Kahr P45 for CCW!


February 6, 2009, 12:34 AM
I've decided on a KAHR P45 for my CCW rig, and now I'm still trying to finalize my holster choice.

The problem is warm weather. Does anyone carry something similar with shorts and a polo shirt type clothing? I will carry strong side under a polo shirt, but I'm still torn between IWB or OWB (leaning toward OWB for comfort/access).

Does anyone carry a KAHR (or similar) that can offer advice?


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February 6, 2009, 12:49 AM
For summer carry (ie shorts and a T or polo), you are better off with a IWB holster.

I recommend this (http://www.ttgunleather.com/catalog/i65.html). It offers a little more cant (forward tilt) than this one (http://www.ttgunleather.com/catalog/i35.html) and lowers the gun a little lower into your pants, reducing the exposure of the grip. The wait is like 3-4 months, but it's alot better than waiting 6+ months for a similar Milt Sparks VM2.

OWB isn't a horrible choice for concealed carry, but I don't think it should be done unless it's winter and you leave the house wearing a coat to help conceal it. For summer, a comfortable IWB is the way to go.

I've owned a Kahr pm9 and won't bother going into my experience with that gun as it might turn you off from buying a Kahr:) I wish you the best of luck with yours!

February 6, 2009, 08:16 AM
I carried a P45 in a Mitch Rosen Premier, wearing shorts, a tee shirt and a cover, either button-up or polo. The holster you use must hold the gun tight to your body, that really is the key to this type of hot weather carry.

February 6, 2009, 08:18 AM
nice gun your gonna buy . verynice.

February 10, 2009, 04:23 AM
Love mine, slim, easy to carry, and very easy to shoot.
(5th Kahr / zero problems.)

The carry in waist band at 3:00 was uncomfortable. Wife said I
looked deformed... so I myself would suggest a OWB model that
rides high on the belt. A Fist High Rise # 2. or a model like it
should be comfortable for summer wear.

Though recently after reading about appendix carry - In the waist band,
I switched, and would not carry my P45 any other way.
Sitting, moving, working, it it right there to grab - if needed... (sic!)


If seven CorBon Pow'rBalls don't do it at bad breath distance,
then maybe I shouldn't have picked a fight with an 80 year old
lady on oxygen, with only one eye, one leg, and using a walker;
I just hope I can outrun her...

February 10, 2009, 08:09 AM
See this?


February 10, 2009, 08:38 AM
Polo shirts can be a tough call, if you like a second helping of gravy or you're "fluffy."
The old spare tire will blow your cover if you put a stretchy polo over it. You'll print like crazy.
I drove past a jobsite yesterday here in Bristol and saw a couple of engineers walking around in hardhats with the typical engineer guts bulging under their tucked in polo shirts.They couldn't have smuggled a derringer under there.

I consider Polos to be one of the bigger challenges.

February 11, 2009, 11:08 AM
yup, that's me!

I even like the polo's with the elastic waist for that 20 extra pounds of "fat boy" comfort!

February 11, 2009, 12:27 PM
I have a Don Hume which works well since it is made specifically for this model. Fits like a glove. I carry in the 3 o'clock position with a slight forward cant.

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