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Let's hear it Gunatics (gunaddicts??), when you go a-toting, how do you cover it up?

I have found that a Left Handed Uncle Mike's nylon IWB (inside the waistband) worn in the small of the back works great for me. Easy to cover with a T-shirt or jacket, comfortable, easy to grab.

What's your poison?
 

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My G27 sits pretty in a CTAC that can be worn either at 1:00 or at 5:00 depending on the activity at hand.

My 229 sits pretty in a Gurkha in the same 1:00 or 5:00 positions.

I have not yet found a perfect spot for my combo surefire and extra mag carrier.
 

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I learned how to CCW in a nudist camp, so I have a lot of masterful methods of concealment.

Step 1: gain a few hundred pnds so you have a lot of extra flab.
Step 2: Obtain duct tape

to be continuted...
 

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Well I thought it would at least get a FEW laughs... :shock:

I carry usually a short 1911 IWB in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II with a spare mag on the left in a Galco clip on thing. It's pretty nice.

I read about the Milt Sparks stuff for a long time before I decided to drop the coin on it, and it's okay, it's tucakble, but still not the most comfy thing in the world.

When I want to be indifferently concealed or under a big coat, it's either a Galco Black Widow or one of their cordura holsters.
 

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CompTac CTAC appendix carry.
 

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CompTac CTAC appendix carry.

wow - so descriptive - trying to fill a quota or somethin?
 

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When I lived in states that I could carry in, I went w/full size 1911 in a Kirkpatrick Leather SoB and would wear it under sweaters, hoodies, baggier tshirts, shit like that. 2 more months till I move back to Minnesota and can carry again. Fuck Wisconsin, they keep shooting down concealed carry.
 

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I'll be sporting either a Walther p5 or P38IV in a sholder rig since I always wear an over shirt open on top of my t-shirt I can also carry a fullsize gun.
 

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I've been carrying since Saturday with a Bandera Gunleather 'Belster' setup with a holster "pocket" at the kidney position and a second in a crossover position at the left side sppendix position. This thing rocks!!!

Pics from the vendors website not my own...



It's like wearing an OWB Yaqui style slide holster only it's tucked in right against your body like an IWB rig. The belt is a serious gun belt rigid and thick as well as tall (an option I choose) not at all built like a regualr belt though it's styled to pass a casual belt.
I wear this and a over shirt, sweater, or jacket and am good to go.

I just got back from shopping at the supermarket wearing a full size and very large as well as hgeavy full steel SIg 'GSR' with a full spare Novak 8 round mag stowed in the appendix slot and nobody was the wiser. It's totally comfortable and I could even wear the gun at the kidney position while driving and didn't have and barely felt it there.

A full 'Janq style' review is forthcoming this weekend.
Me rikey this product alot. :p

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Note: I am in no way associated with the Bandera people, paid full retail for it and do not/willnot receive any benefit for saying nice things about their kick ass if not off beat product.
 

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Janq: the holster you showed doesn't look like it covers the entire trigger guard. :shock: Is there something I'm missing? I can actually see the trigger in the last picture.

The other thing I'm not crazy about on that rig is the fact that the barrel of the gun pokes out the bottom same as any other OWB holster, which makes concealment that much harder when you reach up for something on a high shelf.



I carry my Glock .40 (G23) in a horsehide Galco IWB, with a WIlderness Instructor belt. After a few months of using this rig, I don't even notice it. Super comfortable.
 

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yeah, I'm not looking for concealability with it, but with something to carry in the event I make Detective (hopefully the order will come out tomorrow).
 

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yeah, I'm not looking for concealability with it, but with something to carry in the event I make Detective (hopefully the order will come out tomorrow).
Awesome. Good luck!
 

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I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out how to conceal my Witness. First off no American vendors make a holster for it that I have found. Also I can't figure out where I want it. I wear my pants kinda low so anything on the belt outside the pants is out and I don't like to wear anything but a t-shirt in the summer so no shoulder rig. Kidney position on the right side inside the pants is out cuz I have a big scar from surgery on my kidney that is very sensitive. I'm thinking SOB is my only choice but now I need to find an inside the pants holster that will fit the gun. Any suggestions?
 

