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Old July 21st, 2016, 07:08 PM   #1
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OWB for shield

Need a REALLY CLOSE riding holster for deep concealment. Kydex or leather just has to be close riding and not too far below belt line so covered by short jacket.

Hopefully it doesn't take more than a week or two as I have a trip I'll need it for.

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Old July 21st, 2016, 07:31 PM   #2
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Seriously, a piece of cord. You make it. It has belt loops and is just long enough to prevent the gun from sliding through. You'll need to figure it out, but it's just knots so it's pretty easy.Once I've found the correct sizes for everything I've been known to stitch things to get rid of the knots. Yup, it's just a length of cord, and it works. Just be careful when drawing. It doesn't cover the trigger. Safety is up to you and your trigger finger discipline.

It doesn't get closer or more discreet than that. I'm not joking about this. It works and it's the closest OWB anyone can get you since there's nothing there. It's the belt, then the gun, then the cord. It doesn't get anymore minimalist than that.

If you need pix let me know.

I've used this with itty bitty guns and larger guns, it works with them all, but a small difference in lengths makes a big difference in it working or not. It absolutely needs to be sized to prevent the gun from falling through when inserted into the loop formed by the cord and belt. If you need to visit the john be aware that the "holster" will suddenly get larger as you loosen the belt (it forms 1/2 of the "holster") .

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Old July 21st, 2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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Got any pictures of that?
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 04:33 AM   #6
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I didn't mate the loop to the gun, I just grabbed any loop holster and any gun, so the fit is a hair larger than I would like, but it'll get the idea across.



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I didn't mate the loop to the gun, I just grabbed any loop holster and any gun, so the fit is a hair larger than I would like, but it'll get the idea across.





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Old July 22nd, 2016, 06:00 AM   #8
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Sure wish they had photos showing where they fall in the waist and one from front or rear showing how they lay against the body.

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I never suggest wearing a holster with NO trigger guard cover. I really hope the description and photo were a joke.

You'd be just as well off tucking it in your belt.
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+1 what "Jester" said!
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 02:18 PM   #11
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I never suggest wearing a holster with NO trigger guard cover. I really hope the description and photo were a joke.

You'd be just as well off tucking it in your belt.
Isn't that how those athletes in the strip clubs have their guns go off "accidentally"?
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 02:50 PM   #12
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You'd be just as well off tucking it in your belt.
That would be more safe!!!
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 03:22 PM   #13
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No joke.

It's just training. The idea was given to me from a LEO many years ago who had to have a minimalist holster for his undercover job. I told the OP that it had no trigger cover going in, he wanted pix, don't blame me. I supplied what he wanted. I fully described it going in. It works but one needs to be up to it's use. One needs to be painfully self aware and not BS oneself to use it. Armchair commandos need not apply. He wanted close and such. That it is. He has the freedom to use it or not as he chooses. Clearly one needs to train to not draw from the loop with the trigger finger, and to know ones clothing.

I used it for years with a 1911 (not the one pictured) and another shorter one with a "belly gun". If you can't employ it safely just leave it alone. Be honest with yourself and your capabilities.

Or I could have been PC and just mentally flipped his request off and stayed with the flock. Frankly I don't give a rats a$$ if he uses it or not. I presented something that I know works and have used, and I don't care if it meets with majority approval or not.

Want a trigger "cover"? Just use it IWB and train to keep ones finger out of the belt. It works that way as well, but I dislike IWB. Too, he didn't want IWB. It still requires training to put the trigger finger in the right spot on the frame either way it's used. If any holster is used in any other way the handgun should be left home.

An AD? Really? Just leave it alone and don't fiddle with it. On drawing it, all the forces are reverse of what's required to make it go bang. One needs to be aware of ones clothing, or that's how I see it.

Anyway. he has the info, he's free to accept or reject it.

Go ahead and flame. I'm wearing asbestos. I have experience with it and I know that it works. BTDT.
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I use a Galco Stinger for my Shields when I carry them. I think it might fit your criteria OP.

https://www.galcogunleather.com/stin..._8_4_1301.html

Hope this helps!
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 06:08 PM   #15
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Stealth gear Flex, but you'll have to wait 30-40 days for one.
I have one for my shield and absolutely love it. I just ordered one for
my XDM 3.8 .45
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