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Old 05-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #11
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I would agree, IWB is easier to conceal but not as comfortable. Whereas IWB is harder to conceal but more comfortable. I have a hard enough time concealing with an IWB and I hate how I have to adjust my pants constantly. I don't know how I would be able to conceal with an OWB.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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I use to have a lot of issues carry IWB until I found N82tactical.com this holster makes a world of difference to me.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #13
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I either use my OWB Blackhawk serpa or my IWB N82 pro tactical!!! I love them both.

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #14
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www.defensiveholsters.com

They have one that is both IWB and OWB depending on how you want to carry that day.
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It depends on far too many variables, such as you, your carry piece, your clothes, the weather, and where youre at, for me, my 4" 357, owb in an uncle mikes mirage size 2 works best, since open carry is legal im not overly concerned if i print or show, if concealment is critical i wear a loose fitting polo shirt. But you gotta try to find what works for you.
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It depends on far too many variables, such as you, your carry piece, your clothes, the weather, and where youre at, for me, my 4" 357, owb in an uncle mikes mirage size 2 works best, since open carry is legal im not overly concerned if i print or show, if concealment is critical i wear a loose fitting polo shirt. But you gotta try to find what works for you.
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Owb here.
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There are very few times I carry OTW. Simply because if I am carrying a firearm I want it to be concealed, until I am FORCED to show it......
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Right now I carry IWB uncle mikes holster. Cheap, flimsy, BUT comfortable. Dont think I can pull off OWB unless its winter.


Oo when will my great state of Texas allow open carry!?!?!!! Hey I can dream cant I?
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A good holster and belt and either OWB-IWB will work just fine for most people. I carry both ways depending on the handgun, weather, and clothes. I have a Para LTC I carry IWB and it's just fine. I have an IWB rig for a Gov frame 1911 but usually will carry those in a OWB as most the time I have a full size 1911 I'm target shooting.

Here's a simple truth. 60% of the people that carry a handgun probably have a box or drawer of holsters. I sure do! The first thing you really need to do is find a really good belt. It will not matter how good the holster is if your belt is some limp dish rag then any rig will not hang right. A belt made for wearing a holster makes all the difference in the world.
Some people like the kydex stuff, some it has to be leather (like me!) but neither will work right without the right belt. I have one I bought at Sportsman's Guide several years ago that has been great. But there are better ones out there and most the time when it comes to leather you get what you pay for.

If you do go IWB make sure to get one that actually will hold it's shape when the pistol is not in it. It makes it MUCH easier to re-holster.
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