IWB or OWB?

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IWB or OWB?

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Post by Muttley » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:33 pm

IWB or OWB? I'm sure this has been beat to death but I'm trying to figure out which way to go. I was looking at the Crossbreed super tuck or a Blackhawk serpa. Just looking for some pros and cons.

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Post by mr surveyor » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:46 pm

either one or both, depending on clothing for the day, the gun I want to carry on a particular day, etc. Might as well throw a shoulder rig in too. Can't have too many options


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Post by Dan20703 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:48 pm

I guess that would depend on whether your talking about a P-32 or a Coonan 357.

Like most everyone else you will buy at least one of each style. My holsters outnumber my gun count by 2:1
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Post by Muttley » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:59 pm

Dan20703 wrote:I guess that would depend on whether your talking about a P-32 or a Coonan 357.

Like most everyone else you will buy at least one of each style. My holsters outnumber my gun count by 2:1

True I guess I should have said that my CHL gun is a H&K USP 40c.

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Post by USA1 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:06 pm

Here's my experience with both...I carry a Springfield XD40sc

I started with OWB and it was very comfortable.
The only drawback is I found the need to wear a cover garment
in the form of a slightly over sized shirt such as a button up.

Then I bought a Crossbreed Supertuck.
It is just as comfortable and holds the gun very close to the body.
I find that I can wear (normal) size shirts without a problem.

If you go with IWB, you may need to go up one size in pants.

Either way you go, a good dedicated gun belt is essential.
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Post by garcia946 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:26 pm

I use both , got my g27
I use a Don Hume belt holster and I just ordered a Cross Breed Super Tuck for it too
I had a Don Hume IWB holster but I wore it under belt over pants and it was perfect ( only problem I had was it put holes in my shirt )
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Post by USA1 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:28 pm

garcia946 wrote:I use both , got my g27
I use a Don Hume belt holster and I just ordered a Cross Breed Super Tuck for it too
Once you get the Crossbreed, you may only use one. ;-)
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Post by garcia946 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:29 pm

USA1 wrote:
garcia946 wrote:I use both , got my g27
I use a Don Hume belt holster and I just ordered a Cross Breed Super Tuck for it too
Once you get the Crossbreed, you may only use one. ;-)

Thats what I heard , nothing but good things about the holster. Should have it in a couple of days
Went with the horsehide too , ( got it off ebay )
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Post by cougartex » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:57 pm

OWB for me. IWB never felt comfortable to me, plus I did not like buying paints 1or 2 sizes larger. :smilelol5:
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Post by MojoTexas » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:33 pm

I have a Crossbreed Supertuck for my Springfield XDm .40S&W. I love it! I just got my plastic this week, and yesterday I spent all day wearing the Supertuck and it was absolutely comfortable. I was literally on the go all day, and it was very comfortable and didn't print at all.

I just bought a new Kimber 1911, so I'll probably be ordering a Supertuck for it too.
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Post by gigag04 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:34 pm

OWB or ankle
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Post by Zoomie » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:56 am

You could always get one of the Littlebear IWB/OWB holsters, took a long while to work in, but its great now.
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Post by phrogg » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:28 am

I'm currently wearing a Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC IWB. I don't have my plastic yet so its empty but thought I would try some different holsters for a few days and see how they feel while I'm in my normal routine and waiting. I have to say that except for the fact that I normally wear my cellphone on the right hip (its now moved to the other side) and the interference with the seatbelt (holster moved back just slightly now), its not even noticeable.

I happened to run into an employee at a completely different function and we got to compare Crossbreed, Comp-Tac and Tucker all standing there. So he brought me an MTAC to try out and see if I like it. If so, I'll buy it. And right now...its just as comfortable as the Tucker and more so than the Crossbreed. The Tucker is much finer construction details but its twice the price (with all the options...gotta get ALL the options!).

Still going to put a week into it before deciding.
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Post by karder » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:25 pm

The vast majority of the time I carry a full size 1911. For me, OWB in a Fobus paddle holster is the most comfortable, but I have to wear a jacket or a tac-vest to cover. Shoulder holster in a galco rig is a close second in comfort, but once again, I have to wear a jacket for cover. Third place comfort wise for me is the crossbreed super tuck. I never forget I am wearing a big, heavy gun in the super tuck, but it is highly concealable so if it is too hot for a jacket and a vest in not appropriate, this is the only choice. Like the others have said, you need several holsters depending on what you are going to wear, but if you can only get one, I would get the crossbreed IWB. Less comfort for me, but a rig I can wear anywhere all year long.
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Post by couzin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:25 pm

cougartex wrote:OWB for me. IWB never felt comfortable to me, plus I did not like buying pants 1or 2 sizes larger. :smilelol5:
Ditto! Plus, I went progressively from large frame revolvers and Glocks, compact Glock, to Kimbers, to Walther, to an airlite Smith 360PD. Fits anywhere and gets carried (a lot).
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