Conceal on the hip.

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by afondren, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. afondren

    afondren New Member

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    I have a glock 26 and am having a hard time finding a way to conceal and it still be accessible. Currently using a pancake holster. Tried in-the-pants and found it far too uncomfortable. I have a small frame and the gun looks bulky and awkward on my side, no matter the clothing. Any suggestions?
     
  2. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    What kind of holster do you have? A quality holster and belt make all the difference in the world.
     

  3. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    Vertical stripes on a button down shirt. Dark colored shirts. Wear at 8 or 4 o'clock. The Don Hume JIT holster is an awesome choice. Keeps the gun high and tight to the body. A kydex infused stiff belt is the only way to go.
     
  4. afondren

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    Currently using an uncle mikes pancake holster. Its low-end for sure. Will look into a high-quality holster as suggested. Thanks for the help folks.
     
  5. unit44justin

    unit44justin New Member

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    Just got my White Hat Max tuck in the mail today and that thing is amazing to say the least. I have been carrying it at about 3:30 and it is very comfortable and can't even tell I have my G23 on me. I tried it at about the 3:00 position and when I sat down it was either the leather or the belt clip was digging into my leg which made it uncomfortable. Try new spots and a better holster. I know Foxx holsters which is a vendor on here has IWB holsters similar to the White Hat and Crossbreed IWB at a far better price I think $39 check their thread out under the vendor section.
     
  6. If IWB is uncomfortable, you're using the wrong holster.
     
  7. ckuenzer331

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    I carry a 27 off duty, at most times... I run a SOB holster at a 3:30 -4:00 position... I'm small framed too (6'5" 180 lbs)... I run several holsters and all just behind my hip... Easily covered...
     
  8. RockoutwithmyGlockout

    RockoutwithmyGlockout New Member

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    As everyone else said. Behind the hip is best place to conceal. That's where I carry. I conceal a Glock 17.
     
  9. Blades

    Blades Senior Member

    And maybe the wrong pants. Did you go up a size?
     
  10. afondren

    afondren New Member

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    No, didn't go up a size. Perhaps that is my problem.
     
  11. afondren

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    I noticed the JIT holster doesn't have a retention strap. Would you consider it safe to cary with one in the chamber?
     
  12. kodiak

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    If you're using the uncle mikes paddle holster, it is not designed for IWB. That's your problem....is this the holster?
     

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  13. afondren

    afondren New Member

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    These are the two holsters I have. The "pancake" holster imprints badly. The ITW holster I find uncomfortable and still imprints. Probably need to go up a pant size to make it work.

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  14. kodiak

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    My fault you said pancake and I thought paddle. Something designed like this will prevent the weapon from digging into you. There is a vendor here called Foxx Holsters who makes a very similar design for $39 shipped I believe. I would not hesitate to place an order and feel the difference it will make.
     

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  15. afondren

    afondren New Member

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    Thanks so much everyone for all the great advice! I love this forum!
     
  16. afondren

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    Can anyone suggest a kydex-infused belt that is reasonably priced yet good quality?
     
  17. RockoutwithmyGlockout

    RockoutwithmyGlockout New Member

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    Kydex. I'm not sure how "reasonable" it is but they have a great selection to choose from here. I conceal my Glock 17 at work that I'm not supposed to have... ;) Lol. Let's just say that holster rocks! Its great quality and I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
    Www.comp-tac.com
     
  18. RockoutwithmyGlockout

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    Both pictures I'm armed promise!
    I typically carry in the back around the 8 o' clock position. (lefty) but I wanted to show how well this holster conceals.
     
  19. afondren

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    Nice! And that is with shirt tucked too. That's what I'm going for. There shouldn't be a question of "what is under his shirt".
     
  20. Mike P's "nukin style" holster does exactly this.