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Old February 18, 2022, 05:46 PM   #1
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XD-9 AIWB Holsters?

I am contemplating buying a pistol and holster dedicated to AIWB carry. But, first I thought it a good idea to get an AIWB holster for a pistol I currently own and practice with it before sinking the money into a pistol/holster combination. The pistol I chose is my 4" XD-9. Going to several reputable holster manufacturer sights, I am not having luck finding any that list the XD-9 as a pistol they are making a holster for. Can you give me any recommendations for a quality AIWB holster for this pistol? TIA.
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Old February 18, 2022, 06:14 PM   #2
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Red Hill Tactical. Might not be exactly what you have in mind but they do make a holster specific to the xd 9
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Old February 18, 2022, 07:58 PM   #3
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Red Hill Tactical. Might not be exactly what you have in mind but they do make a holster specific to the xd 9

THANK YOU! I will check them out.


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Old February 19, 2022, 08:11 PM   #4
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Red Hill Tactical. Might not be exactly what you have in mind but they do make a holster specific to the xd 9

Well, I checked them out. They do have a couple of holsters for the XD-9. But, they do not have an AIWB holster. Darn!

So, I’m still looking.


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Old February 22, 2022, 02:09 PM   #5
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So, no one here carries AIWB with an XD-9?
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Old February 22, 2022, 02:43 PM   #6
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CrossBeed shows some IAWB holster for the XD-9. Ambride is another.
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Old February 22, 2022, 09:49 PM   #7
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Thank you! I do see the Crossbreed holster, but cannot find the other one.
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Old February 23, 2022, 01:19 AM   #8
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Thank you! I do see the Crossbreed holster, but cannot find the other one.
https://amberide.com/collections/spr...-kydex-holster
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Old February 23, 2022, 08:44 AM   #9
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Thanks for the link!! Yeah, that holster is for the sub-compact. I've got the 4" service model. But, I do appreciate the info. I hadn't heard of that manufacturer!
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Old February 23, 2022, 10:25 AM   #10
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That may be why not too many carry that model. That size is a much tougher concealment! Pretty tough to sit with it picking at the wrong things!
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Old February 24, 2022, 03:14 PM   #11
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Well, I'm not so sure about the size being an issue. Currently, the H&K VP9 is a very popular pistol and one which major manufacturers are making AIWB holsters for. The slide length is longer than ours with the XD-9 and the magazine capacity is also greater. So, IMO, it's the fact the the XD-9 is an older model handgun that is the limiting characteristic here. You and I might say it's a classic. However, in the ever changing landscape, it's perhaps been overshadowed by the avalanche of newer pistols in the past decade or so. In fact, some of the trainers I've recently watched have commented that a smaller pistol is less comfortable carrying AIWB! Sounds counter-intuitive to me, but, hey, I have yet to carry that way. Thus, my inquiries about quality holsters. And, the comment on the VP9 was just an example. I've checked out several good holster makers and they are making AIWB holsters for plenty of midsize to full-size pistols. Just not the XD-9. If I hadn't had my slide cerakoted and an XS Big Dot front sight put on, maybe I'd just give up on it and buy a newer pistol. But, I like this pistol, shoot it well, and I've had it a long time. I have three quality holsters for it, but none in AIWB.
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