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Old November 21, 2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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recomendations for IWB holster (non-belt) for CC

I like the cross breed but I'm concerned about the leather being warm and "sticky"?

What other ideas do you guys have?

I typically wear blue jeans with no belt and will be carrying either a 24/7 C or a PX4 (soon to be compact 40 eventually).
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Old December 2, 2010, 03:55 AM   #2
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I have the Comptac Minotaur for my Glock 22 and 27. You don't even notice it's there. It's comfortable as hell and you don't really notice it too much if you sweat. It's not too bad...
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Old December 2, 2010, 08:24 AM   #3
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i'll probably catch some flack for this, but i have a simple bagmaster IWB holster that retails for ~15-20, and ive had no issues with it. id love to try some of the fancier holsters just to see if there's a difference, but i cant see paying upwards of $50 for something that stays hidden.
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Old December 2, 2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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serious about wearing a gun?

A belt helps.

Price is not an issue for this particular portion of my life-saving gear. Function is of paramount importance. Awareness comes when the first time you NEED to draw your gun and its holster either hinders one's ability to properly grasp the gun for withdrawing, or the holster comes along with it.

"Box o' holsters" a familiar term?
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Old December 2, 2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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Thanks mak52580, I'll be checking them out.

WESHOOT2, So, what do you recommend, other than a belt, which I have no desire to wear. I never said anything about budget, I just want something that is comfortable and functional.
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Old December 2, 2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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fanny pack

At some point yoiu will recognize that a good belt is a mandatory part of your carry system.
Denial doesn't alter reality.
See, guns, even wee plastic ones, are still heavy enough to droop yer drawers.

You can try any cheap plastic paddle to further grasp this concept. Fobus gear is decent, Galco a bit further up on the price scale for certain (inexpensive) models, Blade-Tech/ CompTac/ Sidearmor even further.

Try some holsters if possible before buying. And find a good-sized box....
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Old December 2, 2010, 11:59 AM   #7
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I like the cross breed but I'm concerned about the leather being warm and "sticky"?
Wear a "A-Shirt" under it. That's what I do. Works great. I work in a 100+ degree pizza shop all summer long. No problem.

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Old December 2, 2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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Hmm, that's not a bad idea... I've been thinking about wearing an "under armor" type shirt recently... this would solve the issue like you said.
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Old December 2, 2010, 02:37 PM   #9
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If you are really serious about carry, you need a gun belt.

If you are serious about actually carrying, you need a belt. No matter what holster you've got, it won't work nearly as well as it should because it needs a belt to support the holster and gun.

I'd even argue that the belt is equally, if not more important than the holster when carrying any thing bigger than a pocket gun.

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I just want something that is comfortable and functional.
A belt will allow your holster to be both comfortable and functional. Without one, you'll be constantly trying to keep the gun and holster in place.
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Old December 2, 2010, 03:45 PM   #10
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You could try Thunderwear...


There is also also holsters out there that are similar to elastic waistbands, and also undershirts that have holsters built in. I also kind of remeber 5.11 Tactical having some clothing with built in holsters...
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Old December 3, 2010, 02:09 AM   #11
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Wear a "A-Shirt" under it.
Having a shirt in between makes a HUGE difference. I'm no expert, but leather will breathe a lot better than synthetics and just be more comfortable overall, imo.
Here's my Glock 39 in a High Noon IWB holster. I've been using this regularly for 5 years, worn in the center of the back ~ very happy with it.

Notice the belt clip is not only painted, but blued underneath as well.


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Old December 3, 2010, 11:38 PM   #12
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Do yourself a favor. Google: "custom Kydex holsters" and "custom leather holsters" see what's offered in Kydex and leather before you make a final decision. Also, check out the holster makers return policy. If the return policy doesn't make you jump through hoops, you have a pretty good idea that they expect you will like what you receive.
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