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    Or, more specifically, I'm looking for opinions on carry methods, such as holster on pants belt, holster on gun belt, shoulder holster exposed, and so on.

    You know, what works best for you?

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    Big Gay Al wrote:
    Or, more specifically, I'm looking for opinions on carry methods, such as holster on pants belt, holster on gun belt, shoulder holster exposed, and so on.

    You know, what works best for you?

    p.s. I sometimes wish this forum had a signature section.
    I use a Don Hume on my regular belt, crossdraw left side. I like the close fit and better retention, no chance of a grab from behind. Also less "flashy" as with wearing a gun-belt or leg holster. I have a tactical leg holster for my 9mm, but too un-comfortable to wear.

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    For OC: Serpa with paddleon a regular 1 1/2" leather belt, along with mag holster, flashlight, and blackberry

    For CC: Comp-tac Gurkha with the same belt, mag in a knife holster that conceals it

    With either method, I have my little S&W in my pocket in an Uncle Mikes pocket holster

    As for my opinion, I've used a couple of holsters for my XD, and the Serpa is my favorite, I wouldn't recommend a shoulder holster, because it might make people uneasy when they stand behind you. A sturdy belt and a nice holster is the way to go. The Serpa with the paddle attachment is great, and it's not going anywhere. I have a hard time just taking it off at night.

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    CC: Desantis "Tuck This" for my springfield xd9 3". it is padded and very comfortable inside the waist band, although you need probably an extra 1-2 inches of waist band for this method. eg: my waist is 36" but i wear 38" to accommodate the gun. this holster also has an integrated pouch for spare mag, so i always have 21 rounds on me. 10+10+1. after about the first week of wearing it, i don't feel it anymore. i generally wear my shirt untucked over the gun, but this holster allows you to tuck your shirt in over the gun quit nicely. oh, and i wear my gun strong side and slightly to the rear.
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    Blade-Tech Level IIwith SR Loops, on my right,on a Bianchi 1 3/4" Nylon Belt with Bianchi leather, double mag pouch on left.

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    I use a Nick Matthews #1 for CC & OC I also use a Galco Cop Slot for OCing.


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    For CC I usually carry a XD 3" in a Comp-Tac C.T.A.C., but I am getting fed up with the poor design of their clips. I am saving up for a Nossar holster.
    My OC is a 4" XD with a Galco "Concealable Belt Holster". I got a great deal on it and it works pretty well. My only complaint is that the way the belt threads through it causes it to get uncomfortable from the piece squeezed between the belt and my side.
    Around the house sometimes I use a Fobus paddle holster.

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    Well, I've finally come to appreciate the single stack magazine pistol for it's best virtue. Lightness. As much as I love my Taurus PT92AFS, I've come to really appreciate my Walther P38. I may only have 8+1 rounds before I need to reload, but for OC or CC, I have to say I much prefer the weight.

    This now has me thinking seriously about getting another single stack. I just have to figure out which one.
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    Big Gay Al wrote:
    Well, I've finally come to appreciate the single stack magazine pistol for it's best virtue. Lightness. As much as I love my Taurus PT92AFS, I've come to really appreciate my Walther P38. I may only have 8+1 rounds before I need to reload, but for OC or CC, I have to say I much prefer the weight.

    This now has me thinking seriously about getting another single stack. I just have to figure out which one.
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    Believe me, I'm thinking that way.

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    I carry my 38 in "Uncle Mike" shoulder rig. (mainly in woods) on an empty chamber.

    My Ruger 40 S&W in a Blackhawk belt holster.

    Both ary nylon.

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    1COUNTRYBOY wrote:
    I carry my 38 in "Uncle Mike" shoulder rig. (mainly in woods) on an empty chamber.

    My Ruger 40 S&W in a Blackhawk belt holster.

    Both ary nylon.
    Ok, I have to ask. Is the .38 an older design? Or is it you, who's the "older design."


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    I use a gun belt (Beltman or Desbiens custom) and Desbiens IWB leather holster = tucks away and totally conceals (while being very comfortable) either a Govt or Commander 1911 .45acp. When attire doesn't allow for 1911 carry, I resort to Nemesis pocket holster w/ SP101 357Mag snubbie.

    Have yet to OC, for which I have Serpa OWB :celebrate

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    1COUNTRYBOY wrote:
    I carry my 38 in "Uncle Mike" shoulder rig. (mainly in woods) on an empty chamber.

    My Ruger 40 S&W in a Blackhawk belt holster.

    Both ary nylon.
    Just wondering, why the empty chamber

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    Woody! wrote:
    1COUNTRYBOY wrote:
    I carry my 38 in "Uncle Mike" shoulder rig. (mainly in woods) on an empty chamber.

    My Ruger 40 S&W in a Blackhawk belt holster.

    Both ary nylon.
    Just wondering, why the empty chamber
    Had me wondering too, I just phrased my comment a little differently.
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    I guess a little of each. I was told the 38 is a "K" series.(dont want to spent $35 to have the number run) As for me a "55" series. Both are true classics



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    To me a safety issue, I can be clumsy once in awhile.

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