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This is a discussion on Subcompact .45 within the CCW Conceal Carry forums, part of the Gun Forums category; Yea, my glock is way wider then my 1911, and i do have the hogue grips, wich make it a little wider. Plus the original ...

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    Yea, my glock is way wider then my 1911, and i do have the hogue grips, wich make it a little wider. Plus the original grips were just so ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq

    Clothing IMHO is most important toward cover than the physical size of the concealed firearm, of course within the limits of ones own physical comfort.

    - Janq

    i agree janq -


    but wearing the same garments will test the ability to "print" of both my 229 and G27

    especially something as minimal as T-shirt and shorts

    (which is the norm here 80% of the year)


    i still find that physical weapon form has a tremendous effect

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    Agreed MMC...definitely within reasonableness and individual stature as well as relative comfort.

    I wouldn't attempt to CCW a Desert Eagle or a S&W 500 while I'm sure some person is right now walking around carrying such a hog leg on their hip or in their arm pit with relative ease.

    - Janq

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    I have a slender, lean build, a full size 1911 is not easily concealable about my person in any position, hence the need for something subcompact or at least Commander sized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq
    Last night after making my above post and getting ready for bed I took note of the material my pullover shirt was made from.
    It is 100% Merino wool which again is very thin and lightweight.
    It is dark/forest green and has a light pattern stitched into it. Lumps and bumps disappear under it.

    Clothing IMHO is most important toward cover than the physical size of the concealed firearm, of course within the limits of ones own physical comfort.

    - Janq
    Henry sent me a photo of himself in his shirt for reference:



    Tallyho!

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    In the winter or when I have a suit on I carry a G-23 in a galco OTWB holster. works fine.

    For weekends and other times I have a SW340PD I carry in a Galco pocket holster and a 2x2x2 round pouch on my belt with a speed strip...looks like a business card holder.

    Both work fine for me.

    The funny thing is for the last three days I have been open carrying after work (jacket off) and it wasn't until the third day people I have seen everyday at starbucks and dinner said "Oh, I didn't know you carried a gun..."

    You would think they might have noticed in the days before...lol Maybe the blackberry in a black leather holster was covering it up... LMAO

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    Is your OTWB holster a belt slide, pancake, or paddle. I a Blackhawk Serpa on a paddle that I've been using, and I love it except for it being rigid and uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time and it's a pain in the ass to take it off, but I like it because it has the best weapon retention of any concealment holster I've seen, it's a pain in the ass to take off making it very difficult for someone to get my weapon away from me. I also have a Wilson Combat Tigershark that I absolutely LOVE, but it makes a much larger bulge than does the Blackhawk in that the Wilson Combat is designed to ride a little farther away from the body. Problem number two with the Wilson holster is that the only retention system it has is a tension screw that only seems to increase or decrease the amount of friction on the weapon. There is not "active" retention system, and if anyone knows how a standard paddle holster is held onto the waist band, it's much easier to get that one off. That being said, I have a mild problem with IWB holsters being comfortable since I don't like to buy pants that feel like they could leave some slack in the waistband for the purpose of wearing an IWB holster. OTWB is sort of the way I'm leaning, but I don't want people to know that I carry. A buddy of mine said that even with the Wilson holster printing as much as it does under a shirt, the vast majority of people won't be looking at my waist band to see whether or not I'm strapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwink822
    Is your OTWB holster a belt slide, pancake, or paddle. I a Blackhawk Serpa on a paddle that I've been using, and I love it except for it being rigid and uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time and it's a pain in the ass to take it off, but I like it because it has the best weapon retention of any concealment holster I've seen, it's a pain in the ass to take off making it very difficult for someone to get my weapon away from me. I also have a Wilson Combat Tigershark that I absolutely LOVE, but it makes a much larger bulge than does the Blackhawk in that the Wilson Combat is designed to ride a little farther away from the body. Problem number two with the Wilson holster is that the only retention system it has is a tension screw that only seems to increase or decrease the amount of friction on the weapon. There is not "active" retention system, and if anyone knows how a standard paddle holster is held onto the waist band, it's much easier to get that one off. That being said, I have a mild problem with IWB holsters being comfortable since I don't like to buy pants that feel like they could leave some slack in the waistband for the purpose of wearing an IWB holster. OTWB is sort of the way I'm leaning, but I don't want people to know that I carry. A buddy of mine said that even with the Wilson holster printing as much as it does under a shirt, the vast majority of people won't be looking at my waist band to see whether or not I'm strapped.
    It is a belt slide I assume. The belt goes through it.



    It can be ordered from Galco or at a shop.

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    They have a number of similar holsters at my local shop, but they do have the added retention of a thumb break for the 1911 type pistols. I may have to try one of those.

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    if your goin galco - let me know


    they have a 1x a year local sale right from the factory at up to 50% off - its limited pickins though, very hit and miss

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