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Question about IWB carry?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gunner3456, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried IWB, but I see pics of guys with such a holster and their shirt is tucked in.

    I can't figure out how you tuck in a shirt when the holster has the part that comes out and over the waistband, and attaches to the belt.

    Stupid question I know - flame away - I deserve it. :D

    It just doesn't compute for my little pea-brain. :)

    Thanks.

    Cliff
     
  2. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Some holsters have what is called a "J-hook" that allows you to still tuck in a shirt...

    A lot of holsters give you the option when ordering for belt loops or j-hooks...
     
  3. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    As in tucked in so the gun is concealed by the shirt? And the belt tab(s) are still visible? :confused:
    It'd just about have to be a belly band type rig to be IWB and shirt tuckable.... or you've got it shoved in your shorts. :p

    Got photos of what you're referring to?

    C
     
  4. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    OK, thanks. I googled that and found this. Makes sense now.

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  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I had been seeing holsters more like this. Didn't make sense.


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  6. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    My government Colt rides IWB all the time with a shirt untucked. Don't need no stinkin tucked in shirts anyhoo.:)
     
  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm a class guy and I like my shirts tucked in. :laugh:


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  8. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Never seen a 'J' hook that deep before... I guess, if you were so inclined, you could tuck your shirt in.

    The last time I tucked my shirt in was for a funeral 4 years ago, so shirt tuckin' is not such a common denominator for me. :D

    C
     
  9. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    That is slightly disturbing :laugh:
     
  10. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    I wear an "answer" with my Kimber. http://www.tuckergunleatherblog.com/category/the-answer/ Yes, I can tuck, and sometimes do. I just pull some of the shirt out so the hooks aren't so obvious. Most of the time I just wear a t-shirt, then throw a short or long sleeve button up over it, untucked. It is much easier to get a good grip on my handgun quickly that way -- I just use my hand to pull up my shirt slightly then get my grip.
     
  11. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    One of mine is the Tucker Texas Heritage. Won it in a name our new holster contest that Tucker had, and I love it.:)
     
  12. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Yeah, I suppose... but if it was a young lady with a shapely fanny, we'd think it was a very good thing. Might even consider the shorts too. :bluelaugh:
     
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    Fritz Seattle, WA New Member

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  14. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    I've been carrying my handgun in an IWB holster called the Minotaur sold by Comp-Tac.com. Runs about $80 which is rather spendy in my opinion but it is extremely comfortable. I can wear all day without getting sore. I've even fallen asleep on my couch while wearing it. It does have the 'j' hooks so even with a tucked in shirt the belt hooks are visible. I usually tuck in a white t-shirt and wear another one over top of that. I've only had this set up for a few months so I think the two shirt plan will be out the window for the summer:)
     
  16. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Today I was wearing a long sleeved shirt that must be tucked in while carrying... all I do is leave a portion of my shirt blouse around the gun with the shirt tail tucked into my pants on either holster. I live outside of Medford if you want to meet sometime and I can show you what I do.

    Charles
     
  17. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    A class guy or a classy guy?
     
  18. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    OK, I'm a class act. Is that better? :D What's that matter, don't you just love my wardrobe? :D
     
  19. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I have one of those Galco IWB/j-hook holsters for my S&W MP .40 and I do not like it.
    I go with the Blade Tech Nano with belt loops and untucked shirt. Comfy.
     
  20. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    What is it you don't like about it? Is it a comfort issue, a concealability issue, or...??

    Thanks.