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Old 11-25-2012, 07:37   #1
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IWB causes problems with wallet?

Does anyone else have problems getting their wallet in and out of back pocket when wearing IWB holster at about 3:30?

I carry a Glock 23 in a Galco King Tuk at about 3:30. I have noticed that the barrel/bottom of the holster makes it harder to take my wallet in and out. I'm concerned about getting "made" when I'm fumbling to put my wallet back up in the line at the store.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:50   #2
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You could opt to carry the wallet in another pocket that does not interfere with your draw. I keep the wallet in my side pocket. I feel it is more secure there and it does not trigger sciatic pain there like keeping it in the back pocket does.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:52   #3
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I carry my CCW gun on my rights side. My wallet therefore goes in my left rear pocket. I don't want to draw attension anywhere near the firearm.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:55   #4
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You could opt to carry the wallet in another pocket that does not interfere with your draw. I keep the wallet in my side pocket. I feel it is more secure there and it does not trigger sciatic pain there like keeping it in the back pocket does.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:10   #5
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:11   #6
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:24   #7
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I have this issue sometimes when the pocket is sewn on the inside of the pants (I. E. Dress type pants) but if the pocket is sewn to the outside (I. E. Jeans) its not as bad. I've never found it to be enough of a problem to change position of either though.
I also live in an open carry state though, so if my firearm becomes visible for a brief moment while handling my wallet it's not that huge of a deal.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:27   #8
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I carry my CCW gun on my rights side. My wallet therefore goes in my left rear pocket. I don't want to draw attension anywhere near the firearm.
Well, I'm jumping on Smokin's post.

I carry my wallet opposite my gun. If I ever need to id myself I'm not reaching in the same area as my gun. And as stated above, I won't mistakenly flash it while reaching for my wallet.


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Old 11-25-2012, 11:04   #9
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Just carry a little closer to 3:00. Move the holster clockwise on you waist just enough to eliminate (or greatly reduce) the problem. Doing this will also make the gun easier to draw when sitting/seatbelted in a car.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:48   #10
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As others have said, there are reasons other than clearing your holster to carry on the off hand side. It keeps attention away from your handgun and it also frees your strong side hand to do what's needed instead of digging for your wallet if caught in a robbery.

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:59   #11
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I have this issue sometimes when the pocket is sewn on the inside of the pants (I. E. Dress type pants) but if the pocket is sewn to the outside (I. E. Jeans) its not as bad. I've never found it to be enough of a problem to change position of either though.
I also live in an open carry state though, so if my firearm becomes visible for a brief moment while handling my wallet it's not that huge of a deal.
I'm going to "ditto" this post, as it reflects my own experience.

I've simply learned how to fish my wallet out around the gun / holster. It's second nature now and not a problem.
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Old 11-25-2012, 14:37   #12
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I'm right handed and have always carried my wallet on my left. Not for tactical reasons, that's just the way I've become accustomed.

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Old 11-25-2012, 15:05   #13
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Damn, but I wish my wallet was as fat from being crammed full of credit cards and greenbacks as the OP's!
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Old 11-25-2012, 18:19   #14
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Send me your wallet. Problem solved!

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Old 11-25-2012, 18:33   #15
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Get a front pocket wallet....
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Old 11-25-2012, 19:06   #16
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Get a front pocket wallet....
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Old 11-25-2012, 19:27   #17
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There's a reason I carry my wallet in the cargo pocket on the leg of my shorts. It makes it easier to get to, and doesn't cause me back pains from sitting on it all day. Really surprised me too, since it's not thick at all. But my back hurts a lot less now that I don't have it in my back pocket.
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Old 11-25-2012, 21:21   #18
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Never understood how anyone could carry their wallet in a back pocket. Unless you never sit down I guess.
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Old 11-25-2012, 22:27   #19
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I switched back pockets that I carry the wallet in to avoid that issue.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:32   #20
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:09   #21
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Last night I changed the ride height on my iwb holster. I had it set to the lowest setting. I moved it up one notch. It is much easier to draw and holster now and it doesn't interfere with my wallet. I don't think it is any less concealable now. It is definitely more comfortable.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:15   #22
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Last night I changed the ride height on my iwb holster. I had it set to the lowest setting. I moved it up one notch. It is much easier to draw and holster now and it doesn't interfere with my wallet. I don't think it is any less concealable now. It is definitely more comfortable.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:19   #23
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I carry a card wallet in left front pocket and a money wallet in left rear. Gun is 3:00 right side IWB. 4" barrel .357Magnum revolver

No problem at all.
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Old 11-26-2012, 18:13   #24
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I'm right handed and have always carried my wallet on my left. Not for tactical reasons, that's just the way I've become accustomed.
Me too. I am right handed and always carried wallet in left rear pocket.

This also allows me to carry speed strip for BUG revolver in right rear pocket. When reloading revolver I hold revolver in left (weak hand) and use right hand to put in cartridges.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:53   #25
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I had problems with it & shifted the wallet to the left pocket.
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