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JAS104
07-03-2012, 12:01
Hey guys, looking for some feedback:

I'm looking to see where other people carry IWB, see if I'm missing some benefits of some change. What are your preferences for ride height, cant, and position?

I'm 5'10, 160 lbs, carry high, forward cant (barrel pointing back) at my 4:00. Thanks guys!

Reason being I was thinking this is because I was wondering whether riding lower IWB rather than higher up towards my torso would affect concealability. I know body type effects how you carry, but I'm just curious. Thanks!

-J :cowboy:

dosei
07-03-2012, 12:14
6'0", 215 lbs (overweight, should be 180), strong-side, right around 3:00 and just high enough that I can get a full & proper grip on the gun without hitting my belt with my fingers, and with a very slight forward cant (less than the FBI cant).

For me, a high-ride IWB offers nothing but disadvantages. I find them less comfortable, not as easy to draw from, and more prone to print. High ride is good for OWB, so that you don't need a trench coat to conceal the bottom of the holster or barrel of the gun. But with IWB that is not a concern.

mj9mm
07-03-2012, 12:32
[/ATTACH][quote=dosei;...

For me, a high-ride IWB offers nothing but disadvantages. I find them less comfortable, not as easy to draw from, and more prone to print. High ride is good for OWB, so that you don't need a trench coat to conceal the bottom of the holster or barrel of the gun. But with IWB that is not a concern.[/QUOTE]

What he said:wavey:

rich52us
07-03-2012, 12:44
I carry IW, low, behind the hip (4, 4:30) slightly forward cant. I find for me, the grip fits into the hollow above my hip and the pistol disappears under a shirt.

CA Escapee
07-03-2012, 12:55
Hey guys, looking for some feedback:

I'm looking to see where other people carry IWB, see if I'm missing some benefits of some change. What are your preferences for ride height, cant, and position?

I'm 5'10, 160 lbs, carry high, forward cant (barrel pointing back) at my 4:00. Thanks guys!

Reason being I was thinking this is because I was wondering whether riding lower IWB rather than higher up towards my torso would affect concealability. I know body type effects how you carry, but I'm just curious. Thanks!

-J :cowboy:

I'm 5'10 @160, too.

Some of the IWB holsters I use at 4:00 are a Galco King Tuk for my G23 or S&W roundbutt 1911 or a Galco Triton in the same spot. I like a mild forward cant.

I've adjusted the height of the King Tuks down low, but to where I can still easily get a full "combat grip" on the pistol. If they're adjusted too high the grip will gig me in the rib cage.

The Triton's aren't adjustable for height, but they seem to ride ok. I wear a Triton when I have to remove both the holster and pistol in certain situations without a lot of wiggling around, or undressing.

Bill

Jagged
07-03-2012, 12:56
I carry right around 3-4:00. Aggressive forward cant, and as low as I can get it with my MTAC. My front clip is on the 'bottom' hole, and the rear clip is on the 3rd from top hole (I trimmed off the excess from the clip after finding my comfortable setting).

I'm 6'1", 175 lbs.

JAS104
07-03-2012, 13:05
I'm 5'10 @160, too.

Some of the IWB holsters I use at 4:00 are a Galco King Tuk for my G23 or S&W roundbutt 1911 or a Galco Triton in the same spot. I like a mild forward cant.

I've adjusted the height of the King Tuks down low, but to where I can still easily get a full "combat grip" on the pistol. If they're adjusted too high the grip will gig me in the rib cage.

The Triton's aren't adjustable for height, but they seem to ride ok. I wear a Triton when I have to remove both the holster and pistol in certain situations without a lot of wiggling around, or undressing.

Bill

That's good to know because I carry the Galco Kingtuk for my G19 as well.
Which holes are your screws in? Just out of curiousity

FFR Spyder GT
07-03-2012, 13:13
6' 1" 255lbs OWB @ 3:00 w/ zero cant.

SFla27
07-03-2012, 13:47
For me, it depends on the barrel length.