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Find a custom leather shop, some of them will make holsters occassionally. One of my friends did that because he knew the guy that ran the shop and the guy offered to make the holster for him. It took the guy a couple tries to get it at the right angle, but my friend still wears that holster to this day.
 

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Found a pic of my holster finally. It's on the other side of the country from me at the moment, so it'll be a while before I can get a pic of me wearing it. Web pic is going to have to do for now.

 

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Janq, I REALLY like that....do you have a vendor link??
DY - The URL is http://www.banderagunleather.com
I've been wearing it daily with and without a weapon (of all three standard 1911 sizes) and in both positions kidney and appendix (advertised "anti-car jacker" option) and it's very agreeable.
I like it alot. Oh, and the fit is very tight leather on both sides. I tried and could not gte my gun to release/fall out and like a normal/regular/average holster it takes a bit of purposeful effort to remove the firearm from the holster pocket it's not loose regular belt leather as some folks have thought. The pictures at the website do not dothe product correct justioce, IMHO.
I'll be borrowing my father inlaws digicam to take pictures of mine this weekend toward my upcoming review.

Hov - The pictures shown are for the small/low 1.5" height belt which will fit all types of pants dress, casual and jeans. The trigger guard is covered all but the last 1/4" or less dependiing on the size and depth ofones own trigger guard frame to frame (they are custom wet molded to a given gun...it's not generic fit).
In my case I ordered the taller and more normal for a gun belt 1.75" height belt which results in approximately 110% of trigger guard coverage. When I called the owner of the company suggested that unless I want to predominately wear the Beltster with a business suit or we're ordering for a women who wears mostly non-jean/casual clothing then the 1.75" is the way to go becuase it's the tallest and thickest and sized like any other gun belt. The 1.5" model belt is what's depicted in the pics at the website (his statement) and that it's the same construction and thickness just not as tall so as to fit belt loops in clothing as noted. I for now choose the 1.75" model because when I am in a suit almost always I'm visting locations and installations that do not allow CCW anyway.
As for the slide showing again it's a Yaqui slide style rig so yes, the barrel is not fully covered. It doesn't matter though because it rdies high. With my 4" Colt Defender the barrel barely shows below the lower edge of the belt itself well hidden by an over hanging shirt even when I bend over. Same for my SA LTC 'Commander' with a 4.75" slide. With my full size Sig 'GSR' the slide projects well beyond the belt and for me fits right into the top of my rear pocket for cover. Again I just wear a shirt out with a tail approriately long. This is an OWB product so as a given you'll be wearing an outer shirt to obscure view so the fact that the slide shows is moot.

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Janq said:
This is an OWB product so as a given you'll be wearing an outer shirt to obscure view so the fact that the slide shows is moot.
Yep, my point wasn't that the slide would show - it's that in any OWB holster, concealability is dramatically decreased.
 

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Janq said:
This is an OWB product so as a given you'll be wearing an outer shirt to obscure view so the fact that the slide shows is moot.
Yep, my point wasn't that the slide would show - it's that in any OWB holster, concealability is dramatically decreased.
Yes thats true though accessibility is generally increased.
There's a trade off.

BTW the belt can be adjusted so that one can carry strong side appendix just by placing the buckle off center as relative to regular wear.
I've been trying this method too and on my frame and waist it works fine although definitely YMMV to that end.

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kilbie said:
I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out how to conceal my Witness. First off no American vendors make a holster for it that I have found. Also I can't figure out where I want it. I wear my pants kinda low so anything on the belt outside the pants is out and I don't like to wear anything but a t-shirt in the summer so no shoulder rig. Kidney position on the right side inside the pants is out cuz I have a big scar from surgery on my kidney that is very sensitive. I'm thinking SOB is my only choice but now I need to find an inside the pants holster that will fit the gun. Any suggestions?
You gotta pretty much dress around the gun, not wear a gun around the clothes. Most peolpe end up with some kind of wardrobe change, or end up with a different gun. Or, open carry! :D
 
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