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Carrying IWB with no undershirt. Holster suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I cannot stand to carry without an undershirt. I do not like the leather touching my skin. Does anyone have any suggestions for holsters that have a soft back panel the reduce irritation while carrying IWB and work with revolvers? Summer is coming and a t-shirt might be all I am wearing.

    This one looked promising but it does not come for a Colt revolver. It looks like the shield section is made from softy material, but I could be wrong.
     
  2. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I used to carry my j frame in a faux suede uncle mikes sidekick holster.
    Kind of like this:
    Uncle%20Mikes%20Sidekick%20Inside%20the%20Pants%20Holster%20Front%20View.jpg

    Real comfortable against the skin.
    I stopped using it when I realized I like OWB much better
     
  3. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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  4. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    THIS.

    I have one for my M&P compact and love it. I have carried it for almost 2 years now. I just got a Raven so that I could carry with the light attached. The Raven is ok for IWB but a little bulky. I have been carrying the Raven for the last few weeks but I went out and needed a little better concealment so put my Minotaur back on. It is so comfortable you hardly feel it there. I usually carry just under a T-shirt and works well for me. I have carried it in all 4 seasons around here and could not be happier.

    No moleskin on mine
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    ak56 Carnation, Wa Active Member

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  8. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    This is a good idea, though the holster may want to shift around more than it would without the moleskin. I think the leather on skin contact adds some friction to keep the holster in place.

    The moleskin is usually with the foot products to protect "hot spots" on your feet. I remember using it for a 30k road march...

    EDIT:

    A thought I just had: how far off are the dimensions of your Colt from, say, a J-Frame? There are plenty of J-frame holsters available.
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It is quite a bit different than a j-frame. It is closer to a Ruger SP101.
     
  10. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Check out Crossbreed Holsters > Home That's where I buy all of my holsters, super comfortable and soft backing plus you can hardly even tell that it's there!

    ETA: I just checked and they don't have one for a colt revolver but they have one for an SP101 and I'm not sure how much you know about kydex but you can easily adjust it with a hairdryer with your gun in it (unloaded of course) and mold it to fit perfectly. They even come with instructions to tell you how to accomplish this.
     
  11. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Don Hume, boxers and hanes white t-shirt. I tuck the white t-shirt though. Summer, I have belt slide OWB. We'll see how it works, come summertime. d

    I can see the cheapy Uncle Mikes working for such situations though. (I have one for my Ruger). I worry about sweat soaking it after a bit, although regular wipe downs and cleanings can probably combat that.
     
  12. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    You could pull your underwear up to wedgie level, and that would make a barrier between the leather, and your skin. Or your could put your leather holster in a toaster oven, to make it nice and coazy warm, when you put it on. Also if a t-shirt is all you

    I guess I'm old school, but I like nice leather holsters, like Milt Sparks, and Ted Blocker. I don't even spend $60 on shoes, but I will spend $100 on a nice leather holster.
    This suede one looks pretty soft, if you really are having a hard time with the softness of leather.
    S18 IWB Concealment Holster - Ted Blocker Holsters
     
  13. gunslinger1911

    gunslinger1911 WA state Member

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    i wanna know how your gonna wear IWB only wearing a T shirt...
     
  14. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Budum pum ching. I was wondering the same thing.
     
  15. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    I do it all the time, I don't get it.
     
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    Benkei WA New Member

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    Wear boxers and pull them up high enough that the leather does not make skin contact. I use a Kramer IWB and this works well.

    Also when using a public restroom the boxers help keep your holster concealed. Under your pants and lower a bit then redo the belt on just the last hole. Loop the top of the boxers over your holster and lower whole thing to feet. This keeps your stuff from being seen from under the stall.
     
  17. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure what the problem is either. Been doing it for the last 2 years (since I bought a quality IWB holster).
     
  18. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    lol @ those who only wear a t-shirt. my pistol doesn't need to be in a holster on the right beach here in oregon. lmao problem solved
     
  19. glock.40

    glock.40 Orygun Active Member

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    Hahahaha.
     
  20. glockfan

    glockfan North of Cottage Grove Member

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    This: Split Decision

    Only thing that rubs is the Talon Grips. But after a week or so, my skin adapted and now I don't feel it at all.