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IWB holster - G26 for small waist?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by AGAF, May 14, 2011.

  1. AGAF

    AGAF On a Journey

    Oct 2, 2006
    Sorry if this has been discussed 8 million times.....this is my first post since 2009.

    I am 5'11'' and weigh 195 lbs. I have what you might refer to as an athletic frame. Although I wear an XL shirt, my waist is 32". I have found that most if not all IWB holsters just don't work for me. If I find one that allows the gun to ride low, it is not comfortable. If the gun rides higher, it tends to pull away from the body and create printing issues.

    What have you found that works best for you in terms of overall comfort, ease of concealment, and something that pulls the gun in close to the body?

    I have not tried the Crossbreed, but have read good reports on it.

  2. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    Comp Tac CTAC. I am 5'9", 150 lbs, 32 waist. Glock 23 disappears with a large shirt on, tucked in or not. I thought it was a magic plastic box the first time I put it on and the gun disappeared into it.

  3. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    I am 5'11" and weigh 210 lbs, wear an XL most of the time and wear a 36" waist (with an IWB setup). I have no problem concealing a gun even with my bit of gut. Not sure why you are having an issue.

    How long have you been carrying? (and how frequently?)
  4. I'm not a fan of Comp-Tac IWB(s) and I've had several. I'm 6'1" and 185 with a 32" waist. I like the Crossbreed Super-Tuck but, when I put on my size 34" jeans/shorts/dress pants, I use a Qwik-Clip from Crossbreed.

    Most comfortable IWB I've ever used and I've concealed several M&P, XD and Glocks using the Qwik-Clip. Even fat guns like those mentioned are pretty easy to deal with in that rig.

    Hope it helps.
  5. Just get an MTAC, most likely you will love it. It does everything the crossbreed can and more, as it's adjustable for both ride height and cant.

    Also, I assume you are using a gun belt, otherwise that's at least half your problem.
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  6. ranburr1


    Apr 19, 2005
    Milt Sparks VMII.
  7. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    An inexpensive one that works for me is a Don Hume 715 series. It has a small foot print, easy on/off and mine has lasted for several years.
  8. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    I have a Crossbreed that is comfortable for me. I'm 5'9" 200lbs. I wear it at about 3:30-4 o'clock and it seems to be comfortable no matter what I'm doing. The one thing I did to make it more comfortable was adjusting the cant way up.
  9. AGAF

    AGAF On a Journey

    Oct 2, 2006
    The Comp-Tac did not work for me at all. Very uncomfortable. I may have to give the Crossbreed Supertuck a try. Thanks
  10. NMG26


    Jul 24, 2010
    Try a Remora no clip and let the gun ride where it it is comfortable for you.
  11. tonyparson


    Jan 20, 2008
    Dayton, TN.
    If the Comp-Tac did not work for you, then I doubt the crossbreed will be any more comfortable. Where do you carry your gun? I carry mine at 4:00. What I didnt like about the Crossbreed was way to much leather down your pants and the metal clips wear out your belt and the top of your pants. Just my two cents.
  12. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    What kind of belt are you using? If the gun is pulling away from your body, sounds like you need a better belt.
  13. I'm 6'3" and 180# with a 32" waist. Routinely carry a G30, G21, G23, G19, and G17 in a Blade-tech Nano. Even the big guns are comfy and hide well. The Nano is the thinnest and smoothest contour holster I have found and holds the gun quite securely. I have even run and hiked with it on with no discomfort.

    A G26 (which I have one of also) would disappear in a Nano. I usually carry the G19 or G23 rather than the G26 because there is not a uge difference in concealability and I prefer the ergos and firepower. When wearing a vest or button cover garment I usually carry either the G17 or G21.
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  14. AGAF

    AGAF On a Journey

    Oct 2, 2006
    A fairly thick 1 1/4" leather belt. It is not a gun belt per se, but pretty close.
    I may have to buy a 1 1/2" gun belt to see if that makes a difference.
    Someone asked how long I have been carrying; its been around 5 years now.
    Due to the issues stated, I've mostly been carrying a .380 pocket pistol, but want to get back to carrying my G26.

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
  15. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles

    It's your belt. Get a good belt before buying any other holsters.
    A good one that is not very expensive is this:

    It will make a world of difference.
  16. HUGE difference in comfort between a CTAC and a crossbreed or MTAC. The crossbreed and MTAC use a leather backing making it much more comfortable than the kydex against your body.
  17. Like I said earlier, your belt is at least half your problem. Buy a gun belt, it's just as important as the holster itself.
  18. coyote 30

    coyote 30 COYOTE HUNTER!!

    Jul 9, 2000
    Snohomish, WA. USA
    I have been carrying my G26 in a Blade Tech NANO IWB for the past month and it is the best IWB I have ever used and I've used most of them out there. The gun disappears and it is so comfortable I forget it is on. I am 6'3" and 205lbs. with a 36" waist. I use a Wilderness instructors belt with the polymer stiffener and this setup has worked well for me.
    I am getting NANO's for all my Glocks as it just works well and solved the comfort problem for me and I can carry all day without discomfort.
  19. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    For those wearing the Nano or any other all Kydex holster: Are you wearing it always with an undershirt or against bare skin? I would think that that would be rather uncomfortable against bare skin.
  20. coyote 30

    coyote 30 COYOTE HUNTER!!

    Jul 9, 2000
    Snohomish, WA. USA
    I have worn the NANO on bare skin but I prefer having a T shirt on and another shirt over it, usually a button down shirt or with the weather here in the Northwest I wear a sweatshirt over it and it disappears under either cover garment.