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Hybrid holsters.....Pros? Cons?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by funky2714, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. funky2714

    funky2714

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    I am seriously considering an IWB holster. Is hybrid the way to go? At first sight they appear big which gives the impression they are uncomfortable. Although I have been reading they are the MOST comfortable.

    Pros and cons as well as recommendations based on personal experience are highly welcomed.

    Right now I am sold on the Galco King Tuk. Good choice?

    Thanks in advance everyone!
     
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  2. xidica

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    They are indeed the way to go, very comfortable, and very concealable. While you may choose to carry in a different way from time to time i think having a good hybrid IWB in your kit is essential. Just cause it looks big doesn't mean it won't conceal well. Hell, this MTAC looks huge relative to a PM9 but it fully conceals with just a tshirt, and it's super comfortable seated or in a car. Picture of the BIC for scale.

    With this same holster I can switch the shell to carry my M&P shield or glock 19 as well. A big benefit of the MTAC IMHO.
     

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  3. funky2714

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    I assume the t shirt is untucked. Correct? Is it possible to fully conceal with an iwb wearing a tucked shirt while maintaining accessibility?
     
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    I can do both. On the weekend I will wear an untucked shirt, although I can do fully tucked as well. If I'm worried about any remote possibility of it briefly flashing or being noticed (such as, in a work environment). I will wear it with an undershirt fully tucked over and around it, and an untucked polo over that. That way if the polo rides up while reaching or sitting it still won't show. With that being said, it certainly isn't necessary, as I rarely have it show even with just a tshirt, but it's something I do for peace of mind when I absolutely need the deepest concealment possible.


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  5. CA Escapee

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    You may have read here that I've got KingTuks for both a Glock and a 1911. Generally speaking, I like them. Here's what I've found. (Your mileage will vary.)

    Pros: They are comfortable. They tend to spread out the pressure of that big lump in your waistband. Because the clips are spread so far apart they are stable and won't shift unless you shift it fore or aft. They work well when I wear shorts; they don't flop around. They are adjustable for height and the amount of cant. They tuck, (tuk?) the pistol in close to your body. With the leather covering that much real estate there's no chance of drawing the holster out with the pistol. No long wait to purchase one.

    Cons: It's a lot of leather to stick in your waistband, your pants will be a little more snug than if you carry in a Summer Comfort. They are stable; it's a chore to shift it fore or aft because it is so stable. (Just when I think I've got it in the right place when I put it on, many times I have to shift it forward when I sit in the car.) You may just retire your other holsters to the holster drawer.

    Bill
     
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  6. Lowjiber

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    I carry my G26 in a hybrid every day. They're a bit difficult to position properly on different pants. However, strap it on and you'll almost forget the gun is there.
     
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    I bought a Theis(tice) holster, for my g27. I've only had it for almost 2 Weeks. So far I love it! I even rode a bike and jogged with it tonight! Its unbelievably comfortable, although while driving its kind of uncomfortable, but tolerable. This is my second glock, but first time I've been serious about carrying and think I made a great decision, plus Tommy theis is on here :)
     
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    I use a FoxX hybrid. Very comfortable, conceals better than my summer comfort, and the price was about half of a galco king tuk or cbh. Has held up extremely well over the past year carrying daily
     
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    If you have a Sig 220 or 226 or 245, I'll sell you my King Tuk for 1/2 the retail price. I wore it once and will never wear it again.

    (edit)Re-reading that, I'll sell it to you for 1/2 retail even if you don't have one of those guns but if you don't it probably won't do you any good.
     
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  11. timdske

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    I use a White Hat holster and love it. I've tried all types of holsters in the past. I'm waiting for my kydex to arrive for my G19. I currently carry a Bersa Thunder and I dont have any issues with the hybrid at all. Totall recommend them...
     
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    I have the comptac for my shield and love it but i havent tried anything else. The only con i can see with this one is the belt hooks stick out because of the rubber inserts behind them. White hat and crossbreed have flat hooks but you cant adjust the angle/ height like on the comptac.

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    My White Hat has adjustable J hooks and you can adjust the angle of the holster. The J hooks go behind the the belt so it's almost invisible unless your looking for it.
     
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    Yea i was thinking of getting a whitehat for my wife. She tried my comptac but it was a sight with her tight pants lol

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    Check out the N82 Tactical. I use it to carry my "T-shirt" pistol (CM9). It doesn't move around, is easy on/off and is very comfortable for a IWB. I have been so happy with it, I am purchasing another one for my P45.
     
  16. ScaryPerryDawsy

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    I carry a G26 in a King tuk and find it more comfortable than any other holster I have used IWB. That being said I picked the hybrid due to ease of holstering. You really can't go wrong with any of the hybrids!

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    "Hybrid" meaning Kydex formed piece on leather backing? Yes, that's the way to go. Very comfortable; at least my Crossbreed Supertuck is.
     
  18. timdske

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    Here is my White Hat
     

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    Just a little food for thought...
    Which sounds less comfortable, a finger pressing against your body or an open palm? The are times when bigger is more comfortable.
     
  20. sglock45

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    I have a old faithful hybrid holster check them out b4 you go with a cross breed way cheaper and better made IMO and if ya want you can build it your self and choose the kidex color [​IMG] p.s that's a Gen 2 17 my edc

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