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Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by drtybrd97, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. drtybrd97

    drtybrd97 New Member

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    Got mine today! Going to the range tomorrow after I give it a good cleaning.

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    Here she is with her big sister

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  2. drtybrd97

    drtybrd97 New Member

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    I was looking into getting a pocket holster or an iwb...any thoughts? This is my first gun that will be used for concealed carry. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
     

  3. arizona98tj

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    An XDs is pushing the envelope for pocket carry. That doesn't mean some don't do it....they simply don't present the smallest footprint and some folks and/or clothing will be challenged to conceal it properly.

    I can't give you an IWB suggestion as I carry OWB so have no experience there.
     
  4. otisthecat

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    I use a remora holster for mine, so I can swap between pocket/IWB (depending on pocket size) without needing a second holster.
     
  5. JW357

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    Congrats on your purchase. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
     
  6. drtybrd97

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    Thanks for the suggestions! Arizona-I do like how that holster looks. I'm going to check out their site. Otis-I haven't heard of the remora holster. Googling it now. JW-I just took to the range a couple days ago. Preformed flawlessly. I am shooting to the left every time though. I tried adjusting the amount of trigger finger but it did not help. Going back to the range this week and see if I can figure out what I'm doing wrong. Thanks again
     
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  7. JW357

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    Are the sights adjustable?
     
  8. mag318

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    I carry mine IWB in a Sticky holster which I've found to be extremely comfortable.
     
  9. drtybrd97

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    They are not. It's gotta be my technique. I have not been shooting pistols for very long. Little over a year. I've become pretty accurate with my full size Xd9 so it is probably me. I just got the Pearce grip extensions to try out. Hopefully that will help. I don't have big hands but trying to fit three fingers on the grip is possible just not comfortable. I do think I might eventually get night sights for it though. I like the slant pros from Heine that are on my Xd9. I like the fiber optic but like have the night sights.
     
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  10. drtybrd97

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    I bought a one to try and so far I like it, just haven't carried before. So it's taking some getting used to. I see that my style of clothes will depict how I'm going to carry though. What position do you find most comfortable for you to carry?
     
  11. drtybrd97

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    Just looked at the remora and I like the looks of them. Especially with the reinforced top. I am going to buy one of these definitely. The Sticky is not reinforced so you do have to take it out of your waistband to reholster. Do you have the sweat shield on yours? Curious if that is worth adding
     
  12. JW357

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    You might also wanna look at the Old Faithful Holsters. Very comfortable, affordable, and inexpensive.
     
  13. arizona98tj

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    I have several holsters with and without a sweat shield. I wouldn't purchase another holster without a sweat shield.
     
  14. Brue182

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    If it is to big to carry in a pocket I always carry IWB at 3:30 - 4:00. I have a few crossbreed holsters that I use religiously. Sometimes you do not realize you have a gun on.
     
  15. drtybrd97

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    Thanks. I like the Sticky holster but I do like the look/function of the Remora with the sweat shield and reinforced upper.
     
  16. drtybrd97

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    I will definitely look them up. I have a feeling that I'm going to have more holsters than pairs of shoes by the time I find what I really like lol
     
  17. drtybrd97

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    Due to my body shape I'm printing when I try to carry there. Extra lbs in the way if you know what I mean. So far 530 or 6 is almost completely unseen. Thanks for the input. Gotta find or what works for me I guess. I have looked online at the Crossbreed or a version. I like the concept but am not a fan of Kydex holsters. Nothing wrong with them I just feel like they are "rough" on the gun. I know they aren't just personal preference I guess.
     
  18. otisthecat

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    No, but only because I got mine at a gun show and they were sold out of them. If I was ordering from the website I would definitely get it.
     
  19. otisthecat

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    Just go ahead and clear out a drawer now, you'll fill it in no time. Buying holsters doesn't quite satisfy the "need a new gun" itch, but it helps.;)
     
  20. drvsafe

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    +1 on old faithful. I love the hybrid holster I have for my Nano. And I bought the quick assembly kit for a less than $50 delivered, I got mine left handed and it was in my hands in less than a week.