I carried my P229 in a Highnoon Tailgunner IWB. I hadn't lost any confidence but I remember why I don't carry very often. It tears my back up. Sitting with an IWB and having the weight of the gun pull on my bad side is going to cause issues for the next week, at least. I'm going to have to come up with some other way to carry.
OWB never really worked for me and a shoulder holster isn't practical. Is cross-draw a terrible idea? Suggestion?
Posts: 42056 | Location: Pennsyltucky | Registered: December 05, 2001
Mark, don't forget the importance of using a high quality belt, like one from Armour belts or Beltman, or, I am sure a myriad of other makers.
I carry a P226 or P220 stainless, IWB, sometimes OWB. I used to use whatever belt was available, or the cheapest. My back would always hurt at the end of the day. After getting a good high quality belt, I can carry that stainless .45 all day long, and have on occasion, forgetten it was there.
It may or may not help with your situation specifically, but might be something to look into.
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I don't carry my P365 often but when I do even in an inexpensive Don Hume clip holster I forget I am wearing it. I can clip it to sweat pants and lightweight shorts without a problem and that's with the 12 round mag.
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Posts: 1723 | Location: South Carolina | Registered: May 26, 2005
Originally posted by mark123: Thanks, friend. I'll look into AIWB. Is sitting uncomfortable with AIWB?
Since going with a stubbier pistol (M&P 3.6" compact) I have zero issues with comfort. With a 4" pistol like a G19 or similar it would dig into my upper thigh just enough to get a bit raw by the end of the day. I imagine your G33 or a P365 would be hardly noticed after a few days of getting used to it.
I used to carry a P220 and then a P229. I'm sure there's heavier guns, but yeah, boat anchor is a fitting descriptor.
Where on your belt do you place your holster? I eventually found that for me, with a Glock 19, IWB just forward of my right hip but not quite AIWB. Works pretty well and doesn't flare up my sciatica like carrying the SIGs at 3:00 did. And that's with two mags on the offside.This message has been edited. Last edited by: P220 Smudge,
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Posts: 12423 | Location: Seattle-ish | Registered: February 10, 2011
GOOD belt. High and tight OWB pancake holster, forward cant at around 3ish to 4ish super comfy.
The way I see it no matter what I carry beyond pocket or ankle I will need a cover garment so I might as well go OWB, fighting sized pistol. I had tried it all over the years and that is what works best for me. Well all except AIWB.....I just can't bring myself to hold big Jim and the twins hostage.
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