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Good IWB holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by XDGirl, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. XDGirl

    XDGirl Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me a good IWB holster I can get for a xd? not a cheap one.:D
  2. astark

    astark Member

    John at 5 shot leather is a real good guy and does excellent work. You might want to give him a call and talk about what you not only need but want, because he can give you both.

  3. Solo Flyer

    Solo Flyer member

    I would go to these guys.
    Not cheap,not fast(allow 14-16 weeks)but the best:


    Talk to Tony Kanady.
  4. misANTHrope

    misANTHrope Well-Known Member

    You'll get almost as many opinions on this subject as if you'd asked what everyone's favorite food is. :p

    I carry my XD in a Tucker Texas Heritage.


    Not cheap, but very comfortable. I like that it puts the clips "outside" the gun and spreads the load around a bit. The clips are also interchangeable with Comp-tac units, so you can go with less obtrusive clips if you ever intend to carry with a tucked-in shirt.
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    Comp-Tac CTAC or Minotaur if you like kydex. Milt Sparks for leather.
  6. camslam

    camslam Well-Known Member

    My vote goes for the Comptac - MTAC. It is comfortable, affordable - but not cheap, well made, solid 1 year warranty, and the customer service is absolutely top notch. Plus you usually get it within a week.

    I've had mine for about 10 months and it has served me well. I can tuck my shirt in if needed and at the 4:00 position, it really disappears on me. I have the standard clips as well as the V clips and with the V-clips you really can tuck your shirt and nobody has a clue.

    The only thing I wish it had was a spare mag holder attached some way, but that would probably be too bulky.
  7. Czar

    Czar Well-Known Member

    +1 on the MTAC

    I just got mine 2 weeks ago for my CZ-75 Compact. Ordered it on Sunday, and it arrived that Friday. So far no complaints. I'm still getting used to an IWB, and it feels like I print like a madman (especially tucked) but trusted sources tell me it's pretty good. Also, they're very "tweakable". You can adjust the hooks which allows you to modify the angle and height.

  8. esol

    esol Well-Known Member

    i carry my XD in a CTAC and i love it
    very comfortable
    conceals very well
    reasonable price (IMO)

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    well try here

  10. Fast Frank

    Fast Frank Well-Known Member

    Have you tried the IWB thing yet?

    Most men find it comfortable and concealable, but women are shaped differently and it might not work for you.

    I recommend you experiment with this position a little bit before you spend money on an IWB holster.

    You can stick the pistol in a tight pair of jeans "Mexican Style" to see how it works for you. Put it in the same place and at the same angle that an IWB would hold it. Use a good belt to support the weight.

    Now walk around a bit and move like you would during your normal day.

    Does it lay flat against your body, or stick out? How does it fit under your arm when you walk? Can you draw it? Does it fit under normal clothes or will it require special clothing to make it conceal?

    You might not want to run around out in public without a real holster securing your pistol, but you will be able to see if this mode of carry is suitable for you.

    A woman's waist is higher than a man's, and her hips are rounder.(Thank goodness!)

    This usually puts the pistol in a position where it's either sticking out like a flagpole or almost in the armpit.

    Neither of these conditions is suitable for comfortable carry, ease of draw, or concealment.

    For more info from a woman's point of view, look here. http://www.corneredcat.com/Holster/straighttalk.aspx
  11. mattk

    mattk Well-Known Member

    My wife read every word on the cornered cat website.
    IWB only works for her with an appendix holster and small gun.
    She uses a Colt Mustang. When she really feels like she needs a bigger gun, she puts a shoulder strap on her Wilderness Safepacker and carries it like a purse.
  12. XD9sc

    XD9sc Member

  13. spwenger

    spwenger Well-Known Member

    If You're Not Already Sure...

    ...at what position you will carry the pistol, I strongly encourage you to read my Holster Selection page, with an emphasis on the section on Belt Holsters for Women.

    If you are one of the slim women who can carry in the FBI position, the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 is an outstanding design for a pistol that places a lot of its weight in the butt, due to the use of a staggered-column magazine. However, for most women behind the hip is not an optimal carry location and the rake or tilt of this (and many other designs) is intended for use behind the hip. The rake must match the location on the belt where you will wear the holster.
  14. the naked prophet

    the naked prophet Well-Known Member

    My wife designed an IWB holster for women that has become quite popular among women with an hourglass figure. It was designed to work with a woman whose wide hips and narrow waist make a man's holster uncomfortable. We run a small business doing custom holsters for concealment.


    Check out the "Megan Magnum."
  15. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    i use a grandfather oak , kydex it works great for either one of my xd's.
  16. P97

    P97 Well-Known Member

    Milt Sparks VM2HS is my #1 choice for IWB Holsters. :)
  17. JLHOG

    JLHOG New Member

  18. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Well-Known Member

    If you find one you like check out WWW.GUNNERSALLEY.COM for the best price. They carry many of the main brands and have good prices and great customer service.
  19. Dan-O

    Dan-O Well-Known Member

    Ditto on the Grandfather Oak stuff.




  20. neviander

    neviander Well-Known Member

    That grandfather oak stuff looks pretty solid. Does anyone else notice that practically all of the holster sites do not have Witness, as a brand, listed as what will fit their particular brand of holster? loop tells me (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=371406) that most anything that fits a sig p220 or a Beretta 92 will fit the Elite Match, but I'm still a bit skeptical. I'll end up getting one for either already mentioned. I just thought it was weird that Witness always gets left off of the list.

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