I'm 5'9" 170lbs.

My G27 is normally on an AIWB using a High Noon zero-cant low ride, Raven ACR holster or on a CBST (with the cut-out option) at 3:30.

Forgetting the whole debate of +1 (I don't have an issue with it), the shorter barrel length (3.46") lends itself to easier AIWB carry. And the low ride is better for concealment with a minimal loss in deployment speed assuming you get a decent grip on the pistol with your thumb and web / palm of hand at the start. Having GAP mag floorplates also help with deployment and overall finger control during that process.

A longer G19, G23, etc.. would be better suited to the CBST 3:30 position.

I think I'm a little partial to the AIWB position. Due to the position of the pistol, it's easier to ensure concealment. Deployment is a tick faster than 3:30. Although that's just me.

In the 3:30 - 4:00 position, for me, bending down / over / tying shoes, whatever will have that pistol printing like a Xerox with only a single short-sleeve shirt down here in Florida. Even taking one knee down to do whatever you have to do close to the ground has the potential to print.

And if I'm sitting down for any length of time (for example, at a restaurant), I don't necessarily want the grip pressing into my kidney with nothing but a hard chair to lean back up against. After a while, this starts to hurt my back.

DrewF86
07-03-2012, 14:28
5'8", 165lbs. I carry a G19 at 3 o'clock in a Crossbreed Supertuck. Just a little forward cant (rear clip one hole higher) and low to the belt. The corner of the grip and the frame is more or less right at my belt.

GLOCK17DB9
07-03-2012, 14:31
5'11" 170 and carry in DeSantis at 4 oclock IWB. G26

robhic
07-03-2012, 16:42
6' 3" 180 lbs but I carry seated. I use a Remora at the 2:30 / 3:00 position with the top of the holster even with and parallel to my waistband. This picture shows the Remora w/ extra mag pouch in front. I traded that one in for the same model w/o extra mag pouch due to extra size of holster riding constantly on my thigh.

Now, it cants forward so it will not hit me in the leg :wow: and will go out back and down in case of ND (which I absolutely do not intend!). And it's not as uncomfortable as it looks....

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z475/robhic/SideUp.jpg

BLau
07-03-2012, 17:02
This at 5:00 position.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj516/BLau1976/2012-05-10_17-00-47_4.jpg

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ThatGuyDave
07-04-2012, 05:51
6'2" 250lbs Crossbreed SuperTuck with Glock 23 at about 4 - 4 1/2. Extremely comfortable and easily accessable.

greyhoundafw
07-04-2012, 06:12
5'10", 145 lbs. Between 3-4, low with foward cant. Custom (made by me) kydex. I find the pancake wings offer great stability. G19 gen 2.
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o529/greyhoundafw/GlockIWBOWB.jpg

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CA Escapee
07-04-2012, 06:49
That's good to know because I carry the Galco Kingtuk for my G19 as well.
Which holes are your screws in? Just out of curiousity

Looking at the King Tuk for my G26/19/23, the rear belt clip is in the bottom two holes and the front one is in the middle two.

Interestingly enough the King Tuk for my 1911's is adjusted the same for the front clip, but in the back clip is in the top two holes. (less cant, more vertical ride)

Bill

Creatism
07-04-2012, 07:03
I use 2 Iwb holsters, a leather one I really like but rides kinda high, then a kholster adjusted for a forward can't and just above the belt line. Most of the time I use the leather one. But for shorts and a t shirt the kholster is the better option.
Both are at about 4 o'clock.


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fairtomidland
07-04-2012, 07:52
I carry IW, low, behind the hip (4, 4:30) slightly forward cant. I find for me, the grip fits into the hollow above my hip and the pistol disappears under a shirt.

I am new to CC but This seems to be the best spot I have found for conceal and comfort.

fairtomidland
07-04-2012, 08:01
5'10", 145 lbs. Between 3-4, low with foward cant. Custom (made by me) kydex. I find the pancake wings offer great stability. G19 gen 2.
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o529/greyhoundafw/GlockIWBOWB.jpg

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I customed a leather pancake, I did end up putting a second clip on the back edge to get it right where i wanted, I like yours, and you are right the wings help.

concretefuzzynuts
07-04-2012, 08:23
I'm 6'8" 328 pounds. I carry mine where ever I want.

