Good IWB holster


July 27, 2008, 11:23 PM
Can anyone tell me a good IWB holster I can get for a xd? not a cheap one.:D

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July 28, 2008, 12:00 AM
John at 5 shot leather is a real good guy and does excellent work. You might want to give him a call and talk about what you not only need but want, because he can give you both.

Solo Flyer
July 28, 2008, 12:05 AM
I would go to these guys.
Not cheap,not fast(allow 14-16 weeks)but the best:

Talk to Tony Kanady.

July 28, 2008, 12:11 AM
You'll get almost as many opinions on this subject as if you'd asked what everyone's favorite food is. :p

I carry my XD in a Tucker Texas Heritage.

Not cheap, but very comfortable. I like that it puts the clips "outside" the gun and spreads the load around a bit. The clips are also interchangeable with Comp-tac units, so you can go with less obtrusive clips if you ever intend to carry with a tucked-in shirt.

July 28, 2008, 12:16 AM
Comp-Tac CTAC or Minotaur if you like kydex. Milt Sparks for leather.

July 28, 2008, 12:17 AM
My vote goes for the Comptac - MTAC. It is comfortable, affordable - but not cheap, well made, solid 1 year warranty, and the customer service is absolutely top notch. Plus you usually get it within a week.

I've had mine for about 10 months and it has served me well. I can tuck my shirt in if needed and at the 4:00 position, it really disappears on me. I have the standard clips as well as the V clips and with the V-clips you really can tuck your shirt and nobody has a clue.

The only thing I wish it had was a spare mag holder attached some way, but that would probably be too bulky.

July 28, 2008, 12:30 AM
+1 on the MTAC

I just got mine 2 weeks ago for my CZ-75 Compact. Ordered it on Sunday, and it arrived that Friday. So far no complaints. I'm still getting used to an IWB, and it feels like I print like a madman (especially tucked) but trusted sources tell me it's pretty good. Also, they're very "tweakable". You can adjust the hooks which allows you to modify the angle and height.


July 28, 2008, 12:33 AM
i carry my XD in a CTAC and i love it
very comfortable
conceals very well
reasonable price (IMO)

July 28, 2008, 12:47 AM
well try here

Fast Frank
July 28, 2008, 01:04 AM
Have you tried the IWB thing yet?

Most men find it comfortable and concealable, but women are shaped differently and it might not work for you.

I recommend you experiment with this position a little bit before you spend money on an IWB holster.

You can stick the pistol in a tight pair of jeans "Mexican Style" to see how it works for you. Put it in the same place and at the same angle that an IWB would hold it. Use a good belt to support the weight.

Now walk around a bit and move like you would during your normal day.

Does it lay flat against your body, or stick out? How does it fit under your arm when you walk? Can you draw it? Does it fit under normal clothes or will it require special clothing to make it conceal?

You might not want to run around out in public without a real holster securing your pistol, but you will be able to see if this mode of carry is suitable for you.

A woman's waist is higher than a man's, and her hips are rounder.(Thank goodness!)

This usually puts the pistol in a position where it's either sticking out like a flagpole or almost in the armpit.

Neither of these conditions is suitable for comfortable carry, ease of draw, or concealment.

For more info from a woman's point of view, look here.

July 28, 2008, 02:47 PM
My wife read every word on the cornered cat website.
IWB only works for her with an appendix holster and small gun.
She uses a Colt Mustang. When she really feels like she needs a bigger gun, she puts a shoulder strap on her Wilderness Safepacker and carries it like a purse.

August 4, 2008, 06:45 PM
I carry an XD9sc. I got this IWB holster from Kramer leather today. I'm not ready to review it but I will say it's comfortable. I can't re-holster w/ one hand, but that wasn't an issue w/ me. Once I've had it longer I'll post a review of it.

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August 4, 2008, 07:00 PM what position you will carry the pistol, I strongly encourage you to read my Holster Selection ( page, with an emphasis on the section on Belt Holsters for Women.

If you are one of the slim women who can carry in the FBI position, the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 is an outstanding design for a pistol that places a lot of its weight in the butt, due to the use of a staggered-column magazine. However, for most women behind the hip is not an optimal carry location and the rake or tilt of this (and many other designs) is intended for use behind the hip. The rake must match the location on the belt where you will wear the holster.

the naked prophet
August 5, 2008, 02:19 PM
My wife designed an IWB holster for women that has become quite popular among women with an hourglass figure. It was designed to work with a woman whose wide hips and narrow waist make a man's holster uncomfortable. We run a small business doing custom holsters for concealment. (

Check out the "Megan Magnum ("

August 8, 2008, 07:24 AM
i use a grandfather oak , kydex it works great for either one of my xd's.

August 8, 2008, 07:45 AM
Milt Sparks VM2HS is my #1 choice for IWB Holsters. :)

August 8, 2008, 08:08 AM

August 8, 2008, 09:14 AM
If you find one you like check out WWW.GUNNERSALLEY.COM for the best price. They carry many of the main brands and have good prices and great customer service.

August 9, 2008, 10:58 PM
Ditto on the Grandfather Oak stuff.

