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Whats your carry Preference IWB or OWB? or both..

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by glockguy, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So I recently discovered the world or Crossbreed and Comptac, and now I find I dont carry OWB ( On the waist band) anymore.. those holsters are so comfortable that I just wear it every where i got... they are spendy but WELL WORTH THE $$$$$$$... Have any of you just said Screw OWB carry and just carry IWB? Iv just got a ton of OWB holsters that Im thinking of getting rid of.. May keep one for each gun and thats about it..

    I went with the comptac due to that fact I can use the same holster with different guns, by only having to change the bodies...
     
  2. itgoesboom

    itgoesboom Hillsboro Member

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    I've carried mostly IWB for the past 8 years. I currently have only one OWB holster.

    When it comes to comfort, ease and speed of draw, there is no contest: OWB wins.

    When it comes to concealment, IWB is the winner.

    The decision as to which to use is determined by what your priority is.
     
  3. XdM

    XdM Vancouver Member

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    I LOVE my Crossbreed IWB!!!

    It also fits all of my handguns fairly securely.
    XDm (made for it)
    Glock 23/21
    S&W .357 short-barrel
    Beretta 92fs
    Sig P226
     
  4. 97trxuszj

    97trxuszj Renton, WA New Member

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    I also love my crossbreed super tuck, Ive owned several OWB and they are harder to conceal and I can draw just as fast from my crossbreed IWB. Its super comfortable, I wear almost all day long everyday.

    Mine fits my sig p220, sig p245, and my xd45 5"
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If I had my way we would live in a society where I could just carry in a good OWB holster without the worry of concealment...but, when having to worry about concealment I prefer IWB. It took me a long time to find a method of IWB carry that worked for me but once I did I found it to be much easier than trying to conceal a OWB holster.
     
  6. judicator

    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    I've got a Galco tuckable IWB that has served me very well over the last few years. But I also keep a blade-tech OWB just for those occasions when the waistband is too snug for IWB carry.......
     
  7. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    I have carried owb for 20 years in galco rigs and recently discovered galco iwb about a month ago and have enjoyed it's concealability over the owb. but thats just me, both have their merits.
     
  8. oregonshooter

    oregonshooter AMERICA Member

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    OWB

    I'm to the point after 20 years of IWB that I'd rather give up a tad bit of concealment and learn to dress around the OWB than have the IWB's decreased comfort.
     
  9. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was with you on this one till I tried crossbreed... now OWB can kiss my @ss:D
     
  10. oregonshooter

    oregonshooter AMERICA Member

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    meh... I've tried them all, OWB is like my Glock 17... it simple and works. Might not be the best trigger or thinnest gun, but you can work around it just like you can an OWB.
     
  11. ski_dog

    ski_dog Oregon Member

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    Comp-Tac CTAC has made IWB work well for me the past couple of years. Before that, the Milt Sparks Versa Max II did the same for a different gun. I went away from OWB about 8 years ago, and haven't looked back. Now the only time I carry OWB is when I am hunting.
     
  12. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    I now carry 99% OWB. With a coat on, it is mostly hidden any way. No one would really know it wasn't a phone holster. I got tired of that sore spot at 3:30 from my 1911.
    Dave
     
  13. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what I'm doing. I'm wierd like that, I plan my wardrobe to how I'm going to carry. I don't care if it is 100 degrees outside, most of the time I wear re-enforced pants and boots...then a pistol OWB hidden behind an XL shirt.
     
  14. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I keep both types at my disposal, IWB/OWB depends on the situation. Both have merits and work better for different situations.
     
  15. jgeist

    jgeist Oregon Active Member

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    I use both IWB/OWB, it really just depends on the occasion and how invisible my gun needs to be..
     
  16. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    IWB
     
  17. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My prefrence is OWB with my XD but I find myself carrying more IWB with my P& its just easier to conceal. I have a cross breed holster for the XD and it works ok its just a big gun to conceal.
     
  18. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    For concealment, IWB
    For comfort, OWB

    I have multiple carry pieces that are in rotation, each with their own selection of holsters to fit whatever occasion or outfit.
     
  19. RobertJ.

    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    I carry a Ruger SP-101 in a Galco Combat Master. (OWB) For years now I haven't bought a shirt or jacket without concealed carry being considered. My preference for both attire and concealment just happens to be large Hawaiian style shirts.
     
  20. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I've found it more comfortable to have the weight inside the belt rather than outside.