Hey y’all. I’m 6"1 and 145 lbs. I would like to be able to carry IWB but I feel as though every time I do I am printing my EDC. I carry Glock 26. Does any one have any holster suggestions or clothing suggestions. Thank you!
Hi John, welcome to our community and thanks for reaching out with your question. I’m not quite as skinny as you, now that I am older I have a very small dunlop I can only speak to my issue and I hope that helps you in yours. Being slender my whole life I also have no ass to speak of and smaller hips. Get a high quality belt made by a gun accessory manufacturer that is very stiff and maybe reinforced with some type of core material. I use a Magpul Original Tejas gun belt and it keeps the IWB holster and my Sig 40 cal in place.
I have a DeSantis IWB that is made to have the gun ride higher with the grip more accessible and I have an Old Faithful IWB holster that is designed to keep more of the gun hidden, so pick a IWB holster according to your needs, no matter what brand. One last thing that I personally think helps is I wear darker colors including black shirts that help hide a gun printing even when wearing a T-shirt. I’ve noticed if I wear lighter colors the gun printing is more noticeable. This is all just my experience and hopefully someone with your exact problem can weigh in for you.
Baggy pants and oversized shirts are your friend.
While I’m not a fan of appendix carry for someone with your build it might be the best solution if you really want to hide a firearm. The other reasonable solutions would be cross draw on the weak side or in the small of your back.
At the range today helping a new acquaintance shop and the young man helping us was perhaps not as tall as you but sounds similarly built. He was carrying in an IWB gun and mag combo holster center front. He had on a light weight plaid dress shirt with the straight bottom edge (not long tails) that was just barely roomy (not baggy). If I didn’t know he was carrying (because everyone working there does) I’d likely never have seen it.
Plaid breaks up the outline a LOT.
I asked him about carying over the family jewels and he said “I’m comfortable with this gun, I know it’s safe”.
Welcome to the Community @John19! I love it that you jumped in and asked a question! What position do you prefer to carry in?
@Zee, I don’t think I’ve ever asked someone that in person…
I’m not a huge fan of cross-drawing as there is a bigger risk of flagging an innocent person or part of your body.
Unfortunately, you may just have to try a bunch of different suggestions until you find a position and holster you like, John. Maybe try a sticky holster until you determine the position you like to carry and then get a holster that best fits your needs if the sticky doesn’t do the trick for you.
Well, I’ll just say that he didn’t seem shocked
And it was right after the acquaintance I was helping shop… she’s a tiny little grayhaired 60-something … had bent over to to check out his holster from about 10" away
I figured if he could stand there calmly with someone’s grandmother nose-to-nose with his belt buckle, I could probably ask him anything
I would think that having a holster that has an adjustable cant would be helpful in concealing the butt end of the gun. And as someone else has suggested a shirt with a printed pattern will also assist with concealment. I assume your Glock has a flush fit magazine. I’m not familiar with the Glock as I carry a Springfield Armory XDMCompact.
I feel ya! I’m 6’00" and nothing but bones. It took me awhile to find the perfect combo to conceal efficiently. I carry the G43 with the Temptest IWB holster at 4 oclock. I have to carry the firearm with the flush mag. I spare carry 2 extended mags at 8 oclock. Women’s clothing makes concealing much more of a challenge. I try not to wear light weight fabrics in light colors. Light weight, dark colored or heavy weight, light/dark colored seem to work better. The other thing with me at least, for the longest time I would feel like it’s super noticeable but the hubby says it’s fine. Maybe ask someone you’re comfortable with to ‘check you out’ and see if its actually noticeable or does it just feel that way?
How about short and fat?
I’ll tell you I couldnt get comfortable with iwb carry then I bought a jm4 tactical magnetic holster and I love it,so much so we have 3 now lol that magnetic flap I can flip it over my belt n raise the gun or tuck it a lil and it’s very comfortable! Just my 2 pennies!
Looser fitting shirts, with a checkered style print do a lot to break up an outline and camouflage printing. I’m a big fan of Carhartt T-shirt’s, and Columbia fishing shirts.