   #10
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What do you mean by cant? I am curious because I just got a 17 and it will be my carry gun when I get my permit.
Holster pic with forward cant. Some like it, I don't. I prefer a straight drop holster.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:58   #11
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from the pic above, i like about half of that cant. i still conceal my 17 fairly well under just a t-shirt and it is well concealed under a light jacket.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:03   #12
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Warz, please don't take offense, but that is alot of gun to conceal, with comfort, to someone your size.

That being said, you have to find what position, and holster combo works best for you, and that gun. I prefer a sub compact for the comfort.

I tried to conceal my 17 daily, and could do it, with the sacrifice of comfort. The weight got old after a few months. Also, everytime I sat down it jabbed me in the leg.
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Old 10-03-2011, 19:31   #13
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The 17 is a little uncomfortable getting in and out of a car with.Especially if the car sits low.For that reason I will sometimes carry a 640 when I know I will be getting in and out of a car alot.I don't notice it as much getting in and out of a pick up as much.But yes, the foreward cant will help with this.
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Old 10-03-2011, 20:35   #14
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A Kramer #3 will all but make it disappear.
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Old 10-03-2011, 20:39   #15
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Good Lord, I don't see ccing a 17 to be comfortable .. I often carry a 23 and i think that's about as big as i would go, but best of luck with holster shopping
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Old 10-03-2011, 21:22   #16
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I use a galco combat master, bladetech iwb, mtac, and a safariland FBI holster (forgot model #) with a wilderness 5 stich instructor belt. out of these options, I can conceal 17/22 with just a tshirt and shorts in the AZ summer. I am 5'7 @ 160 lbs. No spare tire, but I can conceal effectively.


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Old 10-04-2011, 16:25   #17
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I prefer a Kramer #2 at 3:00
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Old 10-04-2011, 17:43   #18
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from the pic above, i like about half of that cant. i still conceal my 17 fairly well under just a t-shirt and it is well concealed under a light jacket.
Yeah I don't like that holster very much. I carry at 3:00 and find straight drop to suit me the best. I've since cut the thumb break off.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:34   #19
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I often carry my G17 without a holster just to the left of my large belt buckle. It is almost totally invisible, with no print at all. I carry @ Condition 1.5.
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