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Old October 11, 2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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New to the IWB holster.

I just recieved my new IWB holster for my M&P compact .40. I orderd a High Noon IWB and it feels great. I was sceptical on how comfortable an IWB could be. I mean, a holster stuffed between my pants and body can't feel good. I'm excited to start carrying. I ordered a Milt Sparks about 2 months ago but was getting anxiouse to try the IWB holster, so I ordered a realatively inexpensive HIgh Noon "Split decision". If this feels good I wonder how the Milt Sparks is going to compare, Ive heard so many good things about them being top notch and super comfortable. Now i just need to practice drawing and reholstering. I'm really surprised how comfortable it feels. Now I'm wondering how real world application is going to be, Sitting and driving, does the gun jamb into the seat? Sitting in resturant chairs or booths? I'll soon find out.
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Old October 12, 2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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its not that bad....

leather IWB is much more forgiving driving that Kydex OWB is.
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Old October 13, 2007, 01:35 AM   #3
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Sitting and driving, does the gun jamb into the seat
If your state allows it, just stuff the gun between the console and seat. Just you TRY and draw from an IWB with seatbelt on in less than a couple seconds.
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Old October 13, 2007, 07:41 AM   #4
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I have no problem drawing from my Brommeland Max Con V while seated and belted. I wear it at 3:30 - 4:30. The Max Con V is designed to tilt slightly more forward when seated to facilitate the draw.
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Old October 17, 2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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Just make sure to get your "carry pants" a size bigger to make up for the gun. I think, for most people, the IWB is about the best way to carry. I have a holster that I made quite a few years ago and I still use it.
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Old October 17, 2007, 02:24 PM   #6
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second what my neighbor chris said, notwithstanding the Max Con V. Ease of drawing from the IWB while seatbelted ranges from tolerable to nearly tear-inducing impossible, depending on the weapon and rig. Find out now, before you need to, and consider the suggestion if it's legally above board where you live.

I rely on IWB holsters almost exclusively, exception being in colder weather when concealment of an OWB is no issue.
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Old October 17, 2007, 02:39 PM   #7
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the problem I've experienced with the gun between the seats is that If it's placed where I can get a grip on it, it moves around and eventually falls to some unweildy position. If I stick it far enough down to hold it in place, I cant get to it.

I don't have a belly overhang, or lovehandles....and I skip the seat belt more often than not ().... drawing in the drivers seat isn't an issue for me.

I often pull the truck into my field and shoot from the cab, using the door as cover just in case I ever need to know how to do that.
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Old October 17, 2007, 04:34 PM   #8
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Hear you loud and clear regarding that peripatetic piece, dwatts.

But I have a question for you: which are you more likely to need to preserve your life, your seatbelt or your sidearm? Not asking to bust your chops - I do the same thing; I am far more likely to be driving sans seat belt than sans sidearm.

Just seems I have my priorities backwards, as far as keeping safe goes. Sounds like you're in the country, so maybe MVAs aren't as big a concern for you.

Cheers.

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Old October 17, 2007, 06:12 PM   #9
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which are you more likely to need to preserve your life, your seatbelt or your sidearm
I know, I know.... I spent a few brief years on a turbo charged Gixxxer, and I survived... so I guess my subconscious tells me "you didn't die on a crotch rocket, you won't die in your truck".

Maybe I'm just a bonehead??
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Old October 17, 2007, 11:58 PM   #10
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Mileage varies... In my case i have little if any "problem" drawing a pistol from an IWB holster while seated and belted in. I siimply adjust slightly compared to say, being unbelted, and out it comes.
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