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A little help? Trying to find ideal IWB holster for CW9

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by Durden, May 10, 2012.

  1. Durden

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    I've done a lot of looking in the real and virtual worlds, and am having a difficult time deciding on what IWB holster to purchase for a CW9.

    I'm looking for something that is thin but will maintain its position, covers the trigger guard, made from a moisture resistant material, and will be as comfortable to wear over a long stretch of time, including while in the car and sitting down.

    If there was an IWB holster that met these requirements and minimized printing in even very light summer attire, such as shorts and t-shirts, that'd be fantastic.

    I appreciate any suggestions anyone has based on their own experience with the CW9/P9 or very similarly sized pistols.

    Edit - Out of all the ones I've considered, a FIST holster seems to be the leading option given the criteria, but I haven't been able to find a local store that carries this line so that I can actually try one out.
     
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  2. I got a DeSantis Sof-tuck from Midway the other day. Tried it out today. Seems like a good holster.Inexpensive for a quality holster too.YMMV.tom.:cool:
     
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  3. Durden

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    The remora seems to be a better option for pocket carry, which I am not comfortable with given my typical attire and build. I am not positive that this the case, but I get that impression from viewing their website.

    tom, I considered both the Desantis you mentioned and also the Don Hume, but they - and I'm being picky here - haven't maximized thinness in materials they use, which makes IWB carry less comfortable than it could optimally be, IMHO. They are both nicely made and seem durable, especially for the price, though (I may just end up trying a Don Hume even though it's thicker than I prefer).
     
  4. BLau

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    My holster for my P9 is Tucker, The Answer. Very comfortable, but a bit pricey.

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  5. I understand. I go thru the same process many times over. Good luck with your choice.tom.:cool:
     
  6. L Pete

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    I use a Pj holster for my CM9......it's thin.....it's comfortable, and it comes on and off easily. It works great and is reasonably priced.
     
  7. took

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    I carry my trusted DB9 in a Parker, similar to a crossbread, tuckable and all. I will soon be carrying my G29 IWB with a Casino Custom I already have, with the switchable clips. There are a number of great choices out there, good luck
     
  8. ted1

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    Comp-tac Minotaur very comfortable even while driving at least i think so

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  9. Durden

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    I genuinely appreciate all the suggestions.

    I don't post that much, but I do read quite a bit.

    I had never even heard of some of the companies & holsters that some of you have suggested, and that's a good thing, because I'm seeing a lot more options now.

    I like the hybrid holsters, but many of them seem to be a chore to attach to one's pants/jeans, and I also wonder how the material that makes contact with skin will wear - and also how comfortable it will be - over time and in warm/hot weather, when wearing an undershirt is just not practical (in hot weather, I'd most likely be wearing a light dress short during the week and a tshirt on weekends.

    The lead contenders are theis, FIST, comptac and N82 Tactical.
     
  10. ted1

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    Compact also makes an all kydex called the ctac that is suppose to be cooler in the summer time. The ctac will be my next holster I have the Minotaur and love it and it is already hot here in Houston.

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  11. Durden

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    I've narrowed this down to either the:

    1) N82

    -- or --

    2) Remora


    At this point, I'm having a helluva time deciding.
     
  12. mingaa

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    Hume leather with a single clip works for me BUT I have to remove the gun (usually) a few times per day. The leather is stiffened for easy reholstering and with the single belt clip I can take the whole unit off with one hand but while on it is super secure - been carrying a CW9 in it for over 2 years.

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  13. rozz421

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    Crossbreed, kholster, mtac, galco kingtuk ect
     
  14. Durden

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    That particular holster was what I had originally thought I'd be ordering (as between it and a High Noon Hidden Ally) a looong time ago, and many times in between.

    The reason I'm leaning towards the Remora or N82 at this point is that it seems like both might be more comfortable on the skin side given that these are IWB (the N82 has a foam and moisture wicking material that conforms to one's body and the Remora has a moisture repellant, tacky/sticky surface with an available sweat shield).

    Also, the metal J hooks are less than ideal for me (I'd prefer a straight metal or kydex clamp).

    But am I way off on the comfort against skin issue?
     
  15. Erich

    Erich Millennium Member

    I'm a Remora guy and have been for a couple of years. When I tried my first one I thought, "Why couldn't someone have made this back when I started carrying in the Eighties?" I've got about a dozen of them now in different sizes, and I happily use them for all manner of carry. For about $30, how can you go wrong?

    Now, as far as carrying against the skin - I don't do it. I wear a T-shirt to protect my gun from sweat.
     
  16. Goldstar225

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    Crossbreed supertuck with the horsehide option. The best IWB I've tried. I originally ordered it for my G-23 and found that My Kahr K40 rides well in it also.
     
  17. Durden

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    I like and have always liked the Crossbreed holsters, but when it comes to the Kahr subcompact 9s, it just seems like too much holster, especially in hotter weather, when one is likely to be wearing shorts and tshirts on weekends and when off work.

    I know this is subjective, and that a lot of people say one should dress around their weapon, but that's easier said than done when it's 90 degrees out with 70% humidity.