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Old January 9th, 2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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Best holster for large build

I've been having a hard time finding a iwb holster that's comfortable for the 9c I've been thing about trying the urbancarryholsters.com g2 holster but no idea if I'll like it for sure just looking for some input from large bodied guys and what's comfortable for you guys.

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Old January 10th, 2017, 06:09 AM   #2
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In their video they say "Urban Carry is not designed to be worn with tightly worn pants", so that leaves me out. I was born with the affliction called "No Buttitis" so I have to cinch my belt tight just to keep my pants up!

I have been using Bianchi Model 135 for 4 years now and wear it at about the 3:30 position. I really like the holster and have one for my 40fs/40c and my Shield 40.

Good luck on your search and like the rest of us, you'll probably end up with the infamous "holster drawer" of didn't work holsters!
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Old January 10th, 2017, 06:59 AM   #3
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I find that the compact M&P models are still too large for me to IWB carry. I use a smaller firearm for IWB. I carry my 40c in a Cook's kydex OWB. I have a few of them for different firearms. I IWB in a High Noon Centerfold leather. I have avoided the dreaded holster drawer by being realistic. I have purchased different firearms for different duties. I know this isn't always possible for all, but it's the only way I've found to keep things as easy and comfortable as possible.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:15 AM   #4
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I can carry F/S M&P's, compacts, and full sized 1911's IWB with no problem.

On bad back days, I carry either a 45 Shield, or a PC Shield 9, OWB.

You just have to dress around the gun/holster, rather than trying to stuff it into clothes that are already too tight.

I can also carry the same pistols OWB, which is less critical of pant size, but more critical of cover garment (shirt) length.

I've been buying pants and shirts one size larger for so many years to accomodate comfortable concealed carry, that I don't know what my actual size is anymore.

I also often carry a fixed blade Bowie knife with a 10 1/2" blade IWB.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:48 AM   #5
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Bigger guys shouldn`t have a problem wearing OWB holsters or finding a decent holster. Desantis Bianchi (just to name a couple good brands) have MANY options to chose from. No two people are the same, you`ll just have to try some holsters at some gunshops until you find something you can live with. Its not always a perfect fit, you`ll have to come to the holster, the holster, dosen`t always come to you. You also have to consider time for break-in as well. Small framed people have a MUCH TOUGHER time finding a good concealment holster... one that is comfortable that is.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 08:07 AM   #6
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This makes IWB a lot easier for me.........
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #7
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In their video they say "Urban Carry is not designed to be worn with tightly worn pants", so that leaves me out. I was born with the affliction called "No Buttitis" so I have to cinch my belt tight just to keep my pants up!

I have been using Bianchi Model 135 for 4 years now and wear it at about the 3:30 position. I really like the holster and have one for my 40fs/40c and my Shield 40.

Good luck on your search and like the rest of us, you'll probably end up with the infamous "holster drawer" of didn't work holsters!
Sadly I'm already on my way to that haha

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Thank you guys i appreciate the input

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Old January 15th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #9
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Comp tac mtac is amazingly comfortable.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 10:47 AM   #10
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FIST IWB thin kydex holsters work well.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #11
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When I carried iwb, I used a WhiteHat Max Tuck. Amazingly comfortable, even carryng a full size gun.
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I'm a bigger guy also. 5'9" & 270. I have a hidden hybrid holster that works for both IWB and OWB. I'm giving real thought in ordering an Urban Carry G2 and trying it out. It can be worn at any location around your waste that feels comfortable. So if you have a tool shed like I do in the front, the the 3-4 o'clock position may be good. I believe they have a good return policy window and don't penalize you for breaking in the leather, so it is worth checking the G2 out.
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I have used my Crossbreed Super Tuck for my 9c.
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I am also a big guy 6'4" 300 and carrying a 9c is not the easiest weapon to carry. But a super tuck and now a super Bio Indestructible belt and it is much easier.

I think a belt that you can wear tight but still have some room to stretch works better then a leather belt that is either so thick it can't move or it quickly wears and rolls letting the gun droop down. I went thru two nice leather belts both stretching out within three years. https://www.daltechforce.com/collect...rbio-gun-belts
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Old April 15th, 2017, 07:36 AM   #15
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Stealthgear Mini and a bigfoot belt with a pair of Wrangler "comfort Jeans"
should get you most of the way there.
I carry my 9C IWB all the time in a mini . "Larger build" is somewhat vague, I am 6 foot 210 but I have a 34" waist,so that may/may not equal you're "larger"
I just got the wranglers a couple of weeks ago and now have 3 pairs of them. Fo carry jeans they rock.
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