I don't like a SOB holster for all of the above mentioned reasons...I've tried several for a day at a time, borrowing from friends who also gave up on them.
For concealment purposes, all of us have gone to a 4 o'clock position (the old FBI carry), just behind the right (or strong hand) hip. It works well, does not hinder a good presentation, and is almost as concealable as the SOB carry.
Pic attached showing a S&W M36 with a three inch bbl. in a Tom Threepersons type in the "FBI" position. El Paso Saddlery carries several models of this type holster; all to be recommended, and worth the cost.
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