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P229 and skinny folk

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by tackleberry45, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. tackleberry45

    tackleberry45 Member

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    So I workout with a young lady that is 5'4 and 115. She has a P229 and has done all her classes with it. I discussed going to a slimmer carry but she has obviously sunk some dollars into the SIG. She wants to go OWB and just purchased what I believe is a good belt. So what do you look for in a holster with such pistol "bulk" that will stay high and tight to the body and concealed?
     
  2. allaroundhunter

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    I have heard good things about Raven Concealment but have never gotten to try one.
     
  3. Bovice

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    The P229 can be tucked in close and disappear with the right holster. She will either need to position that holster closer to 6:00 or to 12:00 given that she's very thin.

    I'm impressed with her pistol choice. Most gun goblins can't say anything but "revolver" or "glock" to a lady, and that's usually what gets sold.
     
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    I'm not a woman, but I'd think she would not need to carry at 6:00 or 12:00 in order to conceal. With typically wider hips, placing the pistol behind the point of the hip, at 3:30 to 4:00, as most recommend should probably work well.

    Mitch Rosen has the "Nancy Special" specifically designed for women. They have other models that may also work.

    http://www.mitchrosen.com/product_line/product_line.html

    The Cornered Cat may have some ideas for her. There are a couple of sections concerning holsters.

    http://www.corneredcat.com/contents/
     
  5. 340PD

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    OWB's like this Black Dog carry very high and tight to the body. She will need a very high quality belt regardless of what she chooses, that is a heavy firearm.
    This may help a bit.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogGBPVk5GQk

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    She wants to go OWB

    What is OWB in plain language????
     
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    "Outside the Waistband"
     
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    IWB = Inside the Waistband

    SOB = Small of the Back (usually around 6:00)

    Appendix = forward of your hip, between hip and fly (1:00 - 2:00 typically)

    Clock positions -

    12:00 - at your naval/fly

    6:00 - center of your back

    3:00 - widest point on right hip

    9:00 - widest point on left hip
     
  10. MAKster

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    I comfortably carry a Sig 228 in a Galco FLETCH leather OWB holster. The COP model is very similar but less expensive.
     
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