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  1. CCW holster for a very small waist.

    I've been watching and reading a lot on here over the last few months but I have yet to find a post from someone who is as small as I am. Plenty of people claiming to be small and are much bigger.

    I am 5'6" and 125-135 pounds. My waist is in the 29-30 range so I have a very hard time hiding anything. I've tried a number of holsters at gun shows over the years but haven't found anything comfortable and concealable for my frame.

    I just purchased a ruger LCP 380 as its smaller than my S&W airlight so I'm hoping that will make it much easier to hide. Considering one of the crossbreed holsters. A few questions as I see many people on here rave about the quality from crossbreed.

    Which size holster would work best for my frame and what are the downsides to cross feeds smaller 2 with single clips?

    One concern I have with the minituck, and correct me if I'm wrong, living in the desert and working outside I sweat a lot. Wouldn't it be a good idea to stay away from the combat cut as it fails to protect the entire firearm from my perspiration?

    I've tried a very limited number of holsters for my S&W airlight and you can clearly see the butt of the gun when I try to carry at 5 and 4 o'clock. And when carrying at 2 or 3 the bulge from the cylinder is way to big on such a small waist not to mention just horribly uncomfortable as I come with no natural padding lol.

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    I personally have not used one of these, nor am I your size. However, from people that are smaller, I have heard nothing but good things about this holster:

    3 Speed Holster
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    Go here: FALIA REVIEWS She is nearly EXACTLY your size.

    I'm actually a little smaller in the waist (weigh about the same except 5'9"), and I've found it's not really the holster (though my leather pancake-ish IWB works well), it's about the shirt. If it doesn't fall freely from the top of the shoulder, it doesn't conceal anything. Regular, loose-fitting t-shirts work, button up shirts work, especially when left unbuttoned. That's my favorite for concealing... put on a cami or tank top, then cover up with a vest or unbuttoned shirt.
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  5. You can't go wrong with a crossbreed but they have a 8 weeks or more wait, so I guess that you want a iwb and not a owb?

  6. Her videos were extremely helpful. Thank you for linking her site.

    She is about the same waist size as me, I will have to try the more extreme cant as one of my big problems was the grip sticking way out.
    I emailed crossbreed last night and they replied pointing me to a local shop who carries their holsters so I can see them in person. Plan on stopping by there next week.

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    The three speed works great for me and I have a small waist. I carry the xds and wear at the 3 to 5 position with no problem at all.Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    I personally have not used one of these, nor am I your size. However, from people that are smaller, I have heard nothing but good things about this holster:

    3 Speed Holster
    THANK YOU for this link. I was sold on the video and then a former military friend showed me a pretty good review.

    I'll be getting this for home wearing until I get my permit. My handgun is simply too inaccessible at the moment and this is a LOT faster and a LOT cheaper than a biometric speed vault in one location per floor.
    Current status: getting personal instruction from a friend before CCL - still no holster, biometric vaults in-home, or full-size mag
    Gun: S&W M&P 9c

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydub View Post
    THANK YOU for this link. I was sold on the video and then a former military friend showed me a pretty good review.

    I'll be getting this for home wearing until I get my permit. My handgun is simply too inaccessible at the moment and this is a LOT faster and a LOT cheaper than a biometric speed vault in one location per floor.
    Glad I could help..... keep us up-to-date with your review of it.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin (maybe)

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    I recently got an Alien Gear holster that works pretty well... posted a (bad) picture of me wearing it on another conversation: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/gener...olsters-3.html
    Last edited by telpinaro; 09-24-2013 at 09:40 PM. Reason: typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burtboomer View Post
    The three speed works great for me and I have a small waist. I carry the xds and wear at the 3 to 5 position with no problem at all.Hope this helps
    I just got one too and I was wondering... How do you use the spare magazine holder in it while it's at 3 - 5? I carry about there, too, and am wondering how to make it work. (Got it just yesterday so still figuring it out lol)
    Modern Whig
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