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Old 10-17-2012, 21:23   #1
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can you convert a Glock Sport-Combat OWB holster to an IWB

Good day all!

I'm new here and is about to purchase a Glock Sport-Combat holster for my G19. Just wondering if it could be converted into an IWB holster. There are quite a lot of holsters holsters that may be used as both IWB and OWB but none are made by Glock. Could anyone help me on this.

Much appreciated, thanks and keep it safe all
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Old 10-17-2012, 22:47   #2
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First off, Welcome to the forum.
I can't imagine why it wouldn't work. Attach a leather loop to either side of the holster, stuff said holster in your pants, run your belt through the loops, and there you have it. May not be the best solution, but it should work until something better comes along. Good Luck.
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Old 10-18-2012, 00:07   #3
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I remember somebody posting a picture of their IWB conversion, so it's at least possible.
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Old 10-18-2012, 18:51   #4
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Thanks for the reply guys. Actually there are lots of custom made kydex holsters here that are both IWB and OWB and costs not as much. The thing is Glock holster carries the name that's why I am considering one if only I could use it both inside and outside the waist. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2012, 18:57   #5
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Yes, you can convert it. I've seen the plans, I think here not too long ago. It involves cutting one of the belt loops to fit outside your pants.
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Old 10-18-2012, 21:33   #6
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Not mine, but found it in about 2 seconds with a google search.

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Old 10-18-2012, 21:46   #7
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I took the metal IWB clips off of a poorly made hybrid holster and put them on my sport holster.

Carried my G26 that way for a day.

My Crossbreed SuperTuck was far more comfortable so I returned the clips to a drawer and I haven't a clue where my sport holster is now.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:24   #8
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It might "can be done", but don't know why you'd want to when there are better choices out there. Just because it says "Glock", doesn't mean that's what you should use.

The Glock Sport Holster is only a so-so OWB holster. Trying to convert it to IWB, you're just going downhill.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:29   #9
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I don't know about converting to IWB, but I've been wearing mine outside and getting a very tight fit that hardly prints at all by: 1) heating the holster and bending the belt slots to suit your draw side (right hand, left hand) and then, 2) running my belt up from BEHIND the holster, through the back belt loop and then over the top and through the front belt loop. In a 4 o'clock position it's VERY hard to see unless you bend over and reach for something to your left (because I'm right handed).

I agree that the Glock name is also reassuring because the gun (G26 Gen 4) slides in and fits tight but also can be drawn pretty fast. My only regret is that I didn't discover this about 5 holsters and $250 ago.
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Old 10-19-2012, 13:24   #10
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Here's a photo of one. He cut off the flaps and added a belt loop, and I think a little trimming here and there.


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Old 10-19-2012, 14:45   #11
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Not mine, but found it in about 2 seconds with a google search.

Glock Sport Combat Holster IWB Mod - YouTube
Not the best way to do it, that holster will have a very short service life due to the owners "modifications".

A better way is you buy/make some "IWB Tuckable Soft Loops" like these from RC:
http://www.ravenconcealment.com/acce...ble-soft-loops

Mount them to the slots on the holster and you're good to go without cutting the holster up. Allows the ride height and cant to be adjusted to suit the user.
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Old 10-19-2012, 21:08   #12
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Yeah, the Glock sport holster is a great super cheap OWB holster. Sure you can mod it to make yourself an IWB, but then you're basically just scavenging parts and building holsters. If that's what you're into, go for it. But it is really meant to be worn outside your waistband. And it works quite well that way, keeping your gun close, completely suitable for concealed carry with the right clothing.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:44   #13
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Here's a photo of one. He cut off the flaps and added a belt loop, and I think a little trimming here and there.


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That looks pretty good.
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Old 10-21-2012, 14:20   #14
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It might "can be done", but don't know why you'd want to when there are better choices out there. Just because it says "Glock", doesn't mean that's what you should use.

The Glock Sport Holster is only a so-so OWB holster. Trying to convert it to IWB, you're just going downhill.
The Glock Sport Combat is actually an excellent OWB holster, performing quite well for the purpose in which it was designed.
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Old 10-22-2012, 13:58   #15
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The Glock Sport Combat is actually an excellent OWB holster, performing quite well for the purpose in which it was designed.
For daily carry, I'd rather have something like a Serpa, where somebody couldn't just walk up and pull it out of the holster (if I was carrying OWB).

For competition, it just plain sucks.

Nah... I'll stick with my previous statement, it's a "so so" holster.
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Old 10-22-2012, 15:48   #16
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:52   #17
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For daily carry, I'd rather have something like a Serpa, where somebody couldn't just walk up and pull it out of the holster (if I was carrying OWB).

For competition, it just plain sucks.

Nah... I'll stick with my previous statement, it's a "so so" holster.
It was not designed, nor advertised, as a level two or three retention holster, or serious competition holster.
It is designed for, and works remarkably well as, a close riding, lightweight, inexpensive holster that offers retention that most here seem to find acceptable to very good.

Of course you are certainly entitled to your opinion
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