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

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by acroreef, May 1, 2020.

  1. jim goose

    jim goose "The Goose"

    Messages:
    3,226
    Likes Received:
    3,064
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Location:
    STL, MO.
    I like the sport holster, I like Bravo, but the Raven Perun is the best I’ve found. Couldn’t ask for more. And still affordable.
     
    ScotchWhisky likes this.
  2. GlockyQ

    GlockyQ Custom Title

    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Location:
    Location
    Mitch Rosen 5JR-Exp and Glock Sport/Combat Holster get my vote for close to body OWB holster for G26. (I still use my Glock S/C holster for my G26 for OWB carry. It just works like their pistols.)
     
    tuica likes this.

  3. TJS

    TJS

    Messages:
    1,193
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Location:
    Sweet Tea Country!
    yes, cant beat this thing!
    eah
     
    tuica and GRT22 like this.
  4. 4Rules

    4Rules

    Messages:
    4,741
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    (Re: Glock's 'sport' holster)

    It flexes too much. It's retention is inadequate. It doesn't enclose the muzzle, and it doesn't have a sight channel, so aftermarket front sights (and who doesn't use an aftermarket front sight) snag the holster during the draw.

    Buyer beware!
     
  5. william the great

    william the great

    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    JM Kydex owb 2
    Have a number of his holsters and there great. Have the one I listed above keeps tight to your body.
     
    GRT22 likes this.
  6. pAZ Ron

    pAZ Ron

    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Don't agree with this nor all the hype for the Glock Combat Holster. It is cheap and thin. But it is far from the tightest comfortable fit to the hip. The midline of the gun is at the midline of the holster ... so you are pulling half the gun thickness hard against you to try to get it tight on hip. That maybe ok for guys with more "padding", but for me that is very uncomfortable.

    FOR THE WIN! The Galco Concealable Belt Holster (it is leather) is my choice to carry my G26 OWB. All of the molding of the gun shape and full thickness is on the outside piece of leather and it has a built in curve to fit around the hip. Net, it pulls in close very comfortably.

    If you desire Kydex instead of leather, then one of the Raven Concealment OWB holsters (or the equivalent in other brands) is thin and fits tight to the hip. Mine was called Phantom but I believe the model names have since changed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
    Willbur and SevenSixtyTwo like this.
  7. collim1

    collim1

    Messages:
    13,869
    Likes Received:
    12,512
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    I only use leather pancake style hoksters. Wide belt slots pull the gun in tight and keep it stable. A high ride helps with concealability. I always prefer a thumbsnap for retention.

    The Don Hume H721 is my preferred OWB. I have one for every single handgun I have that has a fit code for that model holster.
     
    equin, rayzer007 and Willbur like this.
  8. pairof44sp

    pairof44sp

    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    289
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2020
    I recently got holsters from M&L Holsters. They are traditional pancake holsters, but they press the whole length of the gun (revolver) into my flesh.

    I’m hyping M&L because I’m so impressed by their stuff. It’s basically just one guy and his wife, but they custom make your stuff for less money and with higher quality than anything I’ve seen online. My previous holster was a Galco Combat Master — the M&Ls were a little cheaper and much, much higher quality.

    The catch is that they have only a few molds to work with. They didn’t have my revolver mold, so they used an identical frame and a dowel to make a jerry-rigged mold. It’s so well done that my revolver “snaps” in place even though it’s just a leather pancake holster.
     
  9. ken grant

    ken grant

    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    941
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    middle ga.
    I have boxes of holsters both cheap and expensive , leather , Kydex and plastic .
    I still prefer the Glock S/C for all my OWB carry and I carry everyday from get up to go to bed .
     
  10. Bradley T

    Bradley T

    Messages:
    6,119
    Likes Received:
    5,411
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    GLOCK Sport Combat Holster-
    still need one in Coyote!
     
  11. william the great

    william the great

    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Wow I hate that holster just threw one in the garbage for my glock 30.
     
  12. Lord

    Lord Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,979
    Likes Received:
    2,051
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    my Alien Gear Shape Shifter turned out to be the best (so far) that I've worn.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. unit1069

    unit1069

    Messages:
    10,603
    Likes Received:
    3,140
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Location:
    So. Central US
    I don't employ aftermarket sights and the one Glock I have is the most accurate pistol I own.
     
  14. unit1069

    unit1069

    Messages:
    10,603
    Likes Received:
    3,140
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Location:
    So. Central US
    I've got the Cloak Tuck 2.0 and it's excellent. A great compliment to the Glock Sport/Combat holster.

    When I need "tight to the body" in CCW the Alien Gear is my choice; when OWB carry it's the Glock S/P holster that's easily covered by a shirt if required.
     
  15. rayzer007

    rayzer007

    Messages:
    1,645
    Likes Received:
    3,562
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    I bought a 'blemished' Don Hume 721 for my Kahr CW9 for $39 that keeps the gun high and tight. Conformed very nicely after breaking in.
     
    equin likes this.
  16. oldmick

    oldmick

    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    3,702
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio
    Here’s an old picture of the Comp-Tac Paddle holster for my Sig 229. It holds tight to my side, still easy to draw and quick on and off. I have the same model for my G26 and Sig 239.

    E604727E-CC30-4AB0-BCF9-4DF21197E400.jpeg
     
    Sharkey likes this.
  17. DannyB

    DannyB

    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Location:
    TX
    Screw holsters. :) Age has it's benefits--60's. If I have it my way I'll never tuck in a shirt again. I just got a ClipDraw for the 43, that will likely move to a 43X. From here on it is front pocket carry with a shirt tail hanging over it, likely a Columbia or Magellan type shirt.
     
  18. Lord

    Lord Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,979
    Likes Received:
    2,051
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I need one of those vests... Where'd you get it?
     
  19. oldmick

    oldmick

    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    3,702
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio
    Oh man, that was many moons ago. I have those in several colors for cooler weather, but can't recall where I got any of them. If I had to guess, I'd say Kohls. They do work really well as a cover garment.
     
  20. glockguns

    glockguns

    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Location:
    Colorado