recommendations for appendix carry holster.

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  1. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Member

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    hello all,
    I am getting ready to carry my springfield XDs 4 inch and I would like to preferably carry appendix IWB. anyone know of a manufacturer that makes a good holster for that purpose?
     
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    Dale is the man for AIWB.
     
  4. Good Ol' Boy

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    I very much like my Clinger and Front Line holsters.
     
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    Crossbreed Holsters - accept no substitutes.

    ...also, check out their "seconds" page. I got my SuperTuck for $40.

    Best holster I have ever owned.
     
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    crossbreed doesn't make one for the 4 inch xds.
     
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    Check the frame layout and see if it is the same as any of the other XDS' they make it for.

    Like for my PX4 Storms, I can carry my Sub Compact, Compact, Full Size and SD in the same holster. Barrel length does not matter as long as where it holds the frame works.

    Edit: Crossbreed does, of course, not market it that way, but it works.
     
  8. JTQ

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    I'd note the difference in design between the Crossbreed offering and the others listed above.

    Crossbreed Appendix https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/Product/Appendix-Carry

    The Crossbreed has a fairly large footprint that may be difficult to accommodate in the appendix position, and the clip is above the muzzle, which would do nothing to pull the grip of the gun towards the body.
     
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    retract statement.
     
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    I like my G Code Incog Eclipse for my G43.
     
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    Stealth Gear make a great holster
     
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    I ended up going with the stealthgear holster. most of the others were either mostly kydex which I love for open carry holsters, not so much for IWB, and I was really hoping to not spend $200 after shipping on a holster for a gun I picked up for $400.
     
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    Let us know how it works out for you.

    AIWB isn't my thing, so I don't have any first hand experience, but I do pay attention to the guys that do use the option. I'm interested in how the StealthGear, with the clip above the slide, does rotating the grip to the body.
     
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    JM custom kydex are fantastic and they have tons of options for aiwb. I won't buy anything else anymore.
     
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    My son carries a Glock 19 in a Raven Concealment appendix and is very happy with the holster. I have their Phantom and am pleased with the holster and their customer service.
     
  17. BlindJustice

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    I carry a Springfield Armory RO Compact in the Milt Sparks
    Summer Special 2, worn in front of the side loop is that
    the Appendix carry position?


    FWIW - The SS2 has the FBI cant, i.e. gun is angled fwd 8 or so degrees

    Just curious

    Randall
     
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    The original Summer Special had a single loop and was probably intended, by the creator of the holster, Bruce Nelson, to be worn forward of the hip. However, typically a muzzle rear (FBI) canted holster would be more functional to the user if worn aft of the hip.
     
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    JTO - I tried the aft of the side Belt loop carry position for the SS2 but
    it wasn't as comfortable / functional as well as the grip 'printing' more.
    SS2 was made for Commander length, works for the 4" RO Compact, as
    well as myy full size 1911 ( coverrs the trigger guard ).

    Got the SS2 from Brownell's for a couple of bucks less than MS msrp
    and got it in 5 days. unlike the 7 month wait for an order with Milt
    Sparks, for 1 1/2" ;gun belt, mag carrier, and #Axiom OWB for full size
    1911 as well as the Inside the Belt / OWB #Mirage. Both have FBI cant.

    R-
     
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    Everybody is different. You've just got to use what works for you.

    High Noon holsters has "the book answer" at FAQ #47 http://www.highnoonholsters.com/faqs/

    Additionally, the guys that really know AIWB will point out there is a difference between a dedicated AIWB holster and simply a holster that has 0 degrees of cant.
     
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    I know I'm getting off topic, but this may be helpful to BlindJustice. See forum member tmoore912's pictures in this thread at post #29.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=567867&highlight=tmoore912

    These pictures by tmoore912 are about as good as you can find on the net. I reference them often to illustrate "proper" wear and positioning of holsters. As I said earlier, you've got to use what works for you, and everybody is different. However, tmoore912's pictures look perfectly concealable and accessible.
     
  22. Door Gunner

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    I carry a .45-cal 3.3-in XDs concealed. I also have quite a few holsters of various styles I've collected over the years.

    Go to WalMart and look for the VersaCarry IWB. It is usually hanging on a peg. It is quite inexpensive but I believe you'll be impressed after you get past the shock!

    http://www.versacarry.com/products/versacarry-semi-auto-model-9mm-medium/
     
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    Another vote for Raven concealment
     
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