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Old 10-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Is it really possible to carry something like a G30 or Colt Commander IWB and it not print? In the summer with a T-shirt it looks to me it would be next to impossible for it not to print. Winter you could carry about anything due to jackets and coats. I'm 5'-9" and 160 pounds and don't think I cold completely hide either of those, my chosen two even with a Crossbreed Supertuck. I've never tried, just imagining. Even if you put your billfold under your shirt it's going to show.

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It all depends on the holster, clothing, and individual. I can conceal a full size 1911 in the summer, but I'm 6'4 and I generally wear a hooded vest on top of my shirt or just a shirt with another button shirt on top of it.

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The point, in my mind isn't always carrying a gun that you can hide in your current wardrobe. Sometimes the answer is building a wardrobe that can hide the gun you want to carry.

For thin guys like me, carrying right at 3 o-clock keeps the butt from sticking out like a shark fin when you bend over. It isn't as comfy as 4 to 5 o-clock, though.

I easily carry a CW45 (full size Kahr) in that location with an untucked t-shirt.

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Here in South Florida it's summer all year.

When it comes to hot weather I had to switch to a pocket pistol. (Ruger LCR) It's the only way to carry when wearing a bathing suit and flip-flops.

Any time I am wearing a belt I carry my Browning Hi-Power in a Tommy Theis IWB Holster and it works well.

I agree with Chris, if wearing just a tucked in t-shirt I need to shift the holster up to the 2 or 3 o'clock position so as not to print. If I'm wearing a dress shirt or anything not tucked in I move it back to the 4 or 5 o'clock position.

If you are looking for a great carry rig, take a look at Tommy's holsters.

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Those are nice-very reminiscent of the CBST. He certainly has a smorgasbord of models to choose from. I don't think he's missed any manufacturer or model. Is Kydex a hard material? I'm not sure I've seen a holster like this "in the flesh".

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I agree with CHLChris. Dress to fit what you want to carry, not carry to fit how you dress. Of course, that can be easier said than done if you work for someone that has a dress code, etc. That's not why I waited until I retired to carry, but being retired & able to dress anyway I please was a help.

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ive seen some peeps that could ccw a mk19 grenade launcher and tripod under their belly flap...

just depends on your build and clothing. my colt new agent conceals under light summer clothes just fine.

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Those are nice-very reminiscent of the CBST. He certainly has a smorgasbord of models to choose from. I don't think he's missed any manufacturer or model. Is Kydex a hard material? I'm not sure I've seen a holster like this "in the flesh".
It's relativity flexible but strong enough to securely hold your gun.

I don't find it any harder on the gun's finish than leather.

As far as pricing read this: CC Holsters
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I carry a wilson cqb compact(4.25 in barrell) in a de santis intruder at 3 o clock. Conceals in shorts and a t shirt.

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nice thing about an open carry state... IT DOESN'T MATTER

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