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Old 08-16-2011, 02:17 PM   #11
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Keep the 32" pants if you're going to carry IWB. That'll add an inch or two to your waistline.
Very true and lot more comfortable when u got a lil space. Remeber comfort is key.

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Keep the 32" pants if you're going to carry IWB. That'll add an inch or two to your waistline.
i live in montana every body carries not much crime here
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I'm about to take my concealed carry class and looking on advice for a carry weapon. I've narrowed the caliber down to 45acp. Of the 45's I shot, I liked the XD45 Compact the best. But I'm worried about its conceal-ability in the Florida weather. I'm about 5'10" and 170ish lbs athletic build and rarely wear any kind of heavy clothing except for those unusually cold days in January. Mostly just a Guy Harvey or a Polo and cargo shorts.

So I'm looking for advice on a weapon that will be concealable for me. I plan on using the Supertuck IWB holster and I'll probably end up getting one of their belts as well.
Ft. Lauderdale was 95º/95% two days ago.

NO 1911, BHP, even in a Xbreed!

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When you go to an IWB holster on the cooler days (upper 80s) you WILL need a horsehide version. They don't sop-up the humidity and are worth the up-charge down here in south Florida.

Before you cash out on the Xbreed Supertuck take a look at Tommy Theis' offerings. These holsters are far better in the fit and finish department.

Theisholsters.com | Products | Custom IWB Holsters

His prices are better and include shipping.

I am finishing up a two week test of my new Theis and will be posting a review soon. I can tell you that the Theis IWB Concealed Carry Holster is IMHO, the only IWB holster to use down here!

No matter what holster you get, be sure to order it with the Kydex Clips. I prefer the J-Clips, they hide better. The metal clips will ruin a good carry belt and many belts cost more than the holster!
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I carry different ways. IWB, shoulder rig, OWB under a polo shirt, pocket, ankle.

Limiting yourself to 1 mode of carry is like limiting yourself to 1 pair of shoes, and loafers are not useful on the beach.

I have several firearms that I use for CCW. And I practice with each.
I'm thinking about the shoulder rig also after I get used to the IWB.

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Keep the 32" pants if you're going to carry IWB. That'll add an inch or two to your waistline.
That's the plan.

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Ft. Lauderdale was 95º/95% two days ago.

NO 1911, BHP, even in a Xbreed!

Elsie Ahrrrrrrr, mexican or pocket holster.

When you go to an IWB holster on the cooler days (upper 80s) you WILL need a horsehide version. They don't sop-up the humidity and are worth the up-charge down here in south Florida.

Before you cash out on the Xbreed Supertuck take a look at Tommy Theis' offerings. These holsters are far better in the fit and finish department.

Theisholsters.com | Products | Custom IWB Holsters

His prices are better and include shipping.

I am finishing up a two week test of my new Theis and will be posting a review soon. I can tell you that the Theis IWB Concealed Carry Holster is IMHO, the only IWB holster to use down here!

No matter what holster you get, be sure to order it with the Kydex Clips. I prefer the J-Clips, they hide better. The metal clips will ruin a good carry belt and many belts cost more than the holster!
After being shown that holster in another post, I'm probably gonna go that route. And definitely in horsehide.
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I have several modes of carry to cover the different types of weather/clothing needed. I have a Blackhawk Sepra, a Crossbreed type that is home made, and a new pocket/IWB Sticky holster.
I was never a fan of the nylon holsters but this Sticky holster works great in a cargo pocket or for IWB carry for my Kimber Ultra CDP II. I have been carrying with it for about three weeks now and my weapon has not moved out of position or slipped in any way yet, I am an automotive tech and do everything but stand on my head daily so I feel this is a fair test for this holster.

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Your dilemma is why the Ruger LCP is so popular here in Florida. Sure, we'd all like to carry something with more punch, but given the clothing required to be comfortable in the sweltering heat a small pistol that fits easily into a pocket in our shorts is the logical choice.

I guess you could always surrender your man-card and get a man-bag or fanny pack for your .45.

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I live in North Florida and my kilt is the life saver for both the heat and CCW.

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I live in North Florida and my kilt is the life saver for both the heat and CCW.
Do you prefer a garter belt type holster or do you put it in the little purse thing that hangs in the front?
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Sporin for the traditional. Cargo pocket for the Utilikilt. I want to go IWB.

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I'm not from Florida so I can't comment on the fashion but during the warm months i sport a leather belted hip hugger with an untucked shirt. It hides both a full frame m&p or compact very well...although I prefer the compacts. IWB is just to uncomfortable for me.

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