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Kramer IWB #2 vs #3

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by snakyjake, May 6, 2011.

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  1. snakyjake

    snakyjake Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    For my first holster and first 9mm compact firearm for CCW/IPDA, I'm considering the Kramer IWB. Browsing Kramer's website, they have a #2 FBI tilt and a #3 Jim Grover extreme FBI tilt.

    Reading Kramer's site, the #3 marketing is appealing to me more:
    • Design has proven so comfortable and effective.
    • Large paddle type extension of leather that provides better support for larger autos.
    • Places the grip of the weapon in closer to the body (originally designed for the Grip heavy Glock).
    • Maximum concealment with the butt of the gun hugging the body securely for a low profile.
    • A full firing grip allows for a smooth quick draw.
    How do I choose between these holsters?
    How should I trial each holster?
    Or is the #3 marketing that good that I should just go with the #3?

  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Oct 22, 2007
    Central PA
    Most competition holsters are straight-drop as that allows for a slightly more favorable grip when drawing and less rotation needed to bring the muzzle forward to present.

    However, for concealment purposes, rotating the butt of the gun up and forward helps it to hide better against you rather than poking out behind you as much.

    In the end, I'd probably go for the No. 3, mostly because it has a more generous amount of leather behind the gun to spread out the pressure against your hip which will make it more comfortable.
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Johnson City, TN
    I am inclined to agree with Sam.
  4. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    SE GA
    I used a #2 for a Browning Hi Power after trying out a both a 2 and 3 for a week each. I sold the #3 and used the #2. Just me.
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