OWB conceal carry holster

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by dartor, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. dartor

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    I'm thinking about carrying owb instead of iwb, any recommendations on an owb holster for conceal carry? Want a holster for either a g23 or g26.
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  2. hardluk1

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    I would say to start with this low cost but very functional slide holster just so you can decide how well owb works for you ! . I kept a couple different size home made versions around for 25 years to use for any different new handgun on my range while I wait for a proper rig .

    Note the length of the Desantis slide below , you can try one as it does carry fairly high on your body and you can decide how your collection of shirts or covers you have now will work for you . I stay with a IWB hybrid rig at 3:00 . I can still wears some shorter shirts I have with it .

    Good luck but Nelson Holsters in wester NC makes some fine holsters in general and maybe quicker than most get one to you .

    http://nelsonholsters.com/

    Desantis below is a desantis slide 18 bucks

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    I love Kramer's horsehide belt scabbards. Thin yet very strong.
     
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  5. dartor

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    I was thinking kydex, why are you recommending leather?
     
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    Comfort. Leather conforms to your body and gets better over time. Also easier on your gun's finish.
     
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    I have a 2A Pro-S for my G30. I live in the deep south and wear it under a polo. Works well for me.
     
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    As far as I am concerned, concealable OWB holster = Kramer horsehide belt scabbard.

    My EDC carry Glock 19, now a Shadow Systems MR918 is primarily carried in one throughout most of the year (I also have one for my Glock 26).

    I've been using this holster since the early 90s, back then with my duty SIG P226 or P220 for off-duty and plain clothes duty carry. I've always had one (or more) of these holsters for my primary carry gun.

    I also have Kydex "Raven Phantom pancake" style holsters for my 19s and 26s, they are good holsters, but the Kramer horsehide holds the gun closer to the body.
     
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  9. Backpack Hunter

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    My preference would be a Vedder LightDraw. I have one for every pistol I own. It is my daily concealed carry holster.

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    I like the Desantis speed scabbards myself
     
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    Tucker & Byrd from Texas makes an excellent Kydex with leather lining. I have them for several guns. Kydex holds it's shape without any break-in time which is great for IWB carry. Reholstering can be a bit messy with a leather IWB if it compresses when empty, although comfortable after a break-in period. A good Kydex usually ships without a very long wait time whereas a good leather craftsman may be months behind on his orders. I have both, and each has it's place. Kydex took off because of the much lower price and short wait time. However, there are some pretty expensive Kydex holsters as there are cheap leather ones.
     
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  13. ken grant

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    Glock Sport/Combat is what I use when I carry OWB .
    This is from a guy with boxes of holster both leather and Kydex and also cheap and expensive ones.
    The Glock S/C meets my every need for OWB carry with my Glocks .
     
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    I enjoy the Raven Perun that I have. I put the quick mount straps on it.

    I also REALLY love the older Raven Phantom pancake holsters that I have / have had. But, alas, they no longer make them.

    Vedder and/or Bravo Concealment are 2 other big names that I'd consider. There are attachment systems that can help pull the holster into the body more, too, by moving the loops outwards to the edges vs. having them on the back side of the holster.

    As far as which would mar a gun's finish more: Kydex or boltaron won't hold on to grit like leather will. Leather can, will, and does hold finish-marring dirt. You can literally hose out a plastic holster. Plus - who cares if a carry gun gets finish/holster wear? It's a tool.
     
  15. Truth&Balance

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    For kydex, check out Concealment Express

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    For leather, two from Galco

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    I've been happy with holsters from Mitch Rosen.

    I have a Mitch Rosen Upper Limit for my G43 that's really a quality holster. It rides high and tight and conceals well. I also recently bought a Mitch Rosen 5JR with thumb break for my G26 and couldn't be more impressed with the quality.

    The express line is really decent and the wait time isn't bad.
     
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    Best of both worlds Garrett leather lined Kydex

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    Please risk $15 and try Glock’s Sport Combat Holster. Sold all of my others. It’s plastic. And works great. Do I carry often? Just everyday. For several hours. Every day.
     
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    My only complaint with the Glock sport combat holster is I can’t get it tighter to my body. I still print a tad but it is comfortable to wear.


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