Compare/Contrast Two OWB Styles For Me


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dovedescending
February 12, 2011, 10:37 PM
So you have the foldover style, with the little tail stabilizer on it, a la this guy (http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/product/h_tss.htm), and the pancake style a la this guy (http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/product/h_2010.htm).

What do you like about them? What do you hate? Why would you choose one over the other?

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The Lone Haranguer
February 13, 2011, 09:23 AM
The loop and tunnel style with the reinforced mouth in your first link (often called an "Avenger" or "Askins Avenger") is more comfortable to carry due to its flatter rear surface, and reholstering is easier. It does not conceal quite as well due to the front portion being spaced a little farther from your body. The "pancake" style carries tighter and flatter to your body, enhancing concealment. I personally lean toward this style due to this attribute, but either will work fine depending on selection of cover garment.

NMGonzo
February 13, 2011, 02:54 PM
Depends on how stiff the pancake is.

JTQ
February 13, 2011, 09:29 PM
This tidbit on holster design from Horseshoe Leather may help.

http://www.holsters.org/holster-design.htm

BossHogg
February 28, 2011, 01:29 PM
I like the pancake style, if used with a top heavy gun you can run the belt to the outside of the holster to keep it more snug. I really hadn't had good luck with the Avenger style but that might just be me.

The Lone Haranguer
March 1, 2011, 07:21 PM
Probably the epitome of the loop/tunnel style belt holster is the Milt Sparks 55BN.

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