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Phoebe
September 19, 2009, 12:31 AM
I need an IWB option for my Kahr PM9. I'm new to this, so I can only imagine what might work. But here's my thoughts...

I think appendix carry will work best for me.
Need IWB
I'm looking at tuckable. I'm not ever wearing a big, thick belt, and aside from concealment, tuckable look more stable?
I think I will prefer low ride rather than high.

I don't know if I want it canted or straight and I'm not sure how to predict that.

I don't want to spend a fortune or wait for weeks at a time.

Any suggestions?

I've been looking at the Crossbreed MiniTuck (long wait, but I see one on gunbroker that seems to be available now)

Fist-Inc has some with clips that are relatively inexpensive and look comfy, but no clue if I'd want canted or straight.
http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/holster/1.htm
http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/holster/1A.htm

I'm looking at the DeSantis Nemesis (looks like this will either work really well or I will hate it and I can't tell which)
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=890724&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=free&************=10613

Blade-Tech (maybe looks a bit bulky??)
http://www.blade-tech.com/Blade-Tech-Ultimate-Concealment-Holster-pr-821.html

I'm not assuming the above meets any specification I think I want.

How on earth can I predict what will make me happy in an IWB? (might make millions if I could figure that out, since it seems anyone who has owned guns for awhile, has a drawer full of holsters)

Shane Tuttle
September 19, 2009, 12:43 AM
How on earth can I predict what will make me happy in an IWB? (might make millions if I could figure that out, since it seems anyone who has owned guns for awhile, has a drawer full of holsters)

It seems that no matter how much input you receive, holsters are a MUST to try out for yourself. Another one to add to your list is www.comp-tac.com. Of all the holsters in my household, they've been the most compatable for me.

davesans
September 26, 2009, 08:13 PM
I didn't want to spend a fortune on my first holster either.
I appendix carry I search all over for something and read every post on holsters
I bought a High Noon Mr.Softy works great very much like the Fist holster you put the link. The only thing I don't like is the back of the slide digs into you if sitting for long time. So I will definitely be replacing it with one that has leather covering the slide. The Crossbreed MiniTuck I believe in not a appendix carry their Mirco Clip is though. Crossbreed has a 2 week trial if you don't like it. Hope this helps

Regards
Dave

sholling
September 26, 2009, 09:43 PM
Everybody winds up with a drawer full of holsters. That's because everybody is built differently. What I can do is give you some ideas. For 2 o'clock carry I'd look at Comp-tac (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog.php?cPath=28&osCsid=rfshsrh5tfjja5qv3umarak672)'s 2 O'Clock.

For hip carry NM-Holster #1, TT-Gunleather's Mike's Special, and offerings from Comp-Tac and Custom Carry Concepts Quick Cover.

You will also want to invest in a good belt. Like them or not they are a must. Comp-Tack has some nice ones.

HuntAndFish
September 26, 2009, 10:31 PM
Just from your username I'm assuming female so I'm posting this URL in case you haven't seen it;

http://www.corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx#Holster

If my assumption is wrong you can PM me and I will make it right publicly.

Str8UpG
September 26, 2009, 10:41 PM
I use the Don Hume 715 for all my IWB carry.

beasleydano
September 26, 2009, 11:10 PM
+1 with Str8UpG. I have tried a bunch of different IWB holsters. Don Hume H715M is what I have been using for my handguns for a good while. Made in USA, good quality, good price, simple design that works.

xrmattaz
September 27, 2009, 07:16 PM
I'd highly recommend trying one of the Comptac products. Expect quite the wait, though! My last two took FIVE days from the time I ordered, 'til they arrived at my doorstep.

Best customer service in the industry (well....tied with Milt Sparks :p ) IMO.

45Gunner
September 28, 2009, 08:21 AM
Very true statement: "Those that have owned guns for awhile have a draw full of holsters."

I'm not a fan of IWB carry so as a result, I most often carry OWB, strong side. I have a couple of shoulder rigs but use those only on rare occasions. I find the holsters that work best for me are Galco and Blackhawk Retention. The Galco holsters ride close to the body and do not print. I prefer the butt of the gun to have a slightly forward cant.

In another life, when I was working, I was issued a Don Hume strong side OWB with a retention strap. It was very comfortable and perfect for the job, especially as the duty weapon was relatively heavy. Nowadays, when the need for a retention holster arises, I use a Blackhawk.
Check them out. Hope my information was of some use to you. Good luck.

MikeGoob
September 28, 2009, 12:13 PM
Phoebe, Fist makes an adjustable cant holster. I like it for my Kahr. Its worth a try without too much investment and its THIN!

http://i40.tinypic.com/2wqabsg.jpg

skifast
September 28, 2009, 02:28 PM
Check out Kholster.com. I have one and love it. I trimmed the leather to fit my gun. They not pretty, but cheap and very adjustable.

pax
September 28, 2009, 02:37 PM
Phoebe,

Stroll over to www.usgalco.com and check out Galco's contour-cut belts that narrow down or taper in the front. They don't look like "gun belts," but rather like simple dress belts. See http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterP3.asp?ProductID=1313&CatalogID=254 or http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterP3.asp?ProductID=1339&CatalogID=255. I can vouch for how sturdy & attractive they are.

At the same time, look at the "Ultra Deep Cover" holster (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPT2.asp ), which is a nice little tuckable that will do the job for you. Don't go with the similar-appearing "USA" holster, because the USA doesn't have a reinforced mouth; that's a safety issue & not worth it.

Galco keeps products in stock & so you won't have to wait a long time for your order, either.

Hope it helps.

pax