This may seem odd, but I use almost a 45 degree cant OTW high ride @ about 3:30. The draw is a bit odd when standing, but it makes the weapon easy to get to when seated or in the car. Re- holstering is also a slower more deliberate act.
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I just bought my first Kydex carry holster. Discussed it with the maker, PJ Holster, and he suggested, for a 3:30 to 4 o'clock carry, a 15° to 20° cant. I went with 15°. Works like a champ. Draws very nicely & I can re-holster neatly and cleanly without looking or feeling for the holster.
Only disadvantage is that does raise the grip of the pistol and makes it print a bit more than it otherwise might. Not a problem with a loose cover garment, but a couple of my t-shirts are more form-fitting.
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Depends on the gun, holster and clothing I'm wearing.
For my daily carrying; Glock 17, Classic IWB by Blade-Tech which usually sits on the hip with about a 10° cant.
Now if I'm wearing "professional" attire; I would go with a Glock 17 in a VMII behind the hip. The VMII is a 15° cant.
Originally posted by wrightd: Do you prefer the std 15 degree FBI draw angle for strong side hip carry ? I find it a little too much rake because I like to carry at 3:00 to 3:30 or so, rather than 4 to 5 oclock.
I'm thinking a 5 degree cant. What say you ?
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I like the added cant for carry behind the hip. I tend to carry 330-4 o clock and the cant makes it easier to conceal the grip. It requires torquing your wrist a bit more than normal on the draw but that hasn't become a problem for me yet.
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