Got the call...


September 19, 2008, 04:51 PM
I got the call today from the sheriff's office reporting that my permit is ready for pick-up! 43 Days total in Cabarrus County, NC.

Of course this means that i need to get a smaller pistol that i can carry with me now that i am allowed to do so.

I have been browsing through many of the threads here and have seen countless people that carry the G26 on a daily basis. This is what i am leaning towards.

Can anyone recommend a good IWB holster that works well with the G26? More than likely I would carry it MOB or close to it. given my typical wardrobe this would probably be the best place for me to carry... at least until winter rolls around.

I have also been looking at the kel-tec PF-9. Granted that is apples to oranges, i am looking for a 9mm (no need to start a caliber debate), and something that while it is easy to carry concealed is also enjoyable and practical to shoot at the range. (practice is key)

any first hand insight would be greatly appreciated!

thanks in advance!

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30 cal slob
September 19, 2008, 05:41 PM
thunderwear ( is perfect for a g26.

also, i really like the IWB's made by these guys:


September 19, 2008, 06:10 PM
Um--you do realize what your gun--whichever definition you choose--is sitting next to in that case? And if you have to get to the gun in a hurry, how sure are you you're not going to be crossing your femoral artery? Or something else...vital? :uhoh:

I have read some reviews of Thunderwear, enough to convince me it may not be the best carry method for men. If indeed it's good for anyone.


G26 is small enough to put in a large pocket (with a pocket holster), but it's heavy. I used to wear a G26 in an ankle rig, but ankle rigs are not great for your veins, and I stopped after a couple years.

Please be VERY reluctant to carry the G26--or ANY metal object--MOB (or SOB--same thing, I think?): if you fall backward on concrete or macadam, the metal slide transmits the whole force of the fall onto your spine. You might actually NEED that spine, later.

September 19, 2008, 06:13 PM
No reason not to get the 26, but I am very happy with my Kel-Tec P11. Similar construction to the glocks as far as material (and you can replace the polymer guide rod with steel if you're inclined), reliable, and you can spend the extra money you saved elsewhere. I do recommend the fluff and buff if you go with a Kel-Tec. It's easy and helps you understand the gun, and you can use GoldenLoki's lubrication guide afterward (check google).

The best way to figure this out would be, at the very least, to go to a gun store and see how each one "points," and maybe go ahead and get some 9mm snap-caps or orange dummies and test out the trigger. Shooting the gun would be good, but I find that the Kel-Tec points really good for me and is probably the smallest gun I could comfortably hold (I'm 6'1). I think the PF-9 would be too small. But with the P11 I can draw and point without thinking, and the sights are lined up 95% of the time.

Oh, and with the lightweight P11 and the factory IWB clip, I don't use a holster. Very convenient and I can conceal in a tanktop at 5:30 IWB.

September 19, 2008, 06:13 PM
I like my high noon holsters.
I have:

At 5:00 my G30 conceals better than my G26.

September 19, 2008, 08:44 PM
i personally preffer bianchi holsters. but thats me. at least look at one before you decide. and, WELCOME to the ccw club!

September 19, 2008, 08:54 PM
Dont want to get off-topic here, but make sure to check out the XD's if you havent already. They're good stuff, very reliable. Sub-compact is very easy for me to all-day carry concealed and I'm just a wiry guy weighing in about 135.

Uncle Mikes makes a pretty comfortable IWB I like mine.

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