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    IWB Holster Question

    I was wondering the comfort of two types of IWB holsters for those that have tried both. First, hybrid types with leather and kydex such as CBSTD or Theis holsters vs the kydex only such as theJS Tuckable or the Kytac Braveheart. I have to tuck at work. There are other kydex only co's out there also. How does the comfort compare between hybrids and kydex only? As far as the kydex only, I am talking about the minimal ones such as mentioned above, not kydex only versions of the hybrids.

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    go with the corssbreed supertuck or the king tuck by galco, hands down best holsters for iwb in MY opinion.

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    Hi Jeff. For a couple of years now I've been carrying a Glock 17 in a Comp-Tac CTAC, which is a very minimalist IWB Kydex holster. I don't find the holster uncomfortable at all - only the size and weight of the firearm.

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    I recommend the Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe. I carry a full size M&P all day. It is comfortable and no one knows I'm carrying.

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    Take a look at this

    http://n82tactical.com/n82store/

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    Somebody asked the same question in another post. This is my response:


    Thoughts on holsters and concealment methods
    I use either Crossbreed Holsters "Supertuck" or a Kholster. I prefer the Kholster. Why?
    A) I like being able to tuck my shirt between the gun and the clips. This means that you can wear it with pretty much anything. I don't have to tuck in when wearing a jacket or sport coat.
    B) The kholster has a huge paddle that protects your ribs from being rubbed raw.
    C) They both have many adjustments to tilt the gun forward or backward, or anywhere in between. The kholster will adjust from a radical forward sweep, to almost flat (grip upward for small-of-the-back carry)
    D) They are both fitted to your strong side.

    Other options:
    1) Waist packs- they are ok, except for, just like shoulder holsters (see below), you sweep everyone around you and yourself, too.
    2) OWB holsters: Leather is ok, but after a while, leather breaks down and soft leather can get into the trigger guard.
    3) Paddle holsters are great, but not very conceal able. They 'print' very badly. If you can get away with these, I prefer Kydex or “plastic” ones that don’t collapse inward. See my comments on cheap holsters below.
    4) Underwear / Thunderwear-type holsters are great in concept, but it’s tough to present and especially when sitting down (on your couch, in the car, etc) Plus, I don’t want a gun pointing (“there”) or at my femoral artery.

    Things to avoid:
    1) Shoulder holsters, especially horizontal "Miami Vice" type. When you present the gun, you sweep anyone behind you, anyone to your 'gun side' (and probably your own arm). It takes more time by almost 3/4 of a second. Straps look like bra straps through a shirt or light jacket. For the ladies, this is ok. For men....you get the point.
    2) Cross-draw holsters. Same reasons as shoulder holsters (above).
    3) Cheap flimsy nylon holsters and cheap flimsy leather holsters. The holster collapses inward when you present the gun. One guy shot himself in the leg because the soft leather collapsed inward into the trigger, thus pressing the trigger and BOOM! I'm looking for the article for you. Cheap holsters are attractive when you are on a budget, but saving a couple of bucks isn't worth an accident (ILE= “Instant Learning Experience”.
    4) Ankle holsters- Takes too long to present. You need to stop moving, bend over, roll up your pant-leg, release the strap, stand back up, and then present the gun. How many steps is that? Too many!
    5) T-shirt holsters: Great concept- but make sure you read about shoulder holsters above. Also, think about having a COMPETENT tailor change a button-down shirt to snaps and sewing the buttons outside the snaps. The shirt LOOKS like it is buttoned, but you can rip the snaps open to access your gun. Read about shoulder holsters above.

    Considerations:
    * Look at your wardrobe-
    1) for IWB carry, you will need to buy pants a size or two bigger than usual, or those with elastic waistbands.
    2) Shirts- It is not considered a good idea to wear light-colored shirts, whether IWB or OWB holsters. Dark shirts camouflage the grip better.
    3) Shirts / jackets- If you leave your shirt un-tucked, make sure the tails are long enough to cover the gun when reaching, for example, high shelves at the store.
    4) Jackets / sport coats- I wear a lot of sport coats during appropriate seasons- They work with non-printed (no graphics) t-shirts, polo shirts, and dress shirts equally well and look nice. I buy my sport coats with a larger cut, so as not to "print" through. Avoid a sport coat (any shirt or jacket) that is tight. Shirts, jackets, etc should be "generous" fit.

    I consider myself to be well-educated because I have hundreds of dollars invested in “junk” holsters I'll never use again. I would like to save you money by sharing the lessons I learned the hard way (expensive way). Don't waste money on junk!

    I hope this helps someone somewhere...

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    Jeff, look into the DeSantis Sof-tuck. It works well with the G26.

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    Kind of an old thread, but since the OP asked about a holster that I carry everyday, I thought I would offer an opinion. The KyTax Braveheart is one the best holsters that I have found. It is NOT tuckable however. However, I bet he (David, owner) could make it tuckable if you requested it because some of his holsters are tuckable.

    Mine is for a G26 but I have several friends that carry other guns and have the same report.



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    I want to offer the option not shown it is no iwb,owb,aiwb, look at this web site for another idea almost same price as good Kydex holster

    CCW Breakaways.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4sxx View Post
    I want to offer the option not shown it is no iwb,owb,aiwb, look at this web site for another idea almost same price as good Kydex holster

    CCW Breakaways.com

    I was amazed with the concept and I get NO MONEY from sales
    I'm curious....
    Do you or someone you know have these? I saw them a while ago and didn't know what to think. I doubt my Springfield XD-45 would fit that, would it?

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