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Do snap-on OWB holsters conceal well?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by GP-Pirate, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. GP-Pirate

    GP-Pirate Senior Member

    Oct 7, 2012
    Tallahassee FL
    I want to buy a premium OWB holster for a G 30s. I like the idea of a snap-on so I do not have to remove my belt. My question to those who have had these: do they hold the weapon as close to the body as belt loop pancake versions? I am interested in premium or custom leather only, like TT, High Noon, Milt Sparks and the like. The foremost consideration is concealment, so I would be wiling to forego the convenience of a snap-on if there is not one available that conceals as well as a belt loop.

    Thanks for your advice!
  2. Clusterfrack


    Apr 26, 2012
    Pacific NW
    I have a Raven Phantom OWB with snap loops that holds the gun very tight to the body. I don't have a better pic right now:

  3. glocker73


    Feb 17, 2008
    I like the TT Pancake or High Noon Topless for my G30s. Personally I think the belt slot holster conceals better so unless you really need the snap on feature I would do without it.
  4. waawaaweenie


    Feb 6, 2012
    middle of PRK
    I didn't know Snap-On made holsters? ;)
  5. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    IWB snap on would interest me.
  6. sandworm40

    sandworm40 Silver Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    In the leather category, I've carried Glocks in a Milt Sparks NP-1 (model now discontinued) and a Seth's Gun Leather Paladin. Leather snap-on OWB holsters seem to require a little wider footprint (how much lateral space it takes up on your waist) than some in kydex, but what affects the concealability more than the method of attachment OWB is how thick a Glock is (how far out from your waist).
  7. Bashful


    Jun 4, 2007
    Baytown, Texas
    I have a UBG (Ugly Bald Guy) Regulator for every pistol I carry OWB. Tucks in close and workmanship is great!!

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  8. GP-Pirate

    GP-Pirate Senior Member

    Oct 7, 2012
    Tallahassee FL
    Hey everyone - thanks for all the suggestions!
  9. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    I carry full sized guns(Sig P226, Springfield XD45, Springfield XDM .40) in a Mitch Rosen Premier Express. I am extremely happy with these holsters and they make life so much easier. It conceals all of these weapons extremely well. While it doesn't make the weapon completely disappear, most people will think that it is a cellphone if they care to look at all.