close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Just got a OWB holster need help.

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by James9109, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. James9109

    James9109 Glock Fanatic

    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Location:
    Fairbury
    Ok I got my first Glock back in the middle of November and just recieved my custom made holster. This is the first time I have ever used a holster and I'm not sure how to wear it correctly.

    Thanks James
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    Messages:
    26,899
    Likes Received:
    2,276
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Location:
    Indiana
    OK.. call me crazy, but it would help a lot if you told us.. "WHAT TYPE OF HOLSTER".. There's a lot of OWB's out there.

    That said, most are generally pretty comfortable at the 3-4 position(8-9 if you're a lefty). What problem exactly are you having? What type of belt are you using?

    IGF
     

  3. James9109

    James9109 Glock Fanatic

    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Location:
    Fairbury
    I got my custom bulldog holster.


    http://www.bulldogleathercompany.com/owb_holsters

    It's the pancake holster I mean I don't have a problem with it but I was just wondering were it should be and I am just using a regular pants belt.
     
  4. beancounter81

    beancounter81

    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Location:
    NC
    Regular pants belt = bad. You'll find that a sturdy gun belt will make a lot of difference with the holster. I got mine from the Beltman - beltman.net. It's much thicker & sturdier than any regular belt.

    I wear my holsters at roughly the 4 o'clock position, but anywhere between 3:00 and 4:30 is okay - got to find your own personal comfort spot in that range.
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    Messages:
    26,899
    Likes Received:
    2,276
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Location:
    Indiana
    First things first, you need to get a solid belt. A regular pants belt is not going to hold up a firearm properly. The Beltman is a good option. If its slightly out of your price range, look at the Aker Leather "B21"(assuming it has 1.5in belt slots)...

    http://www.copquest.com/24-0500.htm

    Its almost pointless trying to find your sweet spot on a dept. store belt... but as was said above.. assuming right handed, you're gonna find its best somewhere between 3 and 4:30. I wear my holster about 3-3:30ish.. and its perfect.. but I carry on a proper belt.

    IGF
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  6. James9109

    James9109 Glock Fanatic

    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Location:
    Fairbury
    Yea, on my reg. belt right now it feels good at around 330-4
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

    Messages:
    26,899
    Likes Received:
    2,276
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Location:
    Indiana
    Well, search here in Carry issues for the gazillion Belt threads, and you'll see its just not a couple of gear geeks telling you you're gonna need to get a quality gun belt.

    Good luck..

    IGF