Holsters and Printing

IMO Comfort is extremely important. If it’s uncomfortable, realistically you aren’t going to wear it. Sometimes it requires wearing your belt a little higher or lower, or maybe just at a slightly different spot on your belt (1230 vs 1 o’clock for example). And often having different holster/firearm combinations that work with different clothing is helpful.

@Joseph161 brought up a good one. Keepers Concealment makes excellent AIWB holsters and was one of the original leaders in that market. Spencer Keeper is a “large” man and he has lots of tips on concealment. Search youtube for “spencer keepers” to see him speak on the subject of AIWB.

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Recently I got a holster from Tier1 Concealment with double clips and the concealment claw. I added one of their wedges under it and it conceals very well. I can actually wear slimmer fitted tshirts without printing. It seems like the combination of the double clips, claw, and foam wedge help to keep it pushed against you.

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Wife and I live here in mid-Florida so we know your pain. Now first thing you are your own worst critic about how much you are printing everyone is your not alone. Cindy stays away from solid colors when possible (further breaks up the outline). Ladies usually have more of a concealment issue if they try to carry on the point of the hip move off of the 3 & 9 position. Since she teaches a lot of women here in central Florida Cindy is quite familiar with most every form of holster for the ladies. Even belly bands if the Can-Can doesn’t work there are lots of other versions/brands out there. But remember you only feel like your carrying a AR15 under your shirt most of the world runs around in condition white and never sees what your carrying.

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No matter what, take the gun out of the holster before pulling down your pants. With pants down, put gun back in the holster or on your under pants. Don’t put the gun on the floor or on a shelf because you might forget it. I know a Washington D.C. cop that forgot his handgun in a restroom…never saw it again.

I gave up, I just open carry with class 2 holster.

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I’ve paid pretty close attention to others around here, especially after the laws changed to Constitutional carry, and have only seen a handful of what I’d say was a firearm. Around here there are a lot of open carry guys and gals and some that, to me, it looks like they carry under their shirt but not necessarily conceal.

Thank you @Bill50. I rarely wear shirts that aren’t patterned anyway and you are correct about most people in condition white. I’m rarely in condition white. I can’t help but look around. It’s part of my nature to know what is around me.

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I am checking out Keepers Concealment. The Errand sounds interesting since I am usually in gym shorts as they are the coolest and don’t bind when sweating. Thank you @Harvey and @Joseph161. I’ll also look into the other suggestions from JM Custom Kydex and Tier 1.

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I’m about to buy my second Errand for my Shield plus with an optic. Since I know my errand is comfortable and conceals, I’m going to stick with it.

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I just ordered one from JM Kydex so I’ll try and remember to post. I have a couple from T1 and they’re hard to beat. Those foam wedges are a must and they do help conceal. I wear shirts that I’m surprised I can get away with at this point.

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