Most Concealable "Tight to Body" OWB Holster - Advice Please

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  1. acroreef

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    I'm looking for a very "tight to the body" OWB holster for a Glock 26. (I've always worn AIWB) but am looking for something more comfortable). Also advice on best positions to wear OWB for maximum concealment. I'll wear a buttoned shirt or t-shirt, untucked, in summertime.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Something flat kydex. With a firm loop on each side of the pistol, not behind it.

    Raven Concealment, Bravo, KT, or any of those copies.
     
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  4. ScottMn

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    A good belt is just as important. I now have a couple of Kore belts and they're the nicest I've used.

    I've always found that leather or at least a leather backer to be more comfortable than an all kydex holster. I have my 26 in a bianchi shadow II and it's tight and comfortable.
     
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    I've got a leather pancake for my gp100 that holds it high and tight. Some brand I never heard of, 1791 I think???? And to the above poster and the kore gun belt, I have one and love it. I hope to never have to go back to a traditional gun belt. Absolutely love the thing.
     
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    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    I carry a G23 owb at 3-330 about 90% of the time and my tightest holster is my Galco combat master.
    The cant is important also with owb. The more forward cant, the less the butt sticks out behind you.
     
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    Look no further than Glock's own "Combat Holster'' for like $15.00. Pair that with an Aeres Aegis belt and it is by far the tightest fit to your body holster available. I easily conceal Glock 17 under t shirt it hugs that tightly to the body.
     
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    This.
     
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    Kramer horsehide OWB belt scabbard. My EDC gun has ridden in one of these since the early 90s, different guns over the years, last 15 years mainly a Glock 19. I also have one for my 26. Carried my duty SIG P220 in one during my plain clothes days, and my off-duty SIG P239 was carried in one.

    During the time we lived in the Pac NW, my wife carried her SIG P228 in one on a daily basis, she used one for a while with her Glock 26s too, until she switched to full-time IWB carry for her 26.

    Can't recommend them enough.
     
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  11. rock_castle

    rock_castle Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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    Mitch Rosen express pancake is the best I've found. Quality leather. There is a reason I've got one for each of my carry guns.
     
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    Glock Sport/Combat holster gets my vote.

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    Do you live in a cold climate? One of the reasons that I choose the Bianchi Shadow II is that I'm able to wear it cross draw. I realize that it's more likely to "fan" the people around you when drawing across your body but if you have a heavy coat and clothing on it's much easier to get at your pistol. You don't have to completely open your jacket to access your gun. I don't carry this way often but it sure can be handy to have the option.
     
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    Dale Fricke’s Gideon Elite has a small footprint on the belt and keeps the gun tucked in tight. I use one for a G26 at the 2:00 position.
     
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    Bravo concealment I run that with all my guns and also their iwb
     
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    Great choice and great customer service. The price is competitive too. I often use Bravo Concealment OWB with my Glock 19 and 17. IWB typically Vedder Holsters ...awesome.


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    Bravo has a buy one get one free right now guess what all of my hand guns have a bravo now with numerous owb and iwb depending on weather
     
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    Pancake holsters and a good belt.

    A consideration with OWB is how low below the belt the bottom of the holster is. Depending on the length of the untucked shirt/T-shirt, it will only cover so much and the bottom of an OWB holster may become exposed. Don't forget normal body motions can cause the shirt to rise up.

    For summer carry, IWB is best for concealment.
     
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    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Yep...I have one also, for my P10c...they just work and the price is crazy low
     
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    Out of my drawer full of wasted money, my Galco concealable belt slide holster and my Fobus Evolution paddle holster are my favorites for my G26 OWB. The Fobus is more comfortable for all day. Here in Florida where I often go shirtless, I mostly pocket carry in a Desantis Nemesis.
     
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