Ranger45
07-04-2012, 08:36
6'1", 188 lbs...I carry IWB low behind the right hip (4-4:30) just high enough above the belt to allow a firm purchase on the grip, with a slightly forward cant.

FuturePharmD
07-04-2012, 13:48
I am 5'8" and a solid 160. I carry around 430-5 with slight forward can't and enough grip above my belt to get a good hold. It took me a while of adjusting at the range to find what worked best for me on the draw. Then I work with my clothes around what works.


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M24C
07-04-2012, 19:13
IWB Crossbreed supertuck canted hard forward with the opening barely up above the pants, at about the 4 o'clock position makes whether the G26 or the G17, G22 fit nice and not dig. I'm 5 8, 180.

I do have a remora holster too. It can go about anywhere the only thing I don't like with it it is hard to reholster. Crossbreed is allot easier.
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Rev.357
07-04-2012, 20:51
6'2'' 184lbs @ 4:30 for my IWB & 3:00 for OWB

uptomyneck
07-05-2012, 09:54
I think this is a Don Hume, but I honestly don't remember. I appendix carry a G29 IWB with a shirt out. Move it to three when I sit down or around the house.

http://i47.tinypic.com/24bowmt.jpg

St3ve T
07-05-2012, 12:41
G23 4o'clock 15* cant strong side.

For me, drawing from this position creates a natural back to front move that puts the weapon on target.

From 3 o'clock I feel like it's two separate movements.

$0.02

Zeebra724
07-06-2012, 21:42
I carry my G17 in a Galco Summer Comfort holster at the 3:00 position--I carry a spare mag in my short's cargo pocket normally. I'm 5'7" and 185 lbs...need to lose about 35 lbs. asap! That being said, even though I'm short, I don't have any problem hiding a full-size G17 with the Galco--and at the 3:00 position, it's almost like carrying a cell-phone on my belt--very comfortable!http://timeredemption.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_0749.jpg

rilkil23
07-06-2012, 23:18
6'3" 180lbs. using Tommy Theis IWB, front and back mount points at the very bottom setting, 4:00 with my G22 or G19c. Love it since investing in a Galco gun belt. Wear my shirt one size larger to help with concealing the gun.

cal45
07-07-2012, 16:42
Appendix carry - strong side, front. It helps not having a gut. ;)

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/451/g30pm45holsters.jpg

SEARTraining
07-11-2012, 00:33
I carry AIWB. Appendix position at about 1 o'clock. I just stated making my own kydex holsters, but this is what I have demoed and enjoyed for EDC.

G33- MIC Razor Edge, Remora 6ART, High Noon Split Decision
Kahr PM9- Fist 1AK,

I carry AIWB for reasons described in these links.

http://www.warriortalknews.com/2010/05/appendix-carry-comfortable-concealable-and-quickest.html

http://fateoflegions.blogspot.com/2012/04/appendix-carry-illustrated.html?m=1

JAS104
07-12-2012, 07:01
I carry AIWB. Appendix position at about 1 o'clock. I just stated making my own kydex holsters, but this is what I have demoed and enjoyed for EDC.

G33- MIC Razor Edge, Remora 6ART, High Noon Split Decision
Kahr PM9- Fist 1AK,

I carry AIWB for reasons described in these links.

http://www.warriortalknews.com/2010/05/appendix-carry-comfortable-concealable-and-quickest.html

http://fateoflegions.blogspot.com/2012/04/appendix-carry-illustrated.html?m=1

Good links, thanks for posting. I considered the AIWB for my EDC but I'm slim, and have a hard time having it not print in front of me. Also sittin down to eat or anything like that is a pain in the ass lol. One thing I hadn't considered in the first link was the protection of the weapon in a crowded situation. For me, getting on the subway sometimes has me turning around so people brushing by don't brush the Glock, that sort of thing.

