Best Concealment Holster for carrying??


May 3, 2011, 08:58 PM
Hello everyone! I just took my concealed carry course this past weekend and had a great time with it, and I am now waiting on the sheriff's office to process my concealed carry application, so soon I will have my lisence to carry a concealed gun! I can't wait! My question that I have deals with IWB holsters. I have a Glock 21 (I know its a large gun to carry concealed, but I feel VERY comfortable with it and shoot it the most of any of my other pistols), and i have a Blackhawk SERPA concealment holster that I have been using on my land, the firing range, and for the class when I was carrying it. I do not feel like the Blackhawk holster will be a very good holster for concealment, so I have been looking around for an IWB holster. I have found holsters such as Galco King Tuk and CrossBreed Super Tuck that would appear to be comfortable, but I don't know. I want something that will be comfortable to wear, it will conceal the weapon well, and it will have some material between my skin and the entire gun so there is no part of the gun touching my skin, not to mention my price range is under $100.

I want to know if anyone carries a gun similar in size the the Glock 21 for concealed carry and what type of IWB holster do you use? Or anyone who carries concealed with an IWB holster, what type of holster do you use?

I am really pretty clueless when it comes to IWB holsters for concealed carry so any help at all or any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Dan Bear
May 3, 2011, 10:09 PM
I too have a Blackhawk and am looking to up grade. I've done a lot of looking around and talking to others who carry a large CCW (full size 1911) and the majority recomend the Super Tuck. It is only about $65 but if you order a belt with it, you will be at about $120. Sorry no first hand experience but I was in the same boat and settled on the Super Tuck.

May 3, 2011, 10:42 PM
Check out the 5.11 Tactical undershirt. I carry my S&W 329PD 4" totally undetected, and I'm not a big guy.

May 3, 2011, 11:43 PM
So far the only IWB I feel even slightly comfortable with is with a small,light gun at the 1:30 or 2:00 o'clock position.
Appendix carry is the term I hear this called mostly.
Here's another issue.
On Monday thru Friday I drive my little 37 mpg 98' Nissan Sentra to work and this is a small car that sits low.
I found quite quickly that an IWB carry at the 4:00 to 4:30 postion was quite intolerable for more than a couple of miles or so as it was like cramming a hard object square into your kidneys every time you sat down and then climbing out too was a pain.
Now if you drive something like a truck or SUV it might not be as bad.
Just food for thought.

May 4, 2011, 12:21 AM
I carry a Sig P228 and while it's not as big as your glock, it's pretty close. I use the Crossbreed Supertuck and am very happy with it. It conceals really well and is much more comfortable than other holsters I've tried. I actually worry more about my mags printing (my carrier is OWB) than I do my gun.

I got the Horsehide and love it. If I could do it again though, I would definitely get the combat cut. I find the extra material around the grip slightly slows getting my thumb around the back side of the gun, but it's nothing bad, I just think it could be better. I would also recommend a good gun belt. I tried carrying it one day with a flimsy belt an it was moving around everywhere. The next day my Beltman came in a the holster stayed exactly where I put it.

May 4, 2011, 02:40 AM
i just got a 5.11 holster shirt, i keep car keys and a wallet in it while i work, but thoose items are not even remotely visable, it will also fit a nagant revolver, as akward as it is

the holster part is heavily padded, and the rest of it stays tight against you so your shirt still hangs of you like it normally would, the pockets are in a good place and it is 100 percent ambidexstrious, having two pockets , you could even put a gun in one and mags in the other if you wanted to

May 4, 2011, 08:02 AM
The more substantial IWB holsters seem to be the most comfortable. Check out the Milt Sparks Versa Max II or Watch Six:

Notice the "wings" that spread out the belt loops significantly in front of and behind the gun? That makes the whole package thinner and less blocky, which helps it hide better. The wide expanse of flat, smooth leather on the inside of the holster spreads out the pressure of the gun against your hip and makes it carry very comfortably. (Compare these points to the "Summer Special" holster on that same site and you'll probably understand how a more minimalist approach makes the gun less comfortable and less concealable.)