August 9, 2008, 11:12 PM
That grandfather oak stuff looks pretty solid. Does anyone else notice that practically all of the holster sites do not have Witness, as a brand, listed as what will fit their particular brand of holster? loop tells me ( that most anything that fits a sig p220 or a Beretta 92 will fit the Elite Match, but I'm still a bit skeptical. I'll end up getting one for either already mentioned. I just thought it was weird that Witness always gets left off of the list.

February 2, 2009, 07:58 PM
Galco Summer Comfort for me

February 4, 2009, 04:53 PM
Galco summer comfort for my XD45.

April 14, 2009, 02:25 PM
Only problem with this one is that it is a little hard to draw until the leather gets worn in a little. Other than that its great. I can conceal it with just a t-shirt.

David E
April 15, 2009, 12:49 AM
the BraveHeart by KyTac works extremely well.

April 15, 2009, 04:24 AM
If you find one you like check out WWW.GUNNERSALLEY.COM for the best price. They carry many of the main brands and have good prices and great customer service.
I understand, in today's climate especially, backorders are a fact of life. However, I am STILL waiting for a Don Hume holster I purchased from gunner's alley at the begining of December. My cc was charged, per their policy....then.....nothing. I had to email them a month later to be sure my order was recieved, and again in 2 more months, when i STILL hadn't recieved my order. My last communication with them stated my order was estimated to go out April 17th. I basically had to pry any updates about my order status out of them, and feel its wrong for them to charge my CC, and then not bother delivering a product for 1/3 of a year after they've recieved payment for said item. Supposedly, it was a delay at Don Hume, but I still think its iresponsible to conduct business in such a matter, and they should have at least contacted me regarding the order status, rather than me having to press them for info. Had the holster I wanted been availble elsewhere, my order would have been cancelled long ago. AS it stands now, every day I'm waiting is one more day I'm unarmed, as this was the first "concealement" holster I purchased after recieving my permit at the end of November. I never thought it would be MAY before I was actually carrying on my person.

April 23, 2009, 04:32 AM
To be fair, I was informed today that the holster I ordered at the beginning of December has now supposedly been shipped.....only roughly 5 months after I was charged for it.

April 28, 2009, 12:04 PM
I would personally recommend a Crossbreed Supertuck or a similar Comp-Tac.

They are extremely adjustable and if you go with the Crossbreed there is a two week trial and a money back guarantee.

It took about two weeks to get mine.

May 1, 2009, 02:06 PM
I've got three IWBs--a Milt Sparks VersaMax II, a Comp-Tac MTAC, and a Galco Ultra Deep Cover. The VersaMax is sized for my Glock 26, and the other two work with the 26 or my Glock 23.

The Galco is super easy to use--slip it over your waistband, loop it under your belt, tuck in your shirt (blouse?) and you're ready to go.

The VersaMax is beautifully crafted, but when using the Kydex clips (as opposed to leather loops), a absolute bear to get on or off--the clips are so tightly tensioned that it literally takes me three or four minutes to get it on and positioned properly.

The MTAC, while not as "rich" looking as the VersaMax, is equally well made. It's perhaps a bit thinner and more comfy, and is about as easy to put on as the Galco. However, the "C" clips are somewhat more noticeable than the other two.

Overall, I like the MTAC the best. This really pains me to say, because the VersaMax is so purty (and I had to wait forever to get it after I ordered it). I may try the V-clips from Comp-Tac, just to see if I can achieve a bit more concealment, but of the three the MTAC works best for me.

The folks at Comp-Tac have just come out with a close relative of the MTAC that is supposed to work well for women:

Rat Robb
May 1, 2009, 07:39 PM
Check out DM Bullard.

I have an IWB for my 442 and am extremely happy with it. Took about 4 weeks from the time I ordered it until it was on my hip.


May 1, 2009, 09:31 PM
I'm a fan of UBG Holsters. Very good quality for a reasonable price. You also wont get charged until your order is almost complete.

Mike J
May 2, 2009, 09:16 AM
DaveK1977-My own experience with Gunnersalley was less than stellar. I wont go into all of it here (it would take too long). However when I called and told them I had had it I with them & I wanted my money back they were prompt with my refund.

May 4, 2009, 05:17 AM
DaveK1977-My own experience with Gunnersalley was less than stellar. I wont go into all of it here (it would take too long). However when I called and told them I had had it I with them & I wanted my money back they were prompt with my refund.

I now have what I ordered, and while impressed with the product, I won't be ordering from Gunner's Alley again. When (non custom) orders take closer to 6 months to complete than 6 weeks, theres a problem somewhere. Again, I did get what I ordered, and I'm happy with the product. That being said, it was my first and last order with them. I'll test the waters elsewhere next time I have a holster to purchase. I've purchased two holsters, a custom job for my Browning Buckmark with a red dot on it. I sent pics and measurements to the maker, and in a week, I had a custom holster, made to specs, in my mailbox. Alternatively, I ordered a "catalog" holster from GA, and was left waiting for months on end before I finally got it. Why is it a quality custom order can be filled in days, while it takes months to recieve what was supposedly a catalog item?

May 5, 2009, 01:05 PM
Crossbreed Supertuck for XD. check it out.

May 18, 2009, 01:00 PM
Try this one...
I use it for my G23 about the same size as your XD.

July 7, 2009, 09:09 AM
+1 for (

Reasonable pricing and much better lead time than some of the other customs.

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