VELO
07-13-2012, 13:42
Good links, thanks for posting. I considered the AIWB for my EDC but I'm slim, and have a hard time having it not print in front of me. Also sittin down to eat or anything like that is a pain in the ass lol.

Being slim makes AIWB easier if anything. You just need to have the correct holster. There are many new holsters out now specifically designed for AIWB that have blocks built into them to push the grip more firmly into your gut so you don't get that big print out front.

As far as sitting, you really have to experiment. Just an inch difference in position (left or right) along your belt line can make a huge difference.

I have been experimenting with AIWB for the last few months with some cheap, straight-drop holsters that I had laying around. Believe it or not I've found I can easily carry my 19 AIWB with no printing or sitting discomfort. The shorter barrel on my 26 is obviously more comfortable when sitting, but actually prints worse since it doesn't have the extra length to kind of lever the grip into my gut.

Now that I've established that it works with cheap holsters, I'm definitely going to invest in one of the AIWB specific holsters out there.

Benefits to me are that I can carry a larger gun with less printing, the gun is more easily accessible while seated (especially in the car) and it eliminates any hugging issues with a gun on my hip---I'm in a family of huggers!

SCmasterblaster
07-13-2012, 14:06
G17, no holster, 11 o'clock.

IvanVic
07-13-2012, 16:52
5'11 180. 3 o'clock in a kydex holster.

beforeobamabans
07-14-2012, 02:13
I carry IW, low, behind the hip (4, 4:30) slightly forward cant. I find for me, the grip fits into the hollow above my hip and the pistol disappears under a shirt.

This. A top-of-the-line choice for this position is the Brommeland Max Con V. This position is preferred for smaller pistols such as a G26. A well designed holster targets a specific location on your belt and body. If you try to use this rig at 3:00, you'll end up disappointed.

If you prefer 3:00, look for a lower ride holster. An excellent choice for this position is the Nick Mathews NM1. I use this for Glock full and mid-size pistols and it works wonderfully. Also a bargain at $75 for top notch materials and workmanship.

H3ADHUNT3R
07-14-2012, 02:24
Im 5'9" 190 and I love my IWB Crossbreed Holster. I carry a G23C at about 4:30 - 5:00. I also use a Galco OWB leather holster at 3:30. Works great for me.

Zeebra724
07-31-2012, 18:13
deleted post...realized that I already commented earlier...:whistling:

COLDSTEEL165
08-01-2012, 02:11
i just sent away for a Fusion TactiPac holster great IWB carry holster. check out their web site & Anthony's Video on this holster. He is the owner of the company. I think that you will be as impressed as I was with this type of a holster etc. Video can be watched on YouTube also.

Shootinbil
08-01-2012, 13:12
I carry a 9 mm Nano IWB at 5 position with a forward cant. I am 6 foot and 175 pounds. I carry every day.

pspez
08-01-2012, 16:31
Glock 27: IWB Crossbreed at 4:00-4:30 OWB Glock Sport/combat at 3:00

rich52us
08-01-2012, 17:11
This. A top-of-the-line choice for this position is the Brommeland Max Con V. This position is preferred for smaller pistols such as a G26. A well designed holster targets a specific location on your belt and body. If you try to use this rig at 3:00, you'll end up disappointed.

If you prefer 3:00, look for a lower ride holster. An excellent choice for this position is the Nick Mathews NM1. I use this for Glock full and mid-size pistols and it works wonderfully. Also a bargain at $75 for top notch materials and workmanship.

Thanks, but I just ordered a Garrett Silent Thunder Solo for my 2 3" 1911s (Colt Defender .45, Springfield EMP 9)

happyguy
08-01-2012, 18:45
http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z475/robhic/SideUp.jpg

:wow: My eyes! My eyes!

Someone hand me the bleach!

:tongueout::rofl::wavey:

Regards,
Happyguy :)