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27th July 2008, 18:50
i have done some searching for pics and info and it seems probably 95% of you carry OWB or IWB untucked. my question is, since i live in louisiana where the only things worse than the heat is the humidity, im looking for a good tuckable IWB that will be ok for all day wear in 100+ heat and humidity. i have seen some BEAUTIFUL setups for OWB that i would like for the 2 months of winter we have but the rest of the year i want something tuckable. any suggestions?
i would like some reviews on the
tucker cover up: which looks comfortable but worried about having 1 clip
tucker texas heritage: looks cumbersome but efficient
MS Vmax2 with tuckable clips: wondering about comfort on this one
i think i will go with tuckers double mag pouch.
any insight would be GREATLY appreciated as i am working on getting my 1911 ready for carry and waiting to take my CCW class in the mean time
27th July 2008, 18:51
oh, i forgot to mention, i am 6' and 215 lbs if it makes much difference
28th July 2008, 00:28
opti, I use a DC tuckable by HBE (Eric Larsen) and have been pleased with the comfort and concealment provided whenever I need to wear shirts tucked in; dress, polo, t-shirts etc.
28th July 2008, 11:28
is there a site i can take a look at the holster. what is "DC"
<sorry-new guy to the forum
28th July 2008, 11:42
I ordered one from Eric a few weeks ago - he seems to be a really nice guy.
28th July 2008, 11:56
Eric makes some good stuff, but if I was summering in bayou country, I would consider kydex. Just my .02
28th July 2008, 12:27
he definately has some beautiful holsters....i think when im ready i will order one from him, plus a belt and custom mag holster to slip in my boot. i have a kydex OWB for my .380 and granted it is a cheap holster but i hate it, just feals cheap to me....
thanks for all the info.
targetx: do you carry that holster everyday or just sometimes? im wondering if it will get tiresome with everyday use?
28th July 2008, 17:38
I've got a Milt Sparks VM2 for my Kahr 9mm. It functions as either a tuckable or traditional IWB. I really don't like it as a tuckable, as it rides pretty high and looks like a colostomy bag around my waist. Also, the kydex clips are pretty stout - I ripped my shirt practicing the tucked-in draw stroke. But as a standard IWB, it's pretty good. It does ride too high for my taste, which makes it feel top-heavy and floppy. A longer-barreled weapon would probably be more suitable.
That said, it's extraordinarily comfortable, and allows for a speedy draw as a standard IWB.
28th July 2008, 18:26
opti, it's hot where I live. Last 2 days = 105. More to come. Whether you have a IWB, OWB etc. etc. hot is hot. Alot of guys like Kydex, I don't. Personal opinion and I'm not trying to start a debate with anyone. The DC is just a model number. I did a review on it a few weeks ago. Briefly, it takes a minute to put on and get your shirt adjusted. Once on, with your shirt slightly "bloused" over your belt, it kinda disappears. The only tell being the attachment clips. I wear the DC whenever I need to wear a shirt tucked in, I wear a Nick Matthews #1 (I have several sizes & colors) whenever I can wear a camp shirt or a shirt with tail out. I do have a OWB (old Bianchi) but I'm in a concealed carry state and use it very, very seldom (the OWB). I have a couple of other holsters but the NM & HBE are the 2 I use the most. As a side note: I find wearing a wifebeater or v-neck tshirt between myself and either holster is the most comfortable, then whatever shirt. No, it doesn't make any difference re: making it hotter. Sorry to be so long winded. Good luck.
28th July 2008, 21:13
For really hot and humid days in the midwest I use a Kramer Leather jersey or "wife beater" type of undershirt that has a built in elastic holster. Works well and is not that expensive.
29th July 2008, 04:04
thank yall for the info, i too, am in a conceal carry state (i believe La is anyways) and i dont want the unwanted attention of "hey, that guy has a gun!" so i want to be as concealed as possible. there is some really good info here thank yall again!
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