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Old May 16th, 2014, 08:19 AM   #1
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Shield Holster to carry on your back?

Hi everybody,

I am new to gun ownership and I apologize if I am asking stupid questions.

I bought Shield 9 a month ago (my first gun ever). Then I bought Fobus PPS right-handed OWB holster. Shield fits perfectly in this holster. I cant put Fobus on the right (3 o'clock) or on the left (9 o'clock) hip.

But I was wondering if it is feasible to carry gun on the back (6 o'clock)? Does anybody do that? And if yes, what holster do you use?

Thanks.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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Yes, it's called a Small of Back Holster. There are 2 basic designs. One that is REALLY canted forward and you draw the same way as if it was at 3-4 o'clock like this (Usually OWB, can't see how this much of a cant can work IWB).

DeSantis Right Hand - Tan - Small of Back Holster 067TA88Z0 - SPRINGFIELD XD9, XD40, XDM, XD45 3in.-4in. FREE S&H 067TA88Z0. DeSantis Style 067 Holsters, DeSantis Style 067 Concealed Holsters, DeSantis Concealed Holsters.

another design is basically a LEFT handed version of a standard IWB Holster but the gun is turned with the butt toward the right side and you draw it with your right hand facing the other way (with the back of the hand toward your back) Like this. Most any left handed IWB can be used this way for a right handed person wanting to carry small of the back.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360932368705?lpid=82


Personally, I could never use a Small of Back holster. Almost impossible to sit in your car with one on and I have heard stories of people falling (like in a scuffle or something) and really damaging their back. Just gimme an old fashion leather Pancake Holster at 4:00 o'clock.

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You didn't say why you couldn't wear it at 3:00 or 9:00, is it because it is not comfortable? I wear my OWB at about 3:30-4:00 and it works fine.

I agree with Rainsong on this one. SOB is just not a safe or comfortable way to carry.

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Thanks for reply everybody.

When I drive seat belt and buckle touch my right hip at 2-3 o'clock and there is no space for the holster with gun. And I have to slide cell phone holster to 1 o'clock (appendix area). I guess I will have to buy new holster for 9:00-11:00 o'clock for cross-draw because the one I bought cannot be tilted.
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Thanks for reply everybody.

When I drive seat belt and buckle touch my right hip at 2-3 o'clock and there is no space for the holster with gun. And I have to slide cell phone holster to 1 o'clock (appendix area). I guess I will have to buy new holster for 9:00-11:00 o'clock for cross-draw because the one I bought cannot be tilted.
I usually keep my gun in a holster velcroed between the front seat and console when i drive but I have worn mine at 4:00-4:30 o'clock and it fits perfectly between the back seat and seat belt latch. Have you tried that? You would probably want a holster with a 15 degree FBI cant like the one you see in my or Jaysq's avitar pics.

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+1 on the 3:30 position.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 04:58 PM   #7
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I use a Foxx OWB at about 3:30 and it works great. I also put my Shield in a Remora holster wedged between seat and center counsel when driving for better access. This also allows me to use the Remora as a IWB holster when not using the Foxx.


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I don't like the SOB thing at all, it just isn't comfy for me. And it seems to be harder to draw and re-holster. It's 3:30 or 4 for me whether it's IWB or OWB.
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My Brommeland Gunleather IWB works fine while driving, as it incorporates a design feature that allows for it.

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Crossdraw holsters are quite comfortable for folks that spend time in the sitting position. I also like them for my hunting rigs. BUT these too can be dangerous because many ''draws" cause you to sweep your body. Be conscious and careful with this.

Although a 3/9 o'clock is a comfortable drawing position. Most do not use it because as you have found, it impacts nearly everything. It can cause the bulge/protrusion to be more obvious in a concealed carry scenario.

All our bodies are a little different and we each have reasons or limitations on how and where we can carry. Most pancake holsters will feel unnatural in too far forward.

You will learn, that having a box of unused holsters is par for the coarse as we really don't know what's gonna be ''right'' until you try it.

Good luck,
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SOB (or MOB - Middle of the Back) is my prefered method of Carry - when I'm going to be on my feet all day (Think Outdoor Art Festival with the Wife). I'm RightHanded. I use a LeftHanded IWB Holster clipped OWB / Inside the Belt back there.. I draw PalmOut (Gun doesn't sweep my body). Gun has Reverse Cant so Grips are pointed Down. Less likely for someone to accidently brush up against with SOB/MOB than on Hips or Belly. Try N82 Tactical.com. Theirs have Body Shields.

When "In" the Car (Six Hours/Day) I'm in and out of it 60 to a 100 times Minimum (think small pkg. deliveries). I prefer to Carry RH CrossDraw - Ideally with as much Rev. Cant as possible. Strikes a Balance between Sitting AND Getting in and out of the car. Try Active Pro Gear's MOB / Ambi. Holster. Because it's Ambi. I can carry it RH Cross OR RH PalmOut SOB as well. Rev. Cant is Moderate. I plan to try Fobus Roto's for more Rev. Cant when I find one that fits what I'm likey to be carrying. Hope this Helps.
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Yes, it's called a Small of Back Holster. There are 2 basic designs. One that is REALLY canted forward and you draw the same way as if it was at 3-4 o'clock like this (Usually OWB, can't see how this much of a cant can work IWB).

DeSantis Right Hand - Tan - Small of Back Holster 067TA88Z0 - SPRINGFIELD XD9, XD40, XDM, XD45 3in.-4in. FREE S&H 067TA88Z0. DeSantis Style 067 Holsters, DeSantis Style 067 Concealed Holsters, DeSantis Concealed Holsters.

another design is basically a LEFT handed version of a standard IWB Holster but the gun is turned with the butt toward the right side and you draw it with your right hand facing the other way (with the back of the hand toward your back) Like this. Most any left handed IWB can be used this way for a right handed person wanting to carry small of the back.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360932368705?lpid=82


Personally, I could never use a Small of Back holster. Almost impossible to sit in your car with one on and I have heard stories of people falling (like in a scuffle or something) and really damaging their back. Just gimme an old fashion leather Pancake Holster at 4:00 o'clock.
I purchased the holster in the link you provided but black. It fits but is really loose and falls out easily. Wish there was a S.O.B. holster made for the M&P Shield Performance Center 9mm.
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I have a Shield and use the Fobus also....I wear it at the 3 oclock postion and after a day or 2 i dont even notice it, very comfortable.
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Small of the back is very dangerous, if you fall there's a really good chance you'll have a very serious back injury...
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sob carry is for tv and the movies
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