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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bja5006, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. bja5006

    bja5006 Member

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    where do you find is most comfortable/concealable for your IWB?

    i've been keeping my .357 snubnose in the small of my back, but i find it sticks out too much when i'm sitting down and gives me a ghetto booty when i'm standing up. (i'm a skinny white kid so it looks awkward)

    i'm trying 12:00 IWB, but i just get an uneasy feeling having it in the front, although it does conceal much better. the gun is a little too big for pocket carry, and definitely too heavy. and i'm not an OWB person.
     
  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    3:30 to 4:00. Front of the waistband carry is also a perfectly viable method, but I think you will find it more comfortable at 1 or 2:00, or 10-11:00 in a crossdraw. (Assuming you're right-handed.)
     
  3. Thernlund

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    I find it's more comfortable at 3:30 to 4:00, but it prints worse the further back it goes. So I carry at 3:00, right under where my arms hangs.


    -T.
     
  4. Treo

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    I put mine right behind the belt loop on the sideseam of the pant.

    I've found that placement is key a matter of a half inch can make the difference between CCW and O.C. W/ a shirt over it.
     
  5. VPLthrneck

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    3 to 4, all depends on where the beltloops on the jeans are at. Any further back makes it uncomfortable to drive, and any further forward makes it uncomfortable to just sit down.
     
  6. The Bushmaster

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    Winter carry of a S & W mod 19 2 1/2" at 2:00 (appendix). No one has a clue. Coat or jacket hides it quite well...
     
  7. BrennanKG

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    I carry my P7M8 (small footprint but fairly heavy) just behind the point of my left hip, I suppose that would be 8:30-9:00.



    B.
     
  8. Ringer

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    About 3:30 for me. A good holster and belt is important for comfortable IWB carry.
     
  9. Vern Humphrey

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    Front edge of the holster lined up with the seam of the pants works for most people.
     
  10. wnycollector

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    Another 3-4 o'clock wearer here.
     
  11. Deanimator

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    With my Glock 19, 3:00.
     
  12. moooose102

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    for me, i use a left hand holster on my right hip, just over my back pocket. that way, driving in the car, sitting at a desk, or walking, it is comfortable, and my pistol is facing the wright way for easy drawing. works for me. i hope you find a place that works as well for you, as this does for me. good luck.
     
  13. putteral

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    Small of the Back works best for me
     
  14. Buck Nekkid

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    I am very partial to the cross draw. It's perfect from a sitting position and a lot easier to have your left hand lift your shirt while your right draws your pistola.
     
  15. Weedmonk

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    For short, compact handguns (like the Glock G26 and S&W J-frame snubbies), I find the appendix position works very well for low-ride IWB carry. In addition to allowing concealed carry with shorts and t-shirts, I like the fact that I have access to the firearm while sitting or driving.
     
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