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Old 05-12-2011, 11:22   #1
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comfortable IWB Glock 17

Recently got my CHL in Texas. What do you folks recommend for Conceal Carry IWB with good retention for a Glock 17? I am 5'11 225, so I am not a skinny fella. Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:33   #2
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:50   #3
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Old 05-12-2011, 13:42   #4
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MTAC with slide option so you can carry any other 9mm glock as well.
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Old 05-12-2011, 13:54   #5
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I like my Bladetech Nano, but I am 5'10" and 175 lbs.

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Old 05-12-2011, 17:27   #6
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Recently got my CHL in Texas. What do you folks recommend for Conceal Carry IWB with good retention for a Glock 17? I am 5'11 225, so I am not a skinny fella. Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

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I'm 6'1", and 250lbs. These are quite comfortable for me, and are just as comfortable for my skinny customers and friends. I can dial in as much, or as little, retention as you want.

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Old 05-12-2011, 19:19   #7
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Seraph,

I'm new here, so I hope this doesn't come across as a true newbie, but I'm guessing you make that holster? If so, can you provide some details about it? Or perhaps direct me to a link?
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Old 05-12-2011, 19:37   #8
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If your looking at Appendix IWB one of Dale Frickles Arch Angels is the bomb if you can carry comfortable like that.
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I like my Bladetech Nano, but I am 5'10" and 175 lbs.
+1 on the Blade Tech NANO. I use one for my G17 and it feels better than any IWB I have ever used and conceals the gun better than any IWB I have used and I have tried just about all the kydex IWB out there.
I am going to NANO holsters for all my Glocks, they work that good.
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Old 05-14-2011, 20:57   #10
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Thanks for the tip on the NANO. The reviews on the NANO are good and it looks like a pretty comfortable holster. GT distributors have them for $49 which pretty reasonable for a good quality holster.

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Thanks for the tip on the NANO. The reviews on the NANO are good and it looks like a pretty comfortable holster. GT distributors have them for $49 which pretty reasonable for a good quality holster.

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Who has them for $49? That is a good price. I have bought mine directly from Blade Tech and they go for $60 through Blade Tech.
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I still love my crossbreed. Works great for my 26 and 19. Don't have a 17 yet but I'm sure it would be good for that too.
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If you are interested in a high quality, moderately priced custom leather, see if you can find a Nick Mathews #1. I love his design for a full sized pistol. It rides low and has a greater than typical cant at about 25 degrees. This positions the long grip nearer to vertical which conceals it behind your arm when worn at 3:00, which is where Nick designed it to be. Nick has temporarily shut down his business for a family move but well worth finding a used one or letting him know you want to order.
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Recently got my CHL in Texas. What do you folks recommend for Conceal Carry IWB with good retention for a Glock 17? I am 5'11 225, so I am not a skinny fella. Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

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I'm very similar in size-my G22 is very comfy in my M-TAC.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:01   #15
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Thanks for the tip on the NANO. The reviews on the NANO are good and it looks like a pretty comfortable holster. GT distributors have them for $49 which pretty reasonable for a good quality holster.

Greg
I bought mine at GT Dist. on Burnet, they only had a few in stock at the time but they also just started to carry them. I think they are on an end-cap.

I retired a very nice very expensive leather holster for the NANO.
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Who has them for $49? That is a good price. I have bought mine directly from Blade Tech and they go for $60 through Blade Tech.
I buy all my tactical gear and most of my weapons and ammo from GT Distributors, great store and fantastic customer service. If you are ex military and have a DD form 214 with an Honorable Discharge, you get the same pricing as LE and first responders. I purchased my first Glock in December, a 17. I paid $398. It came with 3 mags, a cleaning kit, hat, 100 rounds of ammo. Here is their website, I have yet to find someone that can beat their pricing or come close to it on most items.
http://www.gtdist.com/

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:05   #17
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Who has them for $49? That is a good price. I have bought mine directly from Blade Tech and they go for $60 through Blade Tech.
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I bought mine at GT Dist. on Burnet, they only had a few in stock at the time but they also just started to carry them. I think they are on an end-cap.

I retired a very nice very expensive leather holster for the NANO.

I will be paying them a visit this week. Fantastic store and service. Between Cabelas, GT Distributors, and a few other places around town, Austin has some great places to buy gear. If you ever have any issues with a leather holster or anything, look up Abraham boot and shoe repair on Burnet around the corner from GT's. David is a shooter and he can work on anything leather you may need help with.

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Recently got my CHL in Texas. What do you folks recommend for Conceal Carry IWB with good retention for a Glock 17? . . .
Unless Central Texas never gets warm I'll recommend that whatever you pick for IWB carry should have a leather backing. I started with the CompTac CTAC, which is an all-kydex IWB. It was great in the cooler months when I wore an undershirt or a shirt with a sweater, and there was fabric between kydex and skin. But when it got warm, kydex against skin was NOT comfortable, and the stick-on moleskin I applied for padding would slide around after it got warm and worn a bit.

Switched to the leather-backed MTAC and have never looked back. (Anybody want to buy a slightly used CTAC slide model for Glock 17/19/26 and equivalents? ) Just as comfortable as the CTAC in cooler weather, and vastly better in the warm.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:33   #20
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Law Concealement Systems LCS works great for leather. The LCSB is the same design done in waterproof nylon. Extremely comfortable and versatile.
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