IWB Vs OWB

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,063 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    You can make a shoulder rig work. I sometimes wear one under my jacket to church on Sunday. Requires practice, practice, practice. But they are very comfortable.

    Shoulder holsters almost require muzzle flagging everyone on one side of you during the draw. A no go for me. And if they aren’t great require both hands to accomplish the draw.

    Appendix carry is my preferred.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,556 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Get a remora holster and cure the di ckie-do disease.

    I will look, thanks, the collection of holsters grows.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,884 Senior Member
    I carried IWB when I carried a full sized pistol and was more concerned with concealment. Since I have retired and no longer worry about being busted by co-workers, I just pocket carry a subcompact .45 or 9mm, and let it print.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    I will look, thanks, the collection of holsters grows.

    Good thing about the Remora.....it's cheap to experiment. And it doesn't seem right, but, they DO stay in your pants even without a clip on them. You can get them either way, I got the non clipped version.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,835 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Just a personal observation, being tall and skinny, I only weigh 145 lbs. I can not wear a IWB CC, even tried a suede lined holster with a Ruger LCP 380, they chafe on my hip bone, the most comfortable for me are the Bianchi OWB, and even than i wear them more toward the back than on the hip. My normal CC are a 1911 .45 or Charter Arms .44 spc.

    Any of you other skinny guys have this problem ??

    JAY

    At 5'11" 140, I guess I qualify as a skinny guy. I carry an M&P compact in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck at about 3:30. Don't have the problem you mentioned. But I only carry around the house, and only a few hours at a time. Not sure how it would feel after 8 or 10 hours though.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,268 Senior Member
    I appendix carry a Glock 19 daily in a Raven Concealment Eidelon. For me the holster makes all the difference, and the Eidelon (and others like it) features a "claw" that your belt pushes against and rotates the gun butt against your torso. I can even carry with a moderately fitted t-shirt without significant printing.


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  • NomadacNomadac Senior Member Posts: 865 Senior Member
    I used to carry IWB with a Milt Sparks Executive Companion for my Colt Lt.Wt Officers Model .45 acp.
    But after my hip replacement I switched to a Galco COMBAT MASTER BELT HOLSTER OWB that I carry either my Colt Commander or my Colt Lt. Wt. Officers Mdl. I have found it very comfortable and both fit well and easy for me to conceal.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 629 Senior Member
    Word to the wise, if you use a pocket holster like the Remora, use it as it was designed to be used.....in a pocket. A friend of mine was using the DeSantis pocket holster similar a Remora, but was using it as an IWB holster. A couple of weeks ago he had to pull his gun to stop a knife attack and the holster came out with the gun. He had to sweep the holster off the gun with his other hand. Luckily the thug fled when he realized he had literally brought a knife to a gunfight. :guns: The thug didn't get far, police caught up with him a few blocks away. What may appear to work fine in practice may not work so well in an emergency with the adrenaline flowing.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,642 Senior Member
    I have an OWB that fits both my PT-709 and fullsize M&P. Love it.



    A long shirt and it hides the Taurus easily. The S&W needs more help, so if I wear my jacket, fine, otherwise, I have IWB that works.
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,644 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    Word to the wise, if you use a pocket holster like the Remora, use it as it was designed to be used.....in a pocket. A friend of mine was using the DeSantis pocket holster similar a Remora, but was using it as an IWB holster. A couple of weeks ago he had to pull his gun to stop a knife attack and the holster came out with the gun. He had to sweep the holster off the gun with his other hand. Luckily the thug fled when he realized he had literally brought a knife to a gunfight. :guns: The thug didn't get far, police caught up with him a few blocks away. What may appear to work fine in practice may not work so well in an emergency with the adrenaline flowing.
    The Remora CAN be used as a pocket holster but it’s designed to be an IWB carry holster. The Desantis is an actual pocket carry holster. And the real Remora will NOT come out of your pants when you draw, period.

    I’ve been carrying my wife’s 43 apendix in a Remora most of this winter and I’ll be dammed if it’s not one of the most concealable and comfortable CC rigs ever. Hardly notice it’s there anymore.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,011 Senior Member
    I wore a Remora with a P-64 in it for 12 hours today, drove over 500 miles, and did mechanical inspections on two cars. No strain, no pain, and I almost forgot I was packing, occasionally. I wear mine over my right kidney- - - -best position I've found for long distance driving- - - -maybe not the best for a quick draw?
    Jerry
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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,444 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    I wore a Remora with a P-64 in it for 12 hours today, drove over 500 miles, and did mechanical inspections on two cars. No strain, no pain, and I almost forgot I was packing, occasionally. I wear mine over my right kidney- - - -best position I've found for long distance driving- - - -maybe not the best for a quick draw?
    Jerry

    I do the same thing with my LC9s. The Remora is VERY comfortable!
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