P229 and skinny folk


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tackleberry45
July 15, 2013, 01:48 PM
So I workout with a young lady that is 5'4 and 115. She has a P229 and has done all her classes with it. I discussed going to a slimmer carry but she has obviously sunk some dollars into the SIG. She wants to go OWB and just purchased what I believe is a good belt. So what do you look for in a holster with such pistol "bulk" that will stay high and tight to the body and concealed?

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allaroundhunter
July 15, 2013, 01:51 PM
I have heard good things about Raven Concealment but have never gotten to try one.

Bovice
July 15, 2013, 03:22 PM
The P229 can be tucked in close and disappear with the right holster. She will either need to position that holster closer to 6:00 or to 12:00 given that she's very thin.

I'm impressed with her pistol choice. Most gun goblins can't say anything but "revolver" or "glock" to a lady, and that's usually what gets sold.

JTQ
July 15, 2013, 03:49 PM
I'm not a woman, but I'd think she would not need to carry at 6:00 or 12:00 in order to conceal. With typically wider hips, placing the pistol behind the point of the hip, at 3:30 to 4:00, as most recommend should probably work well.

Mitch Rosen has the "Nancy Special" specifically designed for women. They have other models that may also work.

http://www.mitchrosen.com/product_line/product_line.html

The Cornered Cat may have some ideas for her. There are a couple of sections concerning holsters.

http://www.corneredcat.com/contents/

340PD
July 16, 2013, 10:13 AM
OWB's like this Black Dog carry very high and tight to the body. She will need a very high quality belt regardless of what she chooses, that is a heavy firearm.
This may help a bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogGBPVk5GQk

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/gnystrom_photos/BlackDogShield_zpsa652e8da.jpg

The Bushmaster
July 16, 2013, 11:04 AM
I'd recommend she have a look at www.corneredcat.com under "Articles"

fdf
July 16, 2013, 05:35 PM
She wants to go OWB

What is OWB in plain language????

MK11
July 16, 2013, 05:57 PM
"Outside the Waistband"

JTQ
July 16, 2013, 06:09 PM
IWB = Inside the Waistband

SOB = Small of the Back (usually around 6:00)

Appendix = forward of your hip, between hip and fly (1:00 - 2:00 typically)

Clock positions -

12:00 - at your naval/fly

6:00 - center of your back

3:00 - widest point on right hip

9:00 - widest point on left hip

MAKster
July 20, 2013, 06:15 PM
I comfortably carry a Sig 228 in a Galco FLETCH leather OWB holster. The COP model is very similar but less expensive.

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