Duh, really messed up my shoulder sometime ago and I have been having some issues drawing on my strong side. Been putting up with it for a number of years now. I finally sat down to think what can I do. Slapping myself and going duh cross draw holster would suit what I need. Anyone out there that does cross draw as your primary draw have any pointers on doing it and what to watch out for?
Look at FALCO holsters - they have 'em in black and brown leather, and ballistic nylon - and with thumb-breaks. If my suggestion to them to adapt their ROTO shoulder-holster to OWB and IWB versions in the near-future, you’ll have an IWB you can wear as a cross-draw - the yoke that houses the holster’s body will act as a shield/guard against clothes-snagging when you rotate the holster to make your draw or return. Time can only tell. FYI
I like iwb hybrid holsters a little more than kydex, but have used both ,adjustable cant is nice, I’m right handed so holster works well when sitting or driving. no seatbelt issues. need to practice not flagging left arm/hand when drawing. so more info is needed type of firearm, reloads if needed, must be able to protect it from attackers
Called the Criss-Cross , If ya don’t like the style ‘DeSantis Gunhide’ has a couple more styles…
I chose this one w/ the matching belt and dbl mag pouch… My right shoulder is giving
me rotator cuff issues lately and I am pretty damn fast with this set-up… My XDM looks good
wrapped in her too!
Look at Falco’s # A804 “Walker” IWB holster in nylon - it’s an open top with a rotating belt clip, to adjust your cant for strong-side, appendix, cross-draw, and small-of-the-back carry - a 4-in-1 design. Use their gun-finder format carefully. They also offer 2 different belt-clips - 1.5" is the standard, and 2.0" for $2.95 extra on top of the $39.95 price. They make their holsters to order, unless they have one in stock.
Right now I’m repurposing a leather holster I have for my 92S. It’s a close fit but noticed the slide comes back a tiny bit making it in-op until I rerack the slide. I don’t like that. I have now since ordered a holster designed for a Canik TP9.
If you’re shopping leather holsters, you might look for horsehide and “exotic” leathers - sharkskin, rayskin, and crocodile/alligator. Stay away from suede liners - suede is a cheap, sleazy leather that’s hardly fit for clothing - it’ll pickup oil, grease, dirt and grit to attack your pistol’s finish. I’ve mentioned horsehide separately because it’s tanned differently than cowhide, and doesn’t undergo the amount of stretch cowhide does. It doesn’t require a liner, too - it’s also offered as “cordovan”, named after Cordoba, Spain, which was a major center for leather, during the Muslim occupation. FYI