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CCW belt and holster - nice!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Doc7, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    I am less than 10 days from my move to Virginia. In the last month or so, I've decided on a Glock 19 to be my first centerfire pistol for CCW and plan on buying one hopefully my first day in the state when I get my license.

    I already had a belt man belt which I bought 6 months ago to replace my existing department store belt, in anticipation of future ccw. And today my cross breed super tuck came in the mail : ) I've been buying pants a couple inches large in the waist for some time as well.

    I just tried on many outfits (using a glock 19 that isn't mine) and my wife says they all conceal in a standing position. Even a black t shirt. That is great and it is very comfortable! I am happy I got this top notch equipment. I already have my Utah permit but am looking forward to a private conceal carry lesson down there, and of course getting my resident permit.

    One question - does anyone else have trouble with concealability when sitting? At the clock position of 330-400 IWB I found that when I sit down the pistol grip juts out away from my body In a very noticeable way. The situation I am envisioning this being an "issue" is say at an outdoor picnic , or an indoor event like sitting on a church pew or on one of those ubiquitous open-back folding chairs. Am I positioning something wrong or is this just a fact of life?
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  2. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    It appears I can change the cant on this holster maybe that is the ticket. I will do some experimenting when I get some more time.
  3. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the old dominion. I think you'll appreciate the spirit of gun-owningindependence that runs in this state, the same one that produced Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Roberrt E. Lee.
    Regarding your (heaviness) issue, being a man of larger carriage myself, I have found that the appendix position carries more comfortably and more concealable when seated. If you don't mind a barrel pointing at your groin, that is. I trust my gun's safety to do its job. My protruding belly is able to lap right over the holstered gun when I sit and all is right in my world; give it a try.
  4. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don't know if you think I implied anything about heaviness, I don't think I have a body type issue with the grip I just need to figure out how to keep it against my body when I sit. I 5'6" 145 lb a very small frame man though I am trying to put on 20 lb in the gym.
  5. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha I thought you meant you were "going 330-400" as in pounds. My bad. :D
  6. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee Moderator

    What's your usual wardrobe? I CC a G19 in a CBST with some regularity without issue. Most of the time, I wear a jacket, so that helps. When not in a jacket, though, a T-shirt between me and the CBST, with a polo-style shirt does the trick pretty well. I do not try to CC under just a T-shirt, though.
  7. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    I edited my post, to clarify! Thanks!
  8. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    There is a learning curve. Learn to sit differently for maximum concealment. Learn to move differently. Remember it is a concealed weapon not an invisible one.
  9. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member

    Not that my super tuck is a appendix holster but I just did an experiment and standing/sitting/bending my wife swore I didn't have the gun on me wearing a t shirt when I put it in a 1230 position. That settles it for me that I need to get an appendix IWB next as it seems the perfect holster for occasions like church or dinner where I need to sit down.

    For walking around In my house I've found that 3:00 works better for me than 3:30 or 4:00.
  10. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Kind of just a fact of life. Try to sit up straighter. There's nothing to "pull" the grip in tighter to your body like the holster and your pants do with the muzzle end.

    Your pants may inadvertently sag just a little as you sit down, jutting the grip out even more. Pull your belt up a little in the rear as you sit.
  11. royal barnes

    royal barnes Well-Known Member

    Your holster is designed to adjust the cant. Play with the different positions until you are satisfied. I prefer a rake of about 20 degrees. That will pull the butt of the pistol very tightly against your side at the 3, 3:30 and 4 o'clock positions. It's a good holster for concealment purposes. Just keep experimenting.:)
  12. AntiSpin

    AntiSpin Well-Known Member

    My Own Experience

    along with many experiences of folks who have posted here leads me to suggest that for most persons it is very difficult to find a perfect solution to the difficulties attendant upon concealed carry.

    Certainly it is extremely difficult to find the perfect holster for all persons under all conditions, and I know that many folks do, as I have, go through lots of holsters before finding one that works well most of the time.

    My solution included the use of two different carry guns; I carry a 1911 in a leather belt slide in cooler weather when I'm wearing more and heavier clothing, and an Astra Constable in an Uncle Mike's Sidekick #1 in warmer weather when I'm wearing less and lighter clothing. The latter combination will, for me at least, just disappear under the lightest shirts.

    Good luck in your search. Just one of the many factors that makes the possession, use and carrying of firearms such a fascinating collection of puzzles to be solved.
  13. Doc7

    Doc7 Well-Known Member


    Just found out that VA won't let me purchase a handgun in state until my driver license is 30 days old! Guess I'm not buying my Glock next week on my first day as a resident after all. Let the anticipation begin...

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