Paddle Holster: Inside the pants or just the belt?

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Paddle Holster: Inside the pants or just the belt?

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Post by oohrah » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am

(This is not a question about whether a paddle holster is considered a legal belt holster for open carry.)

I was shooting steel with my PX4 in a Fobus paddle holster. The paddle was between my jeans and belt (so the bottom hooks would catch on the belt). The RSO was unhappy with the rearward cant and commented that the paddle should be inside my jeans.

Doesn't make sense to me, considering the hooks, and could find no consensus with a search. Comments?
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:28 am

I always wear mine (I have several) with the paddle inside my pants. They hold just fine, plus the paddle doesn’t them block access to pockets and such.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:33 am

When I wear a paddle holster, I put the paddle inside my pants. It would be hard to position it just inside the belt given the spacing of my belt loops.
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Post by AndyC » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:51 am

The paddle goes inside the pants.
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Post by mloamiller » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:08 am

I always wear mine inside the pants - I think it looks better, and as TAM said, doesn't block access to pockets. I don't have any issue with it being secure, either - the hooks are able to get a sufficient bite on the belt, even through jeans.

Don't know if there is a "right" and "wrong" way, but the pictures on Fobus' website show them inside the pants as well.
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Post by oljames3 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:13 am

Soccerdad1995 wrote:When I wear a paddle holster, I put the paddle inside my pants. It would be hard to position it just inside the belt given the spacing of my belt loops.
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For my paddle holster, paddle goes inside the waist band. For my paddle mag pouch, paddle goes outside the waist band. Works for me.
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Post by oohrah » Tue May 01, 2018 8:30 pm

Well, interesting, thanks. Seems to be a consensus.
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