Now, those Milt Sparks versions are probably a little bit above your price range, but there are lots of other makers who do something similar. Just make sure you're getting something of decent quality. The mouth of the holster needs to be quite stiff so that your belt does not collapse it when you draw the gun.

Here's a similar one a friend of mine made for me (he now has his own holster business) which is similar to a Versa Max but tuck-able. (Those deep vertical cuts in front of and behind the gun make it so I can tuck my shirt into my belt around the gun for maximum concealment.) I can carry a full-sized Gov't model almost endlessly without any discomfort in that rig. It's about the closest I've gotten to "forgetting it's there" while out and about.

[EDIT: Cool, he has a website now --

May 4, 2011, 01:25 PM
For a Glock, kydex seems like a good choice to me. Light weight (like the Glock), and you don't have to worry about hurting the finish as you would with a nice blued 1911.

All ship fairly quickly with the exception of the Raven holster. However, the Raven offers the option of IWB or OWB use with the same holster so if you find you don't care for IWB carry with a big honkin pistol like the Glock 21 you still have a good, concealable OWB holster.



Garrett Industries. Beautifully leather lined.

Raven Concealment Phantom. This is the most concealable kydex OWB holster I've seen (not counting the ever growing number of knock-offs)

May 4, 2011, 02:06 PM

May 11, 2011, 09:19 AM
Ask Possum to make you one, he is a member here. He has some rather nice looking holsters, I am going to give one a whirl myself. Here is the post with some images of his work

IL Timberwolf
May 11, 2011, 03:03 PM
Bianchi makes an inside the waistband holster that loops around the belt and has two metal snaps to secure it. I used to do leather work so I looked at it and made my own for my 1911 .45. Banchi said that's ok cause no one makes it as good as they do.......well? Mine has worked for 25 years plus. It will fit in the small of the back or it can be moved to the appropriate side of the back. With a jacket on you can't see it. If you wear a knit shirt untucked it will cover it. Before you do that, make sure you have a tank top t-shirt between you and the gun. Skin doesn't wear well against metal, wood or Packmyer (sp) grips and you get pinched. You can also go online and find lots of shoulder holsters. Depends on what you are looking for. You can get them custom made or factory. Also, your local gun dealer is the best place to start - they carry them and supporting local business is what keeps us going.

June 26, 2011, 01:02 PM
I use a Galco KingTuk with my M&P.40 compact and I love it. Very comfortable (as comfortable as a holster can be, I guess). I tend to wear it at about 5 o'clock and the only time I really notice it is when I sit in my car..... and for about $60.00, you can't go wrong.

June 27, 2011, 08:40 PM
I posted a similar response to the accessories forum. I recommend the Crossbreed holster carried in the 5 o'clock position. No printing on an untucked t-shirt and comfortable to wear. Size your pants/shorts a little bigger and you'll be fine. See reviews on Youtube.

June 27, 2011, 11:44 PM

Crossbreed Supertuck


June 29, 2011, 07:12 PM
What he said.

July 1, 2011, 02:06 AM
I carried for two years in a Supertuck and now it sits in a drawer because I tried a Remora holster. Give them a look-see:

July 1, 2011, 07:00 AM
Over at glocktalk, there is a gentleman by the name of CoachG. Look him up. He makes custom kydex holsters that conceal extremely well and are very reasonably priced. I just ordered my second one from him.

July 2, 2011, 12:06 PM
I've been using a Crossbreed for my G27. It is the most uncomfortable holster I've ever used. I really loved my COM3 from HBE Leatherworks for my 1911. I've since sold that gun and holster, but Eric is making me another one for my G27.

July 2, 2011, 12:10 PM
I HIGHLY recommend the Comp-Tac MTAC or Tucker gunleather "the answer"

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