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Crossbreed Supertuck Printing Extravaganza

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Tranquillity, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Tranquillity

    Tranquillity Glockaholic

    Feb 1, 2011
    So I just got a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe horsehide etc IWB holster for my G19. It prints like a mofo. Anywhere I try it, too. tried from 2:30 to 5:30-6. I'm super bummed about it. I love the holster, it's great. Just not having much luck with fully concealing with it. I should add that I'm brand new to conceal carry. I've tried the biggest shirts I have, nothing works. My wife thinks I'm being overly picky, and she claims she can't see the gun. Me, I'm a little more of a stickler.

    Anyone else have problems printing with this? Anything else I can do?

    p.s. I have a pretty decent sized tire around the ole waist, I'm guessing that's a pretty big (no pun intended) factor? Or are there ways around that?
  2. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    Where it all the time for the next 7-10 days. Then come back and report. Most of it is you being over sensitive. I wear mine everyday and one step up in shirt size takes care of it (from a L to XL). I carry mine around the 4 - 4:30 or so.

  3. Just1More


    Mar 18, 2009
    A Glock is impossible to completely hide, unless you wear a coat.
  4. It works for me. :dunno:

    Keep wearing your Supertuck. Experiment with the angle (I had to make an extra hole for additional forward cant). Make sure your pants are not too tight (usually you have to add 2" to your regular waist size). Your shirt should not be too tight or too short either.

    And yes, listen to your wife (just this one time) and stop worrying. The biggest part of concealing a weapon is moving and acting like it's not there. Constantly touching your gun or moving unnaturally will draw more attention to you than the actual printing.

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  5. RichM

    RichM NRA Benefactor

    Dec 10, 2004
    Upstate New York
    It takes some time for the leather to conform to your body.
    You need a good belt to 'snug' it into your body.

    If this little thing can conceal one, almost anyone can.

    Darker colored shirts with a looser fit work fine.
    With all the cell phones etc that people carry now, a little bump under your shirt doesn't look all that out of place.

    My wife conceals her G19 in a CBST perfectly.
    I have no problems either although I usually carry a G26, I sometimes carry a G19.

    I don't even worry so much about darker shirts any more.
    Just today I was at the gas station, bending over, filling gas cans and I was concealing under a light green tee shirt.
    And in New York state, you do NOT want to be 'made'.


    By the way, rather than point you to another thread, here's a post I made the other day that may be of some help.
    Adjusting the clips may help.

    I wear mine at 3:30-4:00.

    Far enough back so it doesn't look like a growth on my hip.
    Far enough forward so it doesn't bang on seats or hard surfaces.
    Even 1/2" either way can make a big difference.

    As low on the belt as I can without making it difficult to reholster with one hand.

    Enough forward cant that the bottom of the grip is directly over the muzzle so it doesn't protrude rearward.

    With a G26

    Same holster with a G19
  6. The Machinist

    The Machinist No Compromise

    Sep 20, 2009
    The Left Coast
    Take your wife's word for it! She can't see it, and she knows it's there, and is looking for it! The public at large is going to be 100% oblivious to its existence. I conceal a G30 in a Crossbreed holster, and works as advertised. When I first wore it, I thought for sure everyone would notice, but the truth is, I could carry openly, and I bet less than half of the people around me would see it.
  7. Mudshark100


    Jan 31, 2011
    Greenville, SC
    I have a Crossbreed along with the traditional box of holsters. The Crossbreed by far conceals the best. I wear it at the 3:30 position. Front belt bracket is attached at the second hole from the top, the rear bracket is attached at the third hole from the top. Holds my G19 very close to the body. During the summer, I wear darker colored Polo shirts or Hawaiian shirts and am able to conceal with no problem.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  8. ptmccain


    Nov 7, 2010
    I bought one and promptly sold it. Not impressed. Way too little for way too much money.
  9. Edmo01


    Feb 19, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    This is your chance to advise the wife, "Since the G19 prints under a t-shirt, we are going to have to add a Glock G26 subcompact 9mm to our collection for summertime carry."

    Other additional comments to win your case...

    "...we will be saving money since the holster will work for both pistols."
    "...and we can keep the G19 at the house in case you need it."
    "...look how cute this little G26 is."

    Just a thought.


    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  10. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    What kind of belt are you using?
  11. Lots of forward cant works for me. Puts the gun deep into your pants as well.
  12. Tranquillity

    Tranquillity Glockaholic

    Feb 1, 2011
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will keep working with it, and I'll worry less about it! Gonna wear it all day today to help break it in too. Might buy a shirt one size bigger and see how that works too.

    Rich, thanks for the great post. I actually saw the pics you posted in another thread and it made a big difference for my holster as well.

    Indy, I actually bought one of those 5.11 tactical casual belts that were on clearance from la police gear. The sizing is weird, and it was barely comfortable sans holster. Now it's actually too tight. That probably has something to do with it too.
  13. BK63


    Sep 15, 2005
    First of all I have both kinds and the horsehide is much stiffer than the cowhide which is much softer from day 1. It will take some time to break it in. You might want to try some of the leather conditioners out there and wear it for a while. The spare tire causes some issues I know first hand and when I drop a few pounds it carries much easier. You have to play with the cant and how high or low it rides until you get it just right for you. I like mine to ride lower with a forward cant. You just have to play with those angles until you get it right for your body.
  14. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    I'd say that is likely the problem.

    5.11 leather sucks (or at least I've never had luck w/ it).
  15. Golddog


    Nov 26, 2003
    Parkton, MD
    My Crossbreed is totally comfortable and does not print at all with a CZ Rami. I have an M-Tac for carrying full size CZ 75's, and it is also completely satisfactory. Both kydex IWB's work much better than any of the many all-leather IWB's I've tried from the most highly-touted makers.
  16. tag

    tag Secret Member

    Apr 18, 2001
    Middle TN
    Most new CCWers assume that everyone can see their gun. You'll get used to it. An IWB holster is the most concealable type of holster around.
  17. Seraph


    Feb 21, 2009
    TN, USA
    You can do this. Park that thing at about 4:00, with about 20 to 25 degrees of cant. Make sure the grip is sufficiently above the belt to allow you to get your full firing grip before beginning your draw. A good belt will improve every aspect of this, but you should be able to pull it off with even a crappy belt. If you didn't order the "combat cut," you should consider doing it yourself, now, before going any further (I don't see the point in their making this holster without it).

    Because you're new to carrying, you're going to be really self-conscious about printing. You'll imagine everyone is looking at YOU. When you raise your arm, and turn your torso half way around, trying to check out your rig in the mirror, you pull your shirt tighter across the sidearm, which makes it print more. Listen to your wife. She's being objective.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  18. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    I think a belt designed to carry a gun on will solve your problems. Wilderness Tactical, The Beltman, CompTac, plenty of good options for gun belts out there.
  19. Tranquillity

    Tranquillity Glockaholic

    Feb 1, 2011
    I have it set to the most forward cant possible. At 3:00, you can see the whole top of the gun from the front. 3:30-4:00, sometimes you can see the gun sticking out at the hip from the front. 4:30-5:30, the whole back handle prints. I think 4:00 is best so far, but it still prints pretty good.
  20. Boats54


    Jun 24, 2011
    I just ordered the Cross Breed holster for my G33 and hope that it will do good. I think that in the waist band carry is the best unless the gun is small enough to carry in the pocket. I'm sure looking forward to trying it out. I will give a report about it after a month of carry. That is as soon as it gets here.