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Currently carry a G29 IWB, kind of gets uncomfortable after a while. I have also had feed issues with it on occasions. Love the gun, would never sell it, but I think its time to move on. I've never really paid much attention to semis in the past, mainly play with revolvers. I was looking for something thinner that would hopefully be more comfortable. No 9mm or .380, I don't need another caliber to stockpile. So looking at .357 sig, .40, .45 or .38 S. Problem is there are not too many, that I can find, that are thinner. The P250 compact is about the only Sig any thinner at 1.1" and in .40 has 10 round mags., which is good. I REALLY like the 1911 Ultra compact and the Dan Wesson Guardian but both are significantly wider than I have. I don't know if the style change from Glock, (boxy) to 1911 would make it easier to carry. Others I was thinking of was a 229 or maybe a 320. Any thoughts or suggestions on a comfortable IWB pistol? Anyone carry Glocks and compact 1911's, just wondering how they compare comfort wise. I also pocket carry a SP101 or 36 but I need more than 5 rounds.
 
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P239 in .40 would be an excellent choice. Or an alloy frame Commander size 1911.


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Look at what KAHR offers. While their lesser expensive polymer pistols seem to be more popular, their all stainless pistols are excellent choices in a striker fired pistol. https://www.kahr.com/


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What holster are you using IWB? I've currently had great luck and comfort with the Milt Sparks Nexus for my G26/G27s and Sig P220 carry. Maybe the 27 will work for you since it's thinner than the 29.
G36 maybe a good choice.


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Cayanne,

How much mag capacity are you looking for?

Any double stack is not going to be much thinner. You could go with a Glock 23 in .40, and lose about 1/8".

If you want significantly thinner, you need to go single stack. Reading your post the Shield in .45 came to mind. You can do that in .40, and get the width under an inch. But .40 in a gun that small may be a handful. And, of course you'd be down in the 6-7 round mag capacity range. The G36 might also be a consideration.
 
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P239 in .40 would be an excellent choice. Or an alloy frame Commander size 1911.


Gonna be hard to find magazines in P239 .40 other than what comes w/ the gun. Frown Otherwise that's what I would be suggesting.
 
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Thanks all, I'll look into your recommendations. The 239 looks like a contender. Now using a Galco Kingtuk with the G29. As far as capacity at least 8 rounds, 10 would be great, doubles the capacity of my revolvers.
 
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Have you looked at the M&P 40C (the original verson, not the 2.0)?
 
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IWB carry is made MUCH more comfortable by using a thin pistol. Standard Glocks and Sigs are, FOR ME, too wide, especially the large-frame Glocks.

The single most comfortable gun I've found to carry IWB is a Glock 43, because it's noticeably thinner than regular Glocks. Next up is a 1911, followed closely by a Browning Hi-Power. I like Milt Sparks Summer Special II a lot, but my favorite is the Watch Six, which they no longer make.
 
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I've been carrying a Walther PPS M2 (9mm) in a Milt Sparks Leather "Summer Special 2" IWB for more than a year and I love it! The pistol is very thin, light, accurate, and has functioned perfectly for me. I usually carry it with a seven round magazine in the gun and an eight round magazine in the matching pouch. This pistol isn't a "high" capacity, but certainly provides more rounds than a five shot J-frame S&W with a lighter and thinner profile.



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I like leather for an IWB holster. They age well and the oil from your body customize it over time... Only down side, but I think this is with any pistol carried inside the waste, is the frame needs to be stainless or you need to clean and polish it every day (if you live in the south especially)... personally I like sub compact and find that over time you almost forget you are carrying.... Started with a Sig P230... then Ruger LC9s, now a Sig P290
 
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Finally got out and got to play with a few this past weekend, just in the store. I was able to see the Sig Ultra, Dan Wesson Guardian, and a Colt Defender laying side by side. I'll be honest I think I liked the Colt the best. Anyone have experience with the Colt Defender?
 
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Thin & powerful, doesn't get much better than an alloy 1911 Comm. I do like my P239 but also my G32 or a G23.


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So your going mini-1911? I find them interesting, but they have spotty reputations.

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Finally got out and got to play with a few this past weekend, just in the store. I was able to see the Sig Ultra, Dan Wesson Guardian, and a Colt Defender laying side by side. I'll be honest I think I liked the Colt the best. Anyone have experience with the Colt Defender?
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by BBMW:
So your going mini-1911? I find them interesting, but they have spotty reputations.[QUOTE]

I have tried the mini-1911's in the past too and always took a bit a work to get them 100% reliable and then only when rigorously maintained.

Have you looked at the Glock 36 or S&W Shield 45? I find both to be thin, pleasant shooting 45s
 
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9mm is very effective, has low recoil, and is low cost to shoot. Personally I would buy the P365 and possibly dump .40 caliber from your lineup.


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I vote Sig p250 compact.... single stack can be your friend for Inside the Waste Band Carry....

striker fired is overrated....
 
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The P250 compact is about the only Sig any thinner at 1.1" and in .40 has 10 round mags., which is good.

The P250C in .40 holds 13. P250SC holds 10. Both are easy to carry iwb and work great for me.
 
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S&W Shield in 40, 357 (aftermarket barrel) or 45. Having owned all of these, the 45 ACP is the softer shooting Shield of those three.


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If you generally like striker fired guns, try the Springfield XDs in .45. It is very controllable, sights are excellent, the trigger is smooth, and the package is very thin.



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