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SystemaEncephale
02-03-2012, 20:19
Alright guys, I am looking to purchase my first IWB holster for everyday carry G17. However, I am having a tough time deciding and am hoping you guys have some suggestions based on your own preference and experience. Now here is some information about my body type to give you a better idea of what to suggest. I am 5.9" weighing at 140lb. I do not wear baggy clothes at all. I prefer clothes that fit and are not loose by any means.

The holsters that currently have caught my eye is the White Hat IWB holster, Crossbreed Super Tuck, & SideArmor IWB. I prefer to carry the firearm at my 4-5 o clock position.

Thanks a bunch guys, I really appreciate it!

pangloss9
02-03-2012, 20:24
Archangel by Dale Fricke. AIWB.

ak103k
02-03-2012, 20:49
Milt Sparks VMII

jayhuh
02-03-2012, 21:01
Sparks VM II if you have 6-8 months to wait. If not, Comp-Tac MTAC or Infidel in that order. Lots of folks love the Crossbreed stuff but I do not have personal experience with them so whatever I say would be hearsay.

plouffedaddy
02-03-2012, 21:02
Theis holsters are the best out there for the money IMO. Great guy to deal with as well.

theundeadelvis
02-03-2012, 21:08
I've got a 17, and I'm 5'9" 150. I just ordered a Raven Concealment Systems modular holster. Unfortunately, it's still in transit. If you haven't decided by next week, feel free to pm me, and I'll give you my feedback.

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Streetglider08
02-03-2012, 21:19
+1 for tommy theis. At least check them out.

Currahee88
02-03-2012, 21:26
I just got a Comp Tac MTAC and I love it

theundeadelvis
02-04-2012, 18:17
Got my Raven Concealment Systems Phantom Modular today. It looks nice, but I haven't had a chance to wear it yet, but it fits the 17 like a glove.

2740dmx
02-04-2012, 18:45
Man...a 5'9" dude that weighs 140 is capable of effectively concealing a G17?
Pics or it didn't happen!

Seriously, let's hear from those that effectively conceal such a large grip frame with normal clothes....

ak103k
02-04-2012, 19:56
This is me (Im 5'6", 160#) when I was still carrying a Colt Commander. These days, its a 17. No troubles either way, and I've carried a full sized handgun this way for every waking minute of every day for the last 30+ years now. A light shirt in the summer, and a fleece or sweatshirt in the winter is all it takes to keep it out of sight.

One thing Ive never understood, is why people say they cant. Its not about "cant", its about "want". Those who say they cant, just dont want to.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27f0086198400000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

troysglock
02-04-2012, 20:15
Comp-tac MTAC conceals the full size really well.

encore4me
02-04-2012, 20:57
Ramona, nuf said!

mknpwr
02-04-2012, 20:59
Crossbreed super tuck for the 17. Very happy with mine.

theundeadelvis
02-04-2012, 21:50
Here's a pic with my RCS Phantom and G17 at 5 o'clock. The tee I'm wearing is super thin. If I bend over, it sticks out like a sore thumb, but I usually wear a sweatshirt which conceals it even better. I'm 5'9" 150.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/theundeadelvis/Firearms/IMG_20120204_221027.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/theundeadelvis/Firearms/IMG_20120204_221236.jpg


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craig19
02-04-2012, 22:21
I use a crossbread with my 19, sometimes with my 22.

coyote 30
02-04-2012, 22:33
My favorite for carrying a G17 IWB is the Blade Tech NANO. The most comfortable IWB I have ever used and I have tried just about all of them.

cole
02-04-2012, 22:37
Crossbreed, Stow-N-Go, BladeTech or a smaller gun. The last gets my vote in daily carry and I have the prior three.

Gaucho
02-04-2012, 23:01
Galco Kingtuk. Works great with my 17 and 26 and 32.

http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/110/534949.jpg

HKLovingIT
02-05-2012, 01:34
Here is what I have:

Galco SC2 - leather - IWB with Thumb Break - I'm a thumb break kind of guy.

CompTAC MTAC - (or similar) this is probably the way to go for many guys. very comfortable, leather backing, Kydex shell. Very easy to position. Not too bulky as the clips are offset. You can also swap the Kydex shells and use the same mounting for different pistols.

CompTAC Infidel - IWB Kydex with loops. Or you can have a clip. I've seen guys use the C-Clips from the MTAC on this with good results. Suprisingly comfortable, good retention.

RCS Phantom - really thin IWB Kydex, also great OWB, you can reconfigure by ordering the extra parts for attachments when you order. If you like Kydex, this or something similar is a good way to go.

Something I don't own but have heard good word about - Blade Tech Nano

Any of the above should be comfortable all day. However, you know the bottom line to concealment is body shape and size and the clothing you wear. If you can't change the body shape, and you won't alter the clothing, you might have to look into something smaller and thinner or another mode of carry - ye ole fanny pack, or something. Good luck man. Recommend you go to WalMart and buy those little plastic tubs with lids so you can keep all your holsters sorted. Don't feel bad, we all have the "collection" until we find a couple that work for us in various circumstances.

TxGlock9
02-05-2012, 02:51
All decent holsters will do the same thing. Go with what you think is best. Don't forget one of the most important things as well. GUN BELT. I use 5.11 Operator 1.75inch...

Almost forgot FYI: I use Comptac Minotaur w/C-Clips for my G32.

9mm +p+
02-05-2012, 03:24
CBST or Galco King Tuk, i have both and they work very well.

Texcowboy
02-05-2012, 07:33
The Ramora holsters are amazing. Do a search on U-Tube. Each of my Glocks can be carried this way, the subcompacts in the apendix position and the full size behind my right hip.

Two_Clicks
02-05-2012, 08:01
Another vote for the Crossbreed ST

Two_Clicks
02-05-2012, 08:01
Here's a pic with my RCS Phantom and G17 at 5 o'clock. The tee I'm wearing is super thin. If I bend over, it sticks out like a sore thumb, but I usually wear a sweatshirt which conceals it even better. I'm 5'9" 150.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/theundeadelvis/Firearms/IMG_20120204_221027.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/theundeadelvis/Firearms/IMG_20120204_221236.jpg


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Clean your room

Spiffums
02-05-2012, 08:13
Alright guys, I am looking to purchase my first IWB holster for everyday carry G17. However, I am having a tough time deciding and am hoping you guys have some suggestions based on your own preference and experience. Now here is some information about my body type to give you a better idea of what to suggest. I am 5.9" weighing at 140lb. I do not wear baggy clothes at all. I prefer clothes that fit and are not loose by any means.

The holsters that currently have caught my eye is the White Hat IWB holster, Crossbreed Super Tuck, & SideArmor IWB. I prefer to carry the firearm at my 4-5 o clock position.

Thanks a bunch guys, I really appreciate it!

I think to be effective in concealing a full size gun you will have to change you fashion sense and learn dressing around the gun.

jack the toad.
02-05-2012, 08:28
Sparks VM II if you have 6-8 months to wait. If not, Comp-Tac MTAC.
Lotsa good holsters out there but I have both and couldn't agree more plus the MTAC is about half the price of the VM II.
I carry about 3:30-4 oclock position. I think the 5 oclock would require a little more forward cant, at least for me. Both holsters mentioned will work though.

theundeadelvis
02-05-2012, 09:44
Clean your room

Ha! My wife commented on that too. It's a pile of baby laundry, sorted and ready for the wash. Not as bad in person as it looks in the photo, but I'll get on it asap!

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Icelander513
02-05-2012, 09:48
Best IWB on the market: Milt Sparks "Summer Special II"

The frosting on the cake: Brownells has all of the MS SS-II's for Glocks on sale and they ship immediately (no wait)

For the record, I have a VM-II and while it's a great holster, it's not worth the wait when you can get a SS-II for less money and direct from Brownells.

2005 Vette
02-05-2012, 10:05
Looking at the rigs with the bigger heavier pistols, question is do you guys ever get a sore back carrying those heavier guns? I have a CB-SC and love it when I carry my XD40 compact I can feel it on my back. Just me?

ak103k
02-05-2012, 10:32
Ive never had any back problems due to the weight of the gun, and I also usually carry a double reload along with the gun. With a proper belt and holster, you really dont know they're there.

As far as the Sparks VMII's and availability, they can be found elsewhere, without the long wait, but usually at a bit of a premium. Ive got all of mine (about 8 of them now) from Top Gun Supply, and havent had to wait more than a couple of weeks for one. If they show them out of stock, they will email you when they come in if you request it.

2740dmx
02-05-2012, 10:57
Here's a pic with my RCS Phantom and G17 at 5 o'clock. The tee I'm wearing is super thin. If I bend over, it sticks out like a sore thumb, but I usually wear a sweatshirt which conceals it even better. I'm 5'9" 150.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/theundeadelvis/Firearms/IMG_20120204_221027.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/theundeadelvis/Firearms/IMG_20120204_221236.jpg


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Thanks for the pics...
You said "if I bend over, it sticks out like a sore thumb" and that is what I meant when I was doubting that a 5'9" guy, who weighs 140, could EFFECTIVELY conceal a G17.
I have carried concealed since 1987, and am 5'9", and weigh 160. I have used good quality belts and holsters that were known for quality.....and the grip frame on a fullsize firearm just cannot be effectively hidden on me....if I bend down, reach for something, sit back in a chair, bump up against a person, get hugged by a friend, etc...
In other words, for me, there are much better options than a full size gun for ccw.
I love that some people do carry a fullsize, because then we get to learn from each other and see what works for others.

Love that people are concealing G17, thanks for sharing! :cool:

LuckyG
02-05-2012, 11:04
A number of good IWB holsters out there. Obviously, we can't tell you what's best for you. My preference for IWB is Milt Sparks VM-2. I carry every day and have VM-2's for my G34, Sig P226, P229, P239 and my Wilson Professional. It is comfortable, fast and VERY concealable. Short of surgery, there is nothing that will conceal better (some will conceal as well). I've been using Sparks leather since 1973.

Finally, I don't understand people who will spend $500-900 on a defensive handgun and then try and save $50 with a cheap holster. High price doesn't necessarily correlate with better, but most of the time you get what you pay for.

bruzer
02-05-2012, 11:05
For all Kydex carry IWB the G17 or G22 in a PJ Holster. Paul is Glock Talk member coachG.
http://pjholster.com/

Tommy THEIS is also a Glock Talk member and does a great job too.
http://theisholsters.com/

For the price it will be hard to beat either of these guys. I sweat TOO much for leather in the summer. Kydex wipes right down.
Good luck and stay safe,
Mike

JonInWA
02-05-2012, 11:29
I've been very satisfied for literally years with my Blade-Tech IWB holsters; I use their IWB model for my G17, G19, and G21; for my G34 I use their Nano.

Best, Jon

SystemaEncephale
02-05-2012, 13:01
Thanks guys for all your input. I appreciate it immensely. After comparing each that was suggested, I've decided on trying out the Phantom Modular System. I have read nothing but great things about it and I really do like how it can be changed from a OWB to IWB and vise versa.

Thanks again guys. Oh, and TxGlock9, thanks for the suggestion on the belt. Tha is probably what I will go with as well since I am a 5.11 fan.

TxGlock9
02-05-2012, 13:51
Thanks guys for all your input. I appreciate it immensely. After comparing each that was suggested, I've decided on trying out the Phantom Modular System. I have read nothing but great things about it and I really do like how it can be changed from a OWB to IWB and vise versa.

Thanks again guys. Oh, and TxGlock9, thanks for the suggestion on the belt. Tha is probably what I will go with as well since I am a 5.11 fan.

Word.. Just get the Operator as those are the ones with the hard material lining so the belt doesn't bend.

acergy09
02-05-2012, 14:34
I use this one...simple, but very comfortable...:cool:
http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad93/joneil_photo2009/IMG_0997.jpg

isis07734
02-07-2012, 12:59
Cool, Acergy- link?

jmathis84
02-15-2012, 05:06
I have CC'ed a g22 with a Blackhawk cheapy IWB holster for goin on 2 yrs.Like others said its about wanting to. Im 5'10 160lbs. Usually carry at about 4 to 430. Nerver had any issues with printing. Plan to upgrade this year to a leather IWB for when I got to not so gun friendly places.

Henning
02-15-2012, 12:35
I recently purchased Threat Solutions Consulting UCR (Ultra Concealment Rig) and am loving it. I have an MTAC also I have had for a couple years but this rig is SO comfy and light. I am 5'7 175. I am a lefty and also swing this rig around the front and it doubles as a just as comfy AIWB. It is a slide version so I can use it with all my glocks. Easy on/easy off. The kydex is super thin but still very strong. Retention is very good as well.

http://www.threatsolutions.com/IWBindex.html

Sampo
02-15-2012, 22:03
I use this one...simple, but very comfortable...:cool:
http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad93/joneil_photo2009/IMG_0997.jpg

Link please :wavey: !!!

jamaicanj
02-15-2012, 23:00
Remember to use a sturdy gun belt as it makes the world of difference. Having a fantabulous holster with a flimsy TJ Maxx belt that has no rigidity is a big waste of time. My favorite gunbelt is my ares ranger belt.

10-S
02-17-2012, 10:41
Bladetech Nano.

Balls
02-20-2012, 22:17
How long did it take to get that UCR? I ordered one back in October and haven't heard a thing from them. I've emailed and left a few voice mails, still nothing. I'm wondering if my $50+ are gone.

I recently purchased Threat Solutions Consulting UCR (Ultra Concealment Rig) and am loving it. I have an MTAC also I have had for a couple years but this rig is SO comfy and light. I am 5'7 175. I am a lefty and also swing this rig around the front and it doubles as a just as comfy AIWB. It is a slide version so I can use it with all my glocks. Easy on/easy off. The kydex is super thin but still very strong. Retention is very good as well.

http://www.threatsolutions.com/IWBindex.html

cole
02-20-2012, 22:38
Remember to use a sturdy gun belt as it makes the world of difference. Having a fantabulous holster with a flimsy TJ Maxx belt that has no rigidity is a big waste of time. My favorite gunbelt is my ares ranger belt.

IMO, the heavy belt can be more important than the holster, particularly the heavier and larger the gun. A heavy gun belt could make many holsters work that otherwise would not, and allow a smaller profile hoster to work just as well. In the end, a good, heavy belt could be money saved on the holster(s) and make carry more comfy.

rick458
02-21-2012, 02:52
Get a GOOD gun belt, and a Comp Tac Mtac. My Mtac weight less than half what my VM II weighs, and is more comfortable while carrying my G-17, than the VM II is carrying my Kimber CS II.
But the Versa Max is a VERY good holster.

Henning
02-21-2012, 08:43
I got it on Ebay so I am not sure what is going on with the website. That sucks they are not responding-thats weird.


How long did it take to get that UCR? I ordered one back in October and haven't heard a thing from them. I've emailed and left a few voice mails, still nothing. I'm wondering if my $50+ are gone.

Carver
02-21-2012, 18:39
Archangel by Dale Fricke. AIWB.

I got it comming!
for a G31!