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IWB vs. OWB holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by tackleberry45, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. tackleberry45

    tackleberry45 Member

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    Is there an OWB ( I have a G30SF in a SoftTuk now) that carries really tight to the waist, sort of like it being carried IWB? In other words really flat to the side.
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Yes. Look at what are known as the "pancake," "speed scabbard," or belt-slide design.

    That's how I carry a full-sized 1911 most of the time. About as smooth and discrete as an OWB can be.

    Here's one: http://www.desantisholster.com/stor...L-SPEC-1911-A1-5/BELT-HOLSTERS/Speed-Scabbard

    A really good one: http://www.miltsparks.com/CC-AT.htm

    Here's another, with a thumb-break, if you're into that: http://www.shado.com/Leather-Holsters/Shado-Leather-Revolver-Holster-110R.html

    The fore and aft placement of the belt loops makes them really stable, but as the top layer of leather is continuous as well as the back, it makes for a very smooth outer profile under your cover garment.
     
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    I have a couple of the Desantis Speed Scabbards, and for the most part they worked great with my SIG's, but the couple I've had for my Glocks, were a PITA.

    Even with the retention screw removed, the gun is still very difficult to get out of the holster, even after a bazillion presentations. Never had an issue with the SIG's at all.

    I thought Id initially got a bad one and sent it back for a replacement. Same problem with the second one too.
     
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    After spending mucho $ on custom holsters I have settled on the Glock "sport holster" at $14.00 +-. For an OWB it is really hard to beat. There are many "pancake" belt holsters that also work well.
     
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    I have the same problem with 2 Desantis holsters, one for a Glock 19 and one for an S&W revolver. I also sent mine back to no avail.

    There are several reputable holster makers already mentioned, but also take a look at FIST, www.fist-inc.com They offer a lot of bang for the buck plus many styles and options. I have 4 kydex and 1 leather FIST so you can see I am well pleased.
     
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    A DeSantis Speed Scabbard even hides a 4" M686 revolver well.
    I highly recommend them.

    Simply Rugged makes a great pancake holster for a very fair price that is very tight to the body. Check out their IWB straps option too.
     
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    Yeah for a wheel gun (especially something larger than a J Frame) Simply Rugged is absolutely THE way to go.
     
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    The sport/combat GLOCK holster is great.
     
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