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    IWB holsters

    Does anyone open carry with a IWB holster? I'm assuming this is ok as long as the firearm isn't completely covered.

    For those that use an IWB holster, any recommendations?

    Much thanks

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    What are you carrying? Yes, you can use an IWB holster as long as the shirt doesn't cover it up.
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    IWB Holsters are considered to conceal the sidearm.

    I have 3 that I use when I carry outside Wisconsin or while I am doing something here that requires it.

    Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe:

    It is an OK holster, I have had it for about 2 months and is is still not broken in. Even though I have a lot of time invested in trying to get it to conform. It also took longer than expected to get here, but I was not complaining when I saw the craftsmanship. It is easy to draw from, and very easy to re-holster. All in all, I give it a fairly good opinion.


    C. Rusty Sherrick Custom:

    This is my oldest, and is in excellent condition. The leather is sturdy and it will handle just about anything I have thrown at it like it was nothing. This is the best holster I have ever had or seen.


    Galco Triton Kydex:

    This thing is nasty uncomfortable. I got it because the one I was wearing in TN last year was having retention problems and it was a total waste of my money. I ended up spending the rest of the trip only carrying my back up with a pocket holster.


    So I would suggest (If you can afford it) to go with a total custom leather holster like my C. Rusty Sherrick, but if you can't I would say go with the Super Tuck Deluxe. I use the one of the 2 in all of my CC courses, and when I am traveling out of Wisconsin. And I always have both with me just in case.

    But that is just my opinion.
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    sorry - my bad. it probably would have been helpful to mention the pistol type. DUH!!

    G19 and 9mm XDM are my current pistols.

    thanks guys

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    We had this discussion a while ago. Even with a IWB holster, if the grip is visible, your good. I've carried my Walther p1 a bit, and the holster for it covers like 99.9% of the gun. Never had any problems with that either.

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    Can you point me at that thread, I would like to read it. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalicoJack10 View Post
    Can you point me at that thread, I would like to read it. thanks
    Pretty slow in the shop tonight, ill look. :-)

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    Here is one I found,
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...side+waistband

    I'm on my phone, but I can post the other ones when I get home.

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    I make IWB in several styles for several sidearms. They can be seen here: http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/

    Each holster is handmade out of 7-10oz. leather and Heavy kydex. I build each one as if I were building it for myself.
    They are guaranteed for life (materials and workmanship). I source the best materials and fasteners I can get my hands.

    As for carry, I have used one for carry for many years in AZ. I used one here when I first started to carry. I also use a belt holster that features retention. I have no preference.

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    http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/ Concealment holsters IWB, SOB, and belt slide. Open Carry too. New from Buffalo Holster, Women's holsters for concealment and or belt carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardballer View Post
    I make IWB in several styles for several sidearms. They can be seen here: http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/

    Each holster is handmade out of 7-10oz. leather and Heavy kydex. I build each one as if I were building it for myself.
    They are guaranteed for life (materials and workmanship). I source the best materials and fasteners I can get my hands.

    As for carry, I have used one for carry for many years in AZ. I used one here when I first started to carry. I also use a belt holster that features retention. I have no preference.

    Hardballer out!
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    Iwb

    For me, the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 is the best one out there. It is very comfortable and conceals extremely well. They have a small shop with only a few employees. It will take about 7 months to get your holster but it is well worth the wait. http://www.miltsparks.com/
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    I bought a Comp-Tac MTAC IWB holster for my Sig 239. I've recently purchased a Galco Fletch OWB holster to use instead, for the following reasons:

    I like the MTAC, but wearing an IWB holster requires rather loose-fitting trousers to accommodate the bulk of the holstered pistol inside the waistband. In addition, the MTAC is a Level-1 holster that depends on the tension of the holster and the belt to make it difficult for someone else to draw your firearm.

    The Fletch is a Level-2 holster, with a retention strap that makes it very difficult for someone else to draw your firearm. It also feels more comfortable to carry the Sig in the OWB holster and I can wear my normal-size trousers.

    I like both holsters and wear them at different times for different reasons.

    Both the MTAC and the Fletch are considered open carry holsters here in Virginia because a significant part of the firearm is "commonly observable."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardballer View Post
    I make IWB in several styles for several sidearms. They can be seen here: http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/

    Each holster is handmade out of 7-10oz. leather and Heavy kydex. I build each one as if I were building it for myself.
    They are guaranteed for life (materials and workmanship). I source the best materials and fasteners I can get my hands.

    As for carry, I have used one for carry for many years in AZ. I used one here when I first started to carry. I also use a belt holster that features retention. I have no preference.

    Hardballer out!
    Can you tool out logos on teh leather? I like the small pancake design with the retention, but I would like a Calico Jack on it. lol
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    [QUOTE=CalicoJack10;1499001]IWB Holsters are considered to conceal the sidearm.

    I have 3 that I use when I carry outside Wisconsin or while I am doing something here that requires it.

    Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe:

    It is an OK holster, I have had it for about 2 months and is is still not broken in. Even though I have a lot of time invested in trying to get it to conform. It also took longer than expected to get here, but I was not complaining when I saw the craftsmanship. It is easy to draw from, and very easy to re-holster. All in all, I give it a fairly good opinion.


    I have to agree with CalicoJack. I got my Crossbreed a few weeks back. I'm impressed with the quality but it does take a heap of breaking in, now if my jeans just had that extra inch I need in 'em!
    But overall it is a good IWB rig.
    Now we just need to get the right to CC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Yote 312 View Post
    PM Comin at ya...

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    Another pm coming your way hardballer!!

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    Not to be the bad guy but there is a whole sub-forum dedicated to holsters and accessories:

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...nd-Accessories
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    Purse/Pocket holster...

    Just thought I mention that I also make a Purse/Pocket holster. It can be seen here:

    Buffalo Holster Company http://bit.ly/dTVUno
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    http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/ Concealment holsters IWB, SOB, and belt slide. Open Carry too. New from Buffalo Holster, Women's holsters for concealment and or belt carry.

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