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Old 11-12-2016, 02:00 PM   #31
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I use a snag mag for spare rounds. Love that thing.
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:41 PM   #32
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This is the best for me...a kydex paddle.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:02 AM   #33
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I am a smaller framed guy and am trying to find a holster and carry position that works well and comfortable without burning through so many holsters.
A lot of thinner guys (of which I am not one -- hence my choice of 4 o'clock) find appendix carry comfortable. Check out this clip. As you can see, the gun just disappears, even with a relatively-tight t-shirt on, but yet is still easily drawn. I believe his rig is a Crossbreed clip holster (but don't quote me on that). You can skip his speech to 05:45 to see the holster.


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I am going to get a lot of hate for this, but I carry "Israeli Style" with an empty chamber, safety off.
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I am a smaller framed guy and am trying to find a holster and carry position that works well and comfortable without burning through so many holsters.
A lot of thinner guys (of which I am not one -- hence my choice of 4 o'clock) find appendix carry comfortable. Check out this clip. As you can see, the gun just disappears, even with a relatively-tight t-shirt on, but yet is still easily drawn. I believe his rig is a Crossbreed clip holster (but don't quote me on that). You can skip his speech to 05:45 to see the holster.


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I am going to get a lot of hate for this, but I carry "Israeli Style" with an empty chamber, safety off.
Thanks!!!

I've ordered a appendix carry holster and will report back once it's in. I can't wait to get it.
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:09 PM   #35
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3:30 to 4:00 carry for me

not fat but i carry a full size p320 or a g19 in stealth gear holsters and around 4:00 hides the grips better than other methods ive tried.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:24 PM   #36
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4:00 IWB for me. I'm not FAT but I've got enough gut so that appendix carry leaves the gun effectively trapped between my thigh and my gut. I'm thinking with a short enough gun, I could pull of AIWB, which I would like to have as an option. Thinking maybe a S&W 640 short barrel...
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8:30-9:00 (lefty) for:

-ease of draw
-possibility to shoot from draw
-my elbow is covering the grip
-i can still reach it with my support hand.

And of course always condition 1.
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:13 PM   #38
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I had tried a Recluse holster, and was Not impressed. I would encourage you to look at the offerings from Mike at Pocket Concealment Systems. Extremely high quality stuff. He is to pocket holsters as Milt Sparks is to IWB holsters.
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Old 11-17-2016, 07:48 PM   #39
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The position in which I carry is upright, standing, walking, sitting; never supine. I carry from around 7 o'clock when I get dressed in the morning to around 11:00 p.m. when I go to bed. Then the PX4 is at my 3 o'clock in a holster on the side of the bed. My EDC is a P938 carried in condition 1.
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Old 11-18-2016, 01:58 AM   #40
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OWB 2:00-2:30 . Stoner FBI . 1 reason. Comfertible . I carry with this holster this way with all my carry guns. My Rhino 200ds I just ordered comes with a Bianchi leather holster which looks real nice. But I ordered a Stoner for it.
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I cannot stand the feeling of IWB, mainly because I am fat...LOL Or is it "big boned?"

I have a P938 with a Veridian red laser and a holster from Multiholster.com
I usually carry about 8-9 o'clock (lefty). Sometimes I forget it's even there it's so comfortable. And I always carry Condition 1, cocked and locked.
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:09 AM   #42
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P229 IWB 3:00 10-15 degree cant

Reasons I carry @ 3:00:
I'm 6'2 but have short legs and long torso/arms. I'm too fat for AIWB but not quite fat enough to carry 4:00+. The further away from 3:00 the further my right arm extends away from my torso. Drawing from 3:00 is kept nice and tight.

3:00 works best for me when drawing and firing from retention position. It could be the personal obsession of a particular instructor, but practicing this was 80% of a day-long class, assumption being that most attacks start at shoving distance. So, drawing from 3:00 keeps things tight, my left arm & hand are in front to do whatever necessary to protect myself and create distance while transitioning from firing from retention to normal extension. This is what I was taught but I have no experience with it beyond blue guns and rubber knives.

Probably the biggest reason I keep carrying in the same location is because that's where I'm used to carrying. Even with relatively wide handguns, proper holster, good belt, and 1 clothes one size larger is just simple for my body type.
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Sorry if this is a topic already covered. I try searching for it but didn't find what I was looking for. Any input is much appreciated. Thanks!

What's your preferred concealed carry position for your P938/P238 and why? I am a smaller framed guy and am trying to find a holster and carry position that works well and comfortable without burning through so many holsters.

Pics of holsters and position as well as makes and models would help. Thanks again!

*oh I also am rocking a P938 with factory viridian laser too. Trying to figure out if I have to remove it in order to have a functional carry option.
Living in the south part of Texas allows me to wear cargo shorts pretty much all year around. That being said, my favorite (and really only) carry position is front pocket carry. I'm using a P938 with a Streamlight TLR-6. I'm a small framed guy as well at 5'8" and 168lbs and have no problem walking 4 miles a day (for my health) with that combo in my front right pocket. Here's a shot that's posted elseware in this forum as well with the hand made holster. The holster is a very stiff leather, I got into holster making quite a few years ago as a personal hobby when I could never find the holsters that I wanted.
I've not found a convenient cc belt holster that wasn't somehow in the way... but that's just me! I play guitar a lot and anything attached to my waist is in the way.
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I carry the P938 @ 3:00 IWB in a Clinger Stingray (strong cant), just as I do my P239 and P229C. Here's some pics of the pistol in holster. Sorry, no pics of it on me as I'm too shy.
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Why THERE in THAT?
First and for most, I can draw quickly, safely and reliably from that position.
It's the thinest rig and most comfortable position that I've found; minimal printing.
The Clinger kydex draws clean and smooth, easily re-holsters, quick and easy on and off and does not wear the finish.
I just looked at their webpage. I kind of like what I see and will be giving them a call tomorrow. A few questions as to how thick a belt their belt clips can handle, etc.
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