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  1. #11
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    I do not consider myself a small guy but some people do (165lbs 5'7") I carry IWB behind my right hip (for conceal) I have not changed my clothes and I dont wear baggy clothes (not skin tight either) I dont carry a compact (S&W99 40 and I have carried my XD40 the same way). I will admit it took about 2 weeks to get use to having my weapon sit there and I always take it out of the holster when I am driving more then a few blocks. I have heard people say that with IWB they never forget the weapon is there but I actually feel half dressed with out it. I do believe that if you really wont to conceal the best way is IWB. But if you like the buldge and thats what works for you and you are comfortable I say screw what others think its your right to carry however you wanna carry and being comfortable is just as important.
    "The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country." - General Patton

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  3. #12
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    My "bulge" seems to stick out the front... spare tire style... :)
    My Website: Nerd with a .45

  4. #13
    The only bulge I have is in my midsection. Seriously though, you ought to look at wearing something other than a spandex shirt! I wear untucked polo shirts and the work quite well at concealing the weapon. I wear owb, because I find IWB not the most comfortable form of carry. You might also want to check out SmartCarry - Concealed Gun Holsters for a different way of concealing....it really opens up a lot of options for carrying when you need a more professional mode of dress. Welcome to the site.

  5. #14
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    I HIGHLY suggest checking out CrossBreed Super Tuck holsters. They will COMPLETELY hide a full size pistol. I carry an XD .45 Compact, and when it enters that holster, I can tuck my shirt in, and go about my business - it's GONE. Tucked or untucked, that holster is hands down the best out there.

    Mark at Crossbreed has FANTASTIC customer service.

    Also, get a good gun belt. Holsters only reach their full potential with a good gun belt. Crossbreed, or any holster maker can get you a good stiff belt.
    My Website: Nerd with a .45

  6. #15
    I don’t know, I carry a 5' 1911 in an OWB holster and never have a problem CC. Either you have wardrobe problem or a holster problem. Unless you are trying to CC one of those AR-15 pistols!

    Both issues can be solved rather easily. If the holster holds the pistol high and tight in the 3 to 4 o’clock position with the butt well tucked into your side, you have a shirt that is too tight.
    If the holster is loose and the butt is sticking out away from your body, a gunny sack won’t conceal it.
    It would help to know what pistol and what holster you are trying to use.

    But brother step into the dark side, once you OC, life is never the same.

  7. We can open carry here if we choose to. I normally like to have a coat on but do open carry at times. Even with a coat though it's hard to cover a 10-1/2" barrel. Most people don't even give me a second glance around here. Dave

  8. I recommend against OC and have my thoughts reinforced by trained people. LEO spend upwards or 40 hours training in POST and continual training while serving in weapon retention. They are constantly aware of who is on the gun side, and are trained to defend that weapon should someone try to grab it. Most of us have, myself included, haven't the training to defend our weapon should a BG decide to take it and use it against us. The advantage to concealed, only you knowing you have a self defense tool, out weigh the comfort factor of OC.

    +1 on holster choice. I recommend crossbreed for the most comfortable IWB holsters available. I'm 5'8 160 and can carry a Glock 23 in a thin summer button shirt and wifey won't know I have it on.

  9. I recommend against OC and have my thoughts reinforced by trained people. LEO spend upwards or 40 hours training in POST and continual training while serving in weapon retention. They are constantly aware of who is on the gun side, and are trained to defend that weapon should someone try to grab it. Most of us have, myself included, haven't the training to defend our weapon should a BG decide to take it and use it against us. The advantage to concealed, only you knowing you have a self defense tool, out weigh the comfort factor of OC.

    +1 on holster choice. I recommend crossbreed for the most comfortable IWB holsters available. I'm 5'8 160 and can carry a Glock 23 in a thin summer button shirt and wifey won't know I have it on.

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I HIGHLY suggest checking out CrossBreed Super Tuck holsters. They will COMPLETELY hide a full size pistol. I carry an XD .45 Compact, and when it enters that holster, I can tuck my shirt in, and go about my business - it's GONE. Tucked or untucked, that holster is hands down the best out there.

    Mark at Crossbreed has FANTASTIC customer service.

    Also, get a good gun belt. Holsters only reach their full potential with a good gun belt. Crossbreed, or any holster maker can get you a good stiff belt.
    I second this....I carry a Baby Desert Eagle in .40 behind the strong side hip under a loose shirt and good belt...you hardly know it's there and completely concealed...bulges belong elsewhere!

    C7
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  11. #20
    You could carry one on each side, then it would just look like you have a weird body shape. Seriously though, like the many who have posted before me have already said, a good IWB holster will hide it away fairly comfortably. I have a Kholster and I love it. And unless you wear your pants so tight that you cant slide a couple fingers into your waistband, you shouldn't have to buy new ones.
    The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. - Thomas Jefferson

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