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  • allforbirds

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    I am taking my CHL Class in 2 weeks and looking for an IWB holster.

    Here is the problem I do not wear a belt and do not want to wear a belt. I am looking for something in leather that is going to last a while and be comfortable to wear.

    I have looked at the smartcarry and the thunderwear and they dont look like something I would be comfortable wearing all day, but are beginning to look like my only option.

    Does anyone know of any leather holsters that would not require a belt? I know they make paddle holsters for OC but havent seen anything for IWB.

    Thanks!
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    baboon

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    I have yet to see one. The belt tends to hold the holster while you draw. It would really suck to pull it out holster included if you really need it. If your looking at a small enough weapon pocket carry may he the option.
     

    Vellcrow

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    We might be able to help more if you tell us what gun you plan to carry. If it is bigger than a pocket pistol, going without a belt would not be very wise.
     

    allforbirds

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    We might be able to help more if you tell us what gun you plan to carry. If it is bigger than a pocket pistol, going without a belt would not be very wise.


    I am going to be carrying either an xd 9sc or an xd 45c. Havent decided yet. Right now I have an xd 9 service 4".
     

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    Well, I'll have to give you the ol' lecture. You probably should have a belt, if you're carrying a gun.

    Having said that, you might consider holsters with the steel clips that hold super tight. There are several makers out there that use the steel clips vs. the plastic or kydex ones. I happen to be one of those makers, but this is not an "I love me" post. I'm just giving my opinion. I'd even be willing to drop some names of makers, if you'd like.

    Nate
     

    allforbirds

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    I purchased a belt at Cabela's a few weeks ago, has not been worn yet. Also bought an inexpensive IWB holster from Galco, similar to what I was wanting.

    Really re thinking using a holster. It is a pain to get it comfortable in my jeans with a belt on. Might just have to try smart carry or thunderwear.

    I am beginning to think that IWB holsters were not made with women in mind. Our butts hips and waist are more complicated than guys.
     

    Floyd_Droid

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    The Milt Sparks VMII (IMO the most comfortable IWB holster ever...well for me) can be worn without a belt using the Kydex clips.

    Yep!! I can't wait till mine comes in!!! (Just 4 1/2 more months)

    But you can go through Milt Sparks resellers and see if they have it for your weapon of choice. if not you'll have to order it, it will take some time but it's well worth the wait!!
     

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    I purchased a belt at Cabela's a few weeks ago, has not been worn yet. Also bought an inexpensive IWB holster from Galco, similar to what I was wanting.

    Really re thinking using a holster. It is a pain to get it comfortable in my jeans with a belt on. Might just have to try smart carry or thunderwear.

    I am beginning to think that IWB holsters were not made with women in mind. Our butts hips and waist are more complicated than guys.



    You're right, IWBs are not made for women. When I wear mine (I also make my own holsters) I wear it with my loose fitting Levi's. I can wear it with my Wranglers, but not on my 'i feel fat' days As the guys have said, you'll need a belt. It also makes a very noticeable difference.

    They key is the size of the pants you're wearing the IWB with. If your pants are too tight, they force the holster to contour to your body and that makes it more uncomfortable. Try a different style of jeans at a size bigger and that will help relieve the discomfort.
     

    Floyd_Droid

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    Milt Sparks is one of the most sought holsters in the US, known and famous for it's comfort and quality workmanship. It's a total custom job that requires being on a 6 month waiting list to obtain one.

    Milt Sparks Holsters

    Most of us, I know I would have if I found one for my vertec, would pay more rather than waiting 6 months.

    With that said:

    If interested in a Milt Sparks check these authorized resellers (normal price) to see if they have an XD:

    Lightning Arms Sports

    Brownells - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

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    Worst case you can get this one (jacked up price):

    Milt Sparks VM II XD 4" NEW - eBay (item 290259349847 end time Sep-15-08 17:30:47 PDT)

    EDIT: WOW, that was fast... By the time I finished this post someone already bought the Milt Sparks off eBay
     
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