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

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  1. Bill Lumberg

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    No holster will perform adequately unless it’s worn on a proper gunbelt. Try Tulster IWB with loops. For OWB, I prefer strong or galco leather (fletch or strong’s version of the fletch). Truthfully, iwb is so comfortable, I don’t often carry owb off duty any more.
     
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  2. Bradd D

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    I don't find IWB to be as comfortable or practical as OWB. Its strength is concealability.
     
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  3. DannyB

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    I think a loose comfortable shirt is key to OWB. I saw a pudgy older man in Walmart recently that couldn't have printed more if he had been shrink wrapped. I don't think his gun could have been quickly deployed.
     
  4. equin

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    I have to admit my Don Hume 721 holster keeps my 1911 closer to my body better than any other OWB leather or kydex holster I own. My only complaint is that retention isn’t that good. By contrast, the retention of my 1791 pancake holster is phenomenal, but it’s thicker and heavier and doesn’t conceal anywhere near as well as my Don Hume 721.
     
  5. IAhunter

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    The Bravo Concealment OWB with the pancake loops or the Glock Sport Combat.
     
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    I buy mine with the thumb snap.

    The ride height and cant angle has always been spot on for me.
     
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    Yeah, I've considered buying one with the thumb snap. And I agree, the ride height, cant angle and concealability has been great with mine as well.
     
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    I have to agree with the 721OT as being excellent. I have three for different guns. That said, I like the Glock holster, the Hume H710 First Agent, and the Versa Carry belt slide. Those are my favorite OWB holsters. For IWB I like the Phalanx Defense Systems Compact IWB. For me it conceals well under a T-shirt!
     
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  9. Lord

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    the only problem that I have with leather pancakes is how the belt loops tend to 'relax' and bit, and the weight of the gun pulls out. I saw one rig that was a hybrid. Made by AWW Tactical Systems or something similar... .. very nice. Problem is, can't find them anywhere ... think that brand went belly up ... here's an image of one.

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    Comfort and concealment can be different for most of us. Trial & error boys trial & error. OWB is comfortable but simply does not really conceal well on me . I look like I have lump under my shirt . IWB holster comfort has much to do with the brand and model along with set up your attempting to find that works best assuming its also very adjustable . I wear an iwb hybrid rig with a size up in length so I can wear it higher on my side with a little more forward cant for even better concealment yet still have an easy draw . Trial & Error for many .

    Some holster makers will do custom work with out any real issues . For the guys that find there OWB pancake rig is stretching out with time might get there maker or a local tack shop to add a flap stitched to the back side of your holster barely above your belt line that will fit inside the pants where a double thick layer can stitched on under your belt to help to lock the holster tight to my body . Nelson holsters did that for me with a new owb holster . Worked well and kept the holster tight to my belt but still looked like a lump on my belt line .
     
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  11. JabbaNoBother

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    +1 on Bravo Concealment...just ordered the pancake addons, makes a world of difference.

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    They’re great holsters for the price. I have six now. I would have ordered one for the G34.5 I just picked up, but they don’t make one for that model.
     
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    Haven't had that problem with Winthrop so far, but I'm not carrying a full size. It's a pretty stiff holster. I also just purchased their IWB for (AIWB) and love it.

    If interested use Loyal10 for 10% off.
     
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    It's been a few months so, what are your thoughts on it now? I'm interested in that holster.
     
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    eh... thats a little dramatic. I have been using a 1.75 med weight nylon belt and a 1.75 heavy weight leather belt for decades. My gear is tight

    I think its more important to use a quality holster which is conducive to what you are trying to accomplish, the correct size belt and wear the weapon in a manner that is appropriate for a persons body type.
     
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  16. Bill Lumberg

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    Depends on what level of function you’re willing to settle for.
     
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    I carry my G26 in a Bianchi 5 Black Widow, I love it, super comfortable! I just ordered a Vedder LightDraw for a HK P2000sk, with all the Vedder hype I hoping I like it as well.

    I use Beltman belts.
     
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    Raven Concealment System Phantom.
    I've been using one for 10 years for a G17. Bomber, secure, comfortable.
     
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    It's a shame you can't get them anymore.
     
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    I just ordered one of those Glock Sport Combat holsters to try out for my G33. I prefer an OWB during cooler weather also.
     
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