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Help me make my G19 invisible.. lol

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by GLOCK19FTW, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. GLOCK19FTW

    GLOCK19FTW

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    Current holster is a Fobus GL2-RSH

    Really awesome holster, safe, reliable, one hand operational.

    But it prints. Bad.

    What's the best holster for a G19 to really conceal it without printing?
     
  2. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    You're starting off with one of the worst holsters available, so pretty much any holster you choose will be an improvement. "Pancake" style holsters (such as the galco fletch or strong H306) are very flat, and very comfortable. If you are set on IWB, it's hard to beat the crossbreed supertuck or one of its clones from other manufacturers. The glock sport is one of the best values, and one of the flattest holsters out there for IWB. No holster performs optimally unless worn on a proper gunbelt. Good luck.
     

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    Thanks for the reply, I found this one for the glock sport holster:

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/glock-combat-holster.html

    Not bad at all on price.. It says it fits every model, is this what you're talking about?

    & whats IWB? I'm guessing "inside waist band" ?

    I dunno if I'd feel comfortable with something like that, just one that I can attach to my belt & have it on the outside of my pants would be fine.

    I just want one that conceals better, my current one kinda hangs out instead of pressing up against my body like I think it should..

    My wife says I need to gain weight for it to work, but that isn't an option :)
     
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    If I did choose to go with an inside-the-waistband holster, what would you recommend for the best concealment?

    Any specific brand/model?

    I just tried carrying it without a holster (unloaded & cleared chamber, of course) inside my waistband, and that really does conceal it great!

    So I might actually consider an IWB one after trying that..
     
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    Even untucked the Crossbreed supertuck makes a good holster. Very comfortable with that horsehide leather. Disappears with a medium length shirt. Able to tuck an undershirt unto it if the outer shirt is not long enough or I expect to be doing a lot of bending over.
    Also pictured is one of those really cheap "sticky" type holsters. Works great for a quick trip to the store, lazing around the house. Its more secure than you think.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I used the sticky holster while I waited the 4-5 weeks for the crossbreed holster.
     
  6. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    There are two models, one for the 9/40/357, and one for 10mm/.45. There may be another that I don't know about. Order the one for your gun, not an oversized one. IWB does indeed stand for inside the waistband. OWB is generally just as concealable and more comfortable, but not always. Don't forget the gunbelt.
     
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    Maybe a shoulder holster would work best for you.
     
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    For IWB, I wouldn't look further than the crossbreed supertuck, in horsehide. The 10 buck "combat cut" is a placebo. Don't bother. The horsehide is worth every penny and more. I spent last week, to include two 11 hour days spent entirely in a vehicle except for pit stops, and the rest of the time in and out of vehicles on a protective detail, and used a crossbreed exclusively. Glock 23C. You forget it's there.
     
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    Your IWB photo looks OK. Forward rake.
     
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    I have the Galco King Tuk for my 19. I like it.
     
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    Galco King Tuk - a great holster! :cool:
     
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    What do you mean? Any suggestions for better positions? I have the back at the very highest notch and the front at the second highest notch. Seems to conceal a little better deeper and its it little easier to draw with the slightly forward cant. I've had it for 1.5 months and I'm still not settled on a final position for it.
     
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    What's the difference between a "gun belt" and a regular leather belt like what I'm using now, if any?

    Shoulder holsters won't work for me. It gets way too hot down here.

    I run around with a T-Shirt in 50 degree weather, believe it or not.. LOL!

    Does anyone have a link to the best IWB & OWB (I'm guessing that means outside) holsters for a 19?

    I just want to make sure I'm not confusing 1 thing with another.. I haven't had many holsters in the past (I'm sure you can tell, haha)

    It doesn't have anything mounted on the rail if that helps.
     
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    Gunbelts are thicker and stiffer. For example:

    Not a gun belt:
    [​IMG]

    A cheap-ish double thick non-kydex reinforced gunbelt:
    [​IMG]

    For IWB the really stiff belt is less of an issue. For OWB stiffer is better.
     
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    Ohh! That makes sense, I thought it was some special kind of belt or something.. didn't know it was just a stiffer-than-normal belt.

    Here is a pic of the current belt & holster, I think this *MIGHT* be able to be considered a gun belt.. its really stiff compared to my previous belts.

    I bought this one specifically to attach a holster, so I made sure to get a stiff one.

    [​IMG]

    I mean, I really like the holster & how it operates & locks..

    I just don't like how the grip "hangs out", away from my body, instead of being pressed against my body like I think it should be when concealed. It just prints too much.

    & lol yes, my pants are pulled up - I just had to crouch down to take the pic so it kinda looks like they are 'sagging' but they aren't.

    It was taken with a snapshot from webcam, had to bend down to click the mouse to take it.
     
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    I'm rocking a Shielded Holsters IWB hybrid holster made by a member here namde Kwart. It does the job, is very comfortable and economical to boot. I'm looking into a Crossbreed next, nothing but good stuff coming from them.

    Use the search button my friend, it will save you a lot of time and flak from the members here. You're asking some pretty fundamental questions that have been discussed ad nauseaum here.

    Here, I'll start you off:
    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786771&highlight=holster+list
     
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    Thanks everyone - I know these threads probably come up a lot on here.. I just made a new one since I'm not really familiar with the names & stuff (crossbreed, hybrid, etc.. no idea what those mean..)
     
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    You could google the odd names - that is what I do.
     
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    Yeah, I'm researching this stuff while waiting for replies on here.

    Now, I'm not so sure about going IWB.. seeing lots of stories about them not being as comfortable/secure/easy to access.

    Those could just be from people using the wrong holster though too. Not sure what to think.

    If I go to a gun shop, do you think they would let me try on some holsters to see which one works the best?

    Or would I basically have to buy it first and hope that it fits how